Oct 18, 2023

Best wired headphones 2023

Yet again, the Hi-X15 are the best affordable wired headphones for home use

A comfortable fit paired with an eloquent, revealing sound make this a winning start for Rode headphones

For another year, Grado's open-backed headphones are the ones to beat

Once again the E11C are the best affordable in-ear wired headphones money can buy

They're not the newest available, but the Shure Aonic 3 are still the best you'll get at this price

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