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  1. Belkin Headphones review

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    These are basic earphones that offer nothing special except a great price. The sound quality isn't that great compared to the excellent products coming out of Shure and Bose these days, but comparisons like that are of little worth.

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    Sennheiser PMX 70 Sport review

    Sennheiser PMX 70 Sport review

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    The quality from Sennheiser's PMX 70 headphones is great. Considering they cost just £23, it's perfectly acceptable. Sennheiser rarely drops the ball when it comes to sound quality, and here it's managed to strike another good balance...

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    Sennheiser LX90 review

    Sennheiser LX90 review

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    Sennheiser's vast range of headphones doesn't just include models for portable audio; the company has so many designs that they get divided into several categories.

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    Sennheiser MX 55 VC review

    Sennheiser MX 55 VC review

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    We have to admit to having a real soft spot for Sennheiser headphones. We particularly like its trademark 'twist to fit' system, which hooks asmaller rubber pad into your outer ear.

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    Razer Barracuda HP-1 review

    Razer Barracuda HP-1 review

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    There's no doubt about it, this is one of the most enormous sets of cans we've ever seen. Packing three speakers and a sub into each earphone it certainly has the oomph to deliver when needed.

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    Philips SHN9500 review

    Philips SHN9500 review

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    The idea is simply that a microphone built into the outside of the earpiece picks up ambient sound which is then added, in inverse phase, into the signal applied to the driver of each channel, reducing the level of outside noise

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    Sennheiser MX 500 white review

    Sennheiser MX 500 white review

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    There are so many alternatives to Apple's iPod earphones that it's almost impossible knowing where to start when looking to buy a new pair. Coming in at just £25 are the Sennheiser MX 500s

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    Etymotic E6i review

    Etymotic E6i review

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    Isn't it annoying when you're listening to your iPod as you walk to work and the passing traffic is louder than the tunes you're trying to listen to? And it's equally annoying when you have to constantly re-adjust your earbuds

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    Grado GS1000 review

    Grado GS1000 review

     

    A grand for a pair of headphones? You can buy a pair for a tenner, and a good pair for just £100. Grado may have to do some justifying here.Appearances are promising, though,

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    Sony MDR-DS3000 review

    Sony MDR-DS3000 review

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    Sony's MDR-DS3000s are a wireless pair of cans, but they use infrared instead of RF signals. The theoretical upside is that there's less chance of interference from other devices around the home, but the downside is that they have a limited range...

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    Shure E500PTH review

    Shure E500PTH review

    8  

    These are almost certainly the world's most expensive earphones, andthey're aimed at the portable audio market. But is compressed digital audio worth good-quality earphones?

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    Sennheiser M145 review

    Sennheiser M145 review

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    A seasoned iChat user soon realises that the built-in microphone on their Mac is no match for a dedicated microphone, and it's worth investing in a headset if you want to pursue internet phone calls using your broadband connection.

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    Philips HD1500 review

    Philips HD1500 review

    9  

    There are no obvious flaws with Philips' HD1500s: the luxury headset is the most sophisticated pair of cans we've seen. At £350, the wireless HD1500s needs to be some kit to be worthy of the outlay. And they are

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    Panasonic RP-WF930 review

    Panasonic RP-WF930 review

    6  

    For a few pounds more, Panasonic's RP-WF930s are a wireless pair of cans. At £63, they're a straightforward affair, but the leatherette ear-pads add a sense of luxury and they're solidly constructed.

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    Logitech Sports Headphones review

    Logitech Sports Headphones review

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    There was a time when everybody shopped for the headphones that made them look the least silly. However, you see all kinds of peculiar models these days, so we guess that no longer applies.

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    JVC HA-SU700 review

    JVC HA-SU700 review

    7  

    This pair of wired surround headphones may look a little weird, but JVC's HA-SU700s are certainly affordable. For £50 we shouldn't criticise, but the styling isn't the best and they feel a bit plasticky.

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    Beyerdynamic DT770 review

    Beyerdynamic DT770 review

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    Closed-back headphones are rare in the serious hi-fi world. It seems, those listening in private prefer not to be cut off from the outside world and closed-back cans have a reputation for a more 'boxed-in' sound than the open-back variety

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    Shure E4c Sound Isolating Earphones review

    Shure E4c Sound Isolating Earphones review

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    If you can cope with the weighty price tag, the Shure E4c SoundIsolating Earphones deliver a remarkable experience for the passionate audiophile.

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    Sennheiser CX300 review

    Sennheiser CX300 review

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    There's no point spending £100 on a decent MP3 player and then dilutingthe sound quality with bog-standard earbuds. If you can stretch toanother £30, try these brilliant alternatives from Teutonic audiotitans Sennheiser, complete with cortex-pounding bass

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    Griffin EarThumps review

    Griffin EarThumps review

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    If you want to enjoy the benefits of an internal earbud withoutbreaking the bank, the Griffin EarThumps are for you. At just over a tenner, these are very cheap, but don't let that put you off: there's nothing wrong with them at all.

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    Sennheiser HD 202 review

    Sennheiser HD 202 review

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    For such a small outlay these headphones give out a very accurateand balanced sound, but we have doubts about their general build quality. We suspect that Sennheiser, pushed to create headphones at a certain price point

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    Sennheiser HD 435 review

    Sennheiser HD 435 review

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    Everyone who tried these headphones was impressed by their soundquality, notably more so than for other sets we have recently had in.These are a traditional set of headphones...

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    Sennheiser PXC 250 NoiseGard review

    Sennheiser PXC 250 NoiseGard review

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    The PXC 250 NoiseGards are noise-cancelling headphones that cut awaysteady, low-frequency background noise. We tried them in a variety ofchallenging test sites, the most dramatic of which...

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