Archives for April 2023

Saturday: V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Competition Edition bundle for $110 AC

If you are a fan of the V-Moda bluetooth closed-back over-ears, good for Saturday April 29 in 2023, thanks to a $110 off automatic add-to-cart coupon, Adorama is offering the V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Competition Edition bundle for $110 after the coupon is factored in! This includes:

+ the headphones (duh!)
+ BoomPRO microphone
+ SpeakEasy DAC/amp lightning cable
+ Exoskeleton carry case
+ cables
+ customization voucher (to get customized “shields” from V-Moda)
+ 1-year limited warranty

20% off Monoprice website with coupon

For a limited time, Monoprice is offering 20% off on most things on their website using coupon code MP20. Too many audio-related items for me to check individually, but you can check for any items you may be interested in, eg their Monolith line or many of their budget cables, accessories and such.

One budget item to highlight that is on sale and drops even further with the coupon is the new condition Monoprice Sync Bluetooth Headphone with apt-X Low Latency dropping from $20 to $16 after the coupon code!

Note that this charges via micro-USB. The listing says it is bluetooth 4.2 but one of the three customer reviews says this is bluetooth 5.0.

Saturday: AKG Podcaster Kit with K371 for $99

If you are looking to get the AKG K371 headphones or want a “podcaster kit”, for Saturday April 22 in 2023, one of the Adorama deals of the day is an AKG Podcast Kit for $99 that includes:

  • AKG K371 clsoed-back over-ears
  • Lyra USB Microphone

Thursday: Ultrasone Panther DAC/Amp + Ultrasone Signature DXP Closed-Back + Manfrotto CF Tripod for $850

If you think that headphone deals have become more boring and predictable, well, here’s something out of left field for this special day that is April 20 in 2023!

It’s a three item bundle at B&H Photo for $850. For that, you get:

  • Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC Amplifier
  • Ultrasone Signature DXP Closed-Back headphones
  • Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Legs with Mid-Level Spreader (100/75mm Bowl)

Yes, that’s a professional tripod for photography and video and such 🙂

Thur: refurbished JLAB Studio PRO Wireless (50hr) for $20 + S&H

Happy April 20 to all that celebrate it! We have an Earth Day type of a deal actually today, sort of, it’s a refurbished headphone, it is the Meh daily deal for 4/20/23, the refurbished JLAB Studio PRO Over-Ear closed-back bluetooth headphones with the “50 Hour” it in its name. Or for those who prefer proper product names, it is the ZHBASTUDIOPRORBLK4-B 🙂

The price is $20 plus shipping. If you are a paying Meh member, shipping is free. Sort of their version of “Prime”.

They charge via USB-C and come with a 90-day warranty. Bluetooth is version 5. I wouldn’t buy anything bluetooth that is under 5 ~ unless you are buying a specific product for a specific reason.

Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $170

Trigger warning! This post mentions Beats headphones with bluetooth and ANC 🙂

One of the current featured deals at Amazon is a sale on new condition Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT Over-Ear headphones (with the Apple W1 chip) for $170. They are available in seven color schemes. Limit three per customer. Not sure if the limit is per color, or overall. You can find out in the shopping cart if that’s an issue!

As of the time of writing they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 33,500+ customer ratings at Amazon. Obviously there are not enough head-fi members rating headphones at Amazon 😉

Massdrop (April 10-23): Refunds USA Sales Tax, offers FS internationally ($50+, 5i)

If you are tempted by Massdrop temptations, you have one more reason to give in to the temptation between April 10 – 23 in 2023! Coupon code USTAXDAY gets you benefits depending on your delivery address:

  • US shoppers: you get the sales tax refunded on your payment method (only works on states that collect sales tax, OBVIOUSLY)
  • International shoppers: you get FREE SHIPPING IF your order is $50+ AND you buy up to five items. More than five items in the shopping cart disqualify you from the free S&H promotion
  • NOTE that this coupon does NOT refund customs or other taxes outside the USA. It only refunds sales tax collected by select US states in the USA