5 of the best Beats alternatives
Phiaton MS 300 £150 phiaton.com
As red and black as MJ's jacket in the Thriller video, with carbon fibre exposed immodestly on the ears, these won't suit anyone who craves anonymity. The MS 300s aren't as spacious as some rivals but otherwise they've got talent to spare. Solid bass, a crisp top end and loads of detail in between makes them a cheerful listen. If these cans were a mate, it would always be their round.