AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-ADG1X
06 ONE FOR PURISTS
The Audio Technica ATH-ADG1Xs are the equal-most expensive cans on test, but take top spot thanks to superior design. Dual floating pads (dubbed a ‘wing system’) in place of a whole band make this set beautifully light on your head, while the enormous cups sit snugly around, rather than on, your ears – you’d be happy to wear these all day. An inline volume and dial are built into the long cable, and the open-backed design gifts a beautiful, natural sound stage, They’re also surprisingly loud, and the permanent, flexible mic’s muff cancels unwanted noise.