I figured the thread title summed up what I'm looking for the quickest. I've been around Head-Fi for some time. I've probably bought every budget everything over the years.
I am a huge Queen fan but I also listen to a lot of different things. From David Gray to Dark Tranquility, from ZZ Top to Zebrahead, Nine Inch Nails to Norah Jones. A lot of progressive too Rush, Queensryche, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree and Blackfield. But I also like my bass, sometimes Kanye sometimes old Dre but then I'll throw on The Format, Fun. or Jellyfish. So what I'm looking for is something that can handle all of that if possible.
Closed or open shouldn't be an issue. Right now at home I mostly use my MS1. I already own Portas, Sportas, KSC75 and 35, and PX100. Closed might be good if I decide to take these to work but I don't listen loud enough to disturb others if they are open. Open is also good so that at night when my son goes to bed I can still listen for him if he cries. I'm looking at supra-aural rather than circum-aural for portability and heat. Circums tend to make my ears hot. Plus I have the Sony MDR-V6 with Beyer velours that I love. I've owned PX200 and I didn't like them. Once upon a time the K81DJ was a big thing but I never got on those and I know they've been replaced. I kind of like a pancake pad rather than a circle pad again for comfort. I'm at the moment leaning towards the B&W P3 but when I auditioned them quickly at Peach Mac they didn't sound that good. Granted it was a quick listen from an iPod Touch and some songs I wasn't familiar with. But the good reviews I've read have me wanting to go back and take a listen. Since I love my MS1 and also have a Headphiled SR225 I'm thinking maybe an iGrado would be good. So pricewise, obviously I am cool with spending a couple of bucks but I never mind saving a few either.