Portable, full-ear, lower-tier headphone : recommandations ?
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Hi,
 
I'm looking for a replacement set of headphones for my 6 years old 50$ Sony's.
 
I have started reading through the models compare shootout from the forums. Not done yet, but getting a lot of infos from there.   Still curious to get some direct opinions.
 
But here's the catch : I have a lot of expectation/restrictions. 
 
- I'll use those headphones mainly in the bus and subway : lots of ambiant noises and a lot of people standing around me with whom I do not wish to share my music...
- I listen to rock / metal music.  Bass is not my only priority :)
- I hate "in-ear". 
- I'm done with "Noise cancelling".
- I have a HUGE head.  Like.... HUUUUGE... I mean, no helms/caps ever fit my head and my logitech gaming headset barelly reaches my ears...
- I listen to music on my Android phone, using PowerAmp app (comes with some sets of equalizers)
- I expect to pay 70 to 100$ (Canadian $)..... or so.....
- I'd prefer "not-too-huge" designs.
 
 
 
 
Up to now, here are some models I've considered :
- Sennheiser hd 335s  -->  Seems perfect, a little bit over my budget, but not too much. But afraid of the comments of people saying it's too tight on the head (my big head...)
- Sony Xtra Bass models --> (actually triied them in a Sony Store).  Super-comfortable.  The extra bass effect isn't what I'm looking for though.
- Sennheiser hd 218  -->  Very nice...except... I've read on forums that the head band is super-cheap and breaks easilly.
- Sony mdr-v55  -->  Overall.... a winner at this point.  I think
 
 
Thouhts ?
 
 
Thanks!
 
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If you are willing to stretch the extra $10 look into the Audio Technica ATH-M40x's. They are currently on pre-order and will be released on the 18th. I'm sure they would fulfill your expectations. Including your head :wink:
 
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