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

These lightning deals expired, but if you missed them, fear not ~ they are recurring guests of the Gold BOX…

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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

As of 11/18/17 re-check, the used options are sold out…

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

As of a 8:20pm ET re-check this flash sale ended…

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.

[DEAD] Used Creative Aurvana Gold Bluetooth (apt-X, AAC) with ANC Over/On-Ears for $47

As of a 8/24/17 re-check, this too sold out at the bang for the buck USED price…

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Refurbished AKG N495NC for $80, Harman BT for $90

There are two headphones in the refurbished deals at the official Harman Audio store on sale until 8/20/17 PM. The AKG K495 NC goes for $80 [check reviews because it has a low rating), while the Harman Audio BT (with rectangular pads) goes for $90. BT as in bluetooth with apt-X support.

TaoTronics Bluetooth apt-X Earphones for $26 [limit 3]

On the utilitarian front, the new condition TaoTronics Bluetooth apt-X Earphones, with IPX5 Splash Proof Rating, and magnetic shells, are on sale for $26 per pair, with a limit of up to three pairs per customer by a marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day Prime shipping or Same-Day Delivery (with $35+ orders; eg two pairs).

Non-Prime members get free shipping as well, the usual “Super Saver shipping”.

These can play music only through bluetooth. There is no 3.5mm input (as it is often the case with earphones, which don’t have the space to offer both options like over/on-ears can). These average 4.4 out of 5 based on nearly 800 customer reviews, and they have nearly 50 questions answered.

PS: for apt-X to work, both your music source and the earphones must support it. Bluetooth works in a lowest common denominator fashion, so if your music source does not support apt-X or has an older Bluetooth version, they’ll connect using the lowest common protocol, not apt-X.

[DEAD] Phiaton BT 220 NC Bluetooth and ANC Earphones for $70

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Now shipping: Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT with Pure Digital Drive for $549

UPDATE: Blog-post title correction: the price is $549, not $600!

The Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT that generated some buzz at CES 2017 thanks to its semi-mysterious “Pure Digital Drive” technology has now began shipping at its starting price of $549 by a couple of recognizable sellers, “Audio Advice” and “Electronics Expo”, both fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get them in about two days.

Amazon’s own listing is a nebulous “Usually ships within 1 to 2 months”. This headphone is a Bluetooth 4.2 with support for aptX HD, aptX, AAC and SBC codecs.

Now shipping: Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT with Pure Digital Drive for $299

The twin of ATH-DSR9BT is the $299 ATH-DSR7BT, and this too has began shipping for $299 from a couple of fulfilled by Amazon sellers, “Electronics Expo” and “Wasabi Japan”.

Amazon’s own listing is a rather ambiguous “Temporarily out of stock”. These too support aptX HD, aptX, AAC and SBC codecs.

Used NuForce BE6i for $41+, BE6 for $49+ [bluetooth apt-X earphones]

If you are interested in the NuForce BE6* bluetooth earphones with apt-X and you are comfortable with used earphones, you can get them for around half of the new condition price at the moment, depending on color:

+ USED Nuforce BE6i Gold for $41~ in “Used – Good”, $44 in “Used – Very Good”, $47~ in “Used – Like New” (last two pages
+ there are a lot of used listings for this, which means chances of further discounts are possible

+ USED NuForce BE6i Gray for $45 in “Used – Good”, $48 in “Used – Very Good”, $51 in “Used – Like New”
+ there are a lot of used listings for this, which means chances of further discounts are possible

+ USED NuForce BE6 Grey for $49 in “Used – Very Good” (AWD actual) or $50 in “Used – Like New” (Butterfly Photo) or $52 (AWD)

[DEAD] V-Moda Crossfade II Bluetooth Over-Ears with Apt-X for $270

AS of 6/23/17 the sale is over again…

It is the Rose Gold color scheme of the new V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless (bluetooth) over-ear headphone going for $270 with free shipping at authorized dealer Adorama.com.

The “Rose Gold” color is important in this case, because it is the only one of the three colors that supports apt-X. The other two colors do not.

[DEAD] V-Moda Crossfade II Bluetooth Over-Ears with apt-X for $270

As of 6/19/17 recheck, this offer ended, but now we have established a sale price of $270 at two different retailers….

This was on sale at Amazon earlier in the week, but if you missed it, fear not! It’s on sale again, it is the Rose Gold color scheme of the new V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless (bluetooth) over-ear headphone going for $270 with free shipping at authorized dealer Adorama.com. The “Rose Gold” color is important in this case, because it is the only one of the three colors that supports apt-X. The other two colors do not, and they are not on sale.