Hello, I have recently decided to purchase some high quality head phones. My tastes normally go towards Audio-Technica as for my budget it is around 175 euro (around 230$ or 150 pounds) the place I can purchase products is from English websites like amazon ot thoman. As I said I have had no previous experience with serious headphones before. My music tastes are rather different, I like all kinds of music so I don't want anything specific. I don't listen to bass heavy music though, I prefer more clear sound and comfort, isolation is not a must but if possible I would like for the headphones to have it. I mentioned Audio Technica as a brand but it is not a must. What I also would like is a fairly good design, I don't want the cans to be too big since I will be walking with them outside and not use them only at home. To put it simply I want something with fairly clear sound, not to much bass, sturdy design and not too big cans. Thank you in advance for your help.
KRK KNS 8400 or if they are not available to you, Shure SRH 840. From your post, my interpretation is that you will not be amping these cans.