Originally Posted by arcat
Thank you for the input. I thought that Aviators and CAL! had decent sound containment but perhaps not.
I wasn't thrilled with the comfort of the M50 headband but I might just have to give it another try! My friend's was pretty old so that might have been a factor. Seems like I have to decide between comfort and quality for my price range....
To be honest, the only choice you really have that's in your price range while being both comfortable and producing high sound quality are IEMs.
It must be emphasized, though, that if your think the headphones sound good compared to some other options, there's no reason you shouldn't pick them. But, at <$150, you're going to have to deal with a compromise somewhere. If you absolutely must have lightweight comfort, and sound quality without involving some degree of muddy bass, you should just end up saving your money. I haven't found any headphones that could be confidently suggested in your price range that meet all of the criteria. Someone might prove me wrong, but the ones that are lightweight and comfortable sacrifice audio fidelity.