Tech Advisor reviews the five best on-ear headphones available to buy in the UK today.


1. Sony MDR-1RBT

  • RatingRated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 1 March 13
  • RRP: £339 inc. VAT

Sony’s MDR-1RBT headphones sound equally good whether you’re listening wired or wirelessly. Hooking up with Bluetooth does give a bit of a bump to bass and treble, too, as well as the convenience of no cords. The convenience of NFC - if you’ve got a compatible mobile - is even better.


2. Bowers & Wilkins P3

  • RatingRated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 5 July 12
  • RRP: £169 inc. VAT

Bowers & Wilkins has delivered an excellent balance of price, design, build quality and sound performance with the P3. For the reasonable price of £169 you get a comfortable and stylish pair of portable headphones with balanced and clear sound.


3. Parrot Zik

  • RatingRated 8 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 9 August 12
  • RRP: £349 inc. VAT

The Parrot Zik headphones combine great looking design with some excellent features like intuitive, touch sensitive controls. However, the high price tag doesn't match the audio quality. The Zik headphones don't sound bad by any means, but for £350, the sound quality isn't going to blow you away. That's a shame.


4. Jabra Revo wireless headphones

  • RatingRated 8 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 23 April 13
  • RRP: £169 inc. VAT

Although the Jabra Revo wireless headphones are not exactly cheap, they warrant their price tag with good looks, features, comfort, durability, wireless performance and overall sound quality. These are a very solid pair of headphones.


5. iT7x

  • RatingRated 8 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 3 December 13
  • RRP: £150 inc. VAT

Well-built and stylish, the iT7x headset is a full-featured, high-performance set of Bluetooth earphones. The sound isn't as good as the best wired audio equipment, but in general we are fans.