I'm total newbie in the world of pretty good headphones, so I want to ask for advice someone with experience. As a total newcomer, my ears aren't very trained and won't recognize any minor professional things, so everything will sound better than my $15 Philips.
I listen mostly to trance - progressive, vocal and uplifting, sometimes progressive and dirty house. That's all, I have some money and want to spend them the best way. The absolute maximum budget is $175. The main things I want is to produce good quality melodies and good bass. With good, I mean the best for that price, I'm sure some 1k headphones will be much better of course.
I'll use them at work, so they should be pretty quiet outside. Also is it possible to power them from my cell phone while going to the office? That means it will be better to be as strong as possible as well.
At last - what do you think about "almost new" second hand earphones on ebay/amazon?
Sorry for dummy questions, thanks in advance. :)