1. Panasonic RP-HJE240E

    Panasonic RP-HJE240E

    They're certainly better than most bundled headphones, but even at £20 you can buy better

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  2. AKG K701

    AKG K701

    These AKGs are beautifully built and feel like they’d survive years of use with ease, but there are more entertaining headphones out there

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  3. Jaybird JB200

    Jaybird JB200

    For all their fanciness, the Jaybirds don't come close to sounding like value for money

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  4. Audio Technica ATH-A700

    Audio Technica ATH-A700

    Thin treble and big bass lets these cans down

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    Available from £104
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  5. Audio Technica ATH-AD1000

    Audio Technica ATH-AD1000

    These smart-looking and well built headphones give off an air of sophistication, but sonically they can be a bit too polite

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    Available from £206.56
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  7. Beyerdynamic DT660

    Beyerdynamic DT660

    £139 Well worth the money, with a punchy, powerful sound Punchy, powerful sound, great dynamics, good detailing Loose bass, thin treble, flimsy feel Despite their smart and comfortable design, the Beyer DT660s are hamstrung by their flimsy, plastic feel. Plug them in, however, and you get a punchy

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  8. Grado RS2

    Grado RS2

    These wooden backed cans are a joy to listen to

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  9. Sony PFR-V1

    Sony PFR-V1

    These unique looking and beautifully engineered Sony headphones stand out.

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    Available from £200
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  10. Sennheiser HD595

    Sennheiser HD595

    These Sennheisers have been around for a while, but they still sound good, even if they're no longer the best

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    Available from £89.99
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  11. Comply NR-10

    Comply NR-10

    For a comfortable, extended listen, try these in-ear 'phones

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