- Minimal external noise
- Suitable for use on a laptop
I got some Bose AE2 headphone a couple of months ago - my 7 quid ebay specials were so unbelievably uncomfortable (sort of explains why they were 7 quid!). I think I paid just over 100 - but boy are they worth the money. supremely comfy, fold flat for storage/transport, wonderful sound. Not too bulky either - unless you want the big can/Cyberman/DJ look.
If you want "proper" isolation then you're looking at the noise cancelling ones which are £200 plus. very good if you fly regularly and have deep pockets.
Oh and a colleague has one of the cheaper Sennheiser sets - very good reports and about £30 - worth a look. A lot of the cheaper headphones seem to be biased towards being good for DJing, so have enhanced bass. something to bear in mind if you want/don't that.
Not sure what "Suitable for use on a laptop" means - I thought all headphones worked as long there's the 3.5 mm jack on the laptop?