Prime Deal: Bluedio T6 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $27 [ends Mon 4:20pm ET]

Back to the Amazon USA Prime deals, we have a lighting deal on a headphone running until Monday 4:20pm eastern time (or earlier if sold out) on the new condition Bluedio T6 (Turbine) ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $27 in your choice of three different color schemes. Sale price only available to Prime members…

As of 11:16am ET, the red/black is 48% claimed, the yellow/black is 37% claimed and the black is 58% claimed.

EU Prime Day Headphone Deals aplenty: AKG, AT, Shure SE-215, B&O, Bose, Sony, Jaybird, JBL, Etc

There are LOTS of headphone deals in the very busy Amazon Germany Prime Day sales. Almost all of these deals require someone to be a Prime member. IF you are not and you see things you want to buy, you can simply start a FREE 30-day Prime trial and get in on the deals right away…

You can find all the offers mentioned below by traversing the long list of deals linked in the first paragraph above. It will take forever to link them individually below (they may expire by the time I get to doing it)…

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Bose Soundlink Over-Ear Bluetooths for $159

More Prime Day action, for Prime members only, Amazon actual is offering the closed-back Bose Soundlink Over-Ear Bluetooths for $159 in two different color schemes. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 2000+ customer reviews and have over 1000 answered questions.

BUT if you are not a Prime member, fear not! Adorama thru Amazon is offering each color for $159 each as well or you can buy them from the Adorama website directly… But that’s not all, the same with 5% promotional rewards can be found at B&H Photo

So this is a clever way to sell, non-Prime members can buy some of the Prime deals _away_ from Amazon ^_^

Speaking of Bose, Amazon is also offering the new condition Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless in the limited edition ultraviolet color scheme for $139. Only this color scheme is on sale. The others remain at $139…

Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $90 to $100

UPDATE: this headphone is now part of the Prime Deals for $90 in either color but non-Prime members can still get it for $100…

If you are looking for a usable ANC and bluetooth over-ears combo from a name-brand but don’t want to pay the $300 to get the much talked about models, there’s a deal for you too. For just $100 you can get the new condition Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself. You can buy up to three pairs at the sale price. Only the black color scheme is on sale.

NOTE: this is not a Prime Day deal ~ all Amazon customers can buy it!

And as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of this headphone right here. I did not finish the review for it, but for $100, this is not a bad deal.

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?

Prime Day deal: Microsoft Surface headphone for $190

Everybody it seems is trying their hands at headphones these days, so it was only a matter of time before we got a “Surface” headphone. This typically went for $250 on sale, but if you had been waiting for a sale, you can thank Prime Day 2019, because the new condition model is currently on sale for $190 for Prime members only…

This is trying to compete with the hard-fought $300-ish crew of name-brand closed-back over-ear headphones with ANC and bluetooth. In this case, the bluetooth is version 4.2. This averages 3.8 out of 5 based on nearly 100 customer reviews and it has over 50 answered-questions by viewers like you…

Prime Day deal: Beats Solo3 On-Ears for $140

The Prime Deals for 2019 are under-way and one item that may sellout early due to popularity is the new condition Beats Solo3 on-ears (closed-back, wireless (bluetooth)) going for $140 with free shipping in the black color scheme. This is the Matte black color scheme.

All together these average 4.1 out of 5 based on 2850 customer reviews and have 1000+ answered questions and have triggered 1000+ audiophiles on head-fi and reddit ^_^

For almost all Prime Day 2019 deals, you have to be a number. BUT if you are not and you want to join the spending-spree party, all you have to do is start a free 30-day TRIAL of Prime and you are in the party.

This is just the first of many posts and round-ups for Prime Day 2019. Amazon Germany also has a crazy number of headphones in their offers. I will posting as I can in the next few hours. Stay tuned!

Monday: Jabra Elite 65t truly wireless for $120

Best Buy has a “truly wireless” exercise-oriented [the “Active” in the model name is one of the clues] earphone on sale as part of their Monday 7/15/19 daily deals, it is the new condition Jabra Elite 65t going for $120 with free shipping and/or free store pickup.

Monoprice 3.5mm M/M Mobile Audio cables start at $1~ [and lots more]

We have the opposite of “magic cables” here 🙂 The Monoprice 3.5mm male-to-male audio cables designed for mobile (the plugs are better designed to deal with headphone jacks and smartphone cases) are on sale, with prices starting at $1.06 for the 3-footer and slightly increasing as cable length increases.

Only the black color scheme is on sale. They average 4 out of 5 based on nearly 700 customer reviews at the Monoprice website…

Speaking of which, they are currently offering the new condition metal headphone stand in the black or silver color schemes for $17 with free US shipping. These are “compressed omega” shaped, the “omega shape” made popular mayhaps by the wooden headphone stands. The metallic Monoprice headphone stand averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews over there.

If you are planning to place a Monoprice order anyway (eg one that already qualifies for free shipping), you could add as an appetizer this $3 wired earphones with mic/remote (one button type). They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 120+ customer reviews. I had these a while back, and the price is right for them, especially for utilitarian use. I suspect no one will buy these to listen to operas or audiophile jazz 🙂

With Amazon’s own Prime Day fast approaching, Monoprice too decided to have their own Prime Deals which include some headphones when you page-down towards the bottom of that page. One of which is the new condition Lightweight On-Ears (closed-back) going for $12 but shipping is not free, so you’d have to add them to an order that qualifies for free S&H on its own if you don’t want to pay shipping no matter what.

From the looks of it and the sound signature (although I don’t have both of them right now to compare them side by side) these look like they are closely related to the AmazonBasics On-Ears. I have the Monoprice version and will be posting an unboxing [spoiler alert: very spartan package] and opinions in the future. I’m wearing them right now, listening to Depeche Mode’s “Delta Machine” which tests a variety of things [in addition to me liking this album] and indeed, it is moderately bassy just as I remember the AmazonBasics headphones.

From what I recall, these were also sold under “Able Planet” and another brand I saw I think on BuyDig (or somewhere like that). And mayhaps even more chifi brands…

OOPS, this post has gone out of control in size. It’s like a Twitter feed but writteen in a blog-post 🙂

Sunday: Sony Audio sale at Woot [updated]

UPDATE: the deal is indeed the main Woot deal of the day and it features the following headphones. The refurbished headphones come with a 90-day Woot warranty:

+ refurbished XB-950-B1 “Extra Bass” closed-back over-ear bluetooths for $60

+ new condition WF-1000X-BM1 “truly wireless” for $85

+ refurbished Sony MDR-EX110AP basic earphones for $10 in two color options

+ refurbished MDR-RF912RK Wireless RF Headphone System for $25
+ NOTE this is a different model from the Sony RF headphone that I have found to be one of the Headphones to AVOID

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Schiit Fulla 2 DAC/amp for $99 after coupon

It’s something you don’t see everyday! The official Schiit Audio Amazon store is offering a $20 off clip-on coupon on the new condition Schiit Fulla 2 DAC/amp that drops its price from $119 to $99. You have to be logged on to an Amazon account in order to clip the coupon. The order is fulfilled by Amazon, so you get Prime shipping anyway.

Here’s a screenshot of what to look for at the Amazon product page. Note that the coupon only works if the seller of record is Schiit Audio (Schiit’s official Amazon store)…

Saturday: Otium ANC/BT Over-Ears for $40

OF the Saturday deals of the day at Woot, Woot Elecronics is offering the new condition Otium closed-back over-ear bluetooth with ANC headphones for $40 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping for non-members. It comes with a 6-month warranty from Otium.

PS1: fear not Stormlight Archive fans, this is Otium, not Odium 🙂

PS2: with Prime Day(s) just around the corner (July 15-16) it may not be a bad idea to strategically start a free 30-day trial of Prime…

Meanwhile Amazon GErmany is having a Logitech sale for SAturday featuring two Astro gaming headsets and a utilitarian Logitech branded PC headset..

Friday (EU): Paww Silksound headband headphones for 42 euro

Good for Friday 7/12/19 in the German time zone is an Amazon.de Gold Box deal of the day on the new condition Paww Silksound headband headphones for 42 euro with free shipping within Germany and/or associated regions. These are available in four color schemes and they average 3.4 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews.

These headphones are truly a headband headphone in that there are no conventional earcups. In the place of the traditional earcups the headband thickness a bit more and there are the speaker protrusions. They also fold and fit in the included “half moon” case. Also included is a 3.5mm audio cable and microUSB to USB charging cable…

As far as I can recall, I haven’t used any headband headphones. The closest I got was the smaller form factor B&O Play Form 2i and the good old Panasonic HT-21 lightweight on-ears [and assorted models of that style]…

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…

Now Shipping: Massdrop Objective 2 Headphone Amp (Desktop Edition) for $95 w/FUSS [MD]

Hide your e-wallets, although, considering the price-ranges of audiophile gear, this won’t do as much damage as some other CLEAR options that can put the FOCAL point of money drain on your ELEG(I)ANT wallet, probably purchased from Massdrop too 😉

With that obligatory throw-all-the-tomatatoes-at-me joke out of the way, we have good news if you are a fan of the Objective 2 headphone amp. The desktop edition of the Massdrop edition is now shipping (actually shipping) at the Massdrop website for $95 with free US shipping.

The shipping estimate as of the time of writing is July 10 in 2019, a miracle by Massdrop standards 🙂 This has become an “In-Stock Drop” that’s why it ships so fast ~ one business day after the close of the calendar day of your purchase. Your card will be charged two hours after ordering, so you have that regretsy window 🙂

During the checkout process you have two decisions to make. One is utilitarian, 110V or 220V adapter to be included. The other is more philosophical: standard gain or medium gain. Or you can get both and resolve the never-ending internal and external debates 😉

In addition to the free US shipping, they have two expedited shipping options, a +$5 and a +$15 which promises a 2-business day arrival. I wonder if it’s only a matter of time before Massdrop offers some kind of a Prime-like membership plan that includes faster shipping? [this is only a crackpot theory, I have no inside or outside knowledge]

PS: I’m planning to set out some time so I can update the two Massdrop “Tracking” perma-posts I used to keep updated 🙂 Stay tuned on that ~ no promises 🙂

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…

EU: AKG K612 Open Over-Ears for 99 euro

The benefits of being physically closer to Austria mayhaps translate to lower prices as well. The new condition open-back over-ear AKG K612 headphones are currently on sale for 99 euro with free shipping within Germany by Amazon Germany, where however they are not greeted like the Vienna Orchestra ~ they are averaging 3.2 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews and they have 11 answered questions.

So be sure to read up on them before purchase if you are not already familiar with them and the alternatives out there…

Monoprice Earpads (Velour or Pleather) for $13 w/FUSS

One thing that deserves a special mention from our previously mentioned Monoprice headphone-related sale are the new condition Monoprice earpads available for $13 with free standard US shipping in your choice of Protein Leather or Velour.

They both do well in the total of 15 customer reviews between them. You can buy upto twenty pairs per customer at the sale price. Free US standard shipping whether you buy one pair or ten.

The product description over there has a list of compatible headphones and for those and others not mentioned, don’t forget to check the customer reviews and the answered questions as well. The list includes many well-known headphones such as the Audio Technica M50X family (M40X, M30X, M50), their AD700X/900X open-backs, the AKG K551 and K553, Shure 840 and 440, Sony V6, MDR-1A, Fostex T50RP, Braiwavz HM5, Monoprice 8323, etc…

Monoprice headphone sale continues: planars, dynamic, Monolith, DAC/amps, Etc

The Monoprice headphone sale now has some teeth as they are not just offering their budget earphones but also a lot of their Monolith headphones and amps/DACs. A total of 39 items are participating including:

+ Electrostatic headphone with dedicated amplifier for $567

+ M1060 open planars for $243
+ M1060C closed planars for $270
+ M565C closed planars for $180

+ M300 earphones for $100

+ M600 open dynamic for $70
+ M650 open dynamic for $120

+ Big Tube amp for $340, portable DAC/amp with THX and AAA for $280, desktop balanced amp for $480, Liquid Spark Cavalli for $100

+ various budget over-ear, on-ear and in-ear

+ most (but not all) offered items come with free standard US shipping

EU: Beyerdynamic DTX-910 Semi-Open Over-Ears for 30 euro

Name-brand open and semi-open headphones are hard to find under 50, leave it to Beyerdynamic where their new condition over-ear DTX-910 is going for 33 euro with free shipping in Germany by Amazn Germany actual… It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 88 customer reviews and it has 20 answered questions…

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EU: MPOW H7 Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for 20 euro

The various market fluctuations (tariffs, trade wars, currency fluctuations) are causing some Chi-Fi products to be available at a lower price in the EU than in the USA. Historically this had been the opposite. Such as the case for this budget bluetooth headphone, it is the new condition MPOW H7 closed over-ears with “powerful bass” and “CVC 6.0 NC microphone” and up to “18 hours battery life” going for just 20 euro with free shipping for Germany Prime members or with a 29+ order in Germany and/or nearby eligible regions.

Only the black color scheme is down to 20 euro. They come with “memory protein ear cushion” and average 4.5 out of 5 based on 130+ customer reviews and have 30+ answered questions. They also play music via 3.5mm audio input, a feature many but not all bluetooth headphones have…

Sunday: Lion King headphones + Echo Dot Kids edition + Fire 7 Kids tablet for $130

Among the Sunday deals du jour at Amazon USA, for PRIME MEMBERS ONLY, they are offering $130 three item bundle:

+ Lion King kids headphones
+ Fire 7 Kids edition tablt
+ Echo Dot Kids edition

There are three different color schemes to pick from for the tablet case. The rest of the items are the same in the three bundles…

Pioneer HDJ-2000 Mark II DJ headphones for $199

Good until Saturday 7/6/19, B&H Photo is offering the new condition closed-back Pioneer HDJ-2000 Mark II DJ headphones in the silver color scheme for $199 with free US shipping. They come with two different cables and a carrying pouch.

They have just two customer reviews, both happy, one an actual club DJ and the other one a *trigger warning for HeadFi audiophiles* a self-proclaimed “Beats Evangelist” ^_^

FREE Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/BT Over-Ears with Sony Xperia 1 flagship preorder

Most smartphone manufacturers include some kind of a budget but flashy sounding earphone with their flagship purchase (eg the AKG-branded earphones of the Galaxy models). But Sony, desperate to make a dent in the smartphone now, looking at an opportunity now with the Huawei problems, is throwing in their most popular headphone for free with pre-orders of their new flagship Xperia 1 flagship smartphone.

The free headphones of the bundle are none other than the closed-back WH-1000X M3 ANC with bluetooth over-eras which range from $300 (on sale) to $350 (their default price)…

The Xperia 1 and the included headphones both support LDAC, mayhaps the ideal test setup for LDAC Audio since it is Sony’s brainchild. The phone has a 6.5 inch (21:9) OLED, Snapdragon 855, Android 9, 128GB on-board storage, 6GB RAM, microSD (up to 512GB), Bluetooth 5.0, “Hi-Res Audio”, Dolby Atmos, etc…

The price is $950 with or without the headphones and the offer is available for a limited time at select authorized Sony USA dealers such as Amazon actual and New York’s B&H Photo

NOTE that Amazon breaks down the prices of the bundle differently to prevent people from buying the bundle with the free headphones and then returning/cancelling the order and keeping the headphones 🙂

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 🙂

HDTracks: 20% off sitewide with coupon code

If you want to pick up some higher-than-CD digital music, HD Tracks is joining the 4th of July sale-a-bration by offering 20% off site-wide using coupon code HDRWB20 entered over there until 7/7/19 until 11:59pm eastern time… Exclusions may apply, check their website for details…

This week: Sennheiser HD 6XX for $200 again with Massdrop Email Click Coupon

Good until Sunday of this week (according to my calendaring math that would be Sunday July 7 in 2019), there’s a Massdrop email that promotes a $20 off discount on the Sennheiser HD 6XX.

When you click on the link in that email and go to your Massdrop account (already logged in), it will apply automatically a $20 off discount towards the purchase of the open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX, dropping it from $220 to $200, which was its original price.

There’s no coupon code to enter ~ the discount appears automagically in your shopping cart AFTER you click on the special link in the Massdrop email…

It’s still a bit of a miracle they hadn’t increased the HD 6XX to get closer to the HD 600 / 650 prices 🙂

Thursday: Audio Technica LP-60-BT Turntable + Bluetooth Speaker for $99 w/FS

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm eastern time [or earlier if the bundle sells out], New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering this Audio Technica Turnable + Bluetooth Speaker bundle for $99 with free US shipping.

The turntable is the good old AT-LP60BK-BT in the black color scheme, a well-regarded model averaging 4.5 (out of 28 customer reviews) at B&H and 4.2 out of 5 (based on nearly 4400 customer reviews at amazon.com)…

The turntable includes two RCA cables and a replacement stylus. It has Line and Phono outputs and of course a “bluetooth output”

The bundle includes a bluetooth speaker as well. There is a picture of the round top-buttoned bluetooth speaker but not much in the way of details other than it has 10W output, has a 1/8″ input, and a microSD slot as well.

Hifiman Eartips for RE400 & 600 for $4 w/free S&H

IF you are looking for extra/replacement eartips for the Hifiman RE-400 and RE-600 in-ears, the official Hifiman Amazon store is offering them in new condition for $4 with free shipping. This ships directly from them and it is not Prime eligible. But that means all US customers get free shipping, not just Prime members.

As of the time of writing they have nine sets available (you cannot order more than nine)… Per the pictures over there, each set consists of four different pairs of eartips… If you are not familiar with them, research them before making a purchase (as usual)…

Tribit X-Free Tune Bluetooth Over-Ears for $38 AC

It’s not a big discount but it’s not a headphone that drops dramatically either. It’s one of the “Amazon hits”, the new condition Tribit X-Free Tune bluetooth over-ears are down to $40 but that’s not all, they also have a 5% off clip-on coupon, dropping them down to $38 with free shipping. This is for the black color scheme… The black/red color scheme goes for slightly more but it is not eligible for the clip-on coupon [if you don’t see the coupon on the product page and get invited to e-clip it, it means it’s not eligible]…

These average 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 850 customer reviews and and they have over 230 answered questions by viewers like you… It promises up to 40 hours of playback time on a 4 hour charge. It has bluetooth 4.1, folds and plays music via 3.5mm as well.

PS: there’s no mention of NFC in the product description, so assume it doesn’t have it unless you know for certain [see: what’s the point of NFC in bluetooth headphones].

Make Your Own Deal: $10 off $200+ at Sonic’s eBay store

The Sonix Electronix eBay store is having a shopping cart promotion for a limited time. When you make a purchase of $200+, the shopping cart will automatically take a $10 off your total. You can see this happening while this promotion is running in the shopping cart as you place eligible items. If you don’t see the discount applied _before_ you place the order, it means the offer expired and/or the items may not be eligible…

If you don’t feel like browsing their whole inventory, there are 52 items (as of the time of writing) under their Headphones & Portable audio categories…