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The Best In-Ear Headphones For 2013

RHA

Do all that music on your smartphone a favour and introduce it to a decent set of in-ear headphones.

These days, we think nothing of laying down a couple of hundred pounds on the latest tablet or smartphone. Then we fill them with music (free) or sign up to a streaming service (cheap as chips).

Yet we seldom spend more than £30 on headphones, baulking at the cost, seeing them as an extravagance or (worse) sticking with the set that came with our new purchase instead.

Truly, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. This summer, we suggest you use a little of that money you’ve saved on not buying CDs and invest in some earbuds.

At their best, in-ear headphones can offer unbeatable audio clarity — perhaps ironically many are based on technology developed for hearing aids.