It's Christmaaaaas and there's one tech gift that's bound to put a smile on anyone's face: headphones. We all know that the ones that come with phones and MP3 players are rubbish, so why not treat yourself or your significant other to an audio upgrade? Here are our picks of the best you can buy right now.
Let's start with the new P5 Series 2s -- comfortable, warm-sounding on-ear headphones that you can easily listen to all day long.
These Solo 2 cans may not win audiophile hearts and ears, but for their intended audience -- namely, people looking for exciting-looking headphones with lots of high-quality bass -- these are excellent on-ear headphones.
Bose can't put a foot wrong with its noise-cancelling headphones, and the new QC 25s are no exception. The new design features better audio performance and noise reduction, plus an improved folding design that allows them to fit in a more compact carrying case.
In-ear wireless sport headphones have proved difficult to do well. And while the Plantronics BackBeat Fit aren't perfect, they're one of the top picks in the category and cost less than some of their rivals.
We've long been fans of Grado headphones and are really impressed by the quality of sound you get from this new £100 model. If you don't need the isolation of a closed-back design or a built-in microphone for phone calls, they're great headphones for the money.
While they may not be the best sounding in-ear headphones for the money, the Bose Freestyles' design and comfort level are excellent, and they make a great gift for people who want in-ears but don't want the tips jamming into their ear canals.