Hello everyone, this is my first time posting on these forums. I am just getting into higher-quality headphones. About a year ago, I, unwilling to spend over $100 on a pair, bought myself the Shure SRH440, which I still believe are a great value. At first I was very impressed with the headphones, which were a great step up from common headphones found in stores like Best Buy. But after a year of listening, I think I'm ready for another step up in quality. I'm now willing to go up to about the $200 range. The obvious step up would be to the Shure SRH840, but I find my current cans to be unreasonably large and bulky, and the SRH840 does not change the exterior of the headphone.
I'm not planning to listen to FLAC or a similar lossless format, as I don't have a very large hard drive. The best format I can have on my iPod Classic is 360 kbps mp3, but I plan to purchase a portable amp to make up for it. Does anyone have any recommendations for flat, over-ear headphones for casual listening in the $200 range?