Best In-ear headphones 2014

Product of the year


Sony MDR-EX650AP

Product of the Year, Awards 2014. From sound, to fit, the EX650s are everything a pair of in-ears should be

Best buys

Up to £50

SoundMagic E10S

"Still going strong with a no-compromise proposition, this multi-Award winner’s latest update is a treat."


Shure SE425

"Another year, and another Award - these really are still the finest in-ears we’ve ever heard at this price."


Sennheiser IE800

"Expensive? For sure. But if you want the very best in-ear headphones money can buy, these are the ones."

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