Monday: NuForce BE Sport3 for $15, Jaybird Run XT Sport TW for $50

Two retailers have bluetooth earphone daily deals for Monday 3/30/20 running until 11:59pm local time (local of the retailer, eg B&H Photo is East Coast, Best Buy is midwest/central, Amazon is pacifica)…

At B&H Photo, you can get the new condition Nu Force BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $15 in the gun-metal color-scheme OR if you want to stock up or give away, you can get a 4-pack for $40 (making it $10 per pair)…

At Best Buy, you can get the new condition Jaybird Run XT Sport truly wireless earphones for $50…

I don’t have the “XT Sport” but we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the Jaybird Run truly wireless, the only truly wireless I truly have 🙂

Pictured below is the packaging of the Jaybird Run, not the “Run XT Sport” that is on sale…

SendyAudio Planar Magnetics for $479 [MD]

New arrival at Massdrop, it’s another planar magnetic headphone with zebra wood housing, tempting both the planar fanclub and the wood fanclub 😉 This new arrival is the new condition SendyAudio AVIA going for $479 with free US shipping.

There is no mention of warranty in the listing. They will ship in late April 2020. Various options are available in the shopping cart for cables and adapters, the options ranging from +$25 to +$199. There’s also an option for a stylish stand (the last picture in the product gallery, picture #15, just press LEFT on the default picture instead of going through all 15 of them) for +$60…

NOTE: as of the time of writing of this blog-post, three more purchases are NEEDED before this offering “unlocks”. There are more than five days left for this to happen…

Used Grado SR80e open-back for $87

The new condition open-back Grado SR80e headphones go for $100 at authorized dealers but if you are okay with used headphones, you can get them for $87~ in “Used – Good” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals, or $91~ in “Used – Very Good” condition. You can find these in the USED options of the root Amazon listing

Music Production Bundle course for $20

On the “Music e-Learnings” front, Stacksocial is currently running a Music Production Bundle offer for $20. This is all digital/online. For that you get nine courses composed of 740 individual lessons in over 60 hours of runtime. They include music basics (read music, music theory essentials), playing the piano, songwriting, singing, audio production, an Ableton Live 10. All but one of the courses come with lifetime access. The “Read Music” course includes only 1-year access…

Massdrop Warehouse Sale includes BGVP DM6 IEMs for $150, MiniMic for $12 [also: $25 off $200+ orders]

Massdrop is having a Warehouse Sale featuring two pages of products they offer. The sale price is the one you see reflected there BUT if your warehouse order total is $200+, you will get a $25 off automatic discount.

Of the items offered, there are two audio products, the new condition BGVP DM6 IEMs [touch-typing “BGVP” is hard!] going for $150 while the new condition Massdrop MiniMic goes for $12.

Remember you can get to $200+ with multiple units of the same item, you don’t have to buy one of each item…

Sennheiser HD 4.40BT Bluetooth Over-Ears for $70

If you are looking to spend under $100 for a pair of closed over-ear bluetooth headphones but don’t want to get the many non-audio brand ANC/bluetooth combo options, then for $70 you can get the new condition Sennheiser HD 4.40BT by Amazon actual with a maximum of two pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 5500+ ratings.

NOTE however that this is a Bluetooth 4.0 headphone (might be a deal killer for those with new BT 5.0 smartphones and such), and supports apt-X but not apt-X HD.

Note also that the recently revealed Sennheiser bluetooth headphones in the 4-series cost a lot more and have not been greeted as liberators by the early reviewers.

I haven’t seen these but I had their “cousins”, the HD 4.20S wired over-ears and from the pictures it looks like they use similar pads. Those HD 4.20S pads are probably the #1 feature of the headphones…

Here’s the HD 4.20S pad, around 1 inch thick!

sennheiser_hd420_earpad_thickness

PS: just like the previously mentioned HD 599 sale, the HD 4.40BT and 4.20S came out at IFA 2016

Etymotic ER4 IEMs for $250 (SR or XR) [MD]

IF you are fond of the Etymotic ER4-SR or ER4-XR in-ears with those Etymotic customary multi-flanges, they are currently on offer for the next two days and change [from blog-posting time] at the Massdrop website for $250 with free US shipping per pair.

They will ship in late April 2020. You can select in the shopping cart which one you want (or you can get them both of course). They come with a 2-year warranty per the listing over there…

Master & Dynamic MH-40 Closed Over-Ears (Wired) for $130

If you like the Master & Dynamic aesthetics and/or their sound (let’s not forget that LOL), a number of the color schemes of their closed-back over-ear wired MH-40 are on sale for $130 with free US shipping at the Amazon website.

A total of a lucky 13 options are available over there but not all of them are on sale. Click on the color of interest to see whether it’s on sale. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 330+ customer reviews and they have about 1/3rd of that in customer reviews…

EU: Sennheiser HD 599 Open Over-Ears [Ivory] for 130 euro

As we just mentioned in the previous post, the black color scheme of the Sennheiser HD 599 goes for $130 in the US market, but not the Ivory…

On the other hand, things are in the opposite direction in the European market. The black color scheme goes for 200 euro but the Ivory color scheme is on sale for 130 euro (short for “euro-dollars?) by Amazon Germany with a limit of two per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown…

Together both colors average 4.5 out of 5 based on 1280+ customer ratings and they have 47 answered questions.

Funny how simple wired headphones have a lot fewer questions than wireless and headphones with mic/remote. I wonder why ^_^

Sennheiser HD 599 Open Over-Ears for $130 [limit 2]

You can score a very serviceable set of open-back over-ear headphones for less than half the price you’d pay for the fashionable trendy $300ish ANC/BT over-ears and get better sound too! As of the time of writing, the new condition open-back over-ear wired Sennheiser HD 599 is on sale for $130 with free US shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to two pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is the black color scheme [not the Ivory] that is marked as an “Amazon Exclusive”. It comes with a 2-year warranty, replaceable earpads, and thank the Old Gods and The New [and R’hllor too of course ~ even though it does not have any red on it] it has detachable cables and it comes with two of them…

They average (both color schemes grouped together) 4.6 out of 5 based on 1360+ customer ratings and they have about 10% of that in peer-answered questions. When you drill down on the customer reviews by option, 185 of the 434 reviews are for the black option. Unfortunately it does not automatically calculate the rating when you select the filters/sub-options, so short of going through the 185 customer reviews manually to average them…

The HD599 is the headliner of the new HD-5?? [I can’t put the standard “X” in there because now there’s the Massdrop HD-?XX partnership] that starts with the HD559, then the HD 579, and in-between these two open-back models, there’s also the HD 569 closed-back. These were introduced at IFA 2016, that’s 3.5 years ago as of the time of writing.

PS: if you are not familiar, in recent months Amazon has switched to (sometimes) showing customer rating scores instead of customer reviews. The ratings include the customer reviews but also anyone who gives the product a 1-5 star rating without actually writing a customer review. It’s obviously easier to rate than to review. Even the customarily idiotic one-sentence useless customer review you see on Amazon is “harder” to write than just click or touch a 1-to-5 star rating 🙂 But I’m digressing…

Hifiman TWS-600 truly wireless down to $79

IF you prefer to try your luck with truly-wireless earphones from headphone companies instead of consumer electronics companies, the new condition Hifiman TWS-600 truly wireless (with bluetooth 5.0 and low latency support) are currently down to $79 at the Amazon website, sold by the Hifiman Amazon store and the Gramophone Amazon store, both fulfilled by Amazon so Prime members get their fast(er) free delivery.

They also promise a range of up to 150 meters in open unobstructed areas (eg open fields), up to 38.5 hours playing time (WITH the charging case). They are IPX-4 rated, and per the product description over there, they “required” 10-20 hours of burn in 🙂

They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and have near half of that in peer-answered questions…

PS: my only experience so far with “truly wireless” are the Jaybird Run TW, so I can’t help much 🙂

Bravo Ocean Tube (12AU7) head-amp for $55 [MD]

Want something to remind you of …the ocean while listening to music? How about the new condition Bravo Ocean Tube headphone tube amplifier (12AU7) with two headphone outputs (3.5mm and 1/4″) going for $55 with free US shipping at Massdrop’s website for the next two days and change from blog-posting time. It has two inputs as well, RCA and 3.5mm, and an RCA pre-amp output as well.

There is no mention of warranty in the listing. Orders will ship in late April 2020…

Koss KSC-75X Open Clip-Ons for $20 [MD]

Quite possible one of the best bang for the buck headphones out there and now it comes with a mic/remote combination thanks to the Massdrop KSC-75X edition. And this goes for just $20 with free US shipping and returns, and a lifetime KOSS warrant to boot! And you can change the earpads.

In case you are not familiar, these are open clip-ons, and among other things they are a lightweight alternative to over-ear headphones for long listening sessions for various reasons (heat, eyeglasses, discomfort, skull pressure, hairstyles, toothaches, headaches, etc, etc).

I have the original KSC-75 that I “rescued” from the clearance bin of an office supply store a few years ago, and have a text & pictures unboxing of them. I do not yet have the KSC-75X but I will be placing an order of this mic/remote version.

FOCAL Spark wired in-ears for $31 [blue only]

Woot is getting more organized these days (or I should say less chaotic), they even group products they offer by category. And in the headphone category we find the new condition blue color scheme of the wired FOCAL Spark In-Ears going for just under $31 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 for non-members [everything you buy during the calendar day in the Texas time zone]…

IT comes with a 90-day Woot warranty and up to ten per customer. It is only available in blue…

Bose QuietComfort 35 II (Rose Gold) ANC/BT Over-Ears for $248

If you like rose-gold color-schemed headphones, you are in luck! Amazon is offering the new condition Rose-Gold limited edition Bose Quiet Comfort QC35 II closed-back over-ears with bluetooth and ANC for $248 with free US shipping and a limit of three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is a limited time offer, but not a lightning deal, so I do not know when the price changes…

With the Corona having many people locked in, ANC and closed-back over-ears may be in order for every household 🙂 Unlike in-ears, having a giant set of over-ear headphones on your head screams “DON’T YOU DARE BOTHER ME!” 🙂

This may indeed be on its way out of the market because it is marked as “Discontinued” at B&H Photo which previously had it on sale before it got discontinued…

NOTE: that this model does NOT use bluetooth 5.0, so if you need BT 5, you have to wait for a newer model. It also uses micro-USB charging; again, if you are living a “USB-C Lifestyle”, you have to wait for a newer model.. OR look at other manufacturers 🙂

PS: keep in mind though, that for Bluetooth 5, and other assorted protocols, both devices have to support it. Otherwise it will resort to the highest common denominator. A Bluetooth 5.0 headphone connecting with a Bluetooth 4.1 smartphone will not connect as Bluetooth 5, but as BT 4.1 or lower ~ depending on what both of them can support…

Woot Audio sale includes refurbished Jaybird bluetooth earphones (F2: $20, X2: $25)

Woot Plus is running an Audio sale until the end of March 2020, and among them they have two refurbished Jaybird bluetooth earphones. The Freedom 2 goes for $20, while the Jaybird X2 (with the earfins) goes for $25. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten of each per customer at the sale price…

The sale also includes various Beats and Cowin headphones, the Zoom H4n PRO recorder for $176, and other assorted audio items…

Wednesday: Eargams Earplugs, Aluratek BT Receiver

Some action among the Wednesday March 25 in 2020 daily deals of head-interest. Woot is having an app-only offer (you can only buy it using the official Woot apps), it is the new condition Eargasm Earplus with Gift Box ranging from $17 to $18, with up to three pairs per customer. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Meanwhile at Best Buy, they have the new condition Aluratek iStream bluetooth receiver going for $20.

Hifiman HE-4XX Planar Open Over-Ears for $145 [MD]

IF you are planar curious but don’t want to break the bank, Massdrop is offering the new condition Hifiman HE-4XX open over-ears for $145 with free US shipping and free US returns with a 1-year manufacturer warranty [since this product is in partnership with Hifiman).

This is an in-stock drop, so it will ship in about a business day after your purchase. Your credit card will be charged about two hours after your purchase.

A 3-year “Warranty and Accidental Coverage” is offered for an additional +$20 for US addresses. Given Hifiman’s reliability woes, this may not be a bad idea. Check the MD comments and your favorite audiophool audiophile forums for more on this…

RadSone Earstudio ES100 Mark II for $85 [MD]

IF you are looking for a DAC/amp that resembles a Sandisk Clip rather than the traditional powerbank-thick portable DAC/amps, Massdrop is running an offering on the new condition RadSone EarStudio ES100 Mark II for $85 with free US shipping. This will ship in late April 2020. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing.

Optionally, you can buy it together (via their shopping cart) with the HE100 in-ears for $40 more, making it a $125 total. The HE100 are NOT included standard. Their specs are at the bottom of the Massdrop product page for reference only. You have to buy them for +$40 if you want them.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to wait until the end of April 2020, there are many options available at Amazon as follows:

  • new condition Mark II for $100, USED for $87
  • “Amazon Renewed” Mark II for $80
  • new condition Mark I for $90
  • “Amazon Renewed” Mark I for $70

What is Amazon Renewed?
It’s an Amazon program that encourages sellers to offer high(er) quality and tested non-new products with a minimum 90-day warranty. These can be refurbished, open box or used. What matters is their quality and warranty. To get a better feel for it, these are the requirements for sellers wanting to offer “Amazon Renewed” products…

FREE NuForce Stride bluetooth earphones with Sennheiser HD6XX purchase for $195

For a limited time only (expiration date is not mention), you will automatically [no coupon needed, no additional action on your behalf] receive a FREE NuForce Stride bluetooth earphone with the purchase of the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones for $195 with free US shipping and free US returns from the Massdrop website. This is an “in-stock drop” so it will ship in one business day after purchase, it won’t take weeks and weeks like the traditional Massdrop offerings…

To ensure the offer is running, use your browser’s in-page search feature (eg CTRL F in Chrome) looking for “NuForce” or “Stride”. You will see this promotion mentioned multiple times in the listing. Even though it does not appear “above the fold” (on the part of the page that fills up some screens, eg laptops).

The HD 6XX come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty since they are produced in co-operation with Hennheiser 🙂 The NuForce kit includes a hard case and six sets of eartips and a microUSB cable. No mention of warranty on the NuForce.

When you click the “BUY” button that takes you to the shopping cart, you will not see the NuForce mentioned there. The options you see in the shopping cart are for additional optional purchases (extra earpads, cables, DAC/amp, warranty) and a shipping upgrade option. Most of the optional items are offered with an additional combined purchase discount, eg the Drop+ THX AAA 789 linear amplifier is +$300 instead of $400 which sells on its own.

NOTE that this is the recently revised HD 6XX. Check the Massdrop and the interwebs for more details if you are not already familiar with the revisions…

Westone WX earphone w/BT cable for $50 [ends Mon 8am ET]

The Musician’s Friend deal of the day ending by Monday 3/23/20 at 8am eastern time is the new condition Westone WX single driver earphone with a bluetooth cable going for $50 with free US shipping. Offer ends earlier if sold out. 8% membership rewards (free to join if you are not already a member)…

Now shipping: Pixel 3a Smartphone with 3.5mm headphone jack ($299 to $379)

The time has come 3.5mm headphone jack fans! It’s a brand new Google Pixel smartphone with a 3.5mm headphone jack. But it’s not the flagship. It’s the “a” model, the affordable model, with the Pixel 3a going for $299 right now with free US shipping at B&H Photo, while the larger Pixel 3a XL goes for $379. There are no other storage options. Only the color scheme of the phone.

They have 4GB of RAM, the modern 18.5 : 9 aspect ratio, the SnapDragon 670 processor, 64GB of on-board storage but sadly no memory card slot, Bluetooth 5.0 for those who have newer bluetooth headphones, Wifi Direct (not to be confused with the totally different protocol “Wifey Direct”), NFC [when there are connection dogfights in the air between multiple devices in your household/office], Android 9, 3-years of updates, unlimited Google Photos storage, factory unlocked with USA warranty and so forth…

Mayhaps this is the closest Google has come to making a Nexus phone in the Pixel era. If I was buying a phone right now I would consider it in this price range ~ assuming you can live with just 64GB of storage that is. Because even with streaming (eg Spotify) you have the option of downloading (frequently played) music because 5G is coming but the carriers are still hoarding data like giant corporate dragons in their lairs 😉

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, one of the 100 Kindle e-books offered for this day is Leonard Cohen’s “The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings” (288 pages) going for $4.

Friday: Corsair Game, Jabra TW, SoundCore ANC/BT Over-Ears

Friday 3/20/20 has a trio of headphone-related daily deals at a couple of online retailers as follows:

At NewEgg, they offer the refurbished Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless for $50, sold by the Jabra Online store through NewEgg.

Meanwhile Anker’s own NewEgg store is offering the new condition Soundcore Life 2 Active ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $40 after you enter promo code 93XPG85 in the shopping cart. A compact hard-shell travel case is included in the package which of course you can use with any other headphones or audio gear (think portable DACs, amps, DAPs, PADs, etc) that fit inside.

For many people, an order of magnitude in price difference (when you compare to the $300+ ANC/BT over-ear flagships from BOSE, Sony, Beats, Sennheiser, etc) is one of the reasons these non-designed brands are selling like hot cakes among The Common People.

I’m not sure Euron would be wearing these, but they are Corsair so they fit his career choice 😉 One of the Best Buy daily deals is the new condition CORSAIR VOID PRO RGB Wireless (Dolby 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Gaming Headset) going for $55 with free S&H or store pickup…

Monday: PADs and Cards

It’s PADs and Cards day at the Amazon Gold Box until 11:59pm PT on 3/16/20! You can get the new condition US warranty Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (yes, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack ~ unlike the Note 10 models ~ except for the Note 10 Lite which uses older hardware but has a headphone jack) PAD (phone as DAP) for $600 with free US shipping… Or jump to the 512GB on-board storage model (think of how many FLACs you can put there!!!) for $750, that’s $150 more to for an extra 384GB…

And on the cards front, to feed your PADs and DAPs and such, you can get the new condition 400GB Sandisk Ultra micro SD for $53 with free USA shippings…

Monday: Sony WH-1000X M3 for $230

The new condition Sony WH-1000X M3 (third generation as the “3” in the name boldly suggests) is on sale for $230 with free US shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat shipping for non-members] until Monday 3/16/20 at 11:59pm central time at the Woot website as one of their daily deals. Up to ten per customer at the sale price. It comes with a 1-year Sony warranty. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 6600+ customer reviews over there…

Meanwhile at Amazon Germany they have an Anker Audio sale that includes a couple of truly-wireless, an exercise bluetooth earphone and a touch-controlled ANC/BT over-ear combo…

Friday: Neil Young’s “To Feel the Music (a songwriter mission to save high quality audio)” for $3

Good until Friday 3/13/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, Neil Young and Phil Baker’s “To Feel the Music” Kindle ebook is one of their deals du jour going for $3. This is a 270 page ebook published in September 2019. It talks about high-quality audio in the digital age with the Pono story as a backbone.

I just purchased the book after going through the Kindle sample (it includes the various intros/prologues and the first couple of chapters) and will be reading it. I will be taking notes and if I have enough notes and things that merit discussion, I will be writing about it on the content-side of this website. In the Kindle Sample, Phil Baker did a good explaining in simple terms to the “common people” digital audio. Although I may take some technical issue with the pixel analogy but again the point is to make this accessible to the average Joe who’s listening to 28Kbps YouTube video music through a $10 half-working earbud 🙂

Friday: Timmkoo $13 earphones, iPod Touch (6th Gen), Philips DeepSleep

Friday March 13 in 2020 is a little bit lucky in that a couple of retailers have daily deals on headphone-related products as follows:

At Woot Clearance, they offer the new condition TimmKkoo in-ears for $13 with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat shipping. You have choices too, they are available as wired, in a conventional necklace-style cable, or wireless with an earhook (the exercise style type). The price is the same regardless of option and they have black and red color schemes available. The wired have a 3-button remote/mic and come with some accessories too. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 60+ customer reviews at Amazon (per Woot’s website)…

Then at Electronics::Woot, they have new condition 6th Generation iPod Touch music players with prices ranging from $165 (32GB) to $220 (128GB). Keep in mind that iPods don’t have a microSD slot, so if you are fond of downloading lots of files or using high-res files on-device…

And among the “new age” headphones, the headliner deal of the day at the Best Buy website is the new condition Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep headband-style headphone going for $260. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews, so read up on it before buying for sure!

Wedn: Samson SR-850B Semi-Open Over-Ears for $25

Good until 11:59pm eastern time on Wednesday February 11 in 2020 (or earlier if it happens to sellout), there’s a value deal at B&H Photo, it is the new condition Samson SR-850B semi-open over-ear studio headphones going for $25 with free US shipping. This is the blue color scheme of the model, not to be confused with the original black. There are 35 customer reviews of them both over there with a 4.5 out of 5 average. One of them is a burn-in report 🙂

As fate would have it, I had the original black version and here’s our text and pictures unboxing.

Wedn: Audio T. ATH-CKR-55-BT bluetooth earphones for $20

Did bluetooth kill the wired star? You will find plenty of debates of this in various audio-related forums and websites, and you may also be able to sing that question to the tune of “Video Killed the Radio Star” but in the meantime, good until 3/4/20 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Audio Technica ATH-CKR-55-BT bluetooth earphones for $20 with free US shipping in your choice of black or blue color scheme…

This is a new arrival with no customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Sat: Audio Technica ATH-DSR-5-BT neckband bluetooth earphones for $120

Running up until 11:59pm eastern time on Saturday 2/29/2020, at B&H Photo of New York, you can get the new condition Audio Technica ATH-DSR-5-BT neckband bluetooth earphones for $120 with free US shipping. These support apt-X HD and the user manual is linked-to at the forelinked product page. No customer reviews of it over there…

Sunday: Headphone Stand, MEE Matrix, Samsung microSD, Etc

Sunday (2/23/20) is a headphone/audio-related day in the various retailer daily deals. We start at B&H Photo where their house brand Auray headphone stand goes for $12 and averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews. But that’s not all, their other daily deals include the JBL 308P Mark II 8-inch two-way studio monitor for $130 after an in-cart coupon…

Meanwhile of the Best Buy daily deals, you can get the new condition MEE Audio Cinema wireless/ANC over-ear headphones for $60 with free US shipping…

And if you want some memory cards for your PADs and DAPs (remember, some older devices are not compatible with the higher capacity memory cards), Woot is offering a 3-pack of 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD cards for $24 after you enter coupon code SAVEFIVE in their shopping cart. It is $29 before the coupon. Keep in mind these come with a 90-day warranty from Woot, not the standard Samsung warranty ~ according to the listing that is…

Thursday: Big Gaming Headset sale at Best Buy

There’s a big gaming headsets sale at the Thursday February 20 (2020) Best Buy daily deals. The headliner deal is a $10 off discount AND 1,000 Fortnite Bucks on the purchase of select gaming headsets from various brands including Razer, HyperX, Turtle Beach, Corsair, Steelseries, etc. A total of 11 headsets are participating in this sale, with prices ranging from $50 to $100.

Then when you page further down the daily deals, there’s a gaming accessories sale that includes a $35 wired Corsair headset, a $70 HyperX Cloud Alpha Best-Buy exclusive, and more from Corsair, Razer Kraken and more.

And the very last daily deal is the Steelseries Arctis 1 wireless going for $80.

And to store your FLACs and MP3s and OGGs, there’s a 5TB external HDD for $100.

The sale items are listed on their daily deals page and they change every day. If you are checking this at any other day, you’ll see a different set of daily deals…

Thursday: NuForce BeFree 8 TW for $30 [also: refurb Klipschs]

Good until Thursday 2/13/20 (Valentine’s Eve) at 11:59pm eastern, New York’s Finest B&H Photo is offering the new condition NuForce BeFree 8 truly-wireless earbuds for $30 with free US shipping.

NOTE: make sure you check their reviews before buying. They have 60% 1-star reviews…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, until 11:59pm central time of this very day there is a Klipsch sale among the Woot daily deals, and of the three items, one is the factory reconditioned Klipsch R5 neckband wireless (bluetooth) set going for $40 with a 90-day Klipsch warranty… There’s also a set of R-15M bookshelf speakers going for $110 (pair, refurbished, 90-day Klipsch warranty)

Westone Adventure Alpha Cross-Over In-Ears for $69

Good for a very limited time, Adorama is offering the new condition Westone Adventure Alpha Cross-Over In-Ears for $69 with free US shipping. The price you see is the price you pay while this short-running promotion is live…

No, they won’t cross over like Iverson, but they do cross over your ear 🙂

Monday: Fiio X5 III DAP for $180

Digital audio players (DAP) are feeling left out this days (outside the world of hard core portable audiophiles) so it is nice to see a non-toy DAP featured in the daily deals of a retailer. Good until Monday 2/10/20 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if the hungry audio-goblings munch it out) is the new condition Fiio X5 III (third generation; typing it twice to inoculate against a typo) going for $180 with free USA shipping at B&H Photo. Up to three per customer at the sale price during this promotion…

Of the Fiios I have the first generation X1 (the one without bluetooth) and it was definitely worth the price (around $100 at the time of purchase). And as fate would have it I have a text and pictures unboxing of the first generation X1. A review is / has-been coming for many months years 🙂