Best audio deals: Save on headphones and speaker system upgrades

This week's best audio deals include great prices on headphones, speakers, and more.

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    Headphones from JBL and Skullcandy are among the audio deals offered this week from Dell Home, Fry's Electronics, and others.
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If your living room has been sounding a little hollow, it's time to fill it with this week's best audio deals. From speaker systems to headphones, read on to save hundreds on a new setup.

LG 9.1-Channel Blu-ray Home Theater System
Store: Dell Home
Price: $579 with free shipping
Lowest By: $220

Is It Worth It?: If you're looking for a true living room upgrade, look no further. You'll save $220 on this LG 9.1-channel surround sound system. It includes nine speakers, a subwoofer, and a 3D Blu-ray player. The player features WiFi and LG Smart TV apps with access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video.

Klipsch Quintet 5-Channel Speaker System
Store: Newegg
Price: $199.99 via coupon code "EMCAPKN74" with free shipping
Lowest By: $139
Expires: March 18

Is It Worth It?: Should the system above feel like overkill, opt for the Klipsch Quintet instead. Coupon code "EMCAPKN74" drops this 5-channel speaker set to $200, although you'll have to proceed to final checkout to see this price. Still, that's an Editors' Choice savings of $139. It includes four satellite speakers and a center-channel speaker; these handle 50 watts and 75 watts of power RMS, respectively.

Polk Audio R300 Floorstanding Speaker
Store: Fry's Electronics
Price: $49 with free shipping
Lowest By: $81
Expires: March 14

Is It Worth It?: If you want to get the most out of your home theater system, you really need a pair of floorstanding speakers. The Polk Audio R300 speaker delivers the rich, complex sound you crave, boasting a 3/4" shielded dome tweeter, 6-1/2" shielded cone woofer, and a frequency response of 45Hz to 24kHz. Right now, you can pick up a pair for $49 each (they're sold separately), which is an $81 savings.

JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones
Store: Newegg
Price: $39.95 via coupon code "AFHEAD39C" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20

Is It Worth It?: Perfect for multitaskers, the JBL J88i Premium headphones sport 180-degree pivoting earcups, so you can keep one ear on the music and one on your surroundings. You'll save $20 on these headphones after coupon code "AFHEAD39C". They feature an 8Hz to 24KHz frequency response, 50mm drivers, a microphone, and a three-button remote that's compatible with iOS devices.

Skullcandy Lowrider Headphones
Store: Lenovo
Price: $12.99 via coupon code "USP1MA252719" with free shipping EXPIRED
Lowest By: $10
Expires: March 18

Is It Worth It?: The Skullcandy Lowrider headphones have dropped $17 from our past mention, making them a $10 current price low and an easy Editors' Choice pick. They feature a foldable design with swivel ear cups, a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, 40mm drivers, and a microphone.

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