Does it make sense to buy fancy headphones?
If your answer was a rousing "yes!", you'll be glad to know that "fancy" doesn't have to mean "expensive" -- not today, anyway. While supplies last, DealFisher has the Logitech UE 6000 noise-cancelling headphones for $99.99 shipped. They list for $199.99 and sell elsewhere for at least $140.
These are factory-refurbished headphones, but DealFisher says they're in "new/excellent" condition and is going so far as to offer a full 365-day warranty. In other words, although Logitech typically would give you only 90 days, the reseller is willing to back the product for a year.
Even without that guarantee, this is a sweet deal. The UE 6000 has the look and feel of high-end over-the-ear headphones, with a folding design for easier transport and an inline microphone so you can make and take calls. Also inline: a remote with volume and play/pause buttons, which is the best headphone/earphone feature ever.
The UE 6000 runs on a pair of AAA batteries, used here to generate noise-cancellation signals -- a great perk for folks who routinely ride planes and trains. You also get a carrying case and a splitter so you can share your tunes with a friend.
CNET Asia reviewed the UE 6000 about a year ago, awarding it four stars and heaping on this praise: "Best-sounding active noise-canceling headphones we've listened to." And over at Amazon, some 85 buyers collectively rated it 4.5 stars out of 5.
Now, because I like to travel as light as possible, I tend to prefer in-ear 'phones, which do a pretty decent job of blocking outside noise. That said, I know there are plenty of audiophiles who like their cans; if you're one of them, this is definitely a deal worth considering.
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