My friend over at Of Cider and Knitting Needles sent me some good stuff:
“I highly recommend Sony MDR-7506 headphones if you want great, high-fidelity listening. They run ~$100, but are the base standard for studio mixing and are damn-near bullet-proof besides. I carry a pair with me from show to show. They don’t have very much isolation (ambient room noise will intrude somewhat) but if you want more isolation, the JVC HA-FX35 Marshmellow earbuds you can get from Walmart are about as good as you get before spending ~$250 on a pair of Sennheiser or Shure in-ear monitors.”
Fortunately, I already have some Marshmallow earbuds and I love ’em. So these Sony’s are verrrrrry interesting to me.
Thanks for the feedback!