Archives for March 2022

Thursday: 1More Piston Fit IEMs for $11

Budget time with four color options, handy if you are buying it for multiple people – the colors can help them quickly and easily figure out who uses what (as long as they remember their own color!).

It is the new condition 1More Piston Fit IEMs, model E1009-SV, offered for $11 by the 1More official store at the NewEGG website. This is sold and shipped by 1More…

Apple Airpods (2019) w/Wireless Charging Case for $140

Good until 3/29/22 at 10am eastern, or earlier if sold out, Adorama is offering the new condition Apple Airpods with wireless charging case (the 2019 model) for $140 with free US shipping…

From mega-brand to unknown-brand at the Meh daily deal ending on 3/28/22 at 11:59pm eastern, it’s the new condition Kove NCH Over-Ear Hi-Fi Active Noise Canceling Headphones for $29 plus shipping… This is the 1st time I’ve heard of this, I have no clue…

Shure Digital Recording Bundle (SRH-240A, USB Interface, Mic) for $99

Good until Sunday 3/27/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering this Shure P58-CN-240-MVI Shure Digital Recording Bundle for $99 [was $109 in February when this bundle was a daily deal] 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

Meanwhile the Musician’s Friend daily deal running until Monday 3/28/22 at 8am eastern (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition JBL 305P MKII Super White 5″ Powered Studio Monitor for $89 (single, not a pair)…

Friday: 1More Stylish truly-wireless for $28

One more (no pun intended?) option in the world of budget truly-wireless, the “1More Stylish” is among the Friday 3/25/22 Newegg daily deals going for $28. This is sold and shipped by the 1More official store at the NewEgg website…

This runs bluetooth 5.0, with AAC and apt-X and promises 3 hours playback with just 15 minutes of charging…

Spring Sale: JBL, Bose, Klipsch, Razer, Etc

Woot has two types of offers. The more well-known daily deals but also the longer running deals, the “Woot Plus” offers. Of the latter, they have an Electronics Spring sale running until 4/4/22 at 11:59pm central time, or earlier if sold-out (some of them do sell-out). These include some head/audio-related products such as:

  • JBL Live 300 Premium truly-wireless for $38
  • Razer Nari essential gaming headset for $40
  • Klipsch T5 2nd generation truly-wireless for $90
  • Echo Buds 1st gen truly wireless for $40
  • refurb Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 truly wireless for $73
  • Bose SoundSport necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $70
  • and some other related products

As of the time of writing the Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears for $270 has sold out…

SteelSeries Arctis Pro headset with GameDAC for $160

Good until Friday 3/25/22 at 10am eastern time, Adorama is offering the new condition SteelSeries Arctis Pro headset with the GameDAC, together for $160 with free US shipping. No coupons, no rebates, it’s the bundle price during this promotion…

Tuesday: Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO TW for $130

If you are part of the Samsung Galaxy universe, one of the Tuesday 3/22/22 Amazon deals of the day is the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless going for $130 with free US shipping. Sold and shipped by Amazon itself. They are available in three color options. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

As of the time of writing these average 4.4 out 5 based on nearly 19,000 global ratings with 350+ answered questions…

Tribit BTH92 FlyBuds 3 truly-wireless for $32

Speaking of truly-wireless, I just started using the Tribit BTH92 FlyBuds 3, a popular model with nearly 20K ratings and a 4.3 out of 5 as of the time of writing. An unboxing post is coming up, and then (hopefully) a review!

The reason I’m writing this now (instead of waiting when the unboxing post is ready) is because they have a limited time 20% off clip-on coupon at the Amazon website, dropping their price from $40 to $32! Both the black and the pink color schemes have the clip-on coupon.

If you are not familiar with Amazon’s clip-on coupons, you have to be logged-in to your Amazon account in order to save/link the coupon to your account. You don’t type a promo code, you just clip the tiny little checkbox near the coupon. You can use it at any time before it expires. The expiration dates vary and sometimes they can expire before the given date (eg if a product is going to be a gold-box/lightning deal, they cancel the coupon, otherwise the price drops too low for them to make any money LOL).

Anyway, back to the Tribits, they promise up to 100 hours of playback when using the included charging case (which also serves as a power bank for external devices {via USB-A}). They are bluetooth 5.0, with iPX8 and of utilitarian interest (eg listening to YouTube or podcasts), you can use each earbud separately, essentially doubling your playback time! The charging case is charged via USB-C thankfully (not micro-USB!)

Too early for me to speak about them review-wise, stay tuned for that in the next few days/weeks 🙂

Sunday: 2pk Tech Theory truly wireless for $25 + S&H

The headphone hobby has gone a little bit out of control with an extended focus on four figure headphones, so let’s counter that with a budget offer 🙂

Among the Woot daily deals for Sunday 3/20/22 is the new condition 2-pack of Tech Theory truly wireless going for $25 plus shipping (free for Prime members). They are available in two color schemes and come with a 1-year Aduro warranty…

The included charging case carries 1200 mAh of juice, which you can also use to charge other external devices (great for Sandisk Clips,or emergency power for today’s power-hungry smartphones).

It does not say which bluetooth version they come with, so the internet search is your friend. I (obviously) don’t know (otherwise I would have written it here).

Personally I avoid anything before bluetooth 5.0, regardless of price ~ unless there’s a very good reason I want/need to buy a specific product. The bluetooth connection and pairing hassles of previous bluetooth versions are just not worth it most of the time 🙂

UPDATE: truly-wireless action at the Sunday NewEGG dailies as well, it’s the return of AUKEY with their EP-T25 truly wireless going for $20, sold by the AUKEY NewEgg store and shipped by NewEgg itself (similar to the “fulfilled by Amazon” thing but for Newegg)…

Friday: JBL Live 300 true-wireless for $38 + S&H

The headliner of the Friday 3/18/22 Woot daily deals is the new condition with a 1-year manufacturer warranty JBL LIVE 300 Premium (that’s the name) truly-wireless going for $38 in either black or blue color schemes. Up to 25 per customer, so you can get one for all friends and family 😉

As usual with Woot, shipping is free IF you are a Prime member AND you have connected your Woot and Amazon accounts (a one-time thing). Otherwise you pay a flat shipping fee for a calendar day’s purchases…

Monday: Anker, Razer, Sennheiser TW

Anker is back for Monday 3/14/22 with an Amazon Gold Box sale featuring a soccer team (eleven) of their products, a mix of over-ear ANC/bluetooths and truly-wireless with prices ranging from $60 to $97. Too many to list here individually…

Then at the Woot daily deals, under “Clearance” they have the new condition Razer Nari Essential Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Spatial Audio for $40… Note that these ship in the (theoretically and hopefully) more environmentally-friendly frustration-free packaging, not the retail packaging…

Finally among the BEst BuY DaiLy DeaLz for 3/14/22 they offer the new condition Sennheiser Momentum 2 truly-wireless for $190…

Monday: Anker Soundcore Life U2 Neckband bluetooth earphones for $19 + S&H

Mondays are Anker days at the Meh daily deals? Mayhaps, because for Monday 3/14/22 their offer is the new condition Anker Soundcore Life U2 Neckband bluetooth earphones for $19 plus shipping (free S&H for paying Meh members). These promise up to 24 hours battery life. They also promise 2 hours of playback with 5 minutes of USB-C charging. They are IPX7 and come with an 18-month Anker warranty.

Note that the listing does not mention which bluetooth version is this. Me personally, at this point in time, I avoid everything before Bluetooth 5.0. Bluetooth kerfuffles are a lot more common before 5.0. Then again, this is $19 🙂

Sunday: Master & Dynamic and Beyerd Amiron sales

It’s a another iteration of the Random Audio sale at the Woot deals du jour running until Sunday 3/13/22 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

A total of 19 products are participating, including:

  • Beyerdynamic Amiron bluetooth over-ears for $500
  • Master & Dynamic (M&D) MW60 bluetooth over-ears for $220
  • refurbished Master & Dynamic (M&D) MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $120 or new conditinon for $190
  • refurbihed M&D MW07 GO truly wireless for $95
  • 10pk of 15ft AmazonBasics subwoofer cables for $25
  • rest are soundsystems, speakers and the like

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

Headphones make a return at the Musician’s Friend daily deal. Running until Sunday 3/13/22 at 8am eastern time, you can have a 2-pack of wired closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-200X headphones for $40 with free US shipping. That’s $20 per headphone 🙂

Sony and Bose ANC/BT Over-Ear Dueling Sale

It’s not dueling banjos, but it’s a dueling ANC/BT over-ears sale happening at Amazon right now! These are not daily deals – they are limited time offers, but they do not specify the exact expiration date.

So, yes, both the Sony and Bose ANC/BT closed-back over-ears are participating in sales!

On the Sony front, they have the WH-1000X M4 going for $278 in two color options, and the more budget-friendly “Extra Bass” WH-XB910N going for $148, also in two color options…

On the Bose front they have the QuietComfort 45 going for $279 in two color options, and the 700 going for $329…

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80) for $119 AC

The Beyerdynamic party returns to the NewEGG daily deals good until Tuesday 3/8/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, using limited time promo code 93XSP49 you can get the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) for $119 with free US shippings, sold and shipped by Newegg actual.

Plenty has been written about this (trio) of DT headphones, so your favorite search engine (eg DuckDuckGo) is your friend in researching this…

Thursday: DT 990 PRO (250) for $119 AC, Sony WH-1000X-M4 for $260

Thursday has two over-ear headphones at the NewEgg daily deals:

+ Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) for $119 after using promo code 93XSP26
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

+ Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT closed-back for $260, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “Red Tag Camera”

Thursday: Ultrasone DAC/amp + Headphones + Manfrotto Tripod for $700

From the Unusual Headphone Bundles department, good until 3/3/22 at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s B&H Photo is offering this Ultrasone x Manfrotto bundle for $700 with free US shipping:

  • Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC Amplifier
  • Ultrasone Performance Series 880 Headphones
  • Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINGA Aluminum Tripod with Ground Spreader

Wedn: Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones for $60

If you are looking for Sony MDR-7506/MDR-V6 alternatives, running until 3/2/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Senal SMH-1200 headphones for $60 with free US shipping…

The bundle comes with two cables, a pouch, a 1/4″ adapter and a 3-year warranty. As of the time of writing, these average 4.1 out of 5 based on 110 customer reviews…

Tuesday: Beyerd DT770 PRO (32 ohm) for $119 AC

As teased yesterday, among the March 1st (2022) Newegg deals du jour you can get the new conditioned wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 (32 ohm) for $119 after limited time promo code 93XSP25 entered over there. This is sold and shipped by NewEGG actual, not by 3rd-party marketplace sellers…