1. Grado SR125e

    Grado SR125e

    Another talented performer from Grado – just keep them at home

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  2. Klipsch x11i

    Klipsch x11i

    If you’re serious about getting the most out of your smartphone, you must investigate these

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    Available from £154.99
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  3. 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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  4. Sennheiser HD 558

    Sennheiser HD 558

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

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  5. AKG K845BT

    AKG K845BT

    These AKGs serve up a fine sound, offering oodles of detail, and their build quality is simply fantastic

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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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  8. Beyerdynamic T51p

    Beyerdynamic T51p

    Delivering superb levels of subtlety and rhythm in a portable build, the T51ps are one of the best sounding headphones in its class

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  9. 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 £149
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  10. Shure SE425

    Shure SE425

    Best in-ears £150-£300, Awards 2014. Could do with a bit more bass, but they really are the finest in-ears we’ve ever heard at this price

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    Available from £192.37
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  11. Shure SRH940

    Shure SRH940

    Take no prisoners, but they sound simply brilliant

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