Great value headphones for music lovers on the move
With musical taste as refined as yours the last thing you want is for your tunes to sound muffled, tinny or boomy while you’re out and about.
And however good your MP3 player is, if your headphones aren’t up to scratch you’re not hearing your music at its best.
So check out our list of the best over-ear headphones that cater to all tastes, so whether you’re into the LSO or LMFAO you’ll find a treat for your ears here.
1. BEST FOR superbass
Rocking the double-cord look for untangled music listening, these Sony cans deliver serious aural pleasure. The Neodymium Magnet means balanced sounds and a thumping bass line.
2. BEST FOR jetsetters
With a three-way folding design, noise-cancelling and a cushioned headband, the HA-S360s drown out the sounds of a commute and offer peace and quiet when you crave shut-eye on the red-eye.
3. BEST FOR style
Philips SHL5205 Citiscape Shibuya
Make a style statement with these noise-cancelling smart ’phones, finished in plush aluminium and leather with memory foam comfort on the earpads.
4. BEST FOR value
Small, lightweight and ear-pleasingly engineered, these mini headphones are optimised for rock and pop music, pumping out deep bass and dynamic sound that’s way bigger than their size.
Why do I need… noise cancelling
Unlike conventional cans, noise-cancelling headphones ensure that you enjoy your music uninterrupted from the hum of engines and screaming babies, and also mean that when you crank up the volume you don’t turn your commute into a mobile disco.
Using a microphone on the outside of each ear cup, noise-cancelling tech samples ambient noise and makes sure the only noise that goes into your lugholes is the music.