Damn with that wording I too wish she doesn't xD it's not that I wouldn't spend more on her, even though we're both students and money is pretty short, it's just that I don't think it makes any sense to gift super high-end gear to someone who's been wearing the earphones that come with their players their whole life. For one it might be totally wasted if it makes no difference to them, for two I feel like it'd kind of spoil one's "audio journey".
However, what do you mean "VS"? Not sure I follow, but just about any set of headphones is new to her, she isn't acquainted with anything, so I didn't exactly understand "different".
Anyways I didn't think she'd like white and she was quite reassuring about that :P she's more of a usual dark/gray shading, and a bit of colour, especially darker, warmer tones, is also okay (such as the Uptowns). Looks matter but not that much, that was just me trying to get her something she'll also like to look at. I'm mainly looking at comfort, then durability, and then SQ (since she's definitely not weird when it comes to the sound), and obviously value.
I think any of my current options fulfill that, just a matter of getting the occasional opinions and making my mind up now!