AUIGH AUIGH AUIGH DO NOT NOT TRIPORTS! Nevermind their murky highs or stupifying hump in the midbass region, they have the worst build quality of any headphone this side of Sony MDR-V700s. If you buy a set, the headband will
Honestly, for mobile listening, I suggest looking at any one of the Koss cans with titanium drivers. After a proper (100+ hour) burn-in, they sound absolutely amazing, and are cheap enough that you can buy several pairs, even on a college student's budget. My personal favorite is the KSC-55
street style ones. I find this form factor holds the drivers in a position on my ears where I get the best bass response. Some people find the band on them quite uncomfortable, so try on a set before you buy. Also, check out the clip-on KSC-75s
. They are $15 or less, and they use the same wonderful drivers, but are significantly more comfortable. My only complaint with them is the nasty volume control that's built in to the cord. If you're handy with a soldering iron, it's easy enough to replace the cables. If you absolutely must have a traditional headband, find a pair of Koss Pro-1s
. I have two pairs of these, that are branded Radio Shack, but are identical otherwise. I don't like the sound of them as much as the 55s or the 75s (the drivers don't sit as well) but they are quite comfortable.
Seriously, don't underestimate Koss for mobile use. I own over a dozen pairs of headphones, including Sennheiser HD-650s, and use a Gilmore Lite
headphone amp to drive them. As a bonus, if you buy even several pairs of Koss 'phones, you'll have enough left over to get a portable headphone amp like Cmoy
or the like (see ebay for lots of premade ones.)
Whatevet you do, remember friends don't let friends buy Bose.