I really advise against buying any pair of heaphones without trying a ton of them in the store.
Most of the time I tend to agree with this TOP list of headphones. http://www.head-fi.org/products/category/headphonesI love Sennheiser phones but there are much better alternatives for under-140$ price.Those are Audio-Technica ATH-M50S(135$), Audio Technica ATH-AD700(100$) and unbelievable Superlux HD-668 B (aka Samson SR850) for 50$. All these phones should beat handy any Sennheiser HD4xx for sure.
Save some more money and purchase something decent.For $90 all your going to get is a pair of $90 headphones.Asking the opinion of other for a 'which is best' comparison is an exercise in futilityas no one else can tell what your ears hear.If you were to able to trial a pair of the above mentioned Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm (which are awesome) headphones on a quality souncardwith quality amplification using a quality recording such as Dire Straights - Greatest Hits, Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream, Roxy Music - Avalon, Soundgarden - Superunknown, to name a few you would quickly realise that $90 doesn't buy you very much headphone and all the advice offered about which $90 headphone is mute since all $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones.
he said that $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones. He did not say that all $90 headphones sound the same.HTH
Despite desperately needing a book on grammar for the holiday season, he said that $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones. He did not say that all $90 headphones sound the same.
(which I even prefer to my 1000€ STAX electrostatic headphones. I use the STAXs mainly for listening tests).
Aw, come on! ;-)
unless you have actually experienced quality audio playbackin an enviroment specifically tailored for the purpose of, and i don't mean your mates $5,000 home theater purchased from a big brand name retail outlet.I'm talking about hardware used by people who make their living from recording, producing, mixing, ect.
My suggestion? Koss PortaPro.