I'm looking to pay between $200-$300 for a set of headphones to listen to while at work. While my job doesn't have constant communication with people around me/phone conversations, there are still a few interruptions in an hour. I'm therefore looking for something that can slip off one ear easily. Also, I don't want too strong noise cancellation because A) it's quiet around me B) I'd like to be able to hear if someone is calling me, on the phone or from the office beside mine, while listening to music.
At work I listen to quieter things like lounge music, classical and basically music to zone out to. But ideally these will be used outside of the office from time to time and therefore my louder electronic, rock and indie will be heard.
My source is temporary at the moment. Both my ipods died at the same time recently so I've been using my Sony S2 G-Protection discman and getting back to the discs. That will likely be another topic explored on a forum here; what sort of source would go well with the decent headphones I have.
I should mention that a portable headphone amp won't be out of the question, but I have never used one nor do I have one.
One option I've seen that is at least aesthetically pleasing is the B&W P5.
Your input is appreciated.