Super new to the world of headphones and looking to buy my first awesome pair. My boyfriend introduced me to his Sennheiser HD 555, and they wowed me. I have been looking at headphones for less than $150, and I'm all, "Which ones? The choices!" I would like to be able to wear them for a long period of time, and it's important that they look really nice (or else the other creatives will laugh at me). I've been looking at the top over-ear headphones list here, and I would appreciate any insight.
Audio Technica ATH-M50S are the current favorite as they are gorgeous, but not sure if closed and pleather are good for long periods of time.
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 were the previous favorite until I realized they are gold and purple. I just couldn't do it.
Audio Technica ATH-A700 might be black or deep blue? I have no idea if these are necessarily better or worse than the AD700 as I couldn't find a good comparison.
Sennheiser HD 555 are familiar and probably the safe bet. Reviewers seem to prefer the AD700 over these, though.
Oh, I can add that I would use them for music, games, and movies... probably in that order. I listen to classical, electronic, and alternative music. Mmmmm!
What do you think?