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I have been away from the forums for a while, but could use some buying advice on a new set of headphones. I am currently working in a lab environment in close proximity to annoyingly loud and intrusive co-workers. I normally use some cheap IEB's with my Ipod Shuffle, but would like to go with some over ear headphones. At home for gaming, I am currently using JVC HA-RX900's that work great, but they are way too bulky for the office. I just want to get some isolation, while encouraging those around me to leave me alone. Here are some preferences:

Open/Closed: Closed definitely
Headphone Style: Over ear
Music Tastes: Metal, Rap, Classic Rock (not a bass head)
Power: I dont use an amp
Priorities: Function over Form, Durability preferred
Price: under $100 would be great
Extras: Collapsable would be even better, a protective case would be a huge bonus

I have heard the JVC HA-RX300's and 500's are decent and a good value. Any thoughts would be helpful. Cheers.
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Sennheiser is deff one I would have to recommend:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_21?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=sennheiser+headphones&sprefix=sennheiser+headphones%2Cstripbooks%2C214
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post #3 of 3
The HD-25 I II fill all your requirements, but they are over your price range.
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