Our audio gurus have collected the best earphones, headphones, TV headphones, Bluetooth and portable devices – all ideal headphone gift ideas for Christmas 2016. From established brands like Sennheiser, Pioneer, SoundMAGIC and Chord to the less known Etymotic, MEE Audio, Thomson and Koss. Below you can check out our best rated headphones from the year so far.
Christmas Gifts Under £50
For under £10 there isn’t much you can say against the RX18P. They have an inline mic with 1 button control for smartphones and have a fun, punchy sound. They are also tough, making them a great all rounder.
For those gamers out there – the Koss SB45 is very impressive. You get superb build and sound quality that will enhance your gaming experience. The built in microphone is also extremely useful, all for under £25.
If you’re looking for an affordable Bluetooth earphone then look no further. You’d struggle to find this quality elsewhere for under £30 – they are lightweight and give superb sound for the money.
Supplied with a 6m cable – these TV headphones are perfect late night listening as well as helping those who are hard of hearing. They are also supplied with a volume adjuster which can set the left and right channel separately.
This is our most popular wireless TV headphone. Amazing value for money – packaged with a charging dock as well as offering clarity and comfort. This is the best TV headphone we’ve come across for under £50.
With portable audio devices becoming more and more popular – the ETY-Kids are a great earphone for children. They have built in sound limiting so they will never go loud enough to damage those young ears.
The recent 5 star award from What-Hifi confirms that the E10C is still the best earphone for under £40. With smartphone controls for Apple and Android along with amazing sound quality – nothing comes close to knocking these off the top spot.
Christmas Gifts Under £100
Sennheiser makes some of the best earphones around, and their sports range doesn’t disappoint. The comfortable and secure fit provides uninterrupted listening and the sound is fun and energetic to keep you going.
These pioneer on-ear wireless headphones have an attractive design, lightweight body with comfortable fit, and audio quality that can put some flashier and more expensive offerings to shame. featuring Bluetooth 4 and NFC.
Christmas Gifts Over £100
An ideal gift for those who appreciate great sound quality. Snugs custom ear sleeves can be made to fit your chosen earphone – creating a perfect seal in the ear to get the most from your favourite in-ears.
The Chord Mojo allows you to have a high end audio setup anywhere. You can connect your phone, computer and even integrate it into your home hifi system to make the most of Chord’s leading DAC technology.