A round-up of the best headphones

Every gentleman needs to consider every single part of his outfit; from the socks he chooses to the headphones he uses. Not only do an amazing pair of headphones do wonders for the sound quality of the music you listen to everyday, but every sartorially sophisticated gentleman should understand the importance of amazing aesthetics in all areas of his outfit. The fact of the matter is that the pair that you get free with your iPhone will no longer do – it’s time of an upgrade, and here is a round-up of the best headphones on the market.

B & O Play

There’s nothing more irritating than background noise when you’re trying to have a phone conversation or when you’re listening to your favourite music, which is why these Bang & Olufsen headphones are perfect. Active noise cancellation cuts out any external sound and creates the sharpest listening experience there is. The headphones also look incredibly stylish and slick and will go with absolutely everything.



B & O Play, £399.99

Bowers & Wilkins

If over-ear headphones aren’t your thing, these Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 in-ear headphones are the ones for you. The product brings you amazingly natural acoustics and fit so well you’ll forget you’re wearing them – so they also are a subtle (but stylish) part of any gentleman’s outfit. The latest edition features redesigned drive units for enhanced sound quality to rival all others.


Bowers & Wilkins, £149.99

Beats Solo2

No headphone round-up would be complete without the inclusion of the widely-popular Beats by Dre. These headphones are unrivalled; not only are they wireless (making them the perfect travel and gym companion) but wearing them is also a fashion and style statement that will put you in a brand new style category. The sound quality is second to none and if you stick to the right colour, these will look great with any outfit you choose.


Beats Solo2, £269.95


Although smaller than some of the other options we’ve included in this list, these headphones hold incredible sound quality with customised drivers which deliver high-output sound at minimal distortion. They are subtle and classic and will blend nicely into your outfit of choice – whether you’re heading to the most important meeting of the week or to Sunday lunch with your friends.


Marshall, £64.99


If you know about headphones, you’ll know that these are one of the best pairs on the market. These Bose SoundTrue II headphones bring your music to life, with depth and clarity that many headphones can’t deliver – as well as being noise cancelling so that you can focus on the music and the music alone. The colour and design is inoffensive and subtle and blend in perfectly to any gentleman’s daily attire – including yours.


Bose, £149.99

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