Using them from an iPod classic unamped.
Using them on a commute 50/50: walking/tram.
Mostly listen to alternative rock (Chili Peppers, Black Keys), classic rock, rap/hip-hop and a bit of electronica (written in the order of importance).
I like a warm, immersive sound, that is also clear and lets you hear everything going on.
I like to really feel raunchy guitar riffs and groovy hip-hop beats.
Isolation is imortant but not #1. I'm interested in the Fischer Audio Eternas style, not the UM1 style. Not sure the terminology for this difference, but the ones with plastic tips and not foam tips I guess?
Cool looking is definitely a nice bonus!
Overall I prefer a 'fun' sound to an 'analytic' one.