Sunday: Sony LinkBuds S ANC TW for $98

If you are not afraid of getting shamed by your uppity audiophool friends, good until Sunday 5/26/24 [CORRECTED DATE!] at 11:59pm ET (or before if sold out) you can have the new condition Sony LinkBuds S ANC truly wireless for $98 after an automatic add-to-cart coupon is applied. These are available black. The white variant goes for $128.

Random Audio sale at Woot includes Drop + EPOS PC38X, Yamaha, Technics, Sennheiser, Etc

Just like that we’ve reached the 34th incarnation of the WOOT Random Audio sale. This instance runs until 2/7/24 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out. Already two have sold out!

The headliner is mayhaps the new condition Drop + EPOS PC38X Wired Gaming Headset, going for $140 with up to three units per customer at the sale price. Comes with a two year Drop warranty.

On the over/on-ear headphones front, there’s options from Yamaha, Technics, Skullcandy and Beats. And there’s a 20-pack of Egghead lightweight school headphones for $30.

On the in-ears front, there’s AmazonBasics Wired w/mic-remote for $4 with a 1-year warranty. Up to three per customer. “Only” accessory is three pairs of eartip sizes. Only in quotation marks because how much can you expect for $4? 🙂

On the truly-wireless, there’s Sennheiser Momentum 3 for $120, Technics, JVC, Beats, Skullcandy, and more.

There’s even bone conduction from Aiwa and ShokZ.

AMONG the OTHER AUDIO (non-headphone) items, there’s all kinds of things, speakers, Bluetooth speakers, soundbars, receivers, turntables [there’s Daewoo and there’s “suitcases” and “vintages”] and all sorts of other things.

Sunday: LetsFit Kaloc TWS T25 for $10 + S&H

If you are looking for kinda-disposable (at least in terms of price) truly-wireless earphones with a little Airpod-style hook, the Sunday January 7 in 2024 MEH daily deal are the LetsFit Kaloc TWS T25 going for $10 plus shipping. These are new condition with a 90-day warranty, USB-C charging (you get a cable even!) and 3 pairs of eartips. They are even Bluetooth 5 and IPX5!

Shipping is FREE if you are paying MEH member – sort of like their version of the original Prime shipping.

PS: Happy New Year by the way 🙂

Friday: Kaloc TWS for $10 + S&H

Unlike the elitist and pretentious audiophile/audiophool blogs, we cover all kinds of headphones, including single figure ones. Which brings us to the September 1st (2023) Meh daily deal, it’s the new condition Kaloc TWS truly wireless going for $9.99 plus shipping. If you are a paying Meh member, you get free shipping.

Despite the low price, they come with bluetooth 5, USB-C and the charging case can theoretically [I haven’t seen or used them] provide five full refills.

The Meh website points to the PulseTV 2-minute overview of these, YouTube-embedded below.

Wedn: 2pk JVC U L8R truly wireless for $18 to $22

On the utilitarian front, the Meh daily deal for Wednesday 5/10/23 is a 2-pack of JVC truly wireless earphones. $18 gets you two sets of Gumy 5-hour while $22 gets you two sets of Stem 6-hour. Shipping is extra, or free if you are paying Meh-member (their version of member-based free shipping).

As the name suggests, the “Stem” model has an Airpod-style Stem, while the Gumy is the “traditional” earhole-only truly wireless 🙂

Monday: 2pk of JVC truly wireless, 3 options, $20 to $30 + S&H

JVC truly-wireless is the theme of the day at the Monday February 20 (2023) Meh deal of the day. A 2-pack of their truly-wireless can be had from $20 to $30 plus shipping.

Three options are available, each 2-pack is two of the same model. The options are the Gumy Mini, the “truly wireless” (no fancy name for these) and the Marshmallow (do not eat these!!!).

AirPods (2nd Gen) for $80 [limit 3]

This is currently the #1 trending product at the Amazon website, it is the new condition Apple AirPod (2nd generation) going for $80 with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. Sold by Amazon actual! The kit with AppleCare goes for +$29.

AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $200 [limit 3]

As part of the early Black Friday festivities, Amazon actual is offering the new condition AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) truly-wireless for $200 with free shipping, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

PS: the AppleCare bundle is not similarly discounted, it goes for $263.

Friday: Apple AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $198 [limit ONE]

The headliner Friday 11/19/22 daily deal at Woot is the new condition Apple AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) going for $198 plus flat shipping (free for Prime members). They come with a 1-year warranty. Or as they affectionately call them in Cupertino, they are the MQD83AM/A 🙂

Per the listing there, there is a strict limit of one per customer. The page says they reserve the right to review orders and cancel them if multiple orders go to the same address!

Tribit truly wireless sale (including 100H for $32)

For a limited time, Amazon is having a sale on select Tribit truly-wireless, along with some over-ears and some speakers, all of the bluetooth kind. A total of 22 options as of the time of writing.

Of note is the Tribit 100H TW for $32. I have these and they indeed last a long time. I use them daily for YouTube and podcasts and such, and charge them just once per month!

You can also do the one earpiece trick, you don’t have to use both at the same time. That’s how I’m getting the once a month charge. Each earpiece runs for around 3 hours and change before it needs to get recharged in the comfort of the included charging case. Then you switch to the other earpiece, while the previous one recharges. You can on and on like this until the charging case battery is depleted!

Saturday: Yamaha YH-E700A ANC/BT Over-Ears for $160

Good until 11/12/22 at 11:59pm central time, the Woot daily deals are having a mini Yamaha headphone sale that consists of exactly new condition two models with a 1-year Yamaha warranty:

+ YH-E700A ANC/BT over-ears for $160
+ two per customer
+ bluetooth 5 with apt-X and AAC
+ case, USB-C charging

+ YH-E700A truly-wireless for $40
+ BT5, apt-X, IPX5, USB-C, five color options

Master & Dynamic MW07 truly-wireless for $33

Woot Plus are longer running deals, this one in particular that I’m mentioning down below runs for another 3 weeks. It is the new condition Master & Dynamic MW07 truly-wireless going for $33 plus shipping (free for Prime members) in your choice of four color schemes, and up to ten pairs per customer. Great for color-coding gift-giving, so each child/grand-child/great-grand-child gets a different color, so they don’t confuse them 🙂

It comes with a 1-year M&D warranty. It supports apt-X but it is Bluetooth 4.2. Personally I prefer to go with Bluetooth 5, as the bluetooth connectivity issues and peculiarities decrease when all devices are version 5. It comes with a charging case and a pouch and such.

Mainstream Earphone sale at Amazon

Trigger warning for headfi denizens, this post contains mainstream brands 🙂

Amazon is having a limited time on various mainstream earphones and headphones including:

+ AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $234

+ Sony Group sale including the WH-1000XM4 ANC/BT over-ears for $228
+ various LinkBuds as well

+ BOSE SleepBuds II for $199

+ various Beats truly wireless

UPDATE: speaking of name-brands, for Monday 11/7/22, the Meh daily deal is the Kenwood WS-A1 ANC truly-wireless for $50 plus shipping…

Monday: Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless for $33

Good until 10/31/22 at 11:59pm central time, as one of its featured deals, Woot is offering the new condition Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless for $33 with free US shipping for Prime members, or flat shipping for non-members.

It is available in four color options, comes with a 1-year M&D warranty and such.

PS: if it doesn’t sell out, it will likely cycle through some of the other longer-running “Woot Plus” offerings…

Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $90 [limit 3]

This is at Amazon BUT as of the time of writing this appears to be open to all customers, not just Prime members! It is the new condition Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $90, sold and shipped by Amazon herself, with up to three per customer at the sale price. This come with a Lightning charging case.

Prime Early Access sale includes Sony, Beats, Bose, Apple headphones

If you a Prime member, today is DAY ONE of the Amazon PRIME early access sale and the sale includes a variety of consumer-popular headphones including:

+ BOSE QC45, 700, earphones
+ QC45 is $229, 700 is $269, Soundsport bluetooth earphones for $89

+ AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $235 or with AppleCare+ for $264

+ two pages of Beats offers including over-ear, on-ear and truly-wireless
+ yes, there’s even a Kim Kardashian option 🙂
+ some of them are bundled with AppleCare+

+ UPDATE: there’s a Sony wireless sale featuring the WH-1000X M5 for $348 , the WF-C500 for $58, and the LinkBuds S for $128

+ there are more headphones, time-permitting I will go through the offers and post new deal-posts about them!

IF you see anything you like (they even have the whole Samsung smartphone high-end line-up on sale), but you are not a Prime member, FEAR NOT, you can get the deals as long as you sign-up for a PRIME 30-Day FREE trial

PS: you can also find some of these by checking the Headaphone offers widget

Tuesday: Philips PH-805, Bose Soundlink II, Sony WF-1000X M4

Woot is back with a second day of tech deals. and once again, they have headphones in them, including:

+ Philips PH-805 ANC/BT over-ears for $55

+ Bose Soundlink II bluetooth over-ears for $125, two color options

+ Grade A refurbished Sony WF-1000X M4 truly-wireless for $145

+ Lenovo truly wireless for $12

+ Philips T1 ANC PRO+ truly wireless for $150

+ Klipsch and other speakers

Monday: PX7, WH-1000X M5, Airpods Max, 1More Quad, Etc

A Best Of Tech sale at woot for Monday 10/10/22 is actually an undercover headphone sale because it has four name-brand over-ears and four earphones. They are:

+ factory reconditioned Apple AirPods Max ANC/BT Over-Ears with 90-day Woot warranty for $355
+ limit two per customer

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 ANC/BT over-ears, new condition, for $200

+ open-box Sony WH-1000X M5 for $330 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ Steelseries Arctis Nova 1P multi-system for $40

+ 1more Quad Drive IEMs for $80

+ truly wireless from JBL, LG and Hyeing (first time I see this brand)

UPDATE: as have a music e-book in the Monday Kindle daily deals, for $2 you can buy “The Birth and Impact of Britpop: Mis-Shapes, Scenesters and Insatiable Ones” by Paul Laird. This is a new book, it came out in September 2022 from White Oak. It is around 19MB but it doesn’t state the page length. It averages 5 out of 5 based on five ratings…

Saturday: Skullcandy earphones, $7 to $17

One of the Saturday 10/8/22 Woot daily deals is a sale on new condition Skullcandy earphones, one wired, two necklace-style bluetooth, and one truly-wireless, ranging in price from $7 to $17 per pair. They come with a 1-year Skullcandy warranty. Sale ends at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

PS: in typical Woot fashion, things that don’t sell out, they often get re-cycled in future Woot daily deals or Woot Plus or Woot-OFF sales…

V-Moda HexaMove PRO truly-wireless for $70

Musician’s Friend is also headphone’s friend until Friday 9/30/22 at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out) because their current deal of the day is the new condition V-Moda HeXaMoVe PRO truly-wireless offered for $70…

Tuesday: Mpow M12 truly-wireless for $10

Truly-wireless no longer break the bank if you want to get one of them Amazon-popular type of brands instead of the name-brand audio and consumer electronics companies.

Case in point, one of the NewEGG daily deals for Tuesday 9/27/22 is the new condition Mpow M12 truly-wireless for $10, sold by the MPOW official store at NewEGG, and shipped by NewEGG itself. No promo code needed.

These charge via USB-C (a must nowadays if you are part of the USB-C charging ecosystem; I still have micro-USB devices in circulation but still, USB-C is the future for now), promise up to 25 hours of playback with the charging case, bluetooth 5.0 (a must if you want to limit bluetooth connectivity hassles), IPX8 and such. Of utilitarian interest, you can use one earpiece at a time if you want, it effectively doubles playback time! As I previously mentioned, I do this with the Tribit and charge them once a month (!!!) even though I use them daily for YouTube video/live-stream viewing…

Speaking of daily deals, Amazon is offering this Echo Studio with Echo Sub bundle for the very specific price of $247.49. This is currently restricted to Prime members. But if you must have it, you can start a 30-day FREE Prime trial and get it.

Refurbished Drop + NuForce MOVE truly-wireless for $20

And another refurbished B-stock option, this time it is the Drop + NuForce Move truly-wireless offered for $20 plus shipping. Or free US shipping for $125+ as we mentioned in our earlier update post

This has a 30-day return window, but no warranty. They have a giant paragraph explaining their refurbished products…

Monday: Tribit truly-wireless sale

For Monday September 19 in 2022, the headliner deal of the day at Amazon USA is a Tribit truly wireless sale featuring a total of 14 products. Not all of them are truly wireless earphones though.

Of particular interest is the Tribit Fly Buds 3 (100H) going for around $31 in the black color scheme.

I have this particular model and I’m planning an unboxing post and review in the future. Of potential playback time interest, in addition to the long charge held in the charging case (thus the 100H in the name), you can optionally wear one earbud at a time instead of two (either the left or the right, whichever one you take out of the case), essentially doubling playback time! I use these for YouTube viewing daily and charge the USB-C charging case just once a month! That’s insane!

The charging case also works as a powerbank (!!!) for other devices via USB Type A! Don’t get too excited though, today’s phones need a whole lot more than this for a full charge. But in case of emergency,and/or if you want to charge small DAPs (eg Sandisk Clips) this is a great.

A bit confusing, but in the same listing they have a newer 2022 model, in the white color scheme going for $33. This is marked as a “150H” product, promising even crazier battery life. This goes by the “normal” name of “Flybuds 3S”. This also goes to bluetooth 5.2, up from bluetooth 5.0 of the OG Flybuds 3. I don’t have the 3S model, so I can’t comment on how it works.

All the models are on the same listing, and all together, at Amazon they average 4.3 out of 5 based on 22652 customer ratings. Unfortunately Amazon does not provide review score averages per individual color/option. You can filter the reviews by color/option but you have to calculate the averages on your own. With thousands of reviews, that’s impossible 🙂

Sunday: Random Audio sale with Monolith Liquid, Etymotic ER4SR, Etc

Surprise-surprise, it’s the return of the Random Audio sale at the Woot website, this is edition #26 and runs until 9/18/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier for anything that may sell out beforehand):

+ Etymotic ER4SR in-ears for $140 with the 2-year Etymotic warranty

+ Monoprice’s Monolith Liquid Platinum Balanced DAC for $500

+ Master & Dynamic MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $150

+ Lenovo $12 truly wireless

+ speakers from KEF, Jamo and Klipsch
+ various other audio gear things

BUT WAIT, there’s more! The main Woot deal of the day for Sunday is a Tech Stuff sale and it includes some headphones:

+ Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $60

+ Xbox X Razen X headset bundle for $270

+ Bose Soundlink Around Ear (over-ears, because BOSE has to be different) bluetooth headphones for $130

+ JBL truly wireless

+ refurbished Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case for $90 with a 90-day Woot warranty

Thursday: Kenwood WS-A1 ANC truly-wireless for $39 + S&H

It’s a Kenwood but not for your kitchen! Running until 9/15/22 at 11:59pm (or earlier if sold out) the current Meh daily deal is the new condition Kenwood WS-A1 Active Noise Canceling Smart True Wireless Earbuds going for $39 plus shipping. Shipping is free for paying members of the Meh website (kinda like their version of Prime).

Per the listings there, they have a 1-year manufacturer warranty, eartips, charging cable, and such…

Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case for $120

Good until Thursday 9/15/22 at 10am eastern time [or before that if it sells out], Adorama of New York is offering the new condition Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case for $120. They are authorized Apple sellers.

Refurbished Sony LinkBuds TW (WF900/H) for $61 AC

If you are fond of refurbished truly-wireless, Secondipity through the NewEgg website the refurbished Sony LinkBuds (WF900/H) for $66.

And good until 9/7/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code SSBW732 drops it by $5, down to $61.

Sunday: Random Audio sale returns with 10 headphone options

“Random Audio” sale is back at the Woot daily deals running until 9/4/22 at 11:59pm central [or earlier if sold out] and at this incarnation of the sale they have ten headphone-related products including:

+ Panasonic RB-M300B “Deep Bass” bluetooth over-ears for $60

+ EPOS Audio GSP 601 Closed Acoustic Gaming Headset for $70
+ with 2-year EPOS/Sennheiser warranty

+ truly-wireless from Jabra, Skullcandy, Kliscph, Master and Dynamic and Audio Technica Quietpoint

+ Wage gaming headset for $7.50

+ Skullcandy Set, wired earphones for $10

+ other audio gear as well, including various speaker type things from KEF, Samsung, Pyle, JBL, Klipsch, Polk, and Monster
+ trigger warning for audiophile fans who hate “mainstream” brands 🙂

Thursday: Apple Airpods sale (MAX for $370, Small for $115+)

If you are a fan of both Apple AirPods and WOOT, you are in luck because until 9/1/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) they are having an Apple AirPods Sale. Some are new condition, others are refurbished!

The MAX (ANC/BT closed-back over-ears) are refurbished going for $370 with a 90-day warranty.

Of the truly-wireless Airpods, the prices range from $115 to $135. Two of the three options are new condition. The new condition get a 1-year Apple warranty. The refurbished get a 90-day Woot warranty.

Last but not least, there are four accessories on sale (charging and cables and such)…

UPDATE: music e-books return to the 9/1/22 Kindle daily deals, this time for $2 you can have the “Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There” by Marc Myers. This is 314 pages, November 2021, Grove Press, and it averages 4.4 out of 5 on 107 ratings. It automatically gets a $0.20 “Great on Kindle” e-promotional credit for your future ebook purchases…

Jabra Elite TW sale: 3 for $50, 7 for $125, 85t for $135

For a limited time, Amazon is having a Jabra truly-wireless sale featuring, in various color options, the following:

+ Elite 3 for $50

+ Elite 7 for $125

+ Elite 85t for $135

UPDATE #1: Speaking of Amazon, for a limited time, within the USA Gold Box they have sales on various smartphones, of potential interest as PADs (phones as DAPs) including Samsung flagships, OnePlus, Pixels, Motos, etc…

UPDATE #2: Amazon has a couple of music-related ebooks on sale as part of their Tuesday 8/30/22 Kindle daily deals:

+ “More Myself: A Journey” by Alicia Keys for $3 (with 30c future credit), March 2020, 257 pages, 4.8 out of 5 on 3668 ratings

+ “Billie Eilish” by Billie Eilish (self-titled book!) for $3, May 2021, 336 pages, 4.8 out of 5 on 4246 ratings

Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO for $140

For a limited time, Amazon is offering the four color options of the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless for $140 with free US shipping. Up to three per color per customer at the sale price, when sold and shipped by Amazon actual…

Apple AirPods (2019) with wireless charging case for $125

Good until Friday 8/26/22 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out), New York’s Adorama is offering the new condition Apple AirPods (2019) with wireless charging case for $125 with free US shipping.

Sunday: Random Audio sale (23 options)

It is back with another iteration, this one running for Sunday 8/14/22 in the central time zone! One of the Woot daily deals for said day is the Random Audio sale with about 40% of the products being headphone-related!

There’s plenty of truly-wireless action including Lenovo, Klipsch, and Bowers & Wilkins!

On the over-ears front, it’s all about bluetooth closed-backs from Master & Dynamic (MW50+ for $190), SOL Republic Soundtrack ($80), Technics Premium ($130), along with options from Altec Lansing and Qisebin.

Oh, there’s also a Sennheiser! The EPOS GSP 300 gaming headset for $45.

OF the non-headphone gear, there’s Nakamichi, Pioneer, KEF, Yamaha, LG, Onkyo, B&O, JVC and friends.

Truly Wireless sales: Skullcandy, Soundpeats, Sony Linkbud S

And now we have a mini truly-wireless roundup!

We start at Woot where they have the new condition Skullcandy Push truly-wireless, offered in two color options, for $20 per pair with a 1-year Skullcandy warranty. Up to ten per customer. When the daily deal ends, it will simply move to other “Woot Plus” sales…

Name-brand action and name-brand price, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony LinkBuds S for $148 in two color options…

Fourteen (14) options (some of them different colors of the same model) are part of a Soundpeats sale at Amazon. Prices start at $19.

Total coincidence that all the company names in this post begin with “S” 🙂

Tuesday: DT 1990 for $440, ATH-MSR7b for $180, Etc

It is back, it’s the 22nd edition of the Woot random audio sale, this one running until 8/2/22 at 11:59pm ET. The sale includes:

+ Beyerdynamic open over-ears wired DT 1990 for $440
+ one per customer
+ two year BeyerDee warranty

+ Audio Technica aTH-MSR7b closed-back over-ear wired for $180

+ truly-wireless options from JBL, Jabra, Panasonic, Master & Dynamic and Audio Technica

+ other audio gear include speakers, soundbar, bluetooth speakers, car audio, etc

Speaking of August 2nd, stay tuned because at 9am pacific today (12pm ET) Massdrop will be making the official pre-order reveal of their brand new Etymotic ERX in-ears. The pre-order price will be $250. Details when it goes live at 9am pacific time…