I'm currently rocking the stock iPod headphones (haha) but tried the B&W P5s yesterday and thought they were pretty decent. Obviously, having read around this forum a bit I'm realising that the SQ doesn't quite match the build quality and have been looking for a suitable alternative in a similar price range (circa £250).
I've so far come across the Hifiman HE-300s, Grado SR325is, Beyerdynamic DT880, and AKG 702s, which all seem very decent but I was wondering whether one would be better than the others for my tastes/use or whether there are others out there that I haven't yet discovered.
For the record, I listen to a lot of Tom Waits, The National, and Josh Ritter, as well as a little rap, electronica and pop. I guess I'd want the headphones to be fairly versatile, but perhaps slightly weighted towards the style of the first three. I'd be listening to the music on my MacBook Pro and iPod/iPhone for now (although I may upgrade in time). Also, I'd be using them on longer journeys and around the house, and may therefore also invest in a slightly more portable, in-ear set of headphones (any suggestions?).
Thanks a lot for taking the time to help, it's very much appreciated.