I highly recommend the Sony WH-H900N Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones. They are over the ear and very comfortable. The batteries last all day and sometimes a second day (about 11 hours of total operation). The batteries charge quickly (about 1.5 hours). They operate as wired for things like airplane entertainment or tour group audio devices. They also operate wireless via bluetooth for connecting to your phone to listen to music, movies, phone calls, and audio books. When in wireless mode, you can control volume and tracks and answer phone calls by single-finger gestures on the right headphone.
The noise cancelling is very effective at helping me clearly hear what I want to even with my hard of hearing issues. They cancel out vehicle and crowd noise very well. But they have two features I did not expect and am pleasantly surprised about:
1. when a car horn honked twice on the television show my wife was watching, they did not cancel out the first honk - I heard it loud and clear, but they did cancel out the second honk. We replayed that portion of the show to verify the headphones were actually doing that. Imagine if you were wearing them near traffic, you would want to hear a honk if it was meant for you.
2. when you cup your right hand over the right headphone, the noise cancelling is turned off and you hear what is around you at an amplified volume thanks to the microphones that are on the outside of the headphones. Take your right hand off the right headphone and noise cancelling resumes. This is very handy when you need to hear someone talking briefly but don't want to take off the headphones.
They are available at Costco for $229. I bought a pair in December when they were on sale for $179 but I think the features and comfort on this model are worth the extra money. Costco's return policy is no questions asked full refund for the first 90 days and also includes an extended warranty at no additional cost.