My friend is getting a pair of headphones for a plane trip coming up, and it is his first time spending more than $20 on a set. (o.O)
He asked me what to get him, I recommended the Audio-Technica ATH-M50s and the Ultrasone S-Logic 580s, but I'm not sure if those are suitable for him.
He listens to bands such as Nirvana and Metallica, and that takes up about 80% of his listening. He would like something that leans on the bassy side but not overpowering, just so that they are more pronounced.
Budget is $200, and he is using an iPod nano as a source.