About 5 years or so, I purchased Sennheiser HD595 and an amp. Sounds amazing and I love them when listening to music at home. However, I travel quite a bit now. About 40-50k miles in flights every year and commute about an hour a day to the office via train. Since the HD595 is open ear, others can hear my music and it doesn't block sound, so I only use them at home. I've been stuck using the ipod headphones for traveling and working out.
With my nice tax return I just received, I want to treat myself to some high quality headphones. Looking for 2 different ones and hoping you guys can help.
1. Noise canceling full headphones to use on the train and airplane.
2. Earbuds for working out or when I need something I can just toss in my pocket when I'm done. I have tried a few in-ear headphones before and I can't ever make them comfortable. Always either falling out or hurting my ears after 30 minutes. There has to be something similar to the ipod headphones with much better quality, right?
This is some of the music I listen to:
Cage the Elephant
Mumford and Sons
Taking Back Sunday
Headphones will be powered primarily by my iPhone 4. Not looking to use an amp.
Budget - Around $300 for the noise canceling headphones and around $150 for the earbuds. Willing to pay more if there is something out there that is really worth it.
Looking to make the purchase within the next few days. Let me know if anyone needs more info from me.