While in-ear headphones make a lot of sense for portability, to get truly immersed in the music, we'd suggest over-ear headphones are the way forward.
While some of the biggest cans probably shouldn't be worn out and about, aimed squarely at the hi-fi home listener, others are more versatile - and the more stylish over-ear designs are increasingly popular for everyday use.
The 2015 What Hi-Fi? Awards ushered in nine winning pairs of on-ear and over-ear headphones, which coupled with our back catalogue of reviews, means we have plenty of headphones to recommend.
Tested at £250
The AKG K550s have long been a favourite of ours and have won multiple What Hi-Fi Awards. Last year it was in no small part thanks to a drop in price, which sees them available now for under £100, which is an absolute steal.
These on-ears, relatively light and very comfy, are communicative too, natural and unforced. And they deliver bass with punch and precision.
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