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 Cable Beats by Dr Dre Tour

Monster Cable's Beats by Dr Dre Tour in-ear headphones have a stylish design and reasonable sound quality. Their noise isolation isn't the best and the advertised tangle-free cable isn’t completely tangle-free. If image is important to you then these headphones are a decent option, but there are better-sounding alternatives for the same price.

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  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 10th Feb., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Monster Cable
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.25
  • $ 229.00
  • Pros:
  • Stylish design, relatively comfortable, flat cable doesn't get tangled as easily as standard headphone cables, good bass, crisp and detailed sound
  • Cons:
  • "Tangle-free" cable isn't completely tangle-free, microphonics evident when cable is touched, average noise isolation, overpowering mid-range, no microphone for mobile phone use
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