Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Headphones Were $199 | Now $139 & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca (EXPIRED)
The hottest headset that actually warrants the attention these days is the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X. This headset has been declared the best headphones you can buy for under $200 by so many lists including DigitalTrends and HeadphonesUnboxed. They also tend to never go on sale as you can easily see by competitor's prices. Happily, the ATH-M50X Headphones are currently $199 at Shop.ca where you can use our exclusive coupon code MOOSE60OFF175SEPT to save an extra $60. After coupon code, the headset comes down to $139 with free shipping.
I price compared with other online retailers. Best Buy Canada sells the ATH-M50X for $199.99 and is completely sold out online and at any of my local stores. Amazon Canada sells the same headset for $199 (black) and $198.94 (white). NCIX.com has the same general price around $198.98 and even with their current 15% off coupon code; you will still pay $169.13. Unfortunately, they are already sold out! This was the only other place I could find them discounted.
This headset is amazing. It offers incredible sound and the ear cups are the most comfortable I have felt EVER. I am sort of known as the person to ask about headphones (slight obsession), and I have been recommending these for almost a year now. It is important to note that these are the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X - not the ATH-M50. The "X" on the end tells you that this is the updated 2015 version with a detachable cable and superior ear cups to the 2014 version (without the X). I have noticed that I can find the 2014 version for about $10 cheaper (before coupon) but that detachable cable and ear cup upgrades are worth the extra $10 in my opinion.
Shop.ca is also one of the few companies to carry the white version (Amazon Canada being the other). The white version was not carried by Best Buy. In May, I purchased a set of these for a friend's birthday. He has thanked me several times since and always tells me how superior they are in terms of comfort and sound to any of his other headsets including his Sennheisers. I also got to try them out when I visited him and I could not believe how comfortable they were - like little pillows of softness. One reviewer on Shop.ca said:
At this price point these blow anything I owned out of the water. I also tested various sets before committing to these and I am not regretting my purchase. Their big claim to fame is the balanced, studio-like sound they provide. The highs are crisp and bright but not overwhelming. Mids are exactly where they should be, no voice saturation, and the bass is excellent but not overpowered like some other brands out there.
Since then, I have been dying to buy myself a pair because I so need another set of headphones (not!). I do value quality of sound and comfort above all else so I am buying one of these headphones for myself. <3 These are the best headphones for the $200 and under range. For my money, they are the best headphones you can buy right now. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.