TL;DR: Snag the immersive Culture V1 headphones for $99.99 in the Mashable Shop. They’re typically $200, so you’ll save $100.
You’re in a complicated relationship with Bose and Beats headphones. While you love the idea of high fidelity sound, a cordless listening experience, an ergonomic design, and the ability to block out background noise effectively, you can’t quite commit to the price.
Great active noise cancellation tends to come at a steep markup, so add all the other bells and whistles, and it’s hard to find a budget-friendly option that can give household name brands a run for their money. But that’s not to say they aren’t out there.
Enter the Culture V1 headphones, a pair of noise-cancelling, wireless headphones that are on sale right now.
They come with a whole slew of perks, including best-in-class, 98 percent active noise cancellation (making them a true lifesaver during busy commutes or long-haul flights), up to 25 hours of battery life using ANC and up to 35 hours without, a dual microphone that enables crystal clear phone calls, and the latest ApX and AAC low latency technology that provides a seamless listening experience sans any audio lag. They’re so good, in fact, we’ve already waxed poetically about them earlier this year.
The Culture V1 headphones are also billed as “smart” headphones, which means that their built-in sensors pause and play your music simply by you removing them and placing them around your neck. It’s the same type of auto-pause feature you’d find in Apple’s AirPods. That means that your music always plays on your terms, and it will always pick up right where you left off should you need to take off the headphones to interact with the outside world.
While normally these headphones are priced at $200, for a limited time only you can grab a pair for $99.99. To keep things in perspective, the newest Bose headphones are going for nearly $400. Yikes.