Archives for April 2022

JVC HA-XC50T XX truly-wireless for $65

JVC time! Running until Saturday 5/30/22 at 11:59pm ET, B^H Photo is offering the new condition JVC HA-XC50T XX truly-wireless for $65 with free US shipping.

They come with a charging case, and in 15 minutes they give you 1 hour of playback. Playback is up to 14 hours (up to 4 in the earphones, up to 10 in the case).

They are bluetooth 5.0 but charge with micro-USB. I’d rather have bluetooth 5 than USB-C charging, because bluetooth pairing and connection troubles are a lot fewer with BT 5+. Unless of course you don’t have any other micro-USB charging devices and it’s a hindrance…

PS: for those not familiar with JVC-speak, XX stands for Xtreme Xplosives, aka Bomb Da Base!

Thursday: EPOS amplifier, Samsung TW

Thursday 4/28/22 has a headphone-related theme at Amazon!

We start with a PC products sale that includes the new condition EPOS Sennheiser GsX 1000 gaming audio amplifier for $120, along with a Corsair wireless gaming headset for $140…

Then the headliner deal of the day is the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds Live truly wireless going for $90 in two color options… You can be forgiven for not remember the various options Samsung has, but thankfully Wikipedia and your favorite search engine can be your friends in helping sort them all out…

Hifiman HE-4XX Planar Open Over-Ears for $149

If you want to give planar a try, for a limited time, as Audiophile Week sales are ending, Massdrop is offering their own co-collab, the wired open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-4XX planar magnetics for $149 with free US shipping and a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

Better yet, this will ship in late April, it is an “in-stock drop”, not a “patience is a virtue” drop 🙂

For more offerings, check their 10-Year Anniversary sale

3pk of Senal SMH-1000 Mark II studio headphones for $200 w/FS

During the NAB 2022 trade show festivities, B&H Photo is having a value-bundle for those looking for three studio headphones for one better price! It is a 3-pack of the wired closed-back over-ear collapsing SMH-1000 Mark II headphones going for $200 with free US shipping. This comes out to $66.67~ per headphone.

Each headphone comes with its own standard accessories, which include a storage case, a carry case, two cables, a 1/4″ adapter and a 2-year warranty.

If you want to see more pictures of the headphone and accessories, click on the single headphone link at the aforelinked page. There you will see pictures of the storage case and the carry case and the cables.

So with this offer you end up with three headphones, three storage cases, three carry cases, three coiled cables, three straight cables and three 1/4″ adapters.

V-Moda XS closed on-ears for $55 w/FS

We have a blast from the past in the current Musician’s Friend daily deal, ending by Monday at 8am eastern, or earlier if sold out… IT is the wired closed-back on-ear V-Moda XS headphones in the white-silver color-scheme going for $55 with free US shipping…

Bose 700 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $329

Bose time at the Friday 4/22/22 NewEGG dailies, you can have the new condition ANC/BT closed over-ears Bose 700 for $329 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG actual with up to three per customer.

As of the time of writing this is also on sale (and/or price-matched) for $329 at the Amazon website

Hifiman HE-X4 Planar Open-Back for $99

We have a “delayed gratification” deal alert! The complaint has always been that the options in under $100 open-back over-ear headphones are very few, and few-to-non-existent in planar magnetics.

Well, Massdrop x Hifiman are changing this right now. As part of their 10-year anniversary sale, for a limited time (ends by 4/25/22), they are offering the new condition wired open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-X4 planar-magnetics for $99. As of the time of writing, over 2500 units have been sold per the Massdrop website.

The “delayed gratification” part? Per the listing, this will ship in mid-June 2022. This being late April 2022, that’s almost two months from now. In a world of instant gratification, that’s a near eternity!

But if you can wait…

PS: there’s no mention of warranty in the listing. They accept returns within 30 days of delivery in new/unused condition.

Massdrop 10-Year April Anniversale (17 options)

Party on Wayne! It is April 20! And what a coincidence, Massdrop is having their 10-Year April Anniversale featuring 17 Massdrop-X co-branded headphones, three of which are IEMs and four are gaming headsets.

Of the audiophile over-ears, they have Dan Clark Aeons, Sennheiser HD-XXX options, Hifiman planars, and one each from Focal, BeyerDee and Senor Speakers (aka Mr Speakers)…

The IEMs are Noble, Grell and JVC…

This is a limited time offer…

PS: “anniversale” is a shortcut for “Anniversary Sale” 🙂

Thur: “Rock Concert: An Oral History…” e-book for $2

If you like reading e-books about music, you are in luck! Good until Thursday 4/14/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is offering the Kindle edition of “Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There” for $2.

This is by Marc Myers, 314 pages long, November 2021 by Grove Press, and as of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 57 customer ratings…

Skullcandy Sesh truly-wireless for $14 w/FS [Prime only]

For Prime members only, Woot is offering as a longer-running deal the new condition Skullcandy Sesh truly-wireless for just $14 with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Since this offer is restricted to Prime members, everyone who is “allowed” to buy them will automagitally get free shipping.

You do have to link your Woot and Prime (Amazon) accounts once, so their system knows you are a Prime member and eligible for the offer and the free shipping on all Woot offerings.

This is bluetooth 5, with a charging case, and IP55 BUT it is micro-USB charging.

The Woot page highlights in order that for these to work, you must needs first link the two earbuds together (!?!?!?!) and then pair them via bluetooth. Mayhaps that explains why they are on sale for such a low price 🙂

The workarounds to get them to work in case of issues is detailed at the Speakers Mag.

At the Amazon website these average 4.1 out of 5 based on 32,900+ customer ratings as of the time of writing and they have over 220 answered questions.

Up to 25 per customer. The offer ends at the end of April 2022 or earlier if sold out.

Wedn: Master & Dynamic MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $130

Good until 4/6/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) you can have the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth Master & Dynamic MW50+ headphones for $130 plus shipping (or free S&H for Prime members)… Up to three per customer. With a 1-year M&D warranty…

The accessories include over-ear and on-ear earpads, an earpad case, a headphone pouch, USB-C charging cable [not so long away USB-C was a rarity in chargeable headphones] and 3.5mm audio cable.

Audiophile Week returns to Massdrop in late April

Massdrop is celebrating 10 years and among the planned festivities, per their aforelinked blog-post, they are planning to have an Audiophile Week in late April 2022.

As of the time of writing, details on the sale items and sale prices have NOT been revealed…

Tuesday eBook: Anatomy of a Song, Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits for $2

Good until Tuesday 4/5/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, as one of the Kindle ebook deals of the day Amazon is offering the e-book “Anatomy of a Song, Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits” from the world of rock, R&B and pop for $2.

This is by Marc Myers, 282-pages long, with a November 2016 Grover Press publication date. As of the time of writing this averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 320+ customer ratings…

$25 Gift Card with Beats Fit PRO TW

If you want to buy the Beats Fit PRO truly-wireless, for a limited time Amazon is bundling a $25 Amazon Gift Card with the purchase of the new condition Beats Fit PRO for $200. This is available in four color options.

The offer is only available on the listings sold and shipped by Amazon actual, not by marketplace sellers…

Monday: Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones for $45

A little bit of a recurring offer, this time around running until 4/4/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering their variant of the Sony V6/7506 “homage” type headphones, the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Senal SHM-1000 studio headphones for $45 with free US shipping.

They come with a straight and a coiled cable and a 3-year warranty…

Marantz MPH-4 Closed Over-Ears for $40 w/FS

Headphones are back at the Musician’s Friend daily deal running until 4/4/22 at 8am eastern or earlier if it sells out…

It is the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Marantz MPH-4 going for $40 with free US shipping.

Sunday: AirPods II for $99, AirPods PRO for $174

IT’s Apple-Beats Day at the Amazon USA Good Box, these new condition offers running until 4/3/22 at 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out:

+ Airpods second generation for $99

+ Airpods PRO for $174

+ Beats sale with the Solo3 bluetooth on-ears for $130 and the Studio3 ANC/BT over-ears for $180
+ available in different color schemes

+ up to three per item per customer

+ sold and shipped by Amazon actual, not marketplace sellers (as of the time of writing)

MEANwhile, for 4/3/22, at the Woot Dailies, under the “Electronic” daily deal, they offer the new condition Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo truly-wireless for $25 plus shipping (free S&H for Prime members).

It comes with a 1.5-year (18 month) Anker warranty. These are bluetooth 5.0 and IPX7 Waterproof