Headphones for All Noggins & Needs: Sportswear, Over-Ear, and In-Ear Models

By , dealnews contributor

If it's too loud, turn it down! Or, pop on a pair of headphones courtesy of this roundup. We've got an assortment of headphone deals that cover a broad swath of aural delights: in-ear headphones (by Nokia), sport earphones (by Sennheiser), and on-ear headphones (by V-MODA and Rosewill). Which ones are right for you? Listen up, if you will, and we'll sort through advantages of each pair.

  1. Sennheiser adidas MX 680 Sports Earphones
    Store: VM Innovations via eBay
    Price: $19.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: See those little black clips protruding from the top of each earbud? They keep these buds anchored in your ear during the most rough-and-tumble workouts. These headphones offer a "nice balance of improved listening experience, better stay-in-your-ear design, and rugged durability at a price point that will not break the bank." Features include DuPont Kevlar-reinforced cables, sweat- and water-resistant construction, volume control, various custom fit silicone earbud adapters, and frequency response of 18Hz to 20kHz.

  2. Nokia Purity by Monster In-Ear Stereo Headphones
    Store: ILM Sales via Amazon
    Price: $57.95 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $42

    Is It Worth It?: These Editors' choice headphones "come from the same Monster stable as the Beats by Dr. Dre range, but they have a slightly more mature sound." While the price has risen by $8 since we posted them yesterday, they're still the lowest price we could find by a full $42. This headset is available in three colors: Cyan, White, and Magenta. Weighing in at 10.4 ounces, they also feature a microphone, in-line controls, and a 3.5mm plug.

  3. Section 8 Daddy Yankee Earbud Headphones 3-Pack
    Store: Steel City Game
    Price: $7.95 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $7

    Is It Worth It?: If you want to display your Daddy Yankee loyalty, these earbuds should do the trick. Another thing to be proud of? Your bargain-hunting skills as these buds sold for $9.98 when we first listed them. Still, there's nothing fancy here, though you do get a 3-pack of in-ear headphones whose the sonic performance sounds impressive. These earbuds feature 10mm drivers, 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, and 16-ohm impedance.

  4. V-MODA True Blood Edition On-Ear Headphones bundled with $2 Amazon MP3 Credit
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $129.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $72

    Is It Worth It?: It's been a long time since we've seen hexagonal headphones, but these are about more that just stylish shape: On-ear headphones offer better isolation and comfortable padding that's ideal for extended listening time. This Editors' Choice pick features two 40mm dual diaphragm drivers, steel frame, metal shields, and an exoskeleton blood vial case.

  5. Rosewill Stereo Headphones
    Store: newegg
    Price: $9.99 via coupon code "EMCXPVR225" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: July 1

    Is It Worth It?: These over-the-ear headphones feature an adjustable headband and nearly five feet of cord make them great for iPod listening or playing video games. Their 20Hz to 20KHz range and 40mm drivers also mean you're in for powerful, immersive sound.

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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