1. Sony MDR-XB500

    Sony MDR-XB500

    These Sony closed back headphones are nowhere near good enough for the money – you can buy far better

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  2. Shure SRH240

    Shure SRH240

    We're used to better quality from Shure than these SRH240 over ear headphones offer

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    Available from £40.66
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  3. Philips SHB9000

    Philips SHB9000

    They're simple enough to use, but we found the sound from these Philips cans to be woefully substandard

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  4. Jabra Halo

    Jabra Halo

    These headphone may look like they're for Star Trek fans only, but we found they had a reasonably good sound

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    Available from £74.86
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  5. Shure SE102

    Shure SE102

    They might look a tad strange, but these in-ear Shure's are sonically awesome

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  7. Beyerdynamic DTX60

    Beyerdynamic DTX60

    First impressions are good with the DTX60s, but despite the fact they're light and comfy, they lack bass presence

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  8. Sennheiser CX550

    Sennheiser CX550

    Enjoyable in all but the most testing circumstances, the CX550s look, feel and sound like value

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  9. Etymotic Research HF2

    Etymotic Research HF2

    These customised headphones will fit your ears perfectly – and they don't perform too bad, either

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  10. Monster Beats Tour

    Monster Beats Tour

    The Monster Beats Tour are among the most exciting and excitable earbuds we’ve heard

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  11. Shure SE115

    Shure SE115

    These Shures aren't only a colourful upgrade but a sound investment, too

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