Audio and Musical Instruments as part of Prime Day 2018 sales

The Prime Day sales include a dedicated Audio and Musical Instruments sale that includes a trio of famous Audio Technica “Studio” headphones, the M30X for $52~, M40X for $74~, and the M50X for $112~. There’s also a few AT turntables and mics, JBL speakers, the Shure SE-112 BT1 bluetooth earphones for $69, a budget “getting started” electric guitar kit for $75 (Prime shipped), and various other guitars and musical instruments.

Separately, they are offering the new condition nuraphone smart headphones for $299 with free shipping…

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for $125

The Prime Day sales are under way, and among them, the new condition Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones are on sale for a limited time for $125 with free shipping in your choice of iOS or Android buttoned models. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. These are an older model with ANC but no bluetooth. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 3370+ customer reviews and they have 1000+ answered questions.

In-Stock: Audeze LCD2 Closed for $899

It is not hard to lose track of the various Audeze headphones as they have similar names and variations on a theme. One of their latest models is the LCD2 Closed-Back planar over-ears and as of the time of writing, five units of these are in-stock and shipping for their starting price of $899 by World Wide Stereo (WWS), through Amazon. Prime members get them with Prime-like delivery speed even though they ship directly from WWS.

Prime Day starts later today, including 10% back on B&O

Get ready Prime members who happen to be shoppaholics! Prime Day 2018 begins later today at 12pm pacific time (Amazon server time; translates to 3pm eastern). But in the meantime you can participate in some of the Statement Credit promotions if you are a Prime member and have either on one of the Amazon credit cards (either the Prime Chase VISA credit card, or the Prime Amazon store credit card). Among the cashback (statement credit) options offered:

+ 10% back on Bang & Olufsen products

+ 10% back on Musical Instruments which include a variety of headphones under the Studio Product category. There’s 80 of them in the headphones sub-category but there are also other related products in other sub-categories – as it is often the case with categorization, it’s only as good as the methodology and the people implementing it ~ and nobody’s perfect.

UPDATE: among the latest Prime Day offers currently in progress you can get the new condition Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones in the Matte Black color scheme for $200 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Of audio interest, Amazon is bundling the SONOS ONE smart speaker with a $50 plastic Amazon.com gift card, all together going for $200 with free shipping.

NOTE that the Prime Day offers, as the name suggests, are offered for Prime members. If not a member, you can start a free trial and join in the shopping party…

Meanwhile starting at 8:15pm ET on Monday is a Prime Day lightning deal the new condition Jabra MOVE closed-back on-ear bluetooth headphones…

Open-Box Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled for $115

Another refill of the longer running Woot Plus headphone sale includes the open-box Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled (obviously DJ) headphones going for $115 with free shipping for Prime members (or $5 flat for non-members) and with a 30-day Woot warranty. These are wired closed-back headphones, no bluetooth here…

Monoprice MP5 Earphones for $4.49 w/free S&H

A doorbuster at the Monoprice website. Not only it is on sale, but it gets the all important free US standard shipping, even if you only buy one pair of earphones! It is the new condition Monoprice MP5 earphones going for $4.49 with free US shipping (no minimum order amount), with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. The other nice thing of the free shipping on this, if you buy other items that don’t get free shipping, the free shipping promotion may absorb some (or all ~ depending on items) of their S&H fees.

PS: a handful of other Monoprice headphones and audio products are on sale and/or get free standard US shipping.

Tuesday: Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears for $130 w/FS

This recurring daily deal at the Best Buy website has returned, good until the end of day on Tuesday night 6/26/18, you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears, closed-back, in the gunmetal/black color scheme for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

Sony XB-950 B1 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $100

Like a choir, authorized Sony USA dealers have currently dropped the prices of the new condition Sony XB 950 B1 headphones to $100, such as Best Buy and Amazon itself. This is a closed-back over-ear headphone with bluetooth (hence the “B” in its name) but not ANC.

Monoprice MP10 Earphones for $8 w/free S&H and more

The Monoprice website has a trio of coupons running until Monday but they also have some stand-alone sales with free standard US shipping:

+ MP10 In-Ears for $8 with free standard US shipping
+ these look like stubby shallow insertion basic earphones with a 4.1 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews
+ these are eligible for the coupons but your order total must reach the coupon minimum amounts before you get the coupon discount
+ five of these are $25+, making them eligible for the $5 off $25+ coupon [see below], making them $7 per
+ limit ten per customer

+ open-box Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $80 with free standard US shipping
+ not coupon eligible

Coupons Ending Monday 6/25/18
+ GOAL5 is $5 off orders of $25+
+ GOAL20 is 20% off orders of $150+
+ GOAL25 is 25% off orders of $300+
+ these minimum purchase thresholds must needs be reached with products that are eligible for the discount. Non-coupon-eligible products don’t count towards the minimum needed to activate the coupon discounts

Make your own eBAY deal: 15% off $25+ orders

eBAY is back once again with another coupon promotion for select retailers. The offer is this: enter coupon code PLAYFUL15 and receive 15% off orders of participating items/retailers of $25 or higher. The coupon expires at the end of day on 6/23/18. The coupons that are unconditional typically only last eight hours, while the coupons that run for multiple days (like this coupon) are only eligible for select retailers…

When you follow the menus, there are over 430 items under the Headphones category. More related items are under the “Portable Audio” category, and other six degrees of separation items under various other categories.

2-Day Sale: M-Audio Micro DAC (USB) for $24 w/FS, RS160, Senal, Etc

New York’s B&H Photo is running a big 2-day sale until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern on June 20 in 2018. Among the items offered:

+ M-Audio Micro DAC USB Digital to Analog Converter for $24 w/free S&H

+ Sennheiser PMX 684i neckband earbuds for $20

+ Sennheiser RS160 wireless (Kleer technology), previous generation, for $85

+ Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones for $60

+ Tascam VL-S3 14W + 14W 3″ Powered Studio Monitor (Pair, Black) with free On-Stage foam speaker platforms for $50

Sunday Daily Deals: $20 Truly Wireless, $120 Tascam Bundle, $250 M&D MH40

A couple of headphone related offers are part of the daily deals at New York’s critically acclaimed B&H Photo until 11:59pm eastern on Sunday as follows:

+ if you want to try “truly wireless” without breaking the bank, the new condition Pom Gear Pilot True Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $20 with free shipping in your choice of three different color schemes

+ Tascam Trackpack 2×2 recording bundle for $120 with free shipping
+ includes 2×2 USB audio interface, the well-regarded for their low price TH-02 headphones, and the TM-80 microphone

Next up, we move to Best Buy where one of their daily deals is the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-40 in the brown color scheme going for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup. Different Master & Dynamic headphones are frequently featured in the Best Buy daily deals this year…

Sat: refurb AKG N60NC for $80, N60NCBT for $130 [w/1yr W]

Good until Sunday at 1am eastern, Woot is offering a couple of factory refurbished AKG on-ears. The wired N60NC (noise cancelling) goes for $80, while the bluetooth + ANC N60NCBT goes for $130. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty.

Note also that Woot has added a new benefit for Amazon Prime members. Eligible products will get free two-day shipping, not just slow free shipping! This levels up the benefit to the regular Amazon website. Products that are not shipped/fulfilled by Woot-Amazon will not be eligible for free 2-day shipping as usual.

Now shipping: the Monoprice M600 and M650 Open-Back headphones for $130 and $150

It’s the Attack of the Name Clones and they are now in-stock and ready to ship! The Sennheiser HD 600 and HD 650 are two of the most influential open-back headphones in the history of audiophoolia, so of course Monoprice “had to have” two open-back headphones with the 600 and 650 numbers 🙂 I haven’t seen or heard thee new Monoprice headphones, so check reviews and forums and such for more details…

But if you have already researched them, or you are ready to boldly go and give them a try, the new open-back M600 headphones are in-stock for $130, while the open-back M650 headphones are in-stock for $150. They get free standard US shipping which is a plus since Monoprice does not have predictable free shipping like Amazon or Best Buy.

Just like Sennheiser itself undercut the HD 600 and HD 650 with the Massdrop-exclusive HD 6XX, Monoprice is now undercutting the HD 6XX with their M600 and M650 duo.

Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

FriYAY is here once again, and with it it brings the recurring Monoprice.com 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products promotion. This time around the coupon name is SIZZLIN20 and it expires Saturday night. Unfortunately none of the Monolith headphones are eligible for the coupon. Also not eligible is the in-stock and shipping $100 Monolith USB DAC/amp

Speaking of Monoliths, their Monolith line of products continues to expand in many directions! Note however that I only tested the coupons on the headphone-related products, I don’t know if they work on the other products.

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT “Pure Drive” Bluetooth Over-Ears for $200

The Best Buy daily deals have also triggered a price-match of this at Amazon by Amazon actual, it is the new condition Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT closed-back over-ear bluetooth headphones using the recently revealed A-T “Pure Drive” hype-technology/buzz-word. Limit three per customer at Amazon. They support apt-X HD.

Wedn: Sennheiser PX684i neckband earbuds for $20 w/FS; LG V30S ThinQ for $600

There are two headphone-related offers at the B&H Daily Deals running until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if any of them happens to sellout ahead of time).

We start with the earphones, they are earbuds, of the neckband type. IT is the new condition Sennheiser PMX 684i In-Ear Neckband Sports earbuds with iOS remote control buttons for $20 with free shipping.

Next up, on the PADs front (Phones as DAPs), the new condition factory unlocked LG V30S ThinQ Smartphone (128GB onboard) is offered for $600 with free shipping with two different color options to pick from. This was among the last Snapdragon 835 smartphones with a headphone jack [the latest models have the 845], with 128GB of on-board storage plus microSD slot for even more FLACs and WAVs and such, Android 8.0, 6″ screen, a solid 6GB RAM which should be more than enough for all your music streaming and equalizing and visualizing needs, Bluetooth 5.0, apt-X HD, FM radio, USB Type C version 3.1, and so forth. And of course the famous V-series DAC technology.

Monday: B&O Play P9 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $300

The Monday daily deals of the Best Buy website include the new condition Bang & Olufsen P9 wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-the-ear headphones going for the sale price of $300 with free shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

Monday: AKG N20 for $50, N20 Lightning for $70

Good until Monday at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering the new condition AKG N20 in-ears for $50 or the N20LT (with Lightning cable connector) for $70. Shipping is free for Prime members, or $5 flat for everything you buy from Woot during a particular calendar day in the central time zone. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten per option per customer.

Sunday: MEE T1N1 neckband BT earphones for $80

Among the Sunday daily deals at the Best Buy website you can get the new condition MEE Audio T1N1 neckband bluetooth earphones for $80 with free shipping or free store pickup.

Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

FriYAY is here once again, and with it it brings the recurring Monoprice.com 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products promotion. This time around the coupon name is GRAD20 and it expires Saturday night. Unfortunately none of the Monolith headphones are eligible for the coupon. Also not eligible is the in-stock and shipping $100 Monolith USB DAC/amp

Speaking of Monoliths, their Multi-Channel Home-Theater Power Amplifiers are now available with XLR inputs. I haven’t tested the coupons on these.

Refurb Bower & Wilkins P3 and P5 added to Woot Plus

A refill of the longer-running Woot headphone sales has added two Bowers & Wilkins stylish on-ear refurbished headphones as follows:

+ refurb P3 closed wired on-ears for $77 in blue
+ refurb P5 bluetooth for $150 in black
+ they come with a 90-day Woot warranty

Speaking of short term deals, the Amazon Gold Box for Friday 6/8/18 includes a couple of Hua Wind starter bundles for ukulele ($25) and acoustic guitar ($73). Also part of the Friday daily deals is the Howard Leight earmuff bundle for $40.

Speaking of A/V related matters, good until Friday at 11:59pm ET, you can get the brand new Amazon Fire TV Cube for $90 IF you are a Prime member. Up to three units per Prime member at the sale price. This is a pre-release sale. It appears Amazon is trying every single possible geometric shape with their devices 🙂

Make Your Own Deal until Wedn 10pm ET tonight: 20% off orders of $50+ on eBAY

If you are looking to buy headphones or DACs or AMPs or DAPs or almost anything else on eBay that has the same price at most sellers, this is a great “make your own deal” coupon! Coupon code PICKDADSGIFT gets you 20% off orders of $50 or more on eBay, with a maximum discount of $100 off (= purchase amount of $500+). All eBay sellers are eligible for the coupon, this is not their limited seller coupon which typically lasts for 2+ days. The general purpose coupon is a flash sale that typically lasts eight hours or so. This coupon expires today, Wednesday 6/6/18 at 10pm eastern!

Don’t sleep on it ~ unless you are taking a midday nap that is 😉

Use the eBay search bar over there, or start with a headphones general eBay search.

You will notice among those the new condition Hifiman HE-400i Special Edition planar magnetic open-back over-ears going for $150 with free shipping from authorized dealer BuyDIG (aka Beach Camera). The coupon is 20% off, making it $120!

Pelican Waterproof 1040 Micro Case for $15.56

If you are looking for a waterproof case for your earphones or other assorted audio accessories, the solid red color scheme of the Pelican Micro 1040 case is currently on sale for the very specific price of $15.56 by Amazon actual with up to five per customer at the sale price. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 26 customer reviews. Check dimensions and customer reviews over there for more details. The other colors currently go for more.

Beats 3 Studio Wireless for $215 [two color options]

If you are looking to get the closed-back over-ear Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones for yourself or as part of the Dads’n’Grads gift-giving season, the red and white color schemes are currently on sale in new condition for $215 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Free 125 Starbucks Stars with 3-month Spotify Premium for $0.99 per month

If you are participating in the Starbucks Rewards program and you are Spotify Premium curious, they are running a new promotion between June 5-14 in 2018. If you sign up for a Spotify Premium 3-month trial for $0.99 per month for the duration of the three month trial, you will receive 125 Bonus Stars in Starbucks Rewards, which are worth almost any item in their stores, including the new $9.45 salads or the largest drinks with all the mix-ins of your choice.

After the 3-month trial, your Spotify Premium subscription will be $15/month unless you cancel it manually.

Check the email account registered to your Starbucks Rewards account with a link and details on how to redeem the offer…

Tue: 2pk Maroo ICE earphones for $16 + S&H

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm eastern, the Meh.com deal of the day is a two-pack of Maroo ICE earphones offered for $16. Shipping is $5 flat, unless you are a Meh member ($5 per month), in which case you get free shipping. They only have slow shipping options, no update, that’s part of the reason why they can afford the lower prices. These are “bedazzled” style wise.

Monday: Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears for $130 w/FS

They are back! This has become a recurring daily deal at the Best Buy website, good until Monday night 6/4/18, you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears, closed-back, in the gunmetal/black color scheme for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

FREE 3-Month Pandora Premium Subscription

For a limited time, Groupon is offering a FREE 3-Month Pandora Premium subscription! This is the full service music service, not just the more famous Pandora “radio”. You have no ads, unlimited skips, offline playback, playlists, etc.

Fostex TX-1 Over-Ears for $20 with free shipping

On the budget side of things, and with free shipping, you can get the new condition Fostex TX-1 over-ear headphones for $20 with free shipping (no minimum order required for the 48 contiguous US states) at the Musician’s Friend until Sunday at 8am eastern (or earlier if they happen to sell out before the expiration time). They also offer 45-day free returns, and they average 3.7 out of 5 based on 23 customer reviews.

Fostex TH-X00 Trio returns to Massdrop in limited quantities and for $20 more

They are back on at the members-only Massdrop in limited quantities, 100 units available per headphone. And they go for $20 more than before! They are the following Fostex TH-X00 Massdrop collaborations, with free US shipping and a 2-year warranty. Note however that these will ship in mid-September 2018, that’s 3.5 months away!

  • Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Audiophile Headphones for $420 with free shipping and 2-year warranty. Freight forwarding service available for +$15 for outside the US; details at the bottom of the listing over there
  • Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart for $470 with free S&H and 2-year warranty
  • Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Ebony for $520 with free S&H and 2-year warranty
  • Daily-ish Deals: AKG N20U for $55, Denon Bi-A 2-Way Ref Monitors $80 to $100

    Among the latest Woot headphone offers, the new condition AKG N20U Premium in-ears are on sale for $55 with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat shipping for non-members. They come with a 1-year warranty.

    Meanwhile good until Saturday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Denon Bi-Amplified 2-Way Reference Monitor for $99 in the 8-inch (DN-308S) or $79 in the 6-inch (DN-306S). This is a single monitor, not a pair.

    Among the Frday NewEgg shell-shockers, you can get the new condition Klipsch Reference Closed Over-Ears for $99 with free shipping using promo code EMCSXUSE5 until Saturday 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out). This offer is only available in the white color scheme. It is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

    Refurb Bose SoundSport Wireless w/1-yr warranty for $80 w/FS

    The official Bose eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Bose Soundsport Wireless earphones for $80 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty, just like what the new condition models get. They are available in the black color scheme.

    Google PixelBuds for $129 w/free S&H

    The new condition Google Pixel Buds are currently on sale for $129 with free shipping at the Best Buy eBAY store with up to three pairs per color per customer. They are available in the Kinda Blue and the Just Black color schemes…

    Philips X2 HR Open-Back Over-Ears for $199

    The new condition Philips X2 HR open-back over-ear headphones are currently on sale for $199 with free shipping and handling at Guitar Center (with store pickup available depending on location and availability) and also at Musician’s Friend… Note that the Musician’s Friend in-stock estimate is late June 2018. Pretend it’s Massdrop 🙂