Sale! $150 noise-cancelling headphones slashed to just $50

T7 Blast Noise-Cancelling Headphones

If you’re in the market for noise-cancelling headphones, then your timing couldn’t be better. For a limited time, the T7 Blast High Fidelity Bluetooth Headphones are on offer. Usually $150, they’re currently available for just $49.99. Jackpot.

These headsets are all about power. The meaty 57mm drivers ensure that you get an immersive listening experience, and the EDR-enhanced Bluetooth ensures that they don’t lose connection or lag.

With a muscular delivery, you’d expect battery life to suffer. Not so. The T7 Headphones feature a battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge, and a standby time of up to 150 hours. Add talk time of 10 hours into the mix as well, as the built-in mic allows you to make calls on the go.

To round off the package, cVc 6.0 active noise-cancellation ensures you can block out the world extremely effectively. You’re free to enjoy your tunes.

T7 Blast High Fidelity Bluetooth Headphones

The T7 noise-cancelling headphones at a glance:

  • cVc 6.0 active noise cancellation to block out distractions
  • Extended battery life lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge
  • Elite Bluetooth 4.2 with EDR
  • Built-in microphone
  • Powerful 57mm drivers

As with many of the deals we find, this is a temporary price drop, and the clock is ticking. You only have a matter of days to get these headphones for one-third of the usual price.

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Price drop! Grab these $200 noise-cancelling headphones for just $50

1Voice AXR Active Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Looking for a way to escape from the noise around you without breaking the bank? Pop on the 1Voice AXR Active Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones and surrender to the sound.

These over-the-ear headphones are perfect for those days when the world just won’t shut up. Thanks to the built-in, active noise-cancelling technology, they can eliminate 90 percent of outside sound. Car alarm giving you a headache? Baby on the plane won’t stop crying? The 1Voice AXR Headphones have your back.

Built to last up to 12 hours on a single charge, the 1Voice headphones will quickly become a must-have companion on your commutes, flights, and more.

Eliminate 90 percent of outside sound.

You can connect via Bluetooth or the 3.5mm jack for the ultimate flexibility. And most of all, you’ll get the most intimate listening experience around.

This handy headset has a retail value $200, you can slash 75 percent off the price and get the 1Voice AXR Active Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for just $50 right now.

This is a time-sensitive deal, so hit the button below to grab yourself a pair.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro may beat out new AirPods

Apple subsidiary Beats has just announced its debut true wireless earbuds, the Beats Powerbeats Pro. The earbuds sport an in-ear, hooked design that Beats fans will recognize from the Powerbeats 3. Just like it’s traditional wired counterpart, the Powerbeats Pro earbuds are intended for athletes and are sweat-resistant.

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As with the new AirPods, these earbuds use a Class 1 Bluetooth technology alongside the new H1 chip. They also boast nine hours of standalone playback time and support quick charging via the included Lightning cable. Beats posits that five minutes of charging affords 1.5 hours of playback. A slight 10-minute bump in charging time brings the earbuds to 4.5 hours of playback.

Physical controls are accessible from either earbud, meaning ambidextrous listeners will feel at home with the identical layout. Beats went a step ahead to deck out the earbuds with optical sensors which allow for the earbuds to automatically play or pause music when they’re inserted or removed.

The company also improved call performance with a speech-detecting accelerometer and two beamforming microphones housed within each earbud. The Beats Powerbeats Pro microphone array helps to lessen background noise, promoting greater voice clarity.

Beats Powerbeats Pro physical controls screenshot from Beats website.

Beats The earbuds feature identical controls for playback and volume.

The angled nozzles and cogent seal formed by the earbuds should result in better sound quality than the new AirPods, but our sister site SoundGuys.com will be sure to test that out as well as other metrics like real-world battery life and frequency response.

In the meantime, the Powerbeats Pro will be available in May via Apple’s online and brick and mortar stores. Listeners have four colorways to choose from, black, ivory, moss, and navy.

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Nab the Samsung Galaxy AKG headphones for just $9 with our promo codes

Some people have a huge budget for big brand headphones, but many of us just want a solid pair at a good price. For those of you in the second camp, you won’t find a better deal today than the Samsung Galaxy AKG headphones from just $9.

AKG is a respected manufacturer, and these headphones do a good job as standard wired buds. So much so in fact, that they’re the exact pair that come with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9, hence why they don’t come in their own box. The Samsung Galaxy S10 range of phones have retained the standard 3.5mm jack, so these $100 value buds still do the job.

Thanks to links with providers such as Verizon, our friends at Dailysteals have sourced a limited supply of these headphones. Don’t be fooled by the bulk packaging — they’re brand new and are waiting to be snapped up.

Samsung Galaxy AKG headphones

Given the retail value of the Samsung Galaxy AKG Headphones, they’re already a bargain on Dailysteals, and Android Authority readers can pick up a pair or two for even less. Here’s how:

For one pair of the headphones, add them to your cart at $11.99. At the checkout use the promo code AA1PK, and you’ll pay just $9.99.

For two pairs, which you might as well treat yourself to at these prices, use the promo code AA2PK. The price will drop from $21.99 to just $17.99.

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Deal: Snag 15% off Marshall headphones and listen in style

Marshall Minor II wireless earbuds in black on leather surface.

The Marshall Minor II earbuds have brass accents that make the important parts of the headphones pop out from the all-black design.

Marshall, the company whose guitar amplifier you likely imagine when thinking of rock concerts, announced that from now through March 4, 2019, at 12:00 PM CET, it’s offering a 15 percent discount to customers. Just pick your headphones or accessories and then use the coupon code listed below.

The promotion applies to many of the company’s products including the Minor II wireless earbuds, on which our sister site SoundGuys conducted a comprehensive review. These feature an ear loop design similar to that of the Google Pixel Buds, operate via Bluetooth 5.0, and provide 12 hours of constant playback on a single charge.

Of course, Marshall Headphones supplies more than just wireless earbuds. The promotion applies to its entire headphone lineup save for the Major II Bluetooth.

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Rather than listing out what audio products are included, it’s easier to list what’s excluded. Unfortunately, the promotion doesn’t apply to any products found on the site’s Special Offers page. That said, customers are still afforded plenty of options including the Action II Voice. This smart speaker comes with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant integration and sports Marshall’s signature vinyl covering.

Marshall fans may also apply the 15 percent promotional code to any accessories, including replacement ear cushions, cables, and filters. To take 15 percent off your purchase, use the promo code MARSHALL15 at checkout. This is only valid via the company’s website and may not be applied to previous purchases. What’s more, the offer validity is subject to a product’s availability, and shipping costs may still apply at checkout.

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JLab Epic Air Elite review: True-wireless earbuds with few compromises

JLab Epic Air Elite: The earbuds surrounded by water on a black table.

The IP55 JLab Epic Air Elite earbuds can withstand both dust and water.

There are few places more appropriate for truly wireless earbuds than a gym, which is exactly where the JLab Epic Air Elite feel most at home. The ear hook design is similar to that of the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100, but these sport a more svelte build. While $150 is substantial, the Epic Air Elite remains more affordable than its comparable competitors.

The full review is available at our sister site, SoundGuys.com.

What is JLab Epic Air Elite like?

JLab Epic Air Elite: The case open with the earbuds placed inside. The removable micro-USB to USB-A cable is detached from the case on a white table.

The charging cable is integrated into the case and is easy to remove for on-the-go charging.

Based on appearance alone, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish the Epic Air Elite from its predecessor the Epic Air. Both feature glossy touch-capacitive panels, a rubberized ear hook shape, and ergonomically angled nozzles. Where the Elite iteration diverges is with its reliable connectivity, a feat for true wireless technology.

The earbuds remain connected without signal skips within the listed 10-meter range, which can be attributed to the Class 1 Bluetooth 5.0 support. While there aren’t many shortcomings of these earbuds, you could cite the lack of high-quality Bluetooth codec support as an issue. In all fairness, these are workout earbuds, not studio headphones, so audio streaming quality likely takes a backseat to bass emphasis, connectivity, and a stable fit.

Due to the malleable ear hooks, stability is excellent. The IP55 earbuds stay secure while running, jumping rope, and during calisthenic exercises. To get the best fit, take a moment to experiment with the array of included earbuds. JLab provides eight pairs, and the wrong size can negatively impact sound quality and fit.

To get the best possible fit and sound quality, take a moment to test out which of the provided ear tips best suit you.

Battery life with these earbuds is excellent as the 2,600mAh charging case provides an additional 32 hours of playback. Standalone playback time for the earbuds is also exceptional at 5.16 hours according to SoundGuys’ objective testing. While the charging case takes up a bit of room compared to others, it can charge your smartphone, justifying the large size. Similar to the JLab JBuds Air, the microUSB charging cable is integrated into the case and wraps around the edge.

Related: Why true wireless connectivity is so bad

How do the earbuds sound?

JLab Epic Air Elite: A woman wearing the earbuds against a black background.

The JLab Epic Air Elite provide a bass-heavy sound, which is often preferred for exercise.

The JLab Epic Air Elite earbuds are as you’d expect workout earbuds to sound: bass-heavy. JLab provides listeners with three EQ options: JLab signature, balanced, and bass boost. Even with the balanced mode activated, which is the default preset, the low-end is audibly exaggerated.

That said, even with the emphatic bass emphasis, mid-range frequencies remain distinguished. There’s a bit of auditory masking as clarity isn’t the greatest, but again, this is forgivable since most listeners are using these earbuds to stay pumped during a workout, not to appreciate the nuances of a classical piece.

Perhaps the only disappointment regarding audio reproduction has to do with the treble response. If your music library contains a lot of cymbal crashes and violin solos, you may be surprised by how difficult it is to perceive treble frequencies with these earbuds.

Should you buy the JLab Epic Air Elite?

JLab Epic Air Elite: Top-down image of the earbuds with a Nintendo Switch controller in the bottom right corner of the image.

Listeners benefit from Class 1 Bluetooth 5.0, facilitating a 30-meter connectivity range.

Those interested in spending a bit more on workout earbuds but feel intimidated by the Bose SoundSport Free’s $200 price tag will enjoy these. Battery life and connectivity are stellar, and while the physical appearance may not be eye-catching, it’s discreet and sophisticated for the workout variety. If you’re enticed by these but feel it’s not worth spending $100-plus on exercise ‘buds, then the company’s Fit 2.0 may be more financially viable. Ultimately, though, the JLab Epic Air Elite is a great compromise with few compromises.

Next: Best workout earbuds 2019

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The best earbuds under $50

Cheap earbuds: Close-up of RHA MA390 earbuds on a wooden beam.

The best cheap earbuds are the RHA MA390.

Cheap earbuds litter city streets and occupy gas station walls, making them more ubiquitous than AirPods. Although we’re riding out a wave of wireless and true wireless earbuds, wired alternatives still have their place in our ears and in our bags. The problem with having so many options is that there is a lot of junk out there, making it a bit harder to find the gems. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best of what’s around as you gear up for some last-minute holiday shopping.

If you have a moment, we implore you to read the in-depth list at SoundGuys, which provides greater insight to those interested.

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Best all-around: RHA MA390

Cheap earbuds: RHA MA390 earbuds on wooden table with one earbud in background dangling over iPod Classic (silver).

The in-line microphone isn’t the best quality, but it works.

Reasons to consider the RHA MA390:

  • Despite the ~$30 price, the RHA MA390 sports aluminum housings, emulating a premium feel.
  • You’re allowed virtual assistant access via the integrated one-button microphone and remote.
  • The low-end frequencies are emphasized and reinforced by the solid seal created by dual-density silicone ear tips.
  • Listeners are afforded a three-year warranty.

Best workout: Creative Outlier One

cheap earbuds: Creative Outlier One on a wood surface.

Athletes who want to save some money on a good set of wireless earbuds will like the Outlier One.

Reasons to consider the Creative Outlier One:

Best wireless: SoundPeats Engine

Best earbuds under $50: SoundPeats Engine earbuds on black box with vase in left half of the image.

The SoundPeats Engine Wireless earbuds support aptX and aptX LL, and the magnetic housings are useful when not listening to the buds.

Reasons to consider the SoundPeats Engine:

Best durability: Shure SE112-GR

Cheap earbuds: Shure SE112 earbuds on white background.

These earbuds feature a boosted low-end.

Reasons to consider the Shure SE112-GR:

  • Shure, a legacy audio company, has been around for decades, and its SE112 earbuds feature the company’s bass-heavy house sound.
  • Stress relievers at the Y-splitter and descending from the earbuds are well-reinforced.
  • Despite the lack of a stiff ear hook component, these earbuds are meant to be worn around the ear. This mitigates microphonics, the phenomenon of cable vibrations traveling up to the earbuds.

Best bang for your buck: Panasonic Ergo Fit

Cheap earbuds: Red Panasonic Ergo Fit on white table.

These are great for listeners who just want cheap earbuds that work.

Reasons to consider the Panasonic Ergo Fit:

  • These earbuds usually retail for less than $10 and are available in 15 colorways.
  • The angled nozzles promote a more comfortable fit.
  • Sound quality for the price is surprisingly good.
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What you should consider before buying cheap earbuds

cheap earbuds - Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100: The earbuds in the case, which lays open, and flanked by two faux greenery pieces.

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 retails for $149.99 and includes more features than the products listed.

  • A cogent seal is an easy way to improve sound quality. If you can’t get a good seal from the included earbuds, investing in third-party ear tips is an easy, long-term solution.
  • Premium materials are usually the first to go. That said, the Outlier One still includes IPX4 water-resistance for running and exercising.
  • A bass-heavy frequency response is common, and often preferred, when it comes to cheap earbuds. If you’d like to EQ the sound, most phones allow users to do so.

Why you should trust SoundGuys

cheap earbuds - Woman wearing Aukey 7.1-Channel RGB gaming headphones.

Writers at SoundGuys respect that audio is both subjective and objective. In turn, they apply this philosophy to their reviews.

 
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SoundGuys is Android Authority’s sister site, and the writers often cross-over to cover topics on this site. No one on the SoundGuys team benefits from partnerships or referral purchases. Individually, each writer at SoundGuys has multiple years of experience keeping tabs on the consumer audio domain, informing their review and reporting styles. To get a more in-depth understanding of the inner workings, feel free to visit the SoundGuys ethics policy page.

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Everyone seems to be making high-end headphones except Google

Microsoft Surface Headphones Microsoft

  • Microsoft released a set of high-end wireless headphones at the end of 2018.
  • Now, both Apple and Sonos are reportedly also making premium over-ear headphones.
  • Why don’t high-end headphones made by Google exist?

In October last year, we found out that Microsoft had secretly developed a set of high-end over-the-ear headphones which eventually hit the market as Microsoft Surface Headphones. The noise-canceling cans are intended to directly compete with the industry-standards of the Bose QC35 and Sony WH-1000XM3.

Today, we’ve heard two new rumors regarding high-end headphones from major tech companies. The first is not-so-surprising, which is that premium speaker manufacturer Sonos is planning to release a set of headphones that will also likely compete with Bose’s and Sony’s flagships. Those could launch sometime in 2020.

Second, we heard a more surprising rumor, which is that Apple might be dipping its hat into the premium headphone market by releasing a pair of Apple-branded cans. This is surprising because Apple paid $3 billion for Beats in 2014 and has sold that brand’s products in its own stores and elsewhere ever since. In essence, a set of Apple headphones would place the company in competition with itself.

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Microsoft entered the ring last year, and now Sonos and Apple are likely getting into the premium headphones game, too. Meanwhile, general electronics companies like TCL are branching out into the budget and mid-tier market.

This all begets the question: where’s Google?

Granted, there are already two sets of Google headphones: the Google Pixel Buds and the Google Pixel USB-C earbuds. However, neither of these products would be considered high-end and neither have the premium aura that only over-ear, noise-canceling, totally wireless headphones can give. It also should be said that the Google Pixel Buds, in particular, didn’t get the greatest reviews.

The headphone market is crowded, yes, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping Apple. So why would it stop Google?

Google might not see any reason to get into the already-crowded premium headphone market, but this news from Apple and Sonos might force its hand, so to speak. After all, Apple’s iPhone revenue isn’t where the company would want it to be, so it needs new products to bring in new cash. If Apple makes a big push with a set of headphones that carry the Apple name, Google might have no choice but to respond if only to keep parity with the world’s most successful company.

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When you think about it, though, a set of premium Google headphones would likely do very well, especially if Google baked-in Google Assistant. And I’m not talking about having fast-access to Assistant on your phone through the headphones — I’m talking about Google Assistant working with the headphones even if your phone isn’t connected. Over-ear headphones would likely be big enough that Google could feasibly put enough hardware inside to make them kind of like a smart speaker you wear on your head.

That’s just an idea, but it does show that just because the premium headphone market is crowded doesn’t mean Google couldn’t offer something truly enticing.

What do you think? Would you buy a pair of Google-branded over-ear ‘phones if they were similarly priced to something like the Bose QC35? Let us know in the comments.

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Deal: 1More dual driver headphones now just $45.99

1More Dual Driver Headphones

If Santa didn’t bring you a new pair of headphones this Christmas, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. After all, you’re going to need some crystal clear sound to face that commute on Monday.

The 1More dual driver headphones might be just the thing. These high-powered, in-ear headphones are a perfect balance of top engineering and affordability, especially while this deal lasts.

The real selling point of these buds is the dual driver technology. Most headphones just use one driver, which is often an inadequate compromise between highs lows. The result is often distortion and loss of detail.

The 1More headphones split the workload across two specialized drivers. One is a balanced armature driver for sizzling clear highs, and the other is a state-of-the-art graphene driver for perfected definition and deep bass.1More Dual Driver Headphones

There are a host of other nice touches to these headphones too, such as Kevlar braided cable for extra durability.

1More dual driver headphones at a glance:

  • Upgraded drivers deliver an extremely accurate listening experience with unsurpassed clarity.
  • Aluminum alloy body comes with a Kevlar core braided cable for lasting durability and resilience.
  • Oblique-angled ear fittings naturally match your ear canals for added comfort.
  • Convenient in-line controls allow you to control volume, select songs, and take calls.
  • New and improved L-shaped 3.5mm plug provides added security and durability.

The 1More dual driver headphones have a retail value of around $60, but there’s a tasty promotion right now over at Tech Deals. Until Saturday, you can get the headphones for just $45.99.

The deal will be over before you know it, so don’t miss out. Hit the button below to find it.

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Price drop! Ventura wireless headphones now under $45

The Christmas sales start earlier every year, and we’re not complaining. We’ll continue to pick out the choice deals you might like, including the Ventura wireless headphones.

These $99 phones from Trndlabs are $49 at Tech Deals right now, but you can do even better than that with our promo code.

They won’t deliver in time for Christmas, but since you’re probably buying them for yourself anyway, who cares. You’ll need a long-lasting and stylish pair of headphones to get you through the long winter months ahead. At this price, the Ventura headphones are a solid choice.

What Tech Deals is saying:

The Ventura Wireless Headphones offer absolutely everything you want out of Bluetooth headphones. Boasting a high-end, leather black-on-black design, the adjustable band and chrome-like accents will complement any outfit. With 40mm drivers and a Bluetooth range of up to 10 meters, these headphones deliver sound and function at the top of their class.

Ventura wireless headphones at a glance:

  • Wear comfortably all day thanks to cushy, soft foam ear cups
  • Pair with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and move wirelessly
  • Control the volume, change tracks, and accept or reject calls with the concealed controls
  • Listen for longer with 10 hours of nonstop playback time

To get the best value on the Ventura wireless headphones, follow the link to Tech Deals and stick the headphones in your basket. At the checkout use the coupon code MERRY15. The total price you’ll pay is just $41.65.

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