Bluetooth headphones

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Pump up your summer jams with these on-ear JBL wireless headphones for $25

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Save 49% on quality JBL wireless headphones.
Comfort and sound combine with these $25 wireless on-ear headphones.
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JBL Tune 510BT wireless headphones were made with comfort in mind. If you don’t like earbud-style audio devices because they can hurt your ears after a while, these wireless on-ear ones offer a more comfortable alternative. Plus, they’re lightweight and foldable, so they’re perfect for on-the-go listening.

For a limited time, you can get a new, open-box set of JBL Tune 510BT wireless headphones for just $24.99. That’s a 49% discount off the regular price of $49.

Yes, you can get genuine Beats Studio Pro headphones for just $180

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Don't buy knockoffs! Get real Beats headphones for under $180.
These $179.99 noise-canceling Beats headphones are the real deal.
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If you buy enough stuff on the internet, you cultivate a healthy skepticism when deals sound too good to be true. That’s especially true when it comes to name-brand tech — like, for instance, when you see Beats headphones on sale.

Audio gear from Beats (a company Apple acquired for $3 billion a decade ago) has been popular for so long that third-party sellers have made a cottage industry out of Beats knockoffs.

But there’s nothing like the real thing, and Cult of Mac Deals has limited stock of authentic Beats Studio Pro headphones for just $179.99. That price is almost half off the MSRP of $349. And that discount is possible because these Beats headphones, released in 2023, are “new open box” inventory.

Is the world ready for vacuum-tube wireless headphones?

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These new cans try to pub back some of the warmth and realism that digital compression takes away.
These new cans try to restore some of the warmth and realism that digital compression takes away.
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This post’s headline sounds like a joke, invoking technology used in antique radios, TVs and amplifiers, but the wireless headphones behind it seem entirely serious.

“écoute: the world’s only vacuum tube headphones, designed to compensate for the deficiencies of digital listening,” say the Indiegogo and Kickstarter funding-campaign pages. The French word “écoute” translates to “listen” in English.

These $34 bone-conduction headphones won’t clog your ears

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Listen safely almost anywhere with these $34 open ear headphones.
Keep your earholes free with these headphones' bone-conduction technology.
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We all love to listen to music, and personal audio gear has evolved in many ways over the decades. For the most part, improvements in the tech have been focused on sound quality and portability. But these Open Ear Induction Stereo Wireless Headphones finally make a relatively new feature affordable.

For only $33.99 (regularly $109), you can have the ability to hear your tunes and the outside world without one disturbing the other.

World’s first lossless Wi-Fi headphones come from unexpected place

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HED Unity lossless Wi-Fi headphones come with a hefty price tag -- $2,199.
HED Unity lossless Wi-Fi headphones come with a hefty price tag -- $2,199.
Photo: HED Technologies

Rumors swirled over the past few years that Sonos would take on Apple’s AirPods Max by releasing its first headphones, possibly with Wi-Fi in addition to Bluetooth. But a little-known Swiss startup has beaten both companies to the punch with a pricey new set of cans.

HED Technologies recently unveiled HED Unity, the world’s first wireless headphones to offer lossless, high-resolution audio streaming over a local Wi-Fi network at up to 24bit/96kHz.

FCC leak suggests Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones coming soon

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The Bose QuietComfort 45s look like 35s on the outside, but audio and Bluetooth improvements are expected on the inside.
The Bose QuietComfort 45s look like 35s on the outside, but audio and Bluetooth improvements are expected on the inside.
Photo: FCC/Bose

A Federal Communications Commission certification reveals Bose may be about to roll out a long-awaited new version of its classic noise-canceling headphones. The company’s popular but long-in-the-tooth QuietComfort 35 and 35 II headphones appear to have a new sibling or, more likely, replacement: new Bose QuietComfort 45 over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation.

And the new headphones could arrive quite soon, bringing no telling what sort of upgrades to ANC, Bluetooth and audio quality.

Save big on Beats Solo Pro noise-canceling headphones

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Beats Solo Pro
Don't miss this great buy on Beats noise-canceling headphones.
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Beats headphones set the standard for listening before Apple bought the company six years ago. Since then, Cupertino’s $3 billion acquisition has resulted in a slew of new products with Apple’s proprietary tech integrated into the Beats lineup for a seamless audio experience.

That means Beats fans know what to expect when using their headphones with Apple devices: smooth performance, excellent sound quality and thoughtful design. These Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones are no exception. That’s why they earned 4.7/5 stars on Amazon out of 5,520 reviews. And now Cult of Mac Deals can offer these headphones at a massive 46% discount.

AirPods Max will excite your ears, dazzle your eyes and empty your wallet [Review]

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AirPods Max review: Apple's new noise-canceling headphones truly put the
Apple's new noise-canceling headphones truly put the "pod" in AirPods.
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With a sleek design and some sweet Apple magic, AirPods Pro Max headphones look great, sound exciting and reward those in the Apple ecosystem.

However, the hefty $549 price tag, some quirky design decisions and some very real limitations mean they’re not right for absolutely everyone.

AirPods Max: Apple’s new over-ear headphones look fantastic but mighty pricey

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AirPods Max are available to order for $549.
AirPods Max, the first over-the-ear headphones sold under the Apple brand, combine a custom acoustic design with Apple H1 chips and advanced software.
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Apple expanded its popular AirPods lineup Tuesday, unveiling a new over-the-ear model dubbed AirPods Max.

The high-end headphones promise to deliver “the magic of AirPods” in an all-new design. They boast high-fidelity, spatial audio and active noise cancellation like AirPods Pro. And they come in five colors. They’re available to order today, priced at $549.

Productively work from home with these affordable, smart noise-canceling headphones [Deals]

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Mu Noise Headphones
Listen to your playlists in comfort, full fidelity and sans distractions with these top-notch Bluetooth headphones.
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Keeping distractions at bay is harder than ever, especially if you’re working from home. That makes noise-canceling headphones an essential tool for productivity (or just keeping your sanity).

If you don’t already own a set, this is your chance. We’ve got deals on smart noise-canceling headphones that won’t drain your bank account.

Defeat distractions with noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones [Deals]

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BesDio Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
Top notch noise cancellation, 30 hour battery life, and total comfort make these the perfect headphones for dodging distractions.
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Remote work means lots of potential distractions, even if it’s from the comfort of home. Family, neighbors, the TV in another room — there are plenty of ways to lose focus. So during the COVID-19 lockdown, noise-canceling headphones are an essential way to keep distractions at bay.

AirPods sales spike means total market domination

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AirPods and AirPods Pro outsell all rivals by a wide margin.
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Apple sold almost 60 million AirPods wireless headphones in 2019, according to a market-analysts firm. That’s a dramatic increase from the 35 million the company is estimated to have sold the year before.

And Apple took the lion’s share of 2019 sales of totally wireless (TWS) headsets.

Browse an awesome roundup of Bluetooth headphones under $100 [Deals]

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Wireless Headphones Under $100
We've rounded up some of the best Bluetooth headphones out there, each for well under 100 bucks.
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Bluetooth headphones are the best way to enjoy personal audio. Obviously, they’ve got no wires to untangle. And the technology has advanced to the point where they sound as good as cabled alternatives — plus they add tons of additional features.

There are also many models to choose from — including those high-priced new AirPods Pro — so we rounded up some of the best deals we could find. Even better, each one of these great Bluetooth headphones costs well under $100.

Pro or no: Which AirPods should you get?

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AirPods vs. AirPods Pro: Which is better? Feature-packed, or sleek and simple?
Which is better? Feature-packed, or sleek and simple?
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Apple’s AirPods are brilliant. They’re incredibly convenient, sleek and offer pretty good sound. They also add a layer of functionality you don’t get with many other Bluetooth headphones or earbuds. And I’m not even talking about the new AirPods Pro.

So, now that Apple expanded the AirPods line to include both the standard AirPods, and the pricier (although more feature-packed) AirPods Pro, choosing the right option might not seem so clear. How do you choose the AirPods that are best for your life?

These discounted noise-canceling headphones are perfect for any occasion [Deals]

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Z2 Headphones
This set of over-ear, noise-cancelling headphones last for 35 hours on a single charge.
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Few things get quite as much use as our headphones. We use them for music and podcasts on the commute or at the gym, calls at work or at home, or just to watch the YouTube video a friend randomly sends along. No matter where or why, it pays to have a set of headphones that’ll last, and that cut out distractions. We’ve got just that set, at a massive discount.

Soundcore takes 6 shots at AirPods with new earbuds lineup

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The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro brings high-end audio, thanks to a coaxial driver setup.
The Liberty 2 Pro brings high-end audio, thanks to a coaxial driver setup.
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Soundcore wants to “democratize premium audio” with its new Bluetooth earbuds. The new wireless headphones continue the company’s pursuit of delivering quality products at affordable price points.

“It’s a value proposition for us,” said Soundcore rep Adam Weissman in a demo at the Cult of Mac offices in San Francisco. He showed off two lines of headphones — one for regular audio fans and one for fitness fiends. All the new models deliver features similar to AirPods, but at price points far below Apple’s smash-hit product.

Get wireless Bluetooth headphones with a price as great as their sound [Deals]

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Sinji Headphones

If you’re in the market for a set of headphones, you want them to sound great, regardless of how much you plan to pay. So if you find a pair that delivers premium quality sound at a steeply discounted price, that deal should get a serious look. For your serious consideration, the Sinji Bluetooth Headphones offer top-notch audio coupled with portability and convenience, all accessible easily with Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.

Score a sweet set of Bluetooth headphones for about $20 [Deals]

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This set of Bluetooth headphones comes delivers great audio, long range, and a 6-hour battery life.
This set of Bluetooth headphones comes delivers great audio, long range, and a 6-hour battery life.
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When it comes to convenient, portable audio, Bluetooth earphones is the way to go. Unfortunately though, you usually have to weigh comfort and audio quality against price. Not so with this set of long-lasting, high quality, massively discounted over-ear headphones.

Snag awesome stocking stuffers for the Apple fans in your life [Deals]

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Pick up premium, portable tech gear for your loved ones, at massive discounts.
Pick up premium, portable tech gear for your loved ones, at massive discounts.
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Just like every year, the holidays hit us before we know it. So to make sure you aren’t caught without anything to offer the Apple fans and other tech types in your life, we’ve rounded up five great deals on stocking stuffers that are sure to please.

We’ve got ultra-tough charging cables, adapters to make any headphones wireless, high-end power bricks, and plenty more. Everything is discounted by a third or more!

Save on highly reviewed noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones [Deals]

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These Bluetooth over-ears sport noise cancellation and a 30 hour battery life, making them the perfect travel companion.
These Bluetooth over-ears sport noise cancellation and a 30 hour battery life, making them the perfect travel companion.
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Let’s be honest. For most of us, traveling is more about the sights than the sounds. On the plane, train or out in the world, noise-canceling headphones make it easy to be alone with your music or shows. Black Friday approaches, so it’s a great time to get a set for a fraction of the usual price.

Stock up on travel-ready gear and gadgets [Deals]

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Stock up on travel ready gear, from portable chargers to refurbished iPads and more.
Stock up on travel ready gear, from portable chargers to refurbished iPads and more.
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Whether you’re a snowbird escaping the winter weather or just traveling for work, we’ve got some of the best deals on gear to bring on your next trip. There’s an affordable set of noise canceling headphones, an A/C ready power pack, even refurbished iPads, and lots more. Everything in this roundup is discounted significantly, so read on for more details:

Gear up and upgrade your health routine [Deals]

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We've rounded up some of the best deals on gear that'll enhance your active life.
We've rounded up some of the best deals on gear that'll enhance your active life.
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The more technology enters our lives, the harder it can be to stay physically active. So, to help keep healthy, we’ve rounded up some of the best tech for staying fit. We’ve got workout-ready Bluetooth earbuds, a year of online personal training, a portable home gym, and a fitness-oriented smartwatch. Most are discounted by more than half, read on for more details: