Archives for February 2022

Monday: Bose, Sennheiser GSX 1000, Jaybird, Etc

Monday, the last day of February 2022 has headphone action at multiple places:

+ Adorama daily deals: H&A closed-back studio headphones for $25

+ Amazon Bose sale has Sport TW Earbuds for $160, QC45 ANC/BT over-ears for $280, 700 ANC/BT over-ears for $329
+ their model name is Earbuds but they are not actual earbuds

+ one of the Woot daily deals is the Sennheiser GSX 1000 external sound card for $130

+ Best Buy: Jaybird Vista 2 TW for $120 in three color options and Skullcandy Ink’D+ neckband-style bluetooth earphones for $30
+ who on earth puts both an apostrophe and a plus in a model name these days?

And a heads-up, the Tuesday 3/1/22 NewEgg dailies will have the return of the Beyerdynamic over-ears. Price and details on Tuesday!

Sunday: fstream X7 Bluetooth Receiver with Dual Headphone Outputs & Microphone for $10

On the utilitarian front, running until 2/27/22 at 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Direct Sound fstream X7 Bluetooth Receiver with Dual Headphone Outputs & Microphone for $10 with free US shipping.

This allows bluetooth audio to stream out to two 3.5mm audio outs at the same time. It runs bluetooth 4.1 and promises up to 10 hours battery life. It promises no lag.

Fri: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $119AC

Beyerdynamic is back at the NewEgg daily deals for Friday 2/25/22 as follows:

+ wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $119 after using the limited time promo code shown over there

+ Klipsch RP-260F Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker with Dual 6.5″ Cerametallic Cone Woofers – Each (Cherry) for $249

+ also WD and other storage options

Wedn: Sony MDR-XB-550-AP/B On-Ears for $20

One of the 2/23/22 Newegg daily deals is the new condition wired closed-back on-ear Sony “Extra Bass” MDR-XB-550-AP/B headphone going for $20. Note that this is sold and shipped by a marketplace seller (“Humpty Dumpty Deals”), not by NewEgg actual…

This has one customer review, and it is worth reading, regardless of your interest in this headphone, because it is from an audiophile. In typical audiophile fashion, after paragraphs and paragraphs of audiophile-speak complaints, the review ends with “For anything under thirty dollars, these are a tremendous value”. LOL 🙂

Tuesday: Panasonic Deep Bass, Sony Extra Bass, Klipsch TWS, Altec Whisper, Etc

Tuesday is a gift that keeps on giving! Woot is running a Tech Spring Cleaning sale until 11:59pm central time on February 22 in 2022 with 19 products including some audio-related gear:

  • Altec Lansing Whisper ANC/BT over-ears for $20
  • Sony MDR-XB-650-BT/B “Extra Bass” bluetooth on-ears for $60
  • Panasonic RB-M700B “Deep Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $60
  • Klipsch T5 (2nd gen) truly wireless for $90
  • JBL and Logitech bluetooth speakers
  • blues harmonica and Hofner Ignitior Pro Violin, folding pianos
  • H&K Spirit of Vintage 25W Nano Amp for $150

Tue: Ultrasone Signature DXP headphones + Panther DAC/amp + Manfrotto Tripod for $900

It’s a deal you don’t see everyday but B&H Photo is creative like that. Running until 2/22/22 at 11:59pm eastern time, they are offering this Ultrasone bundle for $900 with free US shipping:

  • Ultrasone Signature DXP closed-back headphones
  • Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC Amplifier
  • Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINMC Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader

No, it’s NOT a tripod made for headphones or a DAC/amp 🙂

Westone W10 G2 IEMs for $79

Good until 2/22/22 at 10am ET, Adorama is offering the new condition Westone W10 IEMs, second generation, with MMCX with MFi mic/remote cable and bluetooth (apt-X) cable [aka bluetooth adapter for MMCX audio connections] for $79 with free US shipping…

You also get two kinds of eartips, exchangeable faceplates and a small carrying case… And a 2-year warranty…

Sunday: random audio sale incl. refurb Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears

Woot is running another variant of the Random Audio sale until Sunday 2/20/22 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

A total of 27 audio products are participating, almost half of which are of the headphone kind, including:

+ refurb Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears for $230 with 90-day refurbished warranty

+ truly-wireless from Nokia, Bose and Master & Dynamic and JBL among others

+ necklace style earphones from Bose and such

Sunday: Audio Technica ATH-Sport90-BT bluetooth earphones for $29

Good until 2/20/22 at 11:59pm ET, the latest B&H Photo daily deals offer these potentially interesting on-topic items:

+ new condition Audio Technica ATH-Sport90-BT bluetooth earphones for $29 with free US shipping

+ feed the DAPs and PADs and phonez/tabz too: five 64GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards for $38 total
+ that’s $7.60 per card, enough to keep many of your DAPs/PADs happy!

+ reminder, on this blog, PAD = Phone As Dap (DAP)

Saturday (eBook): Anatomy of a song: Oral History of 45 iconic hits for $2

IF you like e-reading about music, good until 2/19/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, as one of its Kindle daily deals, Amazon is offering the “Anatomy of a song: Oral History of 45 iconic hits” e-book for $2. This is by Marc Myers, 282 pages, Grove Press, November 2016, with a 4.6 out of 5 based on 312 global ratings as of the time of writing…

You can find the list of songs in the table of contents of the Kindle sample or when you click on the book cover when you are using a desktop/laptop view…

Monoprice Lightweight On-Ears for $14

If you are looking for a budget lightweight closed-back wired on-ear headphone, the Monoprice one (product code 13191) is on sale for $14 as part of a limited-time Monoprice headphone sale

I have this one and it is on the “TBR List”. It’s a bit like the spiritual successor of the AmazonBasics variant…

UPDATE: on the utilitarian front, good until 2/19/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) Woot is offering the new condition Apple Airpods (3rd gen) for $150 with a 1-year Apple warranty. One per customer…

Shure SE-535 LTD SE IEMs w/3.5mm remote/mic cable for $199

Chi-fi is all the rage these days but don’t you forget about us sing the Shure IEMs!

Running until Saturday 2/19/22 at 11:59pm ET, New York’s finest, B&H Photo, is offering the new condition Shure SE535LTD Special Edition IEMs with 3.5mm Remote/Mic Cable (Red) for $199 with free US shipping. Up to two pairs per customer at the sale price. Ships only to US addresses…

The included cable is the Shure RMCE-UNI Universal Remote and Mic Cable for SE Earphones…

Thur: Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones for $88

Surprise-surprise, there’s a Sony headhone in the Newegg daily deals running until 12/17/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition good old wired closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-7506 studio headphone going for $88 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “6ave” through the NewEgg website…

Saturday: Lennon, Sony XB550-AP, Beats, Rosewill

We have a scattering of daily deals today (Saturday February 12 in 2022) but we start with an e-book! Cynthia Lennon’s John (Kindle ebook) is on sale for 99c at Amazon but you also get 10c back as a digital ebook credit for future eligible purchases. This averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 1300+ customer ratings as of the time of writing. It is 300+ pages, February 2012, Hodder & Stoughton (UK)…

Three headphones appear in the Saturday NewEgg dailies:

+ Sony MDR-XB-550-AP/B “Extra Bass” wired closed-back on-ears for $20
+ note these are sold and shipped by a marketplace seller, not NewEGG themselves

+ refurbished Beats Flex All-Day neckband bluetooth earphones for $29

+ Rosewill RW-TH-68-N ANC/BT closed on-ears for $33

Speaking of Beats, at the Woot daily deals they are offering “Grade A” refurbished Beats Solo PRO closed-back bluetooth on-ears for $130 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Friday: Rosewill ANC/BT On-Ears for $33 w/FS

Among the NewEGG daily deals for Friday February 12 in 2022 you can find the new condition closed-back on-ear Rosewill RW-TH68N ANC/bluetooth headphones going for $33 with free US shipping.

They play music wired or wirelessly. They come with an audio cable, a charging cable and a drawstring pouch/bag…

It does not say which bluetooth version, and from the looks of it the charging is micro-USB…

Shure Digital Recording Bundle (SRH-240A, USB Interface, Mic) for $109

Good until Saturday 2/12/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering this Shure P58-CN-240-MVI Shure Digital Recording Bundle for $109 that includes:

+ Shure SRH-240A closed over-ear headphones (old packaging)

+ Shure MOTIV MVI Single-Channel USB Audio Interface (Old Packaging, Silver)

+ Shure PGA58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with XLR-to-XLR Cable

Monday: Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 TW for $39 + S&H

Monday February 7 in 2022 is a truly-wireless day at the Meh daily deal, you can haz the new condition Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 truly-wireless for $39 plus shipping. Paying Meh members get free shipping.

You can have up to 32 hours of playtime when using the charging case too, or eight hours stored in the earphones themselves. They promise 2 hours of playtime with 10 minutes of charging. Buzzwords include apt-X and IPX5.

Not sure if they are serious but the model number is 61V3-M3-L183RTY 🙂

Sunday: BeyerD Gaming, Presonus Studio Kit, Etc

As promised, NewEGG is having a back to back Beyerdynamic sale at their daily deals featuring the Custom Game Interactive gaming headset for $140… This is good until 2/6/22 at 11:59pm pacific…

Meanwhile at the Sunday B&H Photo daily deals you can have the Philips BASS+ truly-wireless for $20 with free US shipping…

But we are not done yet! The Musician’s Friend deal of the day (until Monday at 8am ET, or earlier if sold out) is the Presonus AudioBox 96 studio bundle for $150. This includes:

+ HD7 headphones
+ M7 microphone
+ Studio One Artist software
+ AudioBox USB 96 audio/MIDI interface with cable

UPDATE: The Beatles are coming! Among the Sunday kindle daily deals they offer the “The Beatles: The Biography” ebook by Bob Spitz for $5. This is 965 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 722 customer ratings…

Saturday: JBL Club and Quantum [also DT 990 Premium (250 ohm) for $140]

But that’s not all for Saturday 2/5/22! There are two headphone-related daily deals at the Woot website:

+ Beyerdynamic DT 990 PREMIUM (250 ohm) open-back wired over-ears for $140 under “Clearance” (formerly “Sellout”)

+ a feast of JBL headphones under “Electronics”, prices $32 to $150
+ nine options, eight of which are over-ears of the CLUB and QUANTUM type
+ the ninth is a truly wirelessof the fitness kind

Sat: Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO for $399 AC

Beyer makes its …dynamic return to the Newegg daily deals, running until 2/5/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, you can have the new condition wired closed-back over-ear DT 1770 PRO (Tesla technologie) for $399 after using the limited time promo code SSBP526 over there…

Wedn: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250) for $114 AC

If you are a fan of the wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamics, good until 2/2/22 at 11:59pm pacific, as one of the Newegg daily deals you can get the new condition DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $114 after the $45 off limited-time promo code shown over there…