Whether you're settling in for a movie at home or listening to your favorite songs on the go, having the right audio equipment makes everything sound sweeter. These five Editors' Choice audio deals are sure to rock your world (but not your budget). Save $71 on a JBL floorstanding speaker, get a Polk Audio sound bar at $19 off, and score a $68 price low on a pair of refurbished Harman Kardon headphones.
JBL Studio 180 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker
Price: $79.99 via $20 mail-in rebate with $1.99 s&h
Lowest By: $71
Expires: April 26
Is It Worth It?: If you want to get the most out of your home theater setup, you really need a pair of floorstanding speakers. The JBL Studio 180 speaker delivers the rich, complex sound you crave, boasting a 1" tweeter, a 4" midrange speaker, a 6.5" woofer, and a frequency response of 45Hz to 22kHz. The rebate above drops this speaker to $80, saving you $71 and taking the sting out of buying two.
Polk Audio SurroundBar 2000 150-Watt Stereo Sound Bar
$99.99 with free shippingEXPIRED
Lowest By: $19
Expires: April 14
Is It Worth It?: Don't have the space for the speakers above? Streamlining the room-eating bulk of a full-blown home theater system, sound bars are the perfect option for smaller living rooms. The Polk Audio SurroundBar 2000 has dropped $20 since last week's Editors' Choice mention, and is now a $19 price low. This 31" soundbar puts out 150 watts RMS, and features dynamic balance and an on-board amplifier.
Refurbished Harman Kardon BT Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones
Store: Harman Audio
Price: $97 with free shipping
Lowest By: $68
Is It Worth It?: Audiophiles love Harman Kardon for its speakers, and now you can enjoy the same excellent audio quality in a pair of Bluetooth headphones. The retailer offers its factory-refurbished Harman Kardon BT headphones for $97, which is $68 under the price of a new pair. "Aside from its excellent fit and finish, the big thing the BT has going for it is its sound quality," CNET said. "It's a well-balanced headphone, with good clarity and tight bass, making it one of the better-sounding Bluetooth headphones currently available."
These headphones are covered by a 1-year Harman Kardon warranty.
180s Bluetooth Ear Warmers
Price: $32 with free shipping via coupon code "FW13GROUND"
Lowest By: $8
Is It Worth It?: We've left the winter weather behind, which means there's never been a better time to buy these 180s Bluetooth Ear Warmers. The behind-the-head, soft shell design of these ear warmers will keep your ears toasty while you wirelessly listen to music for up to eight hours on a full charge. At $32 with free shipping via coupon code "FW13GROUND", you'll save $48 off list price.
Beacon Audio Orion Headphones
Price: $11.99 via coupon code "FIFTHOFF" with $6.74 s&h
Lowest By: $21
Expires: April 13
Is It Worth It?: For a pair of wired headphones that offer tons of style without a lot of cost, check out the Beacon Audio Orion. They drop to $12 via coupon code "FIFTHOFF", saving you $21. Tunelab was impressed with the design of the Orion, saying that the headphones are "overall beautifully simplistic," and "the cable is the flat, tangle-free type with a 90° jack, both nice features." However, the reviewer notes that you might want to do a little modding to improve the sound quality.