Over the last five years I've been using the KOSS KSC-75 as my portable/office headphone solution. I use them almost exclusively with my various iOS devices.
Sadly, my current pair are starting to fail. This is due to cabling failures that I'm pretty certain are caused by my poor method of storing them and transporting them between home and work. One thing I've noticed is that the cable becomes stiffer the closer it is to the ear piece. It's happened to both pairs as the loss of audio starts happening.
So I'm looking at just replacing my current pair with something different, rather than trying to get anything repaired.
Most of the music I listen to is orchestral (a lot of video game and movie scores), progressive metal, with a bit of dubstep and trance and a smattering of rock, pop and folk mixed in there as well.
I'm looking for something compact, comfortable for a work day's worth of wear and able to be protected during transit. My budget is up to $200, and inline controls for iOS/etc would be preferred.
Disclaimer: I've never used canalphones before, and I'm not sure how well I'd cope with them, hence my inital choice of the KOSS KSC-75s.