Best In-ear headphones 2016

Product of the year

Best in-ear headphones £50-£100

Sennheiser Momentum M2 in-ear

“Sennheiser’s Momentum range continues to grow - and so does our admiration for it. These are superb in-ears for the money”

Best buys

Best in-ear headphones £100-£300

Shure SE425

“These really are the finest in-ears we’ve heard at this price”

Best in-ear headphones under £50

SoundMagic E10C

“Our favourite budget headphones get a new universal remote and they sound as good as ever”

Best in-ear headphones £300+


“An expensive option, but the N40s sound awesome if you treat them right”

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