Samsung expands its smart audio lineup with new touch control on-ears and the mini Level Link Bluetooth adapter

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Samsung’s smart audio brand, Level, is readying a pair of new Bluetooth devices for this summer. Following in the footsteps of the previously released and highly rated over-ear models, the upcoming Samsung Level On wireless headphones offer much of the same but in a smaller, on-ear form factor. The company’s new Bluetooth adapter will offer wireless audio streaming to your car, speaker system, traditional wired headphones and more.

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Harman Kardon AE black/silver in-ear headphones w/ iOS mic & remote $49 shipped (Reg. $125+), more

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Harman Audio is offering the Harman Kardon AE High-Performance In-Ear Headphones
for $149, but using code 49HKAE drops the total down to $49 shipped. That’s $100 off the original listing, $75 under Amazon, and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Solid aluminum alloy housing
  • Optimized driver system for sonic clarity and accuracy even at low volume levels
  • Silicone sleeves and Comply foam tips
  • Apple three-button remote with built-in microphone
  • Sophisticated, modern design looks beautiful
  • 1 4′ (1.2m) cable
  • 1 premium carrying case
  • Warranty card

While only listed with a 3.5/5 star rating on Amazon, nearly half of those customers gave them a 5 star rating, with an even number of reviews at 1-4 stars. For more headphones, be sure to check out yesterday’s roundup for deals on Audio-Technica over-ears as well VMODA and JLab earphones. Read more

Earjax ‘Lyrics’ Noise-Isolating Earbuds: $35 Shipped (Orig. $100)

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9to5Toys Specials currently has the Earjax ‘Lyrics’ noise-isolating headphones for $35 with free shipping.

These Earjax headphones come with a multitude of different shapes and sizes of tip, meaning most ears will find a match. In addition, the earbuds themselves are engineered to keep out unwanted sound, allowing the oversized drivers to deliver rich, studio-quality audio. They also feature a gold-plated aluminum jack and a woven cloth wire, and in the box you get a carry case and a braided extension lead.

  • Precision fit and studio quality sound
  • Oversize high-definition drivers
  • High frequency response and rich bass
  • Engineered to block outside noise
  • Woven cloth braid for cable longevity
  • Gold plated, aluminum plug for optimum conductivity
  • Convenient braided extension cable
  • Multiple foam tip options to ensure optimal fit

These get 4/5 star reviews at Amazon where they range from $45-60

It is a great price for a high quality pair of earbuds — grab the deal here for $35 shipped.

Headphones: Audio-Technica QuietPoint over-ears $100 (Reg. $150+), Sennheiser HD 202 on-ears $15 (Reg. $24), more

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Update (4/20 10:35am): Best buy has the Sony Over-Ear Headphones – Black (MDRZX770BN/B) for $149.99 shipped (Reg. $230, lowest we can find).

Amazon has the Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Closed-Back Headphones (ATH-ANC7B) for $99.99 shipped today. That’s as much as $100 off the original listing, between $30 and $90 below the average selling prices, matching our previous mention (which did not include shipping) and the best price we can find.

They boast noise-cancelling circuitry that “reduces environmental noise by 90%”, large-aperture 40 mm drivers, fold-flat design, and ship with a 1/4-inch adapter, an airline adapter and a carrying case. This model, like the rest of the highly sought after ATH line of headphones, has received a 3.8/5 star rating from over 1,500 Amazon customers.

Sennheiser HD 202 II 3.5mm: 6.3mm Connector Semi-Circumaural Dynamic Hi-fi HeadphoneNext up, Newegg offers the Sennheiser HD 202 II on-ear headphones for $24.99, but using code EMCARNA28 will drop your total down to $14.95 shipped. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, $8 below Amazon, matching the lowest price we have seen on this set and the best price we can find.

They feature detachable ear cups, a frequency response range between 18Hz and 18kHz, 32 Ohm impedance, and a wind-up belt clip for the excess cable.

They carry a 2 year Sennheiser warranty and have received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 2,300 Amazon customers.

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Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds: $30 shipped (orig. $109)

Most of the time, headphones serve as a necessary inconvenience. You need them to listen to your music, favorite podcasts, and to keep whatever it is you choose to listen to in your ears instead of broadcast out loud. But there’s always a knot to be undone and a kink to be worked out. There’s no need to deal with that when you have the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds.

The only cord on these headphones is the one that keeps the buds connected. Everything else done without wires. There’s nothing to plug in, and you can have 30 feet of untethered movement between you and your device while still getting crystal clear music.

For just $29.99—72% off the retail price—you’ll want to grab these great buds while you can.

Onkyo’s new portable headphone digital-to-analog converter uses a Lightning cable to boost your iPhone’s sound

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Most of us enjoy our audio, albeit from iTunes or Spotify or the like, on an iPhone when we are on the go. The reality is that while iPhones are a decent source for audio, the internal make-up isn’t as strong as it could be when it comes to enjoying your favorite tunes.

This is where a digital-to-analog-converter can really come in handy, taking the stress off your device and letting the DAC do all the work. Audio accessory maker Onkyo has a new solution that utilizes the Lightning port instead of the typical 3.5mm jack to provide higher-fidelity audio. Read more

Audio-Technica Pro Headphones: ATH-M40X $79 shipped (Reg. $139), ATH-M30X $55 shipped (Reg. $99)

Amazing Deals Online, a 4.9/5 star rated Amazon seller from 55,373 reviewers, is offering the best prices we’ve ever seen on two of the most popular professional studio monitor headphones currently on the market: Audio-Technica ATH-M40X and ATH-M30X. Simply put, Audio Technica ATH-series headphones dominate the Amazon best seller list. Both items come with the original manufacturer’s warranty.
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Add either pair of headphones (or both!) to your shopping cart and apply coupon code ATH20OFF. This code will drop the ATH-M40X down to $79.20 shipped (Reg. $139) and the ATH-M30X down to $55.20 shipped (Reg. $99).

ATH-M40X (4.7/5 stars) features:

  • Cutting-edge engineering and robust construction
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort. Removable cable

ATH-M30X (4.5/5 stars) features:

  • Advanced build quality and engineering
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced detail, with excellent mid-range definition
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability
  • Designed to excel for studio tracking, mixing, and field recording

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AKG K551 over-ear headphones w/ in-line mic & noise reduction (black or white) $200 shipped (orig. $380)

Amazon is offering the AKG Closed-Back Reference-Class Headset with In-Line Microphone and Passive Noise Reduction (in white: K551WHT and black: K551SLV) for $199.95 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s $180 or 47% under the original listing, between $58 and $100 under the average selling price and matching the best we’ve seen.

They feature 2-inch (50-millimeter) drivers, a closed-back design that “helps prevent outside noise”, in-line microphone, and a 2D fold-flat mechanism.

These AKGs 4/5 star rating from 25 Amazon customers. You’ll find more headphones deals in yesterday’s roundup and in today’s Daily Deals.

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Giveaway: Grado Prestige Series SR80e Open-Ear Headphones ($99 value)

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Update (12/23 1:00pm): @jdnorthwest is our winner – congratulations and thank you to everyone that entered the contest! Happy Holidays!

It’s the holiday season, and we are all busy but before everyone starts traveling we wanted to giveaway a pair of one of our favorite headphones. This week you’ll have the chance to enter to win a set of Grado SR80e open-ear headphones, one of the best sounding set of cans you’ll ever use.

The SR80e’s are a part of the newest generation of Prestige Series cans that were released this past summer. They feature a beautiful open-air design, 20-20,000Hz frequency response and are handmade in Brooklyn. Grado has long been noted as some of the best sounding headphones available by Consumer Reports and Head-Fi. Amazon users agree too, getting a top-of-the-line rating of 4.7/5 stars. I’ve been using them for four years and can say that the SR80e’s are the perfect companion to your music.

Continue on to learn how you can win a set of these Grado cans… Read more