It's my boss's daughter's bat mitzvah next month and as the resident audiophile I thought I'd get her a good set of cans. I was looking at the Beats Solo HD because they're what all the kids are yippity yapping about these days but they're a) $200 and b) getting terrible reviews everywhere. On the other hand, they're small so they should fit well on her head.
Should I just bite the bullet and get them, since at 13 looks/name recognition will matter more than sound? Or should I get a pair of Skullcandies? Or the Sennehiser PX 200-II look to be the same size as the beats...
Alternatively, she plays a lot of sports, so should I get a pair of sport bands like the Sennheiser/Adidas PMX 680/685's? I definitely trust Sennheiser more than I trust Beats, but are the bands comfortable for younger users? At 13 I feel like it's too old for the 'kids' headphones but still too small for big cans...
Okay, thanks for reading, if anyone's been in a similar situation or has any thoughts at all they would be very much appreciated, happy new year,
Edited by Agentred - 12/25/12 at 9:22pm