So today, I was in your local Best Buy looking for some cables for a old receiver I've "inherited". I strolled down the headphone aisle just to see what was lying around and some mother began to speak with me frantically out of no where. She is saying "If I give him these, I'll never get him off the bed", in a joking manner. I notice that she is referring to the line-up of Beats by Dre headphones. I give her a nice smile and turn to start on my way again.
At this point the woman starts telling me how her son is autistic and how he LOVES headphones and listening to music. Having worked with individuals all along the spectrum, I can sympathize with her struggles (to a very small degree as she works with him around the clock). She says that he wants nicer headphones but that she can't keep buying new models frequently after he throws them to the ground and cracks them as is his tendency. Clearly, she loves her son but is somewhat distressed about parting with her hard-earned money for a temporary solution.
Having done some research around here, and watched plenty of reviews, I beckoned for her to follow me down the aisle where I was able to introduced her to the SOL Master Tracks Headphones and the rest of the SOL line. As she stared wide-eyed, I bent and twisted the headband as much as I pleased to show her how sturdy they were. Needless to say, she was thrilled and thanked me vigorously, stating that her son would be so thrilled to have cool new headphones that would not break for sometime (and the warranty doesn't hurt either).
Head-fi, headphones, and, most of all, music to the rescue...happy listening. Hope I didn't bore ya haha