1. B&W C5

    B&W C5

    Premium feel, unrivalled power and weight, but overcooked bass

    20%
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  2. Beyerdynamic MMX 101iE

    Beyerdynamic MMX 101iE

    Best in-ears £80-£150, Awards 2013. Superior sounding buds for your portable or smartphone.

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  3. Marshall Major

    Marshall Major

    Great retro looks but the performance is slightly confused and shouty

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    Available from £39.99
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  4. AKG K540

    AKG K540

    The stylish AKG K540 look nice but they lack openness, detail and dynamics

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    Available from £59.99
    Buy
  5. Beyerdynamic DTX 101 iE

    Beyerdynamic DTX 101 iE

    Best in-ears £40-£80, Awards 2013. Vocals sound particularly sweet through these smart Beyerdynamics.

    55%
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  7. Shure SE215

    Shure SE215

    If you are after a bassy flavour the hard-wearing Shure SE215s could be just the thing

    90%
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    Available from £74.47
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  8. Etymotic Research hf3

    Etymotic Research hf3

    Available in three flashy colours and a choice of buds; serious hi-fi sound

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  9. RHA SA-500

    RHA SA-500

    These closed-back headphones produce a well-judged, balanced sound

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    Available from £14.95
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  10. Phiaton MS 400

    Phiaton MS 400

    Stylish and solidly engineered, with a touch of glamour

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    Available from £129
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  11. Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Adidas Originals

    Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Adidas Originals

    Excellent – lavish you with detail, dynamics and neutrality

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