Massdrop launched their own Prime deals (HD-8XX for $899, Etc)

Not to be outdone by Amazonia, Massdrop has launched their own Prime deals which include, among others:

+ Sennheiser HD-6XX for $219
+ yes, you could have had this for $199 pre-COVID, but unless you have a time-machine…

+ Sennheiser HD-8XX for $899

+ because a simple dongle is for the plebs!

+ Audio Technica AD-500X open over-ears for $69
+ yes, there are other open-back options under $100, it’s not just Sennheiser, Philips and Grado

+ SMSL SH-8s amplifier for $130

+ BeyerDee MMX 300 Premium gaming headset for $229

+ lots of keyboard-y things

+ find them all at the Massdrop Prime deals

Audio Technica ATH-M20X and AT2005USB and Boom for $79

For a limited time, up until 8/29/22 at 10pm ET, B&H Photo has an Audio Technica bundle for $79 after in-cart coupon that includes:

+ ATH-M20X closed over-ear headphones

+ AT2005USB Microphone

+ boom and USB cable

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…

Audio Technica AD-500X Open Over-Ears for $69

It may feel like there are few options [and there are certainly a lot fewer compared to closed-backs] but you do actually have a handful of options for wired open-back over-ear headphones under $100.

Case in point this limited time promotion at Massdrop, they are offering the new condition wired Audio Technica AD-500X Open Over-Ears for $69. Shipping is free with orders of $100+

There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Note that this is estimated to ship at the end of August 2022.

Sunday: Audio Technica ATH-Sport90-BT bluetooth earphones for $29

Good until 2/20/22 at 11:59pm ET, the latest B&H Photo daily deals offer these potentially interesting on-topic items:

+ new condition Audio Technica ATH-Sport90-BT bluetooth earphones for $29 with free US shipping

+ feed the DAPs and PADs and phonez/tabz too: five 64GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards for $38 total
+ that’s $7.60 per card, enough to keep many of your DAPs/PADs happy!

+ reminder, on this blog, PAD = Phone As Dap (DAP)

Monday: Apple AirPods MAX ANC/BT Over-Ears for $456

It’s Appletini time at the Monday 12/20/21 Best Buy daily deals where you can get the new condition Apple AirPods Max (the closed-back over-ear BT/ANC headphones) for the very specific price of $456…

Meanwhile at the B&H Photo dailies they are offering the Audio Technica ATH-SPORT 90BT Sonic Sport, consumer line-up, necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $39…

Sunday: Klipsch, Panasonic, Audio Technia M20X, Beyerdynamic DT 990 (600 ohm), Etc

Happy 4th of July with audio daily deals!

We start at the B&H Photo website where you can have a volume-buy promotion, you can get a 3-pack of Panasonic RP-TCM-115 shallow-insertion stubby earphones for $20 total (that’s under $7 per earphone)… They also offer a couple of Klipsch Cinema soundbar systems with an automatic in-cart coupon ($180 or $600)…

Meanwhile among the Sunday 7/4/21 Woot deals du jour is another incarnation of the Random Audio sale that includes 17 items, among them:

+ Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohm) open wired over-ears for $175 with 2-year BeyerD warranty

+ refurbished Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earbuds – McLaren Sport Edition (2nd Gen) for $140 with 90-day Klipsh warranty

+ Audio-Technica bundle for $90: the ATH-M20X wired closed over-ear headphones with the AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
+ headphone has a 2-year warranty, microphone a 1-year warranty

Wedn: refurbished Audio Technica ATH-WS660 bluetooth over-ears for $60

Three times a headphone lady are the Newegg daily deals good until Wednesday 2/17/21 at 11:59pm pacific time as follows:

+ refurbished Audio-Technica ATH-WS660-BT-GBL-RB bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $60
+ sold and shipped by DealParade thru the NewEgg website

+ Jabra Move bluetooth closed-back on-ears for $27
+ sold and shipped by the Jabra Online store upon NewEgg’s

+ Anker Soundcore Spirit X (2019) necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $20 after promo code 93XQH95
+ sold and shipped by the Anker store upon NewEgg’s

Then at the Best Buy daily deals they have the Geek Squad refurbishe Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly-wireless for $50…

And at the B&H Photo deals of the day they have the AUsounds AU Stream truly wireless for $40, or you can get a 2-pack of them for $75…

Friday: refurbished Audio Technica ATH-SR30 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $40 w/FS

Another headphone has shown up in the Friday 2/12/21 NewEgg daily deals it is the refurbished closed-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-SR30-BT-BK-RB, a bluetooth headphone in the black color scheme, going for $40 with free US shipping, up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by marketplace seller “Deal Parade”, not by NewEgg…

Meanwhile the teasers for the Saturday daily deals include the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO open-back over-ear wired Tesla headphones. The sale price will be revealed on Saturday in the pacific time zone…

Thursday: BeyerD Amiron Home, refurb Audio Technicas, Etc

The Thursday February 4 in 2021 daily deals have gone headphone-crazy!

We start at the NewEgg daily deals where we have multiple options:

+ refurbished Sony XB-650-BT “Extra Bass” bluetooth overons for $25

+ Save the FLACs: 10TB WD Elements USB 3.0 desktop HDD for $160 after coupon

+ and the star of the day, the new condition open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic Amiron Home with Tesla technology going for $369 after promo code 93XQF89 entered in the shopping cart
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg itself

Next up we visit the Best Buy dailies where Skullcandy has their Indy Evo truly-wireless on offer for $40…

Last but not least, Woot has another Random Audio sale among their Thursday daily deals with a total of 20 options including:

+ five reburbished Audio Technicas from the ATH series including models from “Solid Bass” (WS-660-BT-BRD for $62) and “Sonic Fuel” and QuietPoint

+ JVC LIVE 650-BT-NC ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $120

+ B&O BeoPlay E8 truly-wireless for $70

+ Klipsch Reference speaker wireless options

+ AmazonBasics 80W bookshelf pair of speakers for $50

+ A/V components from Pioneer, Klipsch, Vizio

+ bluetooth speakers and “suitcase turntable” too

Saturday: refurb Audio Technicas including ATH-AD500X for $60

Six refurbished Audio Technica headphones are on sale at Woot as part of their daily deals until Saturday 1/9/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) and surprise-surprise, there’s an open-back option!

+ open-back ATH-AD500X over-ears for $60

+ five closed-back over/on-ears Audio Technicas, some bluetooth

+ the Audio Technicas come with a 90-day Woot warranty, up to three per option per customer

+ it starts with an A, but it’s not Audio Technica, it just got jammed into the sale as well, new condition AmazonBasics Ultra Light truly-wireless for $17

Meanwhile at the NewEgg daily deals they have the new condition Meidong bluetooth neckband earphones going for $11 with free US shipping. This is bluetooth 5.0 which is becoming pretty much must-have for some kind of future-proofing…

Thursday: Audio Technica ATH-CKR7-TW truly wireless for $49

If you are looking for truly-wireless from more audiophile-oriented companies, B&H Photo is offering until 11/26/20 at 11:59pm ET the new condition Audio Technica ATH-CKR7-TW truly wireless for $49 with free US shipping. Note however that of the seven customer reviews posted there (as of the time of writing) six of them are unhappy, so be sure to look into it before buying!

Friday: Audio-Technica ATH-PG1 gaming headset for $80

Friday 10/23/20 has a gaming headset at the Woot website, it is the new condition Audio Technica ATH-PG1 closed-back over-ear with a 6-inch boom microphone going for $80 with free shipping for Prime members, or flat shipping for non-members. Up to three pairs per customer.

As of the time of writing it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 270+ customer ratings at Amazon… It comes with a 2-year AT warranty…

Sunday Bluetooths: TCL ANC/BT Over-Ears, A-T neckband

TCL has been [trying to] make a powerplay in the US consumer electronics market and they have also entered the highly contested ANC/bluetooth combo over-ear headphone market and one of their models, the ELIT400NC is the headliner of the Best Buy daily deals for Sunday 8/30/20 offered for $70 in the midnight blue color scheme… As of the time of writing this averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 150+ customer reviews… This runs Bluetooth version 4.2, not the most recent 5.x

From one of the upstart brands we go to one of the big Japanese headphone brand, Audio Technica, their ATH-DSR5BT neckband bluetooth earphones are on sale for $90 with free US shipping at B&H Photo as one of their deals of the day. This too runs Bluetooth 4.2…

Not a bluetooth but among the Sunday NewEGG daily deals there’s the green/white Pioneer SE-MJ-503-G closed-back on-ears going for the very modest price of $10 with free US shipping. This is another historically highly-contested segment with entries as old as the Sony ZX-series and attempts at it by many relative newcomers (AmazonBasics, Monoprice, etc) to the world of audio…

Saturday: Audio Technica ANC & BT Over-Ears, refurb Klipsch S4 In-Ears for $23

Headphones rule the day in the Saturday May 16 in 2020 among the major retailers deals du jour…

We start at Woot where they have an Audio Technica sale with the following three models with a 1-year Audio-Technica warranty regardless of condition:

+ new condition ATH-SR6-BT-BK bluetooth over-ears for $70

+ refurbished ATH-ANC70-RB ANC QuietPoint over-ears for $40
+ they take AAA batteries (single use or rechargeable, a plus if you are a fan of them

+ refurbished ATH-ANC7-BSV-RB ANC Quietpoint over-ears for $50
+ these too take AAA batteries

A blast from the past at the Newegg deals du jour, it’s the refurbished Klipsch S4 in-ears going for $23 with free US shipping, up to three pairs per customer, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual… We have a text-and-pictures unboxing here, one of their variants, the Klipsch S4A II in-ears. I don’t know what their differences are…

Rounding out the action at the Best Buy dailies is the new condition Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless going for $110…

Wedn: Audio T. ATH-CKR-55-BT bluetooth earphones for $20

Did bluetooth kill the wired star? You will find plenty of debates of this in various audio-related forums and websites, and you may also be able to sing that question to the tune of “Video Killed the Radio Star” but in the meantime, good until 3/4/20 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Audio Technica ATH-CKR-55-BT bluetooth earphones for $20 with free US shipping in your choice of black or blue color scheme…

This is a new arrival with no customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Sat: Audio Technica ATH-DSR-5-BT neckband bluetooth earphones for $120

Running up until 11:59pm eastern time on Saturday 2/29/2020, at B&H Photo of New York, you can get the new condition Audio Technica ATH-DSR-5-BT neckband bluetooth earphones for $120 with free US shipping. These support apt-X HD and the user manual is linked-to at the forelinked product page. No customer reviews of it over there…

Friday: Audio Technica ATH-m50X Gun Metal for $124

Another one of the “affordable audiophile” frequently recommended headphones is on sale, $124 is what separates you from the new condition Audio Technica M50x Gun Metal (GM) with free US shipping by Amazon actual and you can buy as many as you want until 11:59pm pacific on Friday 2/7/2020.

It is one of their daily deals, that’s why that expiration time. The other options are not on sale. If you don’t have an Amazon Store card or credit card, you may be offered sign-up bonuses. I’m seeing an offer for $60 off this purchase if I sign up and approved for their Store Card. The store card offer is definitely YMMV as their AI decides in mysterious ways in what to offer and to whom and when…

Thur: refurbished Audio Technica QuietPoint for $50 to $70

Good until 11:59pm central time on 1/2/20 [Happy New Year], Woot is having a sale on a couple of refurbished Audio Technica headphones with a 1-year Audio Technica warranty as follows:

+ ATH-ANC70 for $50

+ ATH-ANC7BSV-RB for $70

These are QuietPoint active noise cancelling headphones…

UPDATE: also a daily deal for Jan 2nd in 2020 are four color schemes of the new condition PowerBeats Pro truly-wireless earphones going for $200 per pair and you can buy as many as you like from Amazon actual. AppleCare+ for two years is offered optionally for +$29 per pair…

Wedn: Audio Technica M-series sale (M20x for $35, M40x for $69, M50x for $103, M50xBT for $129)

It’s a big Audio Technica day at the Amazon Gold Box for Wednesday 12/18/19. Hiding inside a Gaming and Streaming sale a number of well-regarded closed-back over-ear Audio Tehcnica ATH-M series headphones are on sale:

+ M20x for $35
+ M40x for $69
+ M50x for $103
+ M50x bluetooth for $129

The sale also includes Blue Yeti USB microphones for $89 each and the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for $55…

Limit three of each item at the sale price. You may be able to get more if any of the marketplace sellers are also offering it at the same price…

Audio Technica M50x + Rode NT-USB microphone for $300

Perspective is relative with this offer, do you get a free headphone with the mic, or a free mic with the headphone? Regardless, as part of the Black Friday festivities, B&H Photo is offering a Rode + Audio Technica bundle for $300 with free US shipping. For that you get, in new condition of course:

+ Audio Technica M50X closed over-ears

+ Rode NT-USB (USB obvoiusly) microphone

+ Auray reflection filter and microphone stand

Rode and the headphone come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, while the small bundle items get a 1-year warranty. Auray is a B&H “house brand”…

Saturday: Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT for $130

Good until Saturday 9/14/19 at 11:59pm central time, you can get the new condition Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT closed-back over-ear bluetooth headphones for $130 with free shipping (for Prime members) and a 2-year warranty from Audio Technica itself. Limit up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. This headphone, the root model, needs no introduction as its hype train is long 🙂

Also good for Saturday there are two headphones that are part of the daily deals at Best Buy:

+ Beats Solo 3 bluetooth on-ears for $150

+ MEE Audio Matrix Cinema wireless over-ears for $70 as a clearance sale item

Used Audio Technica ATH-AD500X Open Over-Ears for $45 [Prime only]

The Prime gift that keeps on giving at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This time around we have the “USED – Like New” open-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-AD500X going for $45~ with free shipping for Prime members thanks to the previously mentioned 20% off in-cart discount for products sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual [Amazon’s own returned/used products reselling service]…

PS: check our earlier post if you are not sure how this 20% off AWD Prime Day discount works…

Prime Deal: Audio Technica ATH-M series sale (M20x to M50x)

The much talked about Audio Technica ATH-M series is part of the Prime Day headphone sales at Amazon, these too only available to Prime members. They are:

+ blue-n-black ATH-M50xBB wired over-ears for $99

+ black ATH-M50x BT (bluetooth) for $128

+ black ATH-M40x for $74~

+ black ATH-M30x for $52~

+ black ATH-M20x for $35~

PS: there’s also a stray in the mix, no, not a stray cat but a stray headphone, the new condition AKG K511 going for $39 with free shipping. The pictures make them look on-ear but the first customer reviews says they are much larger than they look in the picture, so research it further if interested in these headphones which average 4 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews. They are not compatible with the S-Pen even though Samsung owns Harman which owns AKG 😉

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…

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.

Audio Technica A2000Z ART for $450 [MD]

Massdrop is now digging into the ART (no, not the Sigma ART lenses) Audio Technica headphones. For the next four days and change they are offering the new condition AT A2000Z closed-back over-ears for $450 with free USA shipping. It will ship in late July 2019 by Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing.

It has that AT “auto adjusting” headband mechanism. It is definitely a “deep cut” type of a headphone for the audiophile types. It certainly won’t steal any sales away from the Beats and Bose and Sonys…

EU: Used Audio Technica ATH-MSR7-GM for 132 euro

Audio Technica is also vying for the more stylish segment of the market, and one of their entries in this arena is the closed-back over-ear ATH-MSR7. The “GM” (gunmetal) color scheme of this headphone is currently available in “Used – Good” condition for 132 euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals, or for 139 in “Used – Very Good” condition.

CAUTION: there’s a just launched “fulfilled by Amazon” 3rd-party seller offering it for 150 euro in new condition. Judging by the seller profile, this looks like a high risk transaction, so keep that in mind when price-checking at Amazon, since it is an open-market and iffy sellers manage to sneak through Amazon’s AI filters…

Audio Technica AD900X Open Over-Ears for $100 [MD]

Grado and Sennheiser are well-known for their sub-$100 open-back over-the-ear headphones but they are not the only ones offering them. Audio Technica is in the game too and thanks to this new Massdrop listing, they are offering the new condition open over-ear Audio Technica AD900X for $100. Massdrop will ship these in early April 2019. There is no mention of warranty in the listing…

Audio Technica ATH-AD500X Open Over-Ears for $68.50

Sennheiser and Grado are not the only ones with a sizeable open-back line-up. Less memorably named they are, but Audio Technica too has their AD-line of open-backs, and the entry-point in this line-up is the ATH-AD500X which currently goes for $70 by Amazon actual but it is currently restricted to Prime members… But that’s not all, when you are logged on to your Amazon account, there’s an option to clip-on a $1.50 off clip-on coupon, dropping the price down to $68.50…

For whatever reason Amazon has grouped three different models from this line-up in the same root listing, so you have to go through the customer reviews and filter them by this option. The review score you see there is an aggregate of all three models. Strange that Amazon hasn’t figured how to sort this out yet ~ considering how obsessive they are with data and AI 🙂

If you are not a Prime member, or if you are not fond of the way Amazon does things, they are on sale for $70 by Walmart actual

Audio Technica M50X Bluetooth Over-Ears for $199

If you are all in with the Audio Technica M50X but also need the convenience and flexibility of bluetooth, their M50XBT (as in bluetooth obviously) are now on sale for $199 with free shipping by Amazon actual and also at B&H Photo….

Used Audio Technica ATH-WS1100 iS for $95+

As of the time of writing, you can slash the new condition price in half for new closed-back Audio Technica ATH-WS 1100 iS, part of their closed-back “Solid Back” series. Sold through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual, you can get it for $95~ in “Used – Acceptable” [a higher risk condition], or $109~ in “Very Good” or $116~ in “Used – Like New”. These headphones average 4.4 out of 5 based on over 110 customer reviews.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Open Over-Ears for $96

There are not that many open-back options under $100, especially with Philips bowing out with their half-legendary SHP-9500/S [see our unboxing] and the Status Audio OB-1 being hard to find… But Sennheiser and Grado are not the only games in town either! Audio Technica has its own ATH-AD series and the second entry in this line, their ATH-AD700X open-back over-ears is currently on sale for the very specific price of $95.72 by Amazon actual

Audio and Musical Instruments as part of Prime Day 2018 sales

The Prime Day sales include a dedicated Audio and Musical Instruments sale that includes a trio of famous Audio Technica “Studio” headphones, the M30X for $52~, M40X for $74~, and the M50X for $112~. There’s also a few AT turntables and mics, JBL speakers, the Shure SE-112 BT1 bluetooth earphones for $69, a budget “getting started” electric guitar kit for $75 (Prime shipped), and various other guitars and musical instruments.

Separately, they are offering the new condition nuraphone smart headphones for $299 with free shipping…

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.

Used Audio Technica M50X Closed Over-Ears for $90

Also part of the 20% off in-cart discount at Amazon Warehouse Deals that is part of their Earth Week 2018 sales is the “Used – Like New” (original packaging) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed Over-Ears for $90~ with free shipping. This is sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.