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Meters Music collaborates with U2's Adam Clayton for new in-ear headphones

If the combination of keen pricing and celebrity involvement is important when it comes to choosing your next pair of in-ear headphones, read on.

For the launch of its M-Ears headphones, British manufacturer Meters Music is understandably making much of its long relationship with Adam Clayton and his input into the final sound of the headphones themselves.

"I listened to a whole range of samples they gave me for testing, and eventually chose the version now launched as the M-Ears because it had everything you want: precision, clarity and musicality” said the venerable bassist.

Available in black, tan or red finishes, the M-Ears feature 7mm drivers, magnetic earbuds for pain-free cable management and come with a compact carry case. They're on sale now, priced at £50.

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Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.