Comfortable and dynamic, with a nicely balanced sound, but come at a price
Premium feel, unrivalled power and weight, but overcooked bass
Best in-ears £80-£150, Awards 2013. Superior sounding buds for your portable or smartphone.
Great retro looks but the performance is slightly confused and shouty
The stylish AKG K540 look nice but they lack openness, detail and dynamics
Best in-ears £40-£80, Awards 2013. Vocals sound particularly sweet through these smart Beyerdynamics.
If you are after a bassy flavour the hard-wearing Shure SE215s could be just the thing
Available in three flashy colours and a choice of buds; serious hi-fi sound
These closed-back headphones produce a well-judged, balanced sound
Stylish and solidly engineered, with a touch of glamour