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Montblanc's first ANC headphones cost $600, come with Assistant and Fast Pair

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the ANC headphones category. Even though Bose and Sony offer the most popular products, luxury brand Montblanc just unveiled a new piece of tech that's about $200 more expensive than its counterparts. At this price, it offers premium built quality and Google Fast Pair, which set it apart from the competition.

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The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Early 2020)

Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all kinds of headphones and speakers, but those reviews are a whole lot of words to read. So here, as part of our Most Wanted series, is a digestible list of the audio gear we're really feeling in early 2020.

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Jabra Elite 85h manufacturer refurb is just $149 (50% off MSRP) on eBay

Even at its original price of $299.99, we dubbed Jabra's Elite 85h headphones "the best choice in ANC headphones right now." So when we saw these manufacturer-refurbished Elite 85h units listed on eBay for just $149, less than half of MSRP, we knew we had to share the wealth. This represents amazing value for money in the wireless ANC space.

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Klipsch T5 wireless earbuds marked down to $119, a new all-time-low

While the release of Apple's AirPods was a substantial shot in the arm for the wireless earbud market, they are far from the only headphone manufacturer with an established history of producing quality audio hardware. Klipsch, a company known for producing high-end audio equipment since its founding in the middle of the last century, is no exception. Klipsch made its first foray into the Bluetooth earbud market with its T5 Bluetooth earbuds that are now available from Amazon for only $119 — their lowest price yet.

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Sennheiser launches two new over-ear headphones with USB-C, Bluetooth 5, and 30 hours of battery life

CES has already brought us a slew of new headphones and earbuds, but it doesn't sound like the wave of audio tech is over anytime soon. Sennheiser has joined in and introduced two new pairs of Bluetooth headphones during the show, the HD 350BT and the active-noise cancelling HD 450BT.

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Harman Kardon makes headphone comeback with Fly series, including ANC over-ears and true wireless earbuds

Harman Kardon, the high-end cousin of JBL and AKG (all owned by Samsung), is launching its first new personal audio products in six years with its Fly series. Since it's 2020 now, they're all wireless/Bluetooth models spanning the three most popular form factors. There's the Fly ANC, an over-ear headphone with active noise cancellation, Fly TWS true wireless earbuds, and lastly, Fly BT earbuds with the old neck-dangling connection wire.

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Shure introduces its first true wireless earbuds along with noise-cancelling headphones

Shure is known for its industry-leading microphones and other professional production gear, but the company is also in the consumer audio business. At CES 2020, Shure has introduced its new AONIC line of products, consisting of its first true wireless earbuds, the AONIC 215, and the wireless noise cancelling AONIC 50 over-ear headphones. It doesn't share too many details on the two products just yet.

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The true wireless earbuds market exploded last year, predictably dominated by Apple's AirPods

If you follow enough tech blogs, it's probably pretty clear that interest in true wireless earbuds has increased dramatically over the last couple of years. It took a while for some traditional audio brands to jump on board, but you'll be hard pushed to find one that doesn't make a TWS set now, and it's even possible to find cheaper models that don't sound terrible these days.

Market analysis from Canalys shows that sales figures back up these observations —  true wireless earbuds are the fastest-growing product in the audio segment, with an annual increase of 183% in Q3 2019, and they've surpassed wireless earphones (the ones with wires connecting the two buds) and wireless headphones (on-ear and over-ear) to become the most popular product category.

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Get Jabra's noise-cancelling Elite 85h headphones at an all-time low of $157 on Amazon ($143 off)

Active noise-cancelling headphones used to be prohibitively expensive, but in recent years, they've entered more affordable realms. The Jabra Elite 85h in particular has turned out to be the most economical set of these in the over-the-ear headphones market and has been available for $200 over the last few weeks. If that was still above your budget, you might be more comfortable with the new all-time low of $157 on Amazon, which is $143 off the MSRP.

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Jabra's excellent noise-cancelling Elite 85h headphones are down to an all-time low of $200 ($100 off)

These days, you have a plethora of options to choose from when you're interested in noise-cancelling headphones. Other than Sony and Bose products, the Jabra Elite 85h are one of the better models in this market, and they're currently $100 cheaper than usual at multiple resellers, going for $200 instead of $300.

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