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TikTok's 'biggest' trend: The 7 best over-ear headphones to invest in right now

By Music - Doris Daga

Photo: Bang & Olufsen

It's time to ditch the micro in lieu of supersized audio equipment, Vogue Scandinavia's music expert Doris Daga rounds up the best headphones to shop now and wear forever

This season, it seems as if the cooler-than-cool girls are all ditching their minuscule earphones and AirPods for a pair of chunky headphones. Even though mini white wired and wireless earphones have ruled supreme for the last few years, earbuds are officially 'out', and over the top, noise-cancellation is in. Gen Z's favourite platform TikTok is awash with ‘Get Ready With Me’s that are currently topping off every look with a Y2K appropriate hair claw and a pair of 'cans.'

Bella Hadid spotted eschewing AirPods for over-ear headphones. Photo: Getty

Since we’ve all dreamt of sporting a pair of Blair Waldorf approved set of earmuffs this winter, this is the next best thing — with a tech twist of course. With technology becoming more integrated into our life by the second, it is no wonder it is taking over our fashion sense as well. Headphones are where style and function coincide.

So, as we get ready to flaunt our favourite playlists (mine currently is Blue Monday) while strutting down the street, these are the seven best oh-so-on-trend headphones to invest in right now:

1

Apple

AirPods Max

Via apple.com

The AirPods Max are a personal favourite. The dreamy strawberry pink is the perfect addition to the Scandi pastels look that's also trending on TikTok right now. With a unique transparency mode, you can be mic'd up and inspired by the world around you.

2

Bose

Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Via bose.se

A long-time, noise-cancelling classic with customisable white noise reducing levels. This updated, sleeker model is tried and tested as one of the best in the game.

3

Bang & Olufsen

Adaptive ANC BEOPLAY H95 headphones

Via bang-olufsen.com

Switch up the traditional black and white for a deep chestnut. Designed to be worn for prolonged periods, this chocolaty, earth tone is a subtle pop of colour to any look.

4

Urbanista

Miami Crystal Edition

Via urbanista.com

The Miami Crystal Edition adds that much-needed sparkle into your life. The new crown jewels of music. Inspired by Miami’s sparkling nightlife, the limited edition Swarovski crystals should be enough to explain why this is a special pair.

5

Sony

WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Via sony.com

This effortlessly cool pair is a creamier shade of silver, perfect to match your winter to spring neutrals. With a unique superior call quality, take your walk-and-talk to the next level.

6

Master Dynamic

MW40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Via masterdynamic.com

This aviator inspired design is a match made in heaven for the modern-day vintage lover. A new wireless design using Bluetooth, this lightweight pair is 21st-century excellence for the old-soul listening to the classics.

7

Marshall

Major IV On-Ear Headphones

Via marshallheadphones.com

Another iconic pair, these over-ear headphones, have over 80 hours of play-time. With their retro yet sleek, black design, they're ready to be paired with any look


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