- Mar 24, 2011
I've been using the Skullcandy Aysm's (above image) for the past year or two at work (I'm a web developer) and I love them. I think they have a nice balanced sound and aren't too tinny in the highs or boomy in the lows. They fit in my ear perfectly with the mid-sized ear piece and I like how they wrap over my ear; I don't feel they're there after listening and coding for a while. Unfortunately the plastic sheath over the wire has cracked where it touches the top of my ear. This is the second pair that it has happened on. I think it's from contacting the oil on my skin because the rest of the plastic sheath is fine; it only cracked where it touches the top of my ear. Skullycandy doesn't make these any more and I would prefer not to keep buying them and replacing them after a year's use; these remain on my office desk and don't go anywhere else. I have tried the Skullcandy Ink'd and Titan models and hated both of them. Poor sound quality and/or they fell right out of my ear.
I've been reading reviews here and on other sites and some headphones I'm looking in to in no particular order:
- Klipsch S4
- Beyerdynamic DTX 80 or 100
- Shure SE215
- Looking for other options...
I would prefer to keep the price range in the sub-100 region. I'm not looking for super fancy $100+ sets since I use these at work and they're only used to keep me from be distracted by others in the room but I do prefer decent sound quality though for the price range.
Any recommendations on my current list or others I haven't mentioned? I'll keep sifting through reviews in the mean time.