- May 11, 2015
I use the Sony SBH-80 as my 'out and about' headphones. The Comply 200 series (e.g. T-200) will fit on them even though it's not 'officially' listed as compatibly by Comply, and those give great passive isolation. The battery is on a neck-loop so it's very light to wear, and charging is via micro-USB. It also has full discrete controls - play/pause, forwards, backwards, volume up and down, and voicedial/Google Now/Siri button - which lots of newer bluetooth headphones lack (requiring you fartarse around with button press combinations or 'hold for 5 seconds' nonsense). I haven't measured the lag during gaming, but for music playback there is no obvious delay between pausing the music and audio ceasing.Bluetooth is heavily preferred, I want to avoid dongles and cables. That said, I don't want to have to deal with frustrating input lag (over ~30ms?) if I can avoid it.
- For 'headphones', I'd really like an in-ear solution. It's a much smaller footprint for travel and I also honestly prefer the aesthetic if I'm going to use them in public. Noise cancelling is a desirable, if it works well. Being able to charge the device conveniently (phone charger) is also a big plus.