Today on Amazon, if you pick up the X version of your favorite headphones for a $135 (about $34 less than usual), and you'll also get a free hard carrying case. Just be sure you choose Amazing Deals Online as the seller, and note the promo code. You might remember that this was a Lightning Deal yesterday, but now it's back for anyone to enjoy. Keep reading if you still need to know why they're the best. [Audio Technica ATH-M50x Headphones + Carrying Case, $135 with code M50XCASE]

From our Headphone Co-Op:

The M50s have become synonymous with great sound, great value, and also I'm wearing them as I write this. They were also the runner-up in Lifehacker's 2012 Best Headphone voting , and since then they've only gained proponents, and are the best-selling DJ headphones on Amazon.

Lifehacker: "...they do offer incredible audio quality for your money, a closed-back circumaural design that rests comfortably on your head for long periods, a collapsible design for portability and storage, and a sleek, modern design that isn't imposing but isn't ugly either. In other words, killer audio in a set of cans that don't scream 'steal me!'"

In Lifehacker's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Headphones, they award the M50s their mid-range slot.

Lifehacker: I'm including the closed-back ATH-M50 because it is a very strong favorite in this price range with our community at Head-Fi.org, known for solid overall performance at the price, with a tendency toward bass emphasis and sparkly treble. I see few headphones recommended as often by Head-Fi's members.

So they're the best, but are they worth it? Lifehacker can answer that question for you .


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