Awards 2012 - Headphones

WINNER: Audio-Technica ATH-A900X


Because competition in the headphone market is so tough, it takes a special pair of cans to win this award – and Audio-Technica’s ‘A900X is precisely this. It sounds clean, open and smooth with oodles of detail and insight – and you’ll want to listen all day and all of the night thanks to the high level of comfort, courtesy of a clever headband design. Build  is excellent, too. A worthy winner.


Price: £290
Contact: 01235 511166
Web address:
Review issue: 359





Runners up

Focal Spirit One

A great high-end headphone from the famous speaker brand.

Price: £199
Contact: 0845 6602680
Web address:
Review issue: 357


Philips Fidelio X1

Carefully crafted new design with  a silky smooth, svelte sound.

Price: £270
Contact: 0844 338 0489
Web address:
Review issue: 365