Friday: Beyerdynamix Xelento BT IEMs, refurb Sony CH-700N

Not one but TWO name-brand headphones are part of the Friday NewEgg daily deals good until 11:59pm pacific on 1/15/21 or earlier if sold out:

+ new condition Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth Tesla in-ears for $575

+ refurbished Sony CH-700N ANC/Bluetooth over-ears for $49
+ sold and shipped by marketplace seller VIP Outlet
+ this is the previous generation model
+ we have a text and pictures unboxing of it right here (PORG not included)…

Pre-order the all new Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless ($200 new, $150 with trade-in)

Samsung has now revealed their new Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship smartphones for which they are having pre-order store credit bonuses along with more generous than usual smartphone trade-in promotions (up to $700 credit on select Galaxy, iPhone and Pixel models)…

OF headphone interest, they revealed the new Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless which have been building some pre-release hype (mayhaps as a counter-weight to Apple/Beats hype?). Not only that, but they were the Opening Act of the presentation, they were the first product revealed and Samsung spent considerable time on them!

The video embed below starts playback right at the Buds PRO segment:

Samsung made some bold statements about these (as it is often the case with hype-presentations). These are the notes I took while watching it live:

  • using real-world-speaker-inspired 2-way speakers
  • system-in-package breakthrough in the assembly to fit them in
  • 2mm vent for airflow and circulation
  • mesh and inner chamber thing for dealing with wind noise
  • ANC using inner and outer mics
  • intelligent ambient aware mode
  • 360 audio motion and head tracking
  • audio by AKG
  • auto-switch between phone and tablet and such
  • IPX7
  • stay-on while running
  • beam forming mic technology
  • work with Galaxy Buds Live accessories

All this hype can be yours in three colorful color scheme options for $200 at B&H Photo and Amazon actual and such…

OR if you buy it from the Samsung.com store, where you can optionally get it for $150 with an eligible trade-in. This should not be confused with the “up to $700 smartphone trade-in promotion”. The $50 trade-in credit is separate and for the Buds. Not sure exactly how it works: the trade-in info is buried in the fineprint. It is mentioned on the left of the blue “BUY NOW” button at the top right corner of the page over there.

YMMV: Samsung Galaxy Buds TW for $49

This is YMMV because sometimes I see them as orderable and sometimes as unorderable. This can happen with some combination of Amazon servers de-syncing and high-demand items, or something like that. Anyway, as of the time of writing I’m seeing the black color scheme of the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds truly-wireless on sale for $49 with free US shipping and one per customer. The other colors are either not on sale or unorderable.

Given that, consider this as a very YMMV deal. This deal has helped propel it to the #3 spot in the Best Selling Earphones at Amazon

NOTE that the “Buds” are an older model, the first generation in this line released in February 2019 per Wikipedia

So this $49 on-and-off sale should not be confused with the brand new just-released $200 Galaxy Buds PRO

PS: a couple of the previous Galaxy Buds models are also on sale, the Buds+ for $110 and the Buds Live for $140, eg at B&H Photo

Thursday: Beyerdynamic DT-240 Studio for $60AC

Beyerdynamic makes a comeback at the Thursday 1/14/21 Newegg deals of the day with the new condition closed-back wired Beyerdynamic DT-240 headphones for $60 with free US shipping after entering promo code 34SHLPC6 over there…

Also part of the Thursday deals is the recurring refurbished Jabra Elite 65t truly-wireless going for $45.

Meanwhile the NewEgg teasers for Friday 1/15/21 show the Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth in-ears with Tesla technology. The sale price will be revealed when it goes live on Thursday.

Speaking of which, good until Thursday at 10am eastern you can get the new condition Corsair VOID ELITE SURROUND Premium Gaming Headset (with omni-directional Microphone) for $40 with free US shipping as part of the Adorama deals of the day

Thursday: AKG N700NC M2 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $100

AKG returns to the Woot daily deals under the Electronics tab for Thursday 1/14/2021 until 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

It is the new condition with a 1-year warranty AKG N700NC Mark II ANC and bluetooth closed-back over-ears going for $100 with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. More specifically this is model GP-N700HAHCIWA. Memorize it, it will be on the Headfi Entrance Exams for the next semester 😉

This includes a carrying case and a USB-C charging cable and a 3.5mm cable and a flight adapter. It is compatible with the “AKG Headphones app” that has an “Ambient Aware” and a “TalkThru” mode.

PS: you can thank all those $50 unknown-brand best-selling ANC/BT combo over-ear headphones on Amazon for forcing the known manufacturers to offer lower price. Even Bose and Sony have lowered prices for some of their well-reviewed models…

Wedn: refurb B&W PX7 ANC/bluetooth Over-Ears for $249

Good until Wednesday 1/12/21 at 11:59pm eastern time [or before that if it happens to sell-out] you can get the refurbished (with a 2-year warranty) B&W PX7 ANC/bluetooth Over-Ears for $249 after a $50 off coupon that activates automagically in the shopping cart. This is one of the deals of the day at B&H Photo. This is only available as refurbished in the “Space Gray” color scheme.

Saturday: refurb Audio Technicas including ATH-AD500X for $60

Six refurbished Audio Technica headphones are on sale at Woot as part of their daily deals until Saturday 1/9/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) and surprise-surprise, there’s an open-back option!

+ open-back ATH-AD500X over-ears for $60

+ five closed-back over/on-ears Audio Technicas, some bluetooth

+ the Audio Technicas come with a 90-day Woot warranty, up to three per option per customer

+ it starts with an A, but it’s not Audio Technica, it just got jammed into the sale as well, new condition AmazonBasics Ultra Light truly-wireless for $17

Meanwhile at the NewEgg daily deals they have the new condition Meidong bluetooth neckband earphones going for $11 with free US shipping. This is bluetooth 5.0 which is becoming pretty much must-have for some kind of future-proofing…

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic MMX 300 II Gaming Headset for $234AC

Beyer is dynamic once again with their MMX300 second-generation gaming headset being among the Newegg dailies for Tuesday 1/5/20 until 11:59pm pacific time. The price is $234 after entering limited-time promo code 93XQD39 in their shopping cart…

Meanwhile their teasers for Wednesday’s daily deals include a Philips UpBeat truly-wireless…

Sunday: Samsung BTS truly-wireless for $90 [also: Braven Flye offers at Meh]

If you are a fan of Meh, which tries to keep alive the original pre-Amazon spirit of Woot, their Sunday 1/3/21 daily deal at the Meh website are Braven Fry bluetooth earphones. And you have two options:

+ one pair of Braven Frye truly-wireless for $19

+ two pairs of Frye bluetooth necklace-style earphones for $19

Shipping is extra BUT if you are signed up to their for-pay membership plan, you get free shipping…

UPDATE: under “Electronics” at the Woot daily deals they have the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (Wireless Charging Case included) in the BTS Special Edition (oh my *faint Beatle-mania style*) for $90, one per customer, with a 1-year Samsung warranty…

Friday: refurb AirPods PRO, Beats Solo ANC

Happy New Year, may 2021 bring you great headphones and audio gear, until the rest of the schiit gets fixed 🙂

We start with the headliner of the Best Buy daily deals, they are the Geek-Squad certified refurbished AirPods PRO going for $170, with a 90-day warranty…

Under Electronics of the Woot daily deals they have the new condition Beats Solo ANC/bluetooth closed-back on-ears going for $150 in the light-blue or dark-blue color schemes with a 1-year warranty…

And if you want to sharpen your senses during critical listening sessions, there’s a 2-pack of 30g tins of TeaPigs premium organic matcha for $35 under the Woot “Grocery and Household” daily deal…

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over-Ears for $319

As teased yesterday, among the Newegg dailies good until 12/30/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out you can get the new condition wired open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic Amiron Home for $319 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg with up to three per customer… Yes, this is a Tesla headphone…

Also part of today’s dailies is the Onkyo CS-265(B) Colibrino CD Hi-Fi Mini System with Bluetooth offered for $149 with free US shipping which is important because these type of things, unlike headphones, they are on the heavy and boxy side 🙂

Wedn: V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless CODEX for $250

It’s V-Moda time at the Wednesday 12/30/20 daily deals at the Best Buy website, more specifically you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex edition in the silver color scheme for $250 with free store pickup and/or free shipping and such…

I’ve now lost track of the many variants of the Crossfade over-ears, so please consult with your favorite search engine or audio forum to sort them out 🙂

Speaking of which, the non-Codex Crossfade 2 Wireless go for $200 in all three options at the Amazon website (sold by V-Moda’s Amazon store and fulfilled/shipped by Amazon (Prime eligible))…

And for Jimi Hendrix fans, the Jimi Hendrix edition of the non-codex Crossfade 2 Wireless goes for $220 at Adorama’s website

Sandisk Clip Sport mp3 player for $20

If you want a blast-from-the-past tiny little mp3 player, the new condition Sandisk Clip Sport is on sale for $20 with free US shipping at B&H Photo as part of their previously mentioned massive daily deal sale, their Mega Deal Zone which will likely continue until the end of the year…

I haven’t used this model, but I have three Sandisk Clip Plus models that still work (I “rescued” one from a clearance bin), and the earlier Clip (no microSD, this one is probably better for reference audiobooks and podcasts)…

At the other end of the audio spectrum, there are some slightly more complicated setups like these Reference set-ups from The Hans Beekhuyzen YouTube channel:

PS: yes, it’s a new experiment I’m doing on this blog, mixing in audio-talk with daily-deals 🙂

H&A Versa Studio Headphones for $50

Adorama too has its own house-brand of a Sony V6/7506 competitor, and it is one of their daily deals expiring on 12/30/20 at 10am ET, it is the wired closed-back over-ear new condition H&A Versa Studio Headphones going for $50 with free US shipping…

They come with two cables (one straight, one coiled), a 1/4″ adapter and a one-year warranty…

Here’s a 93-second overview ad for the headphones from Adorama TV:

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic Aventho bluetooth on-ears for $179

Jealous of yesterday’s Sennheiser entry, Beyerdynamic returns to the Tuesday 12/29/20 NewEgg daily deals with the new condition closed-back on-ear Aventho bluetooth headphone going for $179 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg proper… Up to three per customer at the sale price…

This runs on bluetooth 4.2 however, it supports apt-X HD and AAC and promised up to 30 hours battery life.

TEASER: the teaser for the Wednesday daily deals at NewEgg shows the open-back wired over-ear Amiron Home. The sale price will be revealed on Wednesday at 12:01am pacific time over there…

PS: if you are interested in reading/listening to what other people use for their headphone testing, both in terms of gear, process and music, there is a brand new 18 minute video on said topic at the “The Hans Beekuyzen Channel” on YouTube. This is more speakers and classical priority but discusses modern music as well and mentions a handful of songs/tracks used in testing. SURPRISE SPOILER ALERT: there’s some Level 42!

Tuesday: Microsoft Surface Headphones V1 for $135 [was $150]

UPDATE: this dropped from $150 to $135 as of a later-in-the-day recheck of the listing…

Good until Tuesday 12/29/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if they happen to sell out) you can get the new condition Microsoft Surface headphones for $150 with a 1-year warranty as one of the Woot daily deals. Free shipping if you one-time-link your Prime and Woot accounts, otherwise you pay a flat shipping fee for all purchases made during the calendar day (in the central time zone).

This too of course is an ANC/bluetooth combo, because that’s where the consumer gold is. There’s only so many people willing to buy $1000 FOCAL headphones even though they spend more on all kinds of semi-frivolous tech and non-tech purchases 🙂

This is model MIC-MXZ-00001, V1 (aka first generation) in the gray color scheme, with up to ten pairs per customer.

Now that both Microsoft and Apple proper have over-ear headphones the clock is ticking for a Google over-ear headphone 🙂

UPDATE: Beyerdynamic returns to the NewEgg daily deals for Tuesday with the Beyerdynamic Aventho. Price will be revealed at 3am ET over there…

Monday: Sennheiser Momentum Free bluetooth earphones for $60

Jealous of Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser makes an appearance at the Monday 12/28/20 NewEgg daily deals [CORRECTED LINK!] with the new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free necklace-style bluetooth earphones offered for $60 with free US shipping… Offer ends 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out…

B&H Photo Daily Deals Return All Together At Once

A couple of times per year B&H Photo launches a MEGA DEAL ZONE sale. This is all their daily deals, going live all together at the same time! If there was any previously daily-deal you missed out on, this is your chance to grab it!

You can check by Brand Name or price range or by product category…

Under “PRO Audio” you will find their Senal house-brand closed-back over-studio headphones going from $45 to $60 (think along the lines of MDR-V6 and MDR-7506), the Roland CS-10EM binaural in-ears for $50, and such…

For more consumer and audiophile headphones, click on the “Mobile Electronics” sub-category. Unfortunately there is no headphones sub-tab, so you just have to browse through them OR use the Brands filter and select your audio manufacturers of interest…

I will try to go through these later today to highlight some potentially interesting headphone offerings…

Their daily deals run in 24-hour windows starting at 12:01am eastern time. Mega Deal Zones often run for more than one day, but not always. This being year-end, I’m purely speculating here, they may last until the end of the year…

Monoprice Year-End Clearance includes Monolith Liquid Platinum Balanced Head Amp by Cavalli for $400

The Monoprice website is having a Year-End Clearance Sale and among them they have some headphone/audio-related products.

All the headphones in the “Audio” category and all the items in the “Pro Audio” come with free standard US shipping, so I won’t repeat this in the listings below. This is for a limited time only.

Of headphone and audio interest:

+ Monolith Liquid Platinum Balanced Headphone Amplifier by Alex Cavalli for $400

+ a trio of BT-series bluetooth overons for $25 to $27
+ overons = over-ears or on-ears
+ separately, featured on their homepage the BT-205 bluetooth over-ons go for $20 w/FS and no reviews

+ AVOID: a badly reviewed truly-wireless for $30

+ NB-BT bluetooth neckband for $30

+ Monolith K-RAS Reference Series Bookshelf Speaker (one) for $160

+ and the previously mentioned 8323 bluetooth over-ears for $18

AND while we are diving into the Monoprice World, they are highlighting some of their Best of 2020 product launches which includes the new condition open-back over-ear M570 open-back planars for $200 with free standard US shipping…

Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth Over-Ears for $18 w/FS

Headlining the Monoprice Year-End Clearance at the bottom end of the price-range, and with FREE US standard shipping is the new condition Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth [CORRECTED LINK!] closed-back over-ear going for $18! Eighteen dollars, not 18 factorial 🙂

The bluetooth aspect of this includes apt-X support. The one-page “Quick Start Guide” PDF file linked-to from their product description points out that these have controls on the outer side of the earcup (no need to fumble for buttons at the edge of the earpads perimenter like some other models).

Just like their 8323 wired predecessor, these also have a 3.5mm audio input.

I’m not sure what the bluetooth version is, but breezing through some of the Q&A at the Monoprice website it looks like it is some version of 4.x, not 5.0.

I had the older 8323 wired-only headphones and for the price they are definitely worth it, despite being old-hype now-a-days 🙂

The only issue I had with them is that even though they expand on your head making you look like one of those robots from the 50s low-budget scifi movies, they are actually not as big-head-friendly as they look. I could just barely fit inside at maximum extension. For my head, this is about the same as a maximum extension fit in the Grado SR60e, but the Grados do not apply clamping pressure on the sides and their headband is more of a suggestion than an oppressing force 😉

750+ headphones in limited time Amazon Warehouse clearance

As of the time of writing over 750 headphones are participating in a limited time Amazon Warehouse Deals sale

IF you want to see what audiophile-ish options they may have, try sorting the listing by higher price. As of the time of writing the used options include the Sony MDR-Z1R, Sendy Aiva planars, Fiio FA7, Massdrop Plus IEMs, etc…

PS: not used, but because the clock is running out on this I don’t want to create a separate post, good until Sunday at 11:15am ET, you can get the new condition iKKo Audio oh1 IEMs for $67 as one of the lightning deals for Sunday 12/27/20 at Amazon’s…

Sunday: CLEER Flow ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $60

We start Sunday with a new headphone deal of the day, this one is good until Sunday 12/27/20 at 11:59pm eastern, at B&H Photo, it is the new condition CLEER Flow ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $60 with free US shipping…

This uses bluetooth 4.2 with NFC, has 3.5mm audio input as well, includes a carrying case and charges via micro-USB. However, despite the older BT version, it supports all the audiophile-friendly standards, LDAC, apt-X HD, apt-X and AAC.

Blog Update: We have a new Text and Pictures Unboxing: 1More Piston Fit bluetooth necklace-style earphones

We are kinda the opposite of a content farm here 🙂 After 32 whole months, we have a new text-and-pictures unboxing blog post! No, it did not take me 32 months to prepare this particular new post, lower the expectations significantly 🙂

Our new text and pictures unboxing post is a utilitarian purchase of mine, the 1More Piston Fit bluetooth earphone, necklace-style! As usual, this is just unboxing, written before I listen to them so the sound performance does not influence the unboxing post 🙂

Creative Outlier Air truly-wireless for $45 AC

For a limited time during the Christmas Day weekend, coupon code AIR25 gets you 25% off the new condition Creative Outlier Air truly-wireless at the Creative Labs online store, dropping them from $80 to $45.

In comparison this goes for $50 at the Amazon Creative Labs store. The other two color options there go for much more, and they are actually different models.

So if you look at the customer reviews over there, make sure you filter them by the customer reviews of this particular model. You can find the pre-filtered reviews here. Sadly Amazon does not calculate a rating score for these and with nearly 500 customer reviews, I can’t calculate them myself on the fly 🙂

They promise up to 10 hours of battery life in the earphones, with a promise of two refills inside the included charging case (USB-C connector thankfully). They are IPX5 rated, with bluetooth 5.0, AAC and apt-X…

Friday: Digital Content Offers: Pandora and Apple

Merry Christmas with a gift card sale at Best Buy with an audio component!

First up there’s a Pandora 12-month subscription sale offering two options:

+ 12-months of prepaid Pandora Plus for $40 for the 1st year
+ auto-renews at $55 per year unless cancelled

+ 12-months of prepaid Pandora Premium for $60 for the 1st year
+ auto-renews at $110 per year unless cancelled

And then for the Apple fans, you can buy an online $100 Apple For Everything Card and receive as a Santa gift bonus a $20 promotional Best Buy online gift card.

The “Apple for Everything” gift card can be used on everything sold by Apple, physical goods (iPods, iPhones, accessories including headphones, etc) or digital goods (iTunes, Apple Music, iCloud, etc). Check the product page over there for all the ways you can spend it 🙂

The above offers are good for December 25 in 2020, aka Christmas Day!

Thursday: AKG N700 NC M2 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $120

Funny how “A Samsung Brand” is now a marketing point for AKG headphones now-a-days 🙂 But let’s start from the beginning…

In a sale of …Gifts Santa Forgot, as part of their Thursday 12/24/20 daily deals, Woot is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear AKG N700 NC Mark II bluetooth/ANC headphones for $120 with up to three per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty…

A carrying case, and USB-C charging [FINALLY!] and 3.5mm cables are included. The specs promise 23-32 hours of playing time (depending on which features you use (bluetooth and/or ANC), with 3 hour charging time.

They have ambient mode, multi-point, and you get a 3-month Sirius XM free trial too…

Note however that per the Samsung website these are bluetooth 4.2, and they only support the basic bluetooth profiles (A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6), no apt-Xes, no AAC, no LDAC…

They too have the now almost-obligatory house-app, in this case, the “AKG Headphone App” available for iOS and Google Play and Samsung Play [ha!]…

Their formal name is GP-N700HAHCIWA 🙂

It is an interesting hodge-podge of specs, you go modern with USB-C, and ambient, and a custom app, yet they use the older bluetooth version and only the basic bluetooth profiles. It’s like someone went into the AKG/Samsung warehouse and pulled out whatever parts were available and built a headphone with them. Sort of like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphone 🙂

More headphones in daily deals, at Best Buy’s website they have the JLab Epic Air ANC truly-wireless going for $45, and for your PADs/DAPs a 64GB SanDisk EXTrEEmEE micro-SDXC for $20, and a 1TB SanDisk USB-C portable SSD for $125…

Thursday: Shure SE-846 IEMs for $549 (with both BT5 and wired cables)

You want quality name-brand IEMs but can’t decide between bluetooth and wired audio? Well, you can have both until Thursday 12/24/20 at 11:59pm eastern, because B&H Photo is offering as part of their daily deals the new condition Shure SE-846 in-ears for $549 with free US shipping in the “Clear” and “Black” color schemes. The other two color options are NOT on sale.

This Shure kit includes THREE Shure cables:

  • Shure RMCE-UNI universal mic/remote cable
  • Shure EAC-64 MMCX cable
  • RMCE-BT2 bluetooth 5.0 cable

The nice thing with these is that if you have other Shure earphones, you can mix and match their cables, so you could bluetooth-ize an older pair of Shure IEMs [as long as the connectors as compatible]…

The kit also includes a carrying case, the Shure Fit Kit with different types of eartips, adapters and such, a microUSB charging cable, and a 2-year warranty…

Massdrop X E-MU Purpleheart Closed Over-Ears for $75

Knock, On Wood, Baby! If you love wood (no pun intended) in your headphones, you can get the new condition wired closed-back over-ear E-MU Purpleheart headphones in the “Massdrop X” edition at the Massdrop website for $75 with free US shipping and free US returns.

This is an “in-stock drop” or as today’s Massdrop kids like to call it, a “Ready to ship” item, so it will ship quickly. With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the shipping estimate is slightly longer than the usual two business days, as of the time of writing the shipping estimate is January 4 in 2021.

Being a Massdrop collaboration, this comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

This is the most spartan package ever, you get the headphones and nothing else. The cable is glued-in, so no accessories included 🙂

PS: if the look is familiar, yes, there is a “Fostex the people” connection. Here’s a blast from the past video from Tyll with engineer Chan Ming Tat talking about the creation of the E-MU wood line…

Monoprice BT-205 Bluetooth 5 Over-Ears for $20 w/FS

If you are the boldly going type who wants to be among the first to try new headphones, and don’t mind parting with $20, Monoprice is offering their new Monoprice BT-205 bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $20 with free standard US shipping…

Monoprice is stingy with free shipping, especially for lower cost items, so this is part of the offer… [of course anyone who has tried to mail anything at the Post Office or FedEx or UPS discovers that every shipment has a cost and free shipping is only something that Retail Titans of the Amazon and Wal*Mart size can afford]…

These are bluetooth 5.0 (basic profiles only) and they fold and they are lightweight. Lightweight however has its downside as they are advertised as maximum eight hours of playback. On the other hand, lighter on the head can be a plus.

Granted, it’s a $20 headphone but for the cable organizers out there, these use micro-USB, not USB-C. They also have a 3.5mm audio input.

The full 12-page user manual is available as a PDF link on their website HOWEVER there is some confusion because the manual says there is a microSD slot (cards up to 32GB) for mp3 playback and the slot in shown in the user manual product pictures.

However, on the website’s product page, the text does not mention a microSD slot, and none of the pictures in the product gallery or description show the microSD slot.

Assume it does not have a microSD to be on the safe side!

Does anyone even read or proof-read user manuals these days? 🙂

Buy Massdrop’s Objective 2 Headphone amp like a Normal Online Person for $105

If you want to get Massdrop’s Objective 2 headphone amp (either the “Standard” or the “Medium Gain” version) and you don’t want to deal with the Massdrop website’s peculiar way of doing things, then for $105 you can get it delivered to your door “normally” because that’s the price these are sold at Amazon by Amazon actual. And if you are a Prime member you get them even faster!

Just like Schiit Audio does, Massdrop charges a bit more on Amazon to cover their Amazon seller fees, so you are trading off Amazon convenience versus Massdrop shipping and a lower price.

Tuesday: Sennheiser HD 2.30{i/G} On-Ears for $25

Button options for either system are available, it is the new condition closed-back wired on-ear Sennheiser HD 2.30 offered in the “2.30i” for iOS devices, and “2.30G” for Galaxy/Android devices, going for $25 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg where it is one of their deals of the day until Tuesday 12/22/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out… No coupon or rebate is needed for this offer, the price you see is the price you pay…

Tin Hifi T4 In-Ears for $70 [MD]

David Bowie’s “Tin Machine” may have inadvertently predicted the rise of “Tin” portable audio with the “tin machine, tin machine, take me anywhere” lyrics 😉

Joking aside, the new condition Tin Hifi T4 in-ears are currently on sale for $70 at the Massdrop website. They come with a stylish brown case and six pairs of eartips (some black, some pink).

The shipping estimate is late January 2021, so this is not for holiday shopping gifts for sure! There’s no mention of warranty in the listing…

Tuesday: Beats Solo PRO On-Ears for $150

Good for Tuesday 12/22/20, among the Best Buy daily deals they have a sale on the new condition closed-back on-ear bluetooth Beats Solo PRO “More Matte” collection for $150 in the dark-blue (may look black on some displays) or red or light blue (cyan-ish) color schemes.

The displayed price in their little color widget box seems to be oscillating between $150 and $180 for some colors but when you add it to cart you see the $150 price.

You also get as a bonus 4-month new-subscriber free-trial subscriptions to Apple Music and Apple News+. Apple Care is an optional +$29…

Apple AirPods PRO TW w/wireless charging case for $200

The Apple Airpods PRO truly-wireless with wireless charging case, model MWP22AM/A, are a Best Buy daily deal for $223 for Monday but that offer is handily defeated by critically-acclaimed B&H Photo of New York and by Amazon actual offering them for $200 with free US shipping. These have the Apple H1 chip, and you can make the most of them if you are part of the Apple i-eco-system…

Meanwhile the AirPods non-pro with wireless charging case, model MRXJ2AM/A, are going for $160 at Amazon actual and at B&H Photo….

OR if you want a lower price, the AirPods with a charging case (model MV7N2AM/A) go for $130 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

Monday: Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones for $45

If you are looking for Sony V6/7506 “homage” type headphones, good until Monday 12/21/20 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Senal SHM-1000 studio headphones for $45 with free US shipping at B&H Photo where it is one of their deals of the day… It includes a straight and a coiled cable and a 3-year warranty…

Also part of their Monday daily deals is this new condition Denon DN-205IO speakers pair going for $50 with free US shipping… This is in white, 2-way passive, that can be used inside or outside…