I'm after :
something thats good for hip-hop, rap, dubstep and whichever category Coldplay falls into.
something thats good for FPS gaming, thus needs sufficient bass for the explosions yet so that i can still hear the footsteps and directions..
something portable so that i can wear it outside, on buses, trains, planes and so on..
something that can run off my phone and at times, my computer (via the 3.5mm jack, obviously)..
...up to $200
With everything you've listed... I'm tempted to suggest the Astro A30's with the MixAmp. They're built by a gaming headset company, but they're very versatile and seem to meet all the criteria you have.
The MixAmp provides you with amplified audio and 5.1 surround sound for gaming.
The Boom mic is detachable so you don't look ridiculous wearing them outdoors
There is an additional built in mic used in the cable, so you can take calls with them on the go
I haven't heard complaints about bass or lack-there-of since you've listed bass heavy genres
You can also create custom "tags" for the side of the headset, pretty cool if you're looking for a unique look.
Edited by DrawTheLine - 2/23/12 at 4:54pm