Best headphones for back to school

In-ear headphones for the bus, noise cancelling headphones for the train: the best headphones for going back to school

If you're going back to school, and you've got a shiny new MP3 player or smartphone filled with music and movies, you'll need some good headphones to go with it. Pick from our list of the best headphones to suit schoolkids and university students.

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Monster Powerbeats by Dr. Dre

Monster's Powerbeats by Dr. Dre sports earphones stick to your ears well and are sturdy enough to survive a few accidental drops - but we found them a little uncomfortable. The headphones' sound quality isn't quite worth the $229 asking price, though - it's a little weak on bass. Outside noise isn't blocked, but if you're exercising outdoors this is a good thing.

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  • 5th May, 2011
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Monster
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  • Pros:
  • Good design and build quality
  • Clear sound quality
  • Good on-ear clamping force
  • Cons:
  • Uncomfortable and stiff earpieces
  • Bass is a little weak

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