M-Audio Q40: tons of bass, easy to drive, improves with amping if you ever get some, warm and rumbly fun sound signature
Yeah, go for it.
I am very new to the entire headphone game and I am looking for some serious help. I have never owned any high end headphones and have no idea where to start. I listen to all types of music: rock, heavy metal, hiphop, dubstep, and I am looking for an earphone that will sound great in all genres. I will also be using them often and in public so something comfortable with no leakage is key. I will be listening from my ipod nano. My budget is less than $150 but something cheaper with the best sound quality would be awesome.
Very important they have to be extremely durable, I tend to destroy headphones.
If you can please come up with some models that I can look more into as well as some personal choices that would be very helpful.
Thank you very much!
ps. If you can clue me in on how to keep them is good shape when not in use that would also be helpful
Audio Technica M50
These all have good bass and reasonable durability and isolation. As for keeping headphones in one piece, strongly consider getting a bag or case, and look up the proper way to wrap cables. If you are particularly skilled at breaking things, consider a Koss with a lifetime warranty.