1. Philips M1BT

    Philips M1BT

    Best wireless headphones, Awards 2013. The Philips cost a bit, but it’s a small price to pay for superb sound and Bluetooth functionality

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  2. 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 £124.25
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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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    Available from £675.58
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  4. 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 £239
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  5. Onkyo ES-HF300

    Onkyo ES-HF300

    Easygoing and comfortable to listen to, Onkyo’s debut headphones are well worth an audition

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  7. Parrot Zik

    Parrot Zik

    These high-tech headphones deliver decent performance, and put a smile on your face if you’re a fashion-conscious feature-fiend.

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  8. Audio Technica ATH-M50

    Audio Technica ATH-M50

    Immersive and refined: the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones are a great effort

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    Available from £98.18
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  9. B&O Play H3

    B&O Play H3

    These premium earphones can’t fail to entertain, but they lack the final polish of a five-star pair

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  10. Beats by Dr. Dre Executive

    Beats by Dr. Dre Executive

    If you like huge bass, give these Beats a go – but there are too many caveats for us to be able to recommend them

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  11. 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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