Forgive me of this is slightly OT, but I don’t have many places I know of to post this inquiry.
I am in the market for new headphones with a view specifically to using them with my iPhone.
Here are the specs that I’m looking for:
1) NO NOISE CANCELLATION!: I want to be able to hear clearly what is around me at the same time I’m listening through them.
2) They CANNOT be in-ear ear buds!: I have never once been able to find ear-buds that fit my ears properly! Even if I did, since they are in-ear, they would surely block out sound around me!
3) They must have good audio quality, volume and the ability to be turned up considerably. I also have a mild hearing loss and therefore need good volume as well as sound quality!
4) They must be wired! I am not a big fan of bluetooth because of both latency issues and poor microphone recording quality. I also don’t like having to charge one extra thing if I don’t have to.
5). They must work well for music listening and applications such as Microsoft Soundscape
Cost is prety much no option as long as I can get all of what I mention above.