For something less than $50, this headphone is one of the best I've had. I had a Sony (name suppressed) headphone before, and after years of use I decided to get a new one. Sadly, the more well known brands didn't have volume control or if they did, they were extremely uncomfortable for long periods of use (a particular Phillips one for instance).
Altec Lansing AHP512 is lighter than its more popular counterparts, and thus more comfortable. My only complain is the volume control is a little too big, but better than not having none at all. The frequency range isn't as wide as the more expensive brands, but you'll probably need bat ears to tell the difference.
If your budget is less than $50 and need something cool looking and nice sounding, this is the headphone you need.
Review by kgx