Now that I have the iPhone, I need the right headphones.
They should be in-ear, not just earbuds, to block out noise. I’ll stipulate that any reasonable current headphones are good enough in terms of sound quality: while I have loved Shure and Sennheiser headphones I’ve been using the iPhone headphones long enough that I’m not too picky anymore.
That much is easy – dozens of headphones will do that and have the requisite iPhone microphone and controls.
The catch is that I want a really good microphone.
What I really really want is my existing Aliph Jawbone headset with a second earpiece for listening to music, and a better in-ear fit. They can be wired; actually I prefer they be wired so I can use them on airplanes.
But I want the noise cancelling, or at least a really low noise passive design. I haven’t seen a single iPhone headphone comparison that focuses on microphone quality as primary and speaker quality as secondary.
I want all this with decent build quality. Looks unimportant, though inoffensive is better than loud.
I’d spend up to $150 or so if they had excellent mic quality and good noise blocking design. But I can’t find them: why not?
Anyone know where to find in-ear, wired headphones with awesome mic quality?