A few years ago, I purchased the SE210 after reading up on reviews and deciding that they were the best fit. I was upgrading from the JBL Reference 220, so I very much appreciated the difference in sound quality. Unfortunately they broke approximately a year ago, but I discovered that Futureshop (where I'd bought the 210s) had an agreement with Shure for warranty and I ended up with a pair of SE215s free of charge, no questions asked. Unfortunately, I've felt that the SE215s were a step down from the 210s, with a less defined and more muddied sound, and I've been thinking about switching ever since. I also find the 215s uncomfortable after an hour or so (the very pronounced angle doesn't fit my ear), whereas I could wear the 210s for hours.
Therefore, I'm looking for something at the very least equal to the SE210, though I'm interested in going a few notches higher. I exclusively use them for listening to rock and symphonic music on the bus and in the subway with my Nexus S, so isolation is paramount. I can use them for hours at a time and would rather have something lively than neutral.
I'd considered, obviously, one of the higher tier Shure headphones, but the new shape put me off. My research led me to many different options, but the Westone 3 so far seem to have stood out a bit. I'm not sold on them by any means, but if it helps isolating what I'm looking for...
Price range is very variable, though I'd put my maximum at around 350CAD (give or take). I also need to be able to get them shipped to Canada. I'm open to any suggestions!