I have been looking to purchase a set of phones for over a month and am having a hard time finding a perfect match. I listen to all genres of rock along with jazz and some electronic. I prefer a warmer sound with good low end but not like dre beats! Besides having an excellent audio performance, I would also like something very pleasing to the eye. I like the styling of the p5 and p3 by B&W and Philips' fidelio and uptown. Leather, metal, high quality materials and not excessively huge. I don't like the styling of the ath-m50's or vmoda m80's (too flashy/youth oriented looking for me, although they probably sound great...)
Does anyone have any suggestions in the price range $100 - $300. I would prefer to play them right off my iphone 4s but could be convinced to get an amp. I would mainly use the phones in quiet surroundings while studying for my architectural exams coming up (so open is an option). I will probably purchase some nice iems soon for portable use.
I think I need the help from all the pro's on this site.
Thanks in advance!