Can an expert please point me to the best noise isolating headphone which has reasonable (i.e. not too high) bass?
Edited by ag8908 - 3/22/14 at 3:48pm
If you really want isolation in ear monitors are much better than headphones.
If you want to stick with headphones, then you are looking for portable closed back (not open back like the HD 598) headphones. The Shure SRH 840 will be more up your alley.
The brainwavz hm5 arrived and they sound much better than the Bose QC15 and the Sony MD500. They have acceptable noise isolation too, and I won't miss the pressure the Bose put on your ears. I won't be able to review the Shure, though, because I cancelled that order once I got the bw.