1. Sony MDR-570LP

    Sony MDR-570LP

    Comfortable on-ear headphones which may suit if you don't like the in-ear type

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  2. Breo de Janeiro

    Breo de Janeiro

    There's a choice of colour if you don't like the orange and grey but whatever the colour chosen they'll still tend to be heavy-handed

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  3. Skullcandy Agent

    Skullcandy Agent

    These headphones will do a good job of keeping background noise at bay but you could end up with rather warm ears

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  4. Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket

    Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket

    These buds from Skullcandy are perfectly likeable, although we'd prefer more pace from the bass

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  5. 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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  7. Memorex WR100

    Memorex WR100

    These headphones from the re-activated Memorex brand might cost peanuts, but you'd still be better off spending your money elsewhere

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    Available from £4.89
  8. Vivanco Aircoustic

    Vivanco Aircoustic

    They might look supremely classy, but these wooden buds from Vivanco just don't have the sonic skills for the price

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  9. Audio Technica ATH-ANC1

    Audio Technica ATH-ANC1

    These noise cancelling cans are ideal for a frequent flyer, whose main priority is portability

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  10. Audio Chi W4

    Audio Chi W4

    This is the first pair of Audio Chi headphones we've heard, and while they're aesthetically pleasing, sonically there's not much there

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  11. Panasonic RP-WF950H

    Panasonic RP-WF950H

    That distracting background hiss spoils an otherwise reasonable pair of wireless cans

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    Available from £59.49

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