1. Sennheiser IE 800

    Sennheiser IE 800

    Best in-ears £300+, Awards 2013. The IE 800s shine a light on Sennheiser’s entire operation. As headphones for your portable device, though, they’r

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  2. Sennheiser HD 700

    Sennheiser HD 700

    They're stylish in the extreme, but these open-backed Sennheisers are also refined performers with a smooth presentation

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    Available from £470
  3. Grado PS500

    Grado PS500

    Fun-sounding headphones that leak sound, but deliver plenty of thrills

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    Available from £429
  4. Shure SRH1840

    Shure SRH1840

    Not cheap, but comfortable, wonderful sound and worth every penny

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    Available from £622.99
  5. Beyerdynamic T70

    Beyerdynamic T70

    Comfortable and dynamic, with a nicely balanced sound, but come at a price

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  7. Audio Technica ATH-W1000X

    Audio Technica ATH-W1000X

    Best home on-ear headphones £500-£800, Awards 2010. If you don't want to disturb your fellow travellers and those around you, then these beautiful

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    Available from £382
  8. Grado RS2

    Grado RS2

    These wooden backed cans are a joy to listen to

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    Available from £499.95
  9. Audio Technica ATH-W1000 Sovereign

    Audio Technica ATH-W1000 Sovereign

    These comfortable cans deliver a massive amount of insight into recordings with a well-judged sonic balance – pricey, yes, but they do what they shoul

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