1. Audeze EL-8

    Audeze EL-8

    Much-loved high-end headphone manufacturer Audeze has introduced a new 'entry-level' set of cans in the shape of the EL-8. We got our hands on them at CES.

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  2. Shure SRH1540

    Shure SRH1540

    Best home over-ears £300+, Awards 2014. Another success story for Shure, the SHR1540s are 100 per cent worthy of their price – and your attention

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  3. Sennheiser IE 800

    Sennheiser IE 800

    Best in-ears £300+, Awards 2014. The IE 800s shine a light on Sennheiser’s entire operation. As headphones for your portable device, though, they’re probably overkill

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  4. 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 £489.07
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  5. Grado PS500

    Grado PS500

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

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    Available from £599
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  7. Shure SRH1840

    Shure SRH1840

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

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    Available from £389.68
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  8. Beyerdynamic T70

    Beyerdynamic T70

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

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    Available from £269
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  9. 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 £349
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  10. Grado RS2

    Grado RS2

    These wooden backed cans are a joy to listen to

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  11. 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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