I enjoy a good pair of headphones, but I haven't found the perfect set yet. $200 is about as high as I'm willing to go, and I listen to a mix of mostly rap, rock, jazz, funk, electronic, and pop music. My first "good" set in years were the Bose AE2s which I got sometime last year. All Bose products get absolutely slammed on the various audio sites, but these perform pretty well IMO. The Good: Super light, comfortable, good isolation, replaceable/detachable cord, good build, not ugly. Overall pretty good sounding for most of my rock/pop music. The Bad: A little lacking in mids and not enough bass for satisfying experience with much of my rap music. Recently I got the Sony MDR-XB600s for $39.99 via Amazon Goldbox, and they're also very satisfying for the price. The Good: Plenty of bass for anything. Decent highs - not as muddy a sound as some other inexpensive "basshead" headphones I've listened to before. Tangle-free cables. Not ugly. On-ear design but still very comfortable given design that allows them to angle on two axes with the contour of the ear. The Bad: Bass overwhelms with some music. Someone said in a review that listening to the Beatles is like one big McCartney solo, and I can't disagree. It's pretty badly unbalanced with a lot of music. So I'm looking for a sub-$200 set of headphones that sound relatively balanced. Today I ordered the V-MODA Crossfade M-80s. These seem to get good reviews, even from self-proclaimed audiophiles, yet like any headphones there are detractors as well. I listened to a set on Radio Shack and didn't think they sounded like anything special, but it's hard to form an informed opinion with a 10 minute experience at Radio Shack. I'm looking forward to having them for a longer checkout and hope they deliver the goods. As a smaller, on-ear design, I'll feel less self-conscious when wearing them out and about, plus they look pretty stylish to me. Anyone have a set of headphones you love? Would love to hear other experiences.