Originally Posted by Micjones
I think there are several other variables to consider.
What are they being used for?
How often are they being used?
How are they being stored?...
Headphones break. Cheap headphones break. Expensive headphones break.
I'm a heavy-user and I tend to be hard on mine anyway.
So I'm not sure spending more money would do me any justice.
I'd NEVER pay $50 or more for headphones unless I was using them for mixing purposes. For casual usage (listening to music), I'll always run with headphones under $25. And I think I showed you my watering holes for buying them cheap, you'd see why. For the buck, you just can't beat the headphones I come by. Quality, look, durability. I'd wager half my paycheck on that.
I do want a pair of Beats though. Just can't bring myself to spend that much right now.
I wear mine anywhere from 4-6 hours a day but most of that is sitting at my desk. When I'm not wearing them, the cord is wrapped around them and they're sitting on my desk in pile of other shit, sometimes with stuff stacked on top of them.
I also wear them when I work outside and mow. I can't tell you how many times I've snagged the cord and violently yanked them off of my head, unplugged them from the MP3 player, or both.
Mine have had the shit beat out of them and they work like new.