i went through a lot of headphones, inc sennheiser, in the end i got some sony earbuds, briiliant sound, and deep deep bass lines, all out a 9mm in the ear driver. very nice, model EX71
because there earbuds, the ambient noise is almost gone compared to most i tried.
In the box: Sony MDR-EX71SL earphones, 3-foot extension cord, 1 set of small ear plugs, 1 set of medium ear plugs, 1 set of large ear plugs, user's manual, soft carrying case, warranty information
Type: In-ear, dynamic
Open ear: No
Diaphragm: 9 mm
Includes .25-inch adapter: No
Cord length: 1.5 feet (includes separate 3.3-foot extension cord)
Nominal impedance: 16 ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 100 db/mW
Frequency response: 6 to 23,000 Hz
Item weight: .1 pounds
I used to use some really neat earbuds and they gave very good sound but I found them to be a bit too delicate and after a few months of using them, dropping them, getting the wires tangled etc... the sound from 1 of the ears stopped working
I also find earbuds are not really convinient for proper PC and gaming use as they are designed for personal music etc,
It's your own preference I suppose, I've tried both earbuds and headphones and I prefer headphones
depending what your using it for i say. Ive got the plantronics audio .90 which is about 25 pounds. try the dsp 500. But if you want just for listening music or movies any sinehieser/technics would be nice.