Hey guys I'm not looking for a camera/videogame thread, but I figured at least a few people here probably consider themselves experts on headphones. I work at a Futureshop so it's pretty easy to get interested in electronics and gadgets that I don't really need and this time it's headphones. I've never had a serious pair before so the other day when I tried on the a set of Monster Beats Studios I was pretty impressed. I did a little research and found out that while they are decent headphones, and have some nice heavy bass, they lack in most other areas, at least compared to other $350 headphones. The problem is that the reviews, serious ones, not FS website opinions, are still conflicting. Some suggest the Bose QC15 are just a better buy, others dismiss both as overpriced garbage. Some line these up point by point with something like a Shure and have they lose out by a little others dismiss them entirely and say any $150 dollar Sony would be better. I'm not an audiophile obviously, but I can't even test anything else in that range out because they don't have demos in the store. Considering that I can get a roughly 40% discount on most monster beats, bose, shure and sennheiser models in that range does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not immune to the style elements, I do plan to wear them outside quite a bit as well as use them as a home set, so considering everything I've said does anyone have any suggestions? I'm asking because often reviews talk about better headphones for far less, but sometimes don't even give a brand and very rarely give a model that would be a good replacement from something like the studios or qc15s. So if they mention sennheiser, I don't know if I should be looking at $350 sennheisers $250 or $150. Thanks for any help, it doesn't have to be directly answering my question, just general headphone opinions and knowledge is helpful too.