Archives for March 5, 2018

Tuesday’s Offers: round Brainwavz earpads, Etc

Tuesday is your day at the Amazonian Gold Box if you are a fan of round Brainwavz earpads.

+ starts 5:30am ET: Rowkin Micro: True Wireless Earbuds w/ Charging Case. (price before sale $130)

+ starts 7:05am ET: Trio Rhythm 2.8-inch Touchscreen 4GB MP3 MP4 USB Music Video Player (price before sale $15)
+ you too can relive the early days of DAPs 🙂

+ starts 11:45am ET: Brainwavz ROUND Replacement Memory Foam Earpads (price before sale $24.50; four color schemes available)

+ starts 2:05pm ET: Brainwavz XL Large Replacement Memory Foam Earpads (four options; various prices)

+ starts 4:15pm ET: Bluedio T3 Extra Bass Bluetooth On Ears (price before sale $50~)

+ starts 8:05pm ET: Jayfi D2 Dual Driver Earphones (price before sale $16)

AUKEY Latitude bluetooth earphones for $18 after coupon

If you are looking for a low cost utilitarian bluetooth earphone that even supports apt-X, for a limited time, coupon code 8KQXPCX6 will drop the price of the new condition AUKEY Latitude from $26 to $18 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. The coupon is a 31% off discount on the current price. These average 4 out of 5 based on 720+ customer reviews and have 100+ answered questions.

RAGU 17B Digital Multimeter for $9 after coupon

If you dabbling in DIY and assorted things, and looking for a single figures multimeter, this RAGU 17B Digital Multimeter has a limited time $15 off clip-on coupon on the Amazon product page that drops it from $24 to $9. Free shipping for Prime members (or $1 digital credit if you select slow shipping). Otherwise you’d need the usual $25+ order.

It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 78 customer reviews and has five answered questions.

Amazon TAP portable speaker for $100 (or five $20 installments)

On the smart speakers front, the Amazon TAP Alexa bluetooth speaker has flattened out to $100 with free shipping.

Or optionally, the Amazon product page may offer you an option to pay for it with five $20 installments. This is not a credit card, because you need a valid credit card that will be charged the first installment right away. So it’s a fairly low risk for Amazon. If you are eligible for this, you will see something like this above the iconic “Add to Cart” button:

Westone Bluetooth Cable + Shure SE 215 IEMs for $149

If you are a fan of the Westone bluetooth cable, and also the good old Shure SE 215 earphones in the black color scheme, you can get them together as a bundle for $149 with free shipping at B&H Photo. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout. The Westone cable connects with MMCX connectors and can be used with any other earphone that has compatible MMXC connectors.

UPDATE: this bundle is also available with the clear SE 215 a well.

Phones as DAPs: LG V30 for $22.50/mo on 24-mo plan [$540 total]

If you are not tempted by the new AI version of the LG V30, the one with the goofy name of “ThinQ” revealed at MWC 2018 [yes, it has a headphone jack], Verizon Wireless is having a $300 off trickle-monthly promotion on the new condition LG V30 if you buy it on a 24-month installment plan. The monthly price will be $22.50 and at the end of the 24 months, you own the phone. That’s because the discount is applied monthly, instead of up front. That makes it $540 for the phone with ownership at the end of the 24 month cycle.

If you want to buy the phone upfront, it doesn’t look like it’s eligible for the $300 off discount. This is only a good deal if you plan to have Verizon Wireless service in the next 24 months.

Advanced Sound Accessport Lightning DAC/Amp for $45 [MD]

A brand new offer has now unlocked at the members-only but free-to-join Massdrop. It is the new condition Advanced Sound Accessport Lightning DAC/Amp going for $45 with free US shipping for compatible Apple devices with Lightning ports.

The offer runs for the next eight days and change (from blog-posting date here), and will ship at the end of March from the vendor. All sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

PS: an easy mnemonic to remember which Apple devices have the lightning port for iPhones and iPod Touches: FIVE is the magic number. iPhone 5 and later, iPod Touch 5 and later. With iPads, 4 is the magic number, iPad 4 (Retina) and later. But you don’t have to remember any numbers for newer iPad lines because all Minis, Airs and PROs have a lightning port.

Weekly Sales: AKG N-Series and JBL Reflect In-Ears

We begin our weekly Harman-AKG-JBL sale round-up with new condition action. The official Harman Audio store has a 20% off sale on the AKG N-series which is currently a mix of in-ears and on-ears. The price you see is the price you pay, there’s no coupon/rebate. A total of seven models are participating. If you are not familiar with their price ranges, do price check, as AKG prices can be all over the place.

Meanwhile their friends at JBL have a sale on select Reflect earphones

Refurbished AKG K545 Closed Over-Ears for $100 w/free S&H

On the over-ear front, the refurbished closed-back AKG K545 are on sale for $100 with free 2nd-day air shipping at the official Harman store in your choice of four different color schemes, including the modestly space-age looking “Green-Z” color. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price. This too is part of their weekly Monday through Sunday deals.

Refurbished AKG K490NC On-Ears for $60 w/free S&H

If the Harman sale is too loud with all the rumbling in the warehouse, mayhaps some ANC is in order 😉 The certified refurbished (recertified) AKG K490NC On-Ears are on sale as well, going for $60 with free 2nd-day shipping in the black color scheme, with up to five units per customer.

Their weekly deals typically run Monday through Sunday night, unless sold out and such.

AKG K171 Mark II On-Ears for $75 w/free S&H

In a parallel sale at the official Harman store, the new condition AKG K171 Mark II On-Ears are on sale for $75 with free 2nd-day air shipping with up to ten units per customer at the sale price. This is only available in the black color scheme as they are not consumer-tier headphones.

AKG K141 Mark II Semi-Open for $70 w/free S&H

The official Harmon/JBL stores are back with their new weekly offers, including the new condition AKG K141 Mark II semi-open on-ears going for $70 with free 2nd-day Air shipping in the black color scheme. Up to ten units per customer at the sale price. No coupon needed – the price you see is the price you pay.

NOTE that their stores have sales on both new condition and refurbished headphones, so make sure you check each listing.