It's that time where I want to upgrade again...
-Under $200, preferably around 130 or so
-I want these to sound great unamped
-I'm going to be listening to alternative rock on these, and maybe a little bit of rap. Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Flaming Lips, etc.
-Portability is not an issue
-Looks only matter if they are horrendously ugly
I mist agree with armaegis, Grados!
seriously the sr80 and ms1 (only ones I own) comply with all your criteria.
IMHO i prefer the MS1 as it is more analitical and less "bass focused" MS1 does have a nice punch tho, and it doesnt lack bass, Just yesterday night i was listening to radiohead on the ms1, it was so good.