Saturday: LG V30 (US998) for $200

For DAP fans (phones as DAPs), good until Saturday 1/30/21 at 11:59pm central time [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition unlocked LG V30 US998 smartphone for $200 with a 1-year LG warranty. Up to three per customer at the sale price.

This is the silver color scheme with 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board storage (and microSD slot), 3.5mm headphone jack of course, Snapdragon 835, USB-C, etc, etc, etc…

Sandisk Clip Sport mp3 player for $20

If you want a blast-from-the-past tiny little mp3 player, the new condition Sandisk Clip Sport is on sale for $20 with free US shipping at B&H Photo as part of their previously mentioned massive daily deal sale, their Mega Deal Zone which will likely continue until the end of the year…

I haven’t used this model, but I have three Sandisk Clip Plus models that still work (I “rescued” one from a clearance bin), and the earlier Clip (no microSD, this one is probably better for reference audiobooks and podcasts)…

At the other end of the audio spectrum, there are some slightly more complicated setups like these Reference set-ups from The Hans Beekhuyzen YouTube channel:

PS: yes, it’s a new experiment I’m doing on this blog, mixing in audio-talk with daily-deals 🙂

Sunday: Sandisk Clip Sport for $20, Etc

Good until Sunday 11/29/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, the B&H daily deals feature two headphone-related products as follows:

+ 8GB Sandisk Clip Sport mp3 player for $20

+ Motorola Verve Loop 200 bluetooth earphones for $13

Meanwhile a recurring headphone is back at the Best Buy dailies for Sunday, it is the new condition MEE Audio (formerly MEE Electronics) Matrix Cinema ANC/bluetooth over-ears going for $60 with free US shipping or store pickup where available/possible…

Tuesday (refurb PADs): LG G7 $130, LG V40 $160

We are big fans of the “phones as DAPs” thing, not to mention you can use them at home for general use (smart home controls, kitchen and tea timer, smartTV remote, etc ~ without having to unlock the phone all the time), etc.

Good until 11/24/20 at 11:59pm central time, Woot is having an older Android phones sale which includes a couple of refurbished audio-friendly LG phones at good prices:

+ LG V40 ThinQ V405 (Unlocked) for $160
+ LG G7 ThinQ unlocked for $130
+ and if you are fond of the stylus equalizing way of things, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 goes for $230 and Note 9 for $340
+ they have a 90-day Woot warranty
+ all these are refurbished and “scratch and dent” ~ which is their polite way of scaring away perfectionists and nitpickers and complainers 😉

Tuesday: A&K SR-15 DAP for $349

DAP DAP time! During Tuesday October 27 in 2020 in the eastern time zone, New York’s critically-acclaimed B&H Photo is offering the new condition Astell & Kern SR-15 DAP for $349 with free US shipping. As of the time of writing this averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 11 customer reviews…

Neeldess to say this is a more advanced than an “mp3 player” 🙂 It can play PCM and DSD, up to 24/192, it has dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC chips, has 64GB on-board storage and a microSD slot, supports both Wifi (802.11n, aka Wifi) and Bluetooth (aptX-HD), supports external amps (via OTG USB cable), can be used as a USB playback device, or USB DAC, or all in one. It has separate balanced (4-pole 2.5mm) and unbalanced (3.5mm) headphone outputs…

OR for the same price you can buy ten used Sandisk Clip Plus mp3 players 🙂

Tuesday: Astell & Kern SR15 DAP for $399

It’s your time to DAP! Good until 8/25/20 at 11:59pm eastern, New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition Astell & Kern SR15 digital audio player for $399 with free US shipping. This is obviously a more advanced DAP with dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 and DSD support with both on-board (64GB) and microSD storage…

As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on ten customer reviews…

And if you want to feed this (or other) DACs and DAPs and PADs and tablets and such, one of the Amazon Daily Deals is a sale on PNY storage products that includes microSD cards going from 16GB to 512GB…

Thursday: Pioneer XDP-02U DAP for $150 [also: Libratone Q, etc]

It’s a DAP day at the B&H Photo deals of the day for 8/6 in 2020, it is the new condition Pioneer XDP-02U with Wifi and bluetooth, in the pink color scheme going for $150 with free US shipping… One of the silver linings of top tier smartphones “losing” their headphone jacks is that it “increases” the lure of a dedicated audio player for some…

Elsewhere, the Meh daily deal [former Woot employees] is the Libratone Adapt Q bluetooth and ANC on-ears (closed-back of course) going for $69. Shipping is free for MEH members, otherwise you pay a flat shipping fee…

Budget time at the Best Buy deals du jour, it’s once gain their house-brand Insignia bluetooth over-ears going for $15. This is marked as a clearance product, averaging as of the time of writing 4.5 out of 5 based on 2450+ ratings…

No Beyerdynamics today at the Newegg dailies but they go back to one of their other daily-deal-favorites, it’s the new condition Philips SHB-2505-BK/00 UpBeat truly wireless earphones going for $29 with free US shipping…

Sunday: Astell & Kern SR-15 DAP for $399

It’s DAP-DAP time, good until 11:59pm eastern on Sunday June 21 in 2020, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Astell & Kern SR15 digital audio player for $399 with free US shipping. This of course has advanced features, it’s not “just” a digital audio player. Check the specs over there and your favorite online reviews and forums for more details…

Meanwhile at Woot Sellout, its daily deal is the new condition Jabra Elite 65t Active Alexa-enabled truly-wireless set going for $80 but with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Neckband-style bluetooth is among the Best Buy daily deals, it is the new condition JVC Marshmallow HA FX39BT [DO NOT EAT THIS!] going for $25… Also there, they have the Sonance – MAG5.1 Premium 6-1/2″ In-Wall / In-Ceiling Speaker System (paintable) going for $1900. If you are not sure how to paint it, the Rolling Stones have a recommendation!

And NewEGG does not want to left out of the headphone deals, they have the JBL LIVE 500BT bluetooth over-ears going for $60 after promo code, and the JBL STAGE A190 Home Audio Speaker (Black, Single) for $200 after promo code… The promo codes are shown at the aforelinked pages while these promotions are running…

Sunday: Pioneer XDP-02U digital audio player for $150

It’s audio day at the B&H deals du jour good until Sunday 5/10/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Pioneer XDP-02U with Wifi and Bluetooth digital audio player for $150 in three color options
+ dual microSD slots, DSD, 2.4″ touchscreen, twin ESS SABRE DACs, MQA, supports some streaming services (not the major ones), etc

+ NuFORCE BE Free8 truly wireless for $30

+ unlocked LG G7 Fit phone for $150 (does not have a quad DAC)

UPDATE: there’s some audio auction at Woot dailies, a Yamaha TSR-7850R 7.2 AV receiver for $270 and various Vizio audio deals under “Electronics”…

UPDATE #2: and some audio action at the Best Buy dailies as well:

+ Plantronics FIT 6100 closed bluetooth over-ears for $70
+ Aluratek bluetooth receiver/transceiver for $30
+ Harman-Kardon smart speaker for $100

Sat: refurb iPod Touch (5-7 Gens), Sony SP-700N TW, Etc

If you are looking to get an iPod Touch of the refurbished kind, you are in luck, they are a Woot deal of the day with prices ranging from $80 (5th generation) to $95-$100 (6th generation) to $165 (7th generation). They come with a 90-day Woot warranty and are good until 5/9/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out)…

If you want truly wireless of the name-brand kind, the new condition Sony WF-SP700N [interesting how Sony is mirroring the product naming between their over-ears and truly/earphones) going for $100 as one of the Best Buy deals du jour…

Speaking of music, good until 5/9/20 at 11:50am eastern time, you can watch (stream for FREE) the 15-hour class Introduction to Logic PRO X with Travis KasperBauer. This is Apple’s $200 audio software with a 90-day free trial

Friday: unlocked LG V40 for $250 to $300

On the PAD side of things, for Saturday 4/24/20, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is on the new condition unlocked LG V40 smartphone. You pay $250 IF you activate it (with a carrier) when you place the order, or $300 if you do not activate it when you buy it.

Either way, it is unlocked, it’s just that Best Buy is giving you a $50 discount if you activate it with a carrier because they are probably getting a cut from the carrier and they are sharing it with you [or something like that].

The nice thing about the LG V-series phones is that their model number rhymes with the Snapdragon model-name second-digit, so the V40 uses the 845, the V50 the 855, the V60 the 866, and so forth. The exception being the V35 which uses the 845, and you have to do some rounding for the V10 (SD 808) 🙂

LG V40 ThinQ PAD for $330 [ends Sat PM]

It’s PAD time! Good until Saturday 4/4/20 at 11:59pm eastern, B&H Photo is offering the new condition unlocked LG V40 ThinQ smartphone for $330 with free US shipping…

This is now two flagships behind (the latest flagship is the V60 which is about to roll out), so it has the Snapdragon 845 processor, with 6GB of RAM, 64GB of on-board storage and a microSD slot (up to a theoretical 2TB, to fill up with music). It also has the newer Bluetooth 5.0, IP68, Quick Charge 3.0, USB Type C, etc.

And of course on main audio interest is the 32-bit Quad DAC…

Now shipping: Pixel 3a Smartphone with 3.5mm headphone jack ($299 to $379)

The time has come 3.5mm headphone jack fans! It’s a brand new Google Pixel smartphone with a 3.5mm headphone jack. But it’s not the flagship. It’s the “a” model, the affordable model, with the Pixel 3a going for $299 right now with free US shipping at B&H Photo, while the larger Pixel 3a XL goes for $379. There are no other storage options. Only the color scheme of the phone.

They have 4GB of RAM, the modern 18.5 : 9 aspect ratio, the SnapDragon 670 processor, 64GB of on-board storage but sadly no memory card slot, Bluetooth 5.0 for those who have newer bluetooth headphones, Wifi Direct (not to be confused with the totally different protocol “Wifey Direct”), NFC [when there are connection dogfights in the air between multiple devices in your household/office], Android 9, 3-years of updates, unlimited Google Photos storage, factory unlocked with USA warranty and so forth…

Mayhaps this is the closest Google has come to making a Nexus phone in the Pixel era. If I was buying a phone right now I would consider it in this price range ~ assuming you can live with just 64GB of storage that is. Because even with streaming (eg Spotify) you have the option of downloading (frequently played) music because 5G is coming but the carriers are still hoarding data like giant corporate dragons in their lairs 😉

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, one of the 100 Kindle e-books offered for this day is Leonard Cohen’s “The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings” (288 pages) going for $4.

Monday: Fiio X5 III DAP for $180

Digital audio players (DAP) are feeling left out this days (outside the world of hard core portable audiophiles) so it is nice to see a non-toy DAP featured in the daily deals of a retailer. Good until Monday 2/10/20 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if the hungry audio-goblings munch it out) is the new condition Fiio X5 III (third generation; typing it twice to inoculate against a typo) going for $180 with free USA shipping at B&H Photo. Up to three per customer at the sale price during this promotion…

Of the Fiios I have the first generation X1 (the one without bluetooth) and it was definitely worth the price (around $100 at the time of purchase). And as fate would have it I have a text and pictures unboxing of the first generation X1. A review is / has-been coming for many months years 🙂

Tuesday (Phones as DAPs): Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $649

Betrayed by Samsung, headphone jack fans can say goodbye to the Note 10, and can mayhaps hold on to the Galaxy Note 9 which is the most recent (and previous generation model) that has a 3.5mm headphone jack. And as fate would have it, the factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is on sale for $650 in the 128GB edition or $840 in the 512GB edition (FLAC fans unite and takeover) as one of the Amazon Deals of the day for Tuesday December 3 in 2019.

Up to three devices per customer at the sale price (ends 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out). Three is also the number of colors the phone is available in. Unlike the Note 10, there was just one Note 9. This is sold and shipped by Amazon actual, so no worries about the warranty…

Wedn: 8GB Sandisk Clip Sport MP3 player for $30

Time to party like it’s 1999! An old school style mp3 player is on sale until Wednesday 11/27/19 at 11:59pm ET at B&H Photo, it’s available in four different colors, going for $30 with free US shipping. “It” refers to the SanDisk 8GB Clip Sport MP3 Player which averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 76 customer reviews. In addition to the 8GB of on-board storage, it also has a microSD slot, like many Clip players have.

I don’t have these one but I have some of the older Clips and for the price, they are definitely worth it. Within reason of course 🙂

Sunday: Fiio X5 III DAP for $180

Good until Sunday 11/24/19 at 11:59pm ET at the B&H daily deals you can get the new condition Fiio X5 III DAP for $180 with free US shipping only in the Titanium color scheme. The black color scheme is not on sale…

While there, you’ll also find the JBL 1 Series 104 Compact Powered Desktop Reference Monitors on sale for $50 per pair with free US shipping…

Wedn: iPod Touch (6th Gen, 32GB) for $150

Good for Wednesday November 6 in 2019, the Best Buy website is offering, as one of its deals of the day, the new condition 6th Generation iPod Touch with 32GB of on-board storage for $150 with free US shipping and/or free store pickup where possible. Since iPods don’t have expandable storage (but there’s always the cloud), storage size is more important with them…

Thurday: 128GB iPod Touch (6th Gen) for $225

If you prefer DAPs to PADs, for Thursday October 24 in 2019, one of the deals of the day at the Best Buy website is the new condition sixth generation 128GB iPod Touch [yes, they still exist] going for $225 with free US shipping and/or free pickup in their stores where possible…

It averages 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 1500 customer reviews, so you are not the only one who still likes iPods 🙂

Wednesday PAD: refurbished LG V20 for $100

PADs, PADs, PADs on a budget! Good until Wednesday 7/3/18 at 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out), Woot Electronics is offering the refurbished LG V20 Android smartphone for $100 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat calendar-day shipping for non-members. Limit up to three per customer.

This is a 4GB RAM with 64GB on-board model with microSD slot as well, and of course the famous V-series DAC/amp technology. It is the Verizon model with its GSM unlocked so you can also use it as a smartphone on Verizon or your favorite GSM provider (check bands if there are issues in your area).

It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. NOTE that this is a “scratch and dent” refurbished, so if you are a perfectionist, you may want to avoid it 🙂

MEANWHILE if you scoot on over to “Computers”, there, their daily deal is a 3-pack of Samsung 64GB microSD cards for $30 total…

Saturday PADs: refurb LG V20 for $100

You don’t have to spend the big bucks if you want to get a solid Android phone with good audio/phile innards and with a big screen to boot when you are watching music videos or concerts or when you want to use elaborate equalization curves.

All that brings us to the refurbished scratch and dent LG V20 (unlocked) offered for $100 with free shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat shipping for non-members] and with a 90-day Woot warranty. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price.

As a refresher, this has the Quad DAC, a headphone jack, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board and microSD storage, removable battery, USB-C, 5.7-inch screen, Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530, etc. This came out in the Fall of 2016.

Speaking of daily deals, the Best Buy website offers the new condition MEE Matrix Cinema Wireless Over Ears for $90 with free US shipping or free store pick up if possible.

The above offers end on Saturday 6/8/19 at 11:59pm central time ~ or earlier if they sell out…

Acoustic Research M200 DAP for $100 [MD]

The DAP market has more and more options competing, despite the avalanche of smartphones available in the market. Another $100 competitor in this field is the Acoustic Research M200, and it is currently offered at the Massdrop website for $100 with free US shipping. International shipping is under $15 for many countries.

The DAP offers balanced or unbalanced audio output and supports bluetooth with apt-X HD. It takes memory cards up to 256GB, and it is one of the new generation of USB-C charging ports…

In the cart, you have two optional additions: +$10 for a case (two color choices) and +$80 for the E10 in-ears to be added to your order. These are shown in the main product description so you don’t have to get into the shopping cart to see them…

The offer will ship in late May 2019 from Massdrop.

Tue (EU): Libratone, Victure budget DAPs, Klim Fusion

Spring is coming to the Amazon Germany daily deals until APR-15, and the Tuesday round of offers has some headphone sales as well:

+ Libratone Q Adapt ANC/bluetooth on-ears for 109 euro
+ neckband bluetooths for 134 euro
+ Q Adapt ANC earphones (Lightning cable) for 89

+ Victure budget digital audio players (mixed in with action cameras) ranging from 19 to 24 euro; the 19 euro model even comes with basic earbuds

+ Klim Fusion earphones and gaming headsets as part of a larger Klim gaming-theme sale. The earphones go for 15 euro in multiple spring-like colours, while the gaming headsets range from 30 to 52 euro

+ on the PAD side, there’s an Xperia XZ2 sale, the Compact goes for 399 while the XZ2 main goes for 599, with Android 9 available after they got released with 8. Of PAD interest, these are IP68, have a microSD slot, 64GB on-board storage, SnapDragon 845, apt-X HD, bluetooth 5.0, QC 3.0, NFC, USB OTG, USB-C Type 3.1, etc. Note however that they DO NOT have a 3.5mm headphone jack…

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…

Acoustic Research M200 DAP for $100 [MD]

If you prefer the dedicated use of a digital audio player, Massdrop is back with yet another option. Running for the next four days and change [from posting time here], you can get the new condition Acoustic Research M200 DAP for $100, a battle-point between various brands, including the entry-level Fiio X1 II.

Giving in to the bluetooth industrial complex, this model too has built-in bluetooth support (including apt-X HD), but it offers USB-C charging which may be a welcome change for those on the Type C bandwagon. It even has 32GB of on-board storage, in addition to the microSD card which supports up to 256GB.

Optionally, in the Massdrop shopping cart, you can add a color case for $10 more, and/or you can add the E10 IEMs for $80 more.

Orders will ship in late April 2019 from Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing.

Tue (EU): Jabra Move bluetooth on-ears for 30 euro [also budget mp3 players]

It’s partly budget audio day at the Amazon Germany Gold Box for Tuesday FEB-06-2019 where four different color schemes of the new condition Jabra Move bluetooth closed-back on-ear headphones are on sale for 30 euro each. Not a bad price for a basic no-frills BT on-ear set… It is interesting that (as far as I can recall) this has never dropped this low at Amazon USA. Jabra is an EU-based company after all…

The Jabra is the headliner for Tuesday so it’s easy to spot, but there’s more! Hidden behind the action camera item is a sale on various Victure brand items< that in addition to the action and hunting cameras, it features a variety of budget mp3 players with a clip-type thing going for 22 euro (8GB on-board, microSD slot, FM, bluetooth), and a more elongated model going for 26~ euro (similar specs). There’s also a couple of hybrid dictaphone / mp3 players in similar price ranges…

Thur (EU): Sony audio sale including NW-A45 DAP

A Sony Audio sale is among the numerous deals of the day for Thursday DEC-13-2018 at the Amazon Germany Gold Box and among the items offered:

+ Sony Walkman NW-A45 DAP for 139 euro

+ two Sony Sports Walkmen (DAP + music player in one) for 80 and 128 each

+ PS-HX500 turntable for 300, various stereos and speakers, car audio, and a radio too

Sunday: Pioneer XDP-30R DAP for $140

DAPs are the coachroaches of digital gadgets ~ they refuse to be killed by the smartphones 😉 Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, you can get the new condition Pioneer XPD-30R digital audio player for $140 with free shipping and handling.

Astell&Kern SR15 DAP for $595

The new condition Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 digital audio player (not sure what the “A&norma” thing is) is on sale for a limited time for $595 with free shipping at B&H Photo and also at Amazon offered there by a variety of the usual audio-selling marketplace sellers (WWS, EE, HiDef, HeadAmp, etc) and also by OneCall on eBay and by World Wide Stereo through eBAY

Tue (EU): Sony Walkmen (NW-A45, NW-ZX300, etc) sale and more

Sony audio is one of the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday November 20 in the year of 2018 including:

+ NW-A45 Walkman for 139 in different colors

+ NW-ZX300 Walkman for 552 euro

+ NW-WS625 waterproof sport Walkman with earphones for 128

+ XDR-V1BTD DAB + Radio (Bluetooth speaker) for 130 in different colors

+ a couple of receivers and a more!

Monday PADs: LG V30+ (LS998) for $399

For Monday in the pacific time zone, among the daily deals at NewEGG, you can get the new condition LG V30+ (model LS998) for $399 with free shipping from marketplace seller BREED [a rather unfortunate seller name if you ask me]. This phone of course is of PAD interest. PAD being “phones as DAPs”. With its famed quad DAC, 128GB of on-board storage that can fit plenty of digital music and streaming downloads, along with a microSD card, 6-inch screen and Snapdragon 835 that should be able to handle music and video apps for years to come, and IP68 water/dust-proofness to survive life as a DAP, and such…

Mon: unlocked LG V30+ for $400

It’s PAD time once again! Among the Monday deals of the day at Amazon you can get the new condition factory unlocked LG V30+ smartphone for $400 with free shipping, sold and shipped by marketplace seller BREED. Being the “+” model, it comes with 128GB of storage, so if you prefer to store your music on-board or use high-capacity formats (WAV, etc), then it’s a plus. This being a V-series of course, it is well-known for its quad DAC and such…

PS: I am tempted to get one of the V30* models as a PAD and turn it into a universal music and music-video player since my Fiio and Clips can’t stream or play videos…

PADs: Used LG V40 for $639

If you want to use the LG V40 flagship smartphone at a DAP but balk at the full new condition price, fear not! New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering it in USED condition for $629 in “condition 10”. This is the factory unlocked North American variant, in the “aurora black” color scheme.

With a 6-inch screen, this can be great for music videos and concerts too, and/or some of the more luxurious music playback and equalizer apps. With 6GB of RAM, it should be able to handle Android music and video streaming apps for years to come. It has 64GB on-board storage plus microSD slot.

On the other hand, if you prioritize on the quad DAC and you are not revved up to get the latest “phone” specs, the new condition unlocked LG V30+ goes for $495 after a $5 off (!) clip-on coupon. This is a USA warranty model. Being a “+”, it has 128GB on-board.

Sandisk Clip Jam (8GB) for $30

The lime-green and red-orange color-schemes of the new condition Sandisk Clip Jam mp3 player are on sale for $30 with Prime shipping at Amazon’s website. These are newer models, after the legendary “Clip+”. They come with a 2-year warranty and support mp3, AAC, WMA, WAV and Audible’s DRM for audiobooks.

In addition to the 8GB on-board, they also have a microSD slot for additional storage. I don’t have this newer model, but I am frequently rotating between my three “Clip+” models which also have on-board storage plus microSD. You can view the music separately or together in the player.

It looks like this model however, unlike the Clip+, it does not have the Rockbox option

Hifiman Mega Mini DAP for $60 [MD]

It’s DAP time now at Massdrop. Hifiman makes digital audio players as well, and their new condition MegaMini player is currently on offer at Massdrop for $60 with orders shipped by Massdrop in late November 2018. Music is stored on a microSD card, and this DAP supports capacities up to 256GB. A manual and a cable are the other things included in the box [in addition to the player [obviously] and the packaging materials].

The “drop” (aka offer in Massdrop speak) runs for the next five days and change {from blog-posting date}.