Dr. Dre may not be the "first billionaire in hip-hop," after all.

The music industry heavyweight gave himself the title after negotiating a reported $3.2 billion deal with Apple to buy Beats Electronics.

But a spokesperson for Forbes magazine reportedly tells TMZ that figure won’t necessarily translate to billionaire status for the music producer.

Forbes Assistant Managing Editor for Wealth told the website after state and federal taxes are taken into consideration, Dre will be worth approximately $800 million, leaving him just shy of the financial milestone.

"Not quite enough to debut on the Forbes 400 but plenty for bragging rights,” the editor reportedly said.

Dre apparently owns only 25 percent of Beats, so Forbes editors forecast the maximum he would earn from the Apple deal would be $800 million, which reduces to $480 million after taxes.

Analysts combined the $480 million net profit with Dre’s other assets to come up with the $800 million figure.

The number would put Dre in front of P. Diddy, whose estimated net worth clocks in at $700 million, New York Daily News reports.

Dre appeared to announce the deal in a Facebook post that went viral on Friday.

A video shows the producer and singer Tyrese celebrating amid claims Dre had inked the multi-billion dollar deal.

“First billionaire in hip-hop, right here on the motherf**king west coast,” Dre said.

Dre launched Beats Music in 2008 with music executive Jimmy Iovine.

The company makes his popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

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  • J.K. Rowling Wrote A Book

    J.K. Rowling was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/7-women-who-failed-before-they-succeeded_n_3640835.html" target="_blank">a single mother on welfare</a> when she wrote "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the first book of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Rowling received 12 rejections before Bloomsbury finally agreed to buy the manuscript <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/16/publishers-who-got-it-wrong_n_1520190.html" target="_blank">for about $4,000</a>. The rest is history. By 2011, Rowling <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com////forbes-most-powerful-women_n_934312.html?1314201746&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%7C88950" target="_blank">was worth</a> approximately $1 billion.

  • Sara Blakely Created Cool Undergarments

    Sara Blakely had never worked in fashion or taken <a href="http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/24/sara-blakely-spanx-and-the-american-dream/" target="_blank">a business class</a> when she founded Spanx. But she did have <a href="http://www.spanx.com/corp/index.jsp?page=aboutSara" target="_blank">$5,000 in savings</a> and a good idea. That was enough for Blakely to turn the slimming undergarment company into a <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/03/07/undercover-billionaire-sara-blakely-joins-the-rich-list-thanks-to-spanx/" target="_blank">$500 million dollar-per-year</a> machine. Along the way, Blakely's <a href="http://www.forbes.com/profile/sara-blakely/" target="_blank">net worth reached $1 billion</a> and she became Forbes' <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/05/07/spanx-mogul-sara-blakely-becomes-first-female-billionaire-to-join-gates-buffett-giving-pledge/" target="_blank"> youngest female billionaire</a>.

  • Jim Koch Made High-Quality Beers

    Jim Koch's <a href="http://www.success.com/articles/1066-jim-koch-brews-passion-into-sam-adams" target="_blank">passion for quality craft beer</a> is all he needed to help turn the company into America's second-largest brewery (along with <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/21/smallbusiness/samual-adams-koch.pr.fortune/index.html" target="_blank">an old family recipe</a>, of course). Shares of Boston Beer, the name behind the famous Samuel Adams brand, <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-09/sam-adams-creator-becomes-billionaire-as-craft-beer-rises.html" target="_blank">have doubled in the last year</a>, making Koch, the founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Co., <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/10/jim-koch-sam-adams-billionaire_n_3901890.html" target="_blank">the first craft beer billionaire</a>.

  • Hamdi Ulukaya Made An Impulse Purchase

    When Chobani founder <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emeg45fdgf/hamdi-ulukaya/" target="_blank">Hamdi Ulukaya</a> left <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/hamdi-ulukaya-chobani-billionaire_n_1884598.html" target="_blank">Turkey for the U.S. in 1994</a>, he had no intention of getting into the yogurt business. But <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/29/smallbusiness/chobani_yogurt_hamdi_ulukaya.fortune/index.htm" target="_blank">following his father's advice</a>, Ululaya took out a loan in 2005 to buy an old Kraft Foods manufacturing plant, and in 2007 he began <a href="http://www.inc.com/kathleen-kim/chobani-founder-declared-a-billionaire.html" target="_blank">selling his yogurt locally</a>. Today, Chobani is the <a href="http://chobani.com/who-we-are/news/2011/04/20/chobani-takes-top-spot-as-americas-1-selling-yogurt-brand/" target="_blank">number one selling yogurt brand</a> in the U.S., which has made Ulukaya worth an estimated <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-14/hidden-chobani-billionaire-emerges-as-greek-yogurt-soars.html" target="_blank">$1.1 billion</a>.

  • Dietrich Mateschitz Created An Energy Drink

    One day while sitting in a hotel bar in Hong Kong, Dietrich Mateschitz <a href="http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/How-it-all-started/001242939605518?pcs_c=PCS_Product&pcs_cid=1242937556879" target="_blank">came up with the idea </a>to sell an energy-boosting drink similar to a popular one being sold in Asia. Despite an initial flop, Dietrich persevered -- and thanks to aggressive advertising and a <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/red-bull-paper-wings-slogan-2012-10" target="_blank">killer tagline</a>, Red Bull now sells approximately <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/how-dietrich-mateschitz-ignored-the-haters-and-created-the-top-energy-drink-on-the-planet-2012-2?op=1" target="_blank">4 billion cans per year</a>. Dietrich, Forbes estimates, is worth <a href="http://www.forbes.com/profile/dietrich-mateschitz/" target="_blank">$7.1 billion</a>.

  • Michael & Marian Ilitch Started A Pizza Shop

    Michael and Marian Ilitch got their start with <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emeg45gedi/marion-ilitch/" target="_blank">one small pizza shop</a> in 1959. The couple soon after poured their entire life savings into the restaurant. It was a good bet. That one little pizza shop became <a href="http://littlecaesars.com/AboutUs/TheIlitchFamily.aspx" target="_blank">Little Caesars Pizza</a>, the third largest pizza chain in the U.S. They are now worth a combined <a href="http://www.forbes.com/profile/michael-marian-ilitch/" target="_blank">$2.7 billion</a>.

  • Amancio Ortega Made Affordable, Chic Clothes

    Spanish native Amancio Ortega was raised poor and never received any higher education. But one day, while working as a store manager, Ortega <a href="http://www.success.bz/articles/1392/born_poor_drop_out_and_got_rich_-_the_billionaires_story" target="_blank">realized that very few people could actually afford</a> the expensive clothing he was selling. So he began hand-stitching similar designs out of cheaper fabric. He started his first factory at the age of 27, opened the first Zara in 1975 and today is <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-03/top-100-billionaires-wealth-rose-to-2-029-trillion-table-.html" target="_blank"> the fourth richest person in the world</a>, with a net worth of $55.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

  • John Paul DeJoria Cared About Hair

    John Paul DeJoria was homeless not once but twice before he co-founded the multi-million dollar hair care company John Paul Mitchell Systems. In fact, DeJoria was <a href="http://www.empowernetwork.com/netscript/john-paul-dejoria-was-homeless-twice/" target="_blank">living out of his car</a> when he and business partner Paul Mitchell launched the company <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/off-the-cuff/homeless-hair-care-billionaire-204543304.html" target="_blank">with only $700</a>. Today DeJoria is worth <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/24/smallbusiness/paul_mitchell_dejoria.fortune/index.htm" target="_blank">more than $4 billion</a>.

  • Oprah Winfrey Wanted To Be On TV

    Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey was demoted early on in her career while she was working as a<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/7-women-who-failed-before-they-succeeded_n_3640835.html" target="_hplink"> co-anchor for Baltimore's WJZ-TV in 1977</a>. But she never lost sight of her dream to be on television. Today, Oprah is the <a href="http://www.forbes.com/celebrities/" target="_blank">world's most powerful celebrity</a> and is worth about <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/hennainam/2013/07/30/why-oprah-is-worth-2-8-billion-the-power-of-questions/" target="_blank">$2.8 billion</a>, according to Forbes.

  • World's Youngest Billionaires: Forbes

  • 15. Jack Dorsey

    Age: 36 Net Worth: $1.1 billion Dorsey made a name for himself as a cofounder and leader of 140-character microblogging company Twitter, but most of his fortune is derived from his stake in mobile payment company Square. The New York University dropout is a certified masseur known for his eclectic interests, which include, among other things, punk music and clothes. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 14. Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila

    Age: 36 Net Worth: $11.7 billion A Harvard history grad, Domingo Davila is the eldest son from his jet-setting beer magnate father’s second marriage. Now a managing director at a New York-based investment advisory firm, Alejandro sits on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (Pictured: SABMiller beer brands. SABMiller also owns Davila's fathers Santo Domingo Group.) <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 13. Maxim Nogotkov

    Age: 36 Net Worth: $1.3 billion Nogotkov got his start selling computer programs while in school and later began selling cordless phones. He dropped out of college in order to have more time to focus on building his business. He later founded cell phone retailer Svyaznoy. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 12. Yoshikazu Tanaka

    Age: 36 Net Worth: $1.8 billion Founder and CEO of social-network game site operator Gree, Tanaka has faced stiff competition this year from archrival DeNA and a game initiative by NTT DoCoMo, the giant cellphone carrier. To get back on track, Tanaka moved to partner with Yahoo Japan and went on a buying spree. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 11. Yvonne Bauer

    Age: 35 Net Worth: $2.4 billion Bauer owns 85% of her family’s publishing empire. She is the fifth generation of the family to run the Bauer Media Group, which was founded in 1875. It publishes 570 magazines in 16 countries. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 10. Ayman Hariri

    Age: 34 Net Worth: $1.35 billion Hariri is the son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He’s involved in running Saudi Oger, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction companies, and the source of the Hariri family fortune. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 9. Sean Parker

    Age: 33 Net Worth: $2 billion Parker is revamping his much hyped start-up, Airtime, with the hopes that the video chat site will have the impact of his other Web companies. At 19, Parker skipped college to disrupt the recording industry with music swapping site Napster. He served as Facebook’s first president at age 24. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 8. Marie Besnier Beauvalot

    Age: 32 Net Worth: $1.5 billion Marie, along with siblings Emmanuel, 42, and Jean-Michel, 45, inherited French dairy giant Lactalis, producers of popular Président brie among hundreds of other cheese, milk and yogurt brands. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 7. Fahd Hariri

    Age: 32 Net Worth: $1.35 billion Hariri is the youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris in 2004. While still a student, he ran an interior design studio on the outskirts of the city, and sold furniture to clients in Saudi Arabia. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 6. Huiyan Yang

    Age: 31 Net Worth: $5.7 billion Yang, the daughter of the founder of real estate developer <a href="http://www.forbes.com/companies/country-garden-holdings/?lc=int_mb_1001">Country Garden Holdings</a>, is once again China’s richest woman. Her father transferred his stake to the Ohio State grad before the company’s IPO in 2007. (Pictured: Building owned by Country Garden Holdings in Xinhui, China.) <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 5. Eduardo Saverin

    Age: 30 Net Worth: $2.2 billion Facebook co-founder Saverin renounced his United States citizenship in 2011, news of which broke days before the company’s IPO and drew accusations of tax evasion. Saverin, immortalized in The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg’s onetime best friend, settled a lengthy legal battle with Facebook, apparently receiving a 5% stake. A Brazilian citizen, he now resides in Singapore and invests in startups. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 4. Scott Duncan

    Age: 30 Net Worth: $5.1 billion Duncan is the youngest of the four children who inherited the massive fortune of late energy pipeline entrepreneur Dan Duncan, founder of Enterprise Products Partners. Today the company owns more than 50,000 miles of natural gas, oil, and petrochemical pipelines. (Petrochemical plant pictured, not necessarily affiliated with Enterprise Products Partners.) <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 3. Albert von Thurn und Taxis

    Age: 29 Net Worth: $1.5 billion Albert von Thurn und Taxis first appeared in Forbes’ billionaire rankings at age 8 but officially inherited his fortune in 2001 on his 18th birthday. The eligible bachelor is also a race car driver and tours with a German auto-racing league. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 2. Mark Zuckerberg

    Age: 28 Net Worth: $13.3 billion Few CEOs of any age are under more media scrutiny than Zuckerberg (who’s only 8 days older than Moskovitz). Since taking Facebook public in May 2012, and getting married days later, the hoodie-wearing founder has seen his net worth rise and fall with every fluctuation of the stock price. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • 1. Dustin Moskovitz

    Age: 28 Net Worth: $3.8 billion Moskovitz, Mark Zuckerberg‘s former roommate, no longer works at Facebook, the social networking giant that he co-founded. A signee of Bill Gates‘ and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge, Moskovitz bikes to work, flies commercial, and pitches his own tent at Burning Man. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45gjid/no-16-serra-sabanci/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=youngest%2Bbillionaires&partner=huffpo">See more of The World's Youngest Billionaires at Forbes</a>

  • Countries With Most Billionaires, 2013 and 2023

  • 10: France

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 45 In 2023: 48 (up 9%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 9: Hong Kong

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 40 In 2023: 55 (up 38%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 8: Indonesia

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 23 In 2023: 56 (up 143%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 7: Turkey

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 41 In 2023: 57 (up 39 per cent) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 6: Germany

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 81 In 2023: 96 (up 19%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 5: United Kingdom

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 94 In 2023: 111 (up 18%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 4: India

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 60 In 2023: 119 (up 98%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 3: Russia

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 92 In 2023: 128 (up 39%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 2: China

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 179 In 2023: 322 (up 80%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

  • 1: United States

    Number of billionaires in 2013: 417 In 2023: 503 (up 21%) Source: Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2014

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  • 10: Darryl Katz

    Owns the Edmonton Oilers. Katz Group owns Rexall pharmacies. Net worth: $3.3 billion Global ranking: 483 Source: Forbes billionaires list, 2014

  • 9: Joseph Tsai

    The co-founder of Alibaba makes his debut on the Forbes list thanks to "the soaring value of the Chinese e-commerce leader ahead of a long-awaited IPO," Forbes says. Net worth: $3.7 billion Global ranking: 408 Source: Forbes billionaires ranking, 2014

  • 8: Bernard Sherman

    Founded pharmaceutical firm Apotex. Net worth: $3.9 billion Global ranking: 388 Source: Forbes billionaires ranking, 2014

  • 7: Saputo Family

    Of Saputo dairy fame. Net worth: $4.3 billion Global ranking: 345 Pictured: Lino Saputo Source: Forbes billionaire list, 2014

  • 6: Jacqueline Desmarais and family

    Following the death of Paul Desmarais, Sr., last fall, Jacqueline controls the fortune made from Power Corporation of Canada. Net worth: $5.1 billion Global ranking: 278 Pictured: Governor General David Johnston promotes Jacqueline Desmarais within the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday November 22, 2013 in Ottawa.

  • 5: Arthur Irving

    Owns Irving Oil. Net worth: $5.5 billion Global ranking: 256 Source: Forbes billionaire list, 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, chats with New Brunswick Premier David Alward and Arthur Irving, right, chairman of Irving Oil as he visits the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, N.B. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.

  • 4: James Irving

    Owns J.D. Irving, a conglomerate with holdings in food, transportation and forestry. Net worth: $6 billion Global ranking: 234 Pictured: Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, left, and Jim Irving, J.D. Irving CEO, attend a news conference in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

  • 3: Jim Pattison

    Jim Pattison Group owns numerous businesses including Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Net worth: $7.3 billion Global ranking: 184 Source: Forbes billionaire list, 2014

  • 2: Galen Weston Sr. & family

    Of Loblaws/WonderBread fame. Net worth: $8.5 billion Global ranking: 153 Source: Forbes billionaire list, 2014 Pictured: Galen Weston Sr.

  • 1: David Thomson & family

    Of the Thomson-Reuters media empire. Net worth: $22.6 billion Global ranking: 27 Source: Forbes billionaire list, 2014

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  • 10. Jim Walton

    Net Worth: $34.7 B Age: 66 Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

  • 9. Christy Walton

    Net Worth: $36.7 B Age: 59 Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

  • 8. Sheldon Adelson

    Net Worth: $38 B Age: 80 Source of wealth: Casinos

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  • Sony MDR-HW700DS

    Look past their ludicrously long name and you'll find the world's first 9.1ch surround sound headphones. Connecting via HDMI these are the audiophile's headphones of choice for home entertainment thanks to uncompressed audio and compatibility with 4K video and sound files. Plug these into your 4K TV and you'll be presented with nine channels of crystal clear sound using Sony's VirtualPhones Technology.

  • Beats Solo 2

    The Beats Solo 2s are the latest headphones from the Apple-owned company to get a design overhaul sporting a new plastic design. Thankfully the new design is all-good, the Solo 2s look better, feel better to wear and more importantly sound much much better. Gone are the days of overwhelming bass, replaced by a much more balanced sound making these the portable pair of choice anyone after the Beats brand.

  • Philips' M1BT

    Philips' M1BT headphones are almost flawless. With excellent, deep, rich sound - even when connected wirelessly to your media player or phone - they perform brilliantly in almost any situation. With very decent battery life, simple on-board controls and luxurious construction (with a full leather headband and soft memory foam ear pieces) they're really hard to fault. And for less than £200? You'd be hard pressed to find anything as good, or as versatile, anywhere near that price.

  • Bowers & Wilkins P3

    These headphones won <a href="http://www.t3.com/reviews/b-and-w-p3-review" target="_blank">T3's music gadget of the year award</a>, and if you try them out you'll see why. The sound is beautifully rendered, while the build quality and styling is pretty flawless. (£169)

  • RHA MA600i

    RHA make great headphones right here in Britain, and while we were generally fans of their more-expensive 750i in-ear phones <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/26/rha-m750i-review_n_3995780.html">we found them a bit heavy and 'brutalist' for our taste.</a> The <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/RHA-MA600i-Isolating-Headphone-microphone/dp/B00ELAM8M8/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1383836542&sr=1-3&keywords=rha">MA600i variants</a> are better overall. They're lighter, smaller, cheaper and still have great sound-quality with excellent noise isolation.

  • Bose QuietComfort 20i

    These in-ear headphones are among the best we've ever tested - and you'd hope so, <a href="http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/home-and-personal-audio/headphones-and-headsets/acoustic-noise-cancelling-headphones/quietcomfort-20i-headphones/" target="_blank">because at £259 they aren't cheap</a>. What you get for your money is a combination of great, rich basic sound, brilliant noise-cancelling tech and the most comfortable fit you can find without involving a custom-made solution.

  • AKG K451

    These headphones have won fans all around the world for one simple reason: for this price (£50) <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/AKG-K451-Foldable-Mini-Headset/dp/B005LBQ7BY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383837172&sr=8-1&keywords=akg+headphone" target="_blank">you can't do better</a>. They sound excellent, fold up neatly to stow away in a bag, come with a basic cable and a cable with a built-in three-button remote and won't leave you bereft if you lose or break them.

  • Marshal Major 50

    These <a href="http://www.marshallheadphones.com/headphones/major/major-50-fx" target="_blank">limited-edition Marshall headphones</a> come with all the unique styling and sound engineering you'd expect for the amp masters, along with some extra design touches for good measure. They include gold-rimmed pads, inscriptions on the inside of the headband and a remote/microphone control on the cable. For £140 they aren't cheap - but there're no other headphones around with this kind of rock pedigree.

  • Jaybird Freedom Sprint

    These resilient, water-resistant Bluetooth headphones are designed for exercise, and come with a set of neat ear-moulding foam inserts to keep them tightly in place when you're running. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/24/jaybird-freedom-sprint-headphones_n_2009106.html" target="_blank">For £105 it's hard to find a better pair of sport earbuds.</a>