headphones

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

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

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

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)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
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)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
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)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
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)
February 1

Amazon.ca: Sennheiser RS-116 II Wireless Headphones Only $69 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Amazon.ca: Sennheiser RS 116 II Wireless Headphones Only $69 & Free Shipping

Amazon Canada has discounted the Sennheiser RS-116 II Wireless Headphones from $139.99 down to just $69. Sennheiser is a great brand and this is now a very affordable way to purchase a wireless headset.

I have been watching wireless headsets for a bit now as I find wires somewhat inconvenient when travelling. They can get tangled around stuff in my backpack and are often a nuisance to fish out when I wish to listen to my music. I also like the idea of not accidentally pulling my headset askew by side-swiping my cord while I am handling grocery bags or shopping bags.

I price compared this headset with other fine retailers. Currently, this is what the Sennheiser RS-116 Wireless headphones retail for elsewhere:

  • $119.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $119.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $109.93 @ Staples Canada
  • $139.99 @ The Source Canada (in store)

I also looked back on Bargainmoose to see if we featured this headset before. Back in September we blogged about the RS-116 II headset on sale for $79.99. As far as I know, Amazon’s price is the cheapest this headset has ever been.

The Sennheiser RS-116 II Wireless Headphones are an open, supra-aural wireless RF headphone system. The headset uses AAA batteries, for which you will probably want to own rechargeable batteries. It would be best to run with two sets of batteries; the ones you currently are using in the headset and a spare set that is charging (or charged) and ready to use when these run down.

The reviews on the headset are quite positive. One person was so pleased he could finally listen to his TV programs without his TV blaring and annoying his neighbours. Another reviewer has owned these for six years and gave them a raving review:

The sound quality is fine. There is a slight hissing sound that you only notice between tracks. Occasionally there will be a little interference, but that’s rare and only when you’re far away from the transmitter. The headphones are light and comfortable. I sometimes forget I’m wearing them. What really makes these amazing is the range.

For a set of wireless headphones from a brand such as Sennheiser, this is a very good price. In addition, you will receive free shipping on all orders of $25 or more so the headset will ship for free to your home.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
January 16

Future Shop: Monster Adidas Headphones Were $250 | Now $130

Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Future Shop: Monster Adidas Headphones Were $250 | Now $130

If a new headset is in the budget for this year, then toddle on over to Future Shop for a brand new pair of Monster ADIDAS Over-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones. Originally $249.99, the headphones are now on sale for $129.99.

This deal is also available at Best Buy if the headsets sell out at Future Shop. Price comparing the Monster Adidas headphones proved more difficult than I expected. They appear to be rather difficult to find in Canada – new. The only Canadian online retailer with the headsets in stock is Sport Chek; they sell the Monster Adidas headphones for $279.99 each. I found an old cached page from Adidas US where the company themselves had the headset on sale for $224 US, but they are no longer available. Secondary sellers on Amazon.com start their prices at $200 US. eBay prices are all over depending on how new, with box, and other things but you will certainly be paying far more for a new headset off of eBay with taxes and duties added on.

The headset comes in three colour combinations:

  • blue/white
  • black/white
  • white/black

I have to say that the blue is my least favourite colour while the other two look very nice in my opinion. Now, we do not always buy headphones for the aesthetics so here are some of their cool features. The ADIDAS Monster headphones feature MusicShare dual ports that allow you to link multiple MusicShare-compatible headphones together so you all can listen to the same music together. This beats sharing earbuds – trust me. Each headset has passive noise isolation to block out environmental distractions. The cable comes with ControlTalk allowing you to control your music playback and your calls when connected to an Apple device.

The headset also folds up easily for storage. This may be a small thing, but for anyone who loves to wear headsets rather than earbuds – transportation is very important. I value quality of sound over everything. Second, I would say lightness is important, as I like to wear my headset for long periods. However, third would be transportability. I need to be able to take my headset with me without it being awkward or there is really no point in owning it.

This is a cool headset at a great price. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. I can see these selling out quickly.

(Expiry: 22nd January 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
December 26

Amazon.ca Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones were $380 now $114 & Free Shipping! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 26, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Amazon.ca Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones were $380 now $114 & Free Shipping! (EXPIRED)

The deal of the day today, Black Friday, on Amazon.ca is on these Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones with Burl Wood Accents. Originally priced at $379.95, there’s a 70% reduction making them only $113.99 with free shipping!

These look like a supremely high-quality set of headphones, perfect for the audiophile.

One of the blurbs from the description states:

HD 598 audiophile headphones inspired by European sport sedans

You can clearly see this from the image above, the styling is incredibly like those high-quality European cars, perhaps one you’d see in a James Bond movie. It also states:

Velour ear pads for long listening sessions

This is a great point… I’ve had comfort issues with some headphones in the past. When wearing them for an extended length of time, I’d find I’d be getting sore heads and sore ears, from older over the head models.

Over on Digitalspy.ca, they mentioned that these Sennheisers were one of their best headphones choices in 2013. A quick quote:

Fans of other genres will find them boring, but for classical music, they’re perfect.

Strange that they think these are great for classical music! I’d love to hear a bit of Liszt through them. Amazon.ca Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones were $380 now $114 & Free Shipping! (EXPIRED)

As for price comparing these elsewhere online in Canada, the Amazon.ca price is really excellent today. These Sennheisers are $250 @ Futureshop, $300 @ Memoryexpress, $380 @ NCIX, $380 @ Dell, $290 @ Bosssound.

I know that not everyone in the world would be interested in spending $100+ on a set of headphones, but for audiophiles, Sennheiser is one of the best quality brands in the world and worth the extra money.

(Expiry: 26th December 2014)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
December 25

Future Shop: Turtle Beach Gaming Headset just $29.99 *HOT*

Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Future Shop: Turtle Beach Gaming Headset just $29.99 *HOT*

Future Shop is totally blowing my mind with their price on the Turtle Beach Ear Force DXL1 Dolby Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Boxing Week. Ignore the ‘savings’ as it is horribly inaccurate and check out my price comparison below. Future Shop has this Turtle Beach headset that retails for $100+ on sale for $29.99.

They have the same deal at Best Buy but the expiry dates are different. You can get this deal at Future Shop until the end of the year while Best Buy’s deal ends tonight.

I price compared this unit because the ‘saved’ price at Future Shop is way out to lunch. Here is what the competitors are actually selling this headset for:

  • $99.95 @ The Source Canada (backordered)
  • $127.77 @ Amazon Canada
  • $136.79 @ Staples Canada

Oh yes, this Turtle Beach gaming headset is quite the deal. While it is designed for the Xbox 360, it IS compatible with the Xbox One, a PC/MAC, and even a PS3/PS4 with a small adapter cable – consult Turtle Beach’s website for more details. Since most people will purchase this to use either with their Xbox or with PC, I have included the PC hookup instructions to be your guide:

Future Shop: Turtle Beach Gaming Headset just $29.99 *HOT*

There are plenty of image tutorials on how to connect this headset to other gaming consoles as well.

One of the primary selling features of this headset is the DSS2 surround sound processor, which retails for $79.99 alone on Amazon.ca. Essentially, the headset and the surround sound processor are cheaper than buying the processor alone.

The headset also features:

  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency response
  • In-line amplifier
  • 50mm speakers
  • separate volume controls
  • Positionable microphone

Essentially, you will enjoy the immersive experience of 360-degree surround sound blasting through these speakers while being able to differentiate the sounds from chat windows (etc) and keeping them at a lower level.

Amazon.com has many reviews for the headset with most of them being positive. One reviewer concluded his lengthy review saying:

Overall, this headset is amazing. After having high-end headsets, I really think they don’t really compare to this. I paid $70 for this here on Amazon. You really can’t beat the price for this wired headset. If you’re looking for a nice, comfortable headset with great sound; look no further.

Well, if he paid $70 USD for the headset and thought it was an unbeatable price, you really should snap it up for only $30 CA with free shipping.

(Expiry: 1st January 2015)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
December 25

$90 Off Sennheiser RS126 II – Now $89.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop

Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM

$90 Off Sennheiser RS126 II   Now $89.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop

Best Buy and Future Shop are selling the Sennheiser RS 126 II Wireless On-Ear Headphones for just $89.99, saving you $90 (50%) off the original price for Boxing Week.

Its rather funny looking at Future Shop and Best Buy because each quotes a different discount. Best Buy says the headset is $90 off, and Future Shop says the headset is $50 off. I think that Best Buy might be right in this instance as my price comparisons show that this headset goes for quite the price at most retailers:

  • $179.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $199.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $199.99 @ The Source (older version)
  • $129.99 @ London Drugs (older version)

The only place I could find that matched the twins’ price was Amazon Canada at $89.99 on a lightning deal. As Best Buy and Future Shop have this deal on until the 28th, I figured this was the better place to find the headset.

I have been looking for a wireless headset for some time. While I love my Denon headset, sometimes wires are terribly inconvenient and I just want to listen without tangling myself up in a cord. I decided on Sennheiser a while ago because they make such a large variety of wireless headsets to suit all budgets. The Sennheiser RS126 II is the second edition (note that) of this headset. It features an open, supra-aural wireless RF headphone system giving detailed sound reproduction and good strong base.

The wireless headset can communicate with your MP3 player or phone up to 100 meters. The headphones come with a transmitter with metal cradle for storing and recharging the headphones. Rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries are also included. The headphones are also very lightweight making them comfortable to wear for long durations.

The main negative thing I have heard is that there is static. However, with four channels you should be able to tune that out. It could also be due to interference if you are using many Bluetooth products in your house. This reviewer said:

If you want to get rid of the burden of cables this option is optimal. Sound quality is great and headphones are very comfortable. I use them in the office to listen to music, not to wear them while walking around the house. The manufacturer’s stated usable range is about right, so watching TV or listening to music in the same room is not a problem.

Overall, I think these are a very good buy for the money you are spending. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 28th December 2014)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
December 24

Sennheiser HD 335 Headphones Was $150 | Now $69.99 @ Best Buy *HOT*

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Sennheiser HD 335 Headphones Was $150 | Now $69.99 @ Best Buy *HOT*

I am pretty stoked to see a fair quality headset included in the hot Best Buy and Future Shop deals that just were released. Pick up these Sennheiser HD 335s Headphones for just $69.99, originally $149.99.

As they are twin companies, you get the same deal from both big stores. If the headset sells out at one you can buy it at the other store. Now, this headset is really hard to find in Canada so a lot of the price comparisons you see below are from the USA:

  • $112.86 US @ Amazon.com
  • $119.95 US @ Sennheiser
  • $119.99 US @ Bestbuy.com
  • $168.30 + $ 7.78 @ Amazon.ca Marketplace

That is the beast I could do on a price comparison for this unit, so I am pretty pleased with this deal.

While the title calls these on-ear headphones, the description says “over the ear” on Best Buy Canada. There is a big difference between those two models, so I am curious as to what model this is – I am assuming it is over the ear given the size of the closed ear cups. The right ear-cup rotates, which is perfect for one-ear listening in studio settings or for performances. I had a pair of Shure headphones that cost a LOT more than this with a rotating ear-cup. Even though I do not have a studio, the ear-cup was nice for being able to listen to my music and get interrupted at the same time.

The headset also has these funky features:

  • Integrated omnidirectional microphone
  • In-line remote
  • Embedded volume dial located on the ear cup

Expect amazing sound with 14Hz – 20kHz frequency response, 112dB sensitivity, and 32 ohms impedance. They also passively block out a good deal of noise so you can enjoy your music without the sound of screaming children interrupting the process.

This headset is going to give you a lot for the price you are paying. At only $70, I cannot think of a better headset to spend your money on.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 25th December 2014)

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December 20

Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Only $9.99 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Canada

Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Skullcandy Inkd 2 Only $9.99 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Canada

Are you looking for an inexpensive set of ear-buds? Pick up the Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds with Inline Mic for just $9.99 with free shipping. These earbuds originally retailed for $24.99 so you save $15.

This is the second edition of the Skullcandy Ink’d ear phones that make a stylish and affordable pair of buds to just throw in your pocket or in your backpack. I price compared with other companies, as they are a popular sale item. Here is what you will pay at other retailers:

  • $14.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $14.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $19.99 @ Sport Chek Canada

This deal is better at Microsoft for two reasons. First, the ear buds are $5 cheaper, which saves you an extra 33%. In addition, Microsoft is the only one out of all these stores that offers free shipping with no minimum so you do not need to buy anything else.

The little earbuds have 11 mm drivers for huge sound in a small frame. They come with two extra sets of gel tips for a comfortable fit. An inline mic lets you control your music from the cord and accept incoming calls.

Choose from black, black/red, or pink/black. Purple/black is already out of stock. Looking at all the websites, this set of earbuds is rated very well by owners. This reviewer said:

I am very impressed with these headphones, I was skeptical at first, but the sound quality is great. Excellent response. Good base. You can hear the whole frequency spectrum, which is surprising for headphones at this price. I got them on 50% sale, I wish I had ordered more.

For $10, I do not think you can go wrong with these. Now, if you need something a bit more over the ear, I recommend purchasing the Coloud Boom Nokia Headphones for just $14.99, originally $35.99. You can get them in red, yellow, black, or cyan right now. They are a good basic set of headphones and I like that they do not feature any heavy amount of branding on them. Sure, I like my brands but I do not like to be a walking billboard.

Unfortunately, these will not be delivered in time for Christmas but they still are a good deal and very inexpensive for anyone needing a new headset.

(Expiry: 5th January 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)