Hmm it's nice to hear that they are indeed over-ear, and that they're also very comfy and within my budget. I think I might steer towards getting these, but Mad Lust Envy, is it true that the noise isolation from outside is only mediocre? Cos thats the biggest requirement for the 'phones, otherwise I'd get these straight away...
Also, how is the sound quality, compared to say, my SRH840?
Check ljokerl's thread for info on Creative Aurvana Live! :
Indeed he doesn't consider them good for isolation which may rule them out for you.
Re. over-ear/ on-ear : the room inside the earcups is 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"
Appearance wise, they do look rather bowl-like on ears (rounded edges) and maybe the black shiney finish makes them look larger.
Sound wise and comfort wise I'm sure they'd have been fine
from what I read the srh840 might be for you for her, it seems to have a laid back sound to them with neutral and balance with a little bass kick to them. They look pretty decent although on the larger side.