It's a matter of personal taste really.
Originally Posted by walt63
Headphones are like wine. Some people drink thousand dollar bottles and spend huge amounts of time expounding upon the complex flavours and qualities available there, deriding anything cheaper as being damn near poisonous. Other people drink five dollar bottles, and enjoy that, and if they did try a thousand dollar bottle, they'd probably say 'I don't see the difference'. Same thing here.
The vast majority of headphones are fine. They aren't anything special, but they are fine. I've tried out the few high end pairs that people around me have had, and when they demo things that have the complexity to take advantage of really good cans (prog rock mostly) I can say they sound better, but when I've tried listening to things that I listen to every day I come away unimpressed; they just sound different but not better.
The same as with wine, no-one should be buying headphones based on what other people tell them is 'better', they should be buying what they enjoy. For the vast majority of people spending huge amounts on headphones will just result in disappointment. There is no objective standard of good and bad here and as long as your headphones are comfortable and sound good to you then everything is fine.