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List of brands we tested in this review.
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In $AUD as supplied by manufacturers.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 16 and 649
Type of fit
In-ear headphones are often called "buds". On-ear headphones, which sit against your ear, and around-ear headphones, which surround your ear, are often called "cans".
Wired headphones connect to your device or stereo via a cable. Wireless headphones connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, but have a band or cable connecting each can/bud. True wireless headphones connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and do not have a cable connecting each earbud (such as the Apple AirPods).
Sound quality score
This accounts for 50% of the overall score and includes scores for speech, jazz, rock, pop and classical music.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0 and 100
Comfort and durability score
Includes comfort when wearing glasses, noise if the cable is moved, cable tangling, and assessment of the materials used in manufacture.
enter value/s in increments of i between 14 and 94
Controls on headphone or cable
We note any over-ear and on-ear headphones that can be folded in any way to help reduce their bulk when travelling. All the in-ear headphones are considered portable.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Sound quality score
- Comfort and durability score
- Audio enhancements score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Type of fit
- Wired or wireless
- Powered by battery
- Travel case
- Cable length (cm)
- Weight (g)
- Takes phone calls
- Controls on headphone or cable
- Left/right inscription
- Braille left/right inscription