Hoping to get a recommendation on some circumaural headphones. I've gone through two pairs of Creative Aurvana Live's and while I really enjoyed them the build quality of the cord connections to the headphones themselves didn't work out for me. I traveled with them and use them at work but barely ever snagged the cord however my 1st pair lost sound on the right side so I had it covered under warranty, then the second pair did the same thing about 10 months later. Suffice it to say I'd prefer something else now.
I loved the sound of them, but wouldn't mind getting something that's a step up if the price is right. I only paid $55 for them 3 years ago so I'd like to stay in the $50-100 range still, if possible. I tried the AKG K81DJ back then and picked the CAL over them because of comfort (AKG was too tight) and overall clarity. Are recommendations would be great appreciated. Keeping in mind build quality is a benefit plus for me.
EDIT: I should say I was looking at a pair of Sony MDR-V6 because I've seen them drop in price a few times, as low as $40 but I missed out, but I had some reservations because I've read they might not cover the whole ear.
Edited by acevang - 11/28/12 at 10:14am