I'm looking for the absolute _BEST_ bang for buck can in the budget category .. preferably <$50 (soft limit) but must absolutely be < $100 shipped.
My priorities are the following.
-comfortable, circumaural design
-easily driven (plugged directly into TV or macbook)
-forgiving, (source material isn't of very high quality, likely compressed mp3s)
These cans likely will never see an amp/dac; but I'd be interested to know if there is any benefit to running them (say, in the future)
Since I'm asking Head-Fi'ers, of course sound quality is of concern; but nobody here asks for a bad sounding can anyway.
After a little look around, it looks like these three are highly regarded in this price point:
... of course, any suggestions would be much appreciated!