My desk is in my bedroom and I would like to block out the TV that my wife watches while I am trying to work. I used to have the bose QC3's that did a great job of noise cancelation. I was trying to figure out which would be better Isolation good sounding headphones or noise cancelation but not as good sounding. Here are my requests listed in there priority:
Works well with rock/hip hop/ and podcasts.
I just bought the Parrot Zik but they are not very comfortable and my ear feels squished in the pad. I was thinking of just getting the QC15's because of there great noise cancellation and comfort, but if I can find a pair that have really good isolation that sound good and are built well that would be even better.
So my questions are what is the difference in hearing outside noise between good closed and noise canceling? Will good closed isolation headphones put a lot of pressure on the sides of my head because they have to be tight? After trying the parrot's I would rather get something thats not wireless that has less technology so they would be light and hopefully more comfortable. I really liked the look of the vmoda LP2 for there build quality and look, but I think that v-port design will let a lot of outside noise in, is this true?
Lastly and most important, Please no IEM's. I have tried them and they are not for me. Thanks.