Whether you want some in-ear buds to take up less space or a bulky pair of over-ear cans that offer the best in sound quality, you can find what you are looking for without breaking the bank. Here are six deals we've found across the web that should suit your needs.
A good option for you if you commute or travel often is a headset with a microphone, allowing you to answer and make phone calls when connected to your smartphone. The Logitech Ultimate Ears 600vi earbuds also have on-cord controls for changing audio tracks and adjust volume without much movement. Public transportation doesn't allow for much movement, so having all of your options in one place is very handy. This deal through Macmall takes $53 off the list price. Click on the deal link above to see the full discount.
Sure many smartphones and media players come with stock headsets that might suit you just fine, but if you want to upgrade from them, you can get the Klipsch Image S4i earbuds on sale for $44 at Amazon with free shipping. While we found them to be fragile in our review, we also discovered that the audio quality was actually quite good for the price with even frequencies and low distortion. If you're worried about them fitting in your ears, they also come with three additional sleeve sizes.
However, not all of us are fans of in-ear buds. Maybe you'll want over-hear headphones so you don't run the risk of losing your music to sweaty ears or accidentally buying some that don't fit. We recently reviewed these SOL Republic Master Tracks cans and found that while they weren't an audiophile's dream, they were better than entry-level models with strong bass and good noise isolation. You can now get the Master Tracks on sale at Amazon for $139 (down from $199) with free shipping.
If you don't have the money for the Master Tracks, you can still get over ear headphones for less money. For example, the Able Planet True Fidelity cans are on sale at BuyDig for $59 with free shipping after applying the coupon code "FESTIVAL." We haven't yet reviewed them so we can't attest to their quality, but the product description states that you get noise cancellation, an adjustable padded headband, and in-line volume control. A purchase also comes with a hard shell case that'll keep them safe while traveling.
The over-ear models listed above are all wired, so if you want something a little easier to manage you might want to look into the Puresounds wireless headphones on sale at Amazon for $34 with free shipping. This deal makes these cans the most inexpensive over-ear models on our list. It uses bluetooth technology to connect to any enabled device—with a range up to 32 feet—and it has a built-in microphone so you can make calls. Also be sure to check out this Amazon promotion for an extra 10 percent off select audio brands.
You see these everywhere. While they're the most expensive deal on our list, they're also for the professional or audiophile (or so the product description says). We haven't yet reviewed them so we can't vouch for this claim, but the customer reviews are mostly positive. Amazon is taking $50 off the list price on this pair, which comes in 10 colors and includes free shipping.
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Carli writes for the Deals blog at Reviewed.com, and has become a professional at researching the web for the best deals on electronics. She graduated in 2012 from Northeastern University with a degree in English. She enjoys writing about technology, and is a video game freelance writer on the side with too many games in her backlog.See all of Carli Velocci's reviews
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