I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones after my pair of Sony MDR-V250s bit the dust. I really don't want to spend much more than 20 dollars or so. I use headphones just for my laptop and sometimes a portable cd player. I looked around and narrowed it down to a few choices....
Sony MDR-V150 Monitor Series Headphones
These are almost identical to the ones that just broke. They were a good set when they worked.
these look to be really good headphones, though I'm not really into silver coloured electronics. Plus, they're the over the ear kind which I'm not really fond of.
These are the ones that I'm leaning towards the most. Though they are over the ear headphones, which I don't like, they do have individual volume controls on each ear cup....which is good. I hear a lot more out of my right ear than my left and would need the variable balance controls to even out the sound field. My previous headphones didn't have this but I could achieve this (sort of) with the sound controls on my iBook. The only downside of that is the sound quality goes down slightly.
So....do you guys (and girls ?) have any ideas ? Do any of you have any of these headphone sets or even just tried any of them ? Or maybe another kind of headphones in the 20 dollar or so range that I haven't even thought of ? Preferably with variable balance and not over the ear....though I can live with over the ear and no variable balance if I have to. Thanks.