That's really my only option? No other headphone would fit my needs? Or is that just the best one that would?
I know you hate used stuff, but on Head-Fi...Get over that. Most people here baby the crap out of their equipment.
Find someone with good feedback and buy a pair of Sennheiser HD 25-1 IIs.
They honestly sound just about perfect for what you're talking about. They're just slightly over your budget new at $200.