01 One for feature fiends
So ny MDR -1000X £360, sony.co.uk
Sony’s top-end wireless cans are the most expensive on test, but they’re also the smartest. They customise noise-cancelling to suit your wearing habits, while two Ambient Sound settings let in voices or background noise. It all works brilliantly. The synthetic leather styling is dull but they’re super comfy and easy to use thanks to the slick gesture control pad. Sony’s high-res 40mm drivers deliver wonderfully rich and refined sound with no bright edges, picking out rarely noticed nuances and supplying deep, tightly controlled bass. The 20-hour battery life is also impressive.