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The 7 best over-ear headphones to invest in right now

By Doris Daga

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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.'

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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

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

Montblanc

MB 01 leather wireless headphones

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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

BeoPlay H95 headphones

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Switch up the traditional black and white options for this elegant navy blue. Bang & Olufsen's navy blue design is made from precision-cut aluminium, oval memory foam cushion and soft top-grain lambskin.

4

Master & Dynamic

MW65 wireless leather over-ear headphones

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For that barely-there feeling that doesn't skip on sound quality, opt for the MW65 wireless headphones. They're super lightweight in their anodised aluminium construction and designed for long periods of listening, with 24 hours of battery life and cushioning supple leather trim.

5

Bose

QuietComfort® 35 wireless over-ear headphones II with google assistant

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The name says it all – this is a comfortable pair that will quieten the outside world, allowing you do enjoy premium sound. You can't go wrong with this all-time classic in streamlined black-on-black.

6

Urbanears

Plattan 2 bluetooth, powder pink

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While the powder pink shade is first on the list of draws, Plattan's appealing details are endless: note the collapsible design, built in controls, and totally vegan materials.