Here's a look at some of our favorite portable speakers and headphones this holiday season.
Bigdeals via eBay offers the open-box Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for $24.93 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. It features a built-in microphone, 8 hours of play time, and water-resistance. Deal ends May 6.
No warranty information is provided.
BuyDig offers the Able Planet SH190 Traveler's Choice On-Ear Stereo Headphones in nine colors (Blue pictured) for $9.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $10.) Each pair features a detachable cable with inline volume control and 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response.
Adorama offers the Audio-Technica Monitor Headphones, model no. ATH-M70X, bundled with a pair of Tascam VL-S5 5" 2-Way Professional Studio Monitor Speakers, model no. VL-S5, for $329.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $299.99. With free shipping, that's $29 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this bundle. (It's also $299 below the best price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere.) The headphones feature 45mm drivers, a 5Hz to 40kHz frequency response, detachable 10-foot coiled cable, detachable 10-foot and 4-foot straight cables, and swiveling earcups. Each speaker features a 5.25" kevlar woofer, 1" silk dome tweeter, 60Hz to 22kHz frequency response, and shielded enclosure.
MP4 Nation offers the SoundMagic MP21 In-Ear Headphones for $22.50. Coupon code "fb2012fiver" drops them to $21.37. With free shipping, that's $22 below list and the lowest total price we could find, outside of the mention below. They feature an inline microphone and remote, 9mm drivers, four sets of ear tips, gold-plated plug, 15Hz to 22kHz frequencey response range, and travel pouch. Note: It ships from Hong Kong and should arrive in two to four weeks.
A close price: Massdrop offers them for $19.99 with $2.55 for shipping.
Harman Audio offers the JBL Spark Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker in Blue, model no. JBLSPARKBLUAM, or Red, model no. JBLSPARKREDAM, for $129.95. Coupon code "30SPARK" cuts it to $30. With free shipping, that's $5 under last month's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $31.) It features a stainless steel hanging hook and colorful power adapter. Deal ends May 10.
Harman Audio offers the JBL On Stage 400P Speaker Dock in Black, model no. OS-400PBLK, for $249.95. Coupon code "OS400PDEAL" drops it to $35. With free shipping, that's $215 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features a 30-pin jack for iPhones and iPods and an audio jack. Deal ends May 10.
Today only, CowBoom cuts $5 off orders of $5 or more via coupon code "FIESTA15". Plus, most orders qualify for free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last fall as the best sitewide dollar-off discount we've seen from CowBoom. Some exclusions may apply, such as Deal of the Day items.
iTechDeals via eBay offers the Baytek BigBox 2.0 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in four colors (Blue/Black pictured) for $20.99. Coupon code "DEALNEWS1" drops it to $16.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $23, although we saw it for $4 less in January. It features NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, MicroSD slot, and a rechargeable battery with about eight hours of playtime per charge. Deal ends May 8.
Fashionland2015 via eBay offers this Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker in Black, Green, White, or Yellow for $6.99 with free shipping. Outside of other eBay sellers, that's a buck below the lowest total price we could find for a comparable waterproof Bluetooth speaker elsewhere. (It's also the lowest price we've seen for such a speaker.) It features Bluetooth 3.0, IPX4 water resistance, and up to six hours of playing time.
Note: This item ships from mainland China and has an estimated shipping time of three to eight weeks.
Monster via eBay offers the Monster SuperStar BackFloat Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker in Neon Blue or Green bundled with a $25 eBay eGift Card for $149.95 with free shipping. Assuming you use the gift card, that's the lowest total price we could find by $25. It features a built-in speakerphone and rechargeable battery.