Headphones have become something of a fashion statement in recent years, but they serve a more serious purpose: making the most of your music, whether that's via your smartphone when you're out and about, or at home through your hi-fi for when you want to indulge in some serious listening.
There's a bewildering choice of models on the market, so we've slimmed that down to our pick of the best at various prices and for various uses. Whether you want a pair of budget in-ears, or seriously high-end home hi-fi headphones, here are the models we've rated as the best.
Best in-ears up to £50, Awards 2014. Last year's Award winners have had an upgrade and are now even better. A genuine no-compromise proposition for the money.
Best portable on-ears £200-£300, Awards 2014. We love their sturdy but lightweight constructon, and now you get an in-line mic as well.
Best noise-cancelling headphones, Awards 2014. Put simply, these are the noise-cancellation headphones by which all others should be judged.