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By Mark B.

Many people find the audio experience on their laptop to be subpar, normally  because of size limitations on the typical pair of built-in laptop speakers.

And if you aren't struggling to hear it, that's because you've cranked the speakers up to max volume, which unfortunately tends to distort sound quality in the process.

The best and only way to truly forget about all of this is to purchase a great pair of laptop headphones or a quality external laptop speaker set. 

Now while external speakers are great, headphones on the other hand are a big plus because you can also use them while you sit in the library or coffee shop without disturbing those around you, while still enjoying your favorite movies and music tracks.

So whether you are working at the office, spending time at your favorite coffee corner, or even in bed next to your spouse, a good pair of laptop headphones can make your digital audio life a whole lot better.

To help you narrow down some of the best headphones on the market, here's a review of five popular laptop computer headphones. You'll also find links to shop for some of the best headphone deals on the Internet. Enjoy!

5 Popular Headphones Reviewed

JBuds J4 Rugged Metal In-Ear Earbuds Style Headphones Review
jlab jbuds laptop headphones
If you have any experience with low quality earbuds, you know what tends to happen. Think about the ear buds that came with your first iPod.  Did they last long? We're willing to bet they fell apart pretty quick if you put them to good use. 
The good news is that JLAB has put together a great pair of earbuds that are totally rugged and able to withstand the day to day abuse that most of us dish out.

The cord is reinforced with Kevlar. The buds are housed in aluminum exoskeleton armor. The sound is rich and dynamic, with crystal clear highs and good base response.

If you are looking for a way better audio experience on your laptop, the JLAB JBuds J4 Rugged Metal In-Ear Buds are one of the best out there that we've had the opportunity to use.

Considering the fact that they come in "certified frustration-free packaging" is just an extra bonus to tack onto great pricing, sound reproduction, and build quality. Did we mention they also can be purchased in a slew of cool colors including black/red, purple, gun metal, blue/yellow and obsidian black?

If you're looking for one of the better laptop headphone earbud sets out there offering great style and solid sound quality, we highly recommend you check out the JLAB JBuds.

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Sennheiser RS120 926 MHz Wireless RF Headphones Review

sennheiser wireless laptop headphonesThe Sennheiser RS120 wireless headphone set is a fantastic high quality wireless audio solution to compliment your laptop.

When we first got our hands on these headphones we had a feeling they would meet our expectations. They look to be exactly what most of us are looking for when it comes to style in a pair of headphones. 

And when you consider the fact that they come with their own space-aged base and recharging station, that just makes them all the more cool.

But these headphones don't stop at good looks. They provide amazing sound with the detailed analytical product you would expect from a pair of headphones like this.

The bass these headphones put out will rattle your rib cage and the NiMH rechargeable batteries mean you'll start saving money shortly after buying them. With most wireless headsets, it doesn't take too long until you have to replace the batteries. These costs add up so rechargeable batteries are a huge plus.

The most impressive feature though is the 328 foot wireless range the speakers provide. It can blast sound through walls, doors, and the wide open outdoors surprisingly well.

The headphones biggest downfall would without a doubt be their lack of portability. On the other hand, they weren't designed to be a portable audio solution for your laptop, but a high quality audio solution.

At a sub $100 price, the Sennheiser RS120 wireless laptop headphone set is a fantastic bargain, especially if you are looking to vastly improve your audio experience on your laptop. Highly recommended!

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Skullcandy INK'd Earbuds Review

skullcandy earbud style laptop headphonesThere isn't much to say about the Skullcandy INK'd Earbuds, except that they may be  one of the hottest audio fashion accessories you can get for your laptop today. We know that most headphones are all about sound quality, and believe us, Skullcandy brings that too.

But talk about a selection, you can pickup SkullCandy INK'd laptop headphones in 17 cool color combinations. 

We're confident many women will love the pink and purple earbuds, and men will most certainly dig black or blue. 

One of the colors above not your style? No problem, they have plenty of colors to spare! If you like to be color coordinated, Skullcandy headphones are definitely a brand to consider. 

Beyond hip style appeal, sound quality is gracefully on par with more expensive headphones. The 11 millimeter drivers bring neodymium magnets to your sound, giving you a solid full range of frequencies in the process, something your average run-of-the-mill earbud tends to lack.

Another cool feature with the headphones is their adaptability. There are two different sized silicone gel ear buds to make sure you get a snug fit. The cable is also just over 4 feet long, meaning you won't have trouble getting them from your device to your ears, unless perhaps you happen to be over 8 feet tall!

We decided to scour through user reviews to get a real world opinion on the headphones, and discovered there were some complaints that the headphones aren't quite as durable as they should be.  We personally felt their quality was pretty darn good, and when you consider how cheap they are, we can't quite complain.

Overall though, Skullcandy INK'd laptop headphones are going to be a great option for you if you're looking for a stylish, low priced, great sounding pair of portable earbud headphones to compliment your laptop.

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JVC HANC250 High-Grade Noise-Cancelling Headphones Review

jvc laptop headphonesJVC's HANC250 headphones are some of the best sounding laptop headphones we've used in a while. In fact, quality is good enough where several famous radio DJs even use them, most notably because of the headphone's excellent noise cancelling performance. 

When you put them on, the rest of the world quite literally fades away into silence as clean, full sound comes pouring into your ears.  

Audio quality wise, nothing on our list compares with the JVC HANC250's immersive audio experience, especially when you fire up your favorite blockbuster movie or track and crank up the volume. Pretty awesome!

We scoured through numerous user reviews and most were impressed with the headphones sound quality and overall package, but there were a few who were a bit disappointed because they expected more out of the headphones being that they are somewhat pricey.

Definitely the biggest complaint we found was related to price, and some users even wrote bad reviews because of this. In our experience though, we usually spend at least $100 for a quality pair of headphones, so we personally can't knock them for price.

On the other hand, the majority of users had nothing but good things to say about them, and we personally also loved the headphones.  Now if price is a bit steep for you, keep an eye out for we've seen them on sale for roughly as low as 50 percent off.  

All in all, if you are looking for a fantastic set of headphones for your laptop to immerse yourself in pure audio bliss, we highly recommend you check them out.  Now if you're looking for a super portable or cheaper pair of laptop headphones, we'd say you may want look elsewhere, an earbud style headphone set may be more up your alley.  

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Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones Review

panasonic lightweight laptop headphonesIf the steep price of some of the other headphones on our review list turns you off, the Panasonic RP-HT21 headphone set is going to be a great low cost option for you, especially if you want great sound quality without having to spend your life savings.

Do you know what XBS is? Few people do but these XBS port equipped headphones do in fact offer increased bass response and a higher range of audio as claimed, at least when you compare them to other headphones without XBS in this price range.

If you have a lot of experience with headphones, then you know exactly what it's like to listen to a song with a lot of bass: awful. The headphones can rarely transmit the bass properly, and your audio is often distorted. But it seems the XBS port does help to transmit cleaner bass. 

The Panasonic RP-HT21s are also very light, at just under 1.2 ounces, and have a wide headband for all of you geniuses out there with extra large heads. Their foam-cushioned earphones also are pretty darn comfortable.

All in all, if you are on a shoestring budget, we highly recommend you check out these headphones. Out of nearly 400 user reviews on Amazon, these laptop headphones received a 4.5 star rating so they are without a doubt user approved too. If that doesn't scream quality, we don't know what does.

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Headphone Deals

Wireless Headphones, USB Headphones, Earbud Headphones, Headsets & More

Online Vendor Shopping Category Vendor Rating
Amazon.com Laptop Headphones A+
Amazon.com Wireless Headphones A+
Amazon.com Earbud Headphones A+
Amazon.com USB Headphones A+

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