I know that there are specific threads for different things but I find it difficult to find a lot of information on headphones in the style I prefer. I prefer over the ear headphones that are comfortable for long usage that are not closed. I listen to music and other things in relative peace and quiet and I don't travel that often and for that matter have never even been on a plane.
As far as what headphones I have and have tried I have used koss ktx pro's and ksc75's for years. I also own a pair of Grado SR80's though they don't sound as good without something pretty decent driving them and they aren't comfortable for long periods of times. I also have a pair of jvc flats and coby cv185's, as well as the sennheiser PX100's, that I read about on these very forums. I have never found the perfect headphone. The koss are fun but sometimes the bass is to boomy rather that clean, precise, or clear. I like bass alot seeing as I grew up around music and my dad is a bass player. I would prefer it to not be on the boomy side though, clean, clear, and accurate would be what I prefer but still fun to listen to.
I know alot of headphones recommended on this site are closed headphones but I prefer light and smaller over the ear headphones. I prefer no recommendations for iem's or full sized headphones or earbuds for that matter. My purpose of this thread was to seek out the best type of portable headphones of this type in this price range because I am wanting to try out some new headphones and I also believe this thread might be helpful for anyone like myself looking for such a list to reference in the future because sometimes having portable headphones, earphones, and iem's with all the recommendations for full sized or enclosed headphones makes things difficult to find and decipher when you are looking for something as specific as I am.
Edited by doxology - 2/1/12 at 1:18am