Dr. Dre or Def Leppard? Headphones for Both the Rap and Rock Crowds

By , dealnews contributor

Headphones have been around for some time now — more than half a century — but their popularity just continues to explode. Chalk it up to the growth of MP3 players and streaming services, along with technology that's yielding better sound in smaller packages. They're also getting more stylish too, much to the delight of folks like Dr. Dre. As such, this roundup of headphone deals includes great buys on over-the-ear and in-ear sets.

  1. Section8 Def Leppard Earbud Headphones
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $2.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: So who's your favorite artist? Could it be Def Leppard (pictured)? Or Run DMC? Display your fandom with these Editors' Choice earbuds, which feature 10mm drivers, an impressive 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, and 16-ohm impedance. Looking for Aerosmith, or Notorius B.I.G. headphones?

  2. Panasonic DJ Street Model Headphones
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $24.95 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $3

    Is It Worth It?: Pocket-lint likes these headphones a bunch, noting that these "swish-looking headphones ... offer plenty of good points at a decent price." As such, this Editors' Choice deal is for Amazon Prime members, though non-members can spend $25 or more to qualify for free shipping. (Otherwise, shipping costs $5.74.) Available at this price in White, these headphones feature a 10Hz to 27kHz frequency response, 40mm neodymium drivers, and padded headband.

    Amazon also offers these in six additional colors from $25.18 with free shipping, with no Prime membership needed.

  3. Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones
    Store: eXpansys
    Price: $129.99 via coupon code "10BEATS" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $19

    Is It Worth It?: Dr. Dre's Monster Beats "offer a killer, travel-friendly design that's sure to turn heads," with their ControlTalk function and folding design. They also come with a carry pouch, cleaning cloth, and more. check out our Beats By Dre. Buying Guide to find the pair that's right for you.

  4. Sony Stereo Headset with iPod / iPhone Remote
    Store: All4Cellular
    Price: $14.95 with $2 s&h
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: June 7

    Is It Worth It?: Sony makes high-quality audio gear to be sure, but this deal won't last nearly as long as their reputation: It ends today. Features include 9mm drivers, a frequency response of 6Hz to 23kHz (that's beyond the spectrum of human hearing) they come with three sizes of earbuds and an in-line remote that is compatible with iPhones and iPods.

  5. Rosewill Circumaural Multimedia Stereo Headset
    Store: newegg
    Price: $4.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: These headphones have earpads that encompass the ears and are a bargain: Just $5. They feature a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, 3.5mm connector, inline volume control, and 6-foot cord. Ideally suited for gamers, this headset is also compatible with Windows 7 devices.

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.

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