Thursday (starts 9:20am ET): HifiWalker A1 and A2 Gold Box offers

If you are a fan of the Hifi Walker brand and want to get them with Amazon Prime shipping (instead of waiting for the tall chi-fi ships to arrive), then today, Thursday August 22 in 2019 there are two Gold Box Lightning Deals scheduled on them as follows:

+ starts 9:20am ET: Hifi Walker A1 in-ears
+ price before the sale is $24~

+ starts 9:40am ET: Hifi Walker A2 in-ears
+ price before the sale is $23~

Tin Audio T3 IEMs for $60 [MD]

I’ve fallen behind on the latest Massdrop offerings, and since I can’t post them all at once, I’m starting with something small (in-ears) and reasonably priced ($60) and popular with Massdrop shoppers (over 2,500 units sold). It is the new condition Tin Audio T3 IEMs going for $60 with free US shipping.

IT comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and will ship in late August from Massdrop. This has MMCX connectors.

Now shipping: Monoprice multi-driver IEMs including the Quintet

The “Driver Wars” did not fail to gain traction at the Monoprice website and now they have up to five drivers in their latest in-ears. The Quintet (five drivers per side as the name suggests) goes for $80, the Quartet goes for $60, and the Trio goes for $50.

That’s about $16 per driver because headphone drivers are just like buying groceries by the pound or storage by the gigabyte 🙂

These have a detachable cable and they are new enough they don’t have any customer reviews on the Monoprice website. This is the first time I’ve heard of these, so I know nothing Jon Snow about them 🙂

Speaking of which, this is a handy link, it shows the last new products to hit the Monoprice online store. This is all products, not audio-related only…

Monday (starts 6:49pm ET): TIN T2 PRO IEMs lightning deal

Speaking of lightning deals, starting at 6:09pm ET they are gonna have an offer on the new condition Tin Audio T2 PRO in-ears. There are three different models on the same listing, so it’s possible the others may also be on sale, or maybe one of the others is on sale instead. Unfortunately the Gold Box teasers are not very deterministic in situations where there are multiple models on the same root listing.

Note also that the T2 PRO has a $3 off clip-on coupon on its product page which should be stackable with the lightning deal discount. You have to be logged on to your Amazon account in order to clip the coupon to your Amazon account.

Starting at the same time they’ll have a lightning deal on a 2019 TaoTronics ANC/bluetooth combo headphone which goes for $70 before the sale. It is available in three different color schemes… I’m not familiar with all these new budget ANC/bluetooth combos, so be sure to check reviews and forums and such if you are not already familiar with them…

Monday (starts 12:49pm ET): KZ ES4 Lightning Deal

If you are a fan of the way KZ is doing in-ears and you don’t want to wait for a few weeks for these to arrive from China, starting at 12:49pm ET on Monday 8/19/19, there will be a lightning deal on the KZ ES4 in-ears at Amazon USA. Note that there are multiple options on the listing: different colors and with/without a microphone. We do not know ahead of time which one(s) of the options will be the lightning deal, so be sure to check the various options or go through the headphone tag in the Amazon Gold Box to find it quickly…

Monday (EU): Sony and Anker Headphone sale

It is Sony day at the Amazon Germany Gold Box or as the cool kids in Germany like to call it, the Ange Bote 😉 Among the Sony products on sale they have the following headphones on sale for Monday August 19 in 2019:

+ ZX-310 closed on-ears for 15 euro
+ I had this headphone in my to-go bag for a while, I swear this must have been tuned in a moderately busy coffee shop because it sounds very serviceable there but when you listen to it in a quiet place, it sounds quite un-audiophile

+ ZX-330BT bluetooth on-ears for 39 euro

+ MDR-XB950N1 ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears for 90 euro two color options

+ WH-H900N ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears for 160 in three color options
+ yes, Sony has a multi-tier approach for their ANC/bluetooth combos

BUT that’s not all. When you further scroll through the daily deals, there’s also a combo Anker and Soundcore sale. Soundcare is an Anker sub-brand because it sounds more audio-ish than Anker? Anyway, their offerings for Monday:

+ Soundcore Life2 closed bluetooth over-ears for 38 euro

+ Soundcore Spirit X exercise bluetooth earphones for 25 euro
+ Anker SoundBuds slim bluetooth earphones for 21 euro

+ Soundcore Liberty truly wireless earphones for 60 euro
+ mono wireless headset for 12 euro

+ and of course the obligatory handful of portable bluetooth speakers

Wedn: PowerBeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $70

Good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday August 14 in 2019, at B&H Photo, you can get the new condition PowerBeats 3 bluetooth earphones, part of their “Neighborhood Collection” in the asphalt gray color scheme, going for $70 with free US shipping…

1More Piston Fit in-ears for $10 [four colors]

On the budget side of things, four different color schemes of the new condition 1More Piston Fit in-ears are down to $10 by Amazon actual and you can buy as many as you want. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 130+ customer reviews. They have a single button remote with a mic. Some of the colors look nice in the pictures (blue, pink) but I haven’t seen them in person, so YMMV…

Speaking of 1More, their new condition Dual Driver in-ears are on sale for the very specific price of $32.40 in the black color scheme. These average 3.8 out of 5 based on nearly 200 customer reviews BUT the reviews of the dual-driver and single-driver are grouped together, so you have to dig into the customer reviews to see which one is for which…

Sony WI-C310 bluetooth earphones for $28

Singing the same MAP song, many authorized Sony dealers have dropped the price of the new condition WI-C310 bluetooth earphones in different color schemes to $28 for the duration of this promotion, eg amazon.com with its many marketplace sellers…

AmazonBasics Fitness bluetooth earphones for $16 [limit 3]

On the budget side of things, under Amazon’s very own “AmazonBasics” brand, you can get the new condition Fitness bluetooth earphones (necklace style) for $16 in the green-black color scheme with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Two of the four colors are gone, so this might be a product heading for discontinuation. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 130 customer reviews and it has 30 peer-answered questions. The review score average and the distribution pattern of stars suggest a product with multiple trade-offs, so be sure to read upon it before buying…

Starts Mon 2:45pm ET: KZ ES4 In-Ear Lightning Deal

If you are a fan of the KZ earphones but don’t want to wait for them to arrive from China, the Amazon Gold Box features them occasionally on lightning deals. One such case happens today (Monday 7/29/19) at 2:45pm eastern time, it is the new condition KZ ES4 In-Ears. Their price before the sale is $19 for the linked-to option BUT I do not know which one(s) of the colors and mic/no-mic combinations will be participating in the lighting deal. The only way to know is to be there when they go live…

These also have small (single figure) discount co-promotions when you page-down to their “Special offers and product promotions” on the individual Amazon product pages of the KZs.

This offer appears to be sold by marketplace seller “Yinyoo Audio” with the orders getting fulfilled by Amazon ~ so free 2-day Prime shipping or the usual $29+ free shipping.

PS: as I am slowly getting up to speed with more regular postings, this is a good time to start thinking what type of deals and coverage you’d like to see more of on this blog! Think about and please feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts…

IF you don’t want your comments to be made public, simply write so in the comment (eg “don’t post this”). All comments are moderated, so nothing goes live unless it gets manually approved…

1More IEM sale: Piston Fit for $10, Dual Driver for $32

If you are a fan of the Pistons [no, not the Detroit Pistons ~ unless they go for a co-branding campaign)], the new condition 1More Piston Fit in-ears are on sale for $10 per pair in four different color options by Amazon actual. These earphones average 3.9 out of 5 based on 130+ customer reviews and they have 18 answered questions…

PS: in other 1More action, their dual-driver IEMs are on sale for the very specific price of $32.40… They average 3.8 out of 5 with nearly 200 customer reviews to their credit…

Symphonized NRG premium wood in-ears for $13

If you are fond of some wood in your earphones, the new condition Symphonized NRG Premium wood in-ears are on sale for $13 to $14 in three different color schemes with the orders fulfilled by Amazon and sold by the Symphonized Amazon store.

They average 4.1 out of 5 based on over 8300 customer reviews and have 450+ peer-answered questions. These are frequently featured in lightning deals, but this is longer-term sale, it doesn’t have a 6-hour ticking clock attached to it…

In other Symphonized action, their new condition GLXY Premium wood in-ears go for $12~ to $13~ per pair depending on the color scheme. These average 3.9 out of 5 based on 640 customer reviews and they have just 36 answered questions…

PS: I don’t have this particular model, but Symphonized has many similar options. We have here a text and pictures unboxing of their NRG 2.0 model…

Sennheiser Momentum BeFree SE Bluetooth Earphones for $150

If you are looking for necklace-style bluetooth earphones, the new condition Sennheiser Momentum BeFREE special edition model is on sale at the moment for $150 with free US shipping by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, so the price is such until it changes at an unspecified time in the future.

This is a new release, it first got added to Amazon in June 2019. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 7 customer reviews…

Starts 12pm ET: KZ ES4 Earphone Lighting Deal

If you like chasing Gold Box lightning deals, per the schedule posted over there, starting at 12pm eastern today (Tuesday 7/23/19) they will have a lightning deal on the KZ ES4 earphones.

There are multiple colors and options (without or with mic/remote), and we don’t know ahead of time which one(s) will be on sale. The price before sale is $20 for the model pointed out to in the Gold Box, BUT sometimes it points to the “root option” of the listing, and not the one that would actually go on sale.

If you don’t want to dig into the color options, you can look for it at the Headphones lightning deals (currently five pages of them)…

In comparison, these go for round $15 at Gear Best, while the situation is a bit too chaotic to quickly figure it out at AliExpress

Westone WX In-Ears w/bluetooth cable for $60

Good until Monday 7/22/19 at 8am eastern time, the Musician’s Friend deal of the day is the new condition Westone WX in-ears with a bluetooth cable going for $60 with free US shipping.

Free Truly Wireless with Hifi Walker A1 or A2 In-Ears purchase [USA and Europe parallel offers]

UPDATE #2: this offer is also available at Amazon USA for the Hifi Walker A2 in-ears for $23. Simply add this with the truly wireless in the shopping cart and enter the promo code if needed. You will find the offer further down the “Special offers and product promotions” section of the product page.

The offer is also available on the new condition Hifi Walker A1 in-ears for $23~.

The prices of these earphones may fluctuate, the free “truly wireless” promotion is independent of the earphone prices…

Amazon Germany below
It’s bundle time! For a limited time, at Amazon Germany, when you purchase the new condition Hifi Walker A1 in-ears for 28 euro, you can also add to cart for FREE the new condition Walker T1 Truly Wireless in your choice of color scheme. The discount happens automatically in the shopping cart while this promotion is running… Expiration time unknown (to me)…

UPDATE: the same offer is also available if you purchase the new condition Hifi Walker A2 in-ears for 27 euro, you can also add to cart for FREE the new condition Hifi Walker A2 in-ears… I do not know what’s the difference between the A1 and A2 IEMs…

To get this offer, locate the “Promotional message” section in the upper middle of the product page. Screenshot below to make it easier for you to locate it:

Massdrop sale until July 19: Noble Luxe IEM for $67, X Universal IEM for $167, MEE Planamic, Cavalli, Etc

Good until July 19 in 2019, Massdrop is running their own Prime Deals which have nothing to do with Amazon Prime and anyone can buy them ~ they don’t check for Amazon ID at the door 🙂 The sale items are:

+ Massdrop X Noble Luxe In-Ears for $67

+ Massdrop X Noble X universal IEMs for $167

+ Massdrop X MEE Audio Planamic In-Ears for $97

+ Massdrop X Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X amp for $199

+ Massdrop Vast 35-inch curved gaming monitor for $401

What do they all have in common? A “Massdrop X” product so Massdrop can do as they please with them 🙂

Used 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $40 [Prime Deal]

Prime members had a chance to get the 1more Triple Driver in-ears for $60 in new condition, but if you prefer a lower price and don’t mind used, you can get it for around $40 in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. These are much discussed/hype in-ears in an ever-growing sea of options coming in from all directions 🙂 This too is for Prime members thanks to an in-cart discount…

MEE M6B bluetooth earphones for $19 [Prime]

Another Prime-members-only offer has gone live, it’s a six hour lightning deal good until 2pm eastern (or earlier if sold out), the new condition MEE M6B bluetooth earphones going for $19. Note that the listing is a mix of this and on-ear headphones, so if you are reading customer reviews and questions-answered make sure they are referring to this actual product and not the on-ears…

Used Etymotic ER3SE In-Ears for $86 [Prime]

More discounting at Amazon Warehouse Deals for Prime members, it is the Etymotic ER3-SE in-ears in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) going for $86~ with free shipping. There’s only one listing of this, so if you are interested, don’t sleep on it.

Shure Prime Deals: SE-215-BT for $104, SE-425-BT for $210, SE-535-BT for $350, SE-846-BT for $699

Are you …sure you want to buy some Shure in-ears? If you are sure about Shure, AND you are a Prime member (or don’t object to starting a 30-day free trial, then you can head on over to the Prime Day PRO Audio sale where you will find the following “bluetooth” Shure in-ears on sale in various colors:

+ SE-215 for $104
+ SE-425 for $210
+ SE-535 for $350
+ SE-846 for $699

The cables are detachable. The SE-215 comes with a bluetooth cable only, but the higher models including both the bluetooth cable and a 3.5mm cable which can be switched physically to work with iOS or Android button presses.

Check reviews because some of them don’t have as high of a review score as their older pre-bluetooth models had. (I have no idea what the issues are, I’m merely looking at the numbers).

A number of other accessories are also included with the higher models…

Sennheiser Momentum Free SE bluetooth earphones for $150 [Prime Deal]

More Prime action, this time from Sennheiser, they are offering their new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free special edition necklace-style bluetooth earphones [gosh, the names are getting longer and longer] for $150 with free shipping if you are a Prime member… IF you are not a Prime member, you have to add it to the shopping cart in order to get a “reveal” of the Prime Deal price…

For all the action, check the Prime Day Gold Box, and given the volume of deals for these two days, the time you spend digging around, the more interesting deals you may find…

Prime Only: 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $60

Another Prime Day offer for members, you can get the new condition 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $60 with free shipping if you are a member. This is the silver color scheme… The bluetooth version is not a Prime deal but it goes for $83~ on its own…

Or if you prefer something bluetooth but more budget and are the curious want-to-try-new-brands, TCL is offering their new condition SOCL100BT bluetooth earphones (necklace style) for $20 in four different color schemes for PRIME members…

While we are at it, here are a couple of other audio-related Prime Day offerings:

+ Sony PSLX300USB USB Stereo Turntable for $80

+ Buy SONOS Get Amazon Gift Card up to $100 depending on purchase. There are four options in this sale

Monday: JBL Reflect Mini 2 bluetooth earphones for $30 AC

NewEgg.com is also having its very own Pseudo-Prime sale and of those offers that have been unlocked as of the time of writing they are offering the new condition JBL Reflect Mini 2 necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $30 with free shipping AFTER you enter promo code EMCFTCUA36 in the shopping cart over there. But in order to do that, you must give them your email address (or be already logged-in with a NewEgg account). Free to join, it’s just the peculiarities of their marketing and/or because of MAP pricing?

Thursday: Anker SoundBuds Slim+ bluetooth earphones for $22

Thursday is right here waiting for you with an Anker themed sale as one of the Woot daily deals, and of headphone interest, they have the new condition Anker SoundBuds Slim+ bluetooth necklace-style earphones offered for $22 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for all calendar-day purchases…

They come with a 1-year Anker warranty and you can buy up to ten pairs per shopping cart at the sale price. They promise IPX-5, Bluetooth 4.1, and up to seven hours playtime. Picture #7 in the gallery over there shows the complete package, multiple different eartips, a general-use zippered earphone case, a charging cable, and a couple of trinkets (carabiner, shirt clip).

Of DAP, DAC and Amp interest, they have a 20,000 PowerBank, and a USB-C charger, along with a couple of bluetooth speakers, and other assorted accessories…

NOTE also that this week is Woot’s birthday week, they turn fifteen, and they have various sale-a-brations throughout the week. But I have no advance notice of what will be offered when and at which price, so YMMV…

Wednesday: Powerbeats 3 (Neighborhood) for $75

We learn new things every day. For example, Apple-Beats have a “Neighborhood Collection” as part of their Powerbeats3 bluetooth earphone line-up and the Asphalt Grey and the Turf Green color schemes are on sale for $75 with free US shipping as a Wednesday 7/10/19 deal of the day at B&H Photo… They do have the Apple W1 chip, of great interest if you have i-Devices with W1 support…

Used (Open Box) Focal Spark in-ears for $25

This is not one of the FOCAL headphones that are generating a lot of forum/audiophile buzz, but they are FOCAL branded nonetheless, the Spark wired in-ears, they are currently available in “Used – Like New” Open-Box condition for $25 in the black and silver color schemes by authorized dealer Gramophone (a B&M A/V dealer in Maryland [Gary Williams NOT included]) through Amazon Warehouse Deals… They are fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible)…

Used Hifiman RE-400a In-Ears for $22

If you want to try out the Hifiman RE-400 series of earphones but don’t want to pay new condition money or risk too much because of Hifiman’s quality control issues, then one option is the Way of the Used because Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) has the RE-400a in-ears (the “a” for Android buttons) going for $22~ in “Used – Very Good” condition. These are sold by AWD actual, not iffy used marketplace sellers…

SoundMAGIC EH11M Clip for $10 w/FS

We cover the whole spectrum frequency range of headphone deals on this blog, you can go from the single-figure to the flagship in-between two posts. But in this case, we have a “$10 shipped” option, with four units available, it is the new condition SoundMAGIC EH11M Clip going for $10 with free US shipping by Adorama on Amazon

The name Clip is because they clip on the ears, but they are not clip-on like the good old Koss KSC-75. They have a mic/remote and come with multiple eartips and a little pouch…

Jaybird Freedom 2 bluetooth earphones for $45 to $50

Dell is running their own 4th of July sales, and among them they have two variations of the Jaybird Freedom bluetooth earphones, the Jaybird Freedom 2 with SpeedFit for $45, and the non-speed-fit going for $50 with free US shipping. This is a limited time sale. Coupon code not needed…

PS: in case you missed it, Logitech purchased Jaybird a few years ago, but they also purchased Blue Microphones last year, and many years ago they had purchased Ultimate Ears. And they may have purchased other audio-related companies while I wasn’t paying attention 🙂

EU: Sennheiser CX 300S Stumpy In-Ears for 40 to 41 euro

Sennheiser itself had a mini big bang of new consumer-tier headphones and among them is the return of the dreaded “S” (dreaded because in englishes a final “s” indicates plural ~ making conversations and searches more complicated than necessary). The stumpy CX 300 II barely-in-ears have now been replaced with the CX 300S, and at Amazon Germany the white color scheme is down to 40 euro and the red (“rot” in german) is down to 41 euro.

Their default prices are 50 euro at amazon.de, and $50 USD at amazon.com.

PS: “stumpy” is not (yet?) a headphone technical term ^_^

Freshebuds bluetooth earphones for $20

Especially of interest if you have Stacksocial store credits and/or coupons, they are currently offering the new condition Freshebuds bluetooth earphones (necklace style) for $20. Shipping is extra. You earn a $1 store credit for every $25 in purchases. All sales are final and they ship in mid-July 2019. They have over 270 customer ratings at Stacksocial but they don’t have written reviews like Amazon. You just see a “visual average” of their rating.

Stacksocial only carries a self-curated type of a headphone collection so it’s a bit of a “box of chocolates”…

Monoprice sale w/FUSS: M650 Open Over-Ears $120, Mega Tube Amp for $340, MP10 IEMs for $8, Etc

All the offers mentioned in this post below include free standard US shipping as of the time of writing of this post…

Monoprice is running another headphone-related sale with a variety of products, big and small. From small earphones to boulder-sized amplifiers 🙂

+ speaking of which, the Monolith Tube Headphone amplifier with ESS Sabre DAC is going for $340

+ Monolith M650 open-back over-ears for $120
+ the M600 and M650 are not planar-magnetic; you are correct, the model names are an “homage” to certain “Heiser” headphones ^_^

+ metal headphone stand for $18

+ MP-10 in-ears for $8
+ yes, despite the low price, you still get free standard US shipping while this promotion is running ~ after all IEMs can ship easily and don’t take up lots of space and can probably be shipped easily even with USPS first class mail [only guessing here, I have no clue how they will ship these]

+ Retro over-ears for $22.49
+ you are correct if it reminds you of a certain Superlux/Samson headphone 🙂

+ Monoprice 8323 with bluetooth for $23
+ the good old model now with bluetooth (and apt-X). I haven’t seen this new model but I had the 8323 and larger heads were not an easy fit. It also expands a bit strangely on your head, so if you are image-conscious note that when you are using it at coffee shops and libraries and such

PS: “FUSS” = Free US shipping and handling…

Tin Hifi P1 In-Ears for $149 w/FUSS [MD]

It’s tin time! No, not Tiny Tim and no, not the metal. It’s the Tin Hifi P1 in-ears, offered for the next four days and change for $149 with free US shipping at the members-only but free-to-join shopping club that is Massdrop. Now of course renamed to just Drop.

They have a removable MMCX cable, come with a 1-year warranty and include eight pairs of eartips [do y’all have a system on how to organize the various eartips included in the various in-ears???]. Orders will ship from Massdrop in late July 2019.