1. Monster Turbine Pro

    Monster Turbine Pro

    They might look the part, and have a fearsome bass delivery, but we'd like these buds to be more of an all-rounder

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  2. Grado GR8

    Grado GR8

    These Grado buds offer a great deal in the way of detailing - dragging up the smallest amount – but we'd like some natural richness there too

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    Available from £286
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  3. Denon AH-C710

    Denon AH-C710

    Denon's AH-C710 in-ears offer a punchy and powerful sound with a sweet midrange and lashings of detail, but lack finesse

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  4. Ultimate Ears 700

    Ultimate Ears 700

    These buds have a clear and open sound, but a vicious and edgy top-end limits any appeal they might have

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  5. Kicker EB141

    Kicker EB141

    The Kicker EB141s may look snazzy, but most of the competition sounds better

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  7. Sony MDR-NC33

    Sony MDR-NC33

    Better than your bundled 'phones, but you can do much better for the cash

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  8. Vivanco 27100

    Vivanco 27100

    These noise-cancelling cans might be a smaller design, but we found that the sound lacks refinement

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  9. Lindy Active 24025

    Lindy Active 24025

    Lindy isn't really known for its headphones, but these noise-cancellers are a more than creditable effort

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  10. Phonak Audeo PFE 111

    Phonak Audeo PFE 111

    These in-ears may be comfy, but they sound rather sluggish

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  11. Grado SR80i

    Grado SR80i

    Best home on-ears up to £150, Awards 2013. Whatever you play, these Grados will make it sound superb

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