Easy listening: the buyer’s guide to the best headphones and earbuds

Emmet Ryan breaks down the best options for those seeking to improve the way they listen to music and podcasts

Good headphones enhances listening to music and podcasts. Picture: Getty
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: battery life is solid with a full five hours promised

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, €239

Released last autumn, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro showed just how intense the market has become for in ear headphones, better known as earbuds.

At 0.8 grammes lighter per earpiece than the previous model, they offer a comfortable and easy-to-wear experience. The active noise cancelling (ANC) is spot-on with fully on, fully off, or ...