Sunday Daily Deals: $23 Truly Wireless, B&O H9i, Razer Electra V2

It’s headphone day in some of the Sunday 5/12/19 daily deals. First up, there’s two of them at the Best Buy deals du jour, headlined by the new condition Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H9i closed-back over-ear ANC + bluetooth going for $400 with free shipping… Also there, they have the Razer V2 Electra wired gaming headset for $35…

And at Woot Sellout, the new condition AirTaps truly-wireless earphones are on sale for $23 with free shipping for Prime members [you have to connect your Prime account with your Woot account ~ a one-time exercise]. They come with a 90-day woot warranty…

The offers expire at the end of the calendar day (11:59pm) at the local time of each retailer, eg Amazon is Pacific, Woot is Central, etc. Sometimes they may sellout ahead of time, in which case you may not be able to order them…

EU: FREE Huawei FreeBuds Lite with P30 Lite purchase

Amazon Germany is having another promotion, this one from Huawei, you get their FreeBuds Lite for FREE when you purchase the Huawei P30 Lite for 369 euro. Despite the name, the “FreeBuds Lite” are not earbuds, but truly wireless earpod-style.

NOTE that you have to claim the free FreeBuds (they are not usually free, it’s just their name) from a Huawei website. They will NOT be included with the P30 Lite purchase from Amazon.de. Details and terms and conditions at the bottom of the aforelinked page…

Saturday: Jaybird Run True Wireless for $130

The headliner among the Best Buy deals du jour for Saturday 3/30/19 is the new condition Jaybird Run True Wireless offered for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available…

As fate would have it, we have a text & pictures unboxing of these truly-wireless.

I’m planning to plan how to start posting more content (unboxings, reviews, new headphone talk, etc), but I’m still in the planning stages 🙂

Wedn: used Sony WF-1000X truly wireless for $60

This is a used listing that is backed by a 90-day Woot warranty, running over there, until Wednesday 13-MAR-2019 at 11:59pm central time, you can get in “used – like new” condition the Sony WF-1000X truly wireless earphones for $60 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat calendar-day shipping for non-Prime members. Two color options are available (black or gold).

Thursday: Bose SoundSport wired earphones for $50

Two days in a row now with a headphone-related daily deal at the Best Buy website, this time, for the last day in February 2019 [yep, two months are already gone from 2019, that’s 1/6th of the year gone BYE-BYE], it is the new condition Bose Soundsport wired earphones going for $50 with free shipping or free store pickup when that’s possible/available…

This is an older Bose style, they are neither earbuds, nor in-ears in the true sense of the word. There is a speaker-ish protrusion that breaks the plane of the ear canal, however, they don’t have the squishy eartip that forms a seal. The plus side is that they are more comfortable for people who have issues traditional in-ears, but on the other hand, you can’t get a seal, so say goodbye to isolation with these.

I don’t want to create a separate website category just for these, so I either put them under earbuds or in-ears 🙂

I have a different older model of these, they have their uses, and those “Stay Hear” things do indeed help them stay on your ear.

Speaking of Thursday’s daily deals, at the German Amazon Gold Bawx there’s a couple of truly-wireless bluetooths from Arbily [that’s the brand name] ranging from 40 to 48 euros…

Tuesday (EU): “Logitech” audio sale returns

For Tuesday at Amazon Germany there is a Logitech umbrella audio sale. Umbrella because Logitech has picked up a few audio companies along the way including Ultimate Ears and Jaybird and more recently Blue Mic too.

This Amazon Germany sale features Jaybird bluetooth earphones, two necklace-style (Light Sport for 59 euro and Freedom 2 for 79), along with the truly wireless “Run Sport” for 119 euro [which by the way we have a text and pictures unboxing and a review of which is in the ever-growing to-do list]…

The remaining sale items are Ultimate Ears bluetooth speakers…

Sunday: 2pk Sennheiser PMX-684i for $20 [also Sony TW]

There are two headphone-related daily deals for Sunday February 17 in 2019. First up, B&H Photo is offering a new condition 2-pack of Sennheiser PMX-684i neckband exercise earbuds for $20 with free US shipping. That’s $10 per pair. They come with a mic/remote. Yes, they terminate in a plasticky earbud type thing, they do not go inside the ear canal. They have a 3-button remote/mic as well.

Next up we go to the land of Woot where they are offering for Sony in “Used – Like New” condition the Sony WF1000X truly wireless for $60 in your choice of black or gold color-scheme. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty..

Sunday: NuForce BE Free8 Truly Wireless for $80

Good until Sunday FEB-10-2019 at 11:59pm eastern time, the new condition NuForce BE Free8 truly-wireless earphones are on sale for $80 with free shipping as one of the daily deals at New York’s finest B&H Photo… These support apt-X LL (no, not LL Cool J, but Low Latency) and AAC. But there’s only so much battery you can stuff in the “truly wireless” types, so their official playback estimate is four hours… On the other hand, wired headphones have (theoretically) unlimited playback time 🙂

Mon (EU): Jaybird Freedom for 55, RUN T.W. for 119 euro

There’s Logitech gold box action in the US and also at the Amazon Germany edition for New Year’s Eve where two bluetooth earphones are on sale: the Freedom Special edition for 55 euro [these are necklace-style], and the Jaybird RUN truly-wireless for 119 euro ~ these we have a text and pictures unboxing blog-post at the content-side of this website…

Fri (EU): Anker Liberty Truly Wireless for 41 euro

Amazon Germany is back with more audio action for Friday, this time the earphones are “hiding” in the Anker sale which includes:

+ Soundcore Spirit bluetooth earphones for 21 in one of the three color schemes

+ Liberty Lite truly wireless for 41 euro

Wedn: AirDots small truly wireless for $30

The Woot Electronics deal of the day ending on Thursday at 1am eastern time are the new condition AirDots small-ish truly-wireless earphones going for $30 with free shipping for Prime members or flat shipping for non-members. Limit up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 90-day warranty from Woot, not the manufacturer….

Sun: refurb Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140 TW for $90

Another headphone-related Sunday daily deal, in addition to the previously mentioned Pioneer DAP. Good until Sunday 11:59pm, A4C is offering the certified refurbished Samsung Gear IconX (model SM-R140) truly wireless earphones for $140 with free shipping…

Refurb Jabra Elite 45t bluetooth earphones for $25; 65t Truly Wireless for $90

Truly wireless is obviously a matter of convenience, not audiophile beauty, that’s why you keep seeing these made and offered. And one of them is at the eBay Deals, it is the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless earbuds for $90 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty. These are sold by the Jabra eBay store, and the warranty is from Jabra. Limit five per customer at the sale price.

Also from the Jabra eBay store with the same warranty as above, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Elite 45t bluetooth earphones (necklace kind) for $25 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty.

Monoprice True Wireless Earphones for $37 w/FS [updated]

Speaking of “truly wireless”, if you want something in-between [price-wise] the name-brands and the popular no-name brands on Amazon, the new condition Monoprice True Wireless Earphones (PID 30878, BT 4.2, iPX4) on sale for $37 [WAS $50] with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website

PS: I have only used one model so far [check our unboxing of the Jaybird Run] so I can’t speak for the whole genre, but they exceeded in terms of utility. Audio quality was as expected, you don’t wear these because you want to enjoy complicated classical music works 🙂

Speaking of Monoprice, they have launching a new line of more premium charging cables, and as part of the new launch promotion, their AtlasFlex cables currently come with free standard US shipping. It is easier to ship a cable than to ship a turntable after all 🙂 They have three types, USB-C, Lightning, and microUSB, all ending in USB-A. They are available in three lengths and two colors. Prices range from $4 to $8, so it’s not “magic cable” pricing ^_^

UPDATE: for post economy purposes, I’ll add it here too, there is also a Clearance/Overstock sale with over 480 products including a mini guitar headphone amp for $8, a portable guitar amp for $18, banana plugs and all sorts of other random things…

Tue (EU): ZOLO Liberty TW for $56, Liberty+ for $104

Among the Tuesday daily deals at the Amazon Germany Gold Box you can get the new condition ZOLO truly wireless earphones for $56 and the ZOLO Liberty PLUS for $104. ZOLO is one of the Anker Direct brands and these items are sold by Anker Amazon stores. Sale ends at 11:59pm in Germany.

Refurb Bose SoundSport Truly Wireless for $130

The official BOSE eBay store is offering factory renewed with a 1-year warranty Bose SoundSport Truly Wireless earphones for $130 with free shipping. Two color options are available with a maximum of five units per eBay user at the sale price.

Wedn: Treblab X5 Advanced Truly Wireless for $60

Good until Thursday at 1am ET, the current Woot Electronics daily deal is the new condition Treblab X5 Advanced truly wireless earphones offered for $60 with free shipping for Prime members. They are available in the black color scheme with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year warranty from TrebLab.

PS: I am now filing the “truly wireless” earphones under their own main category, keeping them separate from the traditional wire-connected-together earphones, be they earbuds or in-ears, bluetooth or not.

Sunday Daily Deals: $20 Truly Wireless, $120 Tascam Bundle, $250 M&D MH40

A couple of headphone related offers are part of the daily deals at New York’s critically acclaimed B&H Photo until 11:59pm eastern on Sunday as follows:

+ if you want to try “truly wireless” without breaking the bank, the new condition Pom Gear Pilot True Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $20 with free shipping in your choice of three different color schemes

+ Tascam Trackpack 2×2 recording bundle for $120 with free shipping
+ includes 2×2 USB audio interface, the well-regarded for their low price TH-02 headphones, and the TM-80 microphone

Next up, we move to Best Buy where one of their daily deals is the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-40 in the brown color scheme going for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup. Different Master & Dynamic headphones are frequently featured in the Best Buy daily deals this year…

Apple Airpods for $140 [Costco members only]

The new condition truly-wireless Apple Airpods are currently on sale for $140 with free shipping at Costco for members only. Non-members are not allowed to buy them, even if they are willing to pay the % surcharge. That’s another one of the benefits of membership, some of the “good deals” are restricted to members only.

Refurb Bohm S10 Truly Wireless for $18 w/free S&H

If you wanna try out “Truly wireless” earphones without breaking the bank, for a limited time, A4C (= All 4 Cellular) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Bohm S10 “Truly Wireless” for $18 with free shipping…

Now shipping: Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless [corrected]

An update of the Headphone Tracker has another new headphone shipping, it is the Jabra Elite Sport 65t Truly wireless going for $170 by Amazon actual.

CORRECTION: I got the model names mixed up yesterday. The one that WAS on sale at Best Buy for $150 was a different and older model. All apologies for the confusion. Confusion is my superpower it seems 🙂

PSA: Best Buy is using the Spanish names for the colors of the Bose SoundSport Free

Best Buy is apparently using the Spanish color names for the three Bose SoundSport Free truly wireless earphones, that’s why you see there Naranja, Azul, and Negro, instead of Orange, Blue and Black. They are not exclusive or new Best Buy colors. Mayhaps they got mixed up, they have a website in Spanish

Ztech Airpod clones for $8 (right only) or $14 (pair)

Currently the #1 best seller at Woot according to their website is this Ztech Airpod clone going for $14 in many colors or for $8 for just the right earpiece. The $14 set includes two earphones and a charging case. The $8 is the right earpiece with a charger. Up to three per customer at the sale price. Free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat for non-members. There are about three days and change left in the offer (as of blog posting time; they are not daily deals). These are “truly wireless”…

Apple Airpods for $135 w/free S&H

Marketplace seller “Action Deals Unlimited” is offering the new condition Apple Airpods for $135 with free shipping. Since they ship from the marketplace seller, these are not available for store pickup at a nearby Walmart store. Limit 12 per customer or they have 12 units left. They are in-stock as of the time of writing.

[DEAD] ZOLO Liberty+ Truly Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earphones for $112

This lightning deal expired. It was the first serious discount of one of the first Bluetooth 5.0 headphones, albeit a “truly wireless” one, a category which is not exactly greeted as a liberator by some audiophiles…

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[DEAD] Saturday: Bohm S10 Truly Wireless for $25 w/free S&H

This daily deal ended…

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Refurb Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless for $80 w/FS

NewEgg FLASH is back with another offer, this one expires Tuesday night 3/20/18, and it is offered by Secondipity, it is the refurbished Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless earphones with various buzzwords (ANC, NFC, custom app, etc) for $80 with free shipping in your choice of black or gold color scheme. Apparently they were able to find enough space to put NFC in it 🙂

PS: I am now filing the “truly wireless” earphones under their own truly wireless category, so you will no longer see them under the in-ears category. Until someone makes hybrid/convertible IEMs that turn into truly wireless the two categories are orthogonal!

Refurbished Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless for $70

Further down in price they go, in black or gold color schemes, the manufacturer refurbished Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless (with bluetooth, NFC, and ANC) are down to $70 with free shipping by the Secondipity eBay store (a well-known refurbished seller) with a limit of up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. Over 450 units have been sold per the eBay listing over there. They come with 30-day returns and a 90-day limited warranty.

PS: on the blog front, I have now created a separate top-level category for Truly Wireless, since they don’t really fit into In-Ears or Earbuds. That way those looking for in-ears and earbuds won’t have to see sift through these little critters in those blog categories 🙂 I won’t go back and re-edit old posts, but new ones going forward will be under this top-level category instead of a tag.

Pre-order new “Truly Wireless” Jabra 65t and Sony WF-SP700N

“Truly Wireless” earphones are not going to win awards for audiophile qualities and beautiful charts any time soon but they have their place and use-cases as long as they work for what you want them to do. While updating the Headphone Tracker two more of the new headphones announced at CES 2018 are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Sony WF-SP700N for $178 in four color schemes at B&H Photo with a March 12 release estimate

+ Jabra 65t for $170 by Amazon actual with a March 20 release estimate

Now shipping: Anker Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless (Bluetooth 5.0)

The update of the Headphone Tracker has surfaced another new release, one of the first Bluetooth 5.0 earphones out there, it is a truly wireless model, the Anker Zolo Liberty+, available in either black or white, for $150 with free shipping by Anker fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime shipping for members.