Basically I have a challenging wish which is a set of headphones for my girlfriend, who can be rather picky. Requirements are being full-sized, over ear cans for at least decent isolation, and a decent audio quality to introduce her to what lies beyond stock earpods. We'd be looking at anything up to 80 dollars, ideally around 40-60. Being durable is comfortable are key.
Fear not, however, since I've cut it down to only three, with a few others as alternatives only in the case someone would step in and totally convince me about them:
1) Citiscape's Uptown - at first she thought the design was over the top but she now finds them "pleasingly vintage" (lol, I know). Reputably good SQ, paired up with good durability and versatility. Look super comfortable.
~USD65 from Ben's Outlet
2) Aurvana Live! - she finds the drivers to be bulky, but they're the same as any other on this list. I'm guessing it's just the thin headband that gives her the impression. Reportedly very good overall, just might not be as good looking for her (we all like to look at our cans with love). The accessories that come with them are appreciated.
~USD60 from Amazon
3) the MDR-V6 - with their monster reputation, I have nightmares over not having bought a pair when they were $39.99 a couple weeks ago, but even at their regular prices they seem very good. Coiled cable is a big plus, for mobility and convenience, but I'm worried about comfort and durability.
~USD67 from Amazon
Some other options would be Audio Technica's ATH-M30/35/40, the Monoprice ones, alongside a couple others. Not looking in that direction anymore though.
One major issue is that I can only have them shipped until the 19th, 20th of December tops (to Boston, by the way), meaning I am going to decide until next Friday, 14/12/12. My last Amazon order was here in like 2 days, but I don't know about Ben's Outlet. Would have to ask them.
Any help is appreciated!
Edited by Rosbife - 12/12/12 at 9:34am