5 of the best headphones for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Philips CitiScape Downtown (£55)

Philips CitiScape Downtown

If you want a pair of headphones to complement the S4’s understated good looks and all-round air of good taste, don’t look any further. The CitiScape Downtowns (we know, we know – but the name is by far the clunkiest thing about the Philips’) look, feel and, crucially, sound like they cost a fair bit more than £55. Deep, crisp and even throughout the frequency range, they’re an easy listen in the best sense of the words.


Beats by Dre Powerbeats

Beats by Dre Powerbeats

Make the most of the S4’s fly-away 130g weight by using it as an exercise companion. The ideal companion to your exercise companion are these rather torturous-looking Powerbeats. The chunky bands loop over your ears, and they work a treat – it’s pretty much impossible to work the Powerbeats loose, even if you favour a vigorous workout. And if your regime is a pacy and powerful as the sound the headphones produce you’ll be fighting fit in no time. 


Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears (£170)

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears

Once you’ve decided to pay this sort of money for headphones, you want a bit more than just great sound for your cash. And the Sennheisers have you covered. They sound superb, of course: delicate but punchy, poised but muscular, and stuffed with detail. But it’s the use of materials – suede for the headband, stainless-steel sliders, memory-foam earpads – that let you know where your money’s gone.