EDIT: oops, if you're looking for earbuds these are really good, probably not great for running, I've owned a similar pair of Sennheisers and I don't think I'd want to run with the cord style.
Originally Posted by BoroBaller21
Any more specific? I've heard sennheiser is good but idk which ones?
If you want other high end, look at Klipsch, Ultimate Ears imo. I have owned the Ultimate Ears Triple-fi 10 when they were $95. They sound absolutely fantastic but I hated the fit, they go over the ear. So I sold mine.
Otherwise, full over the ear headphones are best for sound quality, but for many of these you can't really use them in a library or wouldn't want to carry them around.
Other good brands as well off the top of my head.
Audio Technica(own ATH-A700's, very good)
Some Sony monitors
What's your budget? There are good headphones from around $50 on up. I'd suggest a cheaper set as your first set.
Also, there are open and closed type over the ear headphones. Closed keeps in MOST
of the sound, which isn't necessarily bad imo and actually makes the bass seem a tad stronger to me. Open headphones are thought of as the best method, something to do with the sound waves being able to escape makes it sound better, honestly I'm not knowledgeable enough to describe that well.
Here are two from Sennheiser that are good. The HD 598's are more classy looking then the beats imo, but you don't want to use those at the library or anywhere public unless everyone around you loves the Spice Girls.
Both are probably better than the Beats I have tried. But maybe they have improved, even if that is so Monster Beats are not anywhere near worth what they ask for them.