I just went traveling with my brother and his old sonys were leaving black flakes on his ears, so out they go. His birthday is coming up, so I wanted to get him new headphones.
He's not an audiophile, more of a "normal" person. So he doesnt want to use an amp or anything other than an iPhone or iPad or iMac. Crazy, I know.
But this is my golden opportunity to get him something good.
I was looking at the following headphones
AKG K545 > frontrunner
I am very open to any over ear headphones that would be relatively good for travel. Good noise isolation and comfort.
I was also thinking of getting them recabled so they are more durable and dont break.
Any input would be much appreciated. My price range is less than 500. If you know a place that sells the headphones and does the recabling, all the better. His b-day is 20May for a timeframe reference.