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I am heading into high school in about 2 weeks (Very excited) and I decided that I should splurge some money on a new pair of headphones. I will be using them in the classroom ( I am in a high level school with only 350 people, so the teachers are slack about using headphones while you work), And I will also be using them on bus rides to and from school. I generally dislike on ear and in ear headphones, so over the ear is my best bet. I want some that will take a beating for the next 4 years of high school. I have a beloved pair of Sony MDR-V6 headphones that I bought a year ago and have well over 1000 hours on them, But I would never want them to be abused. My budget is NOTHING over $115. I was looking at the Koss Pro 4aa because of the retro looks and stories of them taking a beating and still working after many years of use. Any recommendations? Oh, And I listen to music like Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, The rolling Stones, etc.

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If you go to Best Buy in-store right now, they have the UE6000 for $99 there. They blow away everything else sonically in that price range, and they will make you look like a boss when you wear them.

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It looks kind of cheap :/ I also have never really favored logitech products, as everything I own from them is junk. Do you know any other good headphones from reputable brands such as Senheiser, Koss, etc?

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They're actually made by Ultimate Ears, who Logitech just happens to have bought recently and now owns (they make very high-end products, like custom in-ear monitors).

Also, they're not cheap at all. I had the pleasure of borrowing one in person for a few days and they're pretty rock solid.

Read a review about them here by one of the industry's most respected figures:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000
 

The more time I spent with these cans, the more I liked their physical qualities. It's rather easy to take for granted simple, straight forward industrial design in the world of ever gaudier headphone bling these days, but after a few days I really began to appreciate the handsome, understated looks and very nice build quality of these cans.

 

With regard to styling, ergonomics, and features, I think Logitech UE have produced a couple of winners here...


There are some other recommendations I could give, but if you can get them at the price I listed, absolutely nothing else competes with them for that amount of money.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 8/21/13 at 5:40pm
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Have you looked at the Audio Technica ATH-M50?

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Originally Posted by pformagg View Post

Have you looked at the Audio Technica ATH-M50?

Yes, too expensive :(

 

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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

They're actually made by Ultimate Ears, who Logitech just happens to have bought recently and now owns (they make very high-end products, like custom in-ear monitors).

Also, they're not cheap at all. I had the pleasure of borrowing one in person for a few days and they're pretty rock solid.

Read a review about them here by one of the industry's most respected figures:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000
 


There are some other recommendations I could give, but if you can get them at the price I listed, absolutely nothing else competes with them for that amount of money.

And that's where the problem comes in. The cheapest I can find it 174 bucks, And I also went to Best Buy and they were 330 (!!!). I was in disbelief, So I made sure they were not the higher and model they produce, And they weren't. I would get those but they are just too darn expensive for me to be throwing around in my backpack. Any other stuff? I am honestly stuck with deciding between headphones at the 50-115 price range. There are SOO many :(

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