I am a new member here, I would like to have an advice from a professional about the proper headphone I would like to buy. (don't be afraid of saying technical terms, I am an engineer .
First: I need to confirm something, I have read at many websites that Active noise cancellation is not as efficient as it is expected to be, and it is only effective against continuous noise (such as several types of engines), it is not effective against normal discreet noises such as people talking. Bose claims otherwise regarding their QC15. so does it deserve the money?
Second: I know I will have to go for the closed (for isolation) around ear (on ear usually hurts my ear) choice If I will choose to go to the passive noise isolation, what is the best choice within a budget of 200$ to 300$? my highest priority is the quality of sound and durability, knowing that I don't have a favorite genre, I usually listen to everything from classical music, jazz, blues to electronic, rock and metal.
Any advice will be welcomed