The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 12th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features with the nominees within each of the 12 categories. Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of the shortlisted products and why they have made it to the final five in their category.

This is now the eighth of those features and it is all about the the nominations for the best headphones. You can find the other features that look at best tablet, best smartphone, best laptop, best game, best home entertainment device, best wearable and best speaker in the Awards hub, and if you keep checking there, you'll also see features appearing for best TV, best smarthome device, best connected toy and best camera.

As with all the categories, the competition is tough for best headphones. Some excellent over-ear numbers have appeared over the last 12 months from the AKG N90Q to the P5 Wireless from Bowers and Wilkins, but which of the nominees should take the crown?

Click here to see the Awards nominees for 2015's Best Headphones in a little more detail to help you make your mind up about which one should get your vote.

Voting in the 12th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great devices you think should win the Best Headphones award for this year and give us your verdict on all the other tech across the 11 select categories.

Winners will be announced at the exclusive event in London on 26 November in association with EE. For now, keep an eye on the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 hub for all the latest on how the voting works, who the elite judges are and the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist.