hi guys, I am new so feel free to ignore my stupidity.
I am a recent convert to full sized headphones. I stupidly punctured my eardrum, and I have no idea how before you ask - the doctor figures as I have had continuing hearing loss in it since I was a child that its simply thin and what not - long story short I am banned from using my in-ear headphones. :'( (and ear plugs, and flying, and going up hills, and swimming without earplugs - but I can't wear earplugs.. and loads of other stupid things for the next 6 months, possibly longer after surgery if they do it)
TLDR: I bought a cheap pair of full sized from Tesco, and they aren't bad. Easily below my volume limit, but I can hear *everything* my co-workers say, where the in-ear at the same volume blocked them out. Gutted.
As a result, I need me some better headphones :)
- Need to be nearly leak proof - keep music in, keep co-workers/general office idiocy out.
- Need to be around the ears - not on them. I have stretched ears (6mm, 4mm and 3.2mm holes in each lobe, I wear glass plugs if that matters - but generally on ear headphones shove the plugs into my ears, and after half an hour they get shoved in the bin)
- Need to be comfortable - I can easily spend the whole work day with them on - 6 to 10 hours at a go.
- I listen to loads of different things: podcasts,TV, Music: classical, samba, rap, pop, country and alternative music
I can spend about £30 to £40 (around $40 to $60)
Googling has given me loads with the outstanding pick being the the Sennheiser HD201s, which are a steal at around £15 on Amazon. Am I missing something else or are these a good choice?
Edited by blackishsheep - 5/16/11 at 11:32am