Open back or closed?
Bass lover yes no?
Any info on sound signature like u want something with forward mids, sparkly highs, etc.?
Assuming you want a closed can i can throw out a few models i personally like that will ALL sound better than the bose. Beyerdynamic dt770 (if u like bass), sennheiser hd 25-1 ii (portable), ath-m50 (good upgrade for 100 bucks on amazon). I recommend in that order. Many people here like the closed shure models but i dont have any.
Look em up in the reviews section.
Portable: Eh, not too big of an issue. I'll use my NC Bose travel pair for out and about.
I would like some bass emphasis to really feel the beat and rhythm of songs.
Beyerdynamic DT770: Looked at it, but the 80ohm model is a little hard to drive from my iPod. I can't seem to find the 32ohm version anywhere. :(
HD25: Nah, I don't like any on-ear versions. I am only looking at over-ear (around-ear) headphones at the moment.
ATH-M50: Heard a lot about them and was very interested. I was a little put off about the growing consensus of it being "not worth $160" and "there are better options available."