Headphones that come bundled with your portable listening devices are often inadequate, forever slipping out of your ears and crackling at the slightest movement. Still, it's hard to complain because they were free. But those frustrations can be completely silenced by today's deals on headphones that cancel the noise of everything but the music. Three Editors' Choice deals make this week's roundup, offering discounts on in-ear headphones, as does a reduced wireless headset and combination headphones/transmitter. And, if those aren't what's needed for aural bliss, check out our daily deals on audio components and headphones.
Klipsch Reference S4 Premium In-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones
Vendor: World Wide Stereo
Price: $48.88 via coupon code "61924" with free shipping
Lowest By: $29
Is It Worth It?: The sound quality delivered by Reference's free-standing speakers is available on the go with these Editors' Choice in-ear headphones. Compatible with all standard listening devices, these headphones offer smooth sound and enhanced bass. Their shape provides comfort to the listener, and the durable cables can handle strain, which is especially useful if they have been purchased for listening to "Jock Jams" on jogs. It also features four different-sized ear tips, storage case, clothing clip, 10Hz to 19kHz frequency response, and more.
Diddybeats High Performance In-Ear Headphones
Vendor: World Wide Stereo via Buy.com
Price: $59.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $36
Is It Worth It?: "Tell Me" "Hello Good Morning" and about "Last Night" with this Editors' Choice Diddybeats deal that includes ControlTalk technology, allowing for hands-free calling. Noise-isolating, these headphones provide quality sound and come in White (pictured), Cream, and Pink.
MEElectronics M11+ Earbud Headphones
Price: $17.99 with free shipping
Is It Worth It?: These Editors' Choice headphones, available at the lowest price we could find, are designed for deeper insertion into the ear. This results in greater sound isolation. They come with five sets of eartips, to ensure a comfortable fit for long-term use, and reproduce the full complement of sound. So plug in, and check out.
Logitech BH970 Wireless Headset
Price: $79.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $66
Is It Worth It?: Whether conducting serious business or wanting to say "Miss Jackson if you're nasty" at the company Halloween party, this wireless headset is a necessity around the office. With a range of 400 feet, answer that important call without having to "hold it," chained to a desk. This DECT headset also features a built-in ringer, noise-canceling microphone, encryption between headset and connected device, up to 11 hours of talk time, and switchable or merged connectivity to computer and desk phone.
Sly Electronics Wireless Headphones and Transmitter
Price: $9.99 with free Site-to-Store pickup
Lowest By: $9
Is It Worth It?: Turn the signal from any electrical device into a broadcast with this device from Sly, which is available for less than $10 at Walmart. Don the headphones and use the built-in FM receiver to listen without having to carry around a radio or watch a movie without disturbing a spouse by plugging the transmitter into the DVD player. The transmitter also features a microphone, so you can even use it to chat by connecting it with a computer.