Opinions and tastes vary widely on the subject of headphones. For some it's fashion first, while others obsess about audio quality. But no matter which side you're on, these headphone deals — including the likes of Monster Lil' Jamz in-ear headphones, Monster Beats, and urbeats by Dr. Dre — are some of the best around.
Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones
Price: $139.99 with $3.99 s&h
Lowest By: $16
Is It Worth It?: Want to step out in sleek headphone style? Here's a deal on Beats (in White) that ties with our mention from two weeks ago. They feature ControlTalk, a folding design, carry pouch, cleaning cloth, and more. CNET says these 'phones offer a "killer, travel-friendly design" that's now matched to their equally desirable price tag.
If fashion's all you care about, we've got a set of headphones that were clearly designed to look like Beats. The Fashion Over-the-Ear Stereo Headphones come in Black or White, and eXpansys offers them for $9.99 with $3.99 for shipping (a low by $3). They feature an adjustable headband, padded ear cushions, and 3.5mm adapter plug, and more.
Beats urbeats by Dr. Dre Headphones
Price: $69.99 via coupon code "DEALNEWSURBEATS5" with $3.99 s&h
Lowest By: $25
Is It Worth It?: Give Dr. Dre's foray into audio ear candy a try without spending quite so much as the deal above. Not only does PC Mag call these urbeats in-ear buds the perfect pair of "bass-heavy" and "powerful ... earphones that won't distort," but our exclusive coupon code "DEALNEWSURBEATS5" cuts their price to $69.99. That's a $5 drop since our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find now by $25. They feature HTC ControlTalk, a built-in mic, and more.
MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Store: Knack Sales Inc. via eBay
Price: $49.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $11
Expires: February 23 at 8:50 am ET
Is It Worth It?: These foldable, padded, and adjustable headphones feature a built-in hidden microphone, 40mm drivers, 3.5mm jack for wired use, and travel bag. The frequency response is an impressive 18Hz-20kHz and the wireless range runs up to 32.8 ft.
Monster Lil' Jamz In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones
Store: Monster Products via eBay
Price: $28.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $31
Is It Worth It?: From the same folks who brought you the aforementioned Beats come these headphones in Black Chrome, at a price that's tied with our October mention. Encased in a precision-machined single-billet metal housing, they feature a cable management clip and a clip pouch, along with 24K gold contacts. GadgetMac writes: "The sound quality on the Lil' Jamz is superb. It's clean and very clear throughout the sound spectrum and the bass does not at all overpower or drown the mids."
Refurbished Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset
Price: $29.99 via coupon code "EMCXWVR57" with free shipping
Lowest By: $15
Expires: January 31
Is It Worth It?: It's time for some gamer headset love, as newegg offers these headphones with 50mm speakers, adjustable bass, and Xbox 360 and USB connectivity. They have a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz, while the condenser microphone has a 50H-15kHz response. Plus, the all-important coupon code cuts their price by $10, tying our Black Friday mention for a new unit. A 30-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who backs it.
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