Awards 2014

Our annual Awards are known as the Oscars of the hi-fi and AV industry, and each year we pick the best of the best in every category so you can buy with confidence.


On-ear headphones - Product of the year

Best portable on-ears up to £100


"Excelling in sound and style, the Y50s are a cracking introduction to AKG’s latest range."
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On-ear headphones - Best Buys

Best portable on-ears £100-£200

Philips Fidelio M1MKII

"A step up in sound quality over the original, Award-winning model from last year – they're just as comfy, and have a bit more pep."
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Best portable on-ears £200-£300

Beyerdynamic T51i

"These headphones are better than ever, and now there’s a remote control. What more could you ask for?"
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Best home over-ears up to £150

AKG K550

"A hugely capable pair of closed-back headphones that just don't sound closed. Rousingly musical and with no obvious deficiencies."
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Best home on-ears £150-£300

Grado SR325e

"The musical, detailed sound of these Grados makes them a truly top buy."
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Best home over-ears £300+

Shure SRH1540

"Heads up for a real treat - if you want to enjoy great sound in pampering comfort all day long, give these a go."
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Best noise-cancelling headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25

"Put simply, these are the noise-cancellation headphones by which all others should be judged."
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Best wireless headphones

Philips Fidelio M2BT

"The Award-winning M1BTs have been given an upgrade and sticking to that successful formula means Philips bags another winner."
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