While I'm still a bit new to things, I have been doing lots of research in that price range (and under) and I finally settled on the CAL! (Creative Aurvana Live!).
They're actually rebadged denon 1001's and are outstanding for the price. One of the main things they're known for is comfort (low clamping force, and very light).
I've only had mine for a full day so far and haven't done any "serious" listening to them yet but I can tell you that my initial impressions are pretty good. They're pretty well balanced, with a slight emphasis on the bass, and (to my "untrained" in headphone terms) with a "fair to middling" soundstage.
They're worth a look at the very least.
Good luck man :).