Hi there, first post but I learned a great deal from lurking on these forums many years ago after which I bought some Etymotics. Those have been great for the travel which is a big part of my job.
My problem is I am doing a fair amount of fitness training these days, and I find the Etys continue to slip out of my ear canal so I am looking for a full sized set of cans and as I haven't got much of a clue apart from knowing some of the major players (Sennheiser, Grado, Sony etc) I thought I would post here as my needs are a bit particular.
I am looking for obviously high quality headphones musically with a well balanced rendition of music - I listen to a very wide variety of musical styles but most of what I listen to is modern (e.g. rock, club, alternative, dance etc). Source material is .flac or .aac files and listening off an ipod (although I may upgrade to something else and re-buy a headphone amp one day-I have had one of these but believe it or not left it on a plane when I was too jet lagged to remember what I was doing).
Secondly after the musical quality I would place comfort. I want something light, which is relatively low profile, and which is relatively well isolating in terms of creating a separate acoustic space. They should fit snugly on my head and not slip around when wet and sweaty.
Finally, budget is something around 150-200 dollars.
Lastly in case it matters, I live in Switzerland.
Thanks for any and all comments,