I have a pair of HD 280 Pros which I have liked for a long time, but now that my kids got their hand on it they are broke!
Admittedly, they are heavy on my head which is a huge annoyance, and the cord is so long I can't wind it up or hide it. I'd prefer detachable cables, so that I can switch them to shorter lengths if I need to. This isn't a necessity.
I use them on the train to and from work, to listen to music, or watch ripped DVDs on my Kindle. Also, I wouldn't mind using them for conference calls so an inline mic/volume control/stop&start music button would be amazingly great.
I found the http://en-de.sennheiser.com/hd-429s to be a good fit here, as they are under $100 (which is what I'd prefer to spend) and meet all my requirements. I'm not sure about the lightness though :)
On a related note... I will be wearing these in cold weather instead of earmuffs, so something durable would be ideal
Much obliged for any suggestions!
Edited by Shyatic - 10/4/12 at 8:15am