The time has come that after a few years of use the cable is starting to go in my main headphones, so a new pair is in order. Rather than just going out and buying the same again I figured it might be worth finding what else is out there and what has come about since I was last shopping...
To say a bit about what I am after and use, I currently use a Sony A829 player paired up with a set of Sennheiser PX200's for larger headphones, or the (surprisingly decent) supplied Sonys or a set of Sennheiser CX300's (though I find the Sennheisers a pain to insert and adjust reliably thanks to the tiny size). I am normally listening to music on the move - travelling on the bus or walking various places where I want a balance of quality, price and a level of isolation that allows me to block out outside noise when I want to, but leaving me the option of keeping some awareness of my surroundings.
I know the Sennheisers are not the greatest headphones out there, but I will have to admit that for the level of listening I do they have worked well, with decent sound quality and good isolation, and when in university and similar I appreciated the fact they fold down to a nice compact size (though nowadays I tend to just use in ears if I am going to have them stored for any length).
So I guess the question is what else is out there for a similar price? The £50 for the Sennheisers is about the maximum I can spend, so what is worth looking at in that range? A replacement set of PX200's? HD201, 201, 205?, other brands or options?
Edited by Narcosynthesis - 3/20/11 at 3:05pm