Headphones ▪ October 1

Wireless headphones have become more of the expectation than the exception lately. With advancements in Bluetooth capabilities and Apple Watch support for storing music, cutting the headphone cord is easier than ever. While wireless often means greater freedom, one of the challenges is managing battery life. Even the top brands in this category struggle to get more than eight hours of listening time.

One of the more intriguing solutions to this problem is leveraging the power of your device to charge your headphones. There has been some movement with this idea from JBL and others but it’s a largely untested idea. A new Kickstarter campaign has set out to bring a new pair of earbuds to market that use both Lightning and microUSB ports to recharge on-the-go. Judging by the amount of money pledged, there is some serious interest from consumers as well.

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The solid-walnut Grain Audio OEHP On-Ear Headphones offer superb sound with a classy exterior. 9to5Toys Specials currently offers them for $149 shipped.

Inside the enclosures made from FSC-certified walnut, the OEHPs have proprietary drivers with impressive specs. The combination of neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils in 40mm speakers makes for a rich, detailed listening experience. In particular, these headphones provide a nice natural bass without the need for digital enhancement. Despite the hand-oiled wood, the headset weighs just half a pound, and it features an easy-to-use inline remote. There is also a mic built in for taking phone calls.

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Headphones ▪ August 31

Update: Grab a JBL Pulse Bluetooth speaker refurb with LED display for $99 shipped with code PULSE99

Amazon is offering JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker w/ Bluetooth in (Red) for $28. It ships free for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, about a $1 under our last Gold Box mention and the best price we can find.

It features Bluetooth streaming, a built-in bass port, Li-ion rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of playback, a charge cable that can be stowed away under the device and the ability to chain mutual JBL Micros together. This model has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,500 Amazon customers. We also still have the Philips Portable Bluetooth Speaker in multiple colors for $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones-sale-03

Next up, Amazon has the V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones for $79.98 shipped. That’s as much as $40 under some listings and the current best price we can find.

They have 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers, a light weight steel construction, noise isolation, a one button mic and an exoskeleton hard case. The M80s have a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 700 Amazon customers.

Also, MobilPros1 via eBay offers the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth Universal Wireless Speaker w/ Subwoofer for only $99.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the list price, $43 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It has a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours playtime. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

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Amazon is offering the titanium-colored version of Apple’s Beats Studio Wireless headphones for only $229.99 shipped. That’s around 40% off of the original $380 price, and the best we’ve ever seen for this particular premium metallic colorway. Seven other colors are currently available for $255 and up, with gold at $255 and metallic sky at $275.

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Headphones ▪ August 20

Family owned since 1924, Beyerdynamic is not only known for being one of the oldest audio companies in the world, but also for its high quality. Its pro-audio DT-series headphones rival anything in the price range, and now the company is announcing the latest in its street-style headsets with the new CUSTOM STREET: expand full story

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Headphone maker Jaybird has released the latest iteration of its popular Bluetooth in-ears. This new model, the X2, builds on the success of the previous generation with upgraded internals and a custom designed Bluetooth codec that the manufacturer promises will deliver high performance sound that “rivals top wired headphones”. Designed with active users in mind, this new pair of earphones aims to provide a top-of-the-line audio experience no matter the setting or activity.

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Headphones ▪ August 11

Update: Powerbeats2 Wireless are at Tanga in any color you want as long as its Red for $109.99 shipped. That’s $90 off and the lowest we’ve ever seen by $20. 

With wireless Bluetooth connectivity, IPX-4 sweat- and water-resistance rating, and flexible ear hooks, Powerbeats2 are built for workouts. Expect up to 6 hours of battery life, but if you notice they are dead right before a workout you can use a 15-minute quick charge to gain an extra hour of playback.

Newegg has the JBL J56BT Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones in black or white for $39.95 plus $1.99 shipping. That’s $108 under the original listing, between $14 and $34 below Amazon (depending on the color), $2 under our previous mention and the best we can find.

These cans have Bluetooth 3.0, ear cup mounted controls, 40 mm drivers, built-in mic and can be used wired or wireless. The J56BTs have a 4/5 star rating from 85 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg also has the Philips SHL3060 DJ Over-Ear Headphones for $15.99 plus $0.99 shipping. That’s as much as $23 under some bloated listings, $19 below the original listing, about $7 better than Amazon and the best we can find.

They have 40mm neodymium drivers, rotating ear cups with foldable design, 95mm diameter cushions, 1.5m coiled cable, noise cancellation and more. These Pioneers have a 3.8/5 star rating from 20 Amazon customers.

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Headphones ▪ July 27

We’ve all been there, someone trying to get our attention while we are jamming out to our favorite tracks or intently listening to an audiobook. After removing our headphones and engaging in a conversation that we probably didn’t want to have, we return to find that our favorite song was over or we’ve missed a chunk of our book. At that point we have to scrub back through the tracks to find the exact spot where we left off.

The new BackBeat SENSE uses built-in Smart Sensors to help solve this problem with a pretty handy feature….
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