I'm looking to venture into the world of over the ear headphones after using IEMs for quite a while. My music taste has varied quite a bit and I normally listen to things ranging from Kanye West to Zepplin to Daft Punk and It normally centers around rock/house/rap. I Will predominantly be listening to music with the occasional podcast as well. I plan to listen to this nearly all day in the office so I want them to be comfortable. I will probably be using my nexus 4 as the audio source and I will be using Play music and Spotify most of the time and I might get a E6 as a headphone amp as well.
I've been looking at the philips x1 a fair bit has it seems to be quite cheap for what it is and its about £50 more than the m50x. However I'm worried about the portability. I drive to work normally but at the same time i dont want to feel encumbered too much by the headphones and I like the fact that the m50x folds. However the x1 seems to have a better sound stage and I can see myself eventually using them for (single player)gaming as well but I might get a separate pair dedicated to gaming. I have a feeling that the x1 wont match up with the xonar dsx i bought either so It might not be the best match. Is there a pair of headphones which are as portable and stylish as the m50x but as good in sound quality as the x1? My only point of reference is some etymotic er-4p's i owned a few years ago and my klipsch s4 ii's so this should be quite a big upgrade either way.