So I’ve had two pairs of iGrado headphones now, and while they sounded wonderful for the price, neither pair lasted. After the first pair died within six months I marked it up the fact that they were an open box pair that I got on the cheap. I got another, brand new pair, and I don’t think these ones even lasted as long as the others. I mark it up to the shitty, thread-thin cables that they use for them. If they just used the nice thick cables that they use for their higher-grade headphones, the iGrados might be my perfect pair of headphones.
Anyway, I need a new pair of headphones for use at the gym and walking to work (the Grado SR60s I have at home are a bit bulky for that, methinks), I thought I’d solicit recommendations for a new pair of headphones here. I’d like to stay around $50, though I might be willing to go higher if I really like something.