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over/around-ear isolating headphone recommendations?

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I have given up on the in-ear, after over 25 different attempts I have come to the conculsion that my ears are just not made or to sensitive for them.  I would like recommendations on around/over ear headphones.  Before I new anything about headphones I had a pair of bose QC3's which were very comfortable and I used for years.  Once they finally broke I decided to go for in-ears but never found anything.  So I am trying to go back to larger around ears, as they are more comfortable to me then on-ears and from what I have read provide better isolation with less need for feeling squeezing tight to the head.  So far I have tried the Vmoda M-100, Parrot Ziks, UE 9000, and UE 6000.  The 9000 and Ziks were kinda heavy and I decide to go wired instead.  The UE 6000 felt cheap and had major problems with the connector to my iphone and to the headphones.  The M-100 felt durable and great except I was hoping for something with a little more isolation and the major problem was the ear cups like the Ziks were to shallow and no large enough for my ears.  

 

I was hoping for alot of recommendations for me to start trying with these qualifications.

 

-Around Ear

-Isolating/closed back

-Durable

-Larger and Deeper Ear Cups then M-100's

-Iphone controls

-Hopefully they fold up a little to be a little portable, even though they are large around ear headphones.

 

They don't have to be active noise isolating, my max price is $300.  I was looking at the Momentum's, but don't really like the style, don't look the least bit portable, and I read the earcups might also be slightly small.  Thanks for all recommendations in advance.

post #2 of 2

i hate to recommend them the 3rd time today, but for your needs, the mdr-1r should be everything you want.

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