I would really appreciate some advice here, I'm still very much a noob in this field.
Today I bought a pair of Etymotic Research HF3 IEMs for $80, a steal considering the original price was $180. However, they are very uncomfortable and not quite what I was expecting. They don't sound much better than my $40 Sony earphones.
I had some time to try on a few different Over-the-ear headphones today, just to test the comfort. They are way more comfortable for me, and I think I can get more of a punch out of a pair of $100 over-the-ear headphones than $100 IEMs. I don't want to have to spend more than $100, but if you have some miracle deal for $120 then please don't hesitate to post it.
Also, I refuse to buy any used products. It is out of the question.
Most of the music I listen to is J-rock/J-pop, this is an example of that sort of music (and a pretty good indicator of most of the music I listen to): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT9S_W90gSU
However I also listen to rock and rap.
I'd like a pair of neutral-sounding headphones, but I do appreciate some extra bass (but not a stupid amount). I like the voice to sound highly detailed and realistic, "organic" if that makes sense.
As for headstage, I'd like the music to sound like it is INSIDE my head, not in front or behind.
Currently I'm looking at the SHURE SRH-440. Are those headphones ideal for my needs? They're around $70-100, is that a good deal? Remember I do appreciate a little extra bass and punch.