Top 5 headphones under £100

V-Moda Vibe Duo £70www.v-moda.comThe Duos feature a built- in microphone for hands-free iPhone use and their premium aluminium construction prom

V-Moda Vibe Duo £70

www.v-moda.com

The Duos feature a built- in microphone for hands-free iPhone use and their premium aluminium construction promises much. Unfortunately their hazy, affected sound suffers shrill treble and a lack of midrange, though they will delight bass-heads.  

Stuff says 3 stars

Denon AH-D1001 £100

www.denon.co.uk

These closed-back over-ears provide supreme comfort and decent sound isolation for commuters. The build quality and styling are just-so and the sound is warm and musical with impressive drive and bite. The only downside is a slight tinge of fizziness to the treble.

Stuff says 4 stars

Philips SHE9850 £90

www.philips.co.uk

These attractive and beautifully presented sound-isolating earbuds give their best at higher volumes with a full, defined sound. There’s plenty of attack, so music always sounds exciting, while their noise-stifling characteristics are unrivalled at this price.

Stuff says 4 stars

Sony DR-BT21G £70

www.sony.co.uk

Want to go wireless? These Sonys are light and pretty comfortable, plus they double as a Bluetooth handsfree doohickey. Performance is decent, but dynamics are lacking and there’s a metallic sheen to the sound. You’ll need a Bluetooth adaptor to use them with an iPod.

Stuff says 3 stars

Sennheiser CX 95 £80

www.sennheiser.co.uk

The CX 95s are well-built and comfortable-feeling sound isolators that shout about nothing and just do everything right. The balance is spot-on – there’s plenty of bass, expressive midrange, and detailed top-end. If you want good iPod in-ears for less than £100, try these.

Stuff says 5 stars