5 of the best Beats alternatives
TDK ST800 £200 tdkperformance.com
Textured leather is a nice change from the usual plastics but these are big boys – batteries in once earcup and a volume-control-plus-mute in the other. Energetic and stacked with detail, they're just as thumping or soothing as your music needs them to be. So while these TDKs are hardly discreet, the sound is worth the weight.