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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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.
Buy 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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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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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.
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:
- Yamaha HPH-200BL Headphones:
$77 (Reg. $200)
- SOL REPUBLIC AMPS In-Ears w/ remote & mic (Black): $23 (Reg. $60)
- JLab JBuds EPIC Earbuds w/ remote & mic (Black): $40 (Reg. $70)
- Westone Adventure Series High Performance Earphones:
$125 (Reg. $200)
- More headphone deals in our Daily Deals incl. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo for $80