Lunch Time Deals: Buy A Mac, Get Free Beats Headphones

When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. As a back to school special, Apple is giving away $259.95 Beats Solo2 headphones if you're buying a new Mac for the new university year.

Now read: our Australian review of the Beats Solo2 headphones

Now read: our Australian review of the Apple MacBook (2015)

Apple's back to university campaign is pretty straightforward — if you buy a Mac with education pricing, which already saves you up to $280 on the RRP, you'll also get a $259.95 pair of Beats Solo2 headphones (which are actually pretty good, especially if they're free). You can choose from Gloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Red, Gloss Blue colours and receive them alongside your online purchase.

If you want a wireless pair of 'phones, though, you can add the Solo2 Wireless to your cart and have a $259.95 discount applied to them, making them $140. This deal runs until March 21, so there's no rush, and you can either buy online (through the education portal) or in Apple's retail stores around the country. Of course, you have to be a uni student, have been accepted into a uni, a parent buying for a uni student, a teacher or lecturer or other member of staff. [Apple]


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    Beats headphones. Quality.

      Don't repeat the same hackneyed things you've heard until you listen to a new pair. They've changed in the last couple of years.

        They aren't shitty bassshoeboxes anymore, but they are luducrously outclassed for DT1350/Momentum*/K551/M50X money.

        On the other hand, they are excellent performers for $0 (or to hock on ebay)

        *if you want a similar sound because you are terrible at life

        Last edited 04/02/16 1:09 pm

        Actually I thought my comment could have been read either the way you did, or as literal.
        However interesting to see that you think they've turned around their reputation for poor quality products. I'd love to see a side by side review with a few other pairs of similar specs/price point.

        Last edited 04/02/16 1:26 pm

        I was in the market for a new set of headphones about 18 months ago. Was sick of seeing beats everywhere, so specifically avoided them - they were the easy option but I was upgrading from Beats in ear buds.

        Ended up getting a set of Bowers and Wilkins, mostly because I liked the styling, and havent been disappointed. But what surprised me was how many options there were in that price range, and how much better they were compared to headphones of a decade ago.

        Which brings me to the point. Headphones as a whole are vastly better than what was on offer 10 years ago. What Beats have done is make them fashionable, even though they can be overpriced. It doesnt matter if you have Beats, B+W, Sennheiser, Bose, or whatever, they are all viable options today, and people are happy paying $200+ for headphones.

        Why be judgemental on something that is really going to have minimal impact on your experience? Unless you truly are in the music industry where it makes a difference, you're being picky if you think the various headsets really have a major influence. They dont, the differences at that price range are small, and you very quickly get used to whatever you buy.

        Hell, at the moment my B+W's need some work (still under warranty) and I've been running around with a $5 set from Officeworks, and what they are putting out is better than decent $50-$100 cans from a decade ago.

        Same here, still crap. I thought Apple would've worked their magic after purchasing Beats then I remembered that apple never was any good at audio.

    I did.
    They're still overpriced crap.

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