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For the past 4 years or so I've been using Sony MDR-V6 for casual listening, with great enjoyment. They're my first pair of quality headphones, and I do enjoy their sound.


But I'm ready to start moving (a little) up the headphone ladder. I'd like to buy another set of headphones, something in the $150 - $200 range. But I'm overwhelmed at the options, and am not sure of the best choice.


Some things I'd love in my new headphones:

-Excellent sound. Obviously. I'd love something that could beat my MDR-V6's.

-Detachable cable. (I like coiled sometimes, but since I mostly do casual listening I'd prefer a straight cable.)

-Comfort. I wear them with glasses, so while I enjoy good sound isolation, I also don't want too much pressure on my ears.

-Portability. I take these around in my backpack a lot. I'd love some cans that come with a carrying case of some kind.


What would everyone recommend?