Top ten headphones for the music connoisseur



The headphones which we use to listen to music can have a huge impact on the sound we hear. Dependent on the kind of music we listen to and the kinds of sounds associated with those genres, we can benefit a great deal from a careful selection of headphones. Here, we take a look at ten sets of headphones which stand out from the crowd, taking a brief look at what each of them has to offer the music connoisseur.

The headphones which we use to listen to music can have a huge impact on the sound we hear. Dependent on the kind of music we listen to and the kinds of sounds associated with those genres, we can benefit a great deal from a careful selection of headphones.

 

Here, we take a look at ten sets of headphones which stand out from the crowd, taking a brief look at what each of them has to offer the music connoisseur.

 

1. Beats By Dr Dre Studio 2.0 Noise Cancelling Headphones

 

The hype surrounding the Beats brand is well deserved. While the branding seats the headphones nearer the top end of the market when it comes to price, the hardware justifies spending a little more.

 

2. Sony MDR-ZX600

 

If you're searching for some on-ear headphones but don't want to break the bank, look no further than this Sony pair. This cheaper end of the market has a number of dud options but with Sony you can expect only the very best.

 

3. SMS Audio Street 50 Cent

 

Dr Dre isn't the only artist out there with his own headphones range, 50 Cent's also giving it a go. These come in a little cheaper than the Beats headphones so you shouldn't expect quite the same dynamism. That said, they are an outstanding set of headphones.

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4. Bose QuietComfort 15

 

Bose has been one of the biggest names in sound design for some time now, and not without good reason. These headphones may not come with a rapper endorsement, but you can be sure of the quality.

 

5. Sennheiser HD 205

 

Rivalling the Sony MDR-ZX600 as the number one entry level on-ear headphone is this pair of Sennheisers. The HD 205 headphones offer great build quality and sound for a surprisingly low price.

 

6. KLIPSCH S5i Rugged

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Moving onto the in-ear section of the top ten headphones, let's get started with this great pair from KLIPSCH. The design is not only aesthetically pleasing but particularly great for those looking for headphones to use whilst running or playing sport.

 

7. Beats by Dr Dre (In-Ear)

 

As you'd expect the in-ear counterparts to the Dre range are not to be sniffed at. The design leaves a little to be desired but the sound quality is still astounding.

 

8. Sennheiser MM30i

 

If you're looking for a pair of headphones that sit just above the entry level, these Sennheisser headphones are for you. Great build, great sound and a sleek design - simple but effective.

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9. Sony MDR-EX50LP

 

We couldn't compile a list without recommending a pair at pure entry level. This pair from Sony are not only affordable, they're great sounding too. The use of a 9mm neodymium magnet allows the headphones to propel a pleasing amount of bass.

 

10. Monster DNA In-ear Headphones

 

Monster headphones stand out immediately thanks to their unusual design, but there's far more to the headphones than that. The Monster DNA in-ear headphones are ahead of the rest when it comes to comfort and they also perform with great clarity when it comes to sound quality.