My vote goes for Sennheiser too, I own one and that was the best deal for sound so far.
Form factor. And the problem is not the form factor, it is the 'open air' design, which, in a way, Sennheiser pioneered!....Only gripe with it is it's a bit low on bass, being of a small foam factor. ...
How about this:
eBay India: SENNHEISER HD 201 Wired Headphones (item 270598884747 end time 03-Jul-2010 08:09:10 IST)
Impedance = 24 ohms. And it's a Sennheiser with 2 yr warranty. Comes to 1490 including delivery.
Of all headphones I have tried Sennheiser simply stands out in terms of richness and clarity. I use a PM-60 model (Neck band type). Only gripe with it is it's a bit low on bass, being of a small foam factor. You are welcome to try it out.
Have read at a few places that 201 lack bass and need an amp to drive it properly.My vote goes for Sennheiser too, I own one and that was the best deal for sound so far.
Well I think I have pretty big head, so they should sound nice for me in that caseI'm aware of that.
Do notice that the pressure exerted against the ears will depend on the size of the head that is wearing them!
More than twice the maximum budget I am willing to spend.Go for the Sennheiser PX 200. It gives you an amazing sound quality and a lovely bass, neither too much, nor too little. Watching movie rips on my E71 has never been better! Don't have to worry about noise cancellation too. These are on hear headphones which feel lovely on the year and you do not have to press them to the ear to get that bass and noise cancellation.
I've been using the phones for more than a year now and not one complaint. PX 200 comes with a neat case in which it will fold and the case is really sturdy. It has survived my usage
Little heavier on the pocket completely worth it.
Sennheiser PX200 Headphones
I agree, but longevity was one of your criterionMore than twice the maximum budget I am willing to spend.