I'm looking for a good quality pair of noise cancelling headphones so I can study my Chinese in public without getting distracted by background noise. My criteria for a good pair is as follows - Noise cancelling - Good quality audio, especially for the tones - A microphone that only picks up sound directly spoken into it (this way I can Skype in public without background noise on the other side) - iPod touch compatible - Lasts beyond the 12 month warranty I dont know how much this would cost since I don't know $h1t about headphones or music. I'm prepared to part with a few hundred dollars for something that does the job and does it properly. EDIT I'm sure there are online communities out there dedicated to this sort of thing, even if I can't find one myself. Perhaps someone could link me to one?