Philips Fidelio M1, £160

Sharp looks, impeccable clarity and great portability from Philips’s audiophile line.

Native Union Monocle, £39.99

Not strictly a headphone - rather half a headphone that does even more than a whole. It’s a speaker, a speakerphone and a phone handset rolled into one.

Sonixx X-Touch, £79.99

No crossed wires thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and easy-to-use swipe controls, all in a colourful package.