Or at least headphones that don't suck. A lot. At the moment it's Apple Earbuds since my PXC450s broke. I'm not interested in noise isolation really, it would be a plus to be able to listen to them on the train, but I'm just as happy to go for open headphones and just read while traveling.
Music includes Prog Metal and Rock. Prog of anything really, now that I think about it. From Dream Theater and Opeth to Pink Floyd, but more conventional music as well.
I also watch a lot of movies, tv shows, anime etc.
The source will be almost exclusively my MacBook Pro, and I'm looking for something to improve on just using the headphone jack so suggestions for amps are appreciated.
I've so far considered the HD 280 Pros for their flat, balanced sound, and the Beyerdynamic DT 880s and the Sennheiser HD 598. I want to stay under AU$300 for the headphones including shipping. Unless it's REALLY worth it, as in I will get a dramatic increase in quality for a bit more.