So I've been wondering about this because I feel that it fits the demands of most of the general population <30 who usually just use their iPhone earbuds or splurge for Beats.
What is the best recommendation for a <$75 headphone that doesn't require amping? Despite the known advantages of amping, most of this group of people just don't want another thing to carry around.
Also, most people in this group most likely value a decently heavy bass. Not bass-head level, but still generally strong. I've been doing a lot of research on this question and come to these suggestions, although without much information as to which would be better than the other.