Naturally, headphones are such a personal thing but I'll post this in case it's useful to anyone. I've been going through iterations of earphones and headphones in the past few years. For headphones, I've generally looked for something with a neutral tone that can be driven conmfortably by an iPhone and iPad. The budget I play with is €100-150. I always have two objectives in mind : 1) to be able to neutrally monitor and mix my own recordings; 2) to listen to mostly jazz and non-Western acoustic music for pleasure. I think I've hit a sweet spot with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X I acquired three months ago. It's on the upper end of my budget but the neutral tone is well nailed. It does have color but it's not overwhelming; the color is, for lack of a better term, pretty transparent. The volume driven by iOS devices is generous. They are comfortable to wear for a long period. An unexpected convenience is that they fold up very well for such full-size headphones and they come with 3 different cables for different use cases; they also swivel though I don't use that feature. They would likely be the phones I would travel with on vacations where I could spend some time to work on my own music. I frequently use them at home to sit and conscientiously listen to music. I really love them. My previous headphones for this use case were a pair of Sony MDR-V6. They are perhaps a bit more neutral though not as full sounding. They're smaller and fold well, so they're more convenient than the M50x. The cables are not switchable and the finish and quality of the pads and other materials is slightly worse than the M50x. Still, I recommend them highly as they're a bit above half the price of the M50x. Quite a number of online musician colleagues have recommended the Sony MDR7506. They're about the same price as the V6. I wonder if they're the same headphones. I still have them and use them in my bedroom and I plan to replace the pads as they're a bit worn. I also have a pair of Focal Spirit Professional. Those are about 2x the price of the M50x but, man, they are super neutral in tone and crystal clear. They have one downside: They are a tight fit on my head, which is average size. I find this odd and disappointing. Very impressive audio, a bit uncomfortable, but a great contrasting tool for mixing. Anybody else here create music?