Hi. I've been looking around this site as well as a few others for reviews and finally decided to ask in a thread. My preference is more analytical / detailed, with a wide soundstage. Bass is good, but probably prefer more balanced. I had my Sony MDR-NC22 (not quite sure if it's the NC22, I will correct it later) for 3.5 years until one side stopped. I'm looking at <$100. Some of the phones' I've been looking at are: Maximo im 590 Soundmagic Re0 The only problem i have with the Soundmagic and Re0 is that it's from a Chinese-based company, and I've heard many build problems from various Chinese companies. I have no amps, and prefer not to get one if possible. My use is from my mp3 and computer, listening to music and shows/movies. My biggest problem so far is that not many of these products are available in Canada, and shipping costs are huge (~$30) compared to the price range I'm looking at. Thanks ahead of time!