1. Grado SR325e

    Grado SR325e

    Best home on-ear headphones £150-£300, Awards 2015. The musical, detailed sound of the Grados makes them a truly top buy

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    Available from £249
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  2. Bose QuietComfort 25

    Bose QuietComfort 25

    Best noise-cancelling headphones, Awards 2014. These are the noise-cancelling headphones by which all others should be judged

    91%
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    Available from £214.9
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  3. V-Moda Crossfade M-100

    V-Moda Crossfade M-100

    These stylish cans definitely make an impact, but they need more finesse and detail to truly compete with class rivals

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    Available from £219.99
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  4. AKG K845BT

    AKG K845BT

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

    93%
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    Available from £222.75
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  5. Denon AH-D600

    Denon AH-D600

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

    100%
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    Available from £256
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  7. KEF M500

    KEF M500

    KEF’s debut in the headphone market is a strong one – the M500s have plenty of appeal

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    Available from £249.95
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  8. Atomic Floyd SuperDarts

    Atomic Floyd SuperDarts

    Give them a whirl if big bass is your thing, and you like a lot of treble in your music

    80%
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    Available from £249.95
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  9. Beyerdynamic T70

    Beyerdynamic T70

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

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    Available from £309.99
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  10. Shure SE535

    Shure SE535

    At first glance these Shure buds seem expensive, but if you've got the cash then they're worth investigating

    95%
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    Available from £312
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  11. Sennheiser IE 8i

    Sennheiser IE 8i

    There's much to recommend these over-ear cans, but at the money we'd want a better tonal balance

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    Available from £279.99
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