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Trade in the old for cash off the new, says Sennheiser!

Heaphone maker Sennheiser, featured in DailyTech's Christmas guide to headphones, produces many quality earbuds and headphones.  However, many penny-pinchers (or broke college students) shudder at the thought of spending their hard earned dollars on an entirely new pair of headphones and thus stick to their old pair.

I know how bad this can get-- I, until recently, owned a pair of iPod earbuds, which had to be the worst fit for my ear possible.  Yet I kept listening to them out of unwillingness to pony up the cash for a new pair.  Sure they would slip off the ear, and the sound was horrible, but it beat spending money right?

Well now deal savvy audiophiles can find a better solution than languishing in old earphone purgatory.   Sennheiser has just announced a pretty exciting program that offers users cash back for sending in their old headphones.

The program gives users a $5 refund on street earbuds, $10 on classic and sport earbuds, $15 for in-ear models, and $25 on the high-end noise canceling models.  The sweet tiered system, ensures a significant discount at any price.  Better yet you can send Sennheiser any pair of earphones, no matter how damaged or abused. 

Getting your rebate is as easy as filling out a quick PDF form and mailing it with the old earbuds to Sennheiser.

Its nice to see a company looking to win over new customers with a good promotion.  If you're looking to pick up headphones, it certainly seems worth a look.

I would almost regret purchasing my latest Skull Candy earbuds, had they not been a measly $10 (and still better sound quality than the Apple earbuds!).  However, if you haven't already bought a pair, review DailyTech's holiday guide and see if you can find a pair of Sennheisers that float your boat and mail in your old ones, while this sweet deal lasts.


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RE: Earbuds... pah
By Axbattler on 4/13/2008 6:25:32 PM , Rating: 2
From an aesthetic perspective, artists typically use In-Ear Monitors on stage. On the other hand, they probably record using full sized cans. It comes down to the right tool for the right job and place. I am often biased in favour of full sized cans, but I am not taking my Grados or AKGs to the gym or even on the street. When the priorities are portability and isolation, IEMs fit the bill pretty well.

Plus, higher end IEMs can sound pretty good (though you do pay more for the convenience). Stock earbuds often sound pretty dire, but so are generic $10 cans.

At the end of the day, I don't think that headphones make particularly great fashion accessories. But hey, there are clearly people who disagree: http://www.headphet.org/ ;)


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