So I know there are a few threads which touch on this, but I've been reading for a few days and still have some unanswered questions.
I fly every week for work, and have been using Monoprice 8320s with Comply TX-400 tips on the plane. I'm looking to upgrade, partially because I have an 18 hour international flight coming up. I want to try something with active noise cancelling, but I'm also tempted by the nicer IEMs. I've mainly been looking at the ATH-ANC7b and Ety ER-4PT, and I've got some questions that maybe someone who's used NC and IEMs can answer:
- I like the Comply TX-400 tips, but they don't really block out all engine noise. Would the er4pt block out more of the engine noise, or is this something I'm just going to have to deal with if I go the IEM route?
- How much of an issue will comfort be if I'm wearing IEMs for 18 hours on the flight?
- Assuming I go with active noise cancelling, I know it's better suited to minimizing engine noise, but are the ANC7b at least closed enough that I won't be bothered by people sitting around me?
- I've seen some people suggest using IEMs inside active noise cancelling cans; can anyone vouch for this?
Basically, I'm kind of stuck between whether I want to get another pair of IEMs or go with the active NC. I'm leaning towards the ANC7b and wearing the cheap buds with comply tips under them if I want more isolation. Hopefully you guys can help me make a decision.