I've got an itch that needs scratching. I think it might be time to upgrade my travel kit.
Over the years, I've traveled with several differnent types of headphones. Originally starting with Bose NC, then moving into Shure IEM, and after they were stolen mid-trip, bought a pair of T-Jays on an impulse buy.
In general, I listed to a lot of classic rock, electric blues, alt. country, and Jazz. At home I tend to favor non-headphone listening with my Squeezebox --> GD Audio NFB-10SE --> Portal monoblocks --> Dynaudio Contour 1.3 SE. Neutral and very revealing setup. Mainly FLAC with high bitrate MP3's for portable usage.
On the road, I use my headphones on the airplane for portable audio (my MP3 / smartphone flavor of the day), inflight movies, iPad movies and TV, and SKYPE. Lot's of Skype...
I am actually currently in Tokyo on business as I write this, and just came back from Dynamic Audio in Akiba, headphone store and saw and listened to a ton of different cans. Pretty much all of them blow away my current T-Jays. But the T-Jays are awesome at noise isolation and compactness for always having with me.
Then I tried the Zik PArrot, and began considering a set of BT headphones which could consolidate my music earphones and communication headset.
Then I tried NC headphones from AKG, Sony, and Audio Technica.
Then I saw the Sennheiser MM-550X BT and NC Headphones.
THEN I trolled the forums here and saw all the hype around the V-Moda M-100 and saw that it has an option boom mic attachment. (but also worried that my love of crunchy guitars might get lost in the laid back mids that everyone seems to be talking about.)
NOW...I am thoroughly confused.
There must be some other road warriors out there who travel a ton. What have you found your go-to set? compact portability, reasonble, isolation/NC, ability to use with phone and skype, and superb sound (if not audiophile).
Thanks for the inputs!