A lot of people on yahoo answers seems to recommend bose and skullcandys. I went to a question titled, "whats the best headphone brands?", and someone replies "Skullcandy, hands down"
Kid: Are those SkullCandy's?
Me: No, they're from a company called Head-Direct.
Kid: Oh, that sucks. I think that music is too important to waste money on crappy brands, but whatever.