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[Best Buy] Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones Refurb $129.99

UPDATE: link is dead; looks like OOS

Refurbished on Best Buy for less than half price.

Review by MajorHiFi

New on Amazon.ca @ $299

TL;DR: Very good sound stage and sound seperation. Very clear. Noise cancellation is not as powerful as other headsets
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This is SO tempting. I already have wireless earbuds (Pamu Slide 2's) but I've always wanted nice over-ears. For $130, I feel like it'd be dumb NOT to buy these?!

Anyone got personal experience? Or, someone please convince me not to get these...
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YOLO it, do it!!! AT are great brand
User396555 wrote: This is SO tempting. I already have wireless earbuds (Pamu Slide 2's) but I've always wanted nice over-ears. For $130, I feel like it'd be dumb NOT to buy these?!

Anyone got personal experience? Or, someone please convince me not to get these...
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I see a lot of conflicting user reviews ie . great soundstage / poor soundstage, lost of bass / not really. Does anyone have these and can comment?
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emjhay wrote: YOLO it, do it!!! AT are great brand
I did end up getting them! For the price, even if they're not iNcReDiBlE, i don't think it's that big of a deal. If they don't work at ALL, well, that's another story.
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Don't know how I feel about refurbished headphones...covid times. However refurbished could mean anything from buyer's regret, never used....to warranty repair and reselling refurb.

When I worked retail i irked when people would return earbuds. barf

Generally these products have a healthy margin's and markup, i rather look for 25-30% off for brand new on sale, than refurb for 45% off.
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bhrm wrote: Don't know how I feel about refurbished headphones...covid times. However refurbished could mean anything from buyer's regret, never used....to warranty repair and reselling refurb.

When I worked retail i irked when people would return earbuds. barf

Generally these products have a healthy margin's and markup, i rather look for 25-30% off for brand new on sale, than refurb for 45% off.
There's no chance of catching covid-19 from refurbished headphones. Even if they weren't sterilized at all and someone coughed directly on an earpad, the virus hasn't been detected on any surfaces more than two or three days after contamination. And even then, it probably wouldn't be infectious at that point.
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bhrm wrote:
Generally these products have a healthy margin's and markup, i rather look for 25-30% off for brand new on sale, than refurb for 45% off.
History from camel shows that lowest it usually goes is $230 for new, around December. $230 from $360 is around a 35% reduction in price.

Thing is though, going by a $360 sticker price, $130 for a refurb is a 64% reduction if I'm calculating that right, not a 45%. 64% reduction is massive.
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Hmm.. I'm looking for noise cancelling headphones. How is the noise cancelling on these? Would it be enough to block out the constant low rumble of construction?
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Southwark wrote: Hmm.. I'm looking for noise cancelling headphones. How is the noise cancelling on these? Would it be enough to block out the constant low rumble of construction?
I've read and watched a bunch of reviews on these things. It looks like the noise-cancelling works well only for frequencies lower than 300Hz. I'm not sure if the construction rumble counts?

I've also read a lot of reviews that say the noise-cancelling isn't as powerful at eliminating the noise as other similarly priced competitors (i.e. Sony, Bose).

For $130, I'm willing to forgive some of these shortfalls.
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they're not bluetooth 5.1? are there not many over ear options with this?
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stranman wrote: would these be good for gaming?
No idea, but I'm curious: why would you consider these, instead of "gaming headsets" from Turtle Beach, Corsair, etc.?
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For 130 for a new toy not too expensive
Given their cheaper than the m50 Bluetooth
Another pair to add to my collection
Still using the b&o h7 as gotos but we will see how these fair
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Page says, can't return once opened. What if something wrong with them?
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User396555 wrote: No idea, but I'm curious: why would you consider these, instead of "gaming headsets" from Turtle Beach, Corsair, etc.?
just looking for a pair of quality wireless headphones and i dont need a mic from a gaming headset as i have one already
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Most reviews factor in it's original retail price ($300 - $360), and compare it to cans at that price range. They mention that it's good, but for the price there are competitors that do a number of things better.

Now taking these headphones and comparing them to sub-$200 offerings on the other hand... that looks like a deal to me! Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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ATH ANC700BT manufacture refurbished is also on sale for 89.99.

More reviews are available, but generally they say this is super comfortable with more equal sound with 40mm driver. Great for travelling due to compactability.

I ended up buying the WS990BT over ANC700BT though due to better build quality, 53mm driver with insane bass, and larger earcups for more comfort.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/au ... d/14381574

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