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10 Best Headphones
What are you currently using to listen to your music library on the move ? Chances are it's one of the following: 
- The fairly terrible Apple headphones you received with your iPhone/iTune, or stole from your girlfriend when you lost yours and she wasn't looking. 
- A really, really terrible pair of in-ears you picked up for £6.99 from HMV when said Apple headphones finally perished/mysteriously disappeared/were reclaimed by your girlfriend.
- A reasonably expensive pair of over-ears that you bought around four years ago. One of the cups only plays bass these days, but they're too expensive to chuck. 
If you fall into one of those three categories, frankly, it's imperative you read on. We all invest plenty of cash in our carefully curated (and in the case of iTunes: often drunkenly and impulsively curated) music libraries and we're doing that music a flagrant disservice by marrying it off to sub-standard headphones. 

We've compiled the ultimate list -- in no particularly order -- of headphones, observing a diverse price points and a range of styles that should suit everyone.
After all it is not enough to have a good sound equipment when the headphones are not.

10. Bowers & Wilkins P3
Bowers & Wilkins
Any true audio connoisseur will be only too aware of Bowers & Wilkins’ pedigree. Without even eulogising on the impeccable quality of their Zeppelin Air speaker docks, the British firm reset the bar with their understated and beautifully crafted P5 headphones. The P3s might not have the New Zealand sheep leather of their bigger brother, but they also don’t come in at a rather prohibitive. The “low fi” P3s still look nicely premium and boast arguably the best sound separation we’ve heard. Each instrument -- from gaudy electric guitar solo to subtle synth throb -- is instantly recognisable and all without the usual headphone reliance on pounding bass.

9. Beats By Dre. Dre MIXR
Best Headphones
By now, there are a few corners of the globe not yet infiltrated by Beats By Dr. Dre headphones. There certainly can't be too many footballers left alive who haven't skulked into a stadium lost in some god awful R'n'B on their Beats. While your average Beats can be dismissed as flimsy (don't ever sit on them. They'll snap like a fake pair of Ray-Bans. Trust us) and decidedly expensive for headphones frequently damned by purists, the twisty Mixr’s are decidedly more robust. They also have a more rounded, crisper sound (the average Beats seem to offer booming bass and not much else) and more subtle styling for those of us who aren’t Mario Balotelli.

8. Sennheiser HD700
Most of us fall into two categories when it comes to headphones: you either want them understated and cool, or you like huge, gaudy, beasts that would block out the strains of Armageddon. Should you fall into the latter category, the space age, but surprisingly light HD 700s should appeal enormously. Frankly, we're not entirely sure there's a £300 leap between mid range headphones and these top end-ers. However, there's no doubting the sound quality. Bass clarity that can harness the dirtiest dubstep, incredibly rich tones and a warmer tone than the pro grade, £1000 HD 800s, too.

7. Parrot Zik
If your key headphones attributes are "show off tech and and head-turning charisma". That's the princely sum it'll take to secure a pair of these cutting edge Phillippe Starck designed cans. Wireless, boasting high performance active noise controls and a touch-sensitive panel on the right ear pad that means you can switch tracks (whilst freaking people out that you're trading secret special agent information), these aren't simply a high end vanity project. The grunt beneath the shell-shaped ear pads reads as such: five microphones, noise cancelling tech, a bone conduction sensor which detects jawbone vibrations to control the sound and head detection, too. This is an incredibly flashy feature that pauses the music when you slip the headphones off and automatically starts it again once you've put them back on. Oh, and Parrot claim the Ziks are the first headphones to incorporate NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to ensure simple Bluetooth pairing, all down to the a tag located on the left headset.

6. AKG K550

The first thing you'll notice, unless you've got an spectacularly oversized cranium: these are whacking great beast that'll occupy the sides of your head like generous earmuffs. So, they're probably more suited for domestic aural enjoyment over active wear. Quality-wise, these are reference-class, striking an impressive balance between the noise-isolating qualities of closed-back rivals and the nicely spacious timbre of open-back design. Despite their size, comfort's a key attribute, with a plump leather headband in place. Oh, and you'll obviously have few problems with noise cancelling...

5. Audio-Technica ANC9

These grown-up, no nonsense headphones boast serious sound quality. It also helps that the design is simple enough to not date easily: these are all about the spec. And that’s exaggerated by the great noise cancelling option: just flick the switch on the side of the ear cup and zone out completely. The active noise cancelling comes from two miniature microphones in each earpiece which are used to pick up the noise around you and create a sound cancelling signal to effectively block the noise -- so despite their relative bulk, they’re still brilliant for busy commutes. Plus, the inline microphone in the wire allows you to use them for calls, too.

4. House of Marley Destiny TTR

Made from suitably Earth-friendly materials, the Destiny TTR headphones, look -- and feel -- the business. A solid and sturdy pair of headphones with the sound quality to match, these over-ear cans come in a beautiful brushed aluminium finish with soft brown leather cups that ensure the weighty headphones never feel overburdening. The one-button cable remote with built-in mic and noise-cancelling capabilities also add a bit of substance to the style, with our only criticism being the lack of an auto-off function which led to us accidentally running the AAA-batteries down on more than one occasion.

3. Jabra Halo 2
Jabra Halo
We've always had a fairly tumultuous relationship with wireless headphones. On one hand, there are obvious benefits to ridding your life of that daily five minutes required to untangled your increasingly frayed wires. But directly on the other: we still worry you look a tad like a maniac who's listening exclusively to voice inside your head. And the fact batteries are involved feels like an outdated irritation. However, should you be comfortable with your own, erm, sanity, these are a sound choice. Unbelievably light and easy to fold and tuck away (when you do fold or unfold, the headphones automatically turn themselves on and off, too), they also come with a wire allowing you to use them like ordinary, wired competitors. Jabra were keen to impress on us the improvement in the 'virtual surround sound', but frankly -- plump bass aside -- their quality is a reflection on their (reasonable) price: pretty robust sound, but fairly fiddly. Particularly the mildly maddening touch sensitive controls.

2. Bose QuietComfort 15
A byword for quality, Bose's QuietComfort 15 do nothing but enhance their rep. Quickly, the bad: yes, the noise cancelling tech means you'll need an AAA battery to spark them into life. There's also the faintly offensive buzz that noise cancelling headphones conjure, but that fades once music sparks up. Fortunately, the battery life settles at around nearly 30 hours and does produce some superb results. A QC15-soundtracked, hour long tour around London's Underground produced an oasis of uninterrupted music, free from tube announcements, squabbling kids and rowing couples. It's an intense feeling, though: avoid if you're not too fond of swimming underwater...

1. Urbanears Plattan
Urbanears Plattan
Style is key with these handsome headphones. Delightfully cushioned, these combine a cool, minimal design with matt rubbery texture and a subtle and comfy fabric headset. Add to that reasonable quality, full sound and a lightweight build and the result is a brilliant set of headphones suited to everyday use. For a sweet social feature, the ear cups also contain an extra headphone jack to plug in a second set, meaning you can share music with a friend/anyone who might require a bit of musical education.

Source: uk.askmen.com


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