headphones

June 25

NCIX.com: Roccat Kave XTD Desert Strike Gaming Headset Was $90 | Now $40 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 3:15 PM

NCIX.com: Roccat Kave XTD Desert Strike Gaming Headset Was $90 | Now $40 & Free Shipping

NCIX.com often has amazing deals and this is one of them. NCIX.com has reduced the Roccat Kave XTD Stereo Desert Strike – Military Edition Premium Stereo Gaming Headset from $89.99 down to $39.99 with free shipping.

This headset is not carried at many other online retailers. I found it at Amazon Canada for $93.50. You can also purchase it in the Amazon Marketplace for $77.95 plus $13.74 shipping. Next, I found the headset at Newegg Canada for $95.99 plus $12.85 shipping. Even Newegg.com (US) sells the headset for $69.99 USD.  I could not find the headset at Best Buy, Walmart, TigerDirect, or Staples Canada.

Now that we have established that this headset is an excellent price, here are some features.

Microphone

The detachable microphone has noise cancelling features so you are heard and not the lawnmower outside, the drying running in the background, or your dirty laundry revolting in the basket saying “wash me…”! The microphone has a 10Hz to 10KHz frequency response.

Headset

As the microphone is detachable, you can simply use this as a regular headset when you are not gaming. The headset has a semi-open back design with round ear pads (instead of oblong). While not the best frequency response at 20Hz to 20Khz, this will certainly do the job. The 23 Ohm impedance is pretty standard. The headband is padded for wearing comfortable for many hours.

Cable

The cable features a built in remote giving you control over the volume and even mute. With 8.2 feet of cable, you have quite the distance. This is pretty great if you use your headset with a console and want to sit on the couch.

While I could not find reviews for the ‘Desert strike’ version, I did look at a couple reviews for the regular edition. Reviewers seemed to agree that they liked the chunky design, that the headphones were very comfortable, and that there was good overall sound quality. However, they didn’t quite like the cable as it isn’t modular. They often said how the headset was good, but it doesn’t really excel at one thing.

At this price, I think this is most certainly a worthwhile buy. While this is a one-day deal, quantities being sold at this price are limited so you will want to purchase as soon as possible.

(Expiry: 25th June 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
June 17

Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Only $50 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Only $50 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca   (EXPIRED)

Amazon Canada has discounted these sexy Sennheiser HD 429 headphones from $129.99 (original price) to $49.95. Receive free shipping as your order is over $25.

I have blogged about this headset once before, back when Future Shop Canada was still around. The headset was on sale for $59.95 @ Future Shop in March. I know that the companies are clearing out this headset as it is an older model and thus not available many places anymore. A friend of mine purchased this headset during Future Shop’s sale and found the headset overall comfortable with good sound.

I recommend Sennheiser quite often. They have a larger frequency range than many similarly priced headsets. The same friend who bought this headset was going to buy a set of Skull Candy headphones for around $100. I pointed out that Skull Candy had a much smaller frequency range compared to Sennheiser.

The HD 429 has 18-22,000 Hz frequency response with 32 Ω impedance. They are a closed can design that fits around the ear. They provide passive isolation from environmental noise but there is no active noise cancellation. I prefer this as I like my environment to still be able to clue me in – like if an ambulance is coming.

The headset has a 3 m single-sided OFC cable with a 3.5 mm gold straight plug. A 6.3 mm adapter plug is also included. This headset is completely sold out on Best Buy Canada, but I borrowed a review from there:

Great clear balanced sound (for a variety of music, electronic, rock, classical, and more). Do a decent job of blocking out background noise. Liked them so much at work, I bought a second set for home. The cord is a little thin, afraid it might get wrecked eventually, and it built-in to the headphone, so can’t be easily replaced like some units.

Looking at the reviews, the only real complaint appears to be the thin cable. Besides that, customers are very pleased with the quality.

These headphones are an excellent choice for casual music listeners who want something better than their earbuds. I love my headphones – I think they make me look badass! These are also an excellent gift for teenagers and other music loving adults. For the price, I would recommend these to most my friends.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
June 9

Save 70%! Sennheiser MM 100 Bluetooth Headphones Were $249 | Now $75 & Free Shipping @ Chapters Indigo

Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Save 70%! Sennheiser MM 100 Bluetooth Headphones Were $249 | Now $75 & Free Shipping @ Chapters Indigo

This is a fantastic deal today for all of you who like high-quality headphones that make your music sound amazing. The Sennheiser MM 100 Bluetooth Headphones were $249, but right now you can grab them for only $74.70. This is quite a score, saving you 70% off the price!

I have never been fussy about my music, but this deal today has me changing my mind. I listen to music everywhere. If there is a set of speakers near me, chances are good I am streaming some sort of music. I am usually happiest when some sort of lesser-known happy pop rock or acoustic cover is playing from my speakers.

If you like your music clear and crisp, you should check out these Sennheiser headphones. Sennheiser is a top brand of headphones and the clarity will surely live up to the brand. Even better, these headphones operate on an integrated Bluetooth that allows you to skip the wire. Most of Sennheiser’s headphones are wired, but I prefer not being tangled up in cords. This headset also has an integrated microphone so you can take calls on the headset seamlessly. This is perfect for working at your desk, out around town, or when you are out for a run. Avigayil blogged about these headphones when they were on sale for Cyber Monday, but we have not seen the price drop down since then.

The only other place I found these headphones for sale was at NCIX. They are currently selling at full price for $249. Most of Sennheiser’s headphones are wired, but over at Best Buy Canada I found one pair of Sennheiser headphones that are wireless with a 100m range for $140.24. I also found a Bluetooth pair, but the only available pair is $650.24! Most of the Sennheiser headphones start at around $200 and the price only goes upward from there.

There are no reviews at Chapters Indigo on these headphones, but plenty of people are talking about them at NCIX. Most people seem to be rating these about four out of five stars. Here is one review:

These headphones have been around my neck and ears for the last 3 month and I am very happy with them. Listening to music I get 7 hours or so playing non-stop. Phone quality for the most part has been. They have been very durable. They also go louder then I care to listen to while preserving audio quality.

There is still time that you could pick these headphones up in time for a Father’s Day gift. Treat dad or grab a pair for yourself. I am so tempted by this deal. I may treat myself to a new pair of headphones.

(Expiry: 21st June 2015)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
May 19

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

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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

*** BUMP – this deal is back at this low price! ***

Even though I told you about two Sennheiser deals recently, 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: 20th May 2015)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
May 16

Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones Only $6.82 + Shipping @ Monoprice (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 16, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Enhanced Bass Hi Fi Noise Isolating Earphones Only $6.82 + Shipping @ Monoprice (EXPIRED)

If anyone is on the lookout for a little set of headphones, you could do well checking out this deal on some low-priced ones from Monoprice.com. The enhanced bass hi-fi noise isolating earphones have an original price of $21.32, but you can actually grab them for only $6.82 by using a coupon code, just now.

You must use Monoprice coupon code MAY15 to get an extra 15% discount off the base price on these headphones.

There are a few colours to choose from, silver, black or white. I’ve pictured all three in the image above. They have a pink option on the site as well, but it’s out of stock.

Apparently:

With its stylish design, these Monoprice earphones will prompt complete strangers to ask you where you got them, but you won’t hear a word they say as you rock on down the highway!

Ha! I doubt that complete strangers are going to be asking you where you got them, but you never know. Enhanced Bass Hi Fi Noise Isolating Earphones Only $6.82 + Shipping @ Monoprice (EXPIRED)

Even though these headphones have a really low price point, the customer reviews here are surprisingly positive. Most users seemed to have very positive experiences with these headphones. One reviewer was even pleasantly surprised with the cloth covered wires, which their cats did not enjoy nibbling.

Canadian Shipping

Monoprice ship their orders from the US so you do have to pay a little extra in Canadian shipping fees. However, the amount is only small – on my test order it was $3.84. This amount may vary depending on your postal code. So in total, I was paying around $10.66 in total for this item.

Price Comparison

These exact headphones are not available anywhere to buy online in Canada, that I can see… apart on Amazon marketplace here, but that’s actually from Monoprice too. They’re coming in at $11.82 with free shipping, so it’s more beneficial to place your order from Monoprice.com themselves, and use the coupon code for a bit of an extra saving too.

(Code expiry: 17th May 2015)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
May 14

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $14 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $14 & Free Shipping

*** BUMP – the 3HV2 is now down to only $14 & free shipping @ NCIX! ***

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 only $14. 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 $14 & Free 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: 20th May 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
May 12

Chapters Indigo: Beats Studio 2.0 Headphones Were $330 | Now $264 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Chapters Indigo: Beats Studio 2.0 Headphones Were $330 | Now $264 & Free Shipping

Do you worship the beats by Dr. Dre? Have you long wanted to get your paws on his Studio headphones but found the price too steep? Then pick up a pair with the Visa Checkout 20% off discount. Originally $329.95, the Beats Studio 2.0 headphones come down to $263.96 after Visa Checkout.

You will not find the Studio 2.0 headphones cheaper anywhere else. Right now, sale prices do not even drop the headset down this low. I price compared with many other retailers: here is the going prices for this headset.

  • $277 – $280 @ Amazon Canada
  • $329.94 @ Walmart Canada
  • $329.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $329.99 + $7.80 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $329.95 @ Staples Canada

Essentially, these headphones are full price anywhere else online except for Amazon. Amazon Canada confused me as they do not put ‘2.0’ in the item’s headline, rather you can find it in the product description. Even compared to Amazon Canada, you are still scoring these for quite a bit cheaper at Chapters Indigo. In addition, Amazon Canada only has three colours: white, black, or red with red being the cheapest. Chapters has nine different colour options.

My favourite colour is certainly the champagne set. They look incredibly elegant and are hard to find online. Most the retailers I price compared against do not sell this colour. Rather, they start with black and white and then add on red sometimes. I am not the only fan of champagne. One reviewer said:

I’ve had these for about a month and have been very happy with my purchase. I was originally going to get the solos, but I found them uncomfortable and knew I needed over ear. I actually wear these at the gym, which I realize sounds a bit crazy. The reality is that large head phones are on trend at the gym and I’ve never felt silly wearing them. They sound quite good. I know that you could get higher quality, but with an item like this it is more of a fashion statement. I love the look of the champagne. They have been very comfortable to wear.

Of course, you want details. The new Beats Studio (2.0) is lighter, stronger, and more comfortable. The headphones come with adaptive noise cancelling for keeping the world out and your music inside.  They have a 20-hour rechargeable battery. Remote talk means you never have to take off your headset to answer a phone call.

That 20-hour batter sounds amazing, so I checked out a few other reviews. Most people say they are actually getting around 20 hours from the battery, and that charging is faster than they expected. People also have been really impressed with the comfort level of the Studio 2.0.

Now, if your budget cannot stretch to Studio level, then pick up a pair of the new Beats by Dre Solo 2 headphones. Originally $219.95, they come down to just $175.96 after Visa Checkout discount.

These headsets qualify for free shipping.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
May 8

SONY DJ Style Headphones Were $128 Now $48 @ Walmart.ca!

Posted by on May 8, 2015 at 9:06 AM

SONY DJ Style Headphones Were $128 Now $48 @ Walmart.ca!

If anyone is in the market for a new set of headphones that aren’t too pricey, check out the deal on these SONY MDRV55R DJ Style Headphones from Walmart Canada. Originally priced at $128, you can pick up these babies for only $48 right now!

With this type of deal on Walmart.ca, we sometimes see stock sell out incredibly fast. If you are at all interested in buying these Sony headphones, buy now and think later.

Free Shipping

I have a sneaking suspicious that since Walmart raised the free shipping threshold to $50 a few weeks ago, they’ve been a lot more careful in setting price points for items like these headphones. These headphones are only $2 under the free shipping threshold. This means it would be a good idea for you to throw another filler item in your shopping cart to bring it up to that level – then you’ll get free Canadian shipping to your home, to most areas in Canada.

Alternatively, you can order online and collect at store for free. But why do that, when there is a plethora of items that you could throw in your cart in order to obtain free shipping? For example:

The last item there would be ideal – it brings your cart up to $50 exactly, meaning you get it all shipped to your home for free.

Price Comparison

The prices elsewhere online in Canada for these SONY MDRV55R DJ Style Headphones are quite a bit higher. The next best price online is $65 from Amazon, and prices go right up to above $100 from many other online retailers such as The Source and Memory Express. Good deal, Walmart!

(Expires: Unknown)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
May 3

Chapters Indigo: $100 Off Frends Layla & Ella B Headphone Bundle – Now $150

Posted by on May 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Chapters Indigo: $100 Off Frends Layla & Ella B Headphone Bundle   Now $150

Chapters Indigo Canada has bundled together the Frends Layla headphones and the Ella B earbuds. If purchased separately, then these two pieces would cost you a total of $250. Currently, the bundle is on sale for $150.

This set is gorgeous – truly a good-looking headset with quality materials. The gold gives the headset and the ear buds a warm glow. I find it very rich and stylish when paired with the white leather. The two contrast beautifully. The combination of gold and white leather really makes this headset look expensive and very feminine as well. If you care what you look like with a headset or earbuds on – then this set is for you.

Very few sellers actually carry this brand. I found the headset (in rose gold) for sale on Frends’ website: it was priced at $149.95. I also found the earbuds on sale at the Frends’ website. Originally $99.95, they are on sale for $49.95. These prices are in USD as the company is American. I also found the headset for sale at Amazon.com (US) where it retailed for $199.99. Places like Net-A-Porter have the headset for $150 USD. I could not find this set elsewhere in Canada apart from Chapters.

Frends products come with a two-year warranty to protect your product from manufacturer’s defects.

These headphones have a three-button volume mic and phone control. The cord is fabric-covered for comfort and the ear cushions are made of leather covered memory-foam for the most comfortable music experience ever. The white leather is made from lamb and the set comes with a soft carrying case to keep your headphones safe. They are compatible with most MP3 players, cell phones, and other devices.

I was a little confused as to why someone would buy both headphones and earbuds. However, they can be very useful in different circumstances. Sometimes you do not want to carry around a set pf headphones so earbuds are better – they fit right in your pocket. For longer journeys like a flight or bus ride, you may want the added noise cancellation of the headphones.

As this set costs over $25, you will receive free shipping from Chapters Indigo Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
May 1

Microsoft Canada: Beats Mixr Headphones Was $280 | Now $169 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Microsoft Canada: Beats Mixr Headphones Was $280 | Now $169 & Free Shipping

My, do I have a deal for you. Microsoft Canada has discounted these gorgeous Beats Mixr Headphones from $279.99 down to $169 with free shipping.

The price of headphones often fluctuates wildly – though some brands are more stable than others are. I did a thorough price comparison to make sure you are receiving the best deal possible on this set of headphones by Beats by Dr. Dre. Here is what other online retailers are selling this headset (in various colours) for:

  • $279.94 @ Walmart Canada now
  • $279.99 + shipping @ Newegg.ca
  • $279.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $279.99 @ NCIX.com
  • $223.96 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $263.14 @ Amazon Canada now
  • $279.95 @ Apple Canada

Chapters Canada is the next cheapest but Microsoft Canada still beats them by a landslide.

This headset is designed for high volume and loads of bass. If you like to feel that bass vibrating up your spine and pounding in your chest… then check out this headset.

The headset comes with a 3.5mm coiled DJ audio cable, 1/4-inch (6.35-millimeter) audio adapter, in-line control and mic cable, a cleaning cloth, and a carrying case. Choose from blue, light blue, yellow, or green.

Now, the headset itself has 40mm drivers for excellent sound quality. The ear cups are meant to rest on your ears. They are made of leatherette material and rotate 270 degrees. These DJ style professional grade headphones weigh in at about 210 g. These headphones are ultra-light and ultra-flexible so they are ultra-durable. Evidently, this headset came about when David Guetta challenged Beats by Dr. Dre to make the perfect set of excellent ear cups.

As Microsoft Canada did not have any reviews, I pulled one off Apple Canada:

I have tried the entire beats line of headphones these are by far my favorite. the have the highest volume threshold and dont drown out most of the music with excessive bass while balancing out the mids and highs with amazing clarity. Extremely well made, not plastic like most of the beats.

This is not the only reviewer to say these are his favourite out of all the other Beats. Many others are saying the same thing. Now, I figure that most of these reviewers bought this headset at full price – this is on Apple’s website (which is not known for its sales). I figure if this headset is getting such solid praise at $110 more than Microsoft Canada’s price, then this must be a good deal on a solid pair of headphones.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
April 30

Sennheiser Momentum Headphones Were $160 | Now $96 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Sennheiser Momentum Headphones Were $160 | Now $96 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Amazon Canada has a special electronic deal of the day for anyone in need of a new headset. Originally $159.99, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones are on sale for $95.99 with free shipping.

The last time (and only time) we have blogged about this headset was back in December when they were on sale at Shop.ca for $109. I decided to run a current price comparison against other online retailers of this headset, just to make sure you are getting a good deal.

  • $109 @ NCIX.com
  • $129 + shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $149.96 @ The Source Canada
  • $159.99 @ Best Buy Canada

While NCIX.com comes in a close second for some colours, other colours are priced at $199. I found this at the majority of places – some colours were on sale while others were not. At Amazon Canada you can choose from any of the colours they carry and you are still saving an extra $13 on top of NCIX’s price. There are five colours to choose from:

  • Black
  • Ivory
  • Green
  • Red
  • Brown

Personally, the black are my favourites followed closely by the red colour. I like their solid construction and they have a unique look for headphones. The frequency response is excellent: 16-22,000 Hzwith 110 db. They have a closed design and come with two cables. One cable is a 1.4 m iPod / iPhone cable with integrated smart remote and microphone. The second cable is a 1/3 m cable for computers, phones, and MP3 players that use a headphone input.

Reviews are positive on almost any website that sells this headset. A reviewer on Best Buy Canada said:

These are amazing headphones. The sound is just perfect and it has just the amount of bass i like. The bass doesn’t over rule all the other sounds. I totally recommend these. There awesome:)

Another reviewer at The Source gives a huge review, going over things like fit, noise-cancellation, and quality versus price. While some people complained about the (lack of) noise cancellation, he said:

There maybe not as much noise isolation as some might like but if you are using them in an office or walking down the street that is a good thing. ie. If you can’t hear your boss calling for you cause you can’t hear him…say good bye to wearing them at work…I’ve seen it happen. Or you know being able to hear a train or car before it hits you is always a good thing.

He raises some good points. Sometimes it is important to be able to hear your surroundings a bit rather than live in perfect bliss. I like a little bleed through when I am walking down the street with my headset. It lets me hear horn honking, sirens, and the person running after me calling my name because I left my credit card in the store.

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
April 25

Steelseries Siberia V2 Gaming Headset (Recert) Was $99 Now $29 & Free Shipping @ NCIX Canada!

Posted by on April 25, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Steelseries Siberia V2 Gaming Headset (Recert) Was $99 Now $29 & Free Shipping @ NCIX Canada!

This weekend, NCIX Canada has a pretty sweet deal on a gaming headset, the Steelseries Siberia V2, in black, with a microphone attachment. This is a recertified version of the product which was $99, and you can pick it up at a $70 discount – making it only $29 just now. Plus, you also get free shipping which serves to make the deal even sweeter!

There are limited quantities of this gaming headset available, it may sell out at any time. I’ve seen this happen with some of the low priced doorcrasher type deals on NCIX Canada. I’d say that if you are interested, buy now and think later, as it is such a low price anyway.

Warranty

Steelseries is a very good name when it comes to gaming headsets. As far as I can gather from the product page, even though this is a recertified item, it still comes with a full one year warranty from the manufacturer (the first 30 days of that are through NCIX themselves).

Price Comparison

Elsewhere online in Canada, many places are selling the brand new version of the Steelseries Siberia V2 headset, albeit in various colour combinations. The cheapest alternative I can see comes from The Big Box Outlet Store which is selling this headset for $66 including shipping (but they only have one left in stock). Most other stores are selling the Steelseries headset for around $90 (Newegg) to $100 (Amazon).

Reviews

There are no reviews of this item on NCIX but you can hit up the likes of Amazon.ca to find out a bit more about what people think of the gaming headset. There, it has achieved a rating of 4.8/5 stars, with most people extremely happy with the purchase.

Contest

While you are there, why not enter in the 19th anniversary sweepstakes on NCIX here. They’re giving away more than $10k in prizes! The NCIX PC ultimate gaming setup worth more than $2k would look nice on my computer desk.

(Expires: 28th April 2015)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
April 17

NCIX.com: Sennheiser HD 205-II Headphones Were $99 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

NCIX.com: Sennheiser HD 205 II Headphones Were $99 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

I think if myself as the headphone matchmaker. Besides my own ‘mild’ obsession with headsets, I have set up several of my friends with headsets they love. Right now, NCIX.com has discounted the Sennheiser HD 205-II Studio Grade DJ Headphones from $99 down to $39 with free shipping.

Various headsets are always going on sale, therefore I needed to price compare this exact model of Sennheiser to see if this was a good deal. I found the Sennheiser HD 205-II headset for the following prices at other online retailers.

  • $78.52 @ Amazon Canada
  • $99.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $99.99 @ Staples Canada

When the next cheapest headset is nearly double the price of NCIX.com’s deal, then you know you have found a great offer.

I am a big fan of Sennheiser, though I have yet to own the brand myself. I recommended a set to a dear friend of mine about four months ago. He was thinking of buying some Skull Candy headphones, but I successfully talked him out of those.

I pointed out that Sennheiser has a superior frequency response. This gives you a better range and, with such a range, your headset is more responsive to highs and lows. Most standard headsets come with a minimum frequency response of 20 Hz and a maximum frequency response of 20 kHz. These 205-II headphones have a frequency response of 14 Hz to 20 kHz. Even for $39, you are getting a better response range than many $100 headsets.

The headset features the studio-style rotatable ear cup so you can listen with only one ear. This is a funky design as, when the ear cup rotates, the ear pad remains in contact with your head for comfort and stability. Even if you are not a DJ… this allows you to communicate with others without taking the headset off and without experiencing any discomfort when removing the headset from one ear.

Commenters are pretty succinct in their reviews. One reviewer said:

-good sound overall
-nice and compact
-doesnt crush your head

Other reviewers thought the bass was awesome and found the quality very good for the price. One person bought these for $50 not too long ago, so I think $39 is a great deal for this set of Sennheisers. The HD 205-II comes with a protective pouch for storage and a locking 1/4″ adapter.

While this headset is in stock, it qualifies for free shipping.

(Expiry: 22nd April 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
April 14

NCIX.com: Sony In Ear Headphones Were $20 | Now $14 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 2:38 PM

NCIX.com: Sony In Ear Headphones Were $20 | Now $14 & Free Shipping

Sometimes you just need a decent pair of ear buds that are not going to cost you a fortune. NCIX.com has discounted the Sony in-ear Headphones from $19.99 down to $14 with free shipping.

This is close to the most basic ear buds that Sony Canada makes. They are perfect for pairing with your iPhone or iPod for listening to music on the bus. If you have broken or lost those pretty white ear buds that came with your iPod, then pick up a pair of these Sony in-ear headphones. They come in either white or black.

In price comparing, I found these the best price at NCIX: not only because the price was lower, but also because NCIX.com is offering free shipping on these ear buds where you would have to pay for shipping at any of these other retailers. Here is what other online electronics retailers are selling the Sony MDREX15APB and MDREX15APW ear buds for:

  • $19.99 @ Sony Store Canada
  • $17.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $18.56 @ Amazon Canada

As I mentioned above, you would then pay shipping on each of these competitor’s prices listed.

Surprisingly, this cheap little pair of in-ear headphones actually gets great ratings. On Best Buy Canada, the black colour has a 4.1/5 rating with eight reviews. One reviewer said:

Honestly, these earbuds are what i look for every time I need a new pair. The neodymium drivers product crisp base and high treble, Absolutely recommended for watching movies on an iPhone or Android or Ipad. Sound volume is fantastic and zero distortion. Do not let the cheap price fool you. Let me say this: these sound better than the Bose Triport ( $ …) or the AKG I also possess.

That is high praise from someone who seems to know what they are talking about. Another reviewer on Sony talked about how the earbuds are great for all ear sizes as they come with interchangeable buds – three sizes. I could also see the white pair matching your iPod so people do not need to know you lost your original Apple ear buds – or worse – they stopped working.

I think Sony builds solid products, which is why one of the main brands in my house is Sony. Televisions, wireless speakers, cameras, and more – they just seem to get things right.

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April 8

Microsoft Canada: Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Were $450 | Now $230 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

 

Microsoft Canada: Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Were $450 | Now $230 & Free Shipping

Oh my god – I just had a heart attack! The coveted (by me)Parrot Zik by Starck Wireless Headphones are on sale from $449.99 down to $229.99 with free shipping from Microsoft Canada.

I have wanted these headphones since they first came out. Not only do they look absolutely gorgeous in their black frame. The Parrot Zik are unlike anything else you have ever used. The earpiece is touch controlled. Slide your finger up or down on the right earpiece to raise or lower the volume. You can also slide your finger side to side to skip to the next track.

there is also a proximity locator built into the headset. The Parrot can tell when you take the headset off and it automatically pauses your music. This is a pretty cool feature as I sometimes forget to pause my music and then when I put my headset back on –  am several tracks down the list and have used up additional battery power playing music I was not listening to.

For true audiophiles, you can change the acoustics and sound space using Parrot’s Audio Suite app from your smart phone or tablet.

Now, I assume the Parrot Zik is discounted deeply because the Parrot Zik 2.0 version was just released. This new version also makes it awfully hard to find the older version to price compare. However, I did find it at a few places:

  • $328.38 @ Amazon Canada (marketplace)
  • $329.99 + $11.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $429.99 + shipping @ NCIX.com

The cheapest price I could find on any website in Canada was $277.69 plus shipping. However, I did not know that website all too well to know if it was credible. Even so, Microsoft Canada is selling the Parrot Zik for less. In fact, the cheapest price i have ever seen before was this deal on a refurbished set for $240 that I blogged about before. Microsoft’s price is officially the cheapest I have ever seen this headset.

The new Parrot Zik 2.0 headsets retail for $429.99 so I highly recommend the first version of this headset to save a bundle of money. They are not only aesthetically beautiful, but have great sound quality as well. One reviewer said:

These headphones have far surpassed my expectations. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic. Crisp clear sound in every range. It appears that the manufacturer spared no expense in the construction of these and the materials to build them. I am very impressed by the comfort of these as well. Several times I have forgotten that I was wearing them! If you enjoy and appreciate your music as much as I do I highly recommend these. You’ll be as impressed as I am. I guarantee it.

I think I need to find room for $230 plus tax in my budget – I need to own a pair of these headphones!

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