Buying headphones is tricky, and for most people usually a case of trial and error, after error, after error.
First you have to find a form factor that fits into your life. That could be anything from high-tech battery-powered Bluetooth cans or audiophile-quality home stereo headphones to cheap and cheerful (and replaceable) earbuds, and everything in between.
Then you have to pick your style. Are you a rock 'n' roll roadie unloading apps, a hip-hop mogul making business deals in neon boardrooms, or (more usually) a regular commuter trying to look like either of the above?
And even once you know where you want to fall on the style-features matrix, you still have to figure out which of your options is going to actually, you know, sound decent.
To help sort through this confusion we've pulled together a buyer's guide (above) and a list of our 9 favourite headphones, regardless of price or form factor. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration to find the audible companion you've been looking for.
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