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The 10 best on-ear headphones

Whether you're looking for a pair of wireless, noise-cancelling or budget headphones, these models all sound great


Apple AirPods Max

Apple’s first over-ears are big, heavy, often brilliant, and far too expensive. Apple has made some fantastic headphones, but they’re not going to pull in the proper audiophile chin-strokers, and they’re not close to being worth £200 more than Sony’s XM4s, which remain the best overall noise-cancelling headphones for our money. Sony’s cans also come with a proper case – these don’t.
Apple AirPods Max review