Since the rise of the iPod, smartphones and tablets, the popularity of headphones has sky-rocketed – and so too has the number of sets on the market. We know that the amount of models out there can be overwhelming, so here is a group that we think you should check out.
Beyerdynamic DTX 101s
If you want a pair of headphones to use when you’re out and about and don’t fancy lugging a chunky pair around, in-ear headphones are the best way to go.
The Beyerdynamic DTX 101 earphones are a smart-looking pair of in-ears, and you can choose a red finish if you want something a little more eye-catching than black. These noise-isolating in-ears have beautifully balanced sound quality with sparkly, controlled treble and solid bass that adds power when needed.
You can buy the DTX 101s from the Beyerdynamic website for £64 in silver, or £72 for pink ones.
While in-ears can provide a good sound, for truly impressive and immersive sound reproduction, over-ear headphones are the way to go.
Although some sets are simply too big to wear in public, these AKG K451s are best for carrying around with you, as they fold up so nicely. Not only do they look good, but they also serve up impressive detail and clarity in the sound.
You can buy the AKG K451s from Amazon for £49.95.
If the AKG K451s aren’t substantial enough for your noise-isolating needs, then you can always put some power behind your efforts.
The Goldring NS-1000s actively cancel out ambient noise, through creating its own sound waves. Comfortable and superb at removing background noise, these headphones sound powerful, clear and open, and, more importantly, they look good, too.
You can buy the Goldring NS-1000s from Richer Sounds for £69.95.
Sennheiser RS 160s
The world and his dog has gone wireless in recent years, so it’s no surprise wireless headphones have joined the wire-free party. They’re undoubtedly convenient, provided you remember to charge them.
The Sennheiser RS 160s may have been around a while, but they’re still a great listen. With closed-backed earcups, so sound is trapped in, your music can come through crisp and clean.
You can get your hands on some Sennheiser RS 160s from their website for £149.99.