1.- I use them in the busy streets of Madrid and over the ear they isolate quite well. 2.- Over the ear I don't find them specially microphonic. I agree with you that cable and jack don't look all that strong or well made. 3.- Yes. 4.- If over the era is a no no, then they look as if you Thor's hammers sticking out of your ears. Weird.
1/14/13 at 12:21pm