Can someone suggest something better than this for $100 or less?

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  1. Chocolina
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    I would have suggested Bose QuietComfort, but there a bit out of your price range unless on sale. Must they be headphones or earplugs in consideration?
     
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    I got enough earbuds that Im tired of using. They make my ears get all fluid-y after half an hour. $100 is already pushing it as I've kind of been on a shopping spree. A few gamepads here, some bedsheet sets there, and-so-on.

    But give me a non-bud model suggestion, ill search some prices, maybe buy used if im confident.
     
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    I agree with the Superlux recommendation. The removable cable is a lifesaver.
    Also check out the AKG 240s
    http://amzn.com/B0001ARCFA

    They're the headphones I currently use for everything and they do a great job.
    Only complaint is that the cord it comes with is 9ft long. You can buy a female mini XLR to male 3.5mm cable for around $15
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CablesOnlin...=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f21fd8be3


    I've never seen Bose or Monster much liked in the audiophile communities.
    The average consumer thinks they are though.
     
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    I forgot
    Monster headphones are crap.

    The Superlux and the AKG above are quite nice headphones for under $100. I know Audio Technica is releasing their ATH-M30X Professional headphones soon, I think in the next week or 2 and those are supposed to be great as well. AFAIK it doesn't have a removable cable, but otherwise they're supposed to be near to their ATH-M50's in terms of sound quality (which is the preferred budget headphones for most audiophiles).

    With that said, I would go for the AKGs above or the Audio Technica ATH-M30X
     
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    I don't consider myself an audiophile because I don't think that "enjoying music" is a pursuit worthy enough to spend several hundreds on. So I'll stick to a less-than-medium price range.
    Since I've never spent more than $20 on on-ear headphones and $70 on earuds, I don't know what I'm missing, and I'd like to keep it that way if I can be satisfied with only spending under $100 on each new headset.

    Thank you all for your suggestions sofar. My interest in Monster wasn't because I was interested in Monster. Ebay daily deals often grab my eyes with 60-70% off listings.
     
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    I followed the advice here and will go with AKG 240s