A decent pair of headphones can revitalise the music stored on your smartphone or music player - and they can also team up with more traditional hi-fi system without any hassle.
Here's our round-up of the best headphones on the market right now. We've covered a range of styles and price points so you've got the best chance of finding the right pair for you.
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Impeccable build and comfort from AKG - pair the N40s with a worthy source and they're capable of stunning results.
The Y50s have a bold, modern look that might be a little out of character for the company, but it’s a smart, sensible step that appeals to a younger market. Sound quality is superb for the money, too.
Given this is B&W's first pair of noise-cancelling headphones, we can safely say the company has a 100% record of brilliant noise-cancelling headphones.
The Y50BTs mimic the styling of their wired siblings and they sound just as good as they look. Clarity and insight are particular strong points.
Excellent in-ears in their own right, and with the fit and resilience to be the perfect work-out companions.
The finest closed-back headphones we've heard - fed by the right electronics they're an absolutely thrilling listen.