I've been listening to generic iPod earbuds for a while now, and it is certainly time for me to get some quality sounding headphones. However, I am specifically looking for closed headphones that have great portability and durability as I plan to use the headphones for both home and at college. Comfort is also a must as I like to go on for hours just listening to music Also, I am looking for headphones that will work fine with an iPod and a laptop, without an amp. I would also prefer the cord length to be not too long and it would be nice but not necessary, if it were detachable from the headphones. As to what I listen to, I pretty much listen to multiple genres, hip hop, ambient, electronic, classical, DnB, R&B. At the most, I am willing to spend $250 or less. Once again, I am a complete headphone noob so I am not too picky on having the best sound quality, although It has to be at least good-great sound quality and I'm sure whatever I choose to buy will be a tremendous upgrade over the generic earbuds I have used for so long.
I've also searched online quite a bit for something that would fit for what I am looking for, and I still cannot lock into any specific headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 seems like the perfect starter headphones for someone like me, but I have my doubts on it's portability as the cable seems a bit too long for my liking and smooth portability is ideal. I want to get as close as I can to what I am looking for.
Any suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated and Thank you in advance!