1-Year Stereophile for $10 (digital)

For a limited time, Discount Mags is having a hobbies sale. Under the “Technology and Science” sub-category, they are offering a 1-year digital subscription to “Stereophile” for $10. This is 12 issues. The digital subscription is delivered and managed by Zinio.

You can sign up for up to four years at the $10/year price. You can also renew an existing subscription [append years to its renewal date]. From what I can tell, there’s no option for a gift subscription this time around.

PS: make sure you adjust the auto-renewal option at Zinio after your subscription goes live. I believe they default it to auto-renew!

Feed your DAPs (EU edition): 200GB Sandisk micro SDXC for 26e

Amazon Germany is helping you feed your DAPs, PADs and other smartphones/tablets and devices that can take 200GB microSD cards because they are now offering, in new condition, the 200GB SAndisk Ultra micro-SDXC for 26 euro. There’s no purchase quantity limit. IT is not part of their gold-box, so there is no baked-in expiration time ~ in other words the price can go up or down or stay the same. Only Amazon’s AI Price-Bots can tell 🙂

PS: make sure your device(s) are practically-compatible with 200GB cards, not just spec-sheet compatible. Meaning look for other users on the web and in the forums who have been using them and have not experienced any problems or issues…

Lin Soul OCC silver-plated cables for $50 [MD]

Magic cables without the magic price? 🙂 Cable is a very hot button issue in some audiophile forums, so it is up to you to decide where you draw the line on price, specs, benefits and the like 🙂

Running for the next week or so at the Massdrop shopping site is a sale on Lin Soul OCC silver-plated cables going for $50 each. You have various options in the shopping cart for either end of the cable. It can be 2-pin or MMCX on one end, and either 3.5mm or 2.5mm on the other end.

These will ship in early April 2019 from Massdrop. There is no mention of a warranty in the listing…

MAGIX Audio Software (including ACID PRO) on HB

It’s the return of the audio software bundle at Humble Bundle. These are titles offered by MAGIX software and as usual prices start at $1. Meeting or beating the average (just under $12.50 as of the time of writing) gets you “MP3 Deluxe” as well, while climbing to $25+ gets you “ACID PRO 7” and Sound Forge Audio Studio 12. Check their website over there for all the details.

Humble Bundle is all legit, and a percentage of purchases goes to non-profits – either the default non-profit or one of your choice. Their shopping pages have the details…

Feed your DAPs: 128GB Samsung microSDXC for $21

Time to feed the pets BUT also feed your DAPs and PADs and tablets and smartphones and such. The 128GB Samsung EVO Select micro-SDXC memory card is currently on sale for $21 by Amazon actual. If you want less storage, the 64GB option goes for $11, or if you want lots more, the 256GB option goes for $48…

Sunday: Auray headphone stand for $12

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm eastern, B&H Photo of New York is offering the new condition Auray headphone stand of the desktop kind for $12. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on five customer reviews. Details and multiple angle pictures over there…

Wednesday: Feed your DAPs, Backup your FLACs!

Humans need to eat every day but the DAPs and PADs are not that hungry. But they must needs eat too, so if they need feeding, there’s a big Sandisk storage sale at the Amazon USA Gold Box daily deals running until Thursday FEB-28 in 2019 at 3am ET. The sale includes the 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSD card for $29.21 and the 400GB for $62.30. The 200GB is the bang for the buck of the two. But regardless, make sure your DAPs/PADs are compatible and perform as expected with them before buying them. This especially if you have older devices or devices without newer firmware updates.

On the FLAC (and other digital music) storage front, the sale also includes a vast variety of USB flash drives, conventional, tiny, and double-sided (connector wise that is). On top of that, there’s a sale on various Western Digital [which has purchased Sandisk a few months ago] external and gaming hard drives up to 10TB [that’s a lot of music].

And if you prefer SSD style storage, an external G-Technology USB flash drive that is advertised as more durable goes for $168.

You can buy up to two of each individual offering ~ or as many their shopping cart lets you buy 🙂

Losing the adapters? Cable with built-in for $7

If your nemesis is lost audio cable adapters at the most inopportune moments, this cable has the 1/4″ adapter permanently attached to the cable, so you can easily switch between 1/4″ and 1/8″. It is available in three sizes and starts at $7 and eligible for Prime shipping

Monoprice Metal Omega headphone stand for $18 w/FS

There are plenty of acrylic and wooden omega-shaped [as in the greek letter “omega”] headphone stands, but if you are a fan of metal, Monoprice is having both a discount AND a free standard US shipping promotion on their silver headphone stand for $18 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty per customer at the sale price…

I haven’t tested this with any coupons, so YMMV if it is stackable [sometimes sale items are not coupon eligible, sometimes they are ~ it’s hard to guess without trying them in the shopping cart]…

Feed the EU DAPs: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSD for 23 euro

For audiophiles shopping in the EU, Amazon Germany has dropped the price of the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSD to 23 euro and you can buy up to five cards at the sale price. It is not a lightning deal, so you can buy as many as you like. It has many buzzword features (various element-proofs, SD adapter included, Class 10, U3, etc, etc, etc)…

There is some confusion as to the difference between these red/white cards and the green Select. The internet consensus appears to be that the green Select cards are simply exclusive rebrands for Amazon. This allows Amazon to set and adjust pricing without having to deal with the whole MAP song and dance.

As always, if you have older devices, make sure they are compatible with 128GB cards before you buy them. And by compatible I don’t just mean that it’s mentioned so in the manual, but you search in the forums to make sure actual people using them in actual devices have no problems or performance issues with them…

Used 2007 Book on Import/Export market of Audio parts for $7

In addition to headphone-related stuff, I occasionally post random “deep cut” type of audio-related products. This is one of those “occasionally” times. Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) has a used copy of the book with the railroad title of “The 2007 Import and Export Market for Parts for Audio-Frequency Electric Amplifiers, Microphones, Loudspeakers, Headphones, Earphones, and Combined Microphone-Speaker Sets in United States” for $7 and it is Prime eligible, so if you are a Prime member, shipping is free as usual as AWD actual is the seller

Feed your DAPs: 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $79

If your DAP or smartphone or other devices are compatible with 400GB devices [and by compatible I don’t mean just this written in the specs page, but also proven in the forums by actual users], at the moment Amazon is offering the new condition 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card for $79 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like. This is also marked an “A1” (of interest to PADs and phones/tablets) and Class 10 and UHS-I. A full size adapter is also included but by now you probably have a drawer full of them 🙂

Feed your DAPs (EU): 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSD for 45 euro [or 200GB for 36 euro]

We have an EU edition of “Feed your DAPs” at Amazon Germany offering the new condition 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 45 euro with free shipping to Germany. On the same listing, you can also see the 200GB version for 36 euro…

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

This lightning deal expired but it is a recurring offer…

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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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