The more I research the more muddled things get. I generally listen 90% Electronic (Psychedelic, IDM, Indie Electronica) and EDM (House, Electro, Trance) and the rest is mostly hip-hop and rock. A strong bass presence is really preferable, but I do like a balanced sound. For reference, my cans of choice are the Denon AH-D2000. Source will be a 6Gen. iPod Nano with no amp almost exclusively. I want a supra-aural portable can with iPod controls, which can also be worn around the neck comfortably. I've narrowed down my list to the AiAiAi TSA-1, V-Moda M-80, and B&W P5 however I may have missed a model and I'm open to suggestions. If anyone has owned these, how would you compare the sound stages? These cans will be used as portables at school and during other out and about activities. Hopefully there's a model out of these that would be OK tossed into my backpack without a case. Though I'd be careful with my backpack, I don't feel like they'd get babied. I'm not sure how large the case for the M-80 is in person, I've only seen pics online but it may be small enough to carry around in my backpack too.
Budget is nonexistent.