At last after a long search I think I have found my new headphones, the TMA-1 by AIAIAI . The only thing is they aren't out to August, so I will have to ride it out with my current headphones my trusty green Panasonic RP-HTX7's which have lasted 3 years. On its last legs, falling apart, sound crackling and held together by blu-tac but I'll hang in there for the TMA-1. Looking at the TMA-1 the design of it is clean and understated, like the creators just went for the minimal approach but it still oozes style. And if I wasn't sold on that I read the description :
"The name TMA-1 is taken from Arthur C.Clarke's science fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. TMA-1 (Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1) refers to the apparent magnetic irregularity found at the Tycho crater on the Moon's surface by American astronauts. A black Monolith buried 40 feet under the lunar surface causes the anomaly.
In the background to the story in the book, an ancient an unseen alien race uses mechanisms with the appearance of large crystal Monoliths to investigate worlds all across the galaxy and, if possible, to encourage the development of intelligent life. The monoliths are extremely long-lived and reliable machines and resist destructive testing beyond the theoretical limits of material strength. We though this name was fitting for our rugged all black DJ headphone. "