Digital Life Awards 2015: The best headphones and earphones

Digital Life Awards 2015: The best headphones and earphones
Focal Spirit Classic headphones.

Best headphones

Editor's choice:

Focal Spirit Classic

Focal, a French brand, may be better known for its premium hi-fi systems than headphones.

All the same, its Spirit Classic cans have been named Editor's Choice for Best Headphones.

The brand has already garnered accolades with offerings such as the Spirit Professional and Spirit One, and it is clear that the hi-fi heritage continues in the Spirit Classic line. For one thing, it features a balanced sound that is full-bodied and clear.

Nuances, such as the fading splash of a cymbal and staccato beats on a snare drum, can be detected easily. You will feel as though you are listening to a band or an orchestra performing right in front of you.

The headphones' tight fit help to block out extraneous sound and the memory foam on the earcups adapt to your ears over time, improving the listening experience.

The Spirit Classic fits well and looks great, with an anodised aluminium finish that ex
udes a premium and classy feel.

Reader's choice:

Sony MDR-1ADAC
62.6 per cent of total votes

Other finalists:

Sennheiser Urbanite XL
Plantronics BackBeat Pro
Samsung Level Over

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