I'm looking for, I guess, over-ear headphones, mainly for use with my iPhone both out and at home (when my wife doesn't want to be annoyed by my music and podcasts). Ideally a size that wouldn't look ridiculous on the MRT, and also good enough to let me use them on the MRT or on an airplane without having to turn them up too loud to mask ambient noise. I don't think I want noise-cancelling because that seems a bit overkill - I usually only fly a couple of times a year - but I can probably be persuaded.
Bluetooth would also be nice, with basic controls (play / pause / volume / double & triple clicks for more complex functions). Do bluetooth headphones tend to last longer? Most of my earbuds fall apart after 12-18 months, and it's always the wires that are the point of failure.
I don't plan to use them when exercising, so they don't need to be too durable, but this being Taiwan they still need to be OK with an occasionally disgusting amount of sweat.
I'm not sure how much I care about a microphone. It's nice to have one when answering phone calls, but that doesn't happen often anyway. In theory a microphone is great for using Siri but she and I have communication problems.
For example, the JBL E55BT looks good ...
... but availability in Taiwan is a whole other issue.
Are there good options to buy in Taiwan, or is it better to get something overseas? I'll be in Canada for the month of August, although I'm not sure if I want to wait that long; my current pair of earbuds is falling apart pretty quickly.
I'm no audiophile, and spend most of the time listening to podcasts anyway. My main concern is being able to listen at a reasonable volume, rather than turning the volume up high because it's competing with what's around me.