Tuesday: Razer Hammerhead IEMs for $40 to $60 [also lots of storage and memory]

A busy day in the Amazon Gold Box daily deals for Tuesday October 22 in the year of 2019, there’s a big PC Products and Accessories sale that has almost 30 different products. There are two in-ears in this sale, along with lots of storage options for your portable devices but also for your home network and storage!

+ Razer Hammerhead Duo wired in-ears for $40
+ Razer Hammerhead bluetooth sweatproof in-ears (double flange) for $60

+ HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset WITH HyperX Amp USB, together forever [or until you separate them yourself] for $60

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for your DAPs and PADs for $40

+ various external hard drives from 1 to 5TB, along with two NAS options and a “My Cloud” NAS option

+ various computers, monitors and other tech accessories

+ limit two per customer

But WAIT, there’s more! There’s more microSD sales at the daily deals of a couple of other retailers:

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS microSDXC for $45 at Best Buy

+ 128GB G-Skill microSDXC for $13 at NewEgg

UPDATE: and among the chaos of the Gold Box deals I forgot about this: one of the Tuesday Best Buy daily deals is the new condition MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth audio receiver going for $25…

Sunday: B&W C5 Series 2 IEMs for $120

Good for Sunday October 20 in 2019, the Best Buy website, as one of their daily deals, is offering the new condition C5 Series 2 IEMs for $120 with free shipping in the USA or free store pickup where this is available and possible… The earphones average 4.3 out of 5 based on 120 customer reviews at Best Buy…

EU: Beyerdynamic Beat Byrd In-Ears for 25 euro

Not sure where Beyerdynamic gets their ideas for the names of their earphones, but their new condition “Beat Byrd” wired in-ears (no mic/remote) are currently on sale for around 25 euro at Amazon Germany, sold by the official Amazon store over there. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews.

NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth in-ears for $28 w/FS

Good until Tuesday 10/1/19, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth in-ears for $28 with free US shipping in the gun-metal color-scheme. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price for these double-flanged necklace-style IEMs…

Friday: Philips SE-CL-502K Basic In-Ears for $7 w/FS

FRiday on your mind with a budget name-brand earphone. It’s the new condition Philips SE-CL-502/K basic earphone going for $7 with free US shipping by NewEgg actual with up to three per customer. This is in the black color scheme. Per the spartan description over there, this has a 1-button remote/mic upon its cable. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and you get the sale price…

Meanwhile at Woot they have the new condition Beats X bluetooth in-ears (neckband style) going for $70 with free shipping for Prime members in your choice of black or white color-schemes with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year Apple warranty…

Monday: B&W C5 S2 In-Ears for $120

The alternating parade of B&O and B&W headphones continues at the Best Buy website, and for Monday 9/23/19 they are offering the new condition Bower & Wilkins C5 Series 2 in-ears (no bluetooth) for $120 with free store pickup [when/where possible] or free shipping…. These earphones average 4.3 out of 5 based on 120 customer reviews at the Best Buy website…

UPDATE: speaking of Monday daily deals, a trio of Corsair gaming headset are on sale at Amazon GErmany with prices ranging from 36 to 88 euro…

And while we are visiting Amazon Germany, eight different color schemes of the Beats Solo 3 headphones (closed-back, on-ear, bluetooth, W1 technology) are on sale for 140 euro each…

Monoprice HR-3 triple driver IEMs for $35 w/FS

There’s a new sale at the Monoprice website, with free US shipping as of the time of writing, you can get their new condition HR-3 triple driver IEMs for the very specific price of $35.01 with up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price. These IEMs average 4.6 out of 5 based on a soccer team (= eleven) of customer reviews with about as many answered-questions.

Speaking of Monoprice, one of their classic headphones now with bluetooth is back on sale, the new condition 8323 with bluetooth closed-back over-ears go for $24 with free US shipping with up to twenty pairs per customer. I had the original non-bluetooth version and the price was definitely right, however, there is a warning for big heads – despite its over-ear status and despite the fact that the headband extends widely making you look like a 1950s scifi robot, it is not as roomy as it looks. I was able to just barely fit in and I don’t have the biggest of big heads.

IMR Zenith R1 In-Ears for $250 [five filters included]

IMR, not to be confused with Ymir from Attack on Titan is offering their R1 Zenith in-ears for a limited time for $275 with free US shipping at the Massdrop website [yes, they changed their name to the more generic “Drop” but I still prefer “Massdrop” ~ it has more personality].

These are great for tinkerers because you get five audio filters included and each one has a different sound signature. They are described with a sentence each over there under the “Filter Sounds” segment. Trigger warning: the word “lush” is used often 🙂

Also included are seven pairs of eartips, a hard case, two cables for the earphones and the obligatory [although not every single headphones includes it these days] 6.5mm adapters.

Orders will ship in early October 2019 from Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none.

Grab Bag Returns: MEE Audio bluetooth earphones for $25 each

If you like the semi-surprise of “grab bag” style offerings, Massdrop is back with another variant of their MEE Audio “blue box” offering running for the next four days and change (from the time of writing of this post).

You pay $25 (with free US shipping) and for that you are guaranteed to receive one (randomly chosen) earphone from this list:

  • MEE M6B (2019 model)
  • MEE M9B (2019 model)
  • MEE X6 (2018 model)
  • MEE X7 in red

As you may be able to tell from the model names, all four are necklace-style bluetooth earphones. The chances are evenly split in this grab bag, so there’s no statistical favorite. Limit up to ten “blue boxes” per customer.

Prizes “unlock” every few hundred units sold, and if you are one of the lucky few, you will receive the prizes (AKG K7XX, NuForce EDC) instead of the MEEs. Not sure what happens if you don’t want the price and instead you want the actual thing you paid for?

Per the Massdrop website, the selection happens in this fashion:

“Participants will have their order number swirled around in a random number generator that allocates IEMs accordingly”

Sunday: B&W C5 S2 and Beats X In-Ears, 6-ch Marantz head-amp

A trio of headphone-related daily deals is happening on Sunday 9/8/19 as follows, ending at 11:59pm in the timezone of each retailer below (or earlier for any item that manages to run out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 wired in-ears for $120 at Best Buy

+ Marantz Professional RHA6 6-Channel Headphone Amplifier for $75
at B&H Photo

+ Beats X bluetooth earphones (new condition with 1-year Apple warranty) for $70 at Woot Electronics

1More IEM sale: Dual Driver for $25, Triple Driver for $60

The official 1More store at NewEgg is offering two of their popular earphones on sale as part of the NewEgg After Labor sale. They are:

+ Triple Driver IEMs for $60 in the gold/yellow color scheme

+ Dual Driver IEMs for $25

+ limit up to 20 units of each per customer

IF earphones were groceries, the Dual driver goes for $12.50 per kilo driver, while the Triple driver goes for $20 per pound driver 🙂

Tuesday daily deals: B&O H9i, MEE Audio M6 II In-Ears, SoundMagic PL30+, 256GB Samsung microSD, Etc

We have some broader action with the Tuesday daily deals at various websites as follows:

+ at Best Buy, they offer the new condition B&O H9i ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $350 with free shipping or free store pickup (where possible) in the “Natural” color scheme

+ at NewEgg, they want to feed your DAPs and PADs, coupon code 92RDX3 gets you the 256GB Samsung EVO micro SDXC card for $38

+ at the Amazon Headphones Lightning deals, the following recognizable earphones are scheduled to go live during Tuesday:

+ starts 12:10pm ET: Symphonized Wraith 2.0 Wood Bluetooth Over-Ears (price before sale $73; there’s also a $5 off clip-on coupon on the listing)

+ starts 8:55pm ET: MEE Audio M6 PRO 2nd Generation (price before sale $39~)

+ starts 9:10pm ET: SoundMAGIC PL30+ Active Sport In-Ears (price before sale $24)

+ and of course throughout the day, it’s full of truly wireless and necklace (and some neckband) style earphones; oh, there’s also a cat-ears on-ear headphone (presumably for kids (of all ages?)? )

Monoprice Triple Driver IEMs for $30 w/FS

On the budget side of triple driver IEMs, with a reasonable 4.3 out of 5 based on 99 customer reviews, the Monoprice website is offering the new condition Triple Driver IEMs for $30 with free standard US shipping. No coupon needed but it is a limited time sale. It has a 1-button remote/mic and thankfully the “XXX” has been removed from its name 🙂

Speaking of Monoprice, they are offering the new condition M565 planar open over-ears for $170 with free US shipping…

$5 off coupon: Linsoul KZ ZS10 IEMs

When you are logged on to your Amazon account, you can clip a $5 off “green” coupon to your account for various colors and options of the new condition Linsoul KZ ZS10 in-ears, a 5-driver model with four balanced armatures and one dynamic.

They have detachable 2-pin cables. Their prices hover around $50 as of the time of writing depending on color/option. The option is with or without a mic/remote. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 101 customer reviews and they have 21 answered questions…

Monday: Razer Gaming Headsets and Hammerhead in-ears

It’s Razer day at the Woot daily deals for Monday 8/26/19 with a number of gaming products including the following headphone-related items:

+ Hammerhead bluetooth earphones for $60, for iOS for $74
+ these are multiple-flanged, so keep that in mind if you like or don’t like this style of in-ear insertion

+ four over/on-ear headsets ranging from $48 (D.Va Meka) to $120 (Tiamat 7.1 V2) with the Man-O-War TE for $60 and the Kraken Pro V2 for $64 in-between.

All these are new condition with a 2-year Razer warranty.

PS: speaking of gaming, there’s a clearance sale on MSI computers in the “Computers” Woot daily deal…

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…