Best in-ear headphones 2018

Product of the year

Best in-ear headphones £50-£100

Klipsch R6i II

If you're prepared to spend a little bit more, these are our new favourite in-ear headphones

Best buys

Best in-ear headphones under £50

Beyerdynamic Byron

The brilliant Byron in-ears remain the budget earphones to beat

Best in-ear headphones £100-£200

Shure SE425

Still the finest in-ear headphones we’ve ever heard at this price

Best in-ear headphones over £200


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