From putting your timepiece safely away in its watch winder box, to putting on your headphones and cancelling out there world – sometimes it’s really important to get away from it all. Whether you’re commuting or simply relaxing in your man cave, the perfect pair of over-ear headphone make the ultimate retreat from existence, immersing wearers in a world of audio goodness.

These gadgets aren’t just the ultimate aural escape, they’re also totally covetable pieces of kit in their own right. To help you find your dream pair, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite sets this Spring to share with you here. Time to plug in and tune out…

1. Audio Technica ATH-W5000(£1,100)

Audio Technica ATH-W5000

We’re mildly obsessed with the teak-look finish on these headphones, giving them a retro feel which contrasts neatly with the sheer amount of awesome technology at work here. With 5.3cm drivers, these headphones sound like they were built to ensure you hear every single instrument and effect with perfect clarity.

2. Grado SR325e (£210.00)

Grado SR325e

The hardiness of these Grado headphones is virtually second to none, including earphones which can rotate 36 degrees and a supremely awesome fit instantaneously. Seemingly built to be perfect for the everyday commute, these road-ready bad boys also over very respectable sound quality indeed.

3.Bowers & Wilkins P7 (£329.99)

Bowers & Wilkins P7

The finest sounding over-ear headphones on our list, these sheepskin leather-lined beauties are big, bold and built to deliver. With 4cm drive units you can expect big, immersive sound, while vented speaker baskets ensure pitch perfect airflow for incredible resonance. Developed using technology from Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, it’s little wonder that the P7’s offer absolutely phenomenal sound quality. To be heard to be believed!

Do you prefer over-ear headphones to earbuds? What’s the maximum you would spend on a set of headphones? Have your say and share your own picks with other readers below.