I was using the Bose mie2i for work. I did a lot of flying and my job allowed me to listen to podcasts or music. I would have one ear piece in with the other tucked in my shirt. After 12 hours they were still comfortable. They are light and basically feel invisible. For planes, they suck. Let too much noise in so you can barely hear your audio. Very good if you need to hear somebody call your name, though. For actual music, I have the Koss PortaPro. By many accounts/reviews it is a great pair.
i have 2 pairs. for music production and at-home/computer/close listening, i use sennheiser hd 280s. for out-and-about/ipod/gym listening i use sennheiser cx300s. yeah, i'm probably a senns fanboy but i appreciate clarity and accuracy above everything else- so it figures. although i've been hearing really great things about these audio-technicas, so that'll probably be the next pair i buy.
I'm not too impressed with the sound, but by a mile they're the most comfortable ear buds I've ever worn.
For game playing I use Sennheiser eh250s. Or I used to before the cable got worn out. If I want to play Rock Band drums properly, I'll need to be buying a replacement cable eventually.
Klipsch X7i's, got them on sale during boxing day and I love them. The fit is incredibly comfortable and the build quality seems to be great. When it comes to sound quality they are pretty awesome, they won't impress any audiophiles but for a small pair of earbuds they are pretty strong. When I first got them higher volumes were sometimes a little harsh but as they've been burned in they've become much smoother.
My first 'real' set of headphones was a Sennheiser EH 150 that I used for a few years. Currently, I'm using a JVC HA-RX700 pair (For $35... these are a steal for SQ.). As for ear-buds I have some V-Moda Bass Freq. As You can probably tell, I'm kinda of a bass head.
The over-ear version of the KOSS Porta Pro using the same driver. These things are amazing for the price. Sure, they look like an hearing aid, are not isolated at all and the connector is flimsy as hell, but the sound is absolutely worth it. They are my main headphones for everything. I just have to keep in mind to adjust the volume down when others are around -- which is seldom enough.
My setup is kindof wierd. I chose to go for a dedicated mic since I can't be parted from my headphones, so my setup is (and it isn't likely to change any time soon);
& PC -> Blue Microphones Yeti
AKG K 172s for my PC and some cheap Sony earbuds for everything else. Actually the AKGs are starting to rub, anyone know a good pair of headphones in that style for about a $100? Maybe leather pads.
Almost everyone I talk to keeps loving on the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones (eg @mellotronrules )- and the reviews / average reviews kindof speak for themselves when it comes to these. I personally prefer the Shure SRH440 headphones. Both are fantastic and well worth the cash (and you don't need an amp for either).
If you can spring for it, though, the latest and greatest player in the $100-200 space is the Logitech UE6000 set (surprising audiophiles world over).
XTZ EarPhone-12 (http://www.fyndborsen.se/horlurar/horlurar/-xtz-earphone-12-black)
For the most part (iPod, DS, travel use) I use my Bose On-Ear Headphones that I've had for a few years now.
For PC, I have a Tritan AX Pro headset. That thing is an obnoxious beast with pretty great sound quality, but in the past year the wire cover has begun to unravel on it's own which is kind of a bummer.
I also on occasion use the newest Apple ear buds that came with my iPod 5. I have some pretty wonky ears so smaller buds don't usually stay in, but those work really well and produce impressive quality for the size.
I use the PS3 Wireless Headhopnes for my general gaming headset (the one gripe i have with them is that if the usb dongle breaks you gotta buy a new headset.....which happened)
For no gaming i use the Sony Rcok'n Buds. They are 15 bucks, sound good (to me....i'm not an audiophile), and the 3.5mm jack is at a 90degree angle so the connection last a long time.
I use Beyerdynamic DT 1350 sealed headphones. Sound quality is top notch. I've had them for a year and a half and they can still surprise me in terms of audio quality.
I also like to listen to music when I'm in bed and in that case I actually prefer my Koss Porta Pro's. They are light and don't press your head so hard as the DT's. Sound quality isn't as good, but they are more comfortable when you're trying to catch some zzz's. Plus they are cheap so I won't feel too bad if I manage to break them in my sleep.
Audio Technica ath-m50s. Cheap but really nice sound.
This, I got them for like a $100 during the black friday sales on amazon. Solid studio headphones for my PC and nearly everything else. I'll use shitty apple ear buds for when I'm mobile cuz I don't care as much about quality when I'm moving.
Absolutely. I'm a big fan of Grado headphones. I started with the SR60, but these days I have the SR225 at work and SR325i at home. Incredible headphones, and the value of the SR60 is unparalleled.
Say no to beats ,dre's and skullcandys.
This should be the basic takeaway from this thread. Do your research. Buy some real headphones. Many audiophiles may be pompous assholes, but they test this stuff rigorously, and they do know what they are talking about.