I usually carry my old Sennheiser (cable) in-ear headphones with me.
However, I don't use them very often in the office (computer scientist) or while travelling
because I'm often too lazy to fiddle them out, sort out the cable mess, etc.
That's why I want to buy new and better quality ones, main points are better sound quality.
I did not yet decide whether in-ear or on/over-ear, I don't mind both but I don't know which ones are
more suitable for my purpose.
to make phone calls
so they should have a decent mic
mostly while working (homeoffice or office)
eventually have noise cancellation (I'm not sure because it seems to
affect sound quality as far as I have read, I'm also not sure if it is necessary
when using in-ears)
this is a wish, I just find it convenient if I don't have to put down my headphones to accept calls and switch
to the phone or another headset... I'm not sure if it aligns with the other points :)
to listen to music
I usually listen to:
metalcore (slightly bass heavy)
sometimes classic (piano, violin, ludovico einaudi and similar)
sometimes audiobooks or radio documentaries
the quality has to be good, I guess that's not a problem with the price limit I have set
be comfortable and "easy to use :)"
I want to pull them out and use them, no cables, no bulky stuff
for travelling I suppose in-ears would be more convenient, however I'm not sure
and I would also use on/over-ears if they are better
I'd also use them for running, of course only when I decide to get in-ears
however, when running I don't really need the best sound quality as I'm busy breathing etc :)
so I could just use some cheaper bluetooth headphones for this purpose
As I don't follow recent headphone/headset developments I'm still not sure about the
sound quality, headset quality etc of in-ear vs on-ear nowadays.
I know that bluetooth might reduce the quality a bit, but in this case comfort wins for me.
I don't carry an amplifier or particular audio device, I usually use my android smartphone.
I would be very thankful if anyone could lead me into the right direction a bit..
Thanks a lot,
Edited by chbla - 11/21/13 at 6:41am