I love my AKG headphones.
In my line of work I have to use headphones everyday and these AKG headphones are one of my prized possessions. Not only are they comfortable to wear for long periods of time they have a great sound and bass too. As I'm monitoring calls in a busy office they also drown out the noise of what going on around me so that I can concentrate on the task in hand.
I have to admit I didn't buy these; they were bequeathed to me by a colleague who was moving on to pastures new and knew how much I coveted these headphones. They have been on the market a while though and I think you can pick them up relatively cheaply for under £10.
They have an adjustable stainless steel looking band, black ear sponges and a grey wheel covering on each ear which has a cut out bright yellow wheel spoke inset into it. They aren't the most bland headphones in the world but this is an advantage if you work in an office like mine where headphones are like gold dust sometimes - they don't go walkies as they are so noticeable as mine. The yellow also helps people know I'm call monitoring from a distance so they don't interrupt me.
The headphones fold up with hinges just above the earphones which make them really handy to store in a desk drawer or move about with. There is a knack to opening them and adjusting them, simple with practise but when I lend them to someone they can have difficulties. Occasionally I use them to listen to my MP3 player and the sound and bass is brilliant - much better than the in-ear headphones my MP3 player comes with.
If you need a pair of reliable headphones you can use everyday comfortably in an office environment I would recommend these, the only think wrong is one of the small black sponge cushions on the headband has fallen off. Its lost them a star but not a great loss as you can't feel any difference and not bad wear and tear after 3 years of solid use!