I was just b/sing myself about not wanting to do headphone shopping anymore. I learned a bit about what I want in headphones.
Comfort is paramount because I listen to music all day. I want to know the options for amplified and unamplified. Over ear, open or closed is fine, as long as it sounds really good. On ear isn't an option.
Build quality - As long as it doesn't break if I accidentally sit on it I'll be fine.
My drivers - iPod Classic 160 gig (my main unit of music playing), iPod Touch, iPhone 3g.
Isolation - not a big concern, because these will be for around the house, and maybe a little on the go use.
My sound signature (this is where I'm just guessing what I want) - I want a good sound stage and accuracy. I want to hear all the instruments separately and can handle anything I throw at it that doesn't sound muddy or congested. Here's my last fm http://www.last.fm/user/metaldiscussor. You can see I have over 800 artists I listen to, but mostly metal.
This time I'll take better care, and more time before making a decision. This is how I should have started this thread.
I made some... modifications... with a saw, on my Go-Dap GD-03. It works on my iPod classic now. So I guess that would expand my headphone options.
Edited by Hifi Man - 5/3/13 at 11:45am