Archives for July 2021

Sunday: Apple AirPods MAX Over-Ears for $470

Whether you can’t resist the Cupertino Temptations, or you want them so you can compare to your other headphones [and show those iPhone-fanboys that true headphones sound a lot better than Apple/Beats], you have until Sunday 8/1/21 at 11:59pm central time {or earlier if sold out} to get the new condition Apple Airpods MAX closed-back ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $470 as one of the Woot daily deals.

They come with a 1-year Apple warranty. Up to two pairs per customer at the sale price. Prime members get free shipping, otherwise you pay a flat shipping for purchases made during the calendar day…

Saturday: Sennheiser Momentum M2iei In-Ears for $30 w/FS [limit 3]

Curious about the Momentum wired in-ears? Good until Saturday 7/31/21 at 11:59pm pacific time {or earlier if sold out}, NewEgg is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition Sennheiser Momentum M2iei In-Ears for $30 with free US shipping. No promo code needed. Up to three pairs per customer. Sold and shipped by Newegg proper [not iffy marketplace sellers].

This is the nicer looking black/red color scheme with a 3-button remote. It includes a case with some cord-wrapping provision of sorts [judging by the pictures, I haven’t used these]…

Sterling Audio 8-Channel Rackmount Headphone Amplifier for $70 {ends Thur 8am ET}

The current Musician’s Friend daily deal that runs until Thursday 7/29/21 at 8am eastern (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Sterling Audio 8-Channel Rackmount Headphone Amplifier going for $70 with free US shipping…

Keep in mind this is more of a studio type thing, not an enthusiast headphone amp.

Could be handy if you like to compare multiple headphones (up to eight!) at the same time 🙂

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

They are back! Good until Wednesday 7/28/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, among the NewEGG daily dealz you can get the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) for $134 after using limited time promo code 93XRN83 over there. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. This is the “default promo code sale price”…

Beyerdynamic returns at Mon and Tue NewEGG’s

Beyerdynamic is making a comeback at the NewEGG daily deals as follows:

+ Monday 7/26/21 the new condition DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) closed wired over-ears going for $134 after limited time promo code 93XRN49 shown over there
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, up to five per customers

+ Tuesday 7/27/21 the Creator 24 Bundle featuring the Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO headphones and a FOX PRO USB studio microphone
+ the sale price will be revealed over there on Tuesday

Headphone sale at Massdrop!

Hide your e-wallets because there is a limited time Summer Sale at Massdrop ~ now known as “Drop” but for me, it will always be “Massdrop” 🙂

Among the headphone-alia, they have the following in the “OverOns” category (over-ears, on-ears):

  • Beyerdynamic x DT 1770 GO closed over-ears for $349
  • Massdrop X Focal Elex over-ears for $599
  • Drop + Sennheiser PC38X gaming headset for $139
  • PC37X of above for $95
  • Drop+ HiFiMAN HE-4XX for $159, HE-5XX for $199
  • Drpo+ Koss GRM-54X gaming headset for $29

Then among the earphones they have:

  • Massdrop NuForce Stride bluetooth for $15
  • Massdrop x MEE Audio Pinnacle PX for $49
  • Massdrop x Noble Luxe for $39
  • Drop+ Master & Dynamic MW07 GO truly wireless for $135

And on the DAC/amp front (but no DAPs):

  • Drop+ THX-AAA 789 linear amplifier for $249
  • Drop O2 + SDAC dac/amp for $129

Saturday Headphones Party at Woot!

It’s a headphones party at the Woot daily deals running until Saturday 7/24/21 at 11:59pm central time {or earlier if sold out}:

At the Tech Favorite sale they have these options:

  • refurbished Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $180 with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher
  • international (grey market) Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly-wireless for $63 with a 90-day Woot warranty
  • Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case for $110 with a 1-year Apple warranty
  • also: Klipsch Reference surround system
  • three Sony “Extra Bass” bluetooth speakers

In parallel, at the Woot Random Audio sale they have these offerings:

  • refurbished Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $145 with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher
  • refurbished Sony WH-XB-900N “Extra Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $100 with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher
  • AKG Y100 neckband bluetooth earphones for $38
  • HELM Audio Bolt DAC/Headphone Amplifier, USB-C to 3.5mm (MQA Playback, THX Certified, Android, iOS and PC Compatible) for $85 with 1-year warranty
  • AmazonBasics bookshelf speakers for $25 (WOW!)
  • more Sony bluetooth (mostly) speakers
  • Sony CM-TS-BT-100 Micros Shelf System with Bluetooth for $100
  • Klipsch BAR49 surround system for $480
  • Harman Kardon DPR A/V receiver for $700

Maximum quantities vary by product. Shipping is free for Prime members (you have to connect your Woot and Prime accounts, a one-time affair). Non-Prime members pay a flat shipping fee (I believe $6) for all purchases made during a single calendar day..

Wedn: BeyerD DT 1990 PRO for $459AC

Beyer-D is back at the Newegg deals du jour, this offer good until 7/21/21 at 11:59pm pacific [or before that IF it sells out]. It is the new condition open-back wired over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Tesla headphone going for $459 after the $140 off promo code shown over there…

Monday: Sennheiser Momentum ANC/BT Over-Ears, Alienware, Corsair

More headphone action at the Best Buy dailies, this round is good until 7/20/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sennheiser Momentum Wireless ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $313

+ Corsair VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for $150

+ Alienware AW510H Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset – Dark Side of the Moon for $70
+ open-box at $56

Monday: BOSE, Sennheiser HD 206, JBL, Razer, HyperX, EPOS, Etc

Busy headphones day at the Monday July 19 in 2021 daily deals!

We start at the Newegg daily deals where they offer the new condition BOSE QuietComfort 35 II noise-cancelling gaming headset going for $299 with free US shipping. Up to five per customer. Sold and shipped by NeWegg proper…

Then we have a big headphones sale at Woot featuring 15 options, half of which are gaming headsets. Among them:

+ Sennheiser HD 206 closed over-ears for $32
+ with 2-year Sennheiser warranty

+ Sennheiser AMBEO (iOS) for $64

+ gaming headsets from Sennheiser and EPOS

+ gaming headsets from RAZER and HyperX

+ three JBL Club ONE over-ears and one truly-wireless

STILL NOT DONE though, at the Adorama daily deals they have the new condition SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC, together going for $200 with free US shipping… This offer expires Tuesday 7/20/21 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

AND FINALLY we have another gaming headset, this one at the Monday Best Buy dailies they have the HP OMEN Mindframe Prime Wired Gaming Headset going for $100… There also they have the JBL Under Armour Project Rock truly-wireless for $90…

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

Beyerdynamic is back at the NewEGG dailies, this offer good until Friday 7/16/21 at 11:59pm pacific time. It is a recurring offer, you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear wired DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) for $134 after using the limited time promo code shown over there. Up to three per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg…

UPDATE: also good for Friday in the pacific time zone, Amazon’s Kindle daily deals include a book about music, going for $2. It is the “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music” written by Carla Jean Whitley. It averages, as of the time of writing, 4.3 out of 5 based on 89 customer ratings…

Monday: Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless for $120 [international edition]

If you are fine with a 90-day warranty (instead of the usual 1-year manufacturer warranty), Woot is offering the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless earphones, in new condition, in the “Phantom Black” color scheme, for $120 with free US shipping for Prime members [non-members pay a flat shipping fee]. Up to two per customer…

Offer ends on Monday 7/12/21 at 11:59pm central time…

UPDATE: the Musician’s Friend Daily Deal (expires Tuesday 8am ET) is the new condition closed-back wired over-ear Tascam TH-300X going for $40 with free US shipping. This is an unpretentious type of a studio headphone 🙂

Saturday: refurbished w/1-yr warranty: Sony 1000XM3 for $200, Bose QC35 II for $210

As of the time of writing there are 28 audio-related items in the Woot Random Audio sale good until Saturday 7/10/21 at 11:59pm central [or earlier if sold out; one has already sold out (KEF Q750 floor speaker for $550) as of the time of writing]. Among them:

+ 2-pack of Sony MDR-EX15-AP earphones (stubby shallow-insertion kind) for $10 total with a 90-day Sony warranty

+ factory refurbished BOSE QuiteComfort QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $210 with a 1-year BOSE warranty

+ factory refurbished Sony WH-1000X-M3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $200 with a 1-year Sony warranty

+ among the rest of the items there are bookshelf and floor speakers, monitors, portable bluetooth speakers, ceiling-cat speakers, and such

2pk of Coby CETW544 truly wireless for $20

Good until Saturday 7/10/21 at 11:59pm ET, among the B&H Photo offerings is this 2-pack of Coby CETW544 True Wireless offered for $20 with free US shipping. That’s $10 per set! That’s $5 per earpiece 😉

There are three color options: both black, or both white, or one of each. So much flexibility!

Per the specs posted over there, these are bluetooth 5.0, with up to five hours of runtime. The included charging case promises up to an additional ten hours of runtime. It is however charged by …micro-USB. That’s one of the ways you go down to $10 per pair 🙂

Thursday: AirPods PRO for $190, Momentum TW for $110, Etc

Busy audio-related day at the Woot daily deals, running until Thursday 7/8/21 at 11:59pm central time [or earlier if sold out]. How so? Their main daily deal is an inaugural Tech Favorites sale that includes the following audio-related items:

  • new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless for $110 with 2-year Sennheiser warranty (up to three per customer)
  • new condition Apple Airpods PRO true-wireless for $190, with a 1-year Apple warranty (one per customer)
  • JBL portable bluetooth speakers for $68 to $180
  • Yamaha ATS-2090 Soundbar and wireless subwoof for $240
  • JBL Party Box 100 bluetooth party speaker (for all your classical music needs LOL) for $240
  • PADs: refurbished iPhone 12 Mini and PRO and XS Max
  • giant wireless 44,400 mWh powerbank with 90-day warranty for $65

Wedn: Ultrasone, Beyerdynamic, Sony, Beats

Lots of options in headphones among the daily deals running until Wednesday 7/7/21 at 11:59pm! Here we gooooo:

+ Ultrasone Edition M Black Pearl on-ears bundled with a Manfrotto professional tripod, together for $750 among the B&H Photo daily deals

+ the return of the Beyerdynamic DT 990 (open over-ears) for $134 after promo code among the NewEgg daily deals
+ also there, the Logitech G733 Circumaural LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Gaming Headset for $108 after promo code

+ and the big surprise is the Meh daily deal that includes multiple headphone options from $75 to $190:

++ Bose QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears

++ Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears

++ Sony WH-CH700 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for which, by the way, we have here a text and pictures unboxing post

Sunday: Klipsch, Panasonic, Audio Technia M20X, Beyerdynamic DT 990 (600 ohm), Etc

Happy 4th of July with audio daily deals!

We start at the B&H Photo website where you can have a volume-buy promotion, you can get a 3-pack of Panasonic RP-TCM-115 shallow-insertion stubby earphones for $20 total (that’s under $7 per earphone)… They also offer a couple of Klipsch Cinema soundbar systems with an automatic in-cart coupon ($180 or $600)…

Meanwhile among the Sunday 7/4/21 Woot deals du jour is another incarnation of the Random Audio sale that includes 17 items, among them:

+ Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohm) open wired over-ears for $175 with 2-year BeyerD warranty

+ refurbished Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earbuds – McLaren Sport Edition (2nd Gen) for $140 with 90-day Klipsh warranty

+ Audio-Technica bundle for $90: the ATH-M20X wired closed over-ear headphones with the AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
+ headphone has a 2-year warranty, microphone a 1-year warranty