Higher-end headphones review on msnbc.com
I personally wouldn't want to take my high end headphones to my office.
I use Sennheiser HD 570s at work and I love them (and I've never had a problem with the cord coming unplugged).
Circuit City is now carrying the Sony Fontopia's, and they're only $49. I picked up a pair and am very impressed. These are the first sealed in-ear type I've used and I'd never use anything else again. They're great for work in the office becuase they are so quiet and comfortable, and they stay in place nicely at the gym.
the Sennheiser HD 580 or was it 570 the 600's are available at amazon for insanely low prices.. if u are a big Sennheiser fan, this would be a good time to get them
After looking into it a bit, I think I should clarify. I didn't realize that Fontopia was the whole line of Sony in-ear headphones. I thought that was the name of the actual model I was refering to.
Yeah, I've used a pair of Grado SR60s for a few years now (with a Creek OBH 11 headphone amp and a TEAC PD-H300 CD player) as my desktop Hi-Fi. It is superbly relaxing to have a real hi-fi sound at work.
I have been using a set of Pro-Luxe PRO40s for about four years now. Great sound, and fairly good sound isolation for blocking out the surrounding environment. Fairly cheap as well.
While we're on this subject, I've been using my Grado SR80's for a while now and have been very happy with them.
Fog Creek Home