I am currently looking at the Vmoda M80, Sennhesier HD228
Thank you for any advice
Edited by CrakkerJakk - 1/3/13 at 4:28am
I f you are just interested in comfort and isolation then go with the bose AE2. Thet are extemly comfrtable, and they isolate well, they also have the QC15 noise cancelling headphone's too, but they are pricey IMO. The AE2's are also pricey IMO in comparison with their sound quality.
Sorry both of the model's I mentioned above are around the ear, but they do make the OE2 model wich is on the ear, but I have no experience with it.
I'm not too shure that you would get better isolation with IEM's than you would with around ear (circumaural) headphone's.
Based on your requirements, I would recommend the Philips CitiScape Downtown. It doesnt exactly have the fun sound signature but its not boring either. Its very natural, I wouldnt classify it as the "audiophile neutral" but its pretty close, very well rounded.
I ended up purchasing the Philips CitiScape Uptown around-ear model, the sound again was surprising for the price however it had one flaw with the cable, it has an inline volume control that really degraded the quality of the signal. I didnt even touch the volume adjuster but it always seemed to give me problems and in the end I never used it. It was very dissapointing especially since it was by far my best headphone for the money. The CitiScape Downtown does not have the volume adjuster.
Another on ear headphone you should look at is the Jays C-Jays, also great sounding. And lastly the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 which is a little large for an on-ear and it might bother you with the glasses.
Anyways good luck. Hope that helps.
I was in best buy , and once tried the QC15 on for fun and it felt like I was in a padded room, I could hear every single thing going on inside my body, it was very strange. I owned the AE2 year's ago, someone had gave them to me as a gift, and they were extremly comfortable.
If comfort is your main priority I will have to second the AE2... they are the most comfortable on-ear headphone out there and they weigh next to nothing. Sound is decent though it seems pretty V-shaped to me (I like some color, but I think Bose goes a bit overboard).
In all honesty, the new Bose Eartips with the large protrusion atop them have been the most comfortable earbuds I've ever worn. And they stay fit regardless of activity as well. Not to say that their audio quality beats the average premium headphone (which it doesn't), but in terms of comfort and fit, they rule. Bose seems to have done an extensive amount of ergonomic research in their development.