Posted: Summary of Headphones mentioned in 2017 Black Friday Ads

Black Friday season is upon us and we are getting in full form! We have the first in our series of Black Friday coverage. A detailed summary of the headphones mentioned in the 2017 Black Friday Ads. We are breaking things down by headphone type, so you can get an overall feel of what’s available in the market. This is a value-added feature as the individual ads already tell you what each particular retailer offers.

Mayhaps it’s easier to explain this with a screenshot instead of words 🙂

Almost all the major retailers have already revealed or leaked their Black Friday ads by now. This year is the second earliest that we could get Black Friday, so there wasn’t as much time in November. The benefit of this is that there will be a longer period in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Latest non-Deal Blog Posts round-up

This is a quick round-up of some of the non-deal blog-posts we posted recently:

+ Headphone Jack Crisis II – The Google Menace, a diary-style perma-post tracking the fallout from Google’s decision to remove the headphone jack from their Pixel 2 smartphones

+ Unboxing (text and pictures) the Jaybird Run “truly wireless” earphones

+ Unboxing (text and pictures) the M-Audio Bass Traveler portable headphone amp

+ Unboxing (text and pictures) the B&O Play Form 2i lightweight on-ears

+ List of Smartphones without a headphone jack, a tracking perma-post

+ Smartphones with Bluetooth 5, a tracking perma-post

+ coming soon: a refresh of the Headphone Tracker with the new Fall/IFA 2017 headphone models

New Jam-Packed Weekly Round-Up is Posted!

This was a jam-packed week with lots of interesting posted around the web in the world of headphones, rounded up in our weekly This Week in Headphoolia, with a wide range of topics, from Viet-Fi, to memory card mythbusters to SBC vs Apt-X (Bluetooth) to Immersive/Binaural audio talk, to a Schiit-y tour, and the return of the Headphone Jack Crisis, 2017 Google Edition!

You can find the previous 25 installments in the Headphoolia archives. If you don’t want to miss any future installments, sign up for our Content RSS feed.

That is a separate RSS feed for this blog, which has its own Headhopne Deals RSS feed. Both are full-text feeds!

If you have any feedback on what you want included, or what you don’t want included, or any other opinions or feedback, please leave a comment here or there or use the contact form.

New Weekly Round-Up is READY!

Put your reading glasses on, or get your bandwidth ready for some video streaming! A new edition of This Week in Headphoolia has been fully cooked, covering the week ending August 12 in 2017.

You can read all previous version in the Headphoolia archives. We have 25 installments so far and counting!

New Weekly Round-Up is UP!

One more week is in the books as we steadily march towards 2018. And that means a new weekly round-up is ready for you to read, covering the week until August 5 in 2017.

If you missed any of our previous 20+ installments, fear not, they are not gone ~ you can find them all in the Headphoolia archives.

New Content posts added including Sony RF995 Unboxing and Tracking Lists

I am slowly but steadily ramping up content at the Content Blog with more posts. The latest addition is one of our customary text-and-pictures useful unboxing posts (no annoying audio/video) of the Sony RF-995-RK RF-Wireless headphones.

We have also launched two Tracking posts as follows:

+ Smartphones without a 3.5mm Headphone Jack

+ Smartphones with Bluetooth 5 support which got more complicated now since we now also have “conditional” entries (smartphones that will support Bluetooth 5 once Android 8.0 gets released).

New Weekly Round UP: Goodbye iPod Nano and Shuffle, Hello Spotify Shuffle

Another week is gone, and this means a new edition of our This Week in Headphoolia is up, a semi-humorous (attempt) at a round-up of the week that was in the world of headphones. The story of the week was perhaps the official farewell of the iPod Nano and Shuffle. But fear not Shuffle fans who happen to also be Spotify subscribers, there’s a Shuffle-like device for Spotify users 🙂

If you missed any of the previous editions, fear not, they are waiting for you in the Headphoolia archives. Time sure does fly, we’ve been doing these for half a year already (!).

New Weekly “This Week in Headphoolia” is ready!

A new week is in the books, and we have a new weekly “e-zine round-up”, a new This Week in Headphoolia with more fallout from the Sony MDR-Z1R measurefefe, two high profile reviews of the Mr Speakers AEON, an AudioQuest factory tour, a THX update, and lots and lots of new reviews, especially of earphones.

If you missed any previous editions, all 19 previous installments are waiting for you to revisit at any point in time.

Prime Day 2017 starts 7/10/17 at 9pm Eastern

Another year flew by, and Prime Day 2017 is almost upon us! This year it starts six hours earlier, the sales will start rolling out at 9pm Eastern on Monday 7/10/17, and continue throughout Tuesday 7/11/17 which is the actual Prime Day. The party will wind down at 3am Eastern on Thursday.

Just like last year, we’ll keep track of as many of the sales as we can throughout the 30-hour period!

New Weekly round-up is UP: new Focal consumer headphones, Neutrality discussion and more

It’s Sunday PM, and that means, a new This Week in Headphoolia has just been posted. There’s new FOCAL consumer headphones, a new discussion on neutral headphones, and many reviews and first impressions of various headphones and assorted devices.

For all previous editions, check the Headphoolia archives. Please leave comments at the appropriate posts for feedback, corrections, suggestions, recommendations, etc. These are created for YOU, so your feedback can help shape and change them 🙂

New Weekly Round-Up is UP: Sony Z1R Measurefefe, new research says no correlation between price and headphone FR

Hooray! I’ve finished earlier this weekend and a new This Week in Headphoolia round-up has been posted. Two of the biggest stories of the week are sort of interrelated, significantly differing Sony MDR-Z1R measurements, and a new research paper finding NO correlation between the a headphone price and its headphone frequency response.

This our 17th edition already! You can find all the previous ones in the Headphoolia archives. You will also find all the future ones there, but you can only read the future ones in the future 🙂

New Weekly Round-UP is UP!

With time to spare before Sunday night, our weekly round-up from the world of headphones is up, covering the time between our previous update and today. You can check the previous 13 installments as well (wow, I posted 14 of them already!) in the Headphoolia archives.

If you have any feedback on what you like to see featured or not, or anything else, including grammourr and spielling police corrections, please feel free to leave comments at the relevant posts 🙂

(ENDED) Metal571 YouTube Live Q&A Stream Sunday at 4pm ET

The stream ended but you can re-watch it at any time on YouTube (without the Live Chat which YouTube does not record ~ the benefit of watching it LIVE).

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YMMV Radio Shack stores closing

Radio Shack stores are closing, so you may find some clearance headphones and accessories (cables, adapters, etc) at good prices. Keep in mind, Radio Shack does not carry “audiophile” products, so you are more likely to find popular consumer brands along with their own house brands (eg Auvio). Prices and availability may vary by store, so there’s a big YMMV on this.

New Weekly Round-up is now posted

Surprise! It’s still Saturday but somehow I managed to complete this week’s This Week in Headphoolia round-up! Hooray! It is ready to go, waiting for you to checkout. It has the usual mix of news and reviews and “learnings” 🙂

You can also check previous installments in the Headphoolia archives. Somehow we managed to have 12 editions already!

New Weekly Round-Up is UP

A new installment of our Weekly Round-UP of the world of headphones is up! This is Episode #11 of “This Week in Headphoolia” covering the week ending Sunday May 7 (2017). We have the usual assortment of reviews (text and videos), news-bytes, some “learnings”, and even some attempts to bring humor to the world of audiophiles that at times can be rather humor-resistant 🙂

New Weekly Round-up post is up

Another week went by, and so we have another weekly round-up, the new This Week in Headphoolia #10 covers up to Sunday 4/30/17, and includes the Sennheiser HD 820 leak, an assortment of reviews, an equalizing tutorial, another detailed CanJam report, and more… You can also check all previous installments in the Headphoolia archives

April Fools Or Not? Headphones Sub-Reddit Bans Discussion of sub-$200 MSRP headphones

April Fool’s Day is upon us, which makes this big headphones sub-reddit thread all the more curious. According to the very serious sounding and acting thread over there, discussion of headphones with an MSRP of $200 or less is banned from the sub-reddit. The reasoning of that is to cut back on entry-level and newbie talk and focus more on “audiophile” products.

It’s already April 1st in some parts of the world and Reddit is a global website. On the other hand, this looks like a serious attempt, offending messages to “rule 10” are getting deleted, lists of ineligible headphones are being produced, and such.

What do you think? It looks like a 50-50 to me but either way, we will know for sure on April 2nd 🙂