Last summer, my girlfriend bought me some Beats Solos. I am not a big fan of them and I do not really like them. However, I didn't have any other headphones at the time and I kept them to make my girlfriend happy.
Now, I am ready to upgrade my cans. I just moved into a new house and paid for an overseas trip so I have set a budget of $160. I know it's not much, but hopefully I can get something decent for that price.
I listen to all types of music, from classical to hardcore rock to dubstep, and usually have headphones on for 5+ hours each day, so they must be comfortable. They must also be over-ear.
I would like closed headphones that leak little so I can take them on the train and bus with me. I don't want to look like a dork on public transport, so obviously the cans must be relatively good-looking.
At the end of this year, I will be flying to Europe in a long plane trip so I would like headphones that isolate plane engines etc. well (I'm not a fan of active noise cancelling headphones, however).
I am not really an audiophile yet but I am ready to dive into the audiophile market. The headphones should have good, clear, high quality sound.
By a friend, I have been recommended the Audio Technica ATH-M50. These look good and seem to be well-built and durable, but apparently they sound great as well.
Can anyone recommend a set of cans that satisfies my budget and needs?
Thank you very much!