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March 27

Best Buy Canada: Marley Jammin Revolution On-Ear Headphones Were $20 | Now $10 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Best Buy Canada: Marley Jammin Revolution On Ear Headphones Were $20 | Now $10 (FS @ $25)

Looking for a nice pair of headphones with a very slim price? Check out the final clearance on the Marley Jammin Revolution on-ear headphones that were $19.97 and now $9.97.

Of course you can go and buy all the top lines of headphones and spend lots of money, but if you want a pair that will get you from A to B in the audio world, I think these Marley headphones are great. They look stylish with a Marley-esque design on the interior. They are also made from eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic with a recyclable aluminum housing.

Meant to be played with the bass up loud, you’ll have One Love while you’re Jammin’ with these headphones on.

There are six reviews with a total rating of 3.5 stars out of five. While that isn’t super high, I don’t know what you’d expect from $10 headphones? Performance and value are rated highly while ergonomics and comfort are on the lower end. The most negative review says these broke after a few months, but the most positive reviews really like these headphones:

These headphones are pretty good. This is my first over-ear purchase in a long time and the quality is great. Being a Marley product, the first tracks I played after getting them were some Bob Marley classics!

I couldn’t find these for sale in Canada, but I did find them in the States and the regular and sale prices were all much higher than Best Buy’s $19.97 regular price. For example, Walmart in the U.S. sells them for over $31. Even Amazon.com has them for over $30. So, while this might seem like only a 50% off deal, it could actually be worth quite a bit more.

Free shipping happens at Best Buy when you spend $25, so you might want to see what else you can add to your cart so you don’t pay shipping fees. For me, the shipping fees were $5.99. You could also stock up and get a pair or two for friends (so you all match ;)).

(Expiry: 16th April 2015)

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March 17

The Source: Beats Solo 2.0 Wireless Headphones Were $330 | Now $280 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM

The Source: Beats Solo 2.0 Wireless Headphones Were $330 | Now $280 & Free Shipping

The Source Canada had discounted the ever-popular Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 wireless Bluetooth headphones from $329.99 down to $279.99. As the headphones cost over $25, they will ship for free.

Only the red Beats Solo 2.0 is on sale. I price compared with other popular retailers. I could not find them on sale elsewhere. Here is what they are selling for at other places:

  • $329.95 @ Apple Canada
  • $329.99 @ Best Buy Canada (OOS)
  • $329.99 @ Future Shop Canada (OOS)

It is very important to know the difference between these and the other (cheaper) Beats Solo 2.0 headphones. The ‘other’ Beats Solo 2.0 headphones that retail for about $100 less are wired headphones. These Beats are wireless with Bluetooth compatibility so you can hook them up, without wires, to your smart phone, iPhone, MP3 player, and more.

These headphones offer around 30 feet of wireless freedom – give or take a concrete wall or two. That means you can put your phone down in the living room and still make a trip to the bathroom with your headset on. I am not sure who does that, besides me. I really like wireless headphones for travel. It can be a royal pain to untangle the cord of my headset or fish it out from underneath and behind things.

For travel, the wireless Beats Solo 2.0 is perfect. The headset is compact – folding down for travel or storage. The ear cups are padded for both comfort, and to cut out external noise from interfering with your musical experience. While I have not been impressed with the sound from Beats before (many years ago), it sounds like they have gotten better. One reviewer said:

I could not believe the difference from the other headphones I was using..you can hear so clear it is unreal recommend to anyone

This headset comes with a cord so you can still listen to your music when the battery runs out. Enjoy the icon Beats by Dr Dre styling and the gorgeous hot red colour. This headset demands to be noticed!

If you own this headset, then we would love to hear from you! I always like hearing feedback from our Moosers on what they think of their electronics and more. This information is really helpful for other Moosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 16

30% Off Beats by Dre Headphones – From $112 @ Chapters Indigo 5 Days 5 Deals

Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM

30% Off Beats by Dre Headphones   From $112 @ Chapters Indigo 5 Days 5 Deals

Every day this week, Chapters Indigo will be offering a different tech deal until Friday. Today, you can save 30% off select Beats by Dr. Dre headphones but only while supplies last.

Although the Beats wireless on-ear headphones are already sold out, you can still save on the following two models of Beats by Dre headphones:

You certainly can’t go wrong with Beats by Dre headphones and if you’re undecided between the two styles, whether on or in-ear. Personally, I prefer the in-ear style as I like a more low-key music listening experiences but on-ear is also preferred by many.

On Amazon, the in-ear ones are actually $159.99 right now by a seller. At Best Buy, they’re on sale for $197.99, although the original price isn’t mentioned as these are already sold out.

There are no reviews for the in-ear ones at Chapters Indigo, but here’s a review I found on Amazon:

No matter how hardcore your workout is, these will stay in your ears. I couldn’t believe it when I first got them they has such GOOD sound.

The fact that these will stay on during a workout is definitely a major perk. The odd times I have worked out, I was massively annoyed by my earphones not staying in my ears, so not having to worry about constantly putting them back in is a great advantage.

They are also sweat resistant, all the while offering impeccable sound.

The on-eat headphones wouldn’t particularly be well suited for working out but they could instead be used for just regular music listening or movie watching. These could also be great for students to use while studying.

As I already mentioned, this Beats by Dre deal is part of a “5 days, 5 deals” promotion but Chapters Indigo hasn’t advertised the rest of the deals yet, so you would need to check my daily to find these out.

Shipping is bound to be free on these as well as Chapter Indigo automatically ships orders over $25 for free.

(Image Credit: Martin Bekkelund)

(Expiry: 20th March 2015 or while supplies last)

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March 13

Future Shop: Sennheiser MM 30 G Earbuds Were $50 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Future Shop: Sennheiser MM 30 G Earbuds Were $50 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

Future Shop has a huge clearance sale on right now. Amoung the myriad of deals, I found the Sennheiser In-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones (MM 30G) on sale from $49.99 down to $24.95. Future Shop rounds up for their free shipping. Thus, even though this headset appears to be five-cents short of free shipping – it will still ship for free.

I price compared with a few other retailers. The white headset currently retails for:

  • $34.95 @ Amazon Canada
  • $34.95 @ Best Buy Canada

The headset is on sale at both Best Buy and Amazon but the price is still $15 above Future Shop Canada’s price.

Now, this headset is designed to work with the ever-popular Samsung Galaxy, starting at the Galaxy S2. The in-line, smart, three-button remote control with microphone gives you full control over the sound and calls on your Galaxy or other smart phone. Turn the volume up and down, answer calls, as well as control your music and playing options all from the in-line controller.

With Sennheiser, you can expect high-end speakers. The speakers feature an ear-canal design for superior fit and customized ear sleeves for effective noise blocking and better sound. The ear sleeves come in sizes small, medium, and large for a customized fit. Often, customers may need one size for one ear and another size for the other ear. I never thought about mixing and matching sizes until I read a review talking about ear sizes and getting the best fit for an underwater headset.

There are many other headset deals available at Future Shop Canada right now. The Sennheiser Over-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones (HD 429s) are currently $59.99 (Save $70). They do not have the highest rating, but often rating is dependent on price point. These Sony On-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (MDRNC8B) are also on steep discount from $59.99 down to $26.99. Again, not the greatest reviews.

If you can pick up at your local store, I highly suggest the Rocketfish Inner Ear PC Headset (RF-PKNJ2) that was $29.99 and is now on sale for $9.95. This deal is already out of stock online but you can still reserve in store. Add this Dynex 740 Earclip Headset With Microphone to your cart. Originally $5.98, the little ear set is on sale for $1.95. Supplies are limited.

Ship to store or receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 15th March 2015)

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March 12

Bell Canada: Sony Wireless Headphones Were $250 | Now $150 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Bell Canada: Sony Wireless Headphones Were $250 | Now $150 & Free Shipping

Bell Mobility Canada has substantially discounted the Sony MDR-10R Series Bluetooth Headphones in black with red accents. Originally $249.95, the headset is now on sale for $149.97. Bell offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

I always price compare headphones thoroughly to make sure you are getting the best deal. I find that headphones and wireless speakers often drop in price, so I want to make sure I am writing about the lowest price – not just a lower price. This wireless Sony headset retails for:

  • $249.99 @ Sony Store Canada
  • $249.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $179.99 + $9.16 shipping @ Amazon Canada

When price comparing this headset, you have to be very careful about getting the version right. The same code (MDR-10R) applies to both a wireless set and a wired set. This is the wireless set – perfect for people looking to get with the system and cut the chain that tethers them to their iPhone, Android, computer, and more. You could also use this beauty with a Bluetooth enabled television. That way, your 2 AM binges on Game of Thrones will not disturb the rest of the household. Only your groans over who killed off might stir the dead… or sleeping parties.

In my house, headsets are essential. They are the way my partner indulges in hockey without driving me crazy. They are also the way I indulge in metal bands like Disturbed, Apocalyptica, Tool, and more without driving the household crazy.

When you go to checkout, Bell has a little compatibility test to ensure this headset will work for your device. I tried my phone out and received this message:

This accessory is not compatible with your iPhone 5s. If you continue with your purchase, please be aware that this accessory will not work with your mobile device.

I do not actually have the 5s, I have the iPhone 5. I also do not quite believe this report as my iPhone works just fine with my Sony Bluetooth speaker. Even if you get this response, you can still order the headset.

Reviewers, for the most part, are quite pleased with the headset. One reviewer on Sony said:

Just bought the MDR-10RBT headphones. So far all went well. It was easy to pair them with my iPad, Blackberry, and Mac. The sound is very good, with just the right amount of bass and great volume. They fit well and are not uncomfortable.

I would read more comments as some of the reviewers tell you how to use APT-X codec for the best possible sound.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 7

Sennheiser DJ Headphones Were $100 Now $40 & Free Shipping @ NCIX Canada!

Posted by on March 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Sennheiser DJ Headphones Were $100 Now $40 & Free Shipping @ NCIX Canada!

*** Bump – these headphones had previously expired, but now they’re back at this great price!!! ***

Check out this hot price on this hot brand of headphones from NCIX Canada! They are offering these Sennheiser HD 205-II Studio Grade DJ Headphones in black and grey, at a reduced price this weekend. They were originally $99.99 but just now, these popular headphones are only $39.99 with free Canadian shipping!

The cheapest I’ve seen this particular set of headphones in the past was last year, when they were $45 with free shipping on Amazon. Obviously the NCIX price shown above is now $5 cheaper than that, and a really great price point.

Let’s take a look and see how much these Sennheiser headphones are retailing for at other online stores in Canada just now (in ascending order):

The NCIX deal is a good one! I cannot believe that you can get a great quality set of over-ear Sennheiser headphones for less than $40.

Let’s google for reviews! Tech giant CNET reviews this particular model here and they have both good points and bad points to consider. With positive comments such as, “Noise leakage is minimal,” and negatives such as, “Midrange response is weak,” it’s worth having a full read of that CNET review and others like it, before you decide to buy these particular headphones.

The ratings by customers here on Amazon.com also would give you a good view of the average consumer’s response to these Sennheiser headphones. They achieved a score of four out of five, with a few people absolutely LOVING the performance.

The one reviewer who gave the headphones a 1 star rating said:

It is too tight and after using it for 2 months it no longer works in the left ear and sounds like right ear is on the way out.

Well, honestly that sounds like the person had got a faulty set, which can happen any time you purchase new electronics. I wouldn’t really see this as a reason to leave a bad rating – I’d be on the phone to the manufacturer to try and get it sorted out!

(Expiry: Possibly 8th March 2015 – Please note that the image I chose above may not represent the actual product – NCIX stated this on their site, so there may be slight differences in styling)

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March 6

Amazon.ca: Turtle Beach COD Task Force PS4 Was $90 | Now $38 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Amazon.ca: Turtle Beach COD Task Force PS4 Was $90 | Now $38 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Amazon Canada has discounted the Turtle Beach COD Task Force PS4 gaming headset from $89.99 down to $38.43. As the headset costs more than $25, it will also ship for free to your home.

This headset is not readily available across Canada, but I did find it at a few other Canadian retailers. Walmart Canada sells the headset for $89.96. Newegg Canada also sells the COD Task Force headset for $89.99 plus $4.99 shipping. Neither Future Shop nor Best Buy stocks this product.

The Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Ear Force Sentinel Task Force Gaming Headset is designed for the PS4. Turtle Beach has designed a comfortable, lightweight headset with 50mm speakers. There is an in-line amplifier with Bass Boost, Master Volume, Mic Mute, and Mic Monitoring for easy communication with teammates. The mic is highly sensitive and removable. You can pop out the mic and connect it to mobile devices – including the PS Vita. Thus, the mic is multi-purpose.

On Amazon.COM, this headset scores 4.4/5 with over 40 reviews. Most people are impressed with the removable mic. Only plug it in when you need a mic and disconnect when you just need a plain headset. Here are some of the comments about this headset:

The base is strong so you can hear the distant rumble of explosions as well as the huge boom of a grenade going off right beside you. Voices are clear so you can hear in game chat and call outs while playing. TB knows how to make a headset that can play audio perfect for a Call of Duty game. Whether trying to hear footsteps in game or hearing what your teammates are talking about what person on the other team is camping where, you’ll be able to hear it all clearly..

That is really cool. I have owned a Turtle Beach gaming headset before and they are really well made. The earpieces were the most comfortable I had tried. Surprisingly, they were also the only ‘breathable’ headphones I have ever tried. Usually you can expect a little ear sweat if you are living in a headset, but these are designed a bit differently. This pair of Turtle Beach COD Task Force PS4 headphones has a perforated design on the earpieces.

Given that this headset is nearly 60% off the going rate, I figured this was a really sweet deal.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 25

NCIX Canada: Sennheiser Steelseries Fnatic Was $140 | Now $70 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 10:53 AM

NCIX Canada: Sennheiser Steelseries Fnatic Was $140 | Now $70 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Even though I told you about two Sennheiser deals yesterday, I’m going to give you a third because I know Moosers like to have a choice. Today at NCIX they’ve got a hot deal on the Steelseries 7H Fnatic Edition of Sennheiser headphones. This is actually a gaming headset with a microphone. Instead of paying the regular price of $139.99, you’ll spend $69.99 and score free shipping.

There are limited quantities available on this headset at this price and a limit of one per customer. The deal ends tonight, but I’m sure it will sell out before that, so don’t go around asking all your friends if this is a good deal, take my word for it.

The features of this headset include interchangeable ear cushions with noise-dampening leather or open-type cloth covered foam. You choose whichever you find the most comfortable. It has an invisible microphone, which is pretty cool and all of the prime audio features you’ll want for clear sound.

Take these along to a friend’s house, in the car or wherever you might need your gaming headset, as they disassemble easily for travel.

Price comparing, this price beats all competitor prices. Amazon sells these for $138.67. Shop.ca sells them for $139.99.

NCIX doesn’t have any reviews on site, but there were quite a few on Amazon.com.

I have tried all the top headsets from Turtlebeach, Astro and Tritton(Madcatz) and can say with out a doubt the 7H Fnatics are the real deal.

Maybe your kid has a birthday coming up soon. Maybe you want to get him/her something to reward for recent high marks on the report card. Maybe they just love gaming and you want to provide them with the right tools for their interests. Maybe you are sick of listening to the endless gunfire coming from their favourite video games and this gift is really for you. Either way, NCIX does have the best deal on these quality headphones.

(Expiry: 25th February 2015)

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February 24

Amazon Canada: Sennheiser Urbanite On Ear Headphones Were $220 | Now $140 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Amazon Canada: Sennheiser Urbanite On Ear Headphones Were $220 | Now $140 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

This morning I bumped a post for you about a great deal on Sennheiser headphones that are now $50. I’ve found another great deal on a different style of Sennheiser headphones, these ones being a little more of a premium model. With a regular price of $219.99, these Sennheiser Urbanite Galaxy headphones are now $139.99 and free shipping at Amazon.

These headphones really are an audiophile’s friend. They have amazing sound quality and are very durable. This makes them even great for your tween or teen who loves music, as they might be pretty rough with their stuff.

Not just for listening to music, you can take calls with these headphones with the detachable cable and remote control. They fold up very compact so they fit in a school bag or purse stored inside the included pouch.

They’ve got a two year warranty, which means you really don’t have to worry about them breaking for quite a long while.

Sometimes when items like this go on sale, it is only in one colour, but every colour available on Amazon has the $140 price tag with colours from galaxy black to plum to nation to sand. You can tailor your headphones to your outfit if you’d like.

Price comparing at Canadian stores, Amazon’s price far beat out any other store. Best Buy sells them for $219.99.

It looks like these headphones are a fairly new addition to Sennheiser’s list of products, with most of the consumer reviews happening in September of 2014. To already have dropped this much in price is great.

PCMag actually rated them as an editor’s choice and had this to say as a bottom line:

Sennheiser’s Urbanite on-ear headphone pair offers a rewarding, rich sound signature, with a perfect balance of slightly boosted bass and well-defined mids and highs.

The only cons they could see were the lack of accessories and that it didn’t have a mega bass sound. Five customer reviews on Amazon gave it an almost five star rating. This guy challenges the bass remark:

Having these headphones for a week I can say they are pretty great. Awesome bass and good treble all around solid sound quality.

The complaints that I saw from the Amazon reviewers were that they were uncomfortable on the ears, but that most on-ear headphones also became uncomfortable.

Shipping is going to be free on these puppies.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 24

Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones Were $170 Now Only $51 @ Amazon.ca *BUMP* (Expired)

Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones Were $170 Now Only $51 @ Amazon.ca *BUMP* (Expired)

*We are bumping this post today as it sold out quickly before and the price has even gone down another $10!* Today’s Amazon Lightning deal is great if you are a gamer or love to listen to music – without other sound interruptions. While stock is available, you can buy the Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones in black for only $50.99 from Amazon.ca. That saves you 65% off the previous price which was $169.99.

This Amazon.ca lightning deal is already 9% claimed. These Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones have an advanced acoustic system. This is your opportunity to experience lifelike stereo sound experience all thanks to the neodymium magnets and lightweight diaphragms.

These headphones are over-ear style which means they isolate against ambient noise and have a comfortable ergonomic design. They even come with a carrying pouch if you want to use them for your travels. If travelling while using them, you will be pleased to know that these Sennheiser headphones are optimised for portable audio which includes MP3, CD Players, iPhones, iPads and iPods. The downfall, though, is that these headphones do not fold or compress.

Amazon Canada customers seem to love these headphones. Most people say they would have paid full price, but now you don’t have to. I actually found the next best price for these headphones were $169.99 @ FutureShop.ca. These headphones have a 4.6/5 star average rating. One of the reviews on Amazon.ca reads:

Bought this for my iPod as I was looking for something closed back, good efficiency. I honestly was a tad concerned at first because other reviews of this headphone suggested the strong low end was more suited to hard thumping music – which may not have been good for my preferred choices of music, Classical and Jazz. But to my pleasant surprise the low end is pronounced, but not overwhelming. It actually leads to an overall warmer tone for these headphones

One of the other reviews I read makes it sound like the HD 449 headphones are well balanced headphones, and can handle a wide variety of music. I also read that they may not be great for music that requires a lot of bass such as techno, rap, etc. I love over-ear headphones for bus rides, mowing the lawn and other louder activities. These Sennheiser headphones were this price on Cyber Monday and sold out quite quickly, so if you missed out then this is your chance.

Amazon.ca also ships for free when your purchase exceeds $25 so you won’t need to worry about that expense. These Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones come with a 2 year warranty.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 22

EB Games: Monster Game MVP Carbon Headphones Only $80 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 22, 2015 at 6:54 PM

EB Games: Monster Game MVP Carbon Headphones Only $80 & Free Shipping

EB Games is selling the Monster Game MVP Carbon On-Ear Headphones by EA Sports for just $79.99 each. While no original price is listed, this price is well below any other retailer! You will also receive free shipping as the headset costs over $25.

I price compared this headset with several other retails. While price differs between the colours, the closest price was nearly double the current cost at EB Games. Here are what other major retailers are selling this headset for:

  • $224.99 (black) @ Shop.ca
  • $225.95 (white) @ Shop.ca
  • $144.97 @Future Shop Canada (final clearance)
  • $249.99 @ Microsoft Store Canada
  • $144.97 (white) @ Amazon Canada
  • $163.35 (black) @ Amazon Canada

Future Shop and Amazon Canada tie for the next best price at nearly double EB Game’s price. This headset is a collaboration between legendary Monster and EA. The Monster Game headset is engineered for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC. I assume it would also be compatible with the new Xbox One and the PS4. You can expect Monster quality from this headset.

In each box, you will find the headset, gamebox, reversible boom mic, X-box chat cable, Xbox stereo adapter, stereo audio splitter, and a headphone pouch.

Now, average ratings change depending on what website you are visiting. On EB Games, the black headset averages 3.54/5 stars with 28 voters. There are no reviews on EB Games, but I did pull one off Amazon.ca:

I’m a gamer (more single player than multilayer) and I’ve been looking to purchase headphones that I can use to immerse myself more in the game. These headphones don’t disappoint. The surround is incredible and it comes with cords to attach to any console giving a whole new layer to playing intense survival games such as The Last of Us. I also love how the headphones also sound EXCELLENT with movies and music.

He also goes on to say that the headset is very comfortable, has excellent sound quality, and is a great value with the extra cords included (and the multiple-uses for the headset). From listening to music to gaming – this headset will be a versatile addition to your home. I like that the boom mike is detachable for when you are not gaming. My Turtle Beach gaming headset did not have that option so I had to tilt up the mic each time I wore the headset.

Overall, I think this is an excellent buy.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
February 21

Audio-Technica Headphones Were $114 Now $49 & Free Shipping @ NCIX!

Posted by on February 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Audio Technica Headphones Were $114 Now $49 & Free Shipping @ NCIX!

Good quality headphones are a real pleasure when you’re listening to your favourite tunes. I always have found that over-ear headphones have superior quality compared to in-ear headphones, and some people just tend to prefer over-ear models. If you’re one of those people, then check out this deal which is happening this weekend @ NCIX Canada – grab these Audio-Technica ATH-WS55BK Solid Bass Over Ear Headphones at a great price. Originally costing $114, they’re now only $49 with free shipping!

Here’s a quick note about some terms and conditions on this deal:

Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 2 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you’ve completed your purchase.

Last time I saw these headphones on offer at NCIX, they were $58 and free shipping, so the $49 price from NCIX is very good just now. Elsewhere, these ATH-WS55BK headphone are not available at an awful lot of stores, just a handful of online Canadian retailers. For example, the ATH-WS55BK headphones are $99 @ Avshop.ca, $100.50 @ Chrisica.ca, $110.13 @ Amazon.ca.

As for reviews, I saw some actual customers reviews while I was on Amazon, though only a few. Both reviewers gave these headphones the full five star ratings, with one commenter stating that these headphones were better than Beats by Dr Dre. There are a lot more reviews on the dot com though, with the headphones getting a rating of 4.4/5 from 60 reviewers – this is a really excellent user score, with comments such as:

I have been using these headphones for more than a year and a half. They are just as awesome as the day that I got them!

They do sound like an excellent set of over-ear headphones for the money!

(Expires: 22nd February 2015)

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February 12

Amazon: $20 Off Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones – $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Amazon: $20 Off Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones   $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Amazon Canada is offering $20 off sets of Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones. Originally $49.99, the headset is on sale for $29.99 with free shipping (as these are above the $25 minimum).

Only the regular colour is available for this price. The green and orange headphones cost $5 more. I am not fussy on colour, so the regular black and green combination is all right with me. I did some research, and $29.99 is the lowest price they have ever been on Amazon Canada – and this is the first time a pair has come down to that price.

This is a wireless headset. Through Bluetooth, you stream music and phone calls to your ears. There are no cables to be tangled up. Imagine absolute freedom: your phone stays in your pocket and you just wear a simple headset around the back of your head.

The headset itself has controls so you do not need to dig your phone out each time you want to change something. You will find an LED indicator, microphone, track up/track down button, volume up/volume down button, multi-function button, and a micro-USB charging port.

These sweat proof sport headphones earbuds feature mic hands-free calling and are compatible with a range of devices including:

  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5C, 5S, 4S
  • iPad
  • LG G2
  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3,
  • Note 3
  • and more!

The headset comes with accessories. There are small, medium, and large eartips to insure optimal fit. You will also receive two indoor leisure fit stabilizers and three outdoor sport fit stabilizers. These attachments go on the earpiece to make it more secure in your ear. You will also get a micro USB charge cable and a manual.

You might think that this headset cannot be that good for the price you pay. However, 107 reviewers have given this headset a 4.6/5 star rating. You would be best to read some of the longer reviews, but even this reviewer quickly summed up why he loves this headset:

I’ve tested a number of phones and these rate very highly for the following reasons: (1) they are comfortable, and (2) the sound quality is better than average.

For $30, you cannot go wrong. This headset would be perfect to take out jogging, running, or hiking. You can even when you are cleaning around the house when your family does not like your music.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 6

Future Shop: Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Headphones Was $25 | Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on February 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Future Shop: Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Headphones Was $25 | Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Future Shop is offering $10 off select children’s headphones right now. I was immediately impressed when I saw this set of KIDdesigns Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket On-Ear Headphones on sale from $24.99 down to $14.99.

The headset features faux Rocket Raccoon fur and cute little raccoon ears as well. The orange headset colour is the colour that Rocket wears all the time. The earpieces feature a picture of Rocket and his name is written on the headset as well. The headset is an authentic Marvel licensed piece, and is wire to impress any Rocket Raccoon lover in your family.

Getting down to features, the headset has a softly padded headband with padded earpieces to keep your child’s head comfortable. The headset is adjustable for comfort. This headset will connect to any audio device that uses the 3.5 mm plug (standard). In addition, the headset has kid-friendly sound levels so your child’s hearing is protected. 30 mm drivers still offer clear sound and rich tones.

Now, I could not find this headset anywhere else in Canada – it just does not exist. However, all other headsets in this line like Minnie Mouse, Elsa from Frozen, and more retail for $24.99 so I think this is quite a good deal.

If Rocket Raccoon is not your child’s hero, there is one other KIDdesigns headset on sale. KIDdesigns Sofia the First Princess Over-Ear Headphones retail for $24.99 and are on sale for $14.99 as well. The headphones come in purple and white with a silver tiara (with purple gems) on top for your little princess. A picture of Sofia the First Princess adorns the cups and there are beautiful decorations both on the arms and in the cups. I did find this headset at Best Buy, where it is currently on sale for the same price. In addition, I found it at a bunch of US stores as well for the following prices:

  • $16.99 US @ Amazon.com
  • $19.99 US @ ToysRUs.com
  • $19.99 US @ Barnes & Noble

Given these prices in the USA for the KIDdesigns headsets, I think they are a very good deal from Future Shop Canada right now.

Future Shop offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more. If you purchased two headsets, you would receive free shipping. However, you can also reserve in store and pick up for free. I think this is the better option if you are just buying one headset.

(Expiry: 19th February 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
February 6

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $20 & Free Express Shipping

Posted by on February 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $20 & Free Express Shipping

Still looking for a killer headset at an inexpensive price? Check out NCIX’s deal today on the Steelseries 3HV2 noise reduction headphones with retractable mic that was $49.99 and now $19.99. If you want to go one step up, they’ve got the Steelseries 5HV3 headset hi-fi headphones with retractable mic on sale too, with a regular price of $79.99 and now $49.99. So you can buy the cheaper pair for only $20 or pay the regular price for the cheaper pair for the better set. You’ll also get free express shipping on either item.

I have to be honest here – I know nothing about headphones. I remember the days of headsets like these and listening to New Kids on the Block on my walkman at recess. Then everyone was all about the teeny headphones that go inside your ears, but now this style is back, as it delivers better sound quality and I’ve got to think it is more comfortable in ways. Also, it does block out the external noise like your mom yelling at you to do your homework.

Made from all-leather, these are extra-padded so they are comfortable to wear all day. They fold up so you can take them wherever and they have a retractable microphone so you can be heard crystal clear.

What the second set has that the first doesn’t is a more “powerful and detailed audio experience”, with tournament grade audio drivers. You can dismantle these for taking them places, like to your friends to play games. They are specifically made for gaming, so you’ll hear everything in the game with clarity, like footsteps and gunfire.

Reviewers give both headsets four stars out of five. Here is a review of the first headset that you might enjoy:

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $20 & Free Express Shipping

Of course I shopped around to ensure this was the best price on the market (and it is or I wouldn’t be telling you about it). I found the 3Hv2 at NewEgg for $39.99, at Amazon for $43.99 and at The Source for $34.99. The Steelseries 5HV3 I found at Amazon and BestBuy for $79.99, and at Frontier PC for $116.98!

(Expiry: 11th February 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)