Re: The advantages of poverty
+1. I've got a large-ish collection of headphones. The QC35s are my every day carry. The sound isn't going to blow you away; the bass is paltry and the highs a bit thin, but they are sturdy, very comfortable, the battery lasts for ages, the call quality is good, the bluetooth performance is great and the noise cancelling is the best I've ever used.
I spend far too much of my life on trains and planes and in other people's noisy offices, so just being able to flick a switch and have it almost disappear is a godsend. Also means you can run the headphones themselves at a much lower volume, which is good for your ears.
If only wearing them didn't mark you out as that prick who dropped £300 on a pair of sub-standard cans...