Firstly, this isn't really an introduction. I've been around since 2005. I work as an electrical engineer, but I have had stints as a semi-professional musician and sound engineer. I also consider myself a recovering audiophile. I take pride in owning solid, but not overpriced, gear. My last contribution here was my review of the Microsonic custom ear tips:
I am now traveling a lot by air, and find myself needing to make phone calls in airports (and on airplanes while the "cabin door is open", but during frequent PA announcements by the flight attendants). I am looking for a headphone that is excellent at conducting phone calls in noisy environments. This means being able to block out much of the PA announcements, both via the mic (so the others on the call cannot hear them) and by good noise blocking for me (thus the requirement for a 2-ear solution).
There are various wired headsets that suffice, but I seem to be a pro at catching the wire on everything.
This is the best I've come up with:
I've also tried this, but it is identical (and I mean identical) to the much cheaper option just mentioned.
However, neither really cancel background noise too well. I have sound clips of these, as well as the Samsung HM7000, Plantronics Pro, Jawbone Icon, if anyone is interested in hearing them.
The headset of my dreams would also play background music acceptably well. I have much better wired IEMs for this, but it would be nice if the bluetooth headphones could play music as well.
Perhaps there is a good bluetooth gamer headset that will suffice? Any other suggestions?