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Recommendations for <$250 over ear headphones for both indoor and outdoor use

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I had a pair of M50s, but I had to give those to my cousin in China, so now I need some new headphones.

 

I'll be listening to a lot of styles of music. Classical, folk, rap, country, and pop. The price needs to be under 250ish and preferably at Amazon. Since I'll be using them for both indoor and outdoor, they need to at least look decent in public. I don't have a Galaxy S2, but no amp. Amp recommendations can also be made, but I probably won't be getting one for a while. My priority would probably be 1) Sound Quality, 2)Design(but it's a really close second), and 3)Durability. 

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Hello!
 

Just searched around Amazon and I saw the Sony MDR-1R running at $240 [ http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Stereo-Headphones-1R-MDR-1R/dp/B00948CG3I/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372849751&sr=8-4&keywords=Sony+MDR-1R ] and I find it pretty good for the price. The last time I saw [ few months back ] it was running at around $299, correct me if I am wrong.

 

Anyway, in terms of durability, it may look like the earcups are made of aluminium or some sorts of metal but unfortunately, it is made of plastic to my knowledge. However, the finish was pretty good so nothing big to worry about in terms of durability.

 

As for sound, I find it great with modern music like the ones you mentioned above. This is the headphone which I would recommend for reference and portability. Slight bass roll off are there, but the overall sound quality is pretty smooth, the mids are colored. Good soundstage as well for a closed headphone.

 

Hope this helps!
Billson :D

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