Monoprice Aluminum headphone stand for $16 w/free US shipping

If you like aluminum thin-omega shaped headphone stands, for a limited time, the Monoprice website is offering their model for $16 with free standard US shipping with no coupon code needed. Limit up to twenty units per customer at the sale price. This is available in the black color scheme and also the silver color scheme… It is averaging 4.8 out of 5 based on a lucky thirteen customer reviews at the Monoprice website…

Sat: feed your DAP with a 512GB microSD?

Is your DAP or PAD or smartphone/tablet compatible with 512GB microSD memory cards? Do you like to load them up with music? If so, among the Saturday deals of the day at the Amazon USA Gold-Box there is a sale on over 15 PNY storage products. One of them is their 512GB memory card going for $240. As it is often the case, the highest storage option has a price premium to it… Also part of the sale are SD (full size) cards, along with many and more conventional and unconventional USB 3.x and 2.0 flash drives… Sales end at 11:59pm pacific on Sat 12/29/18 as usual..

Feed your DAPs/PADs: 128GB Samsung microSD for $20

The time is right to feed your DAPs and smartphones and PADs and tablets and such! As of the time of writing, the 128GB SAmsung EVO Select microSDXC memory card is on sale for $20 per card, with up to five pairs per customer by Amazon actual. The other storage options are also available at good prices, but the 128GB wins on $/GB…

PS: “PADs” is a term we use here to describe “smartPhones used As Digital audio players”, thus PADs 🙂

Sun: Eargasm earplus with case/gift-box for $17ish

On the hearing protection front, good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering the new condition Eargasm earplus for $17 or $18 depending on the option. Up to three pairs per customer. They come with a clever case which can also serve as a gift box, thus the “Gift box” in the product title over there at Woot.

AmazonBasics 5-way audio splitter for under $6

Amazon is running a sale of various techie AmazonBasics accessories and among those they feature the new condition AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter for $5.69 in the white color scheme. You can buy as many as you like at this price. Only the white color scheme is on sale. This is unpowered. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 260+ customer reviews. It even comes with a 1-year AmazonBasics warranty. Free shipping for Prime members (it is not an Add-On item thank the Old Gods and the New)…

Vibes hifi hearing protection earplugs for $20

These “as seen on Shark Tank” hearing protection earplugs are currently featured on sale at Stacksocial for $20 per pair. A cord is included if you prefer using them that way. These are the Vibes hi-fidelity earplugs. Per the specs, they promise reductions of up to 22 dB. Note that all sales are final as it is often the case with physical goods at Stacksocial…

Monoprice Headphone Stand (Aluminum) for $18 w/free S&H

Monoprice is back with a handful of special audio-related offers, some of which get unconditional free standard US shipping without coupons or other songs-and-dances…

+ Headphone Stand (PID 24462) for $18 with free standard US shipping
+ full aluminum construction; no assembly required

+ Monolith by Monoprice 6ft RCA Cable for $18 with free standard US shipping

+ Onyx Series Auxiliary 3.5mm TRS Audio Cable, 3ft for $1.05

+ Monolith by Monoprice Amplifier/Component Stand for $24

+ Lightweight on-ear headphones for $19
+ unboxing post coming soon [pictures taken; I must process them and write up the blog-post]…

Fiio RC-SE1 earphone cable (3.5/MMCX) for $25

This is not a magic cable. It’s a practical cable 🙂 The new condition Fiio RC-SE1 earphone replacement 47-inch cable is currently on sale for $25 when you add it to the shopping cart at B&H Photo. It is 3.5mm on one end, and gold-plated MMCX on the other end.

Pelican Waterproof 1040 Micro Case for $15.56

If you are looking for a waterproof case for your earphones or other assorted audio accessories, the solid red color scheme of the Pelican Micro 1040 case is currently on sale for the very specific price of $15.56 by Amazon actual with up to five per customer at the sale price. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 26 customer reviews. Check dimensions and customer reviews over there for more details. The other colors currently go for more.

1-Year of Rolling Stone (digital sub) for 99c w/coupon

Coupon code 58202 can get you a 1-year digital subscription of the Rolling Stone magazine for just $0.90. Note however that music coverage in the magazine is about 50% of the content, or about 33% when you count the ad and non-content pages (classifieds, index, etc).

Eardial hearing protection for $20 + S&H

Good until 4/23/18 at 12pm pacific time, Touch of Modern is offering the Eardial transparent ear filters for $20 plus shipping with a 1-year warranty. These are hearing protection earphones, not music playback. All sales final. These ship fairly quickly, 1-5 business days after purchase.

VE IEM cables for $10 + S&H [MD]

Running for the next five days and change from blog posting time at the members-only but free to join Massdrop is the Venture Electronics IEM Cables going for $10 plus shipping with some options presented in the shopping cart (eg 2-pin or MMCX). These will ship in late May from Massdrop with all sales final… VE got in some trouble with the fandom in late February when the company’s founder-owner dabbled in round-about review manipulation…

Monoprice 10x9x7 inch Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam for $20 + S&H after coupon with $0.01+ filler

If you like to store your headphones or other audio gear in weatherproof cases with customizable foam, coupon code LUCKY25 drops $5 off the purchase price of the Monoprice 10x9x7 inch Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam from $24.99 to $19.99 as long as you add something else to your shopping cart that is $0.01 or higher. You can find $1-ish audio cables under the Spring Upgrade Sale or use the search boxes or categories there to find adapters and other assorted cables and other small things. You can also get to $25+ by buying two of these cases.

If one thing leads to another and your order total gets over $150, use coupon LUCKY150 for 20% off the total! Coupons expire Saturday at 11:59pm pacific time.

200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $65 [updated]

This sale ended: If your DAP or PAD supports 400GB microSD cards, the 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card is on sale again, going for $180 with free shipping by Amazon actual. Especially of interest if you have FLAC and ALAC and WAV files and such…

If you don’t need that much on a single card, the 200GB version (A1) goes for $65 ~ this of course doesn’t help if your DAP/PAD has only one microSD slot (unless you don’t object to switching memory cards – not a very good idea for smartphones though unless you use them exclusively for music and media storage and you block other apps from using them)…

Repurposing Ideas: 24 pocket OTD Organizer for $8

Are you looking for a way to have your earphones (stored in their own pouches or bags) protected from the indoors elements but still very easily accessible? How about an …over the door organizer! The AmazonBasics OTD organizers are on sale as follows: the 24-pocket goes for $8~, and the 20-pocket goes for $9~. Check pictures and measurements and customer reviews and answered questions to make sure this is something that would realistically work for you.

Dekoni Earpads for HD580/58X, HD650/6XX for $35+ w/FS

If you have the Massdrop-exclusive Sennheiser HD6XX or HD58X headphones or their HD650 and HD580 progenitors, for the next five days and change (from blog-posting date), Massdrop is offering the Dekoni Earpads for said headphones starting at $35 with free shipping. The $35 price is for the Elite Velour, with prices increasing for other options (Elite Hybrid is $55, Sheepskin is $60, Fenestrated Sheepskin is $65). These will ship in early May from the vendor with all sales final…

Music-themed Patent Prints for $45 + S&H

If you like music-themed patent prints, there are a couple of them among the Touch of Modern sale. There is the audio cassette patent print [yes, the cassette comeback is for real – just look at Bandcamp!] and also the Gibson and Fender Guitar patent prints, and the Snare Drum. They go for $45 each plus shipping at the 26×18 inch print size and more for larger sizes. Sale ends 4/14/18 at 12pm pacific time.

[DEAD] Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads for $18

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[DEAD] 2pk NewBee Headphone Stands for $11

This lightning deal expired… Good until 8:15pm ET tonight you can get a 2-pack of NewBee headphone stands for $10.70 total with free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

Fiio MMCX Short (2 ft) Replacement Cable for $10

The “Tinbel Store” fulfilled by Amazon currently has 14 units left of the short 60cm (two feet long) FiiO MMCX Headphone Replacement Cable, the Short Version, model RC-MMCX1s, for $10, with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is MMCX on one end and 3.5mm on the other end.

Speaking of which, the Brainwavz Audio version is a lightning deal for $15~ until 3:35pm eastern today. The same version has a 2.5mm / MMCX version for $12.54, and a 3.5mm / MMCX with mic/remote for $17.

SPRNG Clip Set for Apple Earpods for $8.50 + S&H

This is an accessory for the Apple Earpods (not the Airpods), it is a clip set that encourages them to stay on your ears. It is the SPRNG Clip Set (not Spring) going for $8.50 plus shipping at Touch of Modern until 4/9/18 at 12pm pacific time.

While there, they offer a trio of Stella Audio stylish bluetooth speakers with prices ranging from $80 to $175 plus shipping until 4/9/18 at 12pm pacific time.

[DEAD] Friday: Cowin, Brainwavz, Symphonized, Etc

These lightning deals expired…

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[DEAD] Artinova Wooden Headphone stand for $20

This lightning deal expired…

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Pelican 1010 Micro Case under $10

If you prefer a proper earphone case instead of repurposing, the red and the yellow color schemes of the Pelican 1010 Micro Cases are currently just under $10 by Amazon actual with a maximum of five per color per customer at the same price. The other colors are currently over $10. Their prices swing depending on when you look. They average 4.7 out of 5 based on 460+ customer reviews and they have 49 answered questions.

PS: pick-n-pluck foam is sold separately and it is not included with the cases…

[DEAD] Tuesday’s Gold Box: Brainwavz, Definitive Technology SM45 Bookshelf for $90, Etc

All these expired…

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Monoprice Hard-Cases (Weatherproof) sale

If you like to store your headphone and audio gear in weatherproof hard cases but don’t want to pay the big bucks for the manufacturer custom-cases or buy the more expensive name-brand products, one option is the Monoprice Hard Sale of their house-brand weatherproof cases. Check the pictures and dimensions of each case of interest to see whether it would fit your intended use. This is a limited time sale, but expiration is not mentioned.

I did not test these two coupons to see if they work with any of the 23 above, try it if you are interested in buying any of them. The coupons expire Saturday 3/31/18 11:59pm pacific:

+ PLAY5 is $5 off orders of $25+
+ PLAY20 is 20% off orders of $150+

Belkin 3.5mm Splitter Cable for $2

A marketplace seller has triggered a price-match from Amazon’s own price-bots and the new condition Belkin 3.5mm Splitter Cable is down to $2 in the white color scheme. You can buy as many as you like. At this low price however, it is an Add-On item, so your order total must needs be $25+. You can get to $25+ with just a baker’s dozen of these, the limit is 30 per customer. They come with a lifetime warranty per the listing.

This is an unpowered splitter, it takes one 3.5mm audio input and spits it to two 3.5mm audio outputs. Different models are on the same listing, so dig deeper into the reviews (the other option is a hard Y splitter but it’s not on sale)…

PWYW ($1 minimum): “Manga Guide to Electricity” (DRM-Free)

If you are interested in the more technical aspects of DACs and AMPs and DAPs, impedance matching and other audio related technobabble, or want to a better understanding of the NwAvGuy detailed blogs, but find all the electricity talk intimidating, then how about this?

With a donation of $1 or more, the MakerSpace Humble Bundle includes the DRM-free e-book “The Manga Guide to Electricity”, a 224-page manga-style e-book that explains many things electricity in simple and fun ways. As if you are reading a manga (comic book). By Kazuhiro Fujitaki, Matsuda, and Trend-pro Co, Ltd.

I just purchased this and e-flipped through it, it is pretty good! You get a PDF and an ePUB version, both are DRM-free so you can read them with any device and app you like. You can download both, you don’t have to pick between PDF and ePUB.

The publisher has posted updates on the book, there are three corrections listed.

Better yet, you can randomly dive inside the book using the Amazon “Look Inside” feature on the Print Book page. Keep scrolling to see more and more of the book. This is better than a Kindle sample, because the Kindle sample only shows the beginning of the book.

This averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 42 customer reviews at Amazon.

This Humble Bundle offer expires on 4/9/18 at 2pm eastern. A minimum $1 donation also gets you five other e-books and a sample from “No Starch” (the publisher). You can donate as much as you like. There are additional tiers with additional ebooks added to the bundle.

Feed the DAPs/PADs: 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $60

It’s time to feed those music-hungry DAPs (digital audio players) and PADs (phones as DAPs). The new condition 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card is on sale for $60 with free shipping by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like. It is not a lightning deal.

PS: make sure your DAP/PAD is compatible with 200GB cards before buying. This of relevance for older models or DAPs who are often behind smartphones on the computer-y aspects of their components

Oakywood Wood Headphone Stands for $50+

On the stylish side of wooden headphone stands, a couple of Oakywood headphone stands are on sale for $50 (oak) and $55 (walnut) plus shipping at Touch of Modern until 3/30/18 at 12pm pacific time. All sales final. These are a bit of a system as they have a variety of other stands and docks and such that have a similar design language. These ship in 3-5 weeks and originate from Poland. Limit ten per item per customer.

Pelican Cases Offer: Get $50 or $75 gift card with purchase

If you like to protect your headphones and related accessories or other audio gear using Pelican cases, for a limited time, New York’s B&H Photo is having a special promotion where they include either a $50 or a $75 electronic gift card with the purchase of select Pelican Cases. A total of 73 options are available. Not all of them are ideal for headphone customizations, check the individual products and pictures to make sure they fit your needs (eg custom foam) or empty ones that you can fill exactly as you please.

The electronic gift cards can be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. These are actual gift cards without an expiration date, not promotional gift cards or rewards.

Monolith RCA Cables with free shipping (under $20)

If you like the Monoprice Monolith brand and need some RCA cables, Monoprice is offering free standard US shipping on their four Monolith RCA cables. But that’s not all. Two of the sizes are on sale as well. The 9 foot cable goes for $18, while the 12 foot cable goes for $20. No coupon, it’s an old fashioned sale.

PS: the free shipping promotion on this is a good opportunity to append other small things (that don’t get free shipping on their own) to your order. Depending on location, shipping options and order size (physical) their shipping fee may be partially or completely absorbed. Or get offered one of those $7 flat “1-2 business day delivery” options, in which case, you can fill up the cart with non-monster-sized products for the flat fee.

[DEAD] Monday’s Amazon Offers: EVEN Earprint, Brainwavz MMCX, JLab, Etc

These lightning deals expired…

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[DEAD] Tuesday’s Offers: KZ ZST, Anker Bluetooth 5.0 Truly Wireless, Agptek DAP, Rowkin, Brainwavz, Etc

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Feed your DAPs: 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $20

Feed your DAPs and PADs (phones as DAPs)! The new condition 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC memory card (U3, elementproof, etc) is currently on sale for $20 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to five cards at the sale price per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is a solid line of microSD cards, going from 32GB to 256GB.