Heavy, fiddly earpieces and a sound that seems detached and so a little uninspiring. They could and should be better than they are.
Easy to set up and comfortable, the sound can be bettered by cheaper, wired options. Okay, if you must have wireless
Quirky looks and they sound unconvincing: there's plenty out there that deserves your money more than these.
One of the smallest in-ear design around, the q-Jays are hugely effective, sounding good and weighing next to nothing
Shure's in-ear headphones are incredibly comfortable and a welcome return to form in the sound stakes
These former Award winners have now been beaten by the Bose QuietComfort 15s
They were a favourite of ours, but rivals have overtaken these stylish buds
These in-ears use an effective noise-cancelling unit, and have a rich, detailed sound. They don't look great though...
Featherlight 'phones that use real cherry wood to enhance their sound; awesomely detailed performers
Many noise-cancelling headphones can sound soporific – not these, though, they pump out your music with gusto