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I realize you get what you pay for, but unfortunately, I just lack money in every conceivable way. 

 

My main (and only) headphones right now is a pair of the Sony MDRZX100's.  http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRZX100-BLK-Series-Headphones/dp/B004WODP20/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1353641064&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Sony+mdr+zx100

 

I like them well enough, but they can get a bit uncomfortable after a while.  As a musician and avid listener, I feel it's time to upgrade.  Of course, my idea of "upgrading" is your "entry level" in all likelihood.  These Sony's cost about $15, and so I figured somewhere around $40-60 is about the absolute highest I can go.  I figure I spend so much time listening to, recording, and enjoying music that I should spend a bit more on it and really experience it in a more powerful sense.

 

I'm looking for something dynamic that is good for listening while recording, listening to music (just about every genre), and comfortable.

 

I was looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M30's, as they seemed like a good starting point, and I can't say enough good things about my AT turntable.

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M30-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones/dp/B00007E7C8/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1353641228&sr=1-2&keywords=Audio+Technica+headphones

 

Of course, any advice and suggestion is welcome.  Please feel free to laugh and joke at my expense.

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 3
Monoprice 8323...
Amazing headphones for the price

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2

Lots of reviews here (can't link from phone.)
They also made the cnet top 10 headphones list.
I have a pair and they are great.

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Edited by TrollDragon - 11/22/12 at 7:43pm
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Hm... I'll definitely look into them.  I see a lot of folks complained about the lack of comfort, but I can't see that being a problem for me, as my Sony headphones have no padding whatsoever.

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