After trying multiple pairs of in ear headphones, I found them to be uncomfortable and constantly had to readjust them. Often times they would fall out of my ears so I opted for an over the ear design. I wanted a pair of headphones that offered good range and rested comfortably on my ears without the bulk of “can” type phones that are too large or clumsy. The headphones would be used predominantly for travel. I also wanted something mid-range as noise cancelling head phones can cost over $300. After many listens, I think I found the right pair.
The Bose on-ear headphones ($162 at Bose.com) deliver clean, rich sound in a small, light, on-ear design. They weigh less than five ounces and the ear cups are softly padded with memory foam that gently conforms to the shape of your ears. They are designed to rotate from front-to-back and top-to-bottom for enhanced fit that reduces pressure points. The headphones also feature a collapsible headband and fold-flat ear cups. To pack them away, simply fold the cups flat, pivot them into the center of the headband and tuck them into their compact carrying case.
Although not noise cancelling, the headphones do block out quite a bit of external noise due to their clever design. The compact folding mechanism makes it simple to slip them into a laptop bag. My white trendy standard iPhone ear buds are now stored away and I look forward to my next airline flight as I will be able to listen to music versus fidgeting with loose and painful buds.
I highly recommend the Bose on-ear headphones if you are looking for a comfortable compact form coupled with a rich sound experience!