I'm after some open headphones to I can keep some awareness of whats going on. I work at home, and the inlaws due to bad health are staying with us for a while. I need to keep them from hearing the music, yet need to hear some ambient noise to keep an "ear" on things.. I find that over the ear headphones often get too hot for me after a while, but that could be that I've only used cheap closed/semi closed ones before..
Price isn't a big issue, and while I'm not that much of an audiophile, I do appreciate quality.
So the big things for me are open, and not hot. Currently thinking of lower end Grados. I'm not opposed to some ear buds if there are ones out there that satisfy my requirements. But the simple headset that comes with the iPhone is not quite the quality of sound I'm looking for.