My son wanted Beats by Dre, like every other kid in the world, but he just happened to catch me in the middle of my headphone obsession and I said to myself, no son of mine is going to have those piece of crap Beats by Dre. Target was advertising the Beats Solo 2 before Christmas and my wife bought them. I made her return them. I knew an 11-year-old would hate “on ear” headphones and started researching better alternatives.
I kept coming back to Sennheiser and, without going past the $200 or $500 price tag and the high-end headphones, but the Sennheisers seemed to have the best dynamic range and best bass (which is what an 11-year-old will care most about) for the price.
November 11th, 2018 Update: So impressed by the Sony headphones, I decided to try these for a day of listening to music and making calls.