Archives for April 2021

Tuesday: 4-pack of Xtreme Sound Sidekicks bluetooth earphones for $10 + S&H

Necklace-style bluetooth earphones by the pound/kilo is the theme of the day for the smoking hot [ha!] Meh daily deal for April 20 in 2021, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out: it is a 4-pack of Xtreme Sound Sidekicks going for $10 total. Shipping is extra unless you are a paying Meh-member.

This is model XTR3M3-T34M for those who have photographic memory 🙂

PS: the “$1.25 per bud” you see over there is an attempt at humor since each earphone consists of two earbuds. No doubt this may confuse some Meh shoppers 🙂

Mon: Cleer Flow ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $50

Good until Monday 4/19/21 at 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo is offering, as part of their deals of the day, the new condition Cleer Flow ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $50 with free US shipping. They are available in two color options…

As of the time of writing these average 4.5 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews. These charge via micro-USB, and have bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.

Here’s a 1 minute video from the company showing them off:

Friday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $134AC

Beyerdynamic is back again at the NewEgg daily deals with the new condition wired DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) going for $134 with free US shipping after using the limited-time promo code shown over there. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual.

Also part of the Friday 4/16/21 dailies over there they have:

+ Logitech G935 WIRELESS 7.1 Surround Sound LIGHTSYNC Gaming Headset for $115 after the limited time promo code shown there

+ 128GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC for less after entering the promo code shown over there

Thursday: Galaxy Buds+, HyperX Cloud, Aluratek

Thursday April 15 in 2021 is headphone day of sorts at the Best Buy daily deals as follows:

+ Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly wireless for $100

+ HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for $60
+ for PC, PS4, Xbox One
+ in the Blackout Black color scheme

+ Aluratek wired 3.5mm Stereo Headset with Boom Mic for $15

Thursday: Klipsch R5 Active bluetooth IEMs for $20 w/FS

Once upon a time an IEMophile’s mortal enemy, now they kinda forgot about them [= Klipsch IEMs] because they are buried in mountains of new Chi-Fi IEMs 😉

Good until Thursday 4/15/21 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] one of them B&H Photo daily deals are the new condition Klipsch R5 Active bluetooth earphones, necklace-style [meaning just a cable, no neckband], going for $20 with free US shipping…

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over for $349

Beyerdynamic is back with a Tesla headphone at the Newegg daily deals good until April 14 at 11:59pm pacific time in 2021. It is the new condition open-back over-ear wired Amiron Home going for $349 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg, up to five pairs per customer at the sale price…

Also part of the Wednesday daily deals there is the new condition Sennheiser HD 2.30i closed-back wired on-ears with the Apple/iPhone button configuration going for $25 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself, with to up five pairs per customer at the sale price. Only the white color scheme is on sale…

Tue: Beyerdynamic Lagoon Travel ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $189

Into the Lagoon we go, good until Tuesday 4/13/21 at 11:59pm pacific time at the NewEgg daily deals is the new condition Beyerdynamic Lagoon Traveler ANC/bluetooth over-ears going for $189 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, with up to three per customer at the sale price. No promo code needed for this particular offer…

Sunday: 1More truly-wireless sale (13 options)

Welcome to the 1More party! Good until Sunday 4/11/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is having as one of their deals of the day a 1More Truly Wireless sale with 11 options, plus two neckband-style, one ANC/bluetooth earphone and the other is the Triple Driver bluetooth neckband earphone.

Prices range from $40 to $102. These are not 13 distinct models, as some of them are offered in different color scheme options. Some of the truly-wireless are the more stubby kind, others are the Airpod-style (with the hanging monkey tail).

I have one 1More here for unboxing and testing but it’s not one of those on sale above; it’s a necklace-style bluetooth…

PS: by “necklace-style” I mean those bluetooth earphones that have a cable that is not hardened like the neckbands…

Back In-Stock: Koss KPH30i Clear for $30

If you are trying to find the Clear version of the open lightweight Koss KPH30i, as of the time of writing, the Clear version is shown as in-stock at Amazon’s website, sold by the Koss Amazon store. Note that these will ship from Koss, not from an Amazon facility (no Prime shipping).

Check in the shopping cart to see what the shipping estimate might be since Amazon itself won’t be the one shipping item.

Saturday: AmazFit Powerbuds truly-wireless for $56

A sale of Amazfit smartwatches and fitness bands and such at Amazon also includes truly-wireless earphones from AmznFit. They have three different color schemes of their PowerBuds model going for $55…

Note that both the overall customer rating and the customer reviews are a superset of all the different products that reside on the same root product page. To find the reviews specifically for the earphones you have to go to the detailed review page for each color scheme and filter for its reviews (under the “All Formats” option)…

But that’s not all for the Saturday April 10 (2021) Amazon USA Gold Box. Their headliner deal of the day is the new condition JBL Flip 4 waterproof bluetooth speaker going for $60 with free US shipping. This is available in eight different color schemes, handy if multiple people use them in the same household – you can quickly tell who owns what by the color scheme!

Etymotic ER2-SE studio edition IEMs for $79

IEM fans, for a limited time, Amazon actual is having a sale on the new condition Etymotic ER2-SE studio edition IEMs going for the very specific price of $78.86 with free US shipping.

This is not a lightning deal, so it’s either an “organic” sale” or some kind of a price match and such.

As of the time of writing these average 4.2 out of 5 based on 69 customer ratings. They have the characteristic triple flange (plus other eartip options) and the cable is detachable.

I haven’t seen or touched them yet, so I have no personal opinion.

Samson SR-80B Semi-Open Over-Ears for $25 w/FS {ends Sat PM}

Budget semi-open action at the B&H Photo daily deals and this offer runs until 4/10/21 at 11:59pm eastern or earlier if sold-out. It is the new condition semi-open wired over-ears that is the blue-black color scheme of the Samson SR-850B going for $25 with free US shipping. Only this color scheme is on sale. Up to six pairs per customer at the sale price…

This is one that can be called a studio headphone, a very basic one without modern amenities, but look at the price 🙂

As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 62 customer reviews over there, and 4.6 out of 5 based on 4100+ ratings at Amazon

And as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of the original color scheme. The cable is not detachable…

samson sr850 coiled cable

I no longer have it, so there’s no review planned (unless I get it or borrow it again)…

Thursday: Tribit FlyBuds 3 (100 hour) truly-wireless for $29 [limit 5]

One brand that is scoring some points on the budget front is Tribit, and they are one of the Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day good until Thursday 4/8/21 at 11:59pm pacific time…

Oh, what’s the sale? It’s not tribbles, it’s Tribit bluetooths. A total of 9 options are available including:

+ QuietPlus ANC over-ears for $56

+ two airpod-style truly wireless for $40 to $56

+ and the big star of the show/sale, the Tribit FlyBuds 3 with a charging case that promises 100 hours (!) of playback time. Plus it can be used as a small powerbank (more of interest to smaller DAPs and DACs, today’s smartphones are very hungry for 2600 mAh). The sale price is a very solid $29 with up to five per customers…

As of the time of writing these average 4.5 out of 5 based on 3100+ customer ratings. They are IPX8, bluetooth 5 with low latency, and three sizes of earfins (in addition to the six eartip options). They also promise pairing the moment you open the case, which if working so, simplifies truly-wireless life.

I am planning to buy the FlyBuds 3, so at some point in the future expect an unboxing and review post…

Monday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 (80 ohm) for $134 AC

Beyerdynamic couldn’t stay away from the Newegg daily deals for too long! Good until Monday 4/5/21 at 11:59pm pacific time you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear wired Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) for $134 after entering the promo code 93XQS89 you see over there.

This is sold and shipped by Newegg actual, with up to five per customer…