Headphones Overview Updated July 27, 2016

Headphones

Whether you’re at your computer desk, working out or riding the subway, it’s always a good idea to keep a pair of high-quality headphones nearby. There are many different types of headphones currently on the market including Over-Ear, In-Ear, On-Ear, and Noise-Canceling. Most headphones connect to an audio source like your iPhone or iPod with a 3.5mm stereo cable, but wireless options including Bluetooth have become more popular over the past few years. In addition to providing an improved audio experience over internal device speakers, headphones are also another way to show your personal style.

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Update (7/22 9:30am): Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale is now open to all customers!!

Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale is in full swing. It is currently only available to My Best Buy members before it (appears to be) opening up to everyone tomorrow. We have already brought you the best Apple deals on everything from iPad Pro to various model MacBooks, and now it’s time to take a look at the rest of the sale. We are seeing some nice game deals along with a few notable printer options and some Beats headphone deals. Everything ships free over $35 and you can choose to pick everything up for free in-store.

Our Top Picks from the Sale:

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We’ve all heard the rumors. Nor more headphone jack on the new iPhone and then of course everyone else will follow suit. All of your 3.5mm stuff goes in the trash heap?

Well, I’m not sure how it will all play out but I wouldn’t mind spending just $30 on a pair of these super premium JBL Synchros headphones with a universal mic in white or Black at Amazon even if I ditch them with a new round of phones later this year and next. Features:

  • Ultra-light, die-cast aluminum construction
  • Premium 10mm driver for professional audio sound with PureBass performance
  • Angled ear tips for improved comfort and stability
  • Tangle resistant flat cable with Universal Remote
  • 3 sizes of silicone ear tips as well as 1 pair of Comply foam tips for superior fit

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As part of its early Prime Day Deals, Amazon is offering 45% off Jaybird’s popular X2 sports wireless Bluetooth headphones. Prime members can grab any color (except Fire Red) for $79.99 shipped. That’s $8 under our previous mention and the lowest Amazon has ever offered them for. However, wuxiuli2010 (99% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals is offering them in just about all the colors for just $65.98 shipped. Keep in mind, it will take 10-20 days to ship from China, so it might make more sense for some to go with the solid Amazon deal. Purchasing through Amazon will also make it much easier for returns or warranty claims should something go wrong. In other words, we suggest going for the hassle/worry-free Amazon deal over the third party eBay seller. 

They feature 8 hours of playback/calls, remote control, over/under ear fit options, a limited lifetime sweat proof warranty and are easily one of the best sets of workout headphones I have ever used. They come with “Comply Premium Sport Memory Foam Ear Tips, Patented Secure-Fit Ear Fins, Friction-Fit Silicone Sport Carrying Case, Silicone Ear Tips, Charging Cable & Cord Management Clips.” Rated 3.6/5 stars from over 2,600 Amazon customers.

And be sure to check out Jaybird’s new Freedom Wireless Headphones in our hands-on review.

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Aukey via Amazon offers its Quick Charge 2.0 16000mAh Power Bank for $29.99, but if you enter the code TTJVTLD7 at checkout, the price drops to $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular price and the lowest we can find for it. This power bank can charge certain Android devices up to 75% faster than conventional chargers and provides 2.4A output available through both USB ports. It can also charge the iPhone 6s over 6 times, the iPhone 6s Plus over 3.5 times or an iPad Air about 1.5 times. Rated 4.6/5 stars by 75 Amazon shoppers

Check out the RAVPower accessories Gold Box for more accessory deals today.

More accessory deals:

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RAVPower 24W 2.4A Dual USB Wall Charger + 2-pack RAVPower MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables$10 w/ both added to cart and code 8XVF3BHL applied ($23 value) | Amazon

Pacuwi Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with 4000mAh Power Bank

Pacuwi Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with 4000mAh Power Bank $27 w/ code FNN2XMB7 (Reg. $33) | Amazon

  • AUKEY Mini Drone, 2.4G RC 6-Axis Quadcopter $25 (Reg. $30) | Amazon
    • w/ code O2MHCN74
  • AUKEY QC 2.0 10000mAh Portable Fast Charger $17 (Reg. $22) | Amazon
    • w/ code 4L9RIRNM
  • Mpow Muze Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones Wireless Earphones $40 (Reg. $50) | Amazon
    • w/ code CSHVX2HL
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $120 (Orig. $200) | Best Buy
  • Mpow Waterproof Bluetooth speaker with 4400mAh Power Bank $33 (Reg. $41) | Amazon
    • w/ code NZEDT76J
  • Pacuwi flashlight Bluetooth Speaker with 4000mAh Power Bank $36 (Reg. $40)
    • w/ code WHWZ2GM4
  • OtterBox Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 6/6s $18 (Orig. $40) | Groupon
  • HifiMan Electronics Vintage Style Earbud $58 (Orig. $69) | Worldwide Stereo

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Last month, Jaybird announced the Freedom Wireless earbuds to much fanfare thanks to their Apple-friendly looks. It’s no surprise as Jaybird’s headphones have continually ranked high amongst consumers for its active lifestyle design. This new pair sits alongside the popular X2’s but have a 20% lighter design and a new battery pack system. At $200, you’re also seeing a price bump too. Head below for an in-depth look and a video that dives further into the Jaybird Freedom Wireless headphones.

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Waves is a heavyweight in the digital audio world with its audio plugins for recording, mixing and live sound being a staple among many pros. The company’s latest venture, however, is more of a consumer experience aimed at listening rather than creating music with a new desktop and mobile app that wants to bring 3D audio to any headphones using head tracking.

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ATC LLC (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the Lumsing Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Microphone for $22.99, but if you use the code H9EM3693 at checkout, the price drops to only $13.99 Prime shipped. That’s $9 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen these Bluetooth headphones offered at Amazon.

It features Bluetooth 4.1, CVC Noise Cancellation 6.0 technology and Multipoint pairing where you can connect to two tablets or smartphones simultaneously. You can also get 6 hours of listening/talk time or 200 hours of standby time from the internal battery. Rated 4/5 stars by over 200 Amazon customers.

Also, check out our roundup of Anker products on sale today.

More accessory deals:

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Maxboost Tempered Glass Ballistic Glass iPhone 6 Glass Screen Protector $2 w/ code Q4KEI6ET (Reg. $8) | Amazon

Deals still alive from yesterday:

  • Lumsing Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit $18 w/ code FOO4Y439 (Reg. $28) | Amazon
  • AUKEY 14W 2-Port USB Solar Charger $35 (Reg. $45) | Amazon
    • w/ code JWCTEGUW
  • AUKEY 20W 2-Port USB Solar Charger $39 (Reg. $53) | Amazon
    • w/ code 3AO5ECZZ 
  • AUSDOM AD282 Dash cam $76 (Orig. $90) | Amazon
    • w/ code QLYQMDJJ

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