We issue these horrible little Labtec headphones to our processing reps at my company. These things are really only good for reviewing phone quality recordings a few minutes at a time. The sound that comes to mind recalls the worst walkmen headset you remember from the 80s, and they start to feel uncomfortable despite their featherweight after just a few minutes. They're also constantly shorting out and being discarded.
A lot of these people spend 45+ hours/week listening to music, and a lot of them plug into their PCs (the younger ones sometimes use an MP3 player or phone + earbuds, but on the whole there are a lot of people using the PC and Pandora or last.fm and other various internet radio stuff), but most of them (85%) stick with the Labtecs. You can see how this offends me. But a lot of them don't know any better and aren't willing to spend any extra money on sound or comfort.
Now it's almost end of year, and we have some extra money that we can spend (or watch it go away), and I want to put my vote in for acquiring more comfortable and better sounding headphones for the floors of processors here. Even the ones who use an iPod might benefit if they're still using the earbuds. So I'm looking for one or two models (circumaural and supraaural would be good) that emphasize comfort and durability, while producing a slightly upgraded, non-fatiguing sound. They have to be able to be driven well out of a pretty crummy business PC integrated soundcard headphone output. And they have to be available in bulk.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Edited by Nepenthe - 12/11/11 at 5:46am