The Philips Fidelio X2HR over-ear headphones have dropped to a new low at $140

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The Philips Fidelio X2HR over-ear headphones are down to $139.99 on Amazon. These headphones usually sell for as much as $200, and they can even go as high as $230 at other retailers. The drop to $140 is not only $10 better than recent deals we've seen, it's even better than Prime Day's sale back in July. We're seeing this model go out of stock now at a lot of retailers, too, so you'll want to take advantage of this deal before the prices skyrocket.

These excellent wired headphones have high-resolution audio with 50mm drivers, an acoustic open-back design, and adapters for both 3.5mm and 6.3mm jacks. They're very comfortable with velour cushions and memory foam ear pads.

These are very good headphones from Philips Audio and feature an acoustic open-back design. They have pre-tilted speaker plates and double-layered ear shells. The headphones use 50mm high definition drivers and certified Hi-Res Audio. The headband is lightweight, self-adjustable, and made with genuine leather. You'll also get breathable velour cushions and memory foam ear pads that are replaceable. They come with adapters for both 3.5mm and 6.3mm jacks.

The X2HR have gotten near perfect reviews from critics. Even the older model X2 headphones, were really well received. Philips just improved on a formula that was already working really well. The open-back design keeps pressure from building up so all the audio is natural and clear. That means you get amazing sound with Hi-Res Audio, but it also means you probably don't want to take these on the subway.

Of course, these headphones do require a headphone jack, and that might be an issue in the modern era. If you're looking for something wireless that sounds good and is around this same price, try the AKG N60NC headphones. They're Bluetooth and have active noise-cancelling for less than $150. If you want some Bluetooth true wireless earbuds, you can get Anker's Soundcore Liberty earbuds on sale today. They're down to just $56 from a street price around $70.

John Levite
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.