1. Sennheiser CX 880i

    Sennheiser CX 880i

    We like Sennheiser's CX880i's a lot, with their great sense of verve and drive, but there's also a thin edge there that some might not like

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  2. Phonak Audeo PFE 022

    Phonak Audeo PFE 022

    There's a lot to like about these Phonak cans, and despite the lack of some dynamics we'd recommend them

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  3. Urbanears Medis

    Urbanears Medis

    They're trying to break the mould with a new type of fit, but these Urbanears just haven't got what it takes

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  4. Monster Beats by Dre Powerbeats

    Monster Beats by Dre Powerbeats

    The styling is certainly in-your-face, but these Powerbeats have great accuracy and control to offer

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  5. Shure SE115m+

    Shure SE115m+

    These Shure buds have a great sense of detailing, although some may find them too analytical in their presentation

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  7. Bose MIE2i

    Bose MIE2i

    An accomplished design that's pretty much nailed the microphone-meets-headphones category

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  8. Audio Technica ATH-CK400i

    Audio Technica ATH-CK400i

    These Audio Technica's aren't all bad - we like that microphone positioning, but unfortunately the sound and build belies the budget feel

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  9. Nocs NS200

    Nocs NS200

    First off the blocks for Swedish manufacturer Nocs, the NS200s are a weighty and enjoyable listen that are great value for the money

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    Available from £284.99
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  10. Monster Beats by Dre iBeats

    Monster Beats by Dre iBeats

    Possessing more then a touch of bling, the iBeats offer a great noise-isolation seal and smooth, flexible bass as well

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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 £279.95
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