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  1. Shure E500PTH review

    Shure E500PTH review

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 CX 300 review

    Sennheiser CX 300 review

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    The music player is the bringer of sweet mercy to the noise, filth and crowd-addled commuter. If a stressful journey on public transport is part of your daily routine, investing in a good set of earphones could make a real difference

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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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    Technics RPF-880 review

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    Technics is another brand that's found fame through favour from the DJ fraternity, though the RPF-880s are not specifically designed for disc spinning duties. They offer an all-round ability that's suited to all types of isolated listening

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    Sennheiser HD 215 review

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    Sennheiser are one of the most well respected names in the world of headphones, producing an entire range of models from seriously expensive reference sets to small portables

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    Panasonic RPWH5000 review

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    Panasonic's RPWH5000s are wireless headphones with a difference. Instead of transmitting the signal using radio waves, they use a digital infrared system. There's integrated decoding for Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II and DTS soundtracks

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    Grado SR80 review

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    As the dated design suggests, Grado's SR80 headphones have been around long before most of these models were just a twinkle in their manufacturer's eye. They may look like a throwback from days gone by

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    Sennheiser HD485 review

    Sennheiser HD485 review

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    Remember the first time you heard music through headphones? Wasn't it amazing? These days we're all used to using headphones with our iPods and portable CD players, but we seldom use with our Macs because there is little ambient noise in the home

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    Sennheiser HD595 review

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    In a world where DVD players costing over £100 are now considered virtually high-end, a £150 pair of headphones needs to be pretty darn special. And luckily, these don't disappoint too much

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