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I'm not an extreme audiophile or anything. But I'm going to be using my headphones more than I used to, and my awful $15 Sonys are falling apart...

I'm aware that the cheaper you get the less difference it makes what brand you choose because in the lowest brackets they're all crap.

Are there any for $50 or less that at least stand out?

Appreciate any suggestions!
Edited by [\/]Paris - 5/13/11 at 11:58pm
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Nevermind just saw the thread~!
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I definitely recommend the JVC HARX900s.

They offer stellar value for what you pay and if you can follow a simple mod which can be found on a lot of hifi forums they get even better after.
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Get a pair of Koss ProtaPro's ($35 or so) and a pair of Koss KSC75 clip ons (about $15). While each one of these is considered a decent headphone, try this simply mod. Take off the clip-on housing off the KSC75s and replace the PortaPro driver on PortaPro headband with the KSC75 driver. If the PortaPro headband clamps too strongly, try to bend it a little (it's made from metal). The result will be a headphone with a comfortable headband, and sound with very clear highs and mids (better than PortaPros, and I'd say HD555s) and well controlled bass (again, better than HD555), albeit with a somewhat narrow stereo image. You can attach the KSC75 ear clips to the PortaPro drivers and make them into your gym headphone pair. This sounds like a win to me. This is a serious advice from someone who has both of these Koss headphones..
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Get a pair of Koss ProtaPro's ($35 or so) and a pair of Koss KSC75 clip ons (about $15). While each one of these is considered a decent headphone, try this simply mod. Take off the clip-on housing off the KSC75s and replace the PortaPro driver on PortaPro headband with the KSC75 driver. If the PortaPro headband clamps too strongly, try to bend it a little (it's made from metal). The result will be a headphone with a comfortable headband, and sound with very clear highs and mids (better than PortaPros, and I'd say HD555s) and well controlled bass (again, better than HD555). You can attach the KSC75 ear clips to the PortaPro drivers and make them into your gym headphone pair. This sounds like a win to me. This is a serious advice from someone who has both of these Koss headphones..
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But yeah, I own the KSC75's as well as the portapros . I use both and love them both dearly. Definitely worth much more than what you pay for.

If I could only pick one, I would pick the Portapros.
 
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