What is your budget? That'll decide a lot of the suggestions.
As for amping, it is important for more power hungry headphones, which tend to be more expensive. You start to see it really become a requirement when looking at full sized headphones in the $200+ bracket.
I've used this site before over the years, but have no never posted. On the market for the first time in a few years so I figured I'd ask for some advice from the experts.
I'm looking for a good set of headphones that:
1.) don't leak much sound
2.) good isolation (though doesn't have to shut me off from the world)
3.) are comfortable enough for my large head/ears (6'4" with matching noggin)
4.) bass isn't the main thing. more concerned with crisp sound in general (if that even makes sense). I listen to just about all music, save some dubstep, country, or metal.
5.) is good on the go. these will primarily used at class, work, walking around different places (not running, mind you), working around the house.
6.) as such, these will mostly be used with my iphone and laptop.
I've read people on here say that there's no point getting headphones that are too nice if you don't wanna buy an amp. Is that true? I'd rather not have one on me at all time, but I also want good sound. For the record, I had some ATH ES7's for the past 3 years and enjoyed them up until the headphone jack broke. I have very little knowledge here, so be open and honest!