Our Verdict 
Seriously good headphones for the listener who wants to keep their music private, but rivals have caught up
For 
Punch powerful sound
great design
very portable
Against 
The Grado SR60i is a touch more revealing – and it's a bit cheaper
lack some refinement
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Closed-back headphones have their pros and cons.

On the plus side, there's very little noise leakage (ideal if you don't want to distract others), but on the downside, enclosure vibration can impact on clarity and dynamics.

These HD 380s have a powerful, vibrant sound. Eminem's We Made You has pace and rhythm: detail is good, although they're not the most refined.

The folding design makes these a good travel companion, too. It's only the excellence of new rivals that sees these drop to four stars

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