On-Ear Stories June 13, 2016

expiredListen to music, take calls and look good while you’re at it – Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones: $80 new or $74 open-box (Orig. $200)

Today only, as part of it Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones (black, red, white, blue) for $79.99 shipped. That’s $120 under the original $200 price tag, around $40 below Amazon depending on the color, matching our previous mention and the best we can find. However, Best Buy’s official eBay Store is also offering an “open-box” version of these “with no physical flaws or scratches” for $73.99 shipped.

These wired headphones feature leather ear cushions, a RemoteTalk cable/mic for most iOS devices, and a foldable design. They have a 4+ star rating from thousands on both Best Buy and Amazon.

On-Ear Stories January 17, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: JBL Charge 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $100, Sennheiser HD On-Ear Headphones $25, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the JBL Charge 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker in black, red, or white for $99.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price, $38 less than Amazon’s listing (3rd party) and the lowest we can currently find. Note: we have seen it as low as $80 before.

This previous generation JBL has a built-in 6,000mAh battery for 12 hours of playback and charging your portable devices. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars and we dubbed it as the speaker of the year in our review.

More new deals for today:Sennheiser HD On-Ear Headphones $20 + $5 shipping (Orig. $100) | Woot

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On-Ear Stories December 7, 2015

expiredOver-ear Headphones: Sennheiser HD558 $80 (Reg. $120), SoundPEATS Bluetooth $25, more

Amazon offers the Sennheiser HD 558 Over-ear Headphones for $79.97 with free shipping. This is $100 off the original listing, $10 less than our previous mention and the lowest price that we have seen. Features include an “audiophile-grade over-ear” design, with a twist and lock cable, neodymium magnets, 15-28,000Hz response and a 3m cable. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 732 Amazon customers.

Next up, SoundPEATS Audio via Amazon offers its A1 Bluetooth 4.1 Over-Ear Headphones for $29.99. Applying coupon code SPA125A1 drops the final price to $24.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders $35+. That’s good or $75 off the original listing, $15 off the regular price and the lowest that we can find. These headphones have Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, a 12-hour lithium battery, and built-in controls. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 195 Amazon customers.

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On-Ear Stories November 24, 2015

expiredPanasonic Sound Rush Plus On-Ear Headphones $15 shipped (Reg. $60)

Panasonic offers its Sound Rush Plus On-Ear Headphones (RP-HXS400M-D) with 4 color options for $60. The code BLACKFRIDAY used at checkout will take your total down to $15 shipped. That’s $45 off the original list price, $14 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It has 40mm neodymium drivers, a foldable design, padded ear cups, and an integrated mobile controller. Amazon shoppers gave it 3.7/5 stars.

Also, Newegg is offering the Sennheiser HD518 On-Ear Headphones for $99.99, but if you use the code EMCKKNR46 the price will drop to $49.95 plus $2 shipping.

On-Ear Stories November 20, 2015

expiredBose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones (multiple colors): $75 shipped (Reg. $90+)

Update (11/20 4:45pm): We also spotted the Sennheiser HD518 Over-ear Headphones at Amazon for $59.95 shipped (Reg. $80). Plus, Adorama has a nice deal on the HD600 for $249 or the HD650’s for $299.

Adorama offers the Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in White, Mint or Purple for $74.95 shipped. This is $75 off the original listing, up to $24 less than Amazon and the best current price that we can find.

Features include an on-ear design with memory foam ear cushions, padded headband, and in-line controls with a microphone. A carrying case is included with purchase. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 715 Amazon customers.

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On-Ear Stories November 17, 2015

expiredBluetooth On-ear Headphones: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air $70 (Reg. $100), JBL $33 (Reg. $45+), more

BuyDig currently offers the SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in four colors for $99.95. Applying coupon code AOKI drops the final price to $69.96 with free shipping. That’s good for $130 off the original listing, $30 less than Amazon, $5 off our previous mention and the best price we can currently find. Features include SOL REPUBLIC’s A2 sound engines, Bluetooth control up to 150-feet away and a built-in microphone for hands-free calling. Rated 4.2/5 stars by nearly 200 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg offers the JBL J56BT Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones in white for $29.99 + $3 shipping. This is a savings of over $160 off the original price, $15 less than Amazon and the best current offering we can find. This pair of headphones feature a swivel ear cup design with Bluetooth connectivity, 40mm drivers, and a built-in microphone. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

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On-Ear Stories November 15, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: JBL Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones $33, 20% off iTunes Gift cards, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Newegg the JBL Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones in Black/Blue (J56BT) for $29.99 plus $2.99 for shipping. That’s $18 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest price we’ve seen. They feature a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, 40mm drivers, in-line remote and microphone controls, Bluetooth, and user controls on the outer ear-cup. Amazon shoppers gave them 3.9/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

Save 20% on all iTunes Gift Cards ($100 card for $80) | Staples

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On-Ear Stories October 27, 2015

Blue, makers of quality podcasting gear, has announced a new set of headphones today called Lola. This pair joins the previously released Mo-Fi over-ears that hit last year around this time. Although its more expensive counterpart has received positive ratings from customers, the price and weight have left some looking for an alternative. Do Blue’s new Lola headphones improve in these areas? Full details below.

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On-Ear Stories August 28, 2015

expiredBose SoundSport workout in-ear headphones (multiple colors) $80 shipped (Reg. $120)

Newegg offers the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones for iOS for $149.99, but code EMCAWNW75 will drop the green set down to $79.95 and code EMCAWNW76 will drop the blue pair down to $79.95. Both come with free shipping. That’s $70 below the original $150 price tag, between $30 and $40 below Amazon depending on the color and the best price we can find. Amazon currently has the best price on the iOS model in Orange for $89.99 shipped (Reg. $130+).

Perfect for outdoor activities and exercising, they are sweat and weather resistant with hydrophobic acoustic cloth, and feature “StayHear tips that remain in place even during strenuous workouts.” They ship with a durable carrying case and allow you to take calls and control audio playback with the inline mic/remote designed for iOS. The SoundSports have a 4.3/5 stars from over 420 Amazon customers.

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On-Ear Stories August 27, 2015

Newegg is offering the Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in black for $119.95, but code EMCAWNV67 will drop your total down to $79.95 shipped. That’s $100 under the original listing, $19 under Amazon, matching the Prime Day price and the best we can find. Designed specifically for use with your iPhone and other Apple devices, the SoundTrues come with an inline remote/mic cable, soft padded headband, memory foam cushions, and a carrying case.They ship with a 1 year warranty and have received a 4.3/5 star rating from 470 Amazon customers.

Also available, Nordstrom offers the Bose SoundTrue In-Ear iOS Headphones in Black, Red, or White for $90.95 shipped (Reg. $130). Amazon has the Orange model for the same price. The regular Bose SoundTrue In-Ear Headphones (w/o microphone) are on sale at Nordstrom for $69.95 shipped (Reg. $100).

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones for $59.99 shipped. That’s $40 under the going rate and the best we can find. These wireless headphones have a 12 hour battery life, remote and mic cable, soft touch leather seals around the ear and a 4.4/5 star rating from over 215 Amazon customers.

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On-Ear Stories August 11, 2015

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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On-Ear Stories July 27, 2015

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…. expand full story

On-Ear Stories July 23, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Sennheiser Urbanite on-ears for $75 or XL over-ears for $130 shipped (Orig. up to $250), more

Focus Camera has a couple notable Sennheiser deals today. You can grab the Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear Headphones for iOS in Nation (blue and red) for $74.95 shipped. That’s $125 under the original listing, $45 better than Amazon, and the best price we have posted.

You’ll also find the Urbanite XL over-ear models in the same color for $129.95 shipped. That’s $120 under the original listing, $50 under Amazon and the best price we have ever featured.

Both models feature stainless steel hinges, aluminum sliders, a detachable cable with remote/mic for iOS devices, foldable design and a 2 year international warranty from Sennheiser. Both the XL and on-ears sit with 4+ star ratings from 50+ Amazon customers.

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On-Ear Stories July 22, 2015

expiredBeats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones in Titanium: $209 shipped (Orig. $380)

Best Buy offers the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones in Titanium for $234.99. Adding two low cost accessories (like these cables) triggers a savings promotion that drops the final price down to $208.96 shipped, reflected at checkout. Full terms and conditions on this promotion are below. These headphones originally retailed for $380, today’s deal is $126 better than Amazon’s current offering and the lowest price we could find.

Features:

  • Adaptive noise cancellation – automatically adjusts audio a blend of music and sound
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Collapsable design for storage
  • Rechargeable battery with up to 20 hours of listening time
  • USB cable and power adapter included with purchase

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On-Ear Stories July 21, 2015

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones in black $65 shipped (Reg. $80)

Newegg’s official eBay store is offering the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones in black for $64.99 shipped. That’s $165 under the original price, $15 better than Amazon, $5 below our previous mention and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Compact closed back, on-ear design isolates ambient noise to maximize musical enjoyment.
  • Headband and layered foam ear pads are covered with supersoft, breathable and durable Alcantara providing comfort and a perfect fit.
  • 18-ohm operating impedance produces outstanding bass response, dynamics and overall output level with portable audio devices
  • One of the two included connection cables features a metal in-line three button control and microphone supporting Apple devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone.

This set has a 4.3/5 star rating from over 680 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for some high-end cans and a top-notch DAC to go along with them, this morning’s Apogee Groove bundle deals will certainly peak your interest.

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On-Ear Stories July 20, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Skullcandy Navigator on-ears w/ mic & remote in black $20 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $60), more

Amazon has the Skullcandy Navigator on-ear headphones with mic in black for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $80 below the original listing, between $10 and $40 below the average selling price and the best we can find. They are rated 4.2/5 stars from over 160 Amazon customers.

Features:

  • Control your iOS device with the 3 button mic
  • Creates extremely smooth sound with powerful bass
  • Soft leather touch ear pillows
  • Ergonomic design specifically to fit the shape of your head and ears
  • Detachable cable and includes travel bag

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On-Ear Stories July 6, 2015

Newegg has the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones in Black for $99.99, but using code EMCAVAT28 in the cart will drop the total down to $69.95 shipped. That’s $160 under the original listing, $7 under Amazon, matching our previous mention and the lowest we can find.

The closed-back design provides noise isolation, 18 ohm impedance, soft foam ear pads, and a “metal in-line three button control and microphone supporting Apple devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone”. They ship with a 2 year “global warranty” and have received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 630 Amazon customers.

Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones-sale-01

Next up, VMInnovations is offering open-box Sennheiser Momentum Closed Over-Ear Stereo Headphones for $119.99 shipped. That’s $180 under the original listing, $45 below Amazon’s new listing and the lowest price we have posted on this particular set. Keep in mind, this is an open-box listing, not brand new. They have very much the same specs as the above model, but with premium leather ear pads, carrying case, and a stainless steel, over-ear design.

They have a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 750 Amazon customers and ship with a 1 year warranty (“3-month Manufacturer + 9-month VMInnovations”).

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On-Ear Stories June 16, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Beyerdynamic DT 1350 over-ears $170 (Reg. $245+), Sennheiser Momentum on-ears $70 (Reg. $85), more

Focus Camera via eBay Daily Deals has the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 Closed Supra-Aural Dynamic Headphones for $169.99 shipped. That’s more than $180 below the original listing, $130 under the average selling price, $58 better than Amazon and the best price we have ever posted. They have received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 80 Amazon customers. You’ll find the feature list below.

Newegg has the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones in black for $99.99, but code EMCATKT65 will drop your total down to $69.95 shipped. That’s $160 under the original listing, $14 under Amazon, matching our previous mention and the lowest price we can find.

They ship with a 2 year “global warranty” and have received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 575 Amazon customers. Full features below.

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More on the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 Closed Supra-Aural Dynamic Headphones:

  • Supraaural, lightweight and robust design, ideal for studio applications, with 80 ohm drivers
  • Tesla Technology with high efficiency and low levels of distortion
  • Excellent ambient noise reduction
  • Flexible split headband with 90-degree swiveling ear cups and comfortable, replaceable soft-skin ear pads
  • Includes carrying case, and single-sided cable with gold-plated stereo jack plug and 1/4-“adapter
  • 5 Hz – 30 kHz

More on the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones:

  • Compact closed back, on-ear design isolates ambient noise to maximize musical enjoyment.
  • Headband and layered foam ear pads are covered with supersoft, breathable and durable Alcantara
  • 18-ohm operating impedance 
  • two included connection cables
  • one cable w/ a metal in-line three button control and mic for Apple devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone.

 

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