I've been looking for caps that I would use with my iPhone for some time now. Initially, I was planning on buying Sennheisers HD25-1 II. I owned a number of Sennheiser headphones over several past years and was happy with every single one of them. I am using HD555s as desktop headphones and find them quite enjoyable as well. Well, back to the point. During the holidays HD25s could be had on Amazon for something like 150 bucks. And having read a lot of very positive reviews I was almost certain on getting them. I was planning on using a portable amp as well (Fiio E5 or something like that). Shortly after the holidays its price went back to normal 200$. Since then I've read a lot about iPhone's poor sound and that spending 200$ on headphones might not worth it, moreover, a portable amp won't improve the situation greatly. If I am to buy the Sennheisers that's going be 200$ + delivery charges (that should be like 30$). So, it rounds up to 230$ which is a little out of my budget.
So I started looking for alternatives. So far I'm looking at AKG Q460 and Klipch Image One. I really liked the looks AKGs, the reviews are mostly favourable, and they can be had for an attractive price of 92$ on Amazon at the moment. And right now they seem to be the only headphones I'm ready to buy. Not so sure about Klipchs though. Looking for other options. Although I'm still eager to get myself HD25s, I'm not sure if it'll worth spending something around 300$, since they will require amping.
I mostly listen to rock music like britpop, indie, punk, hard rock, and alternative. And bands like Oasis, The Verve, Kasabian, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground etc.