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Headphones advice guides

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In-ear, on-ear or over-ear? We’ve got expert advice on buying and owning the best set of headphones, including popular brands, features to look out for, along with reliability scores to help find the best set for you.

Top headphones

We round up the best in-ear headphones and wireless earbuds of 2021 to help you pick the perfect pair for comfort, sound quality and more.

How to buy the best headphones

Upgrading to a good-quality pair of headphones will make a real difference when listening to your music. We explain how to find the perfect headphones for you, and highlight our pick of the best headphones we've tested.

Best wireless headphones for 2021

Sound quality and battery drain are no longer a concern with wireless headphones. We’ve rounded up some excellent models to suit you.

Best wireless headphones deals

The best wireless headphones deals chosen by Which? tech experts.

Top five best cheap headphones for 2021

We round up the best headphones to buy for less than £50 based on expert reviews with ratings for sound quality, comfort, durability and features.

Beats vs Bose headphones: which are best?

Not all Beats and Bose headphones are good. Despite their high prices - some are Don’t Buys. We pit two of the biggest headphone brands against each other to find out which are the best.

Top seven best TV headphones for 2021

Great TV headphones are rare, with many not up to scratch – including some pricey pairs from top brands. We've identified the TV headphones you can rely on.

Best running headphones for 2021

Improve your performance with a pair of headphones that are light, comfortable and make your running playlist sound fantastic.

Top five best noise-cancelling headphones

Cut the background noise to a whisper and enjoy your music to the full with these top noise-cancelling models.

Wired vs wireless headphones: which should you choose?

We explain the pros and cons of connecting your headphones wirelessly and via a cable, and whether your choice affects sound quality.

Headphones and earbuds: how to protect your hearing

Poor headphone use can lead to lasting hearing loss. Are headphones or earbuds better? And can noise-cancelling headphones help? Read our expert tips on using headphones safely

How we test headphones

Discover how our experts test headphones for sound quality and comfort. Only the very best earn our Best Buy award.

Top five best iPhone headphones for 2021

Our testing tells you which iPhone-compatible headphones are the most comfortable and offer the best sound, and which aren’t worth your money.

Most reliable headphones brands

Unique Which? reliability data can help you choose a headphones brand that lasts as we survey owners of AKG, Apple, Beats, Bose, JVC, Samsung, Sennheiser and Sony headphones so you really know how reliable they are.

Should you buy an iPod Touch?

Considering buying an iPod? Find out what the options are and whether it’s the right choice for you.

What are smart headphones and hearables?

We explain the features and potential benefits of this new breed of wireless headphones that let you do far more than just listen to music.