(Pocket-lint) - The EE Pocket-lint Awards are nearly upon us for the 16th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of stories, highlighting the nominees within each of the 19 categories and what the categories look for.

We've already covered the best flagship phone, best speaker and best laptop, among others, but this story is all about the Best Headphones 2019 category and it focuses on the best on-ear headphones immersing you in sound on the go. As with all the categories, the competition is tough for best headphones with some excellent numbers having appeared over the last 12 months.

The Short Listed nominees for Best Headphones 2019 are:

You can click on each of the titles above to read our full reviews on each nomination, which will give you an idea as to why they have been nominated.

Voting in the 16th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great on-ear cans you think should win the Best Headphones award for this year and give us your verdict on all, or some, of the other tech across the 18 categories.

To vote for your favourite, head to our Best Headphones 2019 voting page and score the products you think should win, enter your email address, and hit the submit button.

Winners will be announced at an exclusive event in London on 14 November in association with EE. Voting closes on 3 November.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.