Based on the revered Fostex T50RP MKIII, these over-the-ear cans offer exceptional sound thanks to their planar-magnetic drivers, and have Dekoni Elite Hybrid ear pads which help reduce fatigue, extend bass response, and are made from high-density memory foam. This special price is available from Drop for a limited time.
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Give your over-the-ear headphones a proper place to rest when you’re not wearing them. This handmade stand from AmbiColoredLight features a head-shaped sandalwood-veneered base. At its center is a light-up acrylic porthole that displays a laser-etched waveform graphic that can change colors to suit your mood.
Motorola Escape 500 ANC Headphones let you tune out the world with noise cancellation, or connect with Alexa, Siri, and Google voice assistants. The Bluetooth-enabled, over-ear wireless headphones provide 12 hours of playtime, and pair with the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app for extra perks.
Estonian design shop Udrik’s playful metal stand provides the perfect place to store your over-the-ear headphones. Serving as both a work of modern art and a functional accessory, the powder-coated steel and oak stand resembles an abstract human who is happy to wear your cans when you’re not using them.
They’re not cheap, but Apple’s $549 over-the-ear wireless cans sure look slick. We haven’t heard them yet, but Apple touts ultra-low distortion sound with deep bass, accurate mids, and crisp highs. A 10-core audio processor cancels outside noise, adapts sound based on fit, and enables spatial sound. Available in five colors.
Motorola’s innovative Tech3 earbuds combine three styles in one headphone: true wireless, sport loop, and wired via a 3.5mm stereo plug. They offer easy operation with one-step pairing and tangle-free cord storage. Coupled with the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app, assistance features can even help find lost earbuds.
HC Gamerlife’s over-the-ear gaming headset cranks out big, dynamic sounds, and are built with longevity in mind. Gamers rave about their sound quality, comfort, and build quality. They feature a metal frame, real leather ear pads, and come with a removable mic for online chats. Save 45% in The Awesomer Shop.
Audio experts Focal teamed up with automaker Bentley to create these ultra-luxe, closed-back cans. They feature full-grain leather, an aluminum yoke, diamond-motif grilles, along with the Bentley wings logo and copper accents. Their 1-5/8″ drivers kick out rich and dynamic sounds with deep bass and clean mids and highs.
Drop teamed up with Beyerdynamic to create these special edition DT 1770 PRO headphones. Their 45-millimeter Tesla drivers punch out great dynamic range and thumpy bass, and with 32-ohm impedance, they work with portable devices without an external amp. Their comfy ear cups include sheepskin and velour Dekoni earpads.
Drop took the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset and made it lighter and more affordable. The GMR-54X-ISO features the same audiophile-grade 3D sound as the 540. It also has a detachable cable with inline mic, while the detachable boom mic has a new mute and volume switch.
More and more devices have done away with the headphone jack, insisting on a wireless connection. But if you want the sound quality of a hardwired connection, grab this stainless steel adapter from ddHiFi that converts the USB-C port on mobile devices into a 3.5mm audio jack. They also make a Lightning version.
Audiophiles looking for great sound often turn to headphones with planar magnetic drivers. SendyAudio’s cans incorporate this tech for crisp, clean, and natural sound with stellar frequency response. They feature real zebra wood housings, and come in a leather carrying case. Special price from Drop through 7.13.20.
Cinera is working on a new head-mounted 5K display for immersive, private video viewing. Using tiny microOLED screens, it’s less cumbersome than other systems, and offers impressive contrast and color rendition. It has Dolby Digital 5.1 surround headphones, and adjustable diopters so you can wear it without glasses on.
These closed back headphones sound exceptional, and look amazing in this special deep matte espresso finish. They feature Meze’s iconic wood ear cups, CNC-carved from walnut, along with crisp and punchy 40mm drivers that achieve smooth frequency response from 15 Hz to 25 kHz.
Planar magnetic drivers are known for their precise and detailed sound reproduction, but they’re typically reserved for big over-the-ear headphones. Linsoul brings the tech to an in-ear monitor, offering an incredible 5Hz to 50kHz frequency response range. Special price available from Drop for a limited time.
SIVGA’s headphones offer exceptional sound and style for less than a hundred bucks. Their open back design produces a wide soundstage, and and they have real wood shells, detachable audio cables, a padded leather headband, and swivel earcups which can rotate up to 180º for single-ear monitoring.
Skullcandy’s basic Bluetooth headphones are such a bargain you can keep several spare pairs in case you lose one. They offer up to 6 hours of playtime per charge, kick out clean and crisp sounds, and have an inline microphone for making phone calls. Save 56% in The Awesomer Shop.
When it comes to headphones, planar magnetic drivers offer some of the best sound you can get. Linsoul’s cans not only pack these drivers, but are wrapped up in real wood enclosures, with memory foam ear cushions, and a stainless steel expansion bracket for a luxurious look. Deal available from Drop through 4/8/20.
Want some extra boom to rattle your brain? These Sony MDR-XB650BT over-ear wireless headphones kick out lots of thump with their Extra Bass capability. They feature Bluetooth connectivity and NFC pairing, and will run for up to 30 hours per charge. This new, open box deal saves you 53% off the original price.
Fans of classic video games will recognize this guy as Blinky, the pixelated red ghost from Pac-Man. Here, he’s serving a useful purpose by giving your headphones a place to rest when you’re not wearing them. Handmade from baltic birch, sanded smooth, and painted by artist BalticPrime. Also available as a scared blue ghost.
Based on the 1984 classic lightweight headphones, Koss and Drop teamed up to build a new version, designed for better durability, with modern components, and an inline mic for calls. They weigh just 2 ounces, and have an adjustable comfort band, and offer an impressive 15 Hz–25 kHz frequency response.
Give your ears a treat with GSK’s lightweight in-ear headphones, which offer clean sounds without wires. With Bluetooth 5.0 + EDR connectivity, you’ll get clear audio, and 4 to 6 hours of playtime per charge. They’re a great, low-price alternative to AirPods, and 70% off their original price in The Awesomer Shop.
These true wireless headphones are designed to provide a great listening experience while your work out. They’re IPX6 waterproof to resist sweat, and offer a variety of ear-tips to ensure a good fit. They run for 5h per charge, while the case offers 25h of rechargers. Save an extra 15% with code PRESIDENT15 (expires 2/18/20)
Enthusiast gear retailer DROP teamed up with THX to create the ultimate Bluetooth headphone. These cans have phase-correct planar ribbon drivers, a low-noise THX AAA amplifier circuit, and Sony’s LDAC wireless codec to produce audiophile sound without wires. They offer 30+ hour battery life, and can be run via a passive wired connection.
These true wireless in-ear headphones are a great low-price alternative to Apple’s spendy AirPods. They offer Bluetooth 5.0 tech for power efficiency and clear audio, and hold firmly in your ears. They play for 10 hours per charge, and can juice up three more times with their charging case. Save 53% in The Awesomer Shop.
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