Everyone knows the work day goes by a lot faster if you're rocking out to your favorite tunes, but some co-workers just can't appreciate the subtle poetry of Amon Amarth's "Death in Fire." To help you avoid any workplace disputes, we've rounded up five Editors' Choice headphones deals. Score a free pair of Sentry earbuds, get an all-time price low on some Denon in-ear headphones, or save $100 on a pair of Monster cans.
Sentry Talk-Buds Metal Earbuds
Store: Fry's Electronics
Price: $0 via $10 mail-in rebate with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $10
Expires: February 28
Is It Worth It?: A cheap pair of earbuds can turn an excruciatingly long and boring work day into something almost pleasant. The Sentry Talk-Buds, available in Blue, Black, Pink, or Red, take that a step further by becoming basically free after you redeem the rebate above. That's a savings of $10, assuming you'll pick up a pair from your local Fry's. These entry-level earbuds sport a microphone, in-line volume controls, and a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz.
Denon In-Ear Headphones
Store: World Wide Stereo via Sears
Price: $22.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $6
Is It Worth It?: If you've tried in-ear headphones before and found them disappointing, you might have been wearing them wrong. Give the style another chance with these Denon in-ear headphones in Black for just $23, a $7 drop since our last mention. These headphones include four sizes of earpads for a perfect fit, a microphone, and in-line controls. They also boast 9mm diaphragms with neodymium magnets that provide excellent sound quality with reduced power consumption.
Soul Electronics Noise-Canceling Headphones
Store: AV House via Amazon
Price: $79.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $140
Is It Worth It?: If your office (or commute) is particularly noisy, a pair of noise-canceling headphones can be an investment in sanity. You'll save $140 on these noise-canceling cans from Soul Electronics in Black/White. Their over-ear design with full ear cup articulation ensures you'll hear every beat from the 40mm drivers. Plus, the tangle-free cable and carrying pouch make for easy on-the-go use.
Ferrari by Logic3 Scuderia Collection Headphones
Price: $99 via $20 mail-in rebate with free shipping
Lowest By: $319
Expires: March 2
Is It Worth It?: Should you be looking for a little more luxury from your noise-canceling headphones, you'll want to opt for the Ferrari by Logic3 Scuderia headphones in White. With a collapsible design, ultra-soft ear pads, and 40mm drivers, these stylish headphones make a statement without sacrificing utility. A whopping $319 price low when you redeem the rebate above, these distinctive headphones also deliver serious savings.
Monster Inspiration Passive Over-Ear Headphones
Store: Monster Products via eBay
Price: $99.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $100
Is It Worth It?: If active noise cancellation isn't a big deal to you, opt for noise isolation instead and choose these Monster Inspiration over-ear headphones in Black. At $100, they're a $100 savings and possibly a better value than this collection's active noise-canceling version. "I got a chance to compare the passive Inspiration model with the more expensive active noise-canceling Inspirations," CNET's reviewer said. "While I liked the active noise-canceling model (I thought the noise cancellation worked well), this model offered slightly cleaner sound."