What I'm looking for a is a minimalistic type of headphone. The kind like Grado, Urbanears Plattan, HifiMan HE-xxx, ES7, ES10, something along these lines.
I was about to take the plunge on the Grado, but then I found out they use foam pads. I'm looking for some sort of isolation padding, even if it hardly blocks anything out. And then I started to see more pictures of the quality, the cans look like it's made out of the cheapest plastic possible. So that's out.
I then saw the Urbanears Plattan and love how they look, and have even saw them and heard them in person. Quality is very nice, design is exactly what I want. But they sound horrible and after a few minutes of using them my head felt like it was a few centimeters skinnier.
I won't be using these outdoors, so looks shouldn't be that important to me... but they are. I've been having the hardest time finding something that isn't flashy, something that's relatively small, and something that won't cost me anything much more than $100. Anyone have any ideas?