That’s really why i asked how big - as i wanted to know what you thought would be practical. If you really want near-field and don’t care about looks look at the best sellers in pro audio / DJ shops.
I’ve got a pair of these on my desk and they look faintly ridiculous to be honest.
i have these under them to give a bit of isolation
Steer clear of the auratones, or horrortones as most recording studio affectionately refers to them. They are for mixing output to hear the worst they can listen to that might be found out there. While they maybe ok you can do soooo much better