That's the reason I had kept a pair of either ie8's or ie80's around. They were always ready to go. Great build, great fit, and didn't have to take them off when the wifey started talking to me in the car. (I only wear them when I'm the passenger, btw).
Sure this hobby is all about sound quality, but also what's practical for your particular uses. For example, I stopped using closed cans for a couple of years when I discovered how great open cans were. Fast forward to a few months ago, and I'm considering how to get around a noisy environment, ie, noisy computer fans, noisy air conditioning, which was gonna be a rather expensive endeavor.
I came across a pair of Mad Dogs, which to be quite honest I had no real desire to own them. Not the greatest cans ever, but guess what, I sure did enjoy the hell out of them. Isolation, oh sweet isolation how I missed you! The damn computer and ac were taking away all the joy out of my open headphones, much like hiss can drive you mad with sensitive iems.
Anyways, the ettys must go. Not because they don't sound fantastic, but because they don't fit in my little scheme of things.
Edited by wormsdriver - 12/13/13 at 6:01am