Thanks for bringing up the Sonys again - I actually passed right by them the first time around. They definitely sound like a better choice than the CAL!s...
So, I guess it comes down to now...
Sony MDR-ZX700 vs Philips Citiscape Downtown
Any thoughts on the comparison of these two? I guess I have the same questions about the Sonys as I did about the CAL!s before - do they have too much bass, are they comfortable, do they have a durable cable, do they leak much sound, do they play mean 70s/80s music/electric guitar, etc...?
If you like a bass heavy sound without going into full basshead territory, then get the Philips. If you want a more balanced, neutral-ish sound signature go with the Sonys. Both are comfortable and durable. The Sony isolates well and I believe (but know) that the Philips does too.
For your music types, I'd go with the Sony.