Headphones: Best Buys Best buy


What type of headphones are best for you? In-ear, on-ear or over-ear? It's a complicated market and finding the best headphones for you can be a tricky decision, but our reviews can help you make the right decision.

Which? tests a huge number of headphones across a wide price range. After six weeks putting them through their paces in the Which? lab, we know which models sound the best and which you need to avoid.

  • Headphones tested across a number of different genres
  • Big brands such as Bose, Sennheiser and Beats by Dre all tested
  • Find out how comfortable each set of headphones are
  • See which noise cancelling headphones really work

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What makes a Which? Best Buy

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We test thousands of products each year at Which? in a controlled environment that enables us to accurately repeat each test on each product - meaning our reviews are directly comparable. We buy the products we test ourselves, and go through great lengths to shape our test programmes to match the way you use the products.

Find out more about how we test products and find those that deserve to be Best Buys in the video below.

  • Reviews of 76 headphones - in-ear, on-ear, over-ear and plugs
  • 11 Which? Best Buy headphones for clearer sound
  • Reviews of headphones from 31 brands

Expert headphone reviews you can trust

Our labs test models from the biggest headphone brands on the market - including Bose, Grado and Sennheiser. A Best Buy set of headphones will give you great sound quality whatever you're listening to, and will also be comfortable to wear.

Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.

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