I'm looking for a pair of full-size headphones that require no amp. This is a non-negotiatable--I've done the whole full size in the past(LCD-2's, He-5's, burson 160d, nuforce hdp) and strongly dislike the need for excess equipment and clutter. More space and owning less is important to me. I'm looking for something relatively TOTL. I've used the aforementioned LCD-2's, JH-13, ES5 and that's set my general benchmark. Portability is a bonus but not essential. IEM's have given me ear issues, so I've given up on those too.
After a lot of research, it seems like TOTL tops out for me at around the nad viso hp50/b&w p7 level. Is there anything I might have missed? The ed8, t5p etc seem debatedly but not clearly better.
I'm willing to go up to $1000 for this. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!