Best Christmas Headphone Deals: Well-Reviewed Fostex Cans, Low by $130


Audiophiles are tough to shop for during the holidays. If your loved ones failed to deliver, we've got the deals on headphones your ears have been craving.

Fostex TH-500RPFostex TH-500RP Planar Magnetic Headphones
Store: Sonic Electronix via eBay
Price: $349 with free shipping
Lowest By: $130

Is It Worth It?: For the true audiophile who missed this incredible deal during Black Friday week, the Fostex TH-500RP is back and still an Editors' Choice pick. (They're also a $130 current low.) These well-reviewed open-back circumaural headphones feature planar magnetic copper foil diaphragms, aluminum cups, leather earpads, gold-plated plug, and a 20Hz to 30kHz frequency response.

TKSennheiser HD7 DJ Pro Headphones
Store: Adorama
Price: $129 with free shipping
Lowest By: $121

Is It Worth It?: If you're not quite ready to pay for the Fostex cans above, you can save almost as much on these Editors' Choice Sennheiser HD7 DJ Pro headphones. A $121 current low at $129, they feature a 8Hz to 30kHz frequency response, swiveling ear cups, coiled and straight detachable cables, and a protective case.

Samsung Level USamsung Level U Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Store: Newegg
Price: $24.99 via $5 mail-in rebate with free shipping
Lowest By: $5
Expires: December 30

Is It Worth It?: Redeem the rebate above to grab these Editors' Choice around-the-neck Bluetooth headphones for just $25. That's tied with last week's listing (which was $5 under our Black Friday week mention) and the best price we could find by $5. They feature magnetic ear buds, dual-mic noise reduction, one set of active ear gels, and two sets of hybrid ear gels.

Philips SHL3300Philips DJ Monitor Style Headphones
Store: Newegg
Price: $12.99 with 99 cents s&h
Lowest By: $12

Is It Worth It?: If you'd like try out a pair of DJ-inspired cans at a fraction of the genre's usual price, check out the Philips SHL3300. At $13, these Editors' Choice headphones won't put a dent in your budget, but they will save you $12. Featuring 40mm neodymium drivers, these closed-back headphones also boast DJ-style single-sided monitoring (for all those raves you're presumably hosting).

Panasonic DropsPanasonic Drops 360° In-Ear Headphones
Store: B&H Photo Video
Price: $17.49 with free shipping
Lowest By: $8

Is It Worth It?: An Editors' Choice pick at $17, these buds sport aluminum housings to purportedly reduce vibration and deliver clearer bass. Additional features include 12mm dual magnet drivers and a 5Hz to 25kHz frequency response.

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