Buying a pair of nice headphones is basically the kiss of death for your wallet.
But when there’s no happy medium between the ones that are $30 and ones that are $200, are you just supposed to succumb to the crappy ones?
Well, you don’t have to: The JBL E55BT wireless over-ear headphones offer some of the warmest sound and best battery life out there, and they’re on sale for $82.80.
The actual retail price of these headphones is $149.95, but Amazon inflated it to $195 to make the sale look better. Still, $83.98 is $20 cheaper than Best Buy’s sale price — and if you just want to let yourself believe that you found a deal over half off, we don’t blame you.
The JBL E55BT headphones are kind of famous for being high-quality cans that are weirdly inexpensive, as many features offer so much more than what you’re paying. Sound quality is comparable to Bose or Beats, with crisp high and low-end frequencies, punchy bass (but not in an obnoxious way), and an amazing 20-hour battery.
Amazon customer stlewis25 writes:
“I purchased these headphones over the Bose for a few different reason. Given that I have Bose all throughout my house. I was in the store and was looking to purchase a new set of headphone. I tried out the Bose and I tried the beats and I tried the JBL headphones. Well I really didn’t want to spend the $250 for another set of Bose which I had for three years. So I tested the JBL and I had to say the sound is very near the same at half the price. The mid range is great, clarity is fantastic and the bass is right where it should be. These are a great buy at this price point you can’t beat the sound.”
Extreme audiophiles and purists may not love the sculpted sound, but they can go pay $349 and leave these to us. It’s not every day that you find this kind of quality priced at $150 — let alone on sale for under $85. Choose from black, blue, red, green, and white, with prices starting at $82.80.