I've been "lurking" around here for about the past two weeks gathering information on which headphone to buy, 'til I ran across this thread.
Budget: Around $200.00
Use: 85% Music/15% gaming
I literally listen to music all day at work and have been looking to dip into the higher end headphone. I mainly listen to Rock/Punk genre of music - Set Your Goals, Four Years Strong, The Wonder Years, A Day to Remember, Riverboat Gamblers, Rise Against, Close Your Eyes, etc.
Source: I'll mainly be listening to it from my cell phone[HTC Inspire], iPod, or Macbook Pro
Closed/open: No preferences - they MUST be comfortable though, since the majority of my day is spent with headphones on.
I appreciate any and all advice.
Spending $200 on headphones to use with a smartphone is a bit of a mismatch. Look up reviews of the Koss Portapros and Superlux 668B. Both receive big love and cost a fraction of your budget.