Hmm, I may get some of these to replace my old ones that are starting to fall apart.
My dad wants some new headphones too, but unfortunately he's got his eye on some Bose headphones which are an insane $150.
He says that the huge price must be for a reason, thus they must be truly awesome headphones. Still, while I know Bose is one of the best companies for sound equipment, I still think the price is mostly just for the name and not just the quality.
I too am a fan of in-ear headphones.
It's a tough choice, chossing between in-ear headphones and regular headphones.
I'll be making a decision about whiched I like. Thanks for the help fellers, I'll be orderin' something tonight.
Not a fan of the Skullcandy, though thanks for the suggestions....
That's not insane... I paid $300 (admittedly, Aussie) for my Beyer DT 770's, but then again, I'm a sound designer by trade, and as such I need a great pair of Pro-Audio grade cans.
But yeah, headphones for around the $30 mark will more or less be disposable... Probably get about 6 - 8 months out of them and then a wire will break in them or something awful. Hopefully not too soon, though...
Well, considering all he's going to use them for is to listen to music off the computer or a standard non-fancy sound system (maybe an iPod as well), $150 really is insane.
Really the main reason he doesn't like using the headphones I have (regular $15 Sony ones) is because they're on-ear headphones which can hurt after a while. So he wants to get some good around-ear ones.
And so far some of you have confirmed my belief that the high price for Bose is just for the name and not just cause they're the greatest in the world. It's gonna be hard to convince him though, because we do own some standard Bose speakers which really are very good so he's dead set on the brand.