This is a slight departure from my usual tech/gaming/film coverage, but most developers and designers I know use headphones, at least occasionally. If you’re looking to buy a pair in the near future, check out this pdf guide. Admittedly it’s not for budget listeners – this tends to lean high end, anywhere from $90 all the way up to the thousands. Yet there’s great recommendations here, better on average than most tech blogs.
(For the record, I’ve used Sennheiser HD-25 IIs for years and been very satisfied.)