To the test ..Headphones.
PHILIPS SHC5100, pounds 49.99 (www.shop.philips.co.uk, 0800 331 6016) RECHARGEABLE wireless headphones with a 100m range so you can listen anywhere around the house. Sound quality is fine for movies but not perfect for hi-fi. They're the most comfy on test too... you could happily wear them for hours. Fairly loud, and they have a handy volume control.
910 SENNHEISER HD219, pounds 45 (www.sennheiser.co.uk) THESE are lightweight and fairly comfy, sitting on the ear rather than completely covering it. They fold flat for travel. And they're loud but not too audible for people nearby. Most importantly, they sound great. A great choice for hi-fi quality sound on a budget.
910 AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-ES55, pounds 89.95 (www.richersounds.com, 0333 900 0093) IF money's no object, these are stunning. They look great in black or white with brushed steel. They're comfy and incredibly loud but barely audible to people nearby, even at top volumes. They've won awards for their excellent hi-fi sound quality. And they fold flat for portability.
710 SKULLCANDY HESH, pounds 54.99 (uk.skullcandy.com) REALLY cool phones for teens.
710 If you can't stretch to Dre Monster Beats (pounds 150) these are ideal: huge, colourful, ridiculously loud and bassy. There's a built-in mic for phonecalls and an iPod/iPhone control button. But at top volume, people nearby hear everything.
STAR BUY LINDY ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING, pounds 39.99 (www.lindy.co.uk, 01642 754000) ? INCREDIBLY affordable for noisecancelling headphones, these use clever technology to cut out background noises like computer hum or even a vacuum cleaner. They're bulky but comfy and the sound quality is excellent. Loud, but not much sound leaks out to disturb others.
1010 By CARAMEL QUIN
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 29, 2012|
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