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Headphones of the Year 2015

AKG Y50BT

Awards Winner
These Bluetooth beats machines are a classic combo of design, build and tuneful performance. Cutting cables not quality, the Y50BTs deliver crisp clarity for hours and look sleek doing it.

The runners-up

AKG N60NC

Noise-cancelling 'cans meet small-bodied brilliance: these commuter-friendly folding 'phones are lightweight and wire-free, without sacrificing sound – and the battery’s good for 30 hours.

B&W P5 Wireless

What do you get when a stalwart of hi-fi hardware has a crack at high-end headphones? Leather and aluminium ‘cans with delicious dynamics and all day comfort – and now it’s snipped the wires.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Full-bodied and folding, the second-gen Momentums take the good and make it great. Classy styling ensures they'll look perfect perched on the ears of the musical man about town.

Sennheiser Momentum M2 IEi

Canal-filling comfort doesn’t come much cooler. Clear tones and meaty bass make for a super set of ear-stuffing ‘buds – complete with in-line mic so you can tell all your audiophile friends.

SoundMagic E10S

Ear-filling fun is almost assured with these budget 'buds. Sleek styling and punchy sound make them an in-ear steal for cash-strapped tune lovers, and the in-line remote works with iOS and Android.