1. Nixon Master Blaster

    Nixon Master Blaster

    The Nixon Master Blasters have a firm, comfortable fit for the snowboarders they're designed for and they sound not at all bad

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  2. Koss MV1

    Koss MV1

    The Koss MV1s are uncomfortable and hot to wear and the sound doesn't make up for the discomfort.

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  3. Beyerdynamic DT880

    Beyerdynamic DT880

    The BeyerDynamic DT880s are very comfortable, with their soft cushion and perfect grip, plus they have a sound that has impressive all-round ability

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    Available from £171.23
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  4. Apple In-ear headphones

    Apple In-ear headphones

    An unconvincing set of buds that don't come close to justifying their price-tag

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    Available from £59.02
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  5. Sennheiser CX 300-II

    Sennheiser CX 300-II

    Best in-ear headphones up to £50, Awards 2010. Sennheiser's CX 300-II's offer a no-brainer upgrade for your portable player at a good price

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  7. Grado SR60i

    Grado SR60i

    The Grado SR60i headphones may be remarkably similar to their predecessors but they manage to be even better

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  8. Sony MDR-NC500D

    Sony MDR-NC500D

    Sony's MDR-NC500D headphones are reasonable by the standards of noise-cancellers, but they're far short of the quality offered by the best

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  9. Shure SE420

    Shure SE420

    They're not the easiest headphones to fit, but once you've got them in your ears there's much to admire about these Shures

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  10. Sennheiser IE6

    Sennheiser IE6

    Not quite the same level of insight as Sennheiser's pricier IE7s or IE8s, but they remain a great purchase

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    Available from £99.95
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  11. Klipsch Image X5

    Klipsch Image X5

    These in-ears defy their curious shape by proving comfortable and – more importantly – a superbly balanced listen

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