1. Grado GS1000i

    Grado GS1000i

    We know they look odd, and they leak your musical tastes to those nearby, but we can't recommend these can enough for sonic quality

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  2. Ultrasone HFI-2200ULE

    Ultrasone HFI-2200ULE

    Quirky looks and they sound unconvincing: there's plenty out there that deserves your money more than these.

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  3. Jays q-JAYS

    Jays q-JAYS

    One of the smallest in-ear design around, the q-Jays are hugely effective, sounding good and weighing next to nothing

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  4. Shure SE110

    Shure SE110

    Shure's in-ear headphones are incredibly comfortable and a welcome return to form in the sound stakes

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  5. Sennheiser PXC 450

    Sennheiser PXC 450

    These former Award winners have now been beaten by the Bose QuietComfort 15s

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  7. Goldring GX200

    Goldring GX200

    They were a favourite of ours, but rivals have overtaken these stylish buds

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  8. Philips SHN7500 (noise-cancelling)

    Philips SHN7500 (noise-cancelling)

    These in-ears use an effective noise-cancelling unit, and have a rich, detailed sound. They don't look great though...

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  9. Shure SE210

    Shure SE210

    Noise isolating is excellent, but music sounds similarly closed-in.

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  10. Audio Technica ATH-ES3

    Audio Technica ATH-ES3

    Folding, brightly coloured phones that sound bright and congested

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  11. Etymotic Research ETY8 (noise-cancelling)

    Etymotic Research ETY8 (noise-cancelling)

    Transmit your iPod's sounds to your earphones wirelessly by bluetooth. An intimate, but ultimately unconvincing listen.

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