I've tried to search the forums, learn the ins and outs and all the headphone lingo but really... I have no idea what I'm doing. I need help :)
Basically all we've ever had are cheap headphones or earbuds that have come with various electronics. My husband had a pair of the ear-cup sort but they were a cheap no-name and broke so quickly... He was bummed because he liked how they helped block out some of the sound of our crazy house (kids, dog, that sort of noise!)
Sound quality is important for sure, but we're not aficionados so I don't know that he (or I) woud be able to tell the difference between a lot of the different things that you all do... Mostly I just want to get him a good, comfortable, durable set that is going to sound good for what he normally does (some gaming, music and movies on the computer, occasional ipod use but not a lot..)
Audio Technica ATHM40FS Precision Studio Headphones - $55 (Amazon says normally $150?) but the jack needs an adapter to use with regular electronics
Audio Technica ATH-PRO5VA - $53.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M30 - $48
Then I saw this brand recommended as well, but I worried that it might not be as durable? The headbands look like they're made of cheapy plastic.
Sennheiser HD428 - $55
So... What is recommended for a couple of noobs who like music but don't know where to start? I know they need to be closed back(right?) and around the ear, but that's about all I've got.
If you took the time to read this, thank you! I was reading a forum elsewhere on the web and when this topic came up they said to come ask you all ;)