15% off Audio & Sound gear with Stacksocial coupon

For a limited time, most likely part of the Labor Day festivities, coupon code SAVE15SOUND gets you 15% off the audio and sound gear at the Stacksocial website

Sunday: Sony Audio sale at Woot [updated]

UPDATE: the deal is indeed the main Woot deal of the day and it features the following headphones. The refurbished headphones come with a 90-day Woot warranty:

+ refurbished XB-950-B1 “Extra Bass” closed-back over-ear bluetooths for $60

+ new condition WF-1000X-BM1 “truly wireless” for $85

+ refurbished Sony MDR-EX110AP basic earphones for $10 in two color options

+ refurbished MDR-RF912RK Wireless RF Headphone System for $25
+ NOTE this is a different model from the Sony RF headphone that I have found to be one of the Headphones to AVOID

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Thursday: Audio Technica LP-60-BT Turntable + Bluetooth Speaker for $99 w/FS

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm eastern time [or earlier if the bundle sells out], New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering this Audio Technica Turnable + Bluetooth Speaker bundle for $99 with free US shipping.

The turntable is the good old AT-LP60BK-BT in the black color scheme, a well-regarded model averaging 4.5 (out of 28 customer reviews) at B&H and 4.2 out of 5 (based on nearly 4400 customer reviews at amazon.com)…

The turntable includes two RCA cables and a replacement stylus. It has Line and Phono outputs and of course a “bluetooth output”

The bundle includes a bluetooth speaker as well. There is a picture of the round top-buttoned bluetooth speaker but not much in the way of details other than it has 10W output, has a 1/8″ input, and a microSD slot as well.

EU: Sony CMT-SBT20B Micro System for 57 euro

And now something old school. If you don’t need a full audiophile hifi system setup but still have use for *GASP* speakers, this new condition Sony CMT-SBT20B is on sale for 57 euro at Amazon Germany by Amazon.de actual. You can buy up to three per customer at the sale price. Free shipping within Germany comes in handy because this is a 4.6kg box, so international shipping is gonna cost…

For just that, you get two speakers, and the main box which includes CD playback (with a tray, not a top loader), and USB input (eg flash drives) and bluetooth audio and of course 3.5mm audio input. There’s also NFC (pairing can be an exercise in frustration if the airwaves are congested in the area where you are trying to pair things) and a good old FM radio tuner to boot.

Tuesday (EU): JBL and Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers

There is a music theme in the Tuesday Amazon Germany Gold Box daily deals with two big groups of sale. The Logitech Ultimate Ears bluetooth speaker sale ranges from 50 to 160 euro with various models with a total of 15 options available… Meanwhile the JBL sale, in addition to bluetooth speakers, it also has a bluetooth closed-back on-ear headphone, the T450BT going for 30 euro…

Monday (EU): Sony Audio Sale (headphones, DAPs), Beats X, and More!

Audio is YUGE for Monday at the Amazon Germany Gold Box that is headlined by a big Sony Audio sale that includes (among others):

+ NW-A916 A45 digital audio player for 125 euro in various color options

+ H900N ANC/bluetooth over-ears for 174 euro in many color options

+ WI-1000X neckband bluetooth earphones for 174

+ NW-WS414 waterproof mp3_player/earphones AiO for 79 euro

+ also bluetooth and other speakers and car audio options

But that’s not all when it comes to audio. There are parallel sales on Anker/Soundcare headphones and bluetooth speakers, and 49 euro Ultimate Ears bluetooth speakers in many delicious colors, and a couple of Arbily sub-50 bluetooth earphones too.

Apple too is part of the sale as their Beats X neckband bluetooth earphones are on sale for 74 euro in two color options.

Denon too is part of this sale with a couple of bluetooth speakers and a couple of receivers… And there’s a few Huawei P20/M20 type of phones of PAD interest…

BREAKING! Monoprice launches Monolith High-End Cassette Tape systems

UPDATE: April 3 (2019): with magic cables and centuries-long burn-ins, it may be a good idea to expicitly point out that this had been an April Fool’s Day joke by Monoprice for 2019 🙂

It is quite trend on Bandcamp, especially among lo-fi and noise-pop style bands to have their music not only available in digital, CD and vinyl BUT also a cassette tape.

So perhaps it is not surprise that today, April 1 (2019) Monoprice decided to reveal their brand new Monolith Cassette Tape series of audio products. As of the time of writing, there are three products with prices ranging from $200 to $1300.

The new products are doing very well in the initial reviews just posted at the Monoprice website 🙂

Crutchfield Outlet sale (up to 40% off)

It’s sale time, the Crutchfield Outlet store is having a sale, featuring up to 40% off on the items featured there. These are not like those rando sales on eBay: items include a manufacturer warranty, are inspected/tested, get 60-day returns from Crutchfield and lifetime tech support. So if you are comparing prices, factor all these benefits in the price as well. For example, there are 45 items in the Over-Ears category

Wedn (EU): Corsair Voidoid for 89 euro, Denon D1200 for 120

Audio gear return to the German Amazon first up with a Corsair sale that includes the Void Pro Gaming Headset (PC Dolby 7.1) going for 89 euro, and then there’s the return of the Polk and Denon sale that includes the new condition Denon AH-D1200 closed-back headphone for 120 euro… The other 16 items in the Denon/Polk sale are speakers and receivers of different sizes and prices…

PS: the Denon/Polk sale is in the Gold Box but it is not part of the daily deals, so I do not know when it will end. Those typically last for days, not a single day. But YMMV as always…

Thursday: Sennheiser HD8 DJ for $150, HyperX for $70

There are two headphone offers in the Thursday JAN-24-2018 daily deals as follows: At B&H Photo, they are offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 8 DJ headphones for $150 with free shipping, while at the Best Buy daily-deals they are offering a gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud II PRO (wired) for $70 with free shipping and/or free store pickup where it’s available and possible and such…

Monday: Beats Solo 3 (US), Sony Audio sale (EU)

It’s the return of the Beats Solo 3 on-ears at the daily deals of Best Buy with select colors going for $160 each in new condition. These are closed back with bluetooth technology…

Meanwhile the Amazon Germany daily deals include a dedicated Sony Hifi/Audio sale that includes of headphone interest:

+ SCP700 necklace-style sport wireless earphones for 44 euro (IPX4, various colors)

+ truly wireless for 212 euro, WI-1000 neckband-style for 174 euro

+ Walkman NW-WS62 for 121 euro (this is a combo mp3 player and necklace-style earphones)

+ also on sale, digital radio with bluetooth, multi-room speakers, etc

Wedn (EU): Libratone, Bose, storage, Etc

The Amazon Germany Gold Box for Wednesday too is loaded with audio-related offers and more…

+ Libratone Q Adapter bluetooth/ANC on-ears for 110 euro among others

+ Holy High truly wireless for 37 to 47

+ Bose QC20 in-ears for 129, QC25 ANC over-ears for 139 euro

+ storage sale including Samsung EVO microSD cards to feed your DAPs/PADs/phones/etc, and external hard drives and such

Woot Garage: Bose Soundlink, Focal Spark bluetooths, Etc

The recently launched Woot Garage sale including some headphone action in the Electronics department including:

+ Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooths for $145
+ Focal Spark bluetooth in-ears for $38
+ COWIN E7 ANC/BT over-ears for $50
+ the above are new condition with 1-year manufacturer warranty

Meanwhile the Sennheiser HD1 earphones for $45 sold out before I noticed the sale was running. Something I wish I was IBM’s Watson so I wouldn’t miss things :

Tue (EU): Sony, Denon, Polk Audio sale, Nuraphone, Etc

The Amazon Germany Gold Box loves audio gear deals and their Tuesday rounds of offerings is loaded with them:

+ Sony Audio Gear sale includes:
++ MDR-XB-950-N1 ANC/BT over-ears for 100 euro
++ MDR-RF-895-RK for 57 [NOTE: the newer model RF-995-RK is a total disaster]
++ WF-SP-700N truly wireless for 135
++ various speakers and car audio too; there’s also an Echo + Sony bundle

+ Denon and Pork audio sale including the closed-back Denon AH-D1200 going for 129 euro, along with various receivers and speakers

+ also on sale Medion audio gear, Anker bluetooth speakers, computer speakers from Belkin, Trust, DOSS; Nuraphone AI headphones for 320 euro, 10″ Samsung Galaxy Tab A with LTE, Microsoft Surface and other techie sales

Mon (EU): B&O Play bluetooths, Beats Solo 3, Etc

Amazon Europe strikes again as their Monday Gold Box deals offer a number of headphone items:

+ Bang & Olufsen audio sale including H4 bluetooth headphones for 179 euro, and bluetooth earphones for 179 too

+ Beats Solo 3 wireless on-ears for 165 euro

+ Anker audio sale including Soundcore Spirit X bluetooth earphones for 25, ZOLO Liberty truly wireless for 50, etc

+ also camera gear, Huawei smartphones, smart gear, beverages, lots of music boxed sets [with lots of classical too],

Monoprice weekend Audio sale

Monoprice is taking audio more seriously these days [compared to their early days of 8323 and seashell earphone glory], and they have launched another 2-day Audio sale that includes a handful of Monolith products including some of their planar magnetic headphones: M1060 for $230, M1060C for $250, a quarter of amplifier, the Monolith Turntable for $200, various ANC/BT headphones on sale, along with a handful of earphones and such… In parallel, they also have a Home Theater sale

Wedn: Audio Technica Mx series, PreSonus, SE-315, Logitech headsets

A tech-heavy parade of offerings is what is happening during the Wednesday Amazon Gold Box and in addition to the computers, monitors, PC accessories, storage and such, they have an Audio and Instruments sale that includes the following headphones:

+ Audio Technica M20X for $34.50
+ M50X for $103
+ M60X for $150
+ these are closed-back wired over-ears studio-ish headphones

+ Presonus HD9 studio headphones for $55
+ Presonus audio interface for $105

+ Shure SE-315 for $119

+ PreSonus speakers, various music keyboards, BlueYeti and other mics, etc

In a separate Logitech Computer accessories sale they include a variety of G-series gaming headsets, along with keyboards, mice and the like

Scout them all at the Amazon Gold Box until Thursday at 3am eastern time [or earlier for any item that may happen to sell out individually]

Wedn: Polsen, Sony, Pioneer, Etc

Wednesday 11/28/18 is semi-audio day at the B&H Photo daily deals with the following offers expiring at 11:59pm ET on Wednesday [except for the flash sale which expires earlier]:

+ Polsen HPC-A30 closed-back studio headphones for $30

+ Sony ICD-SX2000 HiRes portable digital audio recorder for $150

+ ends 9am ET: Philips DDJ-RZ – 4-Channel rekordbox dj Controller with Integrated Mixer for $1599

Monoprice w/FS: USB DAC for $70, M560 Planars for $150, Etc

Monoprice has been very aggressive during the 2018 Black Friday season with their discounting offers. We have yet another round of discounts that went live today:

+ Monolith USB DAC for $70 w/FS

+ Monoprice M560 open over-ears for $150 w/FS; these offer the open/closed option

+ 2-Speed Bluetooth Turntable System with Stereo Speakers for $50 w/FS; this is a budget option, not to be confused with the Monolith turntable

+ 10,000 mAh Portable Cell Phone Charger for $13 w/FS

UPDATE: I don’t want to fill up the website with Monoprice posts, so I’m appending two more offers here:

+ Monoprice SB-100 2.1-ch 36in Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer, Bluetooth, Optical Input, and Remote Control for $40 with free US shipping

+ Strata Home by Monoprice Stainless Steel Electric Kettle, 1.7 Liter for $20 with free S&H
+ you can use this to test the noise cancelling feature of headphones and also how much outside noise/sound gets into open/semi-open headphones and also to test the seal of closed-back and in-ears? 🙂

+ Monoprice MP-65RT 6.5in and Ribbon Tweeter 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) for $35 with the all-important free standard US shipping since speakers take up space and they are not exactly feather-weight shipping-fees-wise…

$30 off select BOSE wireless headphones

For a limited time, a mix of BOSE over/on-ear and earphones [and other audio products] are having a $30 off instant savings promotion at various authorized dealers such as New York’s B&H Photo

Wedn (EU): Sony Audio sale: ZX330-BT, PS-HX500, Etc

Amazon Germany is picking up momentum once again in their Gold Box deals and for Wednesday November 14 in 2018 they are offering among others a Sony Audio sale that includes among others:

+ MDR-ZX330 bluetooth closed-back on-ears for 45 euro

+ PS-HX500 turntable for 270 euro

+ CMT-X3CD micro system for 100 euro [AC powered], party speaker, car audio and more!

PS: also part of the Gold Box, if you want to feed your DAPs and PADs, there is a Samsung EVO Select U3 sale with memory cards ranging from 32GB to 256GB and prices ranging from 11 to 75 euro. The 128GB option is the bang for the euro-buck option…

Wedn: Samson Podcasting Pack (w/SR-850) for $70

Good until Wednesday 10-31-2018 at 11:59pm ET, New York’s B&H Photo is offering as part of their daily deals the new condition Samson Podcasting pack for $70 with free shipping. This includes the semi-open SR-850 over-ear headphones along with the C01-U PRO USB studio condenser microphone, and a carrying case that fits both of them inside [see gallery picture #2 over there].

If on the other hand you only want the SR-850, which is a very serviceable (albeit not polished or impressive) headphone for the price, it is currently on sale for $29~ at B&H Photo and also Amazon actual

We have in-fact a text and pictures unboxing of the headphone itself ~ not the podcasting pack. It is very spartan as it befits the price 🙂

One thing to note, the cable is long but it is 3.5mm…

Tuesday (EU): Sennheiser Momentums, Sony, Denon, Polk, JBL, Sonos, Gaming, Etc

Amazon Germany has launched a whole lot of deals for Tuesday OCT-30-2018 on various things, including, of audio/headphone interest:

+ select Sennheiser Momentums on sale:
+ M2 AEBT (bluetooth, closed, over-ears) for 219 euro
++ Momentum 2.0 closed over-ears with Apple buttons for 120
+ CX 7.00 bluetooth neckband earphones for 80
+ the Momentum name remains in most of the world; the US Sennheiser changed it because of legal/naming issues

++ Mixed Audio Sale includes:
+ Denon AH-MM440 (walnut wood) closed over-ears for 240
+ Denon AH-D2100 over-ears for 139
+ Denon AH-C821 in-ears for 100
+ various Polk and Denon speakers, soundbars, etc

+ Sony sale including the ZX-330 BT closed bluetooth on-ears for 45, PS-HX500 turntable for 280, various speakers, micro HiFis, etc

+ JBL Control Wireless Bluetooth speaker for 179 euro

+ SONOS ONE with Philips LED Starter Kit bundled together for 269 euro

+ various modern HAMA internet radios some with CD players, some with streaming support, DAB, bluetooth, FM, WLAN, multiroom, etc with prices ranging from 100 to 269 euro

++ Feed your DAPs, Save your FLACs!
+ Samsung EVO Select microSD sale going from 32GB to 256GB (11 to 75 euro; best value per GB are the 128GB and 64GB)
+ big Sandisk sale includes 128GB and 200GB Ultra microSDXCs, along with 64GB Transcend microSDXC; also SSDs and external HDDs for your digital music collection or backups or transfers

+ PC and Gaming Sale including gaming headsets from Logitech and Trust

+ lots of technology and computer deals, and Samsung and LG HDTVs too, see them all at the Amazon Germany Gold Box
+ for EU residents, VAT is included and no customs are collected on delivery

Thur: Pioneer Triple Play for $319 (HRM-5 headphones, Active Monitors, DJ)

What if you wanted a bit of everything? Studio headphones, active speakers, and a DJ controller? Good until Thursday OCT-18-2018 at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering this Pioneer bundle for $319 with free shipping. For that you get:

+ HRM-5 Studio Headphones
+ pair of DM-40 two-way active monitors
+ DDJ-WeGO4 Digital DJ Controller

Audio and Musical Instruments as part of Prime Day 2018 sales

The Prime Day sales include a dedicated Audio and Musical Instruments sale that includes a trio of famous Audio Technica “Studio” headphones, the M30X for $52~, M40X for $74~, and the M50X for $112~. There’s also a few AT turntables and mics, JBL speakers, the Shure SE-112 BT1 bluetooth earphones for $69, a budget “getting started” electric guitar kit for $75 (Prime shipped), and various other guitars and musical instruments.

Separately, they are offering the new condition nuraphone smart headphones for $299 with free shipping…

Wedn Daily Deals: SteelSeries, Fender Maestro

Among the Best Buy daily deals for Wednesday 5/16/18 you can get the new condition SteelSeries Arctis 5 Dota 2 Limited Edition Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for $90 with free shipping or free store pick up if it’s available at a nearby Best Buy store.

Meanwhile the Gold Box daily deals include Gibson acoustic guitar bundles for $90 to $115. These are part of their Maestro line and include starter pack accessory and a six month prepaid online lesson.

Audio Deals round-up: JBL, KEF, Logitech, Etc

There’s some non-headphone related deals currently in progress with a variety of audio gear at Amazon, so this post rounds them up right here…

+ Pair JBL Arena B15 Black Bookshelf & Surround Speaker with Special Edition Grilles & Logo for $79 (up to four pairs per customer at the sale price)

+ JBL Arena S10 Black 10″ 100W Powered Subwoofer with Special Edition Grilles & Logo Black for $109 (up to four per customer)

+ KEF Q100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers – Black Oak (Pair) for $249

+ Logitech Z207 2.0 Multi Device Stereo Speaker for $24 (up to three per customer)

+ three color options of the Anker SoundCore 2 portable bluetooth speakers for $30 each

Monoprice sales: up to 50% off Bookshelf, Metal On-Ears $18 shipped, refurb Monolith 7×200 HT PA for $1300

Monoprice has a number of promotions currently in progress as follows:

+ Metal Closed-Back On-Ears, PID 18515, for $18 with free standard US shipping
+ the free shipping is important because you can append things to the order and their S&H fee will be partially or fully “absorbed” by the free shipping promotion

+ up to 50% off Monoprice Bookshelf Speakers, prices range from $28 to $250
+ no coupon code, the price you see is the price you pay

+ Spring Upgrade Sale includes a handful of mobile 3.5mm audio cables starting at $0.95, along with 3.5mm extension cables, and 3.5mm to RCA cables

+ factory refurbished / B-stock Monolith 7×200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier for $1300 plus shipping, PID 18682

[DEAD] Klipsch RP-280FA Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Walnut Veneer) for $490

As of a 4/11/18 recheck, the sale is over…

Klipsch is decidedly more famous for their speakers than their headphones, and at the moment their Klipsch RP-280FA Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Walnut Veneer) is on sale for $490~ with free shipping by seller “Acoustic Sound Design Factory” with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime shipping for members. They average 4.9 out of 5 based on 20 customer reviews and they have over 30 answered questions.

[DEAD] Sunday: Samson SR850 + C01U PRO Microphone for $75

This daily deal expired…

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[DEAD] 88-key Williams Legato Plus Digital Piano Beginner Package for $230

This daily deal expired…

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Big KEF Sale on Audio Gear

KEF has launched a sale on select audio gear at their website and a number of those (but not all) have been price-matched at Amazon. As usual, price-check any products whose prices and price-ranges you may not be familiar with. The M400 on-ear headphones for $80 are sold out and cannot be ordered at the moment.

Audio Bundle: Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turnable with Mackie CR3 Speakers Pair and extras for $299

It’s always fun to contrast big and small, so from a $4 USB-C adapter we go to a $300 bundle of a turntable and a pair of speakers along with assorted accessories. Okay, let’s start from beginning…

The new condition Audio Techica AT-LP120BK-USB goes for $299 on its own in new condition at authorized AT dealers. For the same price, Beach Camera is bundling it with a pair of Mackie CR Series CR3 3″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors, and an RCA cleaning kit through Amazon. It ships directly from Beach and it is not Prime eligible.

The speakers on their own go for $100.

[DEAD] Sunday Daily Deals Round-Up: MEE T1N1 for $80, Onkyo, Klipsch + Pro-Ject, AKG 12-channel amp for $49, Etc

Time won’t stand still and Sunday is gone, taking with it all its daily deals…

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Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System for $499

If you are a fan of Bose, Adorama is currently offering for a limited time the new condition Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System for $499 with free expedited shipping. You also receive $25 in promotional rewards which you can spend in future purchases at Adorama, an authorized BOSE dealer.