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

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

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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.

[DEAD] Sunday: Monoprice Select 2.5″ 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers for $29 with free shipping after coupon

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Sunday is here, and the coupon 15DAY gets you 15% off orders without any minimum purchase amount, making the new condition Monoprice Select 5.25″ 2-Wah Bookshelf Speakers drop from $34.46 to $29.29 with free US ground shipping included. Comes out to almost the same price as the Fri-Saturday coupon! These are passive speakers. Check customer reviews and answered questions over there for more details.

Wedn Speakers (And More): Tascam VL-S3 for $50, refurb Klipsch The Three (Ebony) for $340

Speakers are open-front headphones you don’t put on your head, but instead keep them on nice stands a few feet away. It reduces the wear and tear on the earpads this way 🙂

There are two speaker daily deals today! Good until Thursday 3am ET, the certified refurbished Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Play-Fi Bluetooth Speaker (Ebony) is offered for $340 by Woot with the order fulfilled by Amazon. This is sold on Amazon, not Woot [it can get confusing since most of Woot’s own website orders are also fulfilled by Amazon these days].

Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET, on the budget side of things, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tascam VL-S3 14W + 14W 3″ Powered Studio Monitor (Pair, Black) for $50 with free shipping, which is nice, because speaker shipping is definitely not cheap!

UPDATE: also on sale is the new condition Pioneer Elite Audio & Video Component Receiver, black color scheme, model VSX-LX102, for $285 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three per customer at the sale price.

This is not a headphone DAC/amp, so I’m appending it to this “off topic” round-up, the open-box Pro-Ject Box E Digital-to-Analog Converter is available for $72 with free shipping by Best Buy on eBAY…

Amazon TAP portable speaker for $100 (or five $20 installments)

On the smart speakers front, the Amazon TAP Alexa bluetooth speaker has flattened out to $100 with free shipping.

Or optionally, the Amazon product page may offer you an option to pay for it with five $20 installments. This is not a credit card, because you need a valid credit card that will be charged the first installment right away. So it’s a fairly low risk for Amazon. If you are eligible for this, you will see something like this above the iconic “Add to Cart” button:

Buy TWO Sonos ONE speakers for $348

Amazon has a high profile offer that gets you a $50 Amazon plastic gift card if you purchase this 2-Pack of Sonos ONE speakers for $398. Sonos speakers are single units, unlike conventional speakers that work in pairs. Multiple units is when you want to use them in multiple rooms/locations.

But did you know that you can also get the discount by buying the speakers separately without having to get a $50 gift card? Simply add two units of the single speakers in the shopping cart and proceed to checkout. The shopping cart will automatically deduct $50 from your order total for every two Sonos One speakers it sees. Here’s a screenshot of the relevant part:

The LOL Marketing Segment
Sony is a popular brand. Sonos is a popular brand. So why not create a brand name called …Sonas? 🙂

JBL and Harman offer up to $50 off coupon with email sign-up [NEW customers only]

The official JBL online store is offering a variable-discount coupon if you are willing to sign-up for their email newsletters. The amount of the discount will depend on your order total. The best discount is $50 off orders of $550+, while the smallest discount is $10 off orders of $150+. Or $30 off orders of $350+.

The coupon is for NEW customers only. Promotion ends March 31st in 2018. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts or marked down items.

The same offer is also available for the Harman Audio official store. I do not know if these have the same customer database or they are separate. Their websites seem to have similarities but I haven’t tested this.

JBL is owned by Harman and Harman has been recently purchased by Samsung.

[DEAD] Audio Gear: refurbished Klipsch Heritage The Three Wireless Tabletop Stereo System for $320

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[DEAD] Monday: 25% off $300+ at Monoprice with coupon

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[DEAD] Monoprice Weekend Coupons: New Closed Planars NOT eligible, but Monolith Turntable IS eligible

These coupons expired but fear not if you missed them, similar ones will likely return next week (other things equal of course)…

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Monoprice Monolith Turntable drops to $200 after coupon

Another coupon surprise! The just released Monoprice Monolith Turntable, product ID 27749, is also eligible for the Monoprice 4-day coupon 20DAY, dropping it from $250 to $200 with free standard US shipping until Monday night or earlier if sold out.

The coupon can be redeem TWO TIMES per customer during this promotion. The maximum discount is $1000 per shopping cart.

[DEAD] Thursday: more Brainwavz pads, Klipsch Bookshelf Bundle, Etc

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Now shipping: Monoprice Monolith Turntable for $250 w/free S&H

The Monoprice CES 2018 Big Bang also revealed a Monolith branded turntable, and now this very creature is in-stock and shipping for $250 with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website. It uses an AT100E vM stereo cartridge and built-in switchable phono/line pre-amp. This is so new it has zero customer reviews, so mayhaps of interest to the boldy going early adopters and the reviewers!

[DEAD] Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth for $341

This limited time offer expired…

Another one of the Gold Box offers we previously mentioned as scheduled is currently in progress, running until 11:30pm eastern today (Tuesday 2/6/18), and it is generating traction, 45% claimed as of the time of writing, the new condition Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth for $341~ with free shipping, sold by real world A/V dealer “HiDef Lifestyle” with the order fulfilled by Amazon (Prime shipping for members). The price before the sale was $450.

Two Sonos One Speakers for $350 [for Two Rooms]

Sonos is running a two-pack bundle at some of its authorized dealers. You get two Sonos ONE speakers for $350 with free shipping at OneCall (Huppin’s) which offers various color options, including two of the same color or one of each color. A variety of sellers also has this price at Amazon. One speaker, one room is the Sonos way, these are not traditional speakers that come in pairs.

Audio Gear deals round-up

In this post, we round-up some audio gear deals that are currently running but are not directly headphone-related:

+ Four Month FREE Trial of Apple Music Subscription through Groupon
+ new subscribers only!

+ 1-Year Music Magazine subscriptions, $5 to $9 per year depending on magazine through Groupon

+ Samson C01UCW USB Studio Microphone for $25 with free shipping at Adorama

+ Sony SRSX11 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker cube with mic for $38 with free S&H through Groupon

+ portable audio sale at Monoprice (includes headphones)

+ 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products at Monoprice with coupon FLURRY20 until Saturday 11:59pm pacific

+ 3ft Monoprice MIDI Cable with 5 Pin DIN Plugs for $0.92 at Amazon (limit 3; Add-ON)

Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for $139

It looks like marketplace sellers have triggered an automated price-match from Amazon actual on the new condition Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for $139 with free shipping. If you are searching around on Amazon, make sure Amazon actual is the seller, not the lesser known marketplace sellers.

Optionally you can get a free smart home consultation with purchase. You have to manually add that option which lives on the same product listing.

Free Next Day Delivery on select AUDIO products

If you love receiving your orders very quickly, B&H Photo is offering FREE NEXT-DAY delivery on select Audio products on orders placed by Thursday at 2pm eastern time. You don’t need a coupon. The eligible items mention the free next day shipping promotion on their own pages.

[DEAD] FREE Next Day Shipping on select Headphone/Audio products (by Thur 4pm ET): Sennheiser, AT, Shure, Bose, LCDi4, Etc

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Big Ticket Items eligible for 20% Prime Credit Cards Statement Credit: Peachtree Audio SONADAC, KEF

There are some big ticket items that are also participating in the Prime Credit Cards 20% Statement Credit promotion. If you pay with either official Prime credit card (VISA or Store), you will get a 20% statement credit of the purchase price as a statement credit while this offer is running. The big ticket items:

+ Peachtree Audio SONADAC Digital to Analog Converter/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier (High Gloss Black) goes for $1299
+ there is a 20% “Add to Cart” discount for Prime members, dropping its price to $1040 in the cart
+ then if you pay with a Prime Credit Card, your next statement will show a 20% statement credit of the amount you paid: 20% of $1040 = $208 statement credit!

+ Pay $5000 for the KEF R900 Floorstanding Loudspeaker – Gloss White (Pair), Get 20% Statement Credit = $1000 statement credit!
+ NOTE: only the White color scheme gets 20% back. The other three colors get 10% back

+ Pay $7500 for the KEF REFERENCE 4c Center Channel Loudspeaker – Satin Walnut (Single), Get 20% statement credit = $1500
+ ONLY the Satin Walnut is eligible!

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

While this offer is running, you see something like this on its product page:

[DEAD] Wedn: Yamaha RH50A Studio Headphones for $35 w/FS

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Open Box Polk Tower Speakers for $649 to $1299

And now something different, a trio of open-box Polk speaker setups have gone on a Black Friday sale at Adorama with free shipping as follows:

+ open box Polk 2x S50 Small Tower/S30 Center/S10 Surround Speaker/HTS 10 10″ SW for $649

+ open box Polk Audio Home Theater 2x S60 Tower/S35 Center/S20 Bookshelf Speaker for $999

+ open box Polk Audio 2x S60 Home Theater Tower Speaker With Audio Bundle for $1299