Winner

Because competition in the headphone market is so tough, it takes a special pair of cans to win this award – and Audio-Technica’s ‘A900X is precisely this. It sounds clean, open and smooth with oodles of detail and insight – and you’ll want to listen all day and all of the night thanks to the high level of comfort, courtesy of a clever headband design. Build  is excellent, too. A worthy winner.

 

DETAILS
Price: £290
Contact: 01235 511166
Web address: eu.audio-technica.com
Review issue: 359

 

 

 

 

Runners up
 

Focal Spirit One

A great high-end headphone from the famous speaker brand.

DETAILS
Price: £199
Contact: 0845 6602680
Web address: focal.com
Review issue: 357

 

Philips Fidelio X1

Carefully crafted new design with  a silky smooth, svelte sound.

DETAILS
Price: £270
Contact: 0844 338 0489
Web address: philips.co.uk
Review issue: 365