On-ear Headphones: The Group Test

On-ear Headphones: The Group Test

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  • Forget discreet in-ear headphones; for the best sound quality and the biggest style statement you need a decent set of over-ear cans. Whether you want Bluetooth connectivity for wireless listening, surround sound mimicry for gaming, or top-notch noise cancelling, there’s a set of headphones here for you…

    Best: Public transport
    Blackbox M10
    £89
    Love: Compact and comfortable. Effective noise cancellation. Warm sound. Stereo adapter
    Hate: Noise cancelling causes a slight hiss
    Blackbox M10 review I Link: Blackbox

    Best: Exercise
    Jaybird Sportsband 2
    £99
    Love: Bluetooth. Secure fit. Built-in controls.
    Hate: Low output level
    Jaybird Sportsband 2 review I Link: Jaybird

    Best: Music with bass
    Monster Beats Pro by Dr Dre
    £350
    Love: Strikingly clear and open sound quality
    Hate: By far the most expensive cans on test
    Monster Beats Pro review I Link: Monster

    Best: Gamers
    Plantronics Gamescon 777
    £80
    Love: Good surround sound mimicry
    Hate: Bass-heavy when playing music
    Plantronics Gamescon 777 review I Link: Plantronics

    Best: Statement makers
    V-Moda Crossfade LP
    £230
    Love: Distinctive design. hands-free mic
    Hate: Plasticky design. some audio leakage
    V-Moda Crossfade LP review I Link: V-Moda

    Best: DJs
    Aiaiai TMA-1
    £180
    Love: Sensitive speakers. punchy bass. rugged, branding-free build
    Hate: Laidback treble
    Aiaiai TMA-1 review I Link: Aiaiai

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    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/vm/xs_VModa_CrossfadeLP_610.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/mo/xs_Monster_BeatsPro_610.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/ja/xs_Jaybird_Sportsband2_610.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/pl/xs_Plantronic_Gamescon777_610.jpg
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