Me: Flying coast-to-coast in the United States twice a week, tons of plane and travel time with headphones for music and movies. Working on my laptop 10+ hours a day with lots of Microsoft Lync / Office Communicator calls.
Music: All kinds of alternative, EDM, blues, classic rock, and small bit of R&B. Some of my current favorites: Jack White (ANY of his bands), Black Keys, TV On The Radio, Justice, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Lemon Jelly, Reptar, Jeff Buckley, Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Muse, The Knife... I could go on for a while.
Budget: $400 or less
Prior headphones: Sony MDR-V6 (too bulky for travel), Etymotic HF5 (just lost! a bit tired of IEMs). This should give you an idea of minimum sound quality I'd like.
New Headphones preferences:
1. Would like to try moving back to sealed over-ear headphones. Sealed so there's some noise isolation (flying/planes are loud), noise cancellation is a nice bonus but not required.
2. Portability!!! I travel as light as possible to make the constant travel easier. I have a over the shoulder Dell laptop bag that usually contains 2 laptops, charger, notebook, iPad, Kindle, and other odds and ends. Thus I need a pair that can fold flat or has a thin profile. They should be pretty high quality materials / durable with all the travel. Removable cable, etc are nice to have features.
3. Inline Mic, listening to music all day while taking calls. I don't want to have to switch to a headset every time I need to switch from music to a call. This is not a must but greatly preferred.
I haven't found much of anything that fits these constraints, can anyone help?
*edit* I also wouldn't turn down any IEM w/ inline mic reccs!
Edited by phishie - 10/10/13 at 11:28am