I am new to head-fi and high end headphones so please excuse my ignorance. I am looking for a pair of good headphones for travel for around $300.
Currently I have a Shure e3c which I have had for a few years. When I get a good seal they sound very good but alas the seal often gets broken. I am getting Comply tips soon to see if they help. But the other problem is that eventually my ears get tired from having the IEMs stuck in there for a long time ( I frequently fly long trans-oceanic flights). I tried a friend's Bose QC15 but do not like the slight hiss from the noise canceling and like the sound even less. Moreover, I find they make my ears very hot. So I am in a quandary - for isolation, I either need a circumaural closed (which I fear will make my ears very hot) or IEMs (which can be uncomfortable). Any suggestions on what I could buy?
My musical tastes are jazz (especially vocal), light rock and folk. To give you an idea about the sound I like - I prefer electrostatic speakers (Magnepan) with airy treble and well defined bass. I do have a Benchmark dad which has an headphone amp for home use but do not have a portable head amp.
Edited by usp1 - 7/1/14 at 8:50am