I'm sort of new to the whole Headphone scene. For years i've just been running around with the standard ipod earbuds, but just recently purchased Beats Solo HD. They were basically just temporary headphones until the next paycheck comes in because I didn't have enough funds for the Studio's and was in need of some new headphones. I was fond of the Studio's my friend had but after lurking around the forums for a couple of days I have been exposed to even more options and i'm willing to go into another direction.
Budget: Around $300 for headphones (willing to spend more on other equipment if needed)
Use: Primarily to be used with 1st gen iPod video and iPhone4
Music Genre: Mostly indie, jazz,trip hop, and instrumentals.
-Portability: Out on the go a lot
-Durability: I'd like to be able to not worry about them so much when i'm at the motocross track. It's bad enough I have camera equipment to worry about.
-Noise Cancelling?: There's alot of background noise but it isn't my biggest concern.
-Amp or No Amp?: I don't know much about this topic yet seeing as I've only been exposed to what's given with iPods.
Ultrasone Pro 900
V-Moda Crossfade M-80
Not sure if those suit my musical taste.