Most people listen to their music through headphones today – so you want to make sure you’re getting the best pair you can. We test headphones of all kinds, ranging from true wireless earbuds to premium wired over-ear headphones, so no matter what style you prefer, or what your budget is, you can find something that’ll help you enjoy your music more.
True wireless earbuds are the most popular kind today, especially Apple’s AirPods, because they’re just so convenient and small – there’s no harm in taking them everywhere. And these days they come with great features such as active noise cancellation at cheaper and cheaper prices – while at the high-end, they keep taking big leaps in audio quality.
The classic style of headphone, meanwhile, keeps getting smarter, with more wireless models including app support so you can tweak their features, and customize the sound to exactly what you prefer.
Buying Guide We've rounded up the best noise-cancelling headphones that will keep the world out and your music in.
Austrian Audio is a relative newcomer in the premium headphone space, but it's taken the market by storm since 2017.
The Tranya Nova are a reliable pair of earbuds that aren’t special but they tick all of the boxes.
To mark the release of the new burgundy Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones, I got try them at a James Blake gig.
Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 offer myriad EQ tweaks and the build is a class act, but "shut out the world" noise cancellation isn't quite there.
Fancy the Momentum 4's premium sound without the hefty price tag? The new Sennheiser Accentum could be the headphones you've been waiting for.
Ever seen a tiny earbuds case that looks like it could start your car? You have now.
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