Friday: refurb AirPods PRO, Beats Solo ANC

Happy New Year, may 2021 bring you great headphones and audio gear, until the rest of the schiit gets fixed 🙂

We start with the headliner of the Best Buy daily deals, they are the Geek-Squad certified refurbished AirPods PRO going for $170, with a 90-day warranty…

Under Electronics of the Woot daily deals they have the new condition Beats Solo ANC/bluetooth closed-back on-ears going for $150 in the light-blue or dark-blue color schemes with a 1-year warranty…

And if you want to sharpen your senses during critical listening sessions, there’s a 2-pack of 30g tins of TeaPigs premium organic matcha for $35 under the Woot “Grocery and Household” daily deal…

Friday: Digital Content Offers: Pandora and Apple

Merry Christmas with a gift card sale at Best Buy with an audio component!

First up there’s a Pandora 12-month subscription sale offering two options:

+ 12-months of prepaid Pandora Plus for $40 for the 1st year
+ auto-renews at $55 per year unless cancelled

+ 12-months of prepaid Pandora Premium for $60 for the 1st year
+ auto-renews at $110 per year unless cancelled

And then for the Apple fans, you can buy an online $100 Apple For Everything Card and receive as a Santa gift bonus a $20 promotional Best Buy online gift card.

The “Apple for Everything” gift card can be used on everything sold by Apple, physical goods (iPods, iPhones, accessories including headphones, etc) or digital goods (iTunes, Apple Music, iCloud, etc). Check the product page over there for all the ways you can spend it 🙂

The above offers are good for December 25 in 2020, aka Christmas Day!

Apple AirPods PRO TW w/wireless charging case for $200

The Apple Airpods PRO truly-wireless with wireless charging case, model MWP22AM/A, are a Best Buy daily deal for $223 for Monday but that offer is handily defeated by critically-acclaimed B&H Photo of New York and by Amazon actual offering them for $200 with free US shipping. These have the Apple H1 chip, and you can make the most of them if you are part of the Apple i-eco-system…

Meanwhile the AirPods non-pro with wireless charging case, model MRXJ2AM/A, are going for $160 at Amazon actual and at B&H Photo….

OR if you want a lower price, the AirPods with a charging case (model MV7N2AM/A) go for $130 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

Tuesday: Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) with AppleCare+ for $150

Before we dive into the Prime Day action of 2020, we have a new daily deal at B&H Photo good until Tuesday 10/13/20 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]: it is the new condition Apple AirPods (2nd generation) bundled with AppleCare+, all together going for $150 with free US shipping while this promotion is running…

Apple AirPods PRO with AppleCare+ for $230 [and more…]

Apple fans, unite and take over! Good until Saturday 9/26/20 at 11:59pm eastern (or before that if they sell out) you can get the new condition Apple AirPods PRO with the AppleCare+ for $230 with free US shipping as a featured deal at New York’s B&H Photo… Up to three per customer at the sale price…

Meanwhile good for Friday 9/25/20, the Best Buy daily deals include:

+ Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT closed over-ears for $88
+ appears sold-out online but you may be able to find local store pickup and such options when you check
+ and as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it right here [PORG not included!]

Also part of the Friday Best Buy deals du jour are:

+ Apple Lightning Digital A/V adapter for $35

+ Apple USB-A to Lighting cable for $10

+ RocketFish magic HDMI cable for $50

+ UV-C sanitizing device, Sony 4K UHD TVs, Sony 3.1 soundbars with wireless subwoofer, and Sony XB-72 “wake up the neighbors” speaker for $200

+ the Apple products include a FREE 4-month Apple Music free trial
+ free trial cannot be appended to existing subscriptions or existing free trials
+ I’m assuming there should also be a limit on how often a single Apple account can participate in free trials…

Tuesday: Beats Solo Pro ANC/BT On-Ears for $200

If you are of the Apple ecosystem and like The Way of the Beats, one of the deals of the day for Tuesday 9/15/20 in the pacific time zone at Amazon USA is the new condition closed-back on-ear Beats Solo PRO with Apple’s proprietary wireless chip for $200 in three different color options… Limit up to three per customer at the sale price [not sure 3 per color or 3 overall total]…

As of the time of writing all the colors together average 4.6 out of 5 based on 1360+ customer ratings and they have over 100 answered questions…

Sunday: Apple AirPods PRO truly-wireless for $220

We don’t want the iPhone/iPad users to feel left out, so here’s a deal for them. Good until Sunday 8/2/20 at 11:59pm central time [or earlier if sold out] Woot is offering the new condition Apple AirPods PRO truly-wireless truly-Apple [ha!] critters for $220 with free shipping for Prime members and a one year Apple warranty. Up to two pairs per customer during this particular promotion…

Wednesday: B&O, Tidal Hifi, AirPods PRO, $15 bluetooth over-ears, Plantronics, Etc

Wednesday July 22 in 2020 is another “headphone day” in the various online retailer daily deals as follows:

+ Apple AirPods PRO WITH Apple Care+ kit bundled together for $239 at B&H Photo

+ the Best Buy dailies have a trio of related items as follows:

  • 1-Year prepaid TIDAL HiFi [the higher-res version] for $96, comes out to $8 per month
  • Insignia [their house brand] bluetooth over-ears for $15; as of the time of writing they average 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 2400 customer ratings, a respectable number considering the price; but always check reviews!!! the numbers are just one of the things to look at, not everything!
  • PDP LVL50 gaming wired headsets and Scosche car audio

Not to be outdone, Woot is having a Random Tech Sale that includes the following trio of head-audio products:

  • B&O BeoPlus E8 2.0 truly wireless for $106
  • Amuoc T10 Plus truly wireless for $17
  • AfterShokz Titanium bone conduction for $50

And finally at the NewEGG dailies they have Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 bluetooth over-ears for the very good price for $27…

Memorial Day: refurb Jabra 65t and AirPods, Etc

While the i-Hype is i-Building for the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones, the little Airpods are the headliner Best Buy daily deal for 5/25/20. It’s the Geek Squared certified-refurbished AirPods with wireless case going for $140. This Geek-refurbished version averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 249 customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg.com dailies they have two offerings:

+ Anker Soundcore Liberty NEO (2019 Upgraded edition) truly-wireless for $33

+ refurbished Jabra Elite 65t Titanium truly-wireless for $100

+ Klipsch Energy Power12 SUB for $119

Thursday: Apple AirPods Charging Case for $70

The first generation of the Apple AirPods Charging Case is on sale in new condition for $70 with free US shipping at the Best Buy website until 11:59pm on Thursday 4/2/20 or earlier if sold out. You also get a free 4-month Apple Music music-subscription (for new subscribers only; you cannot append it to an existing music-subscription)…

NOTE: this is ONLY the CHARGING CASE – the actual Airpods are NOT INCLUDED!

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…

Sunday: AirPods with Charging Case for $145

One of the Sunday daily deals at the Best Buy website is the new condition Apple AirPods with a (wired) charging case going for $145 with free US shipping and/or store pickup where possible. Only this option/combo is on sale…

Thurday: 128GB iPod Touch (6th Gen) for $225

If you prefer DAPs to PADs, for Thursday October 24 in 2019, one of the deals of the day at the Best Buy website is the new condition sixth generation 128GB iPod Touch [yes, they still exist] going for $225 with free US shipping and/or free pickup in their stores where possible…

It averages 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 1500 customer reviews, so you are not the only one who still likes iPods 🙂

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.

Apple Earpods (3.5mm, MD827LL/A) for $9.45 w/FS

Tanga is offering the new condition Apple Earpods, model MD827LL/A, the one that came with the iPhone 6* phones, for $9.49 with free shipping and free returns. These are 3.5mm earphones, not lightning. The iPhone 6S* and SE were the last iPhones with a headphone jack. If you need two of them, 2-packs go for $18, a small combined purchase discount.

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.

Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for $7.65

The official Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter is now down to $7.65 at Amazon by Amazon actual and you can buy as many as you like at the sale price (maximum 27 which is more than enough for most non-resellers). The only catch is that it is an Add-On product, so you must needs place a $25+ order. You can get to $25+ with four of these or any other product combination that does the math. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 1550+ customer reviews.

Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for $8

The official Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter is currently going for $7.65 at B&H Photo. Shipping is free if your order total is $49 or more. Otherwise shipping is extra.

If you are a Prime member, you can get free 2-day shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual where it sells for $8.86. Non-Prime members need a $25+ order for free shipping. This is not currently an Add-On item, thus the free 2-day shipping for Prime members despite the single figures price.

Apple AirPods with $30 Kohls Cash for $159

These typically don’t last long in-stock, so if interested, jump in! The Kohls website is offering the new condition Apple AirPods for $159 with free shipping or store pickup and $30 Kohls cash. You cannot use coupons towards the AirPods, but you can pay for your purchase partially or fully with Kohls rewards (YES2YOU Rewards).

Kohls Cash is a limited shelf life store credit/reward you can spend in future purchases at Kohls. This particular $30 store credit must be spent between February 9-14 in 2018.

[DEAD] Open-box Apple Airpods for $135 + S&H after coupon

These coupons expired…

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Apple Original Earpods for $9.49 with free S&H

Clearance specialist Tanga.com is offering for a limited time the new condition Apple Original Earpods, model MD827LL/A, for $9.49 with free shipping and free returns. They also have them in a 2-pack for $18 with free shipping, so if you need more than one, it’s cheaper to buy them in 2-packs. They offer 15 day returns, with over 3700 units sold. These are wired 3.5mm, not lightning earpods.

Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter for $16.48

The official Apple Lightning to 30-pin connector is currently on sale for the very specific price of $16.48 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to six per customer at the sale price. This supports USB Audio and analog audio as well – among other things. It averages 3.5 out of 5 based on 450+ customer reviews and has 110+ answered questions. This is mode MD823AM/A.

Apple Earpods (MD827LLA) for $13

The new condition Apple Earpods, model MD827LLA, are on sale for $13 at Walmart by Walmart actual. Free store pickup at a nearby store, or free shipping with a $35+ order. Limit up to five per customer. These are sold by Walmart proper, not marketplace sellers, so you are not going to get fakes ~ other things equal.

Apple Airpods for $140 [Costco Members Only]

Costco is offering for its members only the new condition Apple Airpods for $140 with free shipping. You have to login with a Costco account that has an active paying Costco membership.

For a number of items, Costco allows non-members to purchase them with a 5% surcharge. However, some of the best deals (or limited quantity deals) have a “Members Only Item” tag, and this Airpods deal is indeed restricted to members only.

Apple Airpods (Truly Wireless) for $150

Another eBay Black Friday doorbuster is running, you can get the new condition Apple AirPods for $150 with free shipping, limit one per customer, from eBay seller LA Computer Company. Over 3100 units have been sold so far. This is model MMEF2AM/A.

Free JBL E45BT Bluetooth On-Ears with 15.4″ late 2016 MacBook PRO with TouchBar

The closed-back JBL E45BT Bluetooth On-Ears are included for FREE when you purchase the new condition 15.4″ late 2016 MacBook PRO with TouchBar (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Retina, Radeon PRO 450, etc) for $1799 at B&H Photo in gray or black. You also get one year of the Microsoft Office subscription. This is a limited time offer.

[DEAD] Apple Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter for $5 w/free S&H [bulk packaging]

As of 11/2/17 recheck, the price is now $10…

On the budget size of things, the Apple Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter for iPhones is on sale for $5 with free shipping by Yapper Wireless on eBay. This ships from New Hampshire. You can buy as many as you like. This is in “New – Other” condition, brand new in bulk packaging per the eBay item description.

[DEAD] Apple Lightning Earpods (New-Other) for $15 w/free S&H

This sale ended…

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Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for $9 w/free shipping

The new condition Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter is on sale for $9 with free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement at Adorama.

It also goes for $9 but free shipping is conditional at at Amazon by Amazon actual and at B&H Photo. At Amazon, you have to be a Prime member to get free 2-day shipping (or with a $25+ order), while at B&H you need a $49+ order for free shipping.

Another option is free store pickup at Walmart or free shipping with a $35+ order.

Needless to say, one should not expect this to perform like a $1000+ DAC and amp system 🙂

In-Stock Again: Apple AirPods for $160

The Apple Airpods have been rather hard to find. If you need them from a reliable retailer, they are currently in-stock and shipping for $160 by Verizon Wireless with a limit of two units per customer. Anyone can buy these, you don’t need Verizon phone service 🙂

In-stock: Apple AirPods for $159

The new Apple Airpods are currently in-stock and ready to ship for $159 at the AT&T online store. They are only available online, not at their B&M stores per their website. They are hard to find in-stock because Apple 🙂

Apple Earpods with the Lightning for $20 w/free S&H

If you want to get the Apple Earpods with the Lightning connector and don’t want to risk purchases at open marketplaces like Amazon and eBay where it’s much harder to figure out what’s authentic, the new condition Earpods are on sale for $20 with free shipping by Verizon Wireless. Verizon doesn’t have marketplace sellers, they get their inventory from Apple.

Apple Earpods with Lightning Cable for $20 w/free S&H

The official Verizon Wireless website has a “headphone of the month” feature, and at the moment, this title belongs to the new condition Apple Earpods with Lightning Cable for $20 with free shipping. Limit up to ten units per customer. No coupon needed. This is Apple model MMTN2AM/A. This is a limited time offer.

Back In-Stock: Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector for $18

If you are looking for lightning earphones that won’t break the bank, the official Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector (model MMTN2AM/A) are on sale for just under $18 at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit up to three per customer. These are currently a Prime exclusive. Make sure when buying Apple earphones at Amazon that the seller of record is either Amazon actual or recognizable marektplace sellers. If you buy from rando-seller, the chances of fakes (as evidenced by the customer reviews over there) are very high.

[DEAD] Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector for $18

As of 2/22/17 re-check, this is sold out…

If you are looking for lightning earphones that won’t break the bank, the official Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector (model MMTN2AM/A) are on sale for just under $18 at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit up to three per customer. These are currently a Prime exclusive. Make sure when buying Apple earphones at Amazon that the seller of record is either Amazon actual or recognizable marektplace sellers. If you buy from rando-seller, the chances of fakes (as evidenced by the customer reviews over there) are very high.