For the longest time I was a fool. 95% of my music I listen to is done in my room, on my computer, by myself. Since I live in an apartment building, in order to not disturb my neighbors I invested in some headphones so I could play music as loud as I pleased.
My first headphones I purchased were the Sony MDR-ZX100. They looked nice and I just grabbed them off the shelf from Wal-Mart. I used these for nearly 2 years, watching movies and listening to my music. After a while I discovered that headphones actually had different capabilities and were not all the same (I know. Can you believe my ignorance)
I quickly went out and bought some new ones. Unfortunately I just took myself right back to Wal-Mart and picked the most expensive ones I could find on the shelf. These were a $40 pair of iFrogz Earpollution Ronin Deluxe. These were a great improvement from where I was. I was getting much better lows and more crisp sound. These however did have a below average comfort level I wasn't too pleased with. One day my brother comes over and sees my headphones, so I give him a listen. He says, "Yeah they're alright, but they're no Sennheisers." I was angry at this having just spent $40 on new headphones. I love music and I want it to sound the way it's supposed to. After he leaves I take it to the next step.
I take a risk. I go online and I find a pair of Sennheiser HD 205's on sale for less than $50. Seeing that they are listed around $80 I purchase these sum bitches regardless of having never used any except my brothers 202s. Last week they arrived and let me tell you, I am glad they did. Well worth the money, these things have some incredible sound. I go back to my old ones and sample against them and there is no contest. I am very impressed with the all around sound of these headphones. I listen to everything from dubstep to movie score tracks and it gives it all with crisp sound. This sounds cheesy, but my life has literally been changed by the beauty and sound of good headphones.