Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for $20 w/FS

For a limited time [and not eligible for the weekend coupon], the Monoprice website is offering the new condition Monoprice 8323 with bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones for $20 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is a newer model based on the wired 8323s. 8323 was their Monoprice PID, and because of the way their website works, new products get assigned new and unique PIDs. Thus the PID for the bluetooth 8323 is actually 24735 🙂 The customer reviews of the two are mixed together so keep that in mind ~ the vast majority of them there are for the older wired model.

I’ve had the wired model and certainly for the price it was a great deal but note that if you have a big head, this may be a tight fit. I could just barely fit inside and they do take up volume on your head when expanded.

They come with apt-X, and considering the price, one has to wonder exactly what the licensing fee for apt-X is and whether some of the more high-end headphone manufacturer (s’ fans) are using the apt-X fee as an excuse to justify the lack of it 🙂

PS: don’t forget to also check their Overstock sale of nearly 500 items for some randomness…

Thursday: MEE Matrix3 Bluetooth Over-Ears AND BT Audio Transmitter for $60

Among the Thursday 11/8/18 daily deals at the Best Buy website, you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear MEE Electronics Matrix3 bluetooth headphones for $60 with free shipping or free store pickup where possible/available. But that’s not all. Best Buy is also bundling with this the MEE Audio Bluetooth transmitter.

The headphone on its own has nearly 1000 customer reviews, it averages 3.9 out of 5 at amazon.com

Tue: Philips SHB-9850-NC BT/ANC Over-Ears for $48

At the chagrin of some audiophiles, combo Bluetooth with ANC over-ear headphones are all the rage these days, so every manufacturer and their sister brands are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Which brings us to one of the NewEgg deals du jour for Tuesday, promo code EMCSEEPU3 gets you the new condition Philips SHB9850NC/27 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $48 with free shipping. This runs on Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and AAC support.

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT “Pure Drive” Bluetooth Over-Ears for $200

The Best Buy daily deals have also triggered a price-match of this at Amazon by Amazon actual, it is the new condition Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT closed-back over-ear bluetooth headphones using the recently revealed A-T “Pure Drive” hype-technology/buzz-word. Limit three per customer at Amazon. They support apt-X HD.

V-Moda Crossfade Bluetooth Over-Ears for $128

If you are looking for a solid bluetooth over-ear headphone with a bit of a bass favor, eBay seller “Buzz Tronics” (New York) is offering the new condition V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth closed-back over-ears) for $128 with free shipping. Up to three pairs per color per customer. Four colors are available. The various colors are handy if you are buying them for members of the same household or office, so you can easily tell them by color, eg Kid #1 has the red, Kid #2 has the silver, Kid #3 has the black.

On the other hand, if you are a more apt (pun intended) to favor apt-X technology in your bluetooths, the new condition V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in the Rose Gold color scheme (the only color with apt-X support) is currently on sale for $201 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown…

A Feast of Trade-Offs: the new Koss Porta Pro Wireless (BT 4.1, apt-X) for $75 [MD] or $80 NOW!

Good news, bad news! If you wished there was a bluetooth version of the legendary Koss Porta PROs, we have both! A brand new wireless (bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X) version is now available for purchase at Massdrop. The bad news is that it goes for $75. Up to three headphones per customer. The drop is limited to US (free shipping) and Canada.

Seven more units need to get purchased before this offer unlocks. The drop ends Sunday night. It will ship in late May 2018 and it comes with just a 1-year warranty, not the legendary Koss limited lifetime warranty.

This is a feast of trade-offs and silver linings… A hard case is included. No NFC.

However, if you don’t want to wait for Massdrop, for $5 more you can get them from KOSS fulfilled by Amazon. $80 wiht free shipping ~ free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Two days is faster than late May 2018 🙂 Amazon does not have a limit, you can buy as many as you want.

[DEAD] Monoprice 8323 Bluetooth w/apt-X Closed Over-Ear for $23 w/FS

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[DEAD] Sat Offers: NuForce Optoma BE6i earphones for $49, Etc

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Creative Aurvana Gold BT/ANC Over/On-Ears for $80

The new condition Creative Aurvana Gold Bluetooth and ANC Over/On-Ears [can’t tell based on the unusual shape of the earcups] are currently on sale for $80 with free shipping at Amazon, offered at this price by both Amazon actual, and the Creative Labs Amazon store. This is an older model, as indicated by the bluetooth 3.0, but it supports apt-X and AAC. They also play music via a 3.5mm input and come with a travel pouch.

AUKEY Latitude bluetooth earphones for $18 after coupon

If you are looking for a low cost utilitarian bluetooth earphone that even supports apt-X, for a limited time, coupon code 8KQXPCX6 will drop the price of the new condition AUKEY Latitude from $26 to $18 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. The coupon is a 31% off discount on the current price. These average 4 out of 5 based on 720+ customer reviews and have 100+ answered questions.

[DEAD] Tue: Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth for $23 w/free S&H

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[DEAD] V-Moda Crossfade II (apt-X Rose Gold) + $120 Gift Card for $350

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AUKEY EP-B44 Bluetooth (apt-X) In-Ears for $14 after coupon

AUKEY is fond of coupons! Coupon code J6IEQT56 discounts the current price of the new condition AUKEY EP-B44 Bluetooth Earphones (with apt-X) by 47%. The current price is $28, so with the coupon it will be just above $14. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. Or with a $25+ order for non-members. This apt-X critter averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews, and comes with a 24-month warranty. It supports bluetooth 4.1, and the earshells are magnetic (you can wear them like a necklace).

It does not say when the coupon expires…

Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth (apt-X) for $25 w/free S&H

If you wished someone made a bluetooth version of good old Monoprice 8323 closed-back over-ear headphones and put them on sale and gave them free shipping, you’ve come to the right post 🙂

Monoprice Headphone #24735 is the 8323 with bluetooth (apt-X) currently on sale for $25 with free standard US shipping. The free shipping is a bigger deal than the discount in price. It has earcup controls (instead of annoying little buttons on the perimeter underside of the earcups.

Based on the pictures they look similar to the 8323 (which I have), but I have not seen or touched the 8323 with Bluetooth (aka the #24735), so I can’t compare them.

Speaking of Monoprice, if you are looking for something to test headphone isolation and active noise cancelling, and you also need adjustable temperature hot water for your coffee/tea/etc, the Monoprice Strata 1.7L Electric Kettle is on sale for $36 with free standard US shipping. This is AC powered. It will be ruined if you put it on stovetop!

[DEAD] Thursday: Anker SoundBuds Curve Bluetooth (apt-X) Exercise Earphones for $19 [four colors]

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Now shipping: JLab Epic Sports bluetooth earphones

Another one of the new CES 2018 headphones is now in-stock and ready to ship! In either the black or the blue color schemes, you can get the new condition JLab Epic Sports exercise bluetooth (4.2, apt-X) earphones for $100 with free shipping, sold by the JLab Audio Amazon store, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get them in two days or so.

As usual with new releases, these are for the early adopters, the “brand fans” and the reviewers. If you don’t need/want them right away, it’s smarter to wait for a few weeks to read more reviews and see whether there’s any discounting.

You can get a summary of the Stock Situation of some of the new CES 2018 headphones at our just updated Headphone Tracker …tracking post 🙂

Avantree Bluetooth 4.0 Over-Ears with apt-X for $35 w/FS

If you don’t want to chase these in the lightning deals, they are on sale in a more conventional fashion at the moment, the new condition Avantree Bluetooth 4.0 Over-Ears with apt-X go for $35 with free shipping (sold by Avantree, fulfilled by Amazon so Prime eligible). They claim up to 40 bluetooth hours per charge, they also play music via 3.5mm input and come with a 24 month warranty.

Optionally, when scroll down to the “Special offers and product promotions” section of the Amazon product page, you will find ten different combined purchase discounts. Some are coupons, others are “add both to cart”.

Monoprice 8323 Closed Over-Ears with Bluetooth (and apt-X) for $25 with free standard US shipping

The closed-back wired over-ear Monoprice 8323 are one of the sub-$40 bang for the buck headphones (with interchangeable cable to boot). Piggy-backing on their popularity, Monoprice has now released a bluetooth version with apt-X support, the model 24735 (a side-effect of the temporally-based sequential way hey name their products, they couldn’t have a model name with 8323 in it)…

… and this bluetooth model is now on sale for $25 with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website. No coupon is needed, the price you see is the price you pay! This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown.

I haven’t seen the bluetooth version, but I have the old-school model. Despite their size and expansion on your head when you wear them, they just barely fit on my head. I have an above average head size/volume, but by no means the largest one, so keep that in mind! I rarely have head-size “just barely fits” issues with over-ears.

V-Moda Crossfade II for $229, with apt-X for $239

This sale is back! The new condition V-moda Crossfade II Over-Ears in the Matte Black color scheme drop from $329 to $229 in the shopping cart when you enter coupon code CYBERDEALS in the checkout page (you have to enter an email address to enter the coupon; you don’t have to fill up the rest of data fields).

Or if you prefer apt-X, the Rose/Gold Color Scheme which is the only one of the three colors that supports Qualcomm’s apt-X drops from $349 to $239. Yes, the coupon is $110 off for this model, and $100 for the other one.

The white color scheme is not eligible for the coupon. All these at Adorama.com.

Meanwhile the first generation of this headphones continues to be on sale for $180.

PENDULUMIC STANCE S1+ Wireless for $109

This is a lesser known and not as widely available headphone, so much so that it is offered by a marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon, it is the new condition PENDULUMIC STANCE S1+ Wireless going for $109 with free Prime shipping. The wireless part is bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X support. Fans of rechargeable batteries may like this because it is powered by an internal battery but can also use a AAA battery. It has an AKG-style two-level headband, and averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 50+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Avantree Closed-Back Over-Ear apt-X Bluetooth for $33 to $52 LL

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[DEAD] Thursday: Treblab RF100 Magnetic BT/ANC Earphones for $34 after coupon

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Refurbished MEE audio Matrix2 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $40

The MEE audio Matrix2 Bluetooth Over-Ears currently go for $70 in new condition and $41+ in Used Condition, but this week, another option has emerged, manufacturer refurbished and sold by MEE Audio, for $40 with free shipping, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get it in two days or so.

This is how the refurbished condition sold by MEE Audio’s Amazon store is described in the listing:

Matrix2 is the easy name. Its model number is AF62, and it supports Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and AAC, NFC support for pairing, 3.5mm audio playback as well. And a 90-day warranty as a manufacturer refurbished product. It averages 4 out of 5 based on nearly 700 customer reviews and has over 200 answered questions, so much is known about it.

Used Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT for $239

The new condition Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT with their “Pure Digital Drive” technology go for $300 at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $239~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 31 customer reviews. They support AAC, apt-X HD, and such.

[DEAD] Used Creative Aurvana Gold BT/ANC for $53

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If you do not object to Bluetooth 3.0, the Creative Aurvana Gold headphones are available in “Used – Like New” condition for $53~ with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

These support Bluetooth 3.0, with apt-X and AAC, with NFC support (NFC is used for touch-pairing as opposed to over the air dog-fights), touch controls, 3.5mm audio playback, and such. They average 3.4 out of 5 based on 54 customer reviews and they have 18 answered questions.

MEE Matrix 2 Bluetooth Over-Ears: NEW for $68, USED for $39+

The third generation MEE audio Matrix 3 bluetooth headphones are now out, going for $120 in new condition and $84~ in used condition. They support Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and AAC, and also play music via 3.5mm input.

But if you want to go bluetooth by saving more, the second generation goes for $68 in new condition by Amazon actual (limit 3 per customer).

Or you can save even more thru Warehouse Deals where the Matrix 2 goes for $39~ in “Used – Acceptable” or $44~ in “Used – Very Good” condition or $47~ in “Used – Like New”. The previous link is the default summary listing. This is the detailed Used only listings.

The Matrix 2 supports the same formats but also supports NFC. I haven’t found anything in the listings of the Matrix 3 mentioning NFC. NFC can be handy if you want to pair/connect by touch. It can be handy if you have an air war between music sources and headsets fighting to make active bluetooth connections. Both come with zippered cases.

[DEAD] Avantree Bluetooth Over-Ears for $37 or $60 [apt-x Low Latency]

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Used MEE audio AF18 bluetooth earphones for $11

The new condition MEE audio AF18 bluetooth earphones go for $26~ by Amazon actual (limit three per customer) but if you want to shave some more off the price…

… you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for the very specific price of $11.33 by Amazon Warehouse actual. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

It averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 220+ customer reviews. It has Bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X support.

TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones for $20

We have a value bluetooth earphone price war of sorts! Mayhaps jealous of the $20 Vava Moov daily deal, Taotronics has dropped the price of their new condition TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones to $20 in the black color scheme. These too support apt-X and have their own “CVC 6.0” noise cancellation.

They average 4.3 out of 5 based on nearly 650 customer reviews and have nearly 50 questions answered. The noise cancelling mayhaps explains the thicker body, because ANC hardware does not happen in a vacuum [puns intended?]

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. If you are close to $25 and you need a boost, here are a couple of ideas:

+ 10ft AmazonBasics HDMI Extension Cable (male/female) for $2~ (limit 3 per customer)

+ Pack of 4 Melitta Pour-Over Cone with Ceramic Cup for $5.69

Soundpeats Upgraded Q800 bluetooth neckband earphones for $19

Another “popular among Amazon shoppers” budget neckband bluetooth earphone is on sale, it’s the new condition upgraded version of the Soundpeats Q800 going for $19 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on nearly 4600 customer reviews and has almost 400 answered questions.

This runs on Bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X support and promises sweatproofness. One unusual feature is that the earphones can retract into the body of the neckband. See gallery and product description pictures over there.

SoundPEATS Q30 Magnetic Bluetooth Earphones for $22 (limit 3)

If you are looking for bluetooth earphones that won’t break the bank but still support apt-X, the new condition SoundPEATS Q30 Magnetic Bluetooth Earphones are currently on sale for $22 per pair, sold by SoundPeats Audio, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if a Prime member. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal.

These average 4.8 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and run Bluetooth 4.1. Keep in mind, your music source must also support these protocols, otherwise it will default to the lowest common denominator. They come with a 3-button remote, and they are marketed as exercise earphones. They include a bag and various eartips and such.

Refurbished Sony MDR-1000X Bluetooth/ANC for $180

Trending among the latest eBay Daily Deals, Secondipity is offering the closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-1000X bluetooth with ANC headphones in manufacturer refurbished condition for $180 with free shipping in black or beige, with a limit of up to five pairs per customer. They come with a 90-day warranty. They support apt-X and Sony’s own LDAC.

In new condition, these go for $250 at authorized dealers, so that’s a $70 question difference between new and manufacturer refurbished.

But that’s not all, the second generation, with a slightly different name, the awkwardly-named “WH-1000X M2” are in-stock and shipping for their starting price of $350.

So if you are going to get the previous generation model, you might as well pay half the price of the “latest generation”!

In-Stock Now: Sony WH-1000X M2 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $350

The new Sony WH-1000X M2 closed-back over-ear bluetooth with active noise cancellation headphones were announced at IFA 2017 time and now they have began shipping! The black color scheme is in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $350 at Amazon by Amazon actual. The white/beige color scheme is estimated to be in-stock later this week.

These support both apt-X HD and Sony’s own LDAC technology. Sony worked with The Google to cook some LDAC into the Oreo recipe, but unlike iOS and Windows, the latest Android OS takes years before it propagates to the majority of users. SAD!

[DEAD] Friday: SoundPEATS Bluetooth earphones for $20

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[DEAD] V-Moda Crossfade II Bluetooth Over-Ears with apt-X for $250

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If you are a fan of Wall Rose, you may also be a fan of Rose tinted headphones 🙂 The new condition closed-back over-ear V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless (Bluetooth) headphones in the Rose Gold color scheme are on sale for $250 with free shipping at Adorama.com for a limited time.

The “Rose Gold” color supports apt-X, while the other two colors do not, and they are not on sale. Typically, the “Rose Gold” color costs $20 more, which may be a ballpark of what Qualcomm may be charging companies for their apt-X technology.