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

We're calling it: all of 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. 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:



AirPods max

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Elevate any ensemble with AirPods Max, Apple’s popular wireless style that will seemingly never go out of style. This sleek accessory will seamlessly complement every outfit while delivering premium sound quality – or you can switch to its unique transparency mode to stay tapped into your surroundings.


Bang & Olufsen

Beoplay H95 headphones

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Want to switch things up the traditional black and white options in the headphone space? Our recommendation is the elegant chestnut brown of Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H95. The ear-hugging design is made from precision-cut aluminium, oval memory foam cushion and soft top-grain lambskin.


Master & Dynamic

Wireless over-ear headphones

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For that barely-there feeling that doesn't skip on sound quality, opt for Master & Dynamic’s 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.



QuietComfort headphones

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The name says it all – Bose’s QuietComfort design is all about comfort, while quieting the outside world to allow you to enjoy premium sound. Moreover, The dreamy baby blue hue is the perfect addition to the existing range of Scandi pastels – and will add a soft colour pop for any look.



Plattan 2 bluetooth

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Red remains the hottest colour of the season, so naturally these Urbanears headphones had to make our wishlist. The appealing details of the Plattan design are endless: note the collapsible construction, built-in controls, and totally vegan materials.



Noise canceling bluetooth headphones

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While we adore Montblanc for its meticulously crafted analogue goods – from pens to leatherwares to watches – the German brand is pioneering in the tech space too. A case in point, its noise-cancelling MB01 is proving to be an enduring classic, with its customisable white noise reduction features and foldable shape that can be easily tucked into a handbag or clutch.


Beats studio pro wireless headphones

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Step into a world of style and sound with the Beats Studio Pro wireless headphones in a minimalistic beige tone. Luxuriously comfortable and effortlessly chic, these headphones boast advanced features like personalised spatial audio and active noise cancelling, ensuring an immersive listening experience and a great addition to your accessories collection.