If you're feeling a certain buzz of excited anticipation in the air, it's likely because Amazon Prime Day is almost here. As Americans from coast to coast know, it's the day the nation's largest online retailer launches its own self-contained Black Friday, slashing prices on virtually anything and everything they can get their hands on.
While everyone loves a bargain, it's also probably a good time to point out that discounts — even insanely good discounts — are happening around you all the time if you know where to look.
Thankfully, the Boing Boing Store does. For example, if you need a killer new set of earbuds, there's no need to wait for Prime Day because we've compiled 20, count 'em, 20 fantastic deals on premium earbuds for a multitude of price ranges.
And even better, you can take an additional 20 percent off the already discounted prices when you enter the coupon code OCTSALE20 during checkout.
Nobody wants cables and distractions, so these powerful and compact earbuds don't have either. Quick Pair and Bluetooth 5.0 technologies combine for fast auto-pairing and crisp sound for up to 5 hours on a single charge. And there's a special hydrophobic nano-coating that guards the buds against sweat, dust and other grime.
With an extra layer of silicone waterproof casing, you can use these earbuds where few have gone before — the pool. Wear 'em while swimming, taking a shower, or doing any outdoor activity and enjoy 4 to 6 hours of distortion-free, error-free music playback. The earphones also include a built-in mic so you can answer and make phone calls or give your digital assistant voice commands.
Packed with crystal clear HD quality sound and a resounding bass, these sporty buds serve up rich audio and its own noise-canceling tech to enhance the experience. Ergonomically suited to contour to your ear, the XFit features a single button for handling all your most pivotal operations from switching tracks to adjusting the volume to checking in with Siri.
Traveling, biking or just hanging around the house, these wireless earbuds with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity will keep the music pumping. And with the foam eartips, they're as comfortable as any in your ear for hours on end could be. The accompanying charging case will keep the buds charged and protected at all times, combining for an impressive 22 hours of playback time.
Lightweight with a secure fit and rich stereo sound, the VerveBuds 200 are engineered to a user's needs. Choose between three eartips for the perfect sized earpiece, and if you want a little extra security, hook these buds to the included neck strap and they become a loop-style headset that won't get lost. With up to 10 hours of playtime, these waterproof earbuds are easy wireless music anytime, anywhere.
With their exclusive LinearFlux DL02 Immersive Sound Engine, these earphones feature enhanced music clarity and bass while you stream your favorite HD streaming services from Apple Music to Spotify to Pandora. With Bluetooth 5.0 technology, a multi-beam mic for optimal call sound quality and one-touch voice assistant support, you can get over 24 hours of music when coupled with its stylish charging case.
A 2020 CES Innovation Awards honoree, EarFun Free is anything but middle of the road. Powered by a 6mm graphene driver array, you get booming deep bass and premium sound, while the IPX7 waterproof rating and innovative SweatShield technology offer full protection along with an ultra-comfortable fit.
Comfort is the name of the game with the PowerHBQ Pros. The adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks are customizable with multiple ear tip options so they'll always stay comfortable as well as stay right where they are, no matter how hard you go. IPX4 sweat- and water-resistant, these earbuds are built for the punishing outside world you push through every day.
These earbuds pack features custom-built composite cellulose drivers for superior sound side by side with enhanced 4-microphone call technology that will block out all the disruptive noise around you. Along with in-ear capacitive detection technology and intuitive touch controls, this sexy 2020 iF Design award winner also lasts forever…or 35 hours of combined earbud and charging case time on a charge.
With a solid 4.3 out of 5 star rating among Amazon reviewers, the X5s were upgraded this year to include unrivaled sound quality thanks to the advanced 8.2mm drivers, noise reduction, voice assistant capabilities, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity that pairs instantly with any Apple or Android device up to 30 feet away. Offering a built-in CVC 8.0 mic for unparalleled hands-free call reception, this one's another all-day player, bringing up to 35 hours with charging case re-boosts.
If you're the forgetful type, the Indy Evos have you covered with built-in Tile technology. Just download the Tile app and if you misplace an earbud or two, you can track 'em down easily. Of course, these buds also sound great, can answer calls, activate an assistant, switch EQ modes or even call up an ambient mode to hear more of your surroundings with a single touch.
If independence is your thing, you'll appreciate these quality earbuds delivering premium sound without the high-end earbud price. With up to 16 rechargeable hours of battery life, a water-resistant design, and capacitive touch controls for music and calls, these crisp highs and warm, distortion-free lows are attention-grabbing.
A picture of simple elegant style with elite functionality, these Hyphen earbuds are all about getting you through everyday life. Mindfully engineered with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, integrated wireless charging, advanced touch controls and even IPX5 water resistance, these are buds prepared to match your busy day step for step.
Created by engineers behind Beats by Dre and Monster, the HyperSonic True come for battle, dishing out pure sound reproduction, clarity, and improved dynamic range. And because great sound starts with a proper fit, these in-ear speakers were crafted with a focus on ergonomic comfort with form-hugging sport ear-hooks to eliminate wear and tear on your ears.
The Syver engineering team deserves a raise for this idea — why not turn your earbud charging case into a portable speaker as well? That's a major selling point for these cool Syver True earbuds. With an 8.2mm neodymium driver, you get quality high fidelity, enhanced bass and noise isolation for a real front-row VIP-level sound.
Other brands talk about a customized fit…but they've got nothing on Decibullz. The first DIY custom molded wireless earbud, just drop the thermo-fit earpieces in hot water, press them into your ears and let 'em set for a brilliantly contoured, ultra-comfortable fit unique to you. Pair that up with award-winning sound engineering and other features, and you've got a definite winner.
These all-around performers should check virtually every box on a discerning earbud shopper's wantlist. Innovative ergonomic design? Check. Comfortable, secure fit? Check. Intelligent pairing and stable Bluetooth 5.0? Check. Noise cancellation? Check. One-touch controls and dual mics for calls? Check? Add it 6 hours of playtime on a single charge and you're ready to go.
Yes, the M50 headphones sport exceptional sound, a great fit, water resistance and more, but when these buds start translating foreign languages right into your ear, you truly know you've reached the next level. When synced with the companion Aunu language app, these headphones translate more than 33 languages in real-time. For international travelers, the M50s are a must.
As for the CLIK S, it can help travelers communicate in 37 languages, speaking with more than 2 billion people worldwide. Its proprietary system also enables speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation. Of course, don't overlook hidden gems like the dual-sided "CLIK" buttons that let you listen to your favorite music in HD sound, answer calls and read texts or notifications, all for 30 hours.
For under $200, The Veho Stix offers the complete high-end listening quality and features of the world's best headphones. Connecting a range up to 33 feet, the built-in Smart Touch helps you control music and calls, the water-resistant, splash-proof body is ideal for sports and outdoor activities, the rechargeable docking case can extend your playtime with multiple charges.
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