Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Best Headphones in 2013

If you are looking for best headphones for best sound quality, here is the list of best headphones in 2013.

Bowers & Wilkins P3
These headphones won T3's music gadget of the year award, and if you try them out you'll see why. The sound is beautifully rendered, while the build quality and styling is pretty flawless. (£169).

RHA MA600i
RHA make great headphones right here in Britain, and while we were generally fans of their more-expensive 750i in-ear phones we found them a bit heavy and 'brutalist' for our taste. The MA600i variants are better overall. They're lighter, smaller, cheaper and still have great sound-quality with excellent noise isolation.

Sol Republic Tracks HD
Sol Republic's 'Tracks' headphones (£79.99) are solid, well-designed, powerful -- and totally overshadowed by the fact that they're virtually unbreakable, and thus impossible to stop fiddling with.

Bose QuietComfort 20i
These in-ear headphones are among the best we've ever tested - and you'd hope so, because at £259 they aren't cheap. What you get for your money is a combination of great, rich basic sound, brilliant noise-cancelling tech and the most comfortable fit you can find without involving a custom-made solution.

ZIK Parrot
These unique headphones are not only designed by Philippe Starck, and as such gorgeous, but are also wireless, have touch controls on the ear piece and are NFC enabled - meaning you can transfer music to them with a single tap. They also know when you've taken them off, and automatically pause when you do. (£250)

Klipsch X7i Earphones
These light-weight, durable and well-rounded earbuds are a good step up from the basic Sennheiser CX 300 IIs, but they won't break the bank either at £149. The noise isolation alone is worth the price.

AKG K451
These headphones have won fans all around the world for one simple reason: for this price (£50) you can't do better. They sound excellent, fold up neatly to stow away in a bag, come with a basic cable and a cable with a built-in three-button remote and won't leave you bereft if you lose or break them.

Marshal Major 50
These limited-edition Marshall headphones come with all the unique styling and sound engineering you'd expect for the amp masters, along with some extra design touches for good measure. They include gold-rimmed pads, inscriptions on the inside of the headband and a remote/microphone control on the cable. For £140 they aren't cheap - but there're no other headphones around with this kind of rock pedigree.

Jaybird Freedom Sprint
These resilient, water-resistant Bluetooth headphones are designed for exercise, and come with a set of neat ear-moulding foam inserts to keep them tightly in place when you're running. For £105 it's hard to find a better pair of sport earbuds.