Tue: Beats Solo 3 for $135, Studio 3 for $175

Yes, I know, Beats and Bose, they break audiophile bones, and we have the risk of being considered “going mainstream”. But we follow the daily deals wherever they may lead us 🙂

And the Tuesday 1/25/22 daily deals at Amazon include the new condition Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT closed over-ears going for $175, and the new condition Beats Solo 3 closed bluetooth on-ears for $135.

On a more general level, they also have a Sandisk storage sale that includes two microSD cards (256GB, 512GB) and external HDDs for all your music storage needs.

No, they are not “audiophile” microSD cards 🙂

Tuesday: Skullcandy Push truly-wireless for $30 + S&H

This offer is back for the second time, running until 1/25/22 at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering as one of their deals du jour, the new condition Skullcandy Push truly-wireless for $30 plus S&H {free for account-linked Prime members}. Up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price.

IT is a very nice looking color, the “Psychotropical Teal” 🙂

As of the time of writing, this averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 3064 customer ratings at Amazon’s

Monday: Sony WH-XB910-N ANC/BT over-ears for $128 [also: Airpods sale]

Good until Monday 1/24/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony WH-XB-910-N ANC/BT over-ears closed-back headphones for $128 with free US shipping in two color options. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

As of the time of writing these average 4.6 out of 5 based on 550+ customer ratings.

Meanwhile at the Apple front, they are having an AirPods sale with the new AirPods PRO going for $180 and the Airpods (2nd generation) for $100…

H&A Versa Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones for $85 [Used Open Box for $59]

Good until Tuesday 1/18/2022 at 10am eastern, Adorama is offering their version of the “Sony MDR V6/7506 competitor”, their new condition H&A Versa Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones are on sale for $85 with free US shipping…

OR you can get them in USED open-box condition for $59…

Ultrasone 840 Closed Over-Ears for $180 + S&H

A garage sale at Woot (these run for a few days, they are not daily deals) includes the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Ultrasone 840 headphones for $180 plus flat shipping with a 90-day Woot warranty… This is marked as discontinued at some retailers…

Thursday Random Audio sale at Woot

Woot is back with yet another variant of the Random Audio sale running until 1/13/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier for items that may sell out).

These includes truly-wireless options from Klipsch and Technics. They have necklace-style bluetooths from Bowers & Wilkins and Jabra. They have one closed-back over-ear, the wired Denon AH-GC25NC Premium for $190. There’s even an Audio Technica “Solid Bass” IEM.

There’s speaker-related gear as well from KEF, Bluesound, Yamaha, etc…

There’s also a DAC/amp Lightning cable, the V-Moda Speakeasy going for $20…

Tuesday: Joby + Ultrasone (2 options, $180 to $200)

If you happen to want both a Joby tripod and an Ultrasone headphone, there are two bundles of those at the B&H Photo daily deals running until 1/11/22 at 11:59pm eastern time:

+ Joby + Ultrasone 880 over-ears for $180 after in-cart combo coupon

+ Joby + Ultrasone IQ in-ears for $200 after in-cart combo coupon

2pk of Tascam TH-200X studio headphones for $40

Why not buy pairs of headphones in …pairs? Running until Tuesday at 8am ET, the Musician’s Friend deal of the day is two pairs of Tascam TH-200X closed-back over-ear studio headphones going for $40 with free US shipping. That’s $20 per pair of headphones!

Meanwhile under the “Clearance” section of the Monday 1/10/22 Woot daily deals there’s the Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears offered for $85 plus shipping (or free S&H for Prime members)…

Ultrasone 840 Closed Over-Ears with Joby Tripod (!!!) for $150

And it’s back to the unusual deals at B&H Photo, for $150 until 1/8/21 at 11:59pm ET you can get this Ultrasone x Tripod combo! The bundle consists of two products:

+ Ultrasone Performance 840 closed-back over-ears
+ Joby RangePod Smart Tripod

NO, the tripod is NOT a headphone stand.

NO, the tripod is NOT a burn-in accessory! [or is it???]

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic Custom Interactive gaming headset for $140

As teased yesterday, Beyerdynamic makes a …dynamic (sorry, can’t resist) return to the NewEGG daily deals, this lot until 1/4/21 at 11:59pm pacific:

+ Beyerdynamic Custom Interactive gaming headset for $140 (no coupon needed for this one)

+ Willful (that’s the brand name, don’t blame me) truly wireless (Airpod style) for $20 with a $5 bonus promotional e-gift card

Monday: Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO for $419 AC

It’s the first appearance of Beyerdynamic in the 2022 NewEGG daily deals, running until 1/3/22 at 11:59pm pacific, you can have the new condition wired DT 1770 PRO closed-back over-ears of the Tesla kind going for $419 after entering the limited time promo code SSBNZ326 shown over there.

Staying at NewEGG’s dailies, they have the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 headset going for $32 after using the limited time promo code shown over there…

MEANWHiLE the teaser for Tuesday at NewEGG shows the BeyerDynamic Custom Interactive gaming headset. The sale price will be revealed on Tuesday. It’s usually the same price every time a headphone is featured as a daily deal, but it’s not always the case.

IF there are any audiophiles in the room with you, hide the screen before you read this next sentence! One of the Monday Woot daily deals is a refurbished Beats sale, featuring “Grade A” refurbished bluetooth earphones from $32 (necklace-style Flex) to $135 (PowerBeats PRO) with the Studio Buds sandwiched in-between at $75.

Speaking of truly-wireless, Amazon is currently offering the new condition TOZO T6 for $27. They also have optional combined purchase discounts via coupons. As of the time of writing these average 4.4 out of 5 based on a whooping 171,000 customer ratings (!!!).

Sunday: Skullcandy Push truly-wireless for $30 + S&H

Happy new year with a nicely-colored (physically, not musically LOL) truly wireless. Good until 1/2/22 at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering the new condition Skullcandy Push truly wireless for $30 plus shipping (free for prime members). Up to ten per customers. They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty…

This is the nice looking “psychotropical teal” color scheme 🙂

Meanwhile at their “Sellout” daily deal, they have a substitute deal, it’s the Victrola Vintage 3-speed suitcase bluetooth record player with built-in speakers, in the American flag color scheme, going for $30 in new condition. Up to three per customer at the sale price. With a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Shipping is free for Prime members or a flat fee for non-members…

Wedn: Panasonic truly wireless for $50

Truly wireless action in the Wednesday 12/29/21 Woot deals du jour, it is the new condition Panasonic truly wireless (does not mention model name/number) going for $50 in three color options, with up to three pairs per customer. Free shipping for Prime members, otherwise you pay flat shipping. They come with a 1-year Panasonic warranty…

Tuesday: Etymotic ER2-XR Limited Edition (w/Lightning Adapter) for $65 + S&H

Surprise-surprise, one of the Woot daily deals for Tuesday December 28 in 2021 is the new condition Etymotic ER2-XR extended response limited edition IEMs offered for $65 plus flat shipping (free for PRime members who have linked their Prime and Woot accounts). Up to three pairs per customer.

These Limited Edition come with a lightning to 3.5mm adapter (shown in pictures #1, #2 and #4 over there) and a new dual flange tip assortment (shown in picture #4 over there).

Strangely these come with a 90-day Woot warranty, not a manufacturer warranty.

Thursday: Sennheiser HD 458BT ANC/BT Over-Ears for $80, Etc

Best Buy strikes back with their Thursday daily deals where one of the “Bonus” deals of the day is the new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 458BT ANC/bluetooth headphones in the black/red “exclusive” color scheme going for $80 with free US shipping and extended returns.

Thankfully this is USB-C and bluetooth 5.0, with AAC and apt-X and also supports apt-X Low Latency for those who like to watch videos. It includes a carry case, and it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on nearly 400 customer reviews over there.

Staying at the Best Buy dailies linked above, they have the Jabra Elite 85t truly wireless for $140.

Another day, another budget truly-wireless at the NewEgg dailies, they have the MPOW M12 going for around $12 with free US shipping. And they are USB-C 🙂

The above offers are good for Thursday December 23 in 2021…

Wedn: bluetooth BuddyPhones for $25, Anker, TWS, Etc

What about the children? We have to save their children! Or at least their hearing! One of the Wednesday 12/22/21 daily deals at Amazon is a sale on the bluetooth BuddyPhones by ONANOFF, a “made for Amazon” product, on sale for $25 with free US shipping and returns, in three kid-inspired color schemes. As of the time of writing they average 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 5,500 ratings.

Next up, at the Best Buy dailies they offer the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2S truly wireless for $40.

Then at the NewEgg dailies, they have a TWS truly-wireless set for just $11…

And we complete the circle back at Amazon where they are offering select Sony “Extra Bass” bluetooth speakers on sale, $48 (SRS-XB13) to $148 (SRS-XB43), in various colorful colors of course…

BLON BL-03 IEMs for $27 [ship from Asia]

Among the products currently available at the LinSoul pre-XMas sale, it’s the budget-friendly BLON BL-03 in-ears offered for $27 with free shipping for most countries [I can’t possibly test this, I go by what their FAQ pages say].

Options include with or without microphone, and color scheme. The default cable is included with no other option.

Note that taxes and customs and duties and such are the responsibility of buyer and are on-top of the $27. At least there’s free shipping (which is not that hard considering the size of IEMs].

Linsoul carries many but not all the famous chi-fi brands. They have Fiio, Dunu, KZ, Thie, Tin, Aune, etc. However, there’s no Moondrop hype train 🙂

Tuesday: Sony WF-C500 truly wireless for $58

Running until Tuesday 12/21/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony WF-C500 truly wireless for $58 with free US shipping in two color options…

As of the time of writing, they average 4.5 out of 5 based on 270+ ratings. They also have 41 answered questions…

Monday: Apple AirPods MAX ANC/BT Over-Ears for $456

It’s Appletini time at the Monday 12/20/21 Best Buy daily deals where you can get the new condition Apple AirPods Max (the closed-back over-ear BT/ANC headphones) for the very specific price of $456…

Meanwhile at the B&H Photo dailies they are offering the Audio Technica ATH-SPORT 90BT Sonic Sport, consumer line-up, necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $39…

Tascam TH-300X studio headphones for $40

The current Musician’s Friend daily deals is the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-300X studio headphones going for $40 with free US shipping… This is a bit of a recurring offer in their daily deals…

Coupon Discounts if you multiple KZ X Crinacle CRN (or other KZ) IEMs [ship from China]

If you are planning to get multiple units of the hype-train KZ X Crinacle CRN IEMs, or if you are planning to buy multiple KZ products in general, you can take advantage of coupon promotions running at the official KZ online shop. While these promotions are running, you can find them on the individual product pages, below the “Buy Now” and “Add to Cart” black buttons.

The coupons are as follows:

  • $5 off $49+ with KZ5
  • $10 off $79+ with KZ10
  • $20 off $109+ with KZ20
  • $30 off $149+ with KZ30

If you search for the Crinacles (not to be confused with the Trader Joe Kringles), you will find two listings at the KZ online shop. This is the new listing for the actual Crinacles. You can also tell because there’s the “crincle” in the webpage’s url.

The second listing is merely the ZEX PRO listing that is being upgraded to the Crinacle. You will notice the text there that says:

“If you purchase this link, you will be upgraded to CRN”

These ship from China, but you get world-wide free shipping. Free shipping is a lot easier for IEMs than headphones or other bulkier or heavier products 🙂

Buy the KZ x Crinacle CRN from Amazon (still ships from China)

All Aboard the IEM Hype Train! The KZ x Crinacle CRN (the artist formerly known as “KZ ZEX PRO”) is steaming up the hype machines of the headphoolia forums. With a reasonable price of under $40, curiosity can easily kill the audiophool cat’s wallet 😉

For the moment this ships from China, but if you don’t want to create a shopping account at new shopping websites (Ali, GearBest, KZ, LinSoul, etc), you have another option, because some of them are offering the IEMs through Amazon USA. These still ship from China but you have the convenience of not having to create an extra shopping account, re-enter credit card info, etc, etc.

The price is just under $40 after you use the limited-time clip-on coupons over there. This is achieved via a $7 off clip-on coupon from the Linsoul Amazon store and a $10 off clip-on coupon from the KZ Official Amazon store and the G.K Amazon shop (I haven’t heard of this one before, then again, I’m not a chi-fi guru YET).

Again, these ship from China, you just get the convenience and consumer-benefits of ordering from Amazon. Not to mention the 5% cashback if you have Amazon’s own credit cards…

Friday: Sony WH-CH710N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $78

Sony is back at the Best Buy daily deals, running until 12/17/21 at 11:59pm, or earlier if sold out, you can have the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC/BT combo that is the WH-CH710N for $78 with free US shipping or store pickup…

OR if you prefer used, a marketplace seller is offering it in “renewed” (refurbished) condition for $50, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon

I haven’t seen or touched this particular model, but we have here a text-n-pictures unboxing of the predecessor model, the WH-CH700N. Note that the pictured PORG shown at our unboxing post is NOT included 🙂

Thursday: Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd gen) gaming headset for $239AC

If you are a fan of the Beyerdynamic gaming headsets, good until 12/16/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, limited-time promo code SSAZA626 gets you the new condition wired Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (second generation) for $239 AC at the Newegg daily deals.

While there, they have the MPoW X6 truly-wireless for around $21 with free US shipping…

For those of you into speakers, among the Thursday offerings they have the Klipsch RP-160M Reference Premiere Monitor Speakers with 6.5″ Cerametallic Cone for $1319…

And if you want to feed your DAPs, PADs and phones and such, the 256GB Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC goes for $34 after a limited time promo code shown over there…

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

One of the contenders for bang for the buck over-ear headphones is currently on sale, making it even more bang for the buck! Running until Wednesday 12/15/21 at 11:59pm eastern time (or earlier if sold out), as one of their daily deals, B&H Photo of New York is offering the new condition wired semi-open over-ear Samson SR-850 headphones for $25 with free US shipping. This is in the blue color scheme. It’s not all blue, do not panic – it has just a couple of stylish-blue body parts 🙂

Optionally you can purchase it together with other house-brand headphone accessories for a combined purchase discount ($5 to $10 off the total) by clicking on the “Build a Bundle” link over there…

At B&H, it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 75 customer reviews. You can buy up to six pairs at the sale price. It comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty and a 1/4″ adapter. No other accessories (hey, it’s $25!)

Note that the non-removable cable is a looooong one, 2.5 meters (just over 8 feet) per the specs page over there.

And as fate would have it, we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the older all-black version on this blog-type-thing.

I haven’t seen or touched or listened to the blue version, so I don’t know if there any other differences between them.

Tue: Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $248

Sony’s latest entry in the big ANC/BT Over-Ears battle is the WH-1000X M4, and this particular model, in various color options, is on sale for $248 with free US shipping for a limited time at Amazon’s USA website with up to three pairs per color per customer…

As of the time of writing, these average 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 25,000 global ratings posted. Note that ratings includes both the written review scores and the no-text star-ratings…

Amazon Clip-On Coupons for various Tin Hifi IEMs

If you are interested in the Tin Hifi IEMs, as of the time of writing, Amazon has various clip-on coupons (you just click on them, you don’t have to type in any coupon codes) on the Tin Hifi IEMs. The T2 gets $4 off, the T2 PRO gets $3 off, the T3 Plus gets $10 off, the T4 gets $5 off, the P1 gets $9 off, and so on…

Note that the clip-on coupons are limited time offers and they do expire…

Tozo T6 truly-wireless for $26.40 AC

If you are looking for a budget truly-wireless, for a limited time, Amazon has a 20% off clip-on coupon at the product page of the Tozo T6 truly-wireless dropping its price from $33 to $26.40!

This averages 4.4 out of 5 based on a whooping 166,000 customer ratings! It has over 1000 answered questions as well. So, yes, well vetted 🙂

The promotion only applies to the black color scheme…

EU: Philips X2 Open Over-Ears for 98 euro

Good for the next two days (or so), Amazon Germany itself is offering the new condition wired open-back over-ear Philips X2 headphones for 98 euro, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This model is sandwiched between the X1 and X3, offering trade-offs of price and value and such…

This is decidedly more expensive at Amazon USA where it goes for $150…

Creative Outlier Sports BT IEMs for $20

A flash sale at the Creative (formerly “Creative Labs”) website has the new condition Outlier Sports bluetooth IEMs for $20. It is available in multiple color options. This runs on bluetooth 4.1…

Friday Massdrop Deals: $29 Koss Gaming Headset, $19 Cable, Ether CX, Etc

Every Friday is a Black Friday at Massdrop and for this Friday, December 10 in 2021, they are having a Friday sale that include five headphone-related products, along with three keyboards:

  • DROP + KOSS GMR-54X-ISO GAMING HEADSET for $29
  • Drop + MrSpeakers Ether CX closed-back for $749
  • Massdrop x MEE Audio Pinnacle PX IEMs for $39
  • Drop 2-pin IEM cables for $19
  • Massdrop x NuForce Stride bluetooth IEMs for $39

Massdrop x Noble Luxe IEMs for $39

For a limited time, Massdrop is offering the new condition Massdrop x Noble Luxe IEMs for $39 with free US shipping with a mid-December shipment estimate. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. It is also eligible for 30 day returns (US and International shoppers).

Thursday: Apple AirPods (3rd gen) for $163

Good until 12/9/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out), Woot is offering under their “Electronics” daily deal at the Woot websit the new condition third-generation Apple AirPods for $163 with a one-year Apple warranty. One pair per customer during this offer.

Shipping is free for Prime members, otherwise you pay a flat $6 shipping fee for all purchases made during the Woot calendar day…

Thursday: Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K (Headphone edition w/IEMs included) for $30

It’s a kind of a DAP? Mayhaps! It has a 3.5mm headphone out after all 🙂 Good until the end of day on Thursday December 9 in 2021, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is the Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K for $30. This is the “Headphone Edition” with Voice Remote.

Basic shallow-insertion Roku-colored earphones are included, thus this being the “headphone edition” 🙂

And if you don’t need the Roku earphones, you can send them to Crinacle, so he can add them to his Top 1000 IEMs list 🙂

Tue: Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC/amp + Ultrasone 880 Closed Over-Ears + Manfrotto 504X Tripod for $800

This is a deal you don’t see every day 🙂 Running until 12/7/21 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering this Ultrasone x Manfrotto combo for $800. For this you get:

  • Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC/amp
  • Ultrasone Performance 880 closed-back over-ear headphones
  • Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINGA Aluminum Tripod with Ground Spreader

You can always sell/trade the parts of the combo you don’t want/need…