Been searching for 3 days for a good pair of 70-100$ canalphones.
As a general rule I listen to quite a bit of electronica/pop (think owl city, etc.) so bass isn't a huge deal for me although I would like some deep notes to be able to come thru clearly when I'm listening to items more from the house-style end of my collection. Otherwise, a lot of folksy music is my usual listening (Feist, needtobreathe, etc). Mostly, these are about 256k+ CD rips on my netbook (Radeon HD 4200 sound card).
While design is nice, durability (think kevlar reinforcing of V-moda) is more key to me as I have 2 kids under 5 y/o and this represents an investment I'd rather they didn't destroy easily if they manage to get a hold of them. Additionally, I would really love if they had in-line mic and volume control.
I think that's all, but if you have other questions, let me know so that I can get your expert feedback. Thanks in advance!