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post #1 of 9
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I have received a $150 Staples gift card for Christmas from my employer, and am looking to spend it on a new pair of headphones.   They have a huge selection of headphones, but i don't  see many of the highly recommended headphones from these forums (ie M50).   Would anyone be willing to make a few recommendations based on what is available on the Staples.com website?

 

Also, I know i will be hated for mentioning this, but i was initially leaning toward the Bose, only because of my lack of knowledge, and their reputation for comfort. 

 

I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but mostly Hard rock and Hip Hop.   I will also be wearing these at work for up to 8 hours a day, so comfort is a large plus.   

 

Any input is greatly appreciated.  


Edited by jakebnhm - 1/7/14 at 9:57am
post #2 of 9

Sennheiser HD 360 PRO Headphones are even cheaper there than on amazon. It gets great reviews, it is worth a look.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you.   I will look at some reviews on that.   Any others worth my attention on there?

post #4 of 9

The problem with staples is that the prices are... always near MSRP for anything above $100. Can you ask them to price-match Amazon?

 

I would recommend you pay a bit extra and get the Sony MA900's. Only about $10 more expensive than on Amazon, and it's really liked among some head-fi'ers (I haven't had them so I can't personally recommend them). Apparently they're one of the most comfortable headphones around too.

post #5 of 9

Honestly I'd see if I could sell the card for 80% of value and shop elsewhere. Staples has a terrible selection.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

I'm honestly not too worried about the price comparison, since it was a free gift card to me anyway.  I'm only trying to get the best thing i can with the gift card.   I'm not finding the Sony MA900 that you mentioned on there though.    

 

I wouldn't mind throwing in some extra money too, if the headphones are worth it.  

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I'm honestly not too worried about the price comparison, since it was a free gift card to me anyway.  I'm only trying to get the best thing i can with the gift card.   I'm not finding the Sony MA900 that you mentioned on there though.    

 

I wouldn't mind throwing in some extra money too, if the headphones are worth it.  

 

Oh, didn't realize they were out of stock.

 

Hm...

post #8 of 9

TIL Staples is an awful place to shop for headphones.

 

I think your best bet is the Bose AE2 or the JBL J88. Really, nothing else there is worth it, maybe with the exception of the JVC HARX900.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Okay.  My original thought was the ae2i, or the ae2w(if i decide to throw in the extra money).  I just wanted to check and see if anyone here thought there was a better option.

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