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PCR's guide to speakers and headphones

We take a look at the best products on the market
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With the headphones market booming, there’s never been a wider range of products to satisfy gamers and audiophiles.

Here's our guide to the best products on the market:

SPEEDLINK BAZZ - £24.99
Distributor: Meroncourt
Enjoy the comfort and gutsy sound of a large set of stereo headphones – and the flexibility of a headset, which also performs impressively while on the move.

VEHO 360 Z-1 STEREO NOISE ISOLATING EARPHONES - £14.95
Distributor: Westcoast
The stylish Z-1 has 360 Qube Stereo Noise isolating earphones with flex anti tangle cord system so you'll only hear the music you want to enjoy.

MARMITEK MARBOOM - £44.95
Distributor: Midwich
Small, compact and completely portable. This mini speaker offers users the ability to enjoy music stored on iPhone/iPad, with friends, equipping their Apple device with top quality speakers without cables. With extra aux- input for use with MP3 players without Bluetooth.

KOSS RUK 50 - £49.99
Distributor: Hama
Full size headphones with soft-isolating cushions for enhanced bass frequencies. The Ruk 50 features an adjustable padded headband for maximum comfort and a fold-flat design for convenient storage and portability.

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HELLO KITTY SPEAKERS - £39.99
Distributor: Meroncourt
This XXL Speaker will appeal to all fans of Hello Kitty. Featuring two 2.5W speakers with built in MP3 Player, you will experience HD quality sound from this 2.1 sound system. To play your favourite music tracks simply plug in a USB pen drive or insert a SD card into this device. Use the included remote control to control the device.

HERCULES XPS 2.1 41 SPEAKERS - £74.99
Distributor: Interactive Ideas
System features two satellites and a high-volume subwoofer for sound with a special emphasis on bass performance and intensity, which makes it an ideal choice for games, music, movies and multimedia.

KOSS RUK 20 - £19.99
Distributor: Hama
Noise-isolating in-ear headphones, which incorporates three sizes of silicone ear cushions for a comfortable fit and available in a number of unique colour combinations.

BAYAN 7 - £299
Distributor: Entatech
A monster sound from both its volume output and quality of performance. Bayan 7 covers it all, with eight bass, two mid-range drivers and 1one-inch wide projection tweeters. 120W power capability, channeled through a twin amplifier set-up generates undistorted monster volume output with depth, definition and zero distortion.

NOKIA MONSTER PURITY HEADPHONES - £105
Distributor: Nokia
Developed by Monster, the Purity headphones bring high- definition on-ear technology with sound isolation for an untainted listening experience. Not only do they offer the latest in music technology, but they also feature a colour finish and shine that makes them the perfect fashion accessory to style any look.

SOUND DUO USB POWERED DIGITAL PC SPEAKERS - £16.99
Distributor: Group Gear
The Sound Duo speaker system is the essential companion for your PC, laptop or netbook. Its contemporary and elegant design will compliment any office or home environment, whilst the superior sound clarity will enhance your enjoyment of music, films and gaming experience.

SPEEDLINK MEDUSA - £67.99
Distributor: Meroncourt
Enjoy a new dimension in surround sound: the Medusa NX USB 7.1 combines the brilliance and awesome sound power of the Medusa range with seven virtual channels for unprecedented sound precision – delivering an intensely atmospheric experience and providing an enormous tactical advantage in online games.

VEHO 360 M4 BLUETOOTH WIRELESS SPEAKER - £34.95
Distributor: Westcoast
The 360° M4 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker remains totally portable, standing only 6.5cm high with a diameter of 5.5cm and contains a 500Mah rechargeable battery that allows playback of up to 5hrs.

LIFECHAT LX-200 - £19.99
Distributor: Computer 2000
When you’re ready to chat, game, or simply listen to music, setup of LifeChat LX-2000 is quick and easy – just plug it in, and because the set is foldable, you can swiftly store the LifeChat LX-2000 for travel.

ASUS MS-100 SPEAKERS - £35.49
Distributor: VIP Computers
Powerful and rich sound with complete plug and play convenience. Fill your surroundings with bold, detailed sound as the dual enlarged 54mm drivers provide rich highs, full mids and thumping lows.

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LIFECHAT LX-3000 - £24.99
Distributor: Computer 2000, Ingram Micro
If you want to chat, game, or listen to music, do it right – in full immersion. Sit back with the LifeChat LX-3000 and enjoy the quality digital sound, made even better with total-comfort leatherette ear pads.

GENIUS 2.1 GAMING SPEAKERS - £49.99
Distributor: VIP Computers
Designed to provide amazing bass enjoyment for music and gaming enthusiasts.

ROCKING RESIDENCE RUN N PACER - £12.99
Distributor: Westcoast
This range of sports headphones is ready to follow your every move, with in-ear, neck-band and ear-hook models.

MARSHALL OVER-EAR HEADPHONE 'MAJOR 50TH' - £100
Distributor: Hama
The Major embodies the Marshall legacy as a solid workhorse with great stamina, designed with non-stop all day listening in mind. No matter how heavy the music, the super soft cushions will rest lightly on your ears and features a roadworthy denim headband.

SAMSUNG DA-E550 DUAL DOCK - £180
Distributor: DirekTek
The Dual Dock is a modern entertainment system created for young professionals and fans of smart systems. With the Samsung Dual Dock you will be able to enjoy music from various smart devices.

PANASONIC RP-DJ5200E-K STYLISH DJ STREET HEADPHONES - £20
Distributor: DirekTek
Stylish and dynamic headphones, the Panasonic DJS200E series is the best option to fulfil your outdoor needs. Perfect and unique sound is delivered through these urban DJ style headphones.

SPEEDLINK GRAVITY VEOS - £42.50
Distributor: Meroncourt
This 2.1 sound system boasts first-class stereo sound with high-level accuracy – making it perfect for multimedia content and games on the PC. The powerful bass reflex subwoofer housed in a rugged wooden cabinet will impress you with its intensive bass, while the two large-capacity satellites, finished in piano black, will acoustically and visually enhance your desktop.

URBANISTA GOTHENBURG - £29.99
Distributor: Urbanista
Urbanista Gothenburg is a smooth and comfortable in-ear headphone with a polished metal exterior that reinforces the basic notion that anything that the consumer wears is a statement. Its cord has an integrated microphone and a 3.5 mm plug that works with most phones and music players on the market.

ROCKING RESIDENCE BOMB - £44.99
Distributor: Westcoast
Hard, heavy and loud. Great, big and large, these headphones are a blast.

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VIBE AUDIO SLICK ZIP HEADPHONES - £24.99
Distributor: Midwich
Affordable, functional and stylish headphones have arrived. These fashionable, practical headphones offer an innovative, adjustable zip cable and a range of bright rainbow colours available including blue, pink, black, green, purple and red.

EAR FORCE Z11 - Price TBC
Distributor: Lygo
The Z11 is aimed for gamers and mobile PC users alike as it is compatible with both PC and Mac, but also features a breakaway cable allowing it to be used on mobile devices. Its massive 50mm speakers deliver high-fidelity audio, whilst its high-sensitivity microphone offers clear voice communication.

SUPERIOR SOUND STEREO HEADSET - £14.99
Distributor: Group Gear
This high performance headset is designed for ultimate comfort, whilst supporting voice recognition applications and is fully compatible with VOIP applications such as Skype and MSN.

MIGHTY BOOMBALL - £19.99
Distributor: Interactive Ideas
Using the latest in vibration technology the Mighty Boom Ball turns literally any object into a high volume speaker with amazing sound. Unscrew the cap, connect the booster to your device and stick the speaker on to any object.

PIONEER SPORTS STYLE HEADPHONES - £18
Distributor: Midwich
With a water-resistant design these headphones are ideal for use when engaging in sport activities. Sweat or dust can conveniently rinsed away. Available in white pink or blue.

IT7 BLUETOOTH STEREO HEADPHONES - £150
Distributor: Peak Development
iT7 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones deliver an incredible wireless listening experience with their extendable and foldable headband design, dynamic cushioned speakers and advanced noise reduction technology.

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