Just got an extra bonus from work so I can pull the trigger on my next headphone purchase. The Candidates are:
AKG Q701 (The lime green are a good $20 cheaper than the black or white on Amazon tonight)
Sennheiser HD25-1 II
V-Moda Crossfade M-80
Price isn't really a big deal, as I want all three (or at least I think I do. I still need to be educated as to what's proper gear for my sources and tastes).
My current headphones are the Grado SR-60i, amped by a FiiO E6. Source devices are an iPhone 4S, 5th Gen iPod, an Acer Aspire 5740 laptop, and a home-built PC with the AsRock P67 Extreme 4 motherboard. Thanks to iTunes Match, the vast majority of my library is 256kbps AAC. I tend towards Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Primus, and New Wave, with a touch of the funk when the urge hits me. Deep Tracks and 1st Wave are my go-to stations on XM.
I have a set of A151 IEMs already inbound, so that avenue is covered.
I'm looking for soething a bit more isolating and not as open, so I'm not broadcasting to everyone around. Not that there's anyone around here before 5am anyway.