1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sennheiser HD 558

    Sennheiser HD 558

    They trade aggression for smoothness, but these headphones are a comfortable and pleasant listen

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  4. JVC Ésnsy HA-SR85S

    JVC Ésnsy HA-SR85S

    A pair of cans that can't quite compete in the best in terms dynamics and detail

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  5. Meze 73 Classics

    Meze 73 Classics

    Good looks, but these headphones lack the substance to go with the style

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  7. Bose AE2w

    Bose AE2w

    They trump their rivals in terms of comfort, and deliver a detailed sound. But they struggle to stay poised in the higher and lower frequencies

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    Available from £12.99
  8. Denon AH-D600

    Denon AH-D600

    A great-sounding pair of headphones that’s all about comfort – well worth a listen

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    Available from £159.9
  9. Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear

    Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear

    Almost a full-house but not quite, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones are still a good-sounding, stylish pair of portable cans

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    Available from £129
  10. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

    The Custom One Pros are great for folk who put analysis and detail above all else, but for all-out entertainment, you could do better

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  11. KEF M200

    KEF M200

    The M200s are a fine first effort that excel in some areas – but they don’t quite make class-leader status

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    Available from £126.95

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