Random Audio sale at Woot includes Drop + EPOS PC38X, Yamaha, Technics, Sennheiser, Etc

Just like that we’ve reached the 34th incarnation of the WOOT Random Audio sale. This instance runs until 2/7/24 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out. Already two have sold out!

The headliner is mayhaps the new condition Drop + EPOS PC38X Wired Gaming Headset, going for $140 with up to three units per customer at the sale price. Comes with a two year Drop warranty.

On the over/on-ear headphones front, there’s options from Yamaha, Technics, Skullcandy and Beats. And there’s a 20-pack of Egghead lightweight school headphones for $30.

On the in-ears front, there’s AmazonBasics Wired w/mic-remote for $4 with a 1-year warranty. Up to three per customer. “Only” accessory is three pairs of eartip sizes. Only in quotation marks because how much can you expect for $4? 🙂

On the truly-wireless, there’s Sennheiser Momentum 3 for $120, Technics, JVC, Beats, Skullcandy, and more.

There’s even bone conduction from Aiwa and ShokZ.

AMONG the OTHER AUDIO (non-headphone) items, there’s all kinds of things, speakers, Bluetooth speakers, soundbars, receivers, turntables [there’s Daewoo and there’s “suitcases” and “vintages”] and all sorts of other things.

ChiFi Sale: KZ EDX Lite for $9, AM01 DAC/amp for $14, CCA Polaris for $12

There’s a Chi-Fi sale party at the KZTWS online shop! Among others they are offering:

+ KZ EDX Lite earphones for $9

+ CCA Polaris for $12

+ KZ AM01 cable DAC/amp for $14

+ KZ Castor for $15

+ CCA Pianist for $30

+ KZ Krila for $16

+ and more!

Monolith M565C Planars for $200, AMT for $900, IEM for $1

A Halloween themed sale at Monoprice brings us, among other things, the new condition wired closed-back over-ear planar-magnetic Monolith M565C for $200, the Monolith AMT (Air Motion Transformer) headphones for $900, or for the same price you can buy almost 900 “Premium” (product name, PID 18591, 1-button mic/remote) IEMs at $1.04 each 🙂

Various other products are on sale including cables for all sorts of things.

Monoprice sale includes $1 wired mic/remote earphone [also: M1570C Planars for $420]

If you are wondering why I often post Monoprice deals is because they organize their offers in a simple way that is fast to post and fast to read/scan through to see if you are interested in anything 🙂

Which brings us to another limited time sale, a MEGA SALE (LOL) that starts with headphones, headlined by the wired closed-back planar-magnetic over-ear M1570C for $420 with free standard US shipping. Yes, a very special price 🙂

Move over Chi-Fi, here comes Mono-Fi! The sale also includes a $1 (actually $0.99) wired earphone with mic/remote even [free shipping on $39+ orders]. You can buy as many as you want. Yes, a fun stocking stuffer. Or the only gift for those who misbehaved during the year 😉 As of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 274 customer reviews and it has a handful of answered questions as well.

I remember buying it a long time ago, but I recall nothing else.

Wedn: Shure SE-486 IEMs w/RMCE-UNI cable for $499

Good until Wednesday at 11/23/22 at 11:59pm eastern (or before that if they manage to sell out), B&H of House New York is offering the new condition Shure SE-486 in-ears for $499 with free US shipping in three color options with the RMCE-UNI cable (black, blue, clear) and one option without it (Clear)

Tue: Etymotic Research EVO Triple-Driver IEMs for $200

Surprise-surprise, an earphone has appeared at the daily deals of New York’s famous B&H Photo, it is the new condition Etymotic Research EVO Triple-Driver IEMs going for $200 after an add-to-cart instant coupon! The offer runs until Tuesday 11/8/22 at 11:59pm eastern or earlier if sold out…

It includes all kinds of IEM-y accessories including foam, double and triple flange eartips, dampers and replacement tool, and bags and holders and such.

UPDATE: some Tuesday action at Amazon as well, there’s a Polk speakers sale (seven options) and there’s a Willie Nelson ebook for $4…

Etymotic ER3SE Studio Edition IEMs for $49

For a limited time, Adorama of New York is offering the new condition Etymotic Research ER3SE Studio Edition Earphones for $49! I do not know when the sale ends!

This is the standard kit with the 2-year Etymotic warranty and the usual included accessories!

Saturday: Skullcandy earphones, $7 to $17

One of the Saturday 10/8/22 Woot daily deals is a sale on new condition Skullcandy earphones, one wired, two necklace-style bluetooth, and one truly-wireless, ranging in price from $7 to $17 per pair. They come with a 1-year Skullcandy warranty. Sale ends at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

PS: in typical Woot fashion, things that don’t sell out, they often get re-cycled in future Woot daily deals or Woot Plus or Woot-OFF sales…

Monoprice overstock sale includes 8323, Amplifiers, IEMs

Monoprice is back with another overstock sale and in the “Personal Audio” segment it includes a number of headphone-related products including:

+ the good old 8323 closed over-ears for $15
+ they now come with two cables, one with mic/remote
+ I had this a few years ago when it was riding the hype train, you certainly can’t go wrong for $15, considering you get two audio cables and a 1/4″ adapter
+ I haven’t posted an unboxing/review of this, but note that it expands a lot on your head (meaning that when you wear it you look like an android/robot from the 50s scifi movies), but it’s also not as big as it looks – of interest to those with big heads

+ THX AAA Monolith balanced headphone amp for $300

+ Quartet IEMs for $25
+ two balanced, two dynamic drivers
+ also for $25 is the Trio (1BA, 2DD)

+ there’s a few more headphone/audio related products as well as many tech things (cables, guitars, chargers, etc)

Etymotic ER3 SE In-Ears for $80 (ends Sun 10am ET)

Good until Sunday 9/25/22 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out), Adorama is offering the new condition Etymotic ER3 SE in-ears for $80 as one of their deals of the day!

Etymotic is of course synonymous with the deep-insertion flange in-ears but they also include in the package the more conventional foam eartips. You also get filters (with removal tool included), and a storage pouch. The cable is removaable. They come standard with a 2-year Etymotic warranty…

Tin Audio T2 IEMs for $45 AC

To the IEMs we geaux, Amazon has the new condition Tin Audio T2 IEMs on sale for $50 BUT in parallel they also have a $5 off clip-on coupon, dropping the price to $45.

The coupon can be stored to your Amazon account, you don’t have to use it right away, but it will eventually expire…

Sunday: Random Audio sale with Monolith Liquid, Etymotic ER4SR, Etc

Surprise-surprise, it’s the return of the Random Audio sale at the Woot website, this is edition #26 and runs until 9/18/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier for anything that may sell out beforehand):

+ Etymotic ER4SR in-ears for $140 with the 2-year Etymotic warranty

+ Monoprice’s Monolith Liquid Platinum Balanced DAC for $500

+ Master & Dynamic MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $150

+ Lenovo $12 truly wireless

+ speakers from KEF, Jamo and Klipsch
+ various other audio gear things

BUT WAIT, there’s more! The main Woot deal of the day for Sunday is a Tech Stuff sale and it includes some headphones:

+ Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $60

+ Xbox X Razen X headset bundle for $270

+ Bose Soundlink Around Ear (over-ears, because BOSE has to be different) bluetooth headphones for $130

+ JBL truly wireless

+ refurbished Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case for $90 with a 90-day Woot warranty

Pre-order Etymotix ERX IEMs for $249 (arrive late Oct 2022)

Massdrop is back again with another product pre-order debut! As promised, starting at 9am pacific time on 8/2/22 they are accepting pre-orders for their new in-ears, the Etymotic ERX, for $249 with free US shipping and returns.

But before you place the order, note that this will ship in late October 2022. That’s nearly three months of waiting – as of the time of writing of this blog post. So patience is indeed a virtue 🙂

Included are three different type of eartips, from single to triple flanges. Etymotic are more recognizable by their multiple-flange eartips and their DEEP insertion.

Sony MDR-EX-15-AP earphones for $8

On the budget side of things, as part of the early “Back to School” festivities [poor students can’t even get a full summer without getting bombarded with back to school marketing], Amazon is offering the new condition wired Sony MDR-EX-15-AP earphones for $8 with a mic/remote (single button) or $7 without a mic. This is for the black color scheme. Check the other colors to see their pricing…

KZ ZS10 PRO IEMs for $40 [Prime]

Chifi too makes a guest appearance at the 2022 Prime deals with the new condition wired mic/remote KZ ZS10 PRO IEMs with four balanced armatures and one dynamic driver going for $40 with free US shipping.

This is fulfilled by Amazon, which means you can have it in your hands in a matter of hours (depending on how close you are to Prime delivery). Versus buying it from China/Hong-Kong with a much longer delivery wait time.

1More Triple Driver IEMs for $46 [Prime]

Another hype-headphone that (according to some/many) has been overshadowed by chifi is on sale at the Prime deals of 2022. It is the new condition wired 1More Triple Driver going for $46~ with free US shipping, in two color options.

As fate would have it, as of the time of writing it has exactly 11,111 customer ratings. We should get a lottery ticket or something 😉

Shure KSE-1500 Electrostatic IEMs for $2100 [Prime]

If electrostatic IEMs is your jam, one of the Prime 2022 offerings is the new condition Shure KSE-1500 Electrostatic IEMs on sale for $2100 with free US shipping. Prime members only as with most of the Prime deals.

PS: I should congratulate myself for resisting the temptation to repeat the utterly annoying line “come on Barbie let’s have an electrostatic party” 😉

Shure SE-215 In-Ears for $80 [Prime]

Once upon a time a shoe-in at the $100-ish IEM recommendations, the Shure SE-215 has been overshadowed by a wave of Chifis.

But if you are still interested in it, it is currently on sale for $80 in various color options in the 3.5mm cable with mic/remote at Amazon as part of the Prime Deals of 2022.

Massdrop IEMs: Moondrop Stardust for $65, Etymotic ER2-SE for $70, Etc

A number of IEMs are currently on sale at the Massdrop website. You can find them among the other audiophile/phool products in this page, sorted by NEWEST. And by that they mean NEWEST as in most recently added to the Massdrop website. For example the HD 599 was recently added to Massdrop but it existed long before that.

Anyway, browsing through the listing we see sales on some IEMs including:

+ Moondrop Stardust for $65

+ Etymotic ER2-SE for $70

+ Massdrop X MEE AUDIO PINNACLE PX for $59

+ Massdrop X MEE AUDIO PLANAMIC for $69

+ 7Hz Timeless for $199
+ the hype train is indeed timeless, timeless as in devouring its children du jour 😉

+ Mangrid Tea for $260

+ Moondrop KXXX for $152

+ Etymotic ER3SE or ER3XR for $95 each
+ Etymotic ER4SR for $225

+ Dekoni Bulletz tips for $13

+ BLON BL-03 for $29

+ Campfire Audio Dorado 2020 for $699

+ and a few more

+ free standard US shipping on $100+ orders

On a more personal/blog note, I’ve finally moved on from the VE Monks hype train (LOL) and I’m trying the CCA CRA and KZ and Moondrop Chu and Final Audio budget IEMs. This is the point where I promise unboxing posts, and impressions and comparisons and then caveat it with a “time permitting basis” 😉

Etymotic ER2-SE IEMs for $70

The Etymotic ER2-SE are riding high on the sub-$100 hype train, and if you want to join the ride, for a limited time, it is on sale for $70 at the Massdrop website with a 2-year manufacturer warranty included.

This is an “in-stock drop”, so it will be ship in a couple of business days. As of the time of writing, over 500 units have been shipped…

Thursday: 1More Piston Fit IEMs for $11

Budget time with four color options, handy if you are buying it for multiple people – the colors can help them quickly and easily figure out who uses what (as long as they remember their own color!).

It is the new condition 1More Piston Fit IEMs, model E1009-SV, offered for $11 by the 1More official store at the NewEGG website. This is sold and shipped by 1More…

Monday: Anker Soundcore Life U2 Neckband bluetooth earphones for $19 + S&H

Mondays are Anker days at the Meh daily deals? Mayhaps, because for Monday 3/14/22 their offer is the new condition Anker Soundcore Life U2 Neckband bluetooth earphones for $19 plus shipping (free S&H for paying Meh members). These promise up to 24 hours battery life. They also promise 2 hours of playback with 5 minutes of USB-C charging. They are IPX7 and come with an 18-month Anker warranty.

Note that the listing does not mention which bluetooth version is this. Me personally, at this point in time, I avoid everything before Bluetooth 5.0. Bluetooth kerfuffles are a lot more common before 5.0. Then again, this is $19 🙂

Westone W10 G2 IEMs for $79

Good until 2/22/22 at 10am ET, Adorama is offering the new condition Westone W10 IEMs, second generation, with MMCX with MFi mic/remote cable and bluetooth (apt-X) cable [aka bluetooth adapter for MMCX audio connections] for $79 with free US shipping…

You also get two kinds of eartips, exchangeable faceplates and a small carrying case… And a 2-year warranty…

Sunday: Audio Technica ATH-Sport90-BT bluetooth earphones for $29

Good until 2/20/22 at 11:59pm ET, the latest B&H Photo daily deals offer these potentially interesting on-topic items:

+ new condition Audio Technica ATH-Sport90-BT bluetooth earphones for $29 with free US shipping

+ feed the DAPs and PADs and phonez/tabz too: five 64GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards for $38 total
+ that’s $7.60 per card, enough to keep many of your DAPs/PADs happy!

+ reminder, on this blog, PAD = Phone As Dap (DAP)

Shure SE-535 LTD SE IEMs w/3.5mm remote/mic cable for $199

Chi-fi is all the rage these days but don’t you forget about us sing the Shure IEMs!

Running until Saturday 2/19/22 at 11:59pm ET, New York’s finest, B&H Photo, is offering the new condition Shure SE535LTD Special Edition IEMs with 3.5mm Remote/Mic Cable (Red) for $199 with free US shipping. Up to two pairs per customer at the sale price. Ships only to US addresses…

The included cable is the Shure RMCE-UNI Universal Remote and Mic Cable for SE Earphones…

Thursday Random Audio sale at Woot

Woot is back with yet another variant of the Random Audio sale running until 1/13/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier for items that may sell out).

These includes truly-wireless options from Klipsch and Technics. They have necklace-style bluetooths from Bowers & Wilkins and Jabra. They have one closed-back over-ear, the wired Denon AH-GC25NC Premium for $190. There’s even an Audio Technica “Solid Bass” IEM.

There’s speaker-related gear as well from KEF, Bluesound, Yamaha, etc…

There’s also a DAC/amp Lightning cable, the V-Moda Speakeasy going for $20…

Tuesday: Etymotic ER2-XR Limited Edition (w/Lightning Adapter) for $65 + S&H

Surprise-surprise, one of the Woot daily deals for Tuesday December 28 in 2021 is the new condition Etymotic ER2-XR extended response limited edition IEMs offered for $65 plus flat shipping (free for PRime members who have linked their Prime and Woot accounts). Up to three pairs per customer.

These Limited Edition come with a lightning to 3.5mm adapter (shown in pictures #1, #2 and #4 over there) and a new dual flange tip assortment (shown in picture #4 over there).

Strangely these come with a 90-day Woot warranty, not a manufacturer warranty.

BLON BL-03 IEMs for $27 [ship from Asia]

Among the products currently available at the LinSoul pre-XMas sale, it’s the budget-friendly BLON BL-03 in-ears offered for $27 with free shipping for most countries [I can’t possibly test this, I go by what their FAQ pages say].

Options include with or without microphone, and color scheme. The default cable is included with no other option.

Note that taxes and customs and duties and such are the responsibility of buyer and are on-top of the $27. At least there’s free shipping (which is not that hard considering the size of IEMs].

Linsoul carries many but not all the famous chi-fi brands. They have Fiio, Dunu, KZ, Thie, Tin, Aune, etc. However, there’s no Moondrop hype train 🙂

Coupon Discounts if you multiple KZ X Crinacle CRN (or other KZ) IEMs [ship from China]

If you are planning to get multiple units of the hype-train KZ X Crinacle CRN IEMs, or if you are planning to buy multiple KZ products in general, you can take advantage of coupon promotions running at the official KZ online shop. While these promotions are running, you can find them on the individual product pages, below the “Buy Now” and “Add to Cart” black buttons.

The coupons are as follows:

  • $5 off $49+ with KZ5
  • $10 off $79+ with KZ10
  • $20 off $109+ with KZ20
  • $30 off $149+ with KZ30

If you search for the Crinacles (not to be confused with the Trader Joe Kringles), you will find two listings at the KZ online shop. This is the new listing for the actual Crinacles. You can also tell because there’s the “crincle” in the webpage’s url.

The second listing is merely the ZEX PRO listing that is being upgraded to the Crinacle. You will notice the text there that says:

“If you purchase this link, you will be upgraded to CRN”

These ship from China, but you get world-wide free shipping. Free shipping is a lot easier for IEMs than headphones or other bulkier or heavier products 🙂

Buy the KZ x Crinacle CRN from Amazon (still ships from China)

All Aboard the IEM Hype Train! The KZ x Crinacle CRN (the artist formerly known as “KZ ZEX PRO”) is steaming up the hype machines of the headphoolia forums. With a reasonable price of under $40, curiosity can easily kill the audiophool cat’s wallet 😉

For the moment this ships from China, but if you don’t want to create a shopping account at new shopping websites (Ali, GearBest, KZ, LinSoul, etc), you have another option, because some of them are offering the IEMs through Amazon USA. These still ship from China but you have the convenience of not having to create an extra shopping account, re-enter credit card info, etc, etc.

The price is just under $40 after you use the limited-time clip-on coupons over there. This is achieved via a $7 off clip-on coupon from the Linsoul Amazon store and a $10 off clip-on coupon from the KZ Official Amazon store and the G.K Amazon shop (I haven’t heard of this one before, then again, I’m not a chi-fi guru YET).

Again, these ship from China, you just get the convenience and consumer-benefits of ordering from Amazon. Not to mention the 5% cashback if you have Amazon’s own credit cards…

Amazon Clip-On Coupons for various Tin Hifi IEMs

If you are interested in the Tin Hifi IEMs, as of the time of writing, Amazon has various clip-on coupons (you just click on them, you don’t have to type in any coupon codes) on the Tin Hifi IEMs. The T2 gets $4 off, the T2 PRO gets $3 off, the T3 Plus gets $10 off, the T4 gets $5 off, the P1 gets $9 off, and so on…

Note that the clip-on coupons are limited time offers and they do expire…

Creative Outlier Sports BT IEMs for $20

A flash sale at the Creative (formerly “Creative Labs”) website has the new condition Outlier Sports bluetooth IEMs for $20. It is available in multiple color options. This runs on bluetooth 4.1…

Massdrop x Noble Luxe IEMs for $39

For a limited time, Massdrop is offering the new condition Massdrop x Noble Luxe IEMs for $39 with free US shipping with a mid-December shipment estimate. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. It is also eligible for 30 day returns (US and International shoppers).

Tuesday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i stubby IEMs for $15

If you are looking for low-priced yet name-brand earphones and you want the iOS 3-button configuration (with a 3.5mm connector, not Lightning), good until 11/30/21 at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i stubby IEMs for $15 with free US shipping.

You can buy as many as you want. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 83 customer reviews. The only included accessory is extra eartip sizes. Yet despite the price, you still get a 2-year warranty.

Refurbished 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $40

The 1More Triple driver IEMs are currently available in refurbished Used Like New condition for $40, sold by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so free shipping for those in the USA…

Once upon a time this was a hype train IEM that later got streamrolled by the Chifi Hype Train 🙂