After several years of brutal abuse and several pad and plug replacements, my trusty Sony lightweight phones finally expired. I can't even tell you what they were, they went out in the trash already.
And goshdarnit, I can't find anything like them to replace them with. Everything now is either big cans or little plugs.
So here I present you with an opportunity to display your superior knowledge.
Tell me what to buy.
It should cost $30-40.
It should be a foam-pad on-the-ear type, so I am not isolated from the stuff happening around me and am not getting all sweaty.
It should have clear, clean sound with no harshness.
It must have NO bass boost. None. Not at all. Especially when it's too high to actually be bass.
It should be very easy on and easy off in case I want to talk with someone.
It should span overhead not hook onto ears. My glasses are doing that.
It should not be falling off all the time.
It should not be torture after an hour or two.
It should not be a goofy overcomplicated design like those little Koss, although if that's the only thing....
I took a flyer and bought Sennheiser PX-90s. Wore them for 15 minutes and put them back in the package. They have the bucket-over-your-head high bass boost that I don't know who likes that kind of thing but I don't. Otherwise they'd be a good format.
Plugs are not appealing. My right side ear canal is tight, and I'm prone to ear infections despite pretty rigorous cleaning. Plus they probably isolate.
Have I eliminated everything yet?