Best in-ears £40-£80
Beyerdynamic DTX 101iE
"Vocals sound particularly sweet through these smart Beyerdynamics"
Best in-ears £80-£150
Beyerdynamic MMX 101iE
"In-ear headphones this good really do deserve to be enjoyed by everyone"
Best in-ears £150-£300
"The finest in-ear headphones we've heard at this price"
Best in-ears £300+
"Phenomenally expensive, but if your source is good enough you won't find better"
Best portable on-ears £300+
Bowers & Wilkins P7
"An ambitious pair of headphones for B&W, but that ambition pays off in spades"
Best home on-ears £150+
"Rousingly musical headphones with no obvious deficiencies"
Best noise-cancelling headphones
Bose QuietComfort 15
"Quiet and Comfortable is about right; these Bose are a frequent flyer's best friend"