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Headbangin' Headphone Deals From $17 or Get 2 Sets for Just $20

Whether you're a money-conscious commuter looking for a rockin' pair of buds or an audio connoisseur seeking the best sound around, you've come to the right place. No matter your budget, there's a pair (or two) of cans for you in this week's roundup of the best headphone deals.

Bundled to Run: 8 Winter Workout Essentials

We've identified 8 pieces of clothing you'll need for outdoor winter exercise. Whether it's a balaclava to cover your face, or Merino wool base garments to wick away sweat, these items will keep you dry and warm in the coldest of conditions.

Weekend Jolt: Best Ever Armani Exchange Sale, Magic Bullet Blender for $25

No matter your New Year's resolution — to hit the gym, cut back on the chips, or to be more thirfty, we have a host of savings that will help you achieve your short-lived promises. We've spotted the best ever Armani Exchange sale, while Macy's offers the cheapest Magic Bullet blender set we've ever seen. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Cyber Monday Clothing Sales That Are Still Available

Cyber Monday has now passed, so many sites and retailers are declaring an official end to Black Friday shopping weekend. But that just means it's now the holiday shopping season, and the deals are still going strong! Several apparel retailers have extended their Cyber Monday or even Black Friday sales, and we've rounded up all the best Cyber Week clothing deals right here.

Best Cyber Week Headphones: 4 Sets Under $85, Gaming 'Phones With Fantastic Audio

There's no better way to tune out the world than to stuff your head between two portable speakers and crank the Nine Inch Nails (or Taylor Swift — no judgies!). Let us help you isolate yourself with these Cyber Week headphone deals that could save you hundreds of dollars.

Best Black Friday Headphone Deals: Monster Savings On Monster Cans

There's no better way to tune out the world than to stuff your head between two portable speakers and crank the Nine Inch Nails (or Taylor Swift — no judgies!). Let us help you isolate yourself with these best Black Friday headphone deals that will save you hundreds of dollars. Not head-bangin' enough? Check back often, as we'll be updating this roundup throughout the weekend.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.

Rumor Roundup: A Price-Drop On Apple Beats Music? FF War? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Amazon, The Fantastic Four, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Don't Get Knee Defensive: 4 Better Travel Products for Comfort

"Knee Defender" briefly became one of the fastest-growing searches on Google this week, after the small, plastic product, which prevents airline seats from reclining, caused a fight midair. Knowing this, there are other ways to improve your comfort while traveling that won't bother those around you.

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Turntable Buying Guide: What to Look for in New & Used Record Players

We may be living in a digital world where you can hold thousands of albums in the palm of your hand, but an ever-increasing portion of the listening public is eschewing the convenience of MP3s for a seemingly anachronistic format: the vinyl record. If you're ready to go retro, make sure you know what to look for when buying a turntable.

Wednesday Jolt: Best Ever Aeropostale Clearance Sale, $6 for Earphones 3pk

With the end of the summer on the horizon and back to school season looming, many of our favorite stores are hosting killer sales and discounting big brands. Aeropostale's best ever clearance sale, a 3-pack of headphones for $6, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Serious Luxury: 7 Insanely Expensive Things for Your Home

Everyone loves to think about what they would buy if they won the lottery. So we've rounded up the most expensive luxuries for the home that we could find — as well as normally-priced dishwashers, fridges, and tubs, just for comparison.

Thursday Jolt: 2 Jos. A. Bank Suits for Under $98, Free $10 Amazon App Credit

Whether you're shopping for new threads or on the hunt for a freebie, we've found a showstopping collection of offers to keep those purse strings at their tightest. You can bag two Jos. A. Bank suits for just $98 and $10 in Amazon Appstore credit for absolutely nothing! These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

How to Build a Quality Home Entertainment Center on the Cheap

If there’s one area of modern life that’s almost as confounding as choosing a diet, it’s hunting for the right audio components to build a killer stereo system or home entertainment center. But if you stick to these six tips, you can put together a quality home entertainment center on the cheap.

Budget-Friendly Home Theater Systems for Every Kind of Media Consumer

With summer blockbusters on their way from the big screens to our home screens, there's no better time to improve your viewing and listening experiences in the living room. With today's technology advancements, there are plenty of home theater system options available that are sure to benefit your setup at a reasonable cost.

Music on the Run: How to Choose Headphones for an Active Lifestyle

Who doesn't workout better when paced by a good beat? Thankfully we live in the age of the MP3 player and the smartphone, so we're able to carry our music with us 24/7. Whether you need tunes for a run at the gym or jaunt around the yard on a riding mower, we've compiled some guidelines to help you pick the perfect pair of headphones for an active lifestyle.

A Techie's Top 5: A Gaming Editor Dishes on His Favorite Gadgets

Contributing Joystiq editor Mike Schramm was formerly a senior editor at WoW.com, and was one of the founding editors of Massively. Today, we're grateful to add Schramm to our ongoing series, a Techie's Top 5, to see what gadgets this gamer can't live without.

For Some, Nothing Beats Beats Headphones

Headphones and earbuds are our portal out of the present and into a world of music, podcasts, radio, and beyond. Dr. Dre, of all people, certainly knows that, and his line of Beats headphones have become ubiquitous with sound and style. Not sure which pair of Beats by Dre is right for you? Inside we look at the six latest models and discuss the pros and cons of each.

A Techie's Top 5: A MacRumors Editor's Favorite, Not-All-From-Apple Gadgets

We love to pick the brains of our favorite tech writers, to see what electronics they simply can't live without. This week, we spoke to MacRumors Editor, Marianne Schultz, about her five favorite gadgets — and despite her Apple allegiances, only one iDevice made the list!

5 Audio Deals: $10 Headphones, Discounts on Harmon Kardon, Klipsch, Haier

While we didn't see a whole lot of choice audio deals this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there have been a few standout deals. Fortunately those deals are still active and offer some of the lowest prices we've seen on headphones, receivers, and more.

A Techie's Top 5: Adam Thompson of Digitizd Calls Out His Favorite Gadgets

The reins of Digitizd, a tech news site that offers insight into the constantly changing Web 2.0 landscape, have passed from David Pierce to Adam Thompson. We sat down with Thompson to get the scoop on his five favorite gadgets, with an emphasis on affordability over high-end.

A Techie's Top 5: The Verge's David Pierce Calls Out His Favorite Gadgets

Aimed at discussing the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture, The Verge has earned its place in tech world. And The Verge's Senior Reviews Editor David Pierce is no stranger to gadgets. In this week's installment of the Techie Top 5, we get the scoop on his must-have electronics.

Running in the Dark: Ways to Be Safe and Maintain Visibility

With the days rapidly growing shorter, runners face some safety issues when hitting the pavement in the waning hours of sunlight. To make the most of a long, evening or early morning run, make sure to gear up and take precautions to ensure your safety.

A Techie's Top 5: CNET's Molly Wood Gives Us Her Favorite Gadgets

The fearless and fun Molly Wood, Executive Editor at CNET, paused during her hectic schedule (is it ever slow in techland?) to share her five must-have gadgets with us.

The Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo Is Back with 5 More of His Favorite Gadgets

Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo is back with five more of his favorite gadgets. This week, he gives us the low-down on a must-have series of laptops, solar lights, and even a plush teddy bear speaker that dances as it plays music.

A Pro's Hi-Fi Must-Have Recording Studio Essentials

With experience as both a journalist and a musician, dealnews' Lou Carlozo weighs in his favorite audio gear that won't shatter your wallet.

From Jetpacks to Galaxys: The Tech Universe of Engadget's Darren Murph

While most of us scratch our heads as the big manufacturers foist countless digital goodies into the marketplace, intrepid journalists like Engadget's Darren Murph jump into the fray, ready to try, test, and pass judgment. Here are the top five gadgets he won't leave home without.

A Techie's Top 5 Must-Have Gadgets: Gazelle's Anthony Scarsella

Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, knows his gadgets, spending countless hours toying with what's new and what's worth your time. So who better to consult on five must-have gadgets? Here's his take on five items that have made his life easier, and more enjoyable.

Treat Dad on the Cheap with Some Father's Day Freebies

Sometimes we put so much focus on Mother's Day gifts that we run low on ideas (and perhaps funds) for dear old dad come Father's Day. Luckily though, cool freebies abound this Dia de Los Daddies, if you know where to look. We've got a list of free stuff that will make your pappy happy, and you won't have to expend mucho dinero to do it.

10 Cool Tools for Father's Day

Father's Day is just a few weeks away, and don't you want to bring a smile to your old man's face when he opens up the gift from you? Luckily, most guys are relatively easy to buy for; a new tool usually does the trick. We've compiled a list of 10 cool tools (at a variety of price points) that should delight the shade tree mechanic, the woodworker, or the ardent do-it-yourself on your list this year.

Big Audio Dynamite: Big-Sound, Low-Cost Car Stereo Components

Still looking to pump up the volume as you cruise along the highway of life? We've updated our car stereo guide to include new deals, so you can make sure your ride is capable of all that rockin'! Auto audio enthusiast Dan Leadbetter serves up advice and six car audio upgrades that'll boost your stereo system's sound without busting your wallet.