Does the MDR-1R have inline mic?
A suggestion i could throw out there is buying a headphone with removable cable that has a 3.5mm jack, and buy a vmoda inline mic cable. Theyre only 10 dollars and built quite well.
Some headphone recommendations would be:
UE6000 are relatively cheap right now
SOL Republic Master Tracks are surprisingly good sounding and quite good for the price
vmoda m80 is a classic recommendation and is always a solid pick. I do prefer the master tracks a little more now though
NAD Viso HP50 is new and also rly quite good, though it may be beyond your price range unless you find a used one.
Sennheiser Momentum over ears is the same case. Quite good but over 250 unless you find a used one.
I'm sure I missed some big ones to recommend so id do more research.
Are you open to iems at all?