Pamper Your Ears: 5 Editors' Choice, High End Headphone Deals


Do you refuse to watch movies on anything but THX-certified equipment? Do you wear close-backed circumaural headphones everywhere — on the subway, swimming, dodging in and out of busy traffic? Then you might be an audiophile, and no standard-issue earbuds will do it for you. Luckily, this week's best headphone deals include five Editors' Choice deals on high-end options.

  1. SennheiserSennheiser RS 220 Wireless Headphones with Dock
    Store: VM Innovations
    Price: $279.99 via coupon code "RSEN14" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: CNET calls these circumaural headphones "the best wireless headphones on the planet." The reviewer griped about their price tag — but that was at list price of $600. This is a steal at $279.99 instead — with free shipping, that's $20 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low of $20, although most merchants charge closer to $400.)

    The headphones feature Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology and a frequency response of 16-22kHz. The docking station has optical and coaxial digital audio inputs and a pair of analog RCA jacks.

  2. BoseBose OE2 Stereo Headphones
    Store: Fry's
    Price: $79.99 with free shipping in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $24

    Is It Worth It?: If "the best on the planet" is beyond your needs (and your budget), then these on-ear headphones from Bose might be a better fit. CNET (again) praises the OE2's lightweight fold-up design, comfort and great sound. This is tied for the best price we've every seen for this model. Features include a carrying case, detachable cable, and adjustable headband.

  3. BoseBose IE2 In-Ear Headphones
    Store: Fry's
    Price: $59.95 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: High end earbuds? You bet. "The eartips on the IE2 offer supreme, are-they-even-in-my-ear comfort coupled with booming bass and crisp highs," writes PC Mag, which says the IE2's offer great value even at $100. But with this deal, they can be yours for 40% less. That's $7 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest price we've seen.

    The IE2 feature an angled plug, three sizes of ear tips, and carry case.

  4. BoseBose MIE2i Mobile Headset
    Store: Fry's
    Price: $79.99 in cart with free shipping in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $24

    Is It Worth It?: Thanks to an in-ear design that doesn't go all the way to the ear canal, the MIE2i offers superior comfort with a sound that's still "chunky" and "full-bodied," according to WhatHiFi. With a built-in mic, the MIE2i is perfect for the music lover who still needs a compact pair of earbuds, and the ability to interrupt their listening for a phone call.

    This price appears in cart. The MIE21 features an in-line microphone, three sizes of silicone ear tips, and a protective carrying case.

  5. Harmon KardonHarman Kardon NI In-Ear Headphones
    Store: Harman Kardon
    Price: $18.99 with coupon code "NIHK18" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $53
    Expires: September 21

    Is It Worth It?: Can headphones really be considered high-end if they cost less than $20? If they're earbuds from venerated audio house Harman Kardon they can. And down from original prices of up to $100, these offer a great value for what you're now paying. At $18.99, they're $1 below our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we've seen.

    They feature 9mm drivers, a 3-button remote, and 3.6-foot cord.

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DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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