I am looking for a the bare minimum headphones for editing music, videos, gameplay videos, and playing video games with. I already have a stereo microphone that captures my voice clearly enough for my liking, but all of my store bought headphones thus far have been from the discount bin at the supermarket.
I'm looking for something circumaural and somewhat comfortable. But given the fact I wear a hard hat all day they don't have to be downy soft or anything as long as they don't mash my ears to a pulp. They need to be able to put out a regular sound range, nothing crazy. And I have to be able to distinguish surround sound on them, as I add 360 degree type elements to my music.
But most importantly, they have to be pretty damn cheap. We're talking $100 or less sort of cheap. These are not meant to be my end game headphones. They are meant to be used roughly, in a house full of rambunctious pets, near food and drink at times, etc. Once I'm ready to get a truly decent pair of headphones, a low-mid price range Sennheiser similar to those limited edition ones on sale now will be my next step up.
I understand that the current Sennheiser drop is a great deal, but I simply can not abide spending that much on a pair of headphones that will just get the crap beaten out of them.