Over the years a lot of people have asked what headphones I like to use. A good pair of headphones will be with you for a while. You might mix on them, travel, perform, or just use them with your iphone.
I have the AKG K 271 MKII and find them really uncomfortable. I just don’t use them much, and they do not travel. Over a year ago I got some In Ear Monitors
In-ear monitors are earbuds are great to use for stage instrumentation, live performance, recording, or studio mixing. I have a pair of the Elite Core EU-4. They only cost 80 and have treated me really well.
The reason I like these is because they are small, block noise while on stage, and sound pretty good. I prefer studio speakers for mixing, but they work. For live performances they have been fantastic and you can’t beat the $80 price. You can get them at Amazon.com.
If you have earbuds / headphones you like I would love to hear about it in the comments.