The best laptop headphones on the market can set consumers back as much as the laptop itself these days. The trade-off for such a cost is some of the best sound fidelity money can buy, as well as stylish shapes, novel materials and cool functionality integrated into the controls. Your main choice is whether you want headphones that go inside your ear canal, outside and pressed against your ear or, lastly, outside your ear with a degree of space from your ear to the headphone surrounding it.
Klipsch Image S4i earphones with mic
Best used with an Apple Macbook or Macbook Pro, these £64 laptop headphones get a near-perfect score from critics at CNET and similar scores from average users. They weigh just .113gr and are an in-ear ear-bud that fits in your ear canal. Their sound quality is very high and they provide a lot of comfort, in addition to perks like a call answer button, mic, iPod playback controls in the cord. They come with four ear tips and a two-year warranty.
Sennheiser HD 800
Available for a whopping £909, the Sennheiser HD 800s get an "outstanding" rating from critics at CNET. They are ear-cup headphones that weigh 3289gr and deliver amazing sound quality. Not only do they look awesome, but the design places the speakers in a better position for hearing and are very comfortable. The cable is 10 feet long and covered in cloth and offers silver-plated copper wiring that won't rust and is reinforced with Kevlar.
Grado PS 1000
The Grado PS 1000s also rank atop the best headphones for laptops or any other audio function thanks to their wood-metal over the ear cup that produces a more natural sound. They are open-back so you can hear external sound around you and come with a 15-foot extension cable and phono-to-miniplug adaptor.
Monster Turbine Pro In-Ear Speakers
These $379 Monster Turbine Pro In-Ear Speakers go inside your ear canal and get an "excellent" rating from critics at CNET. The very stylish copper cover houses speakers that pack a bass punch. Even though they are metal, the Turbines are very comfortable over long periods of wear and they offer really good passive sound isolation, meaning the buds shut out the noise of the outside world. They come with a lifetime warranty.
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