The Shures I can get for SGD180, the TDKs SGD160 on promotion.
I listen to mainly rock, some pop and other genres as well, a little bossonova, no classical.
I really LOVE the look of the clear Shures as well as the bass, but am not digging the long cable, as well as the issues some users have with the connection between the cable and housing.
The TDKs are lesser known, but the little sources where I've seen things written about them are almost all good, plus there's a promotion for them going on at the moment.
As I point of reference, I currently use ATH-50s and love how they sound, although I wouldn't mind trying something different.
Going to run them unamped out of my 3rd gen Ipod Touch, mainly on the go and commuting.
Which would you suggest for me, and why?