I am not too well versed in the other makes. I myself got a Velbon CF tripod and a Markins head. Maybe others can chip in options within the budget stated. There are several older threads discussing about tripods as well.
You can visit Cathay Peninsular to check out their big range of Manfrottos , Gitzos to see which one fits ur budget and ur requirements. They sell ball heads as well. Of course always compare a few shops before buying la.