So over the past few months I have tried out a number of headphones, all failing on me.
The SR850's - Hated the pads, sock mod fixed this somewhat but the pads kept coming off, leather headband broke after a few months, I hated everything about these other then the sound quality.
The Superlux HD668B - These were OK, but also uncomfortable and sock mod made the pads flimsy and they kept sliding off. These were basically the SR850's with a different headband. Also hated them.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50S - The sound was pretty good and they fit OK, but what did it for me was the creaking noise coming from the left ear. I assumed it was the hinges, but after ordering two of them; the sound persisted. For most people the sound would probably be unnoticeable.. But I sometimes sit in silence and the creaking sound any time I moved my head the slightest drove me crazy.
So this brings me here. I have no idea what to get now, I'm no audiophile and all I want is a comfortable headset that will do OK with gaming and some music/movies; without spending a arm and a leg (max budget $70, preferably under $50). I am 70% gaming 30% music/movies with my music of choice being dubstep/electronic. I am willing to sacrifice performance for comfort/build quality. I want something that will last, and feel good on my ears, bottom line. Can it be done in my price range? Also must be from amazon.com.
Here's what I've looked at so far with disappointing reviews: