1. AKG K812

    AKG K812

    Pamper the K812s and you get a wonderfully faithful sound that’s as insightful as we’ve heard from headphones at this price

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  2. Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium

    Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium

    The ‘Premium’ version brings improvements to the original model, delivering across the board with good sound, comfort and build

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  3. Grado SR325e

    Grado SR325e

    The musical, detailed sound of the Grados makes them a truly top buy

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    Available from £299.95
  4. AKG Y50

    AKG Y50

    Excelling in sound and style, the Y50s are a promising start for AKG’s latest range

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  5. AKG Q701

    AKG Q701

    The competitively-priced Q701s keep their five stars for a third year running

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    Available from £199
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  7. Focal Spirit Classic

    Focal Spirit Classic

    Detailed, dynamically good, and compact cans that require a touch more ‘oomph’ for a full star set

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  8. B&W P7

    B&W P7

    Best portable on-ears £300+, Awards 2013. Great headphones – the P7s still set the standard at this price

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    Available from £329
  9. Audio Technica ATH-A900X LTD

    Audio Technica ATH-A900X LTD

    These remarkably clear and spacious headphones are worth serious consideration

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  10. German Maestro GMP 240

    German Maestro GMP 240

    The German Maestros try their best, but they aren’t in the same league as some of their rivals

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  11. Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

    Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

    While they have their small flaws, these incredibly spacious and nicely detailed headphones are worth a listen

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