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Headphone and earphone reviews

Last updated: 28 February 2019

Looking for a good set of headphones? A traditional wired pair, or something of the wireless headphones variety? We've tested in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones, but consider the below points before diving into our data.

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Our expert testers give every set of headphones a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • have the best sound
  • are the most comfortable
  • are best at passive noise cancelling.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which headphones are foldable, and which have built-in remote controls for iOS and Android. 

Our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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List of brands we tested in this review.

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    Wireless

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    Most wireless headphones use Bluetooth to make a wireless connection between your smartphone and headphones. If the headphone has wireless support but doesn't support Bluetooth, it uses a digital wireless transmitter that is connected to your audio system or TV at home. The range is usually much better than Bluetooth.

      Type of fit

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      Earphones fit at least part-way inside the ear canal, sometimes also clipping onto the ear. They're commonly called earbuds or in-ear models and are most likely the type you’ll find in your smartphone box. Over ear (circumaural) headphones completely surround your ear, and may provide added passive noise-cancelling properties. On ear (supra-aural) are usually smaller and more compact as they rest on the outside of your ear.

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        • Bluetooth
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        • Powered by battery
        • Travel case
        • Cable length (cm)
        • Weight (g)
        • Takes phone calls
        • Controls on headphone or cable
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        • Foldable
        • Left/right inscription
        • Braille left/right inscription

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