Back to School Buyers Guide – Audio: Headphones and Wireless Speakers

You don’t need me to tell you how helpful music is for everything. While I could put speakers and headphones with the gadgets, we feel that they deserve own post.


JBL Synchros E40BT

JBL E40bt


The JBL Synchros E40BT headphones are great on-ear headphones that are can be wireless when you want them to be. They’re available in a few different colors. They have a great price for wireless headphones. If any of your friends have JBL Synchros E40 or E50, you can share music through the headphones. You can read our review of the JBL E40BT headphones HERE. (If you want to get a bit more power, go for the JBL E50 BT)

Price: $99.95

LG Tone Ultra

Back to School Buyers Guide - LG Electronics Tone Ultra Headphones : Earbuds

These wireless earbuds use JBL signature sound to deliver your music. Ambient Noise Cancellation (ANC) that cancels background sounds for an optimal acoustic experience. Hear your calls clearly and your music fresh with aptX and HD Voice. The 3D NeckBehind style will keep your headphones in place. (You can go a step up and get the LG Tone Infinim with Harman/ Kardon Sound at $149.99)

Price: $82 and up
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V-Moda XS

Back to School Buyers Guide - V-Moda XS on-ear headphones


Don’t be fooled by the name. The V-Moda XS on-ear headphones are full of sound and sleek style. V-Moda’s “Mind the Gap” build allows the SteelFlex headband to sit on your head without feeling pressure. You can read our review of the V-Moda XS headphones HERE

If you want more of V-Moda’s great sound, you can opt for their over-ear headphones, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100. These powerful headphones pack 50mm drivers. Along with analog noise-isolation and minimal leaking, the Crossfade M-100 will give you loud booming sound with a comfortable fit as well. Learn more HERE

Price: $185 and up
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Samsung Level On Headphones

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These stylish on-ear headphones pack a punch. The leather is comfortable and does a great job of noise isolation. Also, you can control your music with the in-line control or you can go for S-Voice. They are available in black or in white. Review coming soon.

Price: $160 and up
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Beats Solo 2 Headphones

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Beats redid their popular Solo 2 headphones. These look better, feel better and sound better than the previous version. But get ready to pay that Beats price.

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Wireless Speakers

Braven Mira Speaker

Back to School Shopping Guide - Braven Mira Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Water-Resistant

If you’re in a dorm, or go from room to room to study, you might want to bring your background music with you. The Braven Mira is rated IPX5 making it water resistant. You can download the Mira app to create playlists and control the music.

Price: 99+

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JBL Pulse

JBL Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review - Tech We Like - Cruz

If there’s a speaker that can hype a party, it’s the JBL Pulse. The light show is always eye-catching and it will keep your guests entertained alongside the music. Check out our review of the JBL Pulse HERE


Samsung Level Box

Samsung level box Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

This little speaker has big sound. With up to 15 hours of playback the Samsung Level Box Speaker pairs easily with NFC capable devices. It also has SoundAlive equalizer which will give users richer sound when needed. With a large (55mm) stereo speaker and a passive radiator, this system is optimized to deliver high quality sound that is powerful, crisp and balanced

PRICE: $169.99 and up
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Logitech UE Boom

Back to School Guide - Audio - Speakers and Headphones - Logitech Ultimate Ears UE Boom Bluetooth Wireless Speaker  side view

The Logitech UE Boom is a great speaker due to the 360 degree sound. The UE Boom offers deep bass and full sound. Besides the stock colors, Logitech has a line of limited edition designs that will make it easy to pick one to match your style. It allows you to take calls as well.

Price: $160 and up

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