Here's the deal I got a pair of Shure 440's two years ago without knowing anything about headphones. Came from Apples s***** IEM. I've really liked the 440's but theres a few drawbacks I don't like. -There heavy -The cord is super long -They hurt my head after about an hour or so. The band just doesn't work well with my head I'm looking to find the same quality headphones with the items below thrown in -Comfy where the band doesn't hurt my head -Lightweight... I'll be using them while walking around, taking the train, bus, etc -NO special plugs from the cord to the headphone. I want to be able to use a third party wire if need be. -Noise isolation Someone suggested the Grado Prestige series SR80i...Do they fit my description? Another mentioned the Phiaton MS 300 as being good...? I currently use an iPod for my music setup but would like something better suited to an audiophiles inventory. Someone suggested the Cowon S9. Any thoughts or suggestions of others? I'm not entirely sure if an amp is necessarily yet but I'm sure you guy's will let me know. Planning on getting the headphones in a few weeks but the amp and the music player might have to wait til later. But I'm open to suggestions anyways.