Looking for closed back, over ear, passive isolating headphones for home and travel. I take several long flights a year and need something comfortable with good isolation. Budget is 100-200. Priorities are comfort, isolation/sound (tied), and portability. I want something that sounds great at home but will work on flights and with airline movies and traveling with MP3s.
I've been thinking of VModa LP2, Phiaton MS400, Beyerdynamic custom1 or DT70, or M50s, but am open for suggestion. I'd like the best bang for the buck. The DT770s seem to get great reviews for comfort and sound, but not sure about driving 80ohm with Nokia 920 or airline movies. Hate to have to invest and carry an amp in addition to headphones.
I've recently tried Blaupunkt Comfort 112 noise cancelation which I thought had awful sound even after burning them in and sub par noise canceling. That is scaring me from active noise canceling headphones at this price point.
Also tried AKG k451 based on recommendation, but don't think supraaural will provide the isolation I'd like.
Your advice is appreciated.
Check out Soundmagic HP100's. I've had them and they isolate pretty well - I think it's about 23 db. Plus they sound great for their price.