I've been looking around for some new headphones, but I don't exactly have hundreds to drop on audiophile-grade equipment. I'm looking for some decent on-ear headphones for under $60 USD, ideally not too bass heavy. For the past few years I've used some Panasonic RP-HT21s which are okay (apparently, ok as you can get for a $5 to $10 pair of headphones), but I would like to see if I could get something like that in sound, but better.
I'd like to get something on-ear, preferably open. This will be for personal listening in my room, so I'm not really worried about leakage/isolation. I'm not exactly familiar with audiophile terminology, but from the closed phones that I was able to try I found them to be somewhat "muffled" sounding in comparison to my own. Maybe those particular models weren't good phones? Or maybe I'm just too used to the Panasonics? Who knows.
My friend had some Sennheiser PX-100s which I tried awhile back that I rather liked. They seemed pretty clear, if a bit too much on the bass side for my taste. I looked around and found, to my dismay, that the PX-100s aren't available except on eBay, but the PX-100 ii is available. I checked around for some comparisons, and there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus on whether or not the PX-100 ii is better than the original. Additionally, it may be even more bass heavy than the original, which kind of concerns me.
I've looked at the Koss PortaPros, which are open and fairly inexpensive and open but those have also been described as being on the bassy side.
TL;DR: I'd like to find an open, clear-sounding non-basshead set of headphones. Ideally, something similar to the RP-HT21, but I'm not sure how many here are familiar with that set. I apologize if my descriptions aren't the best. I'm not exactly the most familiar with terminology like "warm," "articulate," "bright," or anything like that.