Another headphone first comes from Audiolab – best known for its DACs and amplifiers – which pulls back the curtain on two sets of in-ear designs with the M-EAR 2D (£430) and M-EAR 4D (£700). 

Both available now, the former is a two-driver design, with one driver handling mid/high frequencies and the other dedicated to bass. The M-EAR 4D is a three-way design sporting four drivers – one for high frequencies, another for midrange and two for bass. Both come with a tangle-resistant detachable 1.45m cable, while an in-line mini-mic is also included for hands-free mobile calls. 

For a snug fit and decent noise isolation, the M-EARs come with six pairs of ear tips in three different sizes made from memory foam. Click here to find out more or read the first reveiw of the M-EAR 2D in the September issue on sale now.