Hello all, I am by no means an expert on headphones, and I probably can't tell the difference between the good/great/incredible ones anyway. That being said, I do know when a pair sounds better than my Apple earbuds... I used to have the Beats Studios, but I'm in the market for a new pair. I've heard countless times that I can buy headphones that are "twice as good for half the price," but I didn't realize how many were on the market. It's a tad overwhelming. I listen to a wide variety of music as does seemingly everyone else, though I tend to stick to rap and rock (not hardcore), and I don't listen to techno, dubstep, house, heavy metal or any of that. In my hunt for headphones, comfort and sound quality are key. I want them to be very comfortable and sound good to my novice ears (that requirement won't be hard to satisfy). They must be over-ear (not earbuds or on-ear). I'll be using them at home and while I'm walking to class, so nothing too extreme. I suppose I'd prefer closed vs. open for less noise leakage. I don't know much about noise-cancelling or wireless technologies and if they take away from sound quality, but if they don't and they don't jack up the price they seem like cool add-ons. I'm looking to spend $200-250 US dollars, though I can go up to $300 if it's absolutely necessary - I doubt it will be, as I can't see how the extra $50-100 will improve quality to the point that my inexperienced ears can tell the difference. My fate is in your hands. Thank you!