Sennheiser HD 238 headphones

On-ear headphones best buys

The Sunday Times InGear review also tested these on-ear headphones, with the following verdicts on their style and performance:

V-Noda Crossfade LP headphones

"Stylish, tough. Best for robustness. 3 stars." Sunday Times

  • patent pending 50mm dual-diaphragm high-definition drivers
  • memory foam reduces ambient noise and enables a low bass response
  • efficient driver technology enables epic sound without batteries
  • two detachable Kevlar¨ reinforced durable cables: audio only and remote/microphone
  • acoustics co-developed by world-renowned artists, DJs, and producers
  • delivers an extended range sound stage

Philips SHL8805 headphones

"The most comfortable to wear over long periods. Beautifully musical, despite the plasticky build and oddball looks. 4 stars." Sunday Times

  • Ear cushions improve wearing comfort and bass response
  • Ultra-soft headband cushions for supreme wearing comfort
  • Flat when folded, it fits easily in your travel bag
  • 40mm speaker driver delivers sound without distortion
  • Closed type design blocks out ambient noise

Grado SR60i headphones

"Impressive, stylish budget phones. 3 stars." Sunday Times
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • SPL: 1mv 98db
  • What Hi-fi 5* Award winning Product.
  • Dynamic Open Backed

Jays V-Jays

"Great performers despite the low price; comfy too. 5 stars." Sunday Times
  • Award winning, lightweight, compact headphones with superior bass
  • High performance offering quality sound at mid-range price
  • Foldable, and weigh just 59 grams (2.08 oz)