We're huge fans of Sennheiser headphones – the £30 PX100s are a big favourite in the office, and an ideal iPod upgrade – but we've long bemoaned the fact that the headband puts an unwelcome divot in our already unfashionable Hoxton Fins (we've named the resulting hairstyle the Wedemark Wedge, in honour of Sennheiser's German HQ).
Well, now our prayers have been answered, in the shape of these new backband headphones from the audioführers. The PMX100s take the open-backed PX100 technology and rotate it by 90 degrees (the PMX200s do the same for the closed back PX200s). Same warm, involving sound but your barnet remains intact.
So it's a happy day for everyone except the Bald and the Bemulleted (note to self: pitch idea for a daytime soap). You can try Sennheiser's new phones – as well as its selection of noise-cancelling and wireless cans – at the Best of Stuff show at the Hammersmith Novotel, London, on the 4-6 November.