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The Best Headphones and Speaker Deals for College Students: JAMBOX, Beats

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With a new school year just around the corner, now is the time to ensure students have the right tools to both concentrate, and let loose. (Surely we don't mean pills!) We recommend both a pair of noise-cancelling headphones (or earbuds) and a Bluetooth speaker setup, like a Jawbone JAMBOX, both of which are amongst our picks for top headphones and speaker deals.

  1. noise-isolating earbudsJBuds J2 Premium Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earbuds
    Store: JLab via Amazon
    Price: $6.99 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $3

    Is It Worth It?: You can tune in or tune out with a pair of these Editors' Choice noise-isolating earbuds for $7. Get them in Onyx Black (pictured) or six other color combinations for cheapest price we've ever seen. They feature a gold-plated 3.5mm audio jack and three sets of silicone ear pads.

  2. Sennheiser HD25 HeadphonesSennheiser HD25 Amperior Headphones
    Store: VM Innovations
    Price: $170.99 via coupon code "B2S13" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $9

    Is It Worth It?: You might say that Amperior is superior when it comes to headphones! Ideal for DJ use, these headphones are built to operate under high sound pressure levels, with neodymium ferrous magnets and aluminum voice coils. They also feature rotatable ear cups and a frequency response of 16-22,000 Hz.

    Want more Sennheiser sonic satisfaction? VM Innovations also offers, via the "B2S13" coupon code, the Sennheiser PMX 680 Adidas Sports Earbuds for $29.99, and refurbished Sennheiser HD25 Amperior Headphones in Blue for $130.14. A 90-day VM Innovations warranty applies on the refurbished headphones.

  3. Dr. Dre Noise-Canceling HeadphonesMonster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Noise-Canceling Over Ear Headphones
    Store: Blutek USA via eBay
    Price: $199 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: These famous Dr. Dre headphones come with noise-canceling technology, which uses built-in tiny microphones to create opposing-phase sound waves that knock out ambient noise. They're available in five colors, including Black (pictured) and require two AAA batteries (included) to operate the noise-cancelling feature. These headphones feature a detachable cord, audio adapter, carrying case, and in-line remote and mic.

  4. Jawbone Bluetooth Portable SpeakerAliph Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $189.99 via a valid .edu email address with free shipping
    Lowest By: $60
    Expires: August 17

    Is It Worth It?: The opposite of headphones, this Editors' Choice speaker boasts a microphone, 3.5mm jack, microUSB port, 33-foot wireless range, and up to 15 hours of continuous play. What's more, it comes in three colors, including White (pictured), Graphite, and Red. To get this deal, though, you'll need to enter a valid .edu email address to get a coupon code that knocks the price down from $249.99.

  5. TDK Sound CubeTDK Wireless Sound Cube
    Store: Woot Sellout
    Price: $79.99 with $5 s&h
    Lowest By: $54
    Expires: August 12

    Is It Worth It?: Prefer your tunes to come through a cube rather than a rectangular prism? This speaker features Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, four 2" full range drivers, two 5.25" passive radiators, one 5.25" subwoofer, 3.5mm auxiliary input, USB port, and a remote control. And it's at an all-time low price of $54.

Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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