They're proper over-the-ear jobs, cutting out a massive 99 per cent of extra noise - be it other commuters rubbish ear buds or just pesky traffic. That means you can settle down to your love of progressive metal in peace, something we're not averse to, make no mistake.
They tip the scales at 160g including the cable and like all hefty noise cancelling cans, you'll need batteries to get the thing working to its full capacity. You'll get 40 hours out of them, but you can still listen to tunes once they run out, just with all that extra sound making an unwelcome intrusion.
They're out now, and cost £250. So if you couldn't give a monkeys about the credit crunch, these bad boys are for you. Want a cheaper pair? Check out our best headphones for under £50.