I am trying to find a good pair of earphones for my dad that sound good, are comfortable and durable. He has gone through 2 sets of noise canceling Bose and liked them but I'd like to find a higher bang for the buck set that he can use for listening to music on his iPhone (mostly classical, symphony, etc.) and also for using with a portable DVD player. Price range under $300 but less is better. High value.
He is in a wheelchair, so he has a difficult time with his dexterity so the should be comfortable. He also tends to fumble around with stuff so durability is also key. He just finished trashing the Bose set, but he's not sure how. I think he ran the over with the scooter, but that's a different conversation, and I know no headphones will take that kind of abuse.
Bottom line: comfort, durability and good sound are the main thing. Also ease of use, so portability and folding is not much of an issue as he either leaves them on a desk or hanging on a lamp. Not really too much travelling.
Side note: are there any headphones that have a build in amp?
What is the correct term for over the ear headphones?