Apple’s first over-ears are big, heavy, often brilliant, and far too expensive. Apple has made some fantastic headphones, but they’re not going to pull in the proper audiophile chin-strokers, and they’re not close to being worth £200 more than Sony’s XM4s, which remain the best overall noise-cancelling headphones for our money. Sony’s cans also come with a proper case – these don’t.
The XM3s sound punchy – and they’re available at a knockout price
It doesn’t get much sweeter than this