Get High-Fidelity Savings with These 5 Audio Deals

By , dealnews contributor

The explosion of gadgets and gizmos for listening to music, podcasts, and the like makes for a wide selection of goodies, and great deals. We found audio component deals on USB speakers, noise canceling headphones, and more. Don't forget to check out our other audio components deals for more.

  1. Pioneer Digital USB Speaker System
    Vendor: BuyDig
    Price: $16.99 via coupon code "EEM235" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $8

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, you'll enjoy quality sound without crushing your bank account. This speaker setup is perfect for plugging into your laptop. The speakers features a 90Hz to 20kHz frequency response, triple coil drivers, and more.

  2. Able Planet Clear Harmony Around-Ear Active Noise-Canceling Headphones
    Vendor: BuyDig
    Price: $79 via coupon code "POWER100" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: Listen to this Editors' Choice deal, and you'll save a cool $100 on some nice headphones. These noise-canceling over-the-ear 'phones feature active noise cancellation via two AA batteries (included). They also boast one airplane adapter, a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, and more. Plus, they operate as normal headphones when the noise cancellation function is turned off.

  3. Refurbished Vizio HD Virtual SRS Surround Sound Bar
    Vendor: newegg
    Price: $54.99 via coupon code "EMCNCHC39" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $15
    Expires: August 5

    Is It Worth It?: Available for newegg subscribers only, this sound bar filters 15 watts per channel into two channels, and features a frequency response of 60Hz to 20kHz. Its four 3" high-efficiency mid/bass transducers, two 3/4" high-performance aluminum neodymium tweeters, SRS TruSurroundHD, and SRS TruVolume, make for an unmistakable listening experience. The sound bar also includes a remote, and a 90-day Vizio warranty applies.

  4. JBL Tempo High-Performance In-Ear Headphones
    Vendor: World Wide Stereo
    Price: $12.49 via coupon code "BENSTIN" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $6
    Expires: August 5

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice deal comes with another coupon code, which cuts the price of these in-ear headphones in half. JBL designed the Tempo headphones and sleeves to block outside sound and thus deliver improved fidelity. They also feature silicone sleeves in three sizes, a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz, carrying pouch, and more.

  5. Altec Lansing Over Ear Headphones
    Price: $34.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $55

    Is It Worth It?: These headphones use tiny microphones to read outside noises — like airplane engines or ambient din — then produce an out-of-phase signal that reduces those noises in your headset. They feature 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, 40mm neodymium drivers, foldable design, multi-function controller, two choices of cable lengths, carry bag, and more.

Front page photo credit: MP3 Doctor

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at theChicago Tribune.

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Th negative reviews I mentioned are on other deal sites from people who bought them at discounted price. As a budget priced USB powered upgrade to laptop speakers, I would recommend the Logitech Z305. It's great that you were satifisfied though.
The point I was trying to make was that none of these products are high fidelity and although the author selected a catchy headline, its inaccurate, and does a disservice to consumers by making them expect more than they are getting.
I recently purchased the Pioneer USB speakers a few weeks ago and they are definitely an upgrade to laptop speakers, which is what they are designed for. They are portable and do not need to be plugged into an outlet which make them very useful. As for them not being reviewed well, I must disagree because they received very high reviews for usb speakers. The people who regretted buying them probably payed a substantial amount more for them and were expecting something higher end. Seeing that they are powered by your computer and do not have a sub you can't expect anything more than what they are intended for, and that is an upgrade from your built in laptop speakers.
I bought the refurbished Vizio VSB200 sound bar and Able Planet noise cancelling headphones on past deals (and at better prices than the current deals) and while I agree that they're tremendous values and a significant upgrade from speakers built into TVs and non-noise cancelling headphones, none of the products on this list would quality as high fidelity.  Perhaps especially in the case of the Pioneer USB speakers which weren't reviewed well on other sites and many of people regretted buying afterward, even at the deal price.  I know that it's out of fashion in the age of MP3s and cheap docking stations (not to mention the belt tightening from the economy), but I would like to see more deals on higher quality audio components.