Welcome, fellow headphone wearer.
My headphones keep breaking.
What kind of over-ear headphones will get me the best durability?
My budget is $100, but I would, of course, prefer a serviceable product below $50.
From what I have read and worn, Bose, Skullcandy, Zalman, Plantronics, and Bose are off the table.
Also, whether a headphone purports to be "noise cancelling" means nothing to me, although passive noise cancellation would be cool.
My favorite pair of headphones are a pair from Acoustic Research, but I seek something I can throw in my backpack and bring with me on hikes, or whatever.
This looks like the best forum to start with these kinds of questions.
Anyway, thanks a lot for reading this!
So far, I'm looking at the following headphones:
Sony Stereo Headphone / DR-7A - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/2491786886.html
Sony "Studio" Headphones - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/app/2489632941.html
Random Headphones (Look Sorta Durable) - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/2496099946.html
Sennheiser HD555 (look like they're just plastic, but...) - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/sys/2494992088.html
Vibe Sound DJ 750 - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/2488532613.html
JVC HARX700 Headphones - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/sys/2494301014.html