The holidays are upon us and that means great deals from great companies like Best Buy. My husband and I play video games together on the PC, and any PC gamer knows you need headphones with a microphone in order to communicate with your party. Well, my husbands headphones recently went to poop after 7 years. Thank you Plantronics for making one of the best headphones I’ve ever used! But alas, those headphones have been discontinued and cannot be found anywhere without paying an arm and a leg for them. Everyone knows I’m a bargain hunter and cannot fathom spending more on items when they can be found, “eventually”, at a lower price.
Now we’re in the market to find new headphones for the husband and for myself since the current ones I have aren’t very good either. We headed over to Best Buy a few days ago to test some of the headphones out, and I found myself glued to the hi-definition headphones Beats by Dr. Dre that are for music listening. They’re obviously not going to work for PC gaming, but the sound was so crisp, clear, and the bass was fantastic in most—if not all of the varieties there. I need a pair for when I go on vacations!
My husband had his eye on the Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound. It says it’s for the Xbox 360, but surprisingly enough, it can be used on the PC as well. We both listened to the sound on them while a video game preview was playing in the background and I was thoroughly impressed. These sounded just as good as those hi-definition headphones that I wanted, AND they are about 1/4 the price of the Beats. Obviously it’s a no brainer on which ones we’re going to choose! You might be thinking that the Beats are more comfortable, but surprisingly enough, I found the Turtle Beach Earforce X12’s to be beyond comfortable. These do not sit on or press against the ear, nor are they tight on your head to where it feels like vice grips. I’m like shocked, because those are 2 of my biggest complaints when it comes to headphones. No one likes being in pain when you’re trying to relax and enjoy yourself.
And the best part is, starting 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 we can score an extra 10% off headphones and portable speakers! Unfortunately it excludes Beats, Sony, and Bose, but it will work on the Turtle Beach ones we want.
Here’s why Best Buy is a great Holiday Shopping Destination:
Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday season.
The assortment is second to none:
– Feature more than 100 products sold only at Best Buy this Holiday.
– Offer a market-leading selection of the hottest tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and titles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, mobile accessories and much more.
– Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are passionate, highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends…and yourself
The combination of bestbuy.com and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the latest technology. Technology is evolving quickly and becoming increasingly complex- Best Buy is here to help make it easy for you to choose the products and services that work best for you.
- Phones: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options
- Tablets: Best Buy is the only place in America where customers can see all of the latest and greatest tablets.
- Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.
- Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearable’s this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smart-watches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.
- Home Theater: Best Buy offers the world’s newest technology, best assortment and service in home theater.
- Appliances: Best Buy is better positioned than ever to bring the latest small appliances and special deals to you.
- Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only dodo they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.
- Music/Movies/Musical Instruments: Best Buy offers terrific deals on the best entertainment stocking stuffers.
- Digital Imaging: Best Buy features the newest selection of cameras, accessories and advise so you can find the perfect gift, or capture your own holiday memories.
- Tech Services: Best Buy is home of the Geek Squad for help installing, repairing, troubleshooting, optimizing and offering all sorts of technical advice from every Best Buy store, in-home, online and by phone
One of the main reasons I love Best Buy is because I can place my order online and have it ready for Free in store pick-up in less than an hour. I don’t have to run around the store trying to find something I need, all I do is pick it up at the front and I’m out the door. When you don’t have much time, you adore convenient shopping.
And if you’re needing some gift ideas, you can check out the Best Buy Gift Center.
*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are my own.*