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Lazada-Sennheiser GSS Surprise

Lazada’s Great Singapore Sale begins next week, and as part of their GSS campaign, they are bringing back Surprise Boxes like they had for their 3rd birthday celebrations earlier this year. I have the Lazada x Sennheiser Surprise Box, and although it’s supposed to be sort of a surprise, I’m going to partially review its contents in this post.

Before I get to that, the idea of Surprise Boxes is that they’ll contain cool products from prestigious brands, with each box featuring a specific brand and a  specific category of products. Don’t worry, shopping won’t be completely a game of chance, because you do get to choose from a specific brand/category, and the items in that brand/category are always going to be the same. You won’t fully know what’s going to be in the box, but with posts such as this one, you’ll get a peak at what to expect.

All Surprise Boxes will retail at S$29, but the contents will be worth far more, about S$100 according to Lazada. Visit Lazada with my affiliate link!

The Lazada x Sennheiser Surprise Box contains several items. One of them is the Sennheiser HD 2.20s on-ear headphones. It’s a fairly basic headphone, but with a very slim profile and foldable design, it is very easy to stow away.

The Sennheiser HD 2.20s is a non-detachable wired closed-back on-ear headphones. The flimsy plastic design makes the headphones feel cheap, but it seems to be robust enough to not break apart all that easily. The thin headband is lightly padded for wearing comfort.

The on-ear design means that the Sennheiser HD 2.20s’ ear cups press against the ears, rather than sitting around it. The headphones does seem to clamp around the head with enough pressure to not easily fall off. However, the pressure does lend to fatigue on the ears after an hour or so of listening.

There is a single-button inline remote with microphone down the wire, so you can easily take calls with this headphone. The 4.5-feet wire ends with a right-angled 3.5 mm plug.

The ear cups fold upward toward the headband to reduce the overall space occupied by the headphones. Combined with the thin headband, the Sennheiser HD 2.20s is easy to bring around. You won’t find many headphones as compact as this one.

Sonically, the Sennheiser HD 2.20s sounded better than I had expected from an entry-level headphones. Although the bass-end isn’t impressive, lacking in details and clarity, the sound quality got better in the mids and even more so in the treble end. At this price range, we don’t expect audiophiles to be using these headphones. For casual listeners, the Sennheiser HD 2.20s sounds pretty decent.

I checked online and found the Sennheiser HD 2.20s retailing at over S$110 from stores like Stereo and ConnectIT. Lazada’s own regular selling price for this headphone is S$119. Considering that the Lazada x Sennheiser Surprise Box will retail for just S$29, just this single item alone will make the deal awfully sweet.

That’s right, even without anything else in the Surprise Box, you’re already getting a 75% discount. Even if you’re not looking for headphones for yourself, this could be a nice gift for someone else!

The Lazada GSS sale is from 6th to 8th June. Surprise Boxes become available at two-hourly intervals, and last only for two hours, except for those that sell from midnight will run till 10am. Specifically, the Lazada x Sennheiser deal will be open on 8th June from 12 noon to 2pm. Mark your calendars now if you’re looking to get this Surprise Box! Remember to use my Lazada affiliate link!

Other attractions you can expect from the Lazada GSS campaign include:

  • Discounts up to 90% off
  • Flash deals every 2 hours
  • Use voucher code GSSLZS18 for 18% off, capped at $8 for new customers with no minimum spend required

Additionally, if you buy any of the surprise boxes, remember to post a video of your Surprise Box unboxing on social media, hashtag #lazadasurprises, and stand to win more attractive prizes from Lazada.

Do use my Lazada affiliate link when you shop on Lazada!

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