I've been using the same headphones (Sony DR-9) since I was a kid, and sadly the wire connection up next to the cup has finally started to break up, probably from the stretch from use and the weight of the coiled wire. I think it's time for a new pair rather than trying to fix them (maybe in the future for sentimental value). I intend on using them for personal listening, home recording, practice (via amp or interface), and maybe mixing. I'm not really interested in any bluetooth models, and most pairs seem to have an adapter for 1/4 or 1/8 plugs. Some models even have detachable cables to avoid the issue that brought me here. I'm used to ear buds and closed back models, but I've never really tried open back drivers. I'm interested in a nice quality and comfortable pair that will last as long as my first pair. My price range is probably under $100, but maybe I'd push it to around $150 if it's worth it. I've narrowed it down to a handful of models that seem like all around solid budget headphones: Sony MDR7506 (classic) - $90 AKG K240 STUDIO (older model not Mk II) - $70 AKG K92 - $60 AKG K361 - $100 Audio Technica ATH-M50x (over budget) - $150 Audio Technica ATH-M40x - $100 Sennheiser HD280PRO - $100 Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO - $70 Shure SRH440 - $100 I know there are a lot of specs to consider, and I will continue to research and compare these models. Also I know it's a long list and it comes down to personal preference. I'm more interested in hearing your experiences since we are all bass players and use them for the same things. Thanks for reading!