I've been researching myself into a coma. That said I keep coming back to the AKG-550 the most. My hold-backs are that even though they'll lay flat, they're not really suited to travel. Granted I'll be using them at home mostly, but would like to take them on vacation, long car rides and occasional business travel. The cord is sooooo long but I hear that can be shortened. And lastly, the cups look like they are huge. I don't have a watermelon sized head and even though it's superficial, I'd prefer not to look like Princess Leah grooving to tunes.
Other cans considered have been Ultrasone pro900, Denon D2000
I hear mixed things about the 900's and the Denon are definitely a home bound can.
I have no way of listening to any of these other than ordering from Amazon and returning what I don't want but I'd prefer not to go through that if possible. Do you think these choices will be a world of difference from the IEM I have (Jays-qJays and Klipsch S4) or the AT M-50?
Your input is welcome and if you feel like stirring up my brain with new selections.... go for it.