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- Keep your phone in your pocket and your head up to the world with easy access to voice assistants for music, navigation, weather, and more
- Turn any space into a workplace With powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound, unrivaled voice pickup
- Personalize your environment with 11 levels of noise cancelling control distractions or let ambient sound in
- Access Alexa with the push of a button, or use the wake up word
- Optimized for the Google Assistant; Access your voice assistant with a simple button press
- Listen comfortably for hours a streamlined, lightweight stainless steel headband and angled ear cups make for a perfect fit
- Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time based power information
- Stay connected to the world without reaching for your phone; Intuitive touch controls on the ear cups keep everything simple
- Bose SimpleSync technology allows you to pair your headphones 700 with the Bose Soundbar 500 or 700 for a personal listening experience
- Model: 794297-0400
- UPC: 017817809818
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- In competitive gaming, sound is survival, and JBL knows great sound: From the thrill of tracking enemies in FPS games, to engaging in epic MOBA battles, the JBL Quantum 300 amplifies every victory on PC, Mac, Xbox, PS4 and Nintendo Switch
- Features JBL Quantum Surround sound technology which is engineered for accuracy and delivers immersive gaming audio for a competitive edge, so users never have to miss a step, shot or jump during gameplay
- JBL Quantum 300 gaming headset incorporates a boom microphone with echo cancelling technology, allowing users to focus on their teammates' voice rather than background noise, for crystal clear communication
- Memory foam ear cushions on the JBL Quantum 300 headset are covered in soft PU leather, providing comfort for marathon sessions, plus 3.5 mm and USB adapter connections for multi-platform gaming on PC, Mac, Xbox, PS4 and Nintendo Switch
- Items delivered: JBL Quantum 300 wired over ear gaming headset with boom mic in black, compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, mobile and VR
- Model: JBLQUANTUM300BLKAM
- UPC: 050036369596
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- JBL signature sound.
- 30 hours battery life | 2 hours recharging time
- Bluetooth technology.Bluetooth version 4.2
- Comfort-fit fabric headband
- Ambient aware and Talk thru technology
- Model: JBLLIVE500BTBLKAM
- UPC: 050036353687, 050036348010
Headphones: The Basics
Whether you’re working out, working from home, on a commute, or just kicking back, there’s a style of headphones that suits your needs. Here are a few helpful tips to finding the best headphone deals that will hit all the right notes.
Headphones for Your Workout
When bumping some tunes for motivation at the gym or on a run, you’ll be best suited to get a pair of bluetooth headphones. This will avoid that cable snaking its way from your smartphone to somewhere unsafe.
There are many form factors to choose from, including True Wireless Headphones, such as the popular Apple AirPods and Samsung Galaxy Buds. More traditional styles from Bose, Beats by Dr. Dre, and Sony are also a great choice.
Headphones for Your Commute
If you’re looking to block out a busy subway or loud engines, be on the lookout for headphones that either offer Active Noise Cancellation or passive isolation. Active Noise Cancellation digitally “cancels” a fair amount of background noises. In-ear monitors (IEMs) or closed-back over-ear headphones will offer varying levels of passive noise isolation.
Less noise from the outside world makes it easier to use your headphones at lower volumes — thus ensuring years of ear health. A couple popular options include the Bose QuietComfort series, and Sony’s top-of-class (albeit awkwardly named) WH-1000XM3.
Headphones for Your Office
Using your headphones in the office, or seated near your home stereo? While the options here are nearly unlimited, it’s worth considering your fellow coworkers. A closed-back, over-ear pair may be bulky, but they will ensure your cubicle cohabitants (or family members) don’t have to hear whatever music you’re jamming to.
It’s also worth noting that many of these larger headphones benefit from dedicated headphone amplifiers, standalone digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and other peripherals.
Whatever your main use will be, it’s important to note that there are headphone models and options across all ranges of budget, from a few bucks to hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars. And many times, one style of headphone will work for more than one use case.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Active Noise Cancellation?
In a nutshell, Active Noise Cancellation, or ANC, is a technology that uses small microphones (typically in the headphone’s shell) to monitor external noises. These mics then digitally create and project an opposite waveform, effectively lowering the perceived volume of the external noise. As such, it works best when the distracting noise is a constant hum (such as an airplane's engines) rather than an uneven and unexpected noise, like a talkative neighbor.
What’s the difference between earbuds and earphones?
Earbuds commonly refer to a style of portable headphone that rests just inside your ear, whereas earphones (or In-Ear Monitors) are designed to be carefully inserted into the ear canal. While some folks have an aversion to this idea, some benefits of IEMs include greater isolation and a better seal, resulting in improved sound quality. Additionally, the increased isolation from the outside world means you can listen comfortably at much lower (and safer) volumes.
What’s the difference between over-ear and on-ear headphones?
As the names imply, Over-Ear (or circumaural) headphones feature deep cups and earpads that completely surround the ears, whereas the earpads of On-Ear (or supra-aural) headphones will rest on your ear. (Seems, obvious, right?) Some listeners find over-ear more comfortable and less fatiguing to wear than on-ears, due to the less pressure exerted on sensitive ear cartilage.
What’s the difference between open and closed headphones?
You’ll often see “open-back” or “closed-back” used to describe a pair of headphones. This refers to the design of the cup, and how much air is allowed to move behind the driver. Generally speaking, in addition to isolation from external noises, closed-back headphones tend to offer better bass response. Open- or semi-open sets generally produce a wider soundstage and more realistic imaging.
William has been a part of the DealNews team since 2014. He started as a content writer, and has worn hats in a myriad of roles ever since - eventually becoming the head of the Travel team. In that role, he researches airfare, cruise, hotel, and vacation deals galore, and keeps tabs on industry trends. When he’s not sharing travel tips, William is the DealNews resident audio expert — often helping coworkers find the perfect set of headphones or speakers.