Discrete is no longer applicable.
The bigger and more garish the headphones you wear on your commute to work the better.
But that's fine, it makes you easier to rob.
These headphones from TDK owe something of their design to Beats' Solo cans. The black TDKs aren’t as stylish as the Solos but they exude class. Pick them up and it’s clear they’re solid and robust. Even the hinges which allow them to fold slide elegantly rather than snap. And I like the rubberised finish on the headband. TDK …
If you want it you buy something like this or some in ear monitors. Whilst the latter are more discrete some find them less comfortable and convenient.
If you don't particularly care what your music sounds like then buy any old shit as long as it's discrete. After all, who cares about quality when you have your image to worry about?
Now that headphones seem to part of the fashion world, I'm finding it hard to locate a simple pair of over ear headphones that can work with bluetooth or with a removable cord.
It seems like these could be made for a pittance these days but I can't find them. Anyone know where to go for geek headphones/earphones i.e. solid quality at a cheap price without marketing nonsense whether of the audiophile or teen fashion persuasion?
"I'm still looking for a pair of headphones that can block the noise of my shouting, yawning, sneezing, coughing, farting, burping, coin-sorting office-mates"
Firstly, I don't sort coins at work. Secondly, no, you want fully closed headphones. These are only half-closed. A good compromise for those wanting to concentrate on their music but still hear the phone ring etc.