I think I’m in the market for a new pair of headphones. I currently have an old pair of Sony DJ earphones (MDR-V500) which have serviced me very well. They have crisp mid- & high-range sound, at the expense of slighly flattened bass tones. They are excellent at blocking out external noise (which makes sense, if they’re for DJs). However, they don’t quite fully enclose my ears: the tops of my ears get squished against my head by the pads surrounding the speaker. This wouldn’t be so bad except that I bought new glasses to wear while working and now I’m starting to get really sore ear-tips after a few hours of listening to music at work.

So I’m looking for a good set of headphones that will cover my ears, rather than squish them. Ideally, they’d be wireless, but the only ones of quality I’ve seen were in the $5-800 range, which is definitely too rich for my blood. Lightweight would be a good attribute too. If anyone has any recommendations, I’d be much obliged.