in-ears Stories January 25, 2016

Fender, maker of legendary guitars, has revealed a new lineup of in-ear headphones. The iconic name and flashy design are going to come at a price, however. With five models ranging from $100-$500, there is no shortage of sticker shock at the high-end for some consumers. The question is, can Fender compete in this space based on merit and not just name? More details below.

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in-ears Stories January 6, 2016

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 558 over-ears $80 (Orig. $180), more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 65% off MEE Sport-Fi headphones with prices starting below $11 Prime shipped. The Sport-Fi M6P in-ears with mic/remote that originally went for $40 are at the lowest price Amazon has ever offered them and the best we can find. The M6 without the mic/remote are within $0.50 of the lowest Amazon has offered them and the lowest price we can find. They have a 3.8/5 star rating from over 8,400 Amazon customers.

Perfect as an inexpensive set of workout headphones, both models are available in black, clear, orange, pink, purple, white and blue. They feature a secure over-the-ear fit, memory wire, noise-isolation, IPX5 sweat- and water-resistant and come with 6 ear-tip sets, a carrying case, 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and more:

Next up, Newegg Flash has the Sennheiser HD 558 Over-Ear Headphones in black for $79.95 shipped. That’s $100 below the original listing, $20 better than Amazon and the best price we can find. These Audiophile-grade” over-ear, open-back headphones feature a twist and lock single-sided cable, gold-plated 1/4″ plug with 1/8″ adapter, neodymium ferrous magnet system and a 4.6/5 star rating from over 760 Amazon customers. More details below.

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in-ears Stories September 17, 2015

expiredMpow Cheetah Sport Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones $21 (Reg. $28), more

Patozon via Amazon offers the Mpow Cheetah Bluetooth 4.1 Sport Headphones in black for $27.99. Applying coupon code 564QK2HX drops the final price to $20.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. We typically see these headphones for around $30, today’s deal is $2 less than our previous mention and the best price we can find. 

Mpow’s Cheetah headphones are a perfect workout companion, the wraparound design is ideal for running while Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity will pair with your iPhone or Apple Watch. It features atX codec support, built-in vibration to alert you of notifications on your phone and eight hours of battery life on a single charge. Amazon customers love these headphones too, rating this pair 4.3/5 stars.

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in-ears Stories July 16, 2015

expiredSoundPEATS Qy7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless In-Ear Headphones: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

SoundPEATS Audio via Amazon offers its Qy7 Bluetooth 4.1 wireless in-ear headphones in multiple colors for $29.99. Applying a color specific coupon code will drop the final price to $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. See below for the full list of colors and codes. This is a savings of 33% off the regular price and the best current offering.

These in-ears feature Bluetooth 4.1 technology making them a perfect pair for Apple Watch. The built-in battery is rated for 5 hours of playback and talk time, SoundPEATS includes a USB cable for recharging. Rated 3.8/5 by over 5,000 Amazon customers.

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in-ears Stories June 30, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Monster iSport in-ears $50 (Reg. $150), Beyerdynamic Tesla on-ears $200 (Reg. $300), more

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Monster iSport Victory Earbud Headphones in black for $49.99 shipped. That’s $100 under the original price/Amazon, $50+ below the next best average selling price and the lowest we can find.

They feature a patented sport clip to keep them in your ears during rigorous activities, noise isolation, in-line mic/remote for iOS devices and a have sweat-proof/washable design. This set has a 3.8/5 star rating from over 300 Amazon customers.

Next up, Adorama has the Beyerdynamic T51i Portable Headphones in Silver/Black for $199.99 shipped. That’s about $100 under the original listing, $82 below Amazon, and the best we can find. They still fetch $300 at most trusted retailers.

Designed specifically for your iOS devices, they have a 3 button Apple remote/mic, Tesla technology with noise isolation, swiveling ear cups, and come with a nylon carrying case, 1/4-inch jack adaptor, In-flight adaptor and more. They sit with a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 50 Amazon customers:

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in-ears Stories June 1, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Jabra Move Bluetooth on-ears $70 (Reg. $100), Onkyo on-ears for iOS $55 (Reg. $70+), more

Amazon is offering the Jabra MOVE Wireless Bluetooth headphones in black for $69.79 shipped. That’s $30 under the average selling price and the best price we can find.

They are made from an adjustable stainless steel headband and dirt resistant materials. They connect to all Bluetooth friendly devices for audio streaming/taking calls and delivers about 8 hours of talk/music time on a single charge. This set has a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 120 Amazon customers.

Next up, Woot has the Onkyo On-Ear Headphones with Control Talk for iOS Devices (ES-CTI300(BS)) for $49.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $130 below the original $200 price tag, as much as $45 under the average selling prices, $15 under Amazon and the best we can find.

Designed to work with your iOS devices (“iOS-certified”), these Onkyos feature 10 Hz-27 kHz range, detachable 6N oxygen-free copper cable, L-shaped mini-stereo plug, memory foam ear-pads and more. They have a 3.8/5 star rating from over 30 Amazon customers.

You’ll also find the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBL Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (blue/tan) for $155 shipped. While we’ve seen them for slightly less with a headphone amp thrown in, this is the best current price on one of the highest rated set of cans in the price range.

We also still have a number of refurbished Audio-Technica sets available at deep disocunts and be sure to check out the first of our Father’s Day Gift Guides for some great headphone options for Dad.

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in-ears Stories May 7, 2015

Headphones: Sennheiser Urbanite XL over-ears $150 (Orig. $250), V-MODA Metal in-ears $15 (Reg. $30)

Update (5/7 11:30am): Focus Camera is also offering the Sennheiser Urbanite XL Over-Ear Headphones in red/blue for $149.99 shipped (Orig. $250, best we can find)

Focus Camera is offering the V-MODA Bass Freq Metal In-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones for $14.99 shipped. That around $35 below the original listing, half Amazon’s $30 price tag, $5 below our previous mention and the best we can find.

  • Deep yet precise bass levels so you can feel the vibe
  • Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone fittings contour the ears to reduce outside noise
  • 3 sizes of medical-grade silicone fittings for the smallest to largest of ears
  • Constructed from a lightweight metal alloy
  • 3-Button microphone compatible with the latest generation Apple devices

While this particular model has received a 3.5/5 star rating among 217 Amazon customers, V-MODA’s metal over-ears have received 4+ reviews from hundreds.

Head over to our previous headphone roundup for more deals on Sennheiser, Beats, and AIAIAI headphones.

in-ears Stories May 6, 2015

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 202 II over-ears in black $15 (Reg. $24), Piston 3 in-ears w/ mic $16 (Reg. $24), more

Newegg has the Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones in black for 24.99, but using code EMCASAT28 will drop your total down to $14.95 shipped. That’s $25 under the original listing, more than $8 under Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find.

They feature detachable ear cups, a 10 foot Y-style cable, frequency range of 18Hz – 18kHz, 32 Ohm impedance and a wind-up belt clip for excess cable. This model has a 4.2/5 star rating from nearly 2,400 Amazon customers and rising steadily.

More notable headphones deals:

  • Xiaomi Piston 3 In-Ear headphones w/ Mic for iPhone/Android $16 (Reg. $24) | Geekbuying
  • Sennheiser HD700 premium headphones $540 (Reg. $600+) | Rakuten
    • + $27 in Rakuten cash w/ code 5ONFIVE
  • Beats urBeats In-Ear Headphones in black/red $35 (Reg. $94+) | eBay
  • AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones in black with green accent $100 (Orig. $220) | eBay
  • Sennheiser HD518 over-ear headphones $60 (Orig. $130) | eBay

in-ears Stories March 25, 2015

Update 3/26 2PM: Best Buy now has the Sol Republic Tracks On-Ear Headphones in Black for a low $49.99 shipped. That’s $50 off and the lowest we can find.

Motorola is once again offering the Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth Headphones for only $74.95 shipped. That’s $125 off the list price, $54 better than Amazon and the best offer we’ve seen.

You can choose from four different colors and the headphones feature “Super-Power Wireless” that lets you control Tracks Air from up to 150 feet away and a battery that can last 15 hours. Amazon customers gave them 4.5/5 star reviews.

Klipsch Image X10 Noise-Isolating Earphones-sale-01Buy via eBay Daily Deals has the Klipsch Image X10 Noise-Isolating Earphones for $79.99 shipped. That’s well over $100 under the original listing, $35 better than Amazon and the best price we can find.

They feature a lightweight armature design with technology that “eliminates ear fatigue and discomfort.” They come with a faux-leather carrying case, compact pouch, a 1/4-inch adaptor, airline adaptor, 5 ear gels sets and an ear gel cleaning tool. The X10s have received a 4.1/5 star rating from nearly 900 Amazon customers.

Also, Newegg has the JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones (Black) for only $24.95 shipped. That’s 81% off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen. They feature an 8Hz to 24kHz frequency response, gold-plated 3.5mm connector, 50mm drivers, and detachable cable.

You’ll find more headphones deals in today’s Daily Deals.

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in-ears Stories February 4, 2015

Sennheiser MM30i in-ear headphones w/ mic & remote for iOS (black) $23 Prime shipped (Reg. $50+)

Amazon is offering the Sennheiser MM30i Headphones with mic and remote for iPod, iPhone and iPad for $22.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s around 62% under the original listing, $7 below the next best price and the lowest we’ve seen by $2 on the iOS version. The Android (and other smartphones) set is currently available on Amazon for $19.95 Prime shipped, matching the all-time low.

Features:

  • Smart in-line remote control with microphone change volume, skip tracks, answer or end calls and active Voice Control,from a sleek built-in unit
  • Effective noise isolation: ear-canal design for effective passive attenuation of ambient noise
  • Comfortable custom fit: three sizes of ear sleeves (S/M/L) supplied
  • Made for the latest generations of iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Includes a two-year international warranty
  • Change the volume, skip tracks, answer or end calls and active Voice Control, all from a sleek built-in unit

They have received a 4/5 star rating from over 200 Amazon customers. Head over to yesterday’s headphone deals for more options.

in-ears Stories January 27, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Sennheiser HD 202 II over-ears $15 shipped (Reg. $23+), more

Newegg is offering the Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones in black for $14.99 shipped. That’s $25 under the original listing, more than $7 under Amazon, $2 below the previous low and the best price we can find.

They features detachable ear cups, a 10 foot Y-style cable, frequency range of 18Hz – 18kHz, 32 Ohm impedance and more. They have received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 2,100 Amazon customers. If you’re in the market for a high-end, premium set of Sennheisers, Amazon is offering the originally $1000 HD 700 Headphones in Black for $594 shipped right now, the current lowest price we can find.

Next up, Newegg has the Klipsch X11 Earbuds black/dark grey for $99.99 shipped. That’s as much as $250 under the original listing, $80 below Amazon, and the best we can find. This is the set without the microphone attached, with it you’re looking at as much as $230+.

These feature a featherweight aluminum body, noise isolation, passive noise cancellation and a tangle free cable. They have received a 3.8/5 star rating from nearly 60 Amazon customers. Be sure to head over to today’s Daily Deals for additional in-ear options from Bose and more.

in-ears Stories December 7, 2014

Headphones: Harman Kardon Over-Ears $140, Monster iSport In-Ears $100, Sennheiser HD650 Over-Ears $315, more

Amazon has the Harman Kardon NC Premium Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (HARKARNC) for $139.95 shipped. That’s $210 under the original listing, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find.

They are made of sandblasted steel and black matte housings and feature active digital noise-cancellation technology, sonic “clarity and accuracy even at low volume levels,” and more. They have a 3.6/5 star rating from over nearly 100 Amazon customers.

Next up, Amazon has the Monster iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones for $99.96 shipped. That’s $70 or 41% under the original listing, matching the lowest we’ve seen them go for and the best current price by as much as $50.

They feature a sweatproof/washable design, a patented SportClip to help them stay in your ear, “total noise isolation,” ControlTalk with in-line controls for iPad, iPhone and iPod. They have received a 3.8/5 star rating from over 220 Amazon customers.

You’ll also find the Sennheiser HD650 Audiophile Dynamic Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones for $314.99 shipped at Adorama right now (Reg. $400+, matching the lowest we’ve seen) and eBay has a wide selection of discounted Beats headphones  up to 50% off.

in-ears Stories November 15, 2014

expiredSennheiser MM30i in-ear headphones w/ mic & remote $30 shipped (orig. $80), more

Amazon has the Sennheiser MM30i in-ear headphones w/ mic and remote for $29.99 shipped (matched at Best Buy and B&H). That’s $50 under the original price, $10 or 25% under the next best price and matching the lowest we’ve seen these headphones go for from a trusted retailer.

Features:

  • Smart in-line remote control with microphone change volume, skip tracks, answer or end calls
  • Active Voice Control
  • Effective noise isolation: ear-canal design for passive attenuation of ambient noise
  • Comfortable custom fit: three sizes of ear sleeves (S/M/L) supplied
  • Made for the latest generations of iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Includes a two-year international warranty

This set has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 130 Amazon customers. If you’re looking for an over-ear set, Amazon and B&H also have the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones for $299.95 shipped (Reg. $390, lowest we can find from a trusted retailer) and we still have the wireless Bluetooth MEEs for $40 shipped.

More from Sennheiser:

Realize the full audio potential of your iPod, iPad or iPhone with this high quality ear canal headset. A smart inline remote conceals a microphone and included adapters customize the fit.

Overview

The MM 30i ear-canal headset gets the most out of the latest generations of iPod, iPhone and iPad*. The smart in-line remote control with microphone puts the full set of controls within easy reach – while bass-driven Sennheiser stereo sound and effective noise blocking let you really feel the beat.

Effortlessly slip on the MM 30i ear-canal headset and feel the beat of the music.

The MM 30i is available in two variants: black & white.

Remarks

* The remote and microphone are supported by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad, Macbook, Macbook Pro and Mac Pro (2009 and later). The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Voice Control is supported by the latest iPod touch, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. Audio is supported by all iPod models. (iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.)

in-ears Stories November 9, 2014

Beats Tour 2.0 in-ear headphones (multiple colors) $120 shipped (Reg. $150), more

Amazon has the Beats Tour 2.0 In-Ear Headphones in black for $119.96 shipped. That’s more than $30 under the regular price tag and the lowest price we can find on a brand new 2.0 set from a trusted retailer. All four color options are available at the discounted price today: black, red titanium and white.

Features:

  • Flat Tangle-free cable. That’s why we’ve redesigned our cables to make sure they’re ultra-flexible, flat and tangle-free.
  • Improved design for better fit, delivered right to your eardrum. Replaceable ear tips and one pair of comfy foam tips included.
  • New water resistant metal housing with 3 button control talk cable. Switch easily between songs and incoming calls.

They have received a 3.7/5 star rating from over 130 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out today’s Daily Deals post for more headphone options and if you’re looking for a set of DJ cans, Amazon has the Numark Electrowave Premium Isolating Headphones for $49 shipped (orig. $250) today.

More from Beats:

Big Sound. Small Package.

It’s rare to find big sound in something so small. Beats Tour earphones are among the first earbuds to hold their own against over ear headphones. Now with a newly designed custom fit and improved sound quality, you can get even closer to the music.

Features:

Redesigned Fit

The perfect listening experience requires the perfect fit. We completely redesigned the Beats Tour and included removable wingtips to provide a customizable fit for precise sound.

Improved Sound

While compact and portable, the new Tour is powerful enough to handle all kinds of music. Now you can crank up the volume without distorting the sound.

Tangle-free Cables

Doesn’t matter how carefully you wind them up, cords and pockets just don’t mix. That’s why we’ve redesigned our cables to make sure they’re ultra-flexible and tangle-free.

Built-in Mic for Calls

Switch easily between songs and incoming calls. No need to take off your Tour to talk into the phone. It’s a seamless transition so you can always be on the go.

In the box:

  • Beats Tour earphones
  • In-ear headphones with inline remote & mic
  • Soft carry pouch
  • 4 pairs of ear tips
  • 3 pairs of secure fit wingtips
  • Type of jack: 3.5mm

About Beats Audio

The company’s mission is to provide a superior end-to-end music experience – with headphones, speakers, devices, and services – so fans feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio. This experience is aided by partnerships with HP, Chrysler Group and HTC Mobile. Led by Co-founder & CEO Jimmy Iovine, Co-founder Dr. Dre, and President & COO Luke Wood, Beats Electronics is based in Santa Monica, CA.

in-ears Stories June 25, 2014

Harman and JBL have announced two new lines of headphones today including the JBL Synchros E-Series and the JBL Synchros Reflect sport in-ears.

Where as the Reflect series is designed more for active use or with workouts, the E-Series headphones are more tailored towards day-to-day listening. They are shipping in 4 different models: E50BT around-ear headphones with Bluetooth (MSRP $149.95),  E40BT on-ear headphones with Bluetooth (MSRP $99.95), E30 on-ear headphones (MSRP $79.95), and the E10 in-ear headphones (MSRP $39.95).

The Reflect series will come in two versions, one with Bluetooth and one without. The Synchros Reflect have a $59.99 MSRP and the Bluetooth version will run you $99.95 direct from JBL/Harman. They feature a rugged, sweat proof design, a brightly reflective cable designed for comfort and visibility at night, and magnetic cable management to keep cables firmly secured and out of the way.

The new versions don’t appear to be available on Amazon or other retailers right now, but previous model JBL Synchros headphones have  generally received around 4+ star ratings. You can see more Synchros series headphones from JBL here and for more details on each of today’s sets head below the fold.

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in-ears Stories June 5, 2014

Update: Ebay is offering the Beats by Dre Mixr HD On-Ear Headphones with inline remote & mic (White) for $149.99 shipped.

World Wide Stereo is offering the Harman Kardon AE Acoustically Enhanced In-Ear Headphones with Remote & Mic for $45 shipped using code SDAE during checkout. That’s $135 under the original price, $25 better than Amazon and the current lowest we can find. They feature call and music playback controls, a solid aluminum design, and come with 3 ear tip sleeves and a carrying case. They have received a 3.7/5 star rating among Amazon customers.SoundBot® SB220 Bluetooth Noise-Cancellation Stereo Headphones-sale-02

Next, Amazon has the SoundBot SB220 wireless Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones for $18.99 with free shipping on order of $25 or more. That’s around $80 off the original listing and matching the lowest we’ve seen these highly rate Bluetooth headphones go for. The feature up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge, and feature hands free calling and music playback controls. They have received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 850 Amazon customers.

More headphone deals still alive:

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