Unfortunately, my trusty HD280's seem to have kicked the bucket. I thought it was a driver issue, so I got a new one from Sennheiser...I just soldered it up and the left ear still isn't working. Oh well, I've had them for something like 7 years now, and they've been through a lot of abuse. I mainly use them to plug into my Line 6 POD when I'm playing guitar, so they usually end up getting left on the floor with the POD when I'm done.
Anyway, I need a cheapish (~$100) replacement for these guys. I use SE535's when I'm *actually* listening to music, so I don't need anything great, just something durable and relatively flat-sounding. I thought it was interesting that the HD 280 wasn't mentioned in the latest Head Fi gift guide...curious if there's something different you all would recommend?