Still wearing those earphones that came with your iDevice? Try these.
Yes, they look right, but if you’re honest they don’t perform as well as earphones should. If you like your music unsullied by the din of chattering crowds or clanking trains, then these new Fidelio L1 cans by Philips are a must.
The L1s boast 40mm high-def optimally vented neodymium drivers (sounds even better than it sounds) which means you’ll hear your chosen tunes the way the artists intended.Those engineered aluminium earshells minimise resonance and vibration, while the semi-open back design includes an acoustically resistant fabric which helps deliver a rich bass. But are they comfortable? Memory-foam ear cushions and fine leathers on the headband mean you can wear the L1s for hours at a time without noticing it. And they’re both iPhone and hi-fi friendly. Investments don’t come more sound.(£250, philips.co.uk)
Photograph by Martha Pavlidou