Best on-ear headphones 2019

Product of the year

Best portable on-ear headphones


Excelling in sound and style, the Y50s are superb portable headphones

Best buys

Best home on-ear headphones under £100

Grado SR80e

An exceptional pair of headphones

Best home on-ear headphones £100-£400

Grado SR325e

The musical, detailed sound of the Grados makes them a truly top buy

Best home on-ear headphones over £400

Beyerdynamic Amiron

Comfortable over-ears with sound of the highest quality

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