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The "studio headphones" are really good quality and I now use them for when I practice my drumming, but they are rather uncomfortable and are not at all portable thanks to the long wire, though they are in fact studio headphones and I found them on the street so no complaining from me.
Or you could just put the cord under your shirt.
Wrap it around you like a belt?
Sorry, i should have been more specific. Tuck most of it in pocket with ipod and hold rest tucked away with shirt.
I've not gotten a pair of headphones to last 2 years yet, but I had good luck with Sennheiser over the ear headphones drastically reducing the noise of the train I rode to school. It may be worth researching them as an alternative.
The answer to almost any headphones question is Sennheiser.
The wrong answer to almost any headphones question is Sennheiser.
HD280s are great, but their consumer grade stuff isn't that special as far as I've seen. I think they realized catering to the pro audio crowd doesn't net you that much cash.