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Logic 3 R200 Ferrari headphones

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If you’ve traded in your Aston Martin (and mouse) for a Ferrari, then Logic3’s Scuderia collection will no doubt catch your eye. This distinctive range of audio headgear turns out to be pretty classy with a price to match. The mid-range R200 over ear headphones can be folded away neatly for travel – they come with a tough branded zip up case – and have all the connector options you could possibly need. There are three detachable cable options, two have mics for iOS and Android respectively that include control buttons and the other is straight jack to jack connection. The latter cable is actually very useful if you’re using a PMP as the mic versions can impact on overall volume for unmatched devices.

Now I have to say, the R200s are supremely comfortable – I wore them for hours without complaint. The leather covering around the earpads doesn’t cause a sweat and the springiness of the headband is cosy fit and avoids that clamped in feeling. At moderate volumes you will hear ambient noise but the 40mm drivers can go extremely loud that could almost drown out the noise of an F1 pit lane. As for the sound, nothing appeared out of place, you get a good even output with no artificial bass boosting or harsh resonances to battle with. Sure they're a bit on the expensive side, but they are well made and have an air of exclusivity – a sonic boon for any petrolhead this Christmas. Shop around and the white or black R200s can be found for under £200.

Ferrari by Logic3 Scuderia Collection R200 headphones

Price £259
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Logitech UE Boombox

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Bluetooth is still the way to go for wireless audio for most of us and Logitech’s UE Boombox adds to its flexibility in a number of ways. For a start, it has a rechargeable battery with a six-hour endurance and it can pair with up to eight devices. On top of that, three devices can be connected at once so friends can add their own tunes to the party quickly, easily and from up to 50ft away. Pairing is simply a matter of pressing the Bluetooth button and scanning for it on your device – no code numbers to enter or any other fiddle factor.

Made from aluminium and with eight custom tuned drivers, the Logitech UE Boombox is not only robustly built it’s sonically sturdy too. Sure it’s a boombox at heart but the sound is fairly even – not too bright, not too bassy either – and loud enough for most occasions. Oh, and if you any old kit you want to hook up to it, there’s 3.5mm aux input too so nobody’s left out from calling the tune.

Logitech UE Boombox Bluetooth speakers
Price £199
More info Logitech

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