I used to own a set of Klipsch s4 headphones. I had them for about 4 years and never had problems with their durability, not until my cat chewed them up recently... I enjoyed them, so I was just going to go with another pair but then I realized I was missing out on ALL kinds of different options. I don't want to spend too much, let's say $50-$150. I work for Crutchfield, so I get an employee discount on the headphones they carry. I could do headphones they don't sell but I can do a better set like $200-$300 from Crutchfield for around the $150 mark. Anyway, I'll tell you what I'm looking for: The Klipsch I had I liked a lot. I never thought the bass was muddy or too overbearing (despite a lot of peoples opinions on this forum), the mids I liked a lot and the treble left a little to be desired. I was always popping my ears hoping to open them up to gain a little more clarity. I liked the extra bass they offer, to me it made the sound a little more full but by no means am I a bass head. I LOVE my Sennheiser HD280's. If there was an exact sound replica for iems I'd buy them in a heartbeat. Music I listen to could be Hardcore-Metalcore bands like Evergreen Terrace, Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Between the Buried and Me, Catherine. Or a lot lately Folk/Rock bands like Damien Jurado, James Vincent McMorrow, Griffin House, Bob Sneider. Some Jazz/Vocal like Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, Tony Bennett. Or Blues BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy. I am also a drummer so when I listen to music I focus mainly on how the drums sound. My choices are Sony XBA 1 or 2 or 3, HifiMan RE-0 or RE-272, Paradigm Shift E2 or E3, AKG K375, Harmon Kardon AE, B&W C5, Klipsch X7, Sennheiser IE 60, Monster PRO Copper, Grado GR8 or GR10. Also I've been highly considering Shure 215. So like I mentioned before, strong bass, you can feel the kickdrum, smooth mids, vocals nice a present without being too aggressive (I actually prefer less mid then way too much), and brilliant highs, not ear piercing or fatiguing. Thank you for any recommendation.