I have about $200 to spend on Amazon and I'm having trouble deciding which headphones would be best for me. I definitely love the minimalist but stylistic/shiny look of the Bowers and Wilkins P3 but I'm not sure if the sound holds up (I'm new to this).
I listen to a lot of CD-quality music (ripped at 320 or sometimes lossless) ranging from indie-rock (alternative to punk/metal), indie-pop (synthy-stuff too), electronic (mainly ambient or minimalist like Jon Hopkins to house (Disclosure)), dubstep (like Burial), and hip-hop.
I've been primarily listening through speakers though I definitely want headphones that offer portability and the ability to walk outside with it without looking like a total tool (subjective).
Oh and comfort is very important also as I intend to wear these at home at times too. I realize this is a lot to ask though I am spending $200 (or slightly more).
So far I've done a decent amount of research to narrow things down to the Bowers and Wilkins P3 (http://www.amazon.com/P3-Headphones-White-Grey/dp/B0089W0D4E/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388124162&sr=1-4), Sennheiser Momentum on-ear (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Momentum-On-Ear-Headphone-Black/dp/B00DKPXU9A/ref=br_lf_m_1001918611_1_9_img?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=electronics&pf_rd_p=1687493082&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1001918611&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1WK0HN8FHC7ZBM1S4KFC) (how do these look/feel?), and Sony MDR-1R Premium Over The Head (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-1R-Premium-Headphone-Black/dp/B009A6CZ30/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388432943&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+mdr-1r). I've been browsing these forums for a while and you guys definitely seem like experts so any recommendations, even those outside the few I mentioned (Over-the-ear or on-the-ear... though I prefer a more minimalist look) would be greatly appreciated.
Oh and finally the ability to be awesome without an amp is a must. I use an iPhone 5S if that matters.
Edited by miumius - 12/30/13 at 12:11pm