Ok all you head-fi'ers, I have a challenge for you. I want the BEST headphones for under $100, though I'm not really an "audiophile". Right now I have a pair of Sony XB-500s ($70), but they feel cheap, aren't good at keeping in sound, and are pretty bulky. Also I have found that the bass and sound quality seem to be lacking for me for some reason (when I turn up the volume it gets worse...), though I suppose they're good for average use (if you're by yourself all the time...)
So, the replacement should be:
Very sturdy (should feel and look like they're good quality headphones)
Comfortable (Though I think it'll be hard to beat the Sony's here...)
Prominent and controlled bass (I enjoy "booming" bass-heavy electronic music and hip hop, but I also listen to rock and other stuff, so they should be able to play other genres ok)
Doesn't leak sound very much and good sound isolation (Should keep noise out and keep music in)
Easily driven by an iPod, don't want to buy amps or stuff like that.
I know this is a pretty tall order, but seriously consider it. Don't just spit out your favorite headphone, look at the LIST and ask yourself what areas your suggestion aces and ones it doesn't, then tell me all about it and make sure the price is under $100 the time when you post. I know that no headphone is great at everything, but give me somewhere to look at least...