Yuin PK3 Earbuds for $37 w/free S&H

In the world of actual earbuds, before the VE Monks hype, there was Yuin! And their PK3 earbuds are currently on sale for $37 with free shipping by Shenzhen Audio through Newegg Flash (ships from Asia) and for $39 with free shipping by the Hifiman store through amazon.com (not Prime eligible).

Apple Earpods with the Lightning for $20 w/free S&H

If you want to get the Apple Earpods with the Lightning connector and don’t want to risk purchases at open marketplaces like Amazon and eBay where it’s much harder to figure out what’s authentic, the new condition Earpods are on sale for $20 with free shipping by Verizon Wireless. Verizon doesn’t have marketplace sellers, they get their inventory from Apple.

[DEAD] Thursday: Rockwin Bit Truly Wireless for $96

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Pre-order new Panasonic Ergofit RP-HJE120B Bluetooth for $36 to $40

The Panasonic ErgoFit wired earphones are often among the best sellers at amazon.com, especially when you consider they are available in multiple colors that appear in the Top 20. But there’s not a whole lot of profit margin in sub-$10 earphones, so Panasonic is trying to fix that with their new…

… new bluetooth Ergofits, model RP-HJE120B. They are available in “only” four colors (compared to the wired models) and are available for pre-order for $36 to $40 depending on color. They are expected to ship in a few weeks.

Reminder: the 1More Triple driver sale starts at 12pm ET today at NewEgg.

[DEAD] Friday: Anker Exercise Bluetooth earphones for $18 to $25

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Powerbeats 3 for $130 (some colors)

Three of the five colors of the Powebeats 3 bluetooth exercise earphones are on sale for $130 per pair, in new condition, at Amazon by Amazon actual. These average 3.5 out of 5 based on 1270 customer reviews, and have 200+ customer reviews. They have a very low “review intensity ratio” (around 1.5 to 1), which is a sign of trade-offs and issues.

Refurbished Jabra Rox Bluetooth earbuds for $24 w/free S&H

On the budget side of things, the official Jabra eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Rox Bluetooth earbuds for $24 with free shipping and a six month warranty from Jabra. Limit up to five units per customer.

[DEAD] Monday: Beats by Dr. Dre Tour2 Active Earphones for $50

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[DEAD] Thursday: Amazon Premium Earphones for $6 w/FS

This daily deal expired but returns about once a week or so these days…

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[DEAD] Thursday: TREBLAB X11 Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $55

This daily deal expired…

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Apple Earpods with Lightning Cable for $20 w/free S&H

The official Verizon Wireless website has a “headphone of the month” feature, and at the moment, this title belongs to the new condition Apple Earpods with Lightning Cable for $20 with free shipping. Limit up to ten units per customer. No coupon needed. This is Apple model MMTN2AM/A. This is a limited time offer.

[DEAD] Refurbished Bragi B1000 The Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones for $105

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[DEAD] Friday: Amazon Premium Earphones for $6 w/FS

The daily deal expired, they went “up” to their $8 “regular” price, but this daily deal returns every few days…

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[DEAD] Monday: Rowkin Bit Truly Wireless Earphones for $80

This daily deal expired too…

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Samsung Active Earpods for $12 (limit 3)

Of interest if you exercise, or you need earphones that will hold on to your ears if you frequently move, the black color scheme of the new condition Samsung Active Earpods are on sale for $12 by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three per customer. If you need more, a fulfilled by Amazon marketplace seller also has them for the same price.

They average 4 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews and have over 40 questions answered. The earpod design can be handy if you don’t feel comfortable with IEMs. The wingtips (popular with Bose and other makers) increase the chances of these not falling out of your ears if you exhale. They have a 3-button remote/mic which should be Android (you never know with Samsung #troll).

JBL Reflect Aware USB Type-C sport earphones for $50 with coupon

The prices keep on dropping for this, if you are looking for USB-C headphones (not as populous as lightning cables that have Apple’s hype train behind them), the JBL Reflect Aware USB Type-C sport earphones can be yours for $50 with free shipping at A4C (All4Cellular) when you use limited time coupon FLASH50 (a flash sale coupon).

AKG Y20 earphones for $20

On the budget side of the things, the AKG Y20 earphones are on sale for $20 in new condition by Amazon actual in black and by Harman on eBay in white. Free shipping for all from Harman, and for Prime members (or $35+) at Amazon’s.

Powerbeats 3 Wireless (BT) Earphones for $130

The black color scheme of the Powerbeats 3 Wireless (= bluetooth) earphones, geared towards sports/exercise, with their Class 1 bluetooth technology, ushered in with the Fall 2016 Apple line-up, are on sale, in new condition, for $130 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer at this point in time.

All together (the different colors, which are the same product, no Rose Gold V-Moda apt-X shenanigans here) they average 3.6 out of 5 based on 1000+ customer reviews, but they only have a 2:1 “review intensity ratio” (5-star vs 1-star reviews), which is a sign of issues and trade-offs, so be sure to read reviews and such before buying if you are not familiar with them.

[DEAD] Saturday: Amazon Premium Earphones for $6 w/FS

This daily deal expired, but it is a recurring offer at A4C, it will likely return again and again until they run out 🙂

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Koss KDE250 Earphones for $100 + S&H [MD]

This defy conventional categorization, are they earbud-speakers or headphones with a mini earcup or earphones in the true sense of the word? We’ll let the various subcommittees debate this while Massdrop offers the Koss KDE250 Earphones for $100 plus shipping. The offer runs for the next seven days with an early May shipment estimate. This too is an “all sales final” promotion.

Refurbished Klipsch X12 bluetooth neckband earphones for $139

They look a bit like a prop from a futuristic movie recorded in the past, but they actually play music, they are the manufacturer refurbished Klipsch X12 Bluetooth Neckband earphones offered for $139 with free shipping by BuyDig’s eBay store. Limit five units per customer during this promotion. They are balanced armature and support AAC and aptX.

PS: keep in mind, when it comes to bluetooth, the protocol between your music source and your headphones is the highest common denominator between the two. Your phone may support apt-X HD and LDAC and Bluetooth 5.0 and Unicorn MQA Quad-HD DSD but if your headphone only supports Bluetooth 2.1, that’s what you will connect with.

Powerbeats3 Bluetooth earphones for $145

You may get kicked out of your local audiophile club if you are caught wearing these, but it’s your ears and your music 🙂 The new condition Powerbeats3 bluetooth earphones are on sale for $145 in the black color scheme and $150 in the other four color schemes at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of three units per color per customer. There, they average 3.7 out of 5 based on 900+ customer reviews, with a 2:1 review-intensity ratio which is pretty low.

PS: what I call “review intensity ratio” is the number of 5-stars divided by 1-star reviews. A “10:1” or better is ideal (other things equal since customer reviews are not uniform and reviewers rate things and brands differently for different reasons).

Yamaha EPH-C200 earphones for $5 w/FS after coupon

NewEgg daily deals now last two days instead of one. The first day happens when you use a promo code from the daily Shell Shocker emails. The second day of the deal is when it goes live on their website. This sounds a bit too complicated for a “daily deal” but hey, their roof their rules 🙂

Which brings us to the Yamaha EPH-C200 earphones going for $5 with free shipping with promo code EMCSRERD3. Offer should end Tuesday night.

JLab Audio Epic Earbuds for $16.46

Fleeing the bluetooth tyranny, there is also a wired version of the JLab Audio Epic Earbuds, and the black/gray color scheme of those is on sale for $16.46 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. The usual shipping terms apply. As of the time of writing, this is restricted to Prime members!

NOTE: three different models and many different colors are sharing the same list of reviews, so you have to dig deeper into the reviews page. This particular model/color combined has over 400 of those customer reviews. Unfortunately there’s no way to calculate the review score average when you filter the reviews, and I can’t go through 400+ of them and calculate [and stay sane after doing so] 🙂

JLab Epic Bluetooth Exercise Earphones for $35 to $37

On the bluetooth front, the JLab Epic bluetooth waterproof exercise earphones are on sale for $36 with free shipping and free returns in three different color schemes at Groupon Goods. Over 1000 units sold through this listing. The discount ends 4/4/17 per the listing there.

On the other hand, if you are a Prime member, or plan a $35+ order otherwise, they go for $34.99 at Amazon by Amazon actual in the black or blue color schemes. The “cloud white” color scheme is not on sale. They average 2.7 out of 5 based on 1100+ customer reviews, so be sure to read up on them if you are not familiar with.

Beyerdynamic MMX 41 iE earphones for $20

On the budget side of IEMs, for a limited time, you can get the new condition Beyerdynamic MMX 41 iE earphones for $20 with free shipping at NewEgg when you use coupon code EMCSRERB2 over there. The price before the coupon is $25.

[DEAD] Monday: refurbished PowerBeats 2 for $90

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[DEAD] Monday: Sony MDR-AS400EX Exercise Earbuds for $13 w/FS

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Massdrop Sennheiser CX series earphone grab-bag for $26

Massdrop and Sennheiser are so besties these days, they now have a Sennheiser CX-series earphones grab bag for $26. For that price, you randomly receive one of three options: either the CX 1.00 (most people get this) or the CX 2.00 (either Android or iOS buttons) or the CX 5.00 (either Android or iOS buttons). You can buy up to two random grab bags per customer. Since this is random, you can pre-select your OS of choice, so factor that in your decision whether to buy this grab bag or not.

Offer ends in about seven days from blog-posting date. The purchases will ship early May 2017.

3M Peltor EARbuds (triple flange) for $27.40

Part of the 3M Peltor hearing protection line (that’s their priority), the 3M Peltor EARbuds are currently on sale for $27.40 at Amazon by Amazon actual. They are also available as a “Subscribe and Save” for heavy users of these. They have a triple flange design. They average 3 out of 5 based on 210+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Thursday: TREBLAB XR500 Sports Bluetooth Earbuds for $30

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AUKEY Loops Bluetooth Earphones for $8 w/coupon

AUKEY is like a Chinese competitor/clone to the Anker brand of smartphone and other tech accessories. One of the obligatory product categories serving the smartphone market are bluetooth earphones, and for a limited time, coupon code PXVRO74H drops the price of the AUKEY Loops Bluetooth Earphones from $16 to $8 (it is a 50% off coupon). This is sold by AUKEY with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so if you are a Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping. They are not an Add-ON item (shhh! don’t tell Amazon!).

Refurbished Sol Republic JAX earphones for $7 w/FS

This is a higher-risk purchase but it’s single-figures with shipping included, so you have been warned. The seller-refurbished SOL REPUBLIC JAX earphones are offered for $7 with free shipping in the black color scheme, by eBay seller “GuaranteeCellular” (97.2%, New York). Over 460 units have been sold so far. Both the feedback score of the seller and the term “seller refurbished” indicate a higher risk, so if you are not risk tolerant you may want to skip this.

[DEAD] FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic BT earphones for $24

This sale expired, not so fresh-e any more 🙂

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Sony XB-80-BS Exercise Bluetooth Earphones for $80 (or less)

One of Friday’s daily deals at Woot are the Sony XB-80-BS Exercise Bluetooth Earphones going for $83 shipped, but this daily-deal is “defeated” by Groupon Goods where you can get it for $80 with free shipping and free returns. You can also try coupon BEST3 for 10% off on “Groupon Goods” (physical goods such as electronics). The coupon expires 3/24/17 PM.