Taking form in 2009, i-Mego might not be the first name that pops into your head when you think about headphones, but with their latest crop of products, they're certainly trying their hardest to change that.

We got to grips with the Walker Junior active noise-cancelling headphones.

Promotional Blurb: "Imego Walker Headphones is ideal for travellers. It is engineered to create a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise, these headphones feature a miniature microphone in each earpiece that picks up ambient noise (such as traffic, air-con systems, etc.). Electronics in used create a noise-cancelling wave that is 180 degree out of phase with the ambient noise. This wave acts like a noise eraser: it cancels out the annoying sounds that surround you without diminishing the audio you want to hear."

As you can tell from the promotional info above, we're dealing with noise-cancelling headphones, so that's where we'll start. Heaving dealt with numerous 'noise-cancelling' headphones in the past, it was a pleasure to deal with a product that didn't need a backpack for the batteries. Ideally we wouldn't have to deal with batteries at all, but that's just the name of the game with these types of headphones, and with the batteries being housed directly in the ears, they score well here. They're not perfect, and you still may need to turn the volume up high with these, but the fact that the headphones leak minimal noise covers this up pretty well.

Sound-wise they're pretty good too. Very warm sounding, with it having a nice mid-low range. You might need to tweak the treble on the EQ to hit those sweet spots, but it's certainly better to have it this way around.

The design of the product is very well considered. The X's on the ears are flashy without being tacky (Skull Candy, anyone?), the folding mechanism is spot on and the general feel is that you have something of substance, without having to carry around a house brick.

Flaws? Not many if we're being honest. Would have liked a more consistent sound across the board though.

Conclusion: For a relatively new company to bring out a £99.99 (RRP) pair of headphones, that actually does the job, is pretty good in our books. We have a feeling i-Mego might have more in the tank though.