Thanks Doc. I thought that may come across as confusing. by ear plug Im referring to a piercing 00gauge on my lobe, thought it may get in the way. Ill wait to see what the k550 is like, im in no rush.
I like the home and IEM combo idea with amp. anything to compliment the TF10 with (portable amp/equalizer) or something.
im going to check into the ms400. I havent read that thread yet. You say they high hats may not come in so well though? Is there a can i can get a good balance with?
Well I have the DT1350 coming in also now but that will be next week. That one is going to be more sparkly. It is an on ear. I'll let you know how the comfort is on those too and if i think they will conflict with the gigantic foreign objects in your lobes! The full sized one I recommended for home use (DT880) is nice and balanced you will hear those hats pretty distinctly. I saw that KG Jag recommended to someone in the full sized thread the HD650 to someone as a good fun sounding rock phone but that's getting up there in overall budget. I can't say I have never tried them. You could try that thread for more suggestions. I can only recommend what I try and some of those dudes have tried just about everything.
Im really thinking these K550's might be your ticket though because if you have the plugs the ear hole on the K550 is humungous and it might be most comfortable for you. Ill let you know on Sat or Sun once I hear them.