I am not a headphone at home type.
I have had a set of mid range Shure IEM to use with my IPoD for travel for years. Love the sound. So So on the comfort. They broke.
I travel frequently and want new phones for travel.
Source - IPoD Classic (no headphone amp)
Music taste - Everything, but heavy metal and rap.
Sound Quality Desired - Dynamics, good bass, smooth top end
Headphone history -
A long time ago - Audio Technica ATH7 electric condensers (not for travel) - loved the top end - bass shy.
Shure IEMs - great sound as long as you get a good seal -long term comfort was an issue.
I am thinking about going to full size phones. It would be nice if they folded, but not a must.
I had some extra time at an airport recently and auditioned (with my IPoD):
Audio Technica ATH M50s
Beyerdynamic Custom Pro Ones
Synheiser HD 558 (I think this was the model)
I thought the Custom Pros sounded best. The audition was too short to judge long term comfort.
Looking for some experienced input on the best phones for me. Looking to spend $100 - 160. Closed back have an advantage for travel. Less disturb the neighbor issues.