I've been looking at those, but I'm looking for more portable headphones than those since the cord is very long, but thankshttp://www.headphones.com/Headphone...AMIC-AUDIOPHILE-HEADPHONES-51406.html#reviews
These are one of the best out there for your price range. Don't even consider Beats.
This is a load of crock. It's all placebo effect. If you blind-folded your friends, they wouldn't be able hear the difference between 2 of same pair of headphones but one with 100 hours of use.I think the secret to good headphones is proper burn-in. I always burn mine for 100 hours before I use them. And there's an app for that. Ive burnt a couple of friends headsets and they raved about how much better the sound was.
+1 on the M50s...i wish i would have done more research before purchasing my Shure 440s. Shures are awesome for the money but just a little light on bass for my personal tastes.Earbuds = Yuin PK2 (the PK1 sounded the same to me when unamped, and this sounds better than any IEM I can think of that doesn't cost an arm and leg)
Closed headphones = Audio-Technica ATH-M50