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 🙂

Wedn: Razer Hammerhead lightning-cable IEMs for $23

Headphone action at the Woot PC Accessories sale running until 11/10/21 at 11:59pm central time as follow:

+ Razer Hammerhead lightning-cable double-flange earphones for $23

+ Razer Kraken for $49, Nari for $55

+ Razer Nari Ultimate for Xbox for $130

Audiophile Week sale at Massdrop (18 options)

If you are a fan of Massdrop or the specific headphones they sell, you are in luck, they are currently running an Audiophile week sale with 18 options. We break them down by product type:

Over Ears
+ 1More Triple Driver open-back for $140
+ Massdrop X Beyerdynamic DT 177X GO for $349
+ Drop + Dan Clark Aeon Closed X for $379
+ Drop + Dan Clark Aeon Open X for $399
+ Massdrop x FOCAL Elex for $549

In-Ears
+ Moondrop KXXX for $152
+ Mangird Tea for $260 (PRO TIP: you can’t make tea with these!)
+ Westone W80-V3 for $750
+ IKKO OH7 for $799

Truly Wireless
+ Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 PRO for $85

DAC/amps
+ Drop + THX AAA One linear amp for $159
+ DarkVoice 336SE OTL amp for $260
+ Drop + THX AAA 789 linear amp for $219
+ XDuoo TA-10R tube DAC/amp in red for $285

Accessories
+ Dekoni Bulletz tips for $13
+ ADV dual suspension stand for $25
+ ADV dual stand (hanger style) for $35

November 8: Dunu sale on select IEMs

If you are a fan of the Dunu in-ears, good news, for November 8 in 2021, there is a sale on select Dunu IEMs at HiFiGo! Shipping is free to some countries for certain order amounts ($100+ or $300+). Check their website for details on the shipping options, too complicated to list here…

Sennheiser limited time sale at Amazon ($20 to $270)

Sennheiser is running a limited time Amazon sale. This is not a daily deal, but a short term sale whose exact expiration date I do not know…

+ HD-400S closed-back wired over-ears for $50
+ we have here a text and pictures unboxing of an older model, the HD 4.20S
+ of course I unboxed the 420 model 😉

+ Momentum 3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $270

+ PXC 550-II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $160

+ HD 250-BT bluetooth on-ears for $50

+ CX-80S wired earphones for $20
+ CX-300S wired earphones for $30

+ neckband bluetooth earphones, the CX-350BT for $70 and the CX-150BT for $50, in two color options each

Tuesday: 3pk of JVC exercise BT earphones for $18 + S&H

Tuesday is a volume buy day at the Meh daily deal, it’s a 3-pack of JVC bluetooth earphones of the exercise (sweatproof) kind for $18 plus shipping [free S&H for paying Meh members – sort of like their version of Prime]…

Then at the Best Buy dailies we find the Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless going for $60…

And a HEADS UP, on Wednesday, the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd generation) gaming headset will be among the NewEGG dailies. The sale price will be revealed at 12:01am pacific on Wednesday over at NewEGG’s…

Monday: 1More sale (26 options, including $8 Piston Fit, $50 Triple Driver IEMs)

A big 1More sale is headlining the Amazon USA Gold Box deal of the day running until Monday August 9 in 2021 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out).

There are 26 options participating, headlined by the new condition 1More Triple Driver IEMs going for $50 with free US shipping. As of the time of writing, this averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 9800+ customer ratings…

There’s only one over/on-ear option, the Spearhead over-ears with 3.5mm and microUSB audio ports going for $50 with free US shipping…

Of the rest, they have:

+ 14 truly wireless options

+ six neckband bluetooth earphones

+ five wired earphones, including the well-known Piston Fit earphones going for $8 with up to five per customer at the sale price. I have this one but have not done a write-up on it yet…

But that’s not all. There’s more headphones in other daily deals, starting with the Best Buy dailies:

+ AirPods with charging case (latest model) for $114

+ Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $200

+ SiriusXM Commander Touch Satellite Radio Receiver for $40 with FREE Portable Satellite Radio Install (by Best Buy’s GeekSquad AudioTech)

Last but not least, at the NewEGG dailies we find:

+ Anker Soundcore Spirit 2 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for $17 after coupon

+ AUKEY truly wireless BT 5.0 for $26

Sunday: Bose SoundSport bluetooth earphones for $89

If Beats and Bose don’t break your audio bones (HA!) good until August 8 in 2021 at 11:59pm eastern time, you can get the new condition Bose Soundsport necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $89 with free US shipping at B&H Photo’s dailies thanks to an automatic in-cart $40 off coupon…

They have earhooks and are more of the stubby/shallow-insertion kind… But not like their older versions that did not attempt to create a seal on the ear (they have a “speaker protrusion” into the ear; they are useful like that in some situations).

UPDATE: among the Sunday Best Buy dailies they have the new conditino AUsounds AU Flex planar ANC earphone going for $100 with free US shipping…

Then we have at the Woot dailies the Airpods PRO truly-wireless earphones for $190 with flat shipping [free for Prime members]…

Saturday: Random Audio Sale with headphones includes JVC HA-RX330 Closed Over-Ears for $5

Portable Audio killed the Radio Star? It’s not a song but a music-gear meta-essay waiting to be written? Well, may be it has already been written. Regardless, I’m not going to be the one writing it 🙂

But we have lots of portable audio offers in the Woot Random Audio sale running until Saturday 8/7/21 at 11:59pm central {or earlier if sold out}:

A total of 25 products are participating in the sale including headphones and earphones, mostly of the “mass market” kind…

NOTE: there are too many items to check individually, some are new condition, some refurbished; I am not checking – check at the individual Woot product page for any item(s) you might be interested in…

  • Sony WH-710N ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $75 (we have a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation model here)
  • Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $145
  • Skullcandy Venue ANC/bluetooth over-ears (Grade A) for $70
  • Panasonic Retro Wireless ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $50 (we have a text-n-pictures unboxing of a previous similar model (without ANC))
  • four JBL wireless/ANC type of over-ears
  • Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $70
  • and yes, one wired closed over-ear headphone, the JVC HA-RX330 for $5 (up to ten per customer; 90-day Woot warranty)

There’s also a bundle of sorts, the AmazonBasics Gaming Headset with a separate PC desktop mixer, together for $23, up to two per customer, in new condition with a 1-year AmazonBasics warranty to boot. The price is right for accessory cannibalization? (includes one audio and one USB cable) 🙂

Also included in the random audio sale are eight name-brand truly-wireless earphones as follows:

  • two Sony, including the WF-1000X M3 for $70 (Grade A)
  • three “Grade A” from Samsung including the Buds Plus for $45, the Buds LIVE for $65, and the Buds PRO for $100
  • three JBL Tune as well

Then we have two necklace style bluetooth earphone options (Philips ActionFits ($17 to $26) and HyperX Cloud Buds for $32).

Finally, they have four JBL bluetooth speakers of the small to smaller size…

Tuesday: Sennheiser MoFree SE, refurb Airpods 2, Cystereo, JBL, Etc

Everybody loves Raymond Headphones in the Tuesday August 3 (2021) daily deals!

We start at the NewEGG dailies where they have the new condition Sennheiser Momentum FREE, Special Edition, a necklace-style bluetooth earphone going for $50 with free US shipping. Up to five per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg proper…

Next up at the Woot daily deals they have two offers:

+ Grade A refurbished Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case and 90-day Woot warranty for $100; up to two per customer; model MVN2AM/A

+ Cystereo truly wireless earphones (BT 5), two options, $20 or $25

A world of daily deals without JBL is not possible! Case in point, at the Best Buy daily deals they have the JBL “Under Armo(u)r” Project Rock truly-wireless going for $90…

And at Amazon Germany they have a JBL and more headphone sale, prices ranging from 24 to 185 euro…

Saturday: Sennheiser Momentum M2iei In-Ears for $30 w/FS [limit 3]

Curious about the Momentum wired in-ears? Good until Saturday 7/31/21 at 11:59pm pacific time {or earlier if sold out}, NewEgg is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition Sennheiser Momentum M2iei In-Ears for $30 with free US shipping. No promo code needed. Up to three pairs per customer. Sold and shipped by Newegg proper [not iffy marketplace sellers].

This is the nicer looking black/red color scheme with a 3-button remote. It includes a case with some cord-wrapping provision of sorts [judging by the pictures, I haven’t used these]…

Thursday: AirPods PRO for $190, Momentum TW for $110, Etc

Busy audio-related day at the Woot daily deals, running until Thursday 7/8/21 at 11:59pm central time [or earlier if sold out]. How so? Their main daily deal is an inaugural Tech Favorites sale that includes the following audio-related items:

  • new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless for $110 with 2-year Sennheiser warranty (up to three per customer)
  • new condition Apple Airpods PRO true-wireless for $190, with a 1-year Apple warranty (one per customer)
  • JBL portable bluetooth speakers for $68 to $180
  • Yamaha ATS-2090 Soundbar and wireless subwoof for $240
  • JBL Party Box 100 bluetooth party speaker (for all your classical music needs LOL) for $240
  • PADs: refurbished iPhone 12 Mini and PRO and XS Max
  • giant wireless 44,400 mWh powerbank with 90-day warranty for $65

Sennheiser CX 2.00i earphones (iOS) for $15 w/FS

If you like stubby earphones with the iOS button configuration, good until Friday 6/26/21 at 11:59pm eastern, as one of the B&H Photo daily deals you can get the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i earphones for $15 with free US shipping…

While these are not earbuds, they are closer to earbuds than Etymotic triple-flange brain-cell-insertion IEMs 😉

Monday: V-Moda BassFit bluetooth earphones for $50

Second day in a row with a name-brand headphone at the Best Buy dailies, good until Monday 6/21/21 at 11:59pm, they have the V-Moda BassFit necklace-style earhook-style bluetooth earphones going for $50 in two color options…

And starting at 12:01am pacific time at Amazon website the Prime Day festivities will begin. This iteration will last 48 hours, two Prime Days for the price of one 😉

Sunday: Sennheiser M2IEI Momentum In-Ears for $36 w/FS, Apple AirPods PRO for $190, Etc

It is a day of headphones at the various daily deals headlined by Sennheiser once again at the NewEgg daily deals, the new condition wired M2IEI Momentum In-Ears in the black/red color-scheme with the iOS button configuration going for $36 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg with up to five per customer. No promo codes needed for this one…

Also there, you can get a 2-pack of 32GB Samsung microSD cards for $14 with free shipping within the US…

Best Buy comes in with some headphone action at their own daily deals as follows:

+ JBL Under Armour Project Rock truly-wireless for $100

+ SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wired DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Gaming Headset for $160

And some action at the Woot dailies as well, as follows:

+ Apple AirPods Pro for $190, one per customer, 1-year Apple warranty

+ OTM Essentials Stereo USB Headset for $160

PS: don’t forget that tomorrow (Monday June 21 in 2021) is day #1 of the Prime Day 2021 sale-a-bration. I have zero advance notice of the sales, so we’ll all find out together, o/~ together for ever and ever o/~

Friday: Razer Hammerhead iOS in-ears for $20

To the NewEgg daily deals we return, good until Friday 6/17/21 at 11:59pm pacific time you can get the new condition Razer Hammerhead iOS dual-driver in-ears for $20, sold and shipped by a marketplace seller…

Meanwhile at a Samsung sale under “Electronics” at the Woot dailies they have the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds Live truly-wireless going for $95 in two color options. Even though it’s new condition, it only gets a 90-day Woot warranty…

Last but not least, at the Best Buy dailies there is a sale of Blue Yeti headphone x microphone bundles. Blue is now owned by Logitech [purchased three years ago], that’s why you see these as a “Logitech” sale…

Wedn: JVC U-L83R neckband bluetooth/ANC earphones for $24

Meh is back in HeadphoneLandia with their Wednesday daily deal, good until 11:59pm ET of 6/9/21, the new condition JVC U-L83R neckband bluetooth/ANC earphones going for $24. Shipping is extra unless you are a paying Meh member.

V-Moda Forza Metallo bluetooth neckband earphones for $65

V-Moda makes a surprise appearance at the Musician’s Friend daily deal, this offer is good until Thursday 6/3/21 at 8am eastern time. It is the new condition V-Moda Forze Metallo neckband-style bluetooth earphones going for $65 with free US shipping…

Thursday: Motorola Verve bluetooth earphones for $11

Good until Thursday 5/27/21 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] among the current set of B&H Photo daily deals is the new condition Motorola Verve Loop 200 necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $11…

Props to Motorola for using a product name that is close to its functionality (“loop” vs truly-wireless).

Every time I mention Beats someone unsubscribes (LOL) but what can I do, it’s part of the daily deals, infact it is the headliner of the Thursday BEst Buy dailies, the new condition Apple Dr Dre Beats Studio 3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears going for $220 with free US shipping… OR if you want to save more, as of the time of writing, the open-box link over there, below the price [on the right hand side] says open-box prices start at $136 (Satisfactory condition) or $150 (Excellent condition)…

Tuesday: necklace-style bluetooth earphone offers

A couple of budget necklace-style bluetooth earphone offers is the theme among the daily deals for Tuesday May 18 in 2021 as follows:

+ at the Meh deal du jour you can get a 2-pack of iFrogz Sound Hub XD2 dual-driver necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $10 total plus shipping (unless you are a paying Meh-member in which case shipping is free)…

+ almost every day there’s some kind of a headphone offer at the NewEgg dailies but most of the times it is consumer tier some kind of a bluetooth, such as today, where you can get the Anker Soundcore Spirit 2 necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $17 after using the limited time promo code shown over there

+ what I call “necklace-style” (as opposed to neckband) are bluetooth earphones whose cable is an open loop (that ends at the two earpieces) and you hear them hanging on your neck like a necklace [you can of course also wear them reverse-baseball-cap style, with the “necklace” being on your back instead of your chest]

On a contemporaneous note, Tuesday 5/18/21 is Google I/0 2021 day where there might be some audio related Google announcements. You can watch the livestream/repeat YouTube-embedded below…

Speaking of announcements, this week has developed a bit of a free “HD music” subscription upgrade with both Apple and Amazon offering “HD Music” at the same price as their standard ($10/month) music subscription. It will be interesting to see if Google “price matches” this with a Google I/O announcement. Google Play Music is of course dead, and out of its ashes came YouTube Music/Premium/whatever-they-call-it-these-days.