A bit new to the community, but since I've been in the market for some headphones, I figured I'd ask a few questions on here. A while ago, I bought some IEMs, ER-4Ps, but with an upcoming job change I'm going to be traveling more often. While I love my ER-4Ps, they're not necessarily comfortable for me for longer durations.
Ultimately, I've settled on some ANC headphones since the job would ultimately require flying and have been torn between two. (Originally was three but I removed the Beats by Dre because the heavy bass/awesome looks does not justify purchasing something that's reported easy to break and has sound leakage)
Sennheiser PXC 450
Now, I'm aware people on here don't necessarily like Bose, but I don't want to start anything with regards to it. I don't believe that they have the best sound ever, but I'm convinced that they're a solid investment.
For the most part, it's come down to that the Sennheiser is generally superior with it's sound quality, while the Bose have superior noise cancellation.
Are there any other ANC sets that I should look at as well? Or should I just settle with the Sennheiser or Bose? Is there anybody on here that have used both and have more of an active opinion of them? I love bass, but would prefer not to have any irritation on any highs or lows.
Extra consideration: My music fluctuates as use my laptop/desktop/phone for most of my listening. I use Slacker Radio, often, but also have FLACs for certain music and MP3s in general that range from 128-320kbps. I will, however, also be using the phones for gaming/movies. As for my taste in music, it also fluctuates. For example, here's a typical rundown for an hour of music with me: Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Franz Ferdinand, Jonathan Coulton, The Killers, The Shins, Rush, Bob Dylan, The Who, U2, The Pillows, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ACDC, Gorillaz, The Eagles, Boston, Billy Idol, etc.. And then, it could completely change and I'll listen to movie/various OSTs like The Rock (Harry Gregson Williams), Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore), John Williams, Nobuo Uematsu, Hans Zimmer, etc. etc.
This is probably a bit longer then most "NEED HALP", but any feedback would be welcome as the sooner I get some real advice (Friend: "Well, I like my Bose QC3s, so I'd stick with Bose.") the earlier I can make my decision.