Sunday: lots of headphones on sale at Amazon Germany

EU shoppers, get your wallets ready! Amazon Germany is having a headphone sale as part of their Sunday daily deals. A total of 22 options are participating, a mix of different types. I’m breaking them down by type:

+ Pioneer S9 bluetooth over-ears for 115 euro
+ Pioneer SE-S3-BT bluetooth on-ears for 44 in different colors
+ Pioneer foldable basic on-ears for 12 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer SE-M521 closed over-ears for 21 euro (with AKG-style headband)

+ Philips BH-305-BK/00 closed on-ears for 60 euro
+ Philips SH-402-BK/00 bluetooth over/on-ears for 40
+ Philips SHK-2000-PK/OO kids headphones with volume control for 14 euro

+ Philips truly wireless for 61 euro

+ Pioneer SE-CH9-T(K) wired in-ears for 70 euro
+ Panasonic RP-TCM-130-E wired in-ears for 10 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer basic wired in-ears for 12 euro in different colros

+ Libratone neckband-style bluetooth earphones for 119 euro

+ Philips UN-102-BK/00 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for 12 euro

+ Pioneer SE-E5T (23 euro) and SE-E7T (53 euro) bluetooth exercise necklace-style earphones

+ Pioneer splashproof wired exercise earphones with earhooks for 13 euro

The sale ends at 11:59pm Amazon Germany time which is six hours ahead of eastern (New York time) if my Time Lord Calculator is correct 😉

Thursday: Samsung U-Flex, MEE BTR, Venax 8e In-Ears, Etc

One of the Woot deals du jour for 5/21/20 is the new condition Samsung U-Flex Wireless neckband-style earphones going for $40 with up to three pairs per customer. They are available in two color-schemes and come with a 1-year Samsung warranty…

Among the Best Buy deals du jour you can get:
+ MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth audio receiver for $23
+ Insignia wired earpod-style earphones for $10

Meanwhile among the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a sale on Venax brand headphones including the M6 in-ears (which include a waterproof little bag) for 8.22 euro. They also have 27~ bluetooth on/over-ears…

Tuesday: KEF Porsche Design Motion One bluetooth earphones for $80

One of the NewEgg deals of the day for Tuesday 5/19/20 is the new condition KEF Porsche Design Motion One bluetooth neckblace-style earphones going for $80 with free shipping, sold by NewEgg actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Anker and its sub-brands can’t stop coming up with new bluetooth headphones of different kinds, and one of them is on sale at Amazon, it’s the new condition Soundcore Liberty Neo truly-wireless going for $33 with free shipping and free returns.

Symphonized NRG wood in-ears for $12

Good until 5/20/20 (or earlier if sold out), we have a new addition to the Woot Garage sale, it’s the new condition Symphonized NRG wood in-ears going for $12 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. A hipster-y little bag [see gallery picture #4] is included along with extra eartip sizes…

Free shipping for Prime members, or $6 flat for calendar day purchases for non-Prime members..

We have a text-and-pictures unboxing of one of the many many variants of the budget Symphonized earphones, it’s the NRG 2.0 wired in-ears. I do not know what the differences are between them all…

Monday: Philips SE-CL5BT ClipWear bluetooth earphones for $14.50 w/FS

Good until Monday 5/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out) is a new kind of exercise bluetooth earphone, it has a built-in clip, which also allows for a larger battery (estimated power of eight hours) it is the Philips SE-CL5BT Clipwear with IPX4 rating going for $14.49 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

PS: the sale price begins at 3am ET on 5/4/20. No promo code needed. NewEgg teases their next-day daily-deals a couple of hours before they go live, that’s why I’m posting it before it went live 🙂

PS: this is an actual clip that clips on to clothes and such. Not to be confused with the KOSS Clip-ONs. Speaking of which, after many years, the left side of my Clip-ONs no longer works 🙁 Time to buy a couple of the Massdrop versions ~ when they come back in-stock that is…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, Woot is offering the new condition Jabra Evolve 75 MS bluetooth on-ears for $140 with free shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat). It includes a charging stand and a 90-day Woot warranty…

Wedn: Focal Sphear S In-Ears for $40, Etc

Earphones is the name of the game for the Wednesday 4/29/20 daily deals today, starting with Woot offering the new condition Focal Sphear S in-ears for $40, in the black color scheme, in new condition but with a 90-day Woot warranty. Free shipping only for Prime members…

Two earphones are offered in the Wednesday NewEgg daily deals as follows:

+ Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $127.50

+ Philips Upbeat bluetooth earphones for $12

Bluetooth Earphones: Creative Outlier ONE V2 with FREE 1st Generation for $40 w/FS

For a limited time, the official Creative (Labs) online US store is offering a FREE first generation Outlier ONE bluetooth earphone set with the purchase of the new condition Version 2 (aka V2). You pay $40 with free US shipping and you get both…

The free item appears AUTOMATICALLY in your shopping cart (after you add the V2 to the shopping cart) while this promotion is running. If you no longer see it in the shopping cart, it means the promotion expired and you won’t receive

Tuesday: AKG N30 In-Ears for $80 w/FS

The official AKG store on NewEgg is offering the new condition AKG N30 in-ears for $80 with free US shipping for Tuesday April 21 in 2020 in the pacific time zone! The headphone is available in black or white. The sale goes live at 12:01am pacific time on Tuesday.

NOTE: I’m writing this about an hour before it goes live, so I don’t know if both colors will be on sale or one of them!

Monday: Fuji Labs Sonique II earphones for $10

This is recurring every few days/weeks at the Newegg deals of the day, so if you miss it on the very important 4/20/20, you will probably find it again in the future. In the meantime, if you are reading this on time, you can get the new condition Fuji Labs Sonique II earphones with an “exercise” hook for $10 with free US shipping, with up to 20 pairs per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by the Fuji Labs store at NewEgg.

They have a mic/remote, and their official “name” is AUFJ-PSQWTS306BK. You don’t need to memorize it, it won’t be on the HeadFi Semester Exams 😉

Monday: Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $45 [also: Tascam, Anker]

Monday April 13 in 2020 comes in with a bluetooth earphone daily deal at the Best Buy website, it is the new condition Jaybird Tarah offered for $45 in the black-metallic-flash color scheme. The other two color schemes remain at the regular price of $100.

This averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews over there, and it’s a fairly small/lightweight necklace-style bluetooth earphone, so it’s not a surprise it has a six hour battery life. These are after all exercise-intended, with that little hook-thing that hooks on the inside of your ear like those Bose StayHear things… [I’m sure there’s a proper name for these but I can’t recall it at this very moment]…

UPDATE: one of the Newegg daily deals is the new condition Anker Soundcore Life 2 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $40 when you enter the limited time promo code 93XPH73 in their shopping cart…

UPDATE #2 good until Friday 4/13/20 at 8am ET, the Musician’s Friend deal of hte day is the new condition Tascam TH-300X closed-back over-ear headphones for $40. These look familiar, they appear to have common ancestry with models sold under some other brands as well (CAD?)…

Thursday: Insignia pod-style bluetooth earphones for $20

Two bluetooth earphones are on sale for Thursday 4/9/20 at the Best Buy deals of the day as follows:

+ Insignia (house brand) for $20; these are more pod-style, not in-ears, not earbuds
+ average 4.2 out of 5 based on nearly 500 customer reviews

+ Taotronics TT-BH069BB ANC for $30
+ average 3 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews

+ also of audio interest, SiriusXM Onyx Plus Satellite Radio Receiver with Home Kit for $45, a couple of remote controls, and an ION Audio projector type of thing for $150.

Speaking of audio related, the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am eastern every day) is the new condition H&A Professional USB Microphone For Podcasting and Studio Recording (with Stand, model HAUPM) going for $50 with free US shipping…

UPDATE: part of the NewEgg daily deals for this day is the new condition Philips UpBeat SHB-2505WT/00 truly wireless going for $38 with free US shipping, sold by NewEgg actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Wedn: FujiLabs Sonique SQ306 II In-Ears for $10

Good until 4/8/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, the Fuji Labs NewEgg online store is offering the new condition FujiLabs Sonique SQ306 II In-Ears for $10 with free US shipping. This is available in two color schemes. They have earhooks of sorts. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

They average 5 out of 5 based on nine customer reviews and they have three answers…

Monday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $18

If you are a fan of the budget stubby Sennheiser earphones (I guess one could theoretically call them in-ears) you have until 11:59pm eastern time on Monday 4/6/20 to get them for $18 with free US shipping at B&H Photo where it’s one of their daily deals. This is available in three options with Apple and Samsung remote options available (select correct listing tabs for that)…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals for this day, the BestBuy dailies offer the JAM Tune neckband bluetooth earphones for $25…

UPDATE #2: Amazon Germany’s dailies go in the ear as well, they have Samsung truly wireless in their Gold Box

Shure’s $50 Bluetooth Upgrade Mail-In offer ends 4/30/20

If you don’t hate mail-in rebate with the passion of one million burning suns, and if you are into the Shure ecosystem, their Bluetooth cable upgrade offer expires on April 30 in 2020.

Now before I continue, I should point out that I do not know whether this is or will be impacted by the Corona delays, so keep that in mind.

Anyway, the offer is this: if you have an existing Shure in-ear with the Bluetooth 4.1 cable, AND you purchase a Shure in-ear with a bluetooth 5.0 cable, then you can submit a mail-in rebate (details on what to send and where at the aforelinked page) and after 8-10 weeks you will receive a $50 mail-in rebate.

This offer includes the previously mentioned Shure SE-215 SI Wireless which go for $79.

PS: if you have the Shure SE-112 which does not have a detachable cable, you’d have to send the whole thing. For the other older SE in-ears with a detachable cable, you only send the bluetooth cable, you keep the in-ears and everything else that came with it.

Shure SE-215 SI with Bluetooth 5.0 Cable and free water bottle (!!!) for $79

In the Fall of 2019, Shure (re)launched a new set of SE-series Sound Isolating earphones, and hearing (pun intended) the call for bluetooth earphones, they have launched the Wireless Noise-Isolating SE-215 in-ears in four different color schemes

These are currently going for $79 with free US shipping at B&H Photo which, for a limited time, includes a free gift, a Shure-branded water bottle (which you can also purchase separately for $10 each). Contrary to rumors heard in some forums, the water bottle is strictly for drinking water, and not for altering the sound signature of the bluetooth signal. Because when passing through water, treble spikes become more mellow 😉

Anyway, the important thing of these in-ears of bluetooth interest is that they come with a detachable bluetooth 5.0 cable with supports most the major CODECs (but not LDAC).

Accessories include eartips, a carrying case, clip, micro-USB cable and a 2-year warranty.

NOTE: that these “with Bluetooth 5.0 cable” models do not come with a wired cable. You have to use your own from previous compatible MMCX models or purchase one if you wish to use them both wired and wireless…

Harman Kardon Soho closed bluetooth on-ears for $60

For a limited time, the official Harman Audio store on NewEgg is offering the new condition closed-back wireless on-ear HK Solo headphones for $60 with free US shipping. No coupon code, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout during this limited time promotion…

UPDATE: part of the same sale, their sister company’s NewEgg Audio store is offering the new condition JBL E25BT bluetooth in-ears for $18 with free US shipping…

Monday: NuForce BE Sport3 for $15, Jaybird Run XT Sport TW for $50

Two retailers have bluetooth earphone daily deals for Monday 3/30/20 running until 11:59pm local time (local of the retailer, eg B&H Photo is East Coast, Best Buy is midwest/central, Amazon is pacifica)…

At B&H Photo, you can get the new condition Nu Force BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $15 in the gun-metal color-scheme OR if you want to stock up or give away, you can get a 4-pack for $40 (making it $10 per pair)…

At Best Buy, you can get the new condition Jaybird Run XT Sport truly wireless earphones for $50…

I don’t have the “XT Sport” but we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the Jaybird Run truly wireless, the only truly wireless I truly have 🙂

Pictured below is the packaging of the Jaybird Run, not the “Run XT Sport” that is on sale…

Massdrop Warehouse Sale includes BGVP DM6 IEMs for $150, MiniMic for $12 [also: $25 off $200+ orders]

Massdrop is having a Warehouse Sale featuring two pages of products they offer. The sale price is the one you see reflected there BUT if your warehouse order total is $200+, you will get a $25 off automatic discount.

Of the items offered, there are two audio products, the new condition BGVP DM6 IEMs [touch-typing “BGVP” is hard!] going for $150 while the new condition Massdrop MiniMic goes for $12.

Remember you can get to $200+ with multiple units of the same item, you don’t have to buy one of each item…

Etymotic ER4 IEMs for $250 (SR or XR) [MD]

IF you are fond of the Etymotic ER4-SR or ER4-XR in-ears with those Etymotic customary multi-flanges, they are currently on offer for the next two days and change [from blog-posting time] at the Massdrop website for $250 with free US shipping per pair.

They will ship in late April 2020. You can select in the shopping cart which one you want (or you can get them both of course). They come with a 2-year warranty per the listing over there…

FOCAL Spark wired in-ears for $31 [blue only]

Woot is getting more organized these days (or I should say less chaotic), they even group products they offer by category. And in the headphone category we find the new condition blue color scheme of the wired FOCAL Spark In-Ears going for just under $31 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 for non-members [everything you buy during the calendar day in the Texas time zone]…

IT comes with a 90-day Woot warranty and up to ten per customer. It is only available in blue…

Woot Audio sale includes refurbished Jaybird bluetooth earphones (F2: $20, X2: $25)

Woot Plus is running an Audio sale until the end of March 2020, and among them they have two refurbished Jaybird bluetooth earphones. The Freedom 2 goes for $20, while the Jaybird X2 (with the earfins) goes for $25. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten of each per customer at the sale price…

The sale also includes various Beats and Cowin headphones, the Zoom H4n PRO recorder for $176, and other assorted audio items…

Westone WX earphone w/BT cable for $50 [ends Mon 8am ET]

The Musician’s Friend deal of the day ending by Monday 3/23/20 at 8am eastern time is the new condition Westone WX single driver earphone with a bluetooth cable going for $50 with free US shipping. Offer ends earlier if sold out. 8% membership rewards (free to join if you are not already a member)…

Wedn: Audio T. ATH-CKR-55-BT bluetooth earphones for $20

Did bluetooth kill the wired star? You will find plenty of debates of this in various audio-related forums and websites, and you may also be able to sing that question to the tune of “Video Killed the Radio Star” but in the meantime, good until 3/4/20 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Audio Technica ATH-CKR-55-BT bluetooth earphones for $20 with free US shipping in your choice of black or blue color scheme…

This is a new arrival with no customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Westone Adventure Alpha Cross-Over In-Ears for $69

Good for a very limited time, Adorama is offering the new condition Westone Adventure Alpha Cross-Over In-Ears for $69 with free US shipping. The price you see is the price you pay while this short-running promotion is live…

No, they won’t cross over like Iverson, but they do cross over your ear 🙂

Ultimate Ears PRO Universal IEMs for $720 to $1795

We forgot about Dre, and we forgot about MassDROP! Running for the next one day and change, they are offering the new condition universal Ultimate Ears PRO IEMs line-up with free US shipping and returns. A total of five models are available with prices ranging from $720 to $1795 plus you have the option to get Specialty Faceplates (which range from $100 to $200) for free ~ or you can get the standard solid or translucent. Your choice!

The five options are:

  • UE 7 PRO for $720
  • UE Reference Remasters for $795
  • UE 11 PRO for $920
  • UE 18+ PRO for $1120
  • UE Live for $1795

They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Orders will get shipped from Massdrop in early March 2020, so not that bad of a wait (considering some of the other wait times). But definitely not for the “Prime Impatient” (TM)…

PS: Ultimate Ears are owned by Logitech, which is building up its audio-related portfolio, they even scooped up Blue Mic

Wedn: NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $15 [or buy 4 for $50 total]

Good until 11:59pm eastern time on Wednesday January 29 in 2020, B&H Photo is offering, as one of their deals du jour, the new condition silver-gunmetal color scheme of the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones (of the exercise kind) for $15 with free US shipping… But wait, there’s more! You can buy a 4-pack of them for $50, making it $12.50 per pair. After all, we are less than 11 months away from Christmas, so it’s never too early to start stocking up on gifts 😉

This is a double-flange earphone and has an earhook, thus increasing its “exercise street cred” 🙂 It averages 4 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews over there but it has just a 3.5 to 1 ratio of 5-stars vs 1-star, a statistical sign of potential trade-offs. Ideally one wants to see a ratio of 10:1 or better. That’s of course assuming other things equal, eg some products may have unusual or confusing features that the average consumer does not get or cannot be bothered, so they get the 1-star treatment when it’s more of a user error/misunderstanding. Or a product gets hyped in forums, magazines, social media or by celebrities, and its raining 5-stars even from people who haven’t opened the box yet 😉

GeekSquad certified refurbished Apple/Beats headphones (33 options)

Best Buy is having a sale on Geek Squad certified refurbished Apple and Beats headphones including in-ears, truly wireless and over and on ears. A total of 33 options are available.

When you expand the Specifications area on an individual eligible product, you will see that they come with a 90-day warranty, which factors in the price BUT as usual, be sure to price-check any items whose price-ranges you are not familiar with…

Powerbeats 3 bluetooth eaprhones for $80 [limit 3]

It is $90 as a Best Buy daily deal, but Amazon actual has managed to outdo them, it’s the red-black color scheme of the new condition Power Beats 3 bluetooth earphones going for $80 with free US shipping and up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. The other two colors go for $90…

This is an “organic” Amazon price, so I have no clue if/when it will change. The earphones average 3.6 out of 5 based on nearly 3800 customer reviews and they have a rather low 2:1 5-star to 1-star ratio. Ideally you want to look at products with a 10:1 or better ratio. If nothing else, this should convince you to read reviews and forums and such before buying…

Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $50

If you are looking for name-brand exercise bluetooth earphones, the new condition Jaybird Tarah is also participating in the Cyber Black festivities, on sale for $50 per pair in new condition in different colors at B&H Photo and Amazon (Where the black/flash color scheme already sold out) and Best Buy

AKG Cyber Monday sale: N90Q for $600, N5005 for $500, N40 for $145 and more

The official AKG online store is having its own Cyber Monday sale and among their offers they have:

+ AKG N90Q noise cancelling reference over-ears for $600

+ AKG N5005 Reference in-ears for $500

+ AKG N40 in-ears for $145

+ N20 NC (ANC) in-ears for $88

+ open-back K702 for $179, K712 PRO for $269

+ closed-back K553 Mark II for $89

+ good old semi-open K240 for $44, K240 II for $71

+ they also have headphone bundles with AKG microphones

Mon: Sennheiser CX2.00 In-Ears for $20

Good until Monday 12/2/19 until 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo is offering as one of their deals du jour the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00 earphones for $20 with free US shipping in your choice of iOS and Android in-cable remote buttons. They average 4 out of 5 based on just eight customer reviews…

And starting at 4pm ET, they are going to have a limited time (“flash deal”) running only for a few hours on the new condition Tascam TH-MX2 mixing headphones (closed-back over-ear of course). Their price before the sale is $33. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 40+ customer reviews…

Speaking of B&H Photo, their various Cyber Monday 2019 offers are now live and waiting for your e-wallets 🙂

EU: Sennheiser Free Bluetooth in-ears for 80 euro

For EU shoppers (and beyond depending on taxes, customs and shipping fees), Amazon Germany is offering for a limited time the new condition Free bluetooth in-ears for 80 euro in the black/red color scheme with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

EU: AmazonBasics budget earphones for 3 euro

On the very budget side of things, Amazon Germany is offering for a limited time as part of their Black Friday festivities a sale on various of their housebrand Amazon Basics products and one of them is this little red budget earphone going for just 3 euro per pair with up to six pairs per customer. They have a 1-button remote and mic. Only the red color is on sale. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on six customer ratings…

UPDATE: speaking of Amazon Germany, they are having a Sony audio sale and that includes:

+ WH-XB700 “Extra Bass” bluetooth on-ears for 85 euro in two color options

+ MDR-ZX310 closed on-ears for 13 euro
+ from my experience, this and the ZX100 sound as if they were tuned in a modestly loud coffee shop; I would recommend them as a coffee shop headphone; not so good when it’s quiet

Big Massdrop BF sale (21 options; more coming): DT1770, PortaPro X, ATH-AD/A, HE-4XX, Liquid, Noble, Etc

Massdrop is having a Big Black Friday sale with 21 headphone-related products participating. More are coming later on Black Friday as they have teased a Sennheiser HD 6XX (price before sale $220) sale as well.

Meanwhile the offers that are live right now at Massdrop include:

+ Koss Porta PRO X edition for $25 [nom nom!!!]
+ Beyerdynamic DT1770 closed over-ears for $380
+ Hifiman HE-4XX planars for $130 ($160 for EU)
+ Mr Speakers Ether CX for $700

+ Audio Technica ATH series sale
+ AD-500X for $60
+ AD-1000X for $250
+ A-1000Z for $250
+ A-2000Z for $400
~ AD = open, A = closed

+ Noble X universal IEMs for $125
+ Noble Luxe iems for $50
+ Cardas EM=5813 IEMs for $100
+ NuForce EDC IEMs for $40, EDC3 for $80

+ MEE X10 truly wireless with bluetooth 5.0 for $40
+ Nuforce Stride bluetooth necklace style in-ears for $55

+ Sennheiser PC37X gaming headset for $90 ($130 for EU)
+ Koss GMR-54X-ISO for $40

+ Liquid Carbon X DAC/amp for $250 ($350 for EU)
+ Liquid Carbon X CAvalli for $200

Monoprice Triple Driver IEMs for $28 w/FS

In addition to the just posted Monolith sale, there is also a Monoprice non-Monolith headphone sale and the headliner of this lot is the new condition Triple Driver In-Ears with a 1-button remote and mic combo going for $28 with free standard US shipping, with up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 102 customer reviews…

And that’s it for Monoprice deals for this week ~ unless something even better comes along of course 🙂

UPDATE: how could I forget? The bluetooth version of an all-time classic, the 8323 closed-back over-ears with apt-X is on sale for $20 with free US shipping with up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price. I had the non-bluetooth and it’s definitely worth the price ~ however it’s not as big as it looks (for those with really big heads) and fully extended, you look like one of those robots from the 50s scifi movies ~ at least they are not silver 🙂