I haven't heard them myself, so I can't say for sure. But even if they were priced at $20 I wouldn't get them because of that cord... It's so thin that if I can see myself snagging it on a desk corner or something and snapping it in half.
I'd recomment the Creative Aurvana Live. One of the best sounding closed cans for the price.
I was looking at the xb 500's and the hd419's were recommended to me yesterday on here, also interested in the somy mdr-v6's since i really like my old v150's im replacing.