Monday: Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $170

If BEATS and BOSE don’t break your audiophile-bones, running until Monday 10/4/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon USA is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT headphones for $170 with free US shipping and up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Speaking of Amazon, running at the same time there’s a storage sale that includes memory cards and external storage (HDD/SSD) and more, because those digital files have to go somewhere πŸ˜‰

Sunday: Beats Solo PRO, Klipsch R610F, Etc

Beats headlines the Sunday 9/19/21 Best Buy daily deals with their SOLO PRO closed-back on-ears with ANC/BT going for $180…

Audio action at the Sunday NewEGG dailies as well with the Corsair HS80 gaming headset for $140 after limited time promo code, and the KLIPSCH R-610F floor-standing speaker going for $179 after a whooping $210 limited time promo code shown over there…

Saturday: Random Audio Sale with headphones includes JVC HA-RX330 Closed Over-Ears for $5

Portable Audio killed the Radio Star? It’s not a song but a music-gear meta-essay waiting to be written? Well, may be it has already been written. Regardless, I’m not going to be the one writing it πŸ™‚

But we have lots of portable audio offers in the Woot Random Audio sale running until Saturday 8/7/21 at 11:59pm central {or earlier if sold out}:

A total of 25 products are participating in the sale including headphones and earphones, mostly of the “mass market” kind…

NOTE: there are too many items to check individually, some are new condition, some refurbished; I am not checking – check at the individual Woot product page for any item(s) you might be interested in…

  • Sony WH-710N ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $75 (we have a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation model here)
  • Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $145
  • Skullcandy Venue ANC/bluetooth over-ears (Grade A) for $70
  • Panasonic Retro Wireless ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $50 (we have a text-n-pictures unboxing of a previous similar model (without ANC))
  • four JBL wireless/ANC type of over-ears
  • Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $70
  • and yes, one wired closed over-ear headphone, the JVC HA-RX330 for $5 (up to ten per customer; 90-day Woot warranty)

There’s also a bundle of sorts, the AmazonBasics Gaming Headset with a separate PC desktop mixer, together for $23, up to two per customer, in new condition with a 1-year AmazonBasics warranty to boot. The price is right for accessory cannibalization? (includes one audio and one USB cable) πŸ™‚

Also included in the random audio sale are eight name-brand truly-wireless earphones as follows:

  • two Sony, including the WF-1000X M3 for $70 (Grade A)
  • three “Grade A” from Samsung including the Buds Plus for $45, the Buds LIVE for $65, and the Buds PRO for $100
  • three JBL Tune as well

Then we have two necklace style bluetooth earphone options (Philips ActionFits ($17 to $26) and HyperX Cloud Buds for $32).

Finally, they have four JBL bluetooth speakers of the small to smaller size…

Wedn: Ultrasone, Beyerdynamic, Sony, Beats

Lots of options in headphones among the daily deals running until Wednesday 7/7/21 at 11:59pm! Here we gooooo:

+ Ultrasone Edition M Black Pearl on-ears bundled with a Manfrotto professional tripod, together for $750 among the B&H Photo daily deals

+ the return of the Beyerdynamic DT 990 (open over-ears) for $134 after promo code among the NewEgg daily deals
+ also there, the Logitech G733 Circumaural LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Gaming Headset for $108 after promo code

+ and the big surprise is the Meh daily deal that includes multiple headphone options from $75 to $190:

++ Bose QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears

++ Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears

++ Sony WH-CH700 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for which, by the way, we have here a text and pictures unboxing post

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic Lagoon Traveler ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears for $184

Back to the Newegg deals du jour we go where until Tuesday June 8 in 2021 until 11:59pm pacific time we can get the new condition Beyerdynamic Lagoon Traveler ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $184 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual. Up to three per customer…

The headliner of the Best Buy daily deals is the new condition Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $200. You also get a free 4-month Apple Music trial.

And at Amazon they have a KLIM sale which includes their “Fusion Earbuds” [that’s their name, they are not earbuds – they are in-ears] going for $14…

Speaking of Apple, to go with the all the announcements at WWDC 2021, Apple Music is rolling out lossless streaming audio and Dolby Atmos spacial audio too. More via The Verge and your other favorite tech and audio websites…

Thursday: Motorola Verve bluetooth earphones for $11

Good until Thursday 5/27/21 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] among the current set of B&H Photo daily deals is the new condition Motorola Verve Loop 200 necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $11…

Props to Motorola for using a product name that is close to its functionality (“loop” vs truly-wireless).

Every time I mention Beats someone unsubscribes (LOL) but what can I do, it’s part of the daily deals, infact it is the headliner of the Thursday BEst Buy dailies, the new condition Apple Dr Dre Beats Studio 3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears going for $220 with free US shipping… OR if you want to save more, as of the time of writing, the open-box link over there, below the price [on the right hand side] says open-box prices start at $136 (Satisfactory condition) or $150 (Excellent condition)…

Monday: Beats Solo PRO ANC/BT On-Ears for $150

We start “Headphone Monday” for Monday March 15 in 2021 with the new condition Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth closed on-ears for $150 with free shipping under the “Electronics” sub-Woot at the Woot daily deals… They are available in two color options, up to three per customer, with a 1-year Apple warranty…

On the other hand, if you prefer their “Matte Collection”, you can get them for $160 in new condition at the Best Buy daily deals

The ANC/bluetooth combo in on-ear headphones is more rare than the over-ears, but they do exist, Beats is not the only option out there πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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…

Tuesday: Beats Solo PRO On-Ears for $150

Good for Tuesday 12/22/20, among the Best Buy daily deals they have a sale on the new condition closed-back on-ear bluetooth Beats Solo PRO “More Matte” collection for $150 in the dark-blue (may look black on some displays) or red or light blue (cyan-ish) color schemes.

The displayed price in their little color widget box seems to be oscillating between $150 and $180 for some colors but when you add it to cart you see the $150 price.

You also get as a bonus 4-month new-subscriber free-trial subscriptions to Apple Music and Apple News+. Apple Care is an optional +$29…

Wedn: SteelSeries Arctis Pro, Beats 3, Bose 700, MSFT 365

There’s headphone action in the Wednesday December 2nd (in 2020, wow, this crazy year flew so fact, yet…) Amazon Gold Box with the following options:

+ SteelSeries Arctis Pro bluetooth closed on-ear Headset for $240 in the black color scheme only, one per customer
+ as of time of writing it averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 1840+ customer ratings and has 350+ answered questions by the “e-wisdom of the e-crowds” πŸ™‚

+ Beats Solo 3 bluetooth on-ears (with W1 chip of i-Device interest) for $119 in various color schemes
+ as of the time of writing it averages “the most beautiful Beats yet” based on 100000+ Apple iFan adorations πŸ˜‰

+ “Beats and Bose they break my bones” sing some audiophiles, but also on sale is the Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears with Alexa (but not Alexis Carrington) going for $339 in two color options
+ as of the time of writing they average 4.4 out of 5 based on 12K+ customer ratings and they have 620 answered questions by viewers like you

+ and if you want to use Office-style apps to keep track of your headphone ratings and measurements and observations and pairings and such, a 1-Year prepaid Microsoft 365 Family for $99 with a $50 Amazon Gift Card as a bonus. This autom-renews annually (without the $50 GC) if not cancelled…
+ you also get 1TB OneDrive per account
+ up to six accounts can be attached to this subscription

Saturday: SONOS MOVE for $299, Beats Solo 3 for $120, Storage for your Musics!

Saturday November 14 in 2020 is of music interest at the Amazon Holiday Dash (aka Gold Box) as they have seven different color schemes of the new condition Beats Solo 3 on-ears (bluetooth with W1 techonlogy, closed-back) going for $120 with free US shipping. One per customer [not sure if it’s per individual color, or total one of this model]…

As of the time of writing, these average 4.7 out of 5 based on over 7900 customer ratings [this is a mix of written-reviews and star-ratings without text]. They have nearly 250 answered-questions by viewers like you…

In the earlier days of SONOS, may had wished for a portable option. Fast forward to know, and there are portable options, the battery-powered new condition SONOS Move Smart Speaker (with Wifi, Bluetooth, Alexa) is on sale for $299 with free US shipping. Two per customer, but it is available in two color schemes…

As of the time of writing the SONOS MOVE averages 4.7 out of 5 based on over 2200 customer ratings and has over 270 answered questions…

And now to the hungry DAPs and PADs (phones as DAPs) and phones and tablets and laptops (with microSD slots) and media players with microSD or SD slots, and such. There’s a big WD and Sandisk sale that includes microSD and SD memory cards [starting at 400GB], along with external and internal HDDs [including a couple of RAID consumer desktop options], and a couple of SSDs…

Just don’t forget to keep backups! By now we’ve seen multiple digital music services go under and with most of them, if you hadn’t already made backups, it’s “tough luck” after they go down in flames…

Friday: Beyerdynamic DT770 (32o) for $124, Beats Solo 3 for $120

More headphone action for Friday October 30 in 2020, where at the NewEgg daily deals the new condition closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (32 ohm) is down to $124 with free US shipping after you enter the promo code shown over there…

Also at NewEgg’s dailies, the a Fuji Labs Sonique 2nd generation earhook earphones go for $10 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile Amazon USA goes the way of the Beats Solo 3 wireless (closed-back bluetooth on-ears with the Apple W1 class) where seven different color schemes are on sale for $120 with free US shipping per pair.

Also at Amazon, they have three more Beats on sale as follows:

+ Beats Solo PRO ANC on-ears for $230

+ Powerbeats PRO earhook earphones for $200 with W1 chip

+ Powerbeats necklace-style earphones for $130

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more for Friday, there’s a Woot OEM accessories sale that includes:

+ refurbished Apple 3.5mm Earpods from $9 (also available in multi-packs for further discounts)

+ refurbished Sony MDR-EX110AP stubby earphones for $8

Tuesday Daily Deals: Harman Kardon FLY and Beats 3 [various]

It’s a feast of headphones during Tuesday 9/22/20 at Woot, they have a 1-day headphones sale featuring seven models, three of which are budget truly wireless ($20 to $23) models. But there’s two pairs of name-brand products as well:

+ Harman Kardon (pretty) FLY (for a Samsung guy) ANC over/on-ear wireless for $160

+ Harman FLY truly wireless for $95

+ Beats Studio 3 for $210

+ Beats Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones for $70

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…

Wedn: JAM, PowerBeats PRO, Pioneer, Etc

Headphones are all the rage these days in the daily deals of various prominent internet retailers! We start with Best Buy where they have two offers:

+ Geek Stink Breath [TM: Green Day] certified refurbished PowerBeats PRO truly-wireless (with earhooks for exercise and such) for $140

+ JAM Live Fast necklace style bluetooth earphones with earhooks for $13
+ by “necklace style” I mean they have a regular soft cable;
+ as opposed to “neckband style”, whose cable is partially hardened/stiff to sit behind the neck too has a bluetooth earphone, it’s the Pioneer SE-CL-5-BT-W (white color scheme) for $15… And if you are building a budget PC, NewEGG has the AMD Ryzen 3-3200G 4-core processor for $88…

Friday: Beats Solo 3 Bluetooth On-Ears for $150 [also: a couple of J-named truly wireless on sale]

If any of your hard core audiophile/phool friends catch you wearing these, you can always tell them you are using them for comparison and they are obviously your kids or your nephews or your coworkers or your parents πŸ˜‰ And until Friday 5/8/20 at 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out) you can get “these” for $150 as the Woot Electronics deal du jour.

“These” of course refers to the new condition closed-back on-ear Beats Solo 3 bluetooth headphones with the W1 and a 1-year manufacturer warranty. They are available in close to a dozen different color schemes…

UPDATE: but that’s not all for Friday, there’s also a couple of truly-actually-wireless at Best Buy daily deals as follows:

+ JLab Jbuds Air truly wireless for $40
+ Jabra Elite 65t truly wireless for $95

Wedn: Beats Solo 3 bluetooth on-ears for $150

Good until Wednesday 2/5/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out), you can get the new condition Beats Solo 3 closed-back on-ear wireless (bluetooth) headphones for $150 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. It’s available in a million different color schemes (okay, twelve different color schemes). It comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

This of course comes with the Apple W1 chip, which is of great interest to owners of recently released i-Devices that can take advantage of said chip…

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…

Monday: Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones for $45

If you are looking for new condition studio headphones and cannot wait for another Sony MDR-7506 or V6 sale, then good until 11:59pm ET on Monday 12/9/19, B&H Photo is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition closed-back over-ear Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones for $45 with free US shipping. You can buy as many as you want at the sale price. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 210+ customer reviews. The headphones come with a 3-year warranty, a rarity at these price [with a few notable exceptions such as the Koss limited lifetime warranty]..

Optionally, at the page over there, you can bundle them with the Auray Extra Deep Earpads for +$13 more. These Auray earpads are also compatible with the Sony V6 and MDR-7506, which means that they are probably compatible with other headphones that are compatible with 7506/V6 earpads. Check reviews and answered-questions and dimensions and such to be certain…

Speaking of B&H, they have now launched their Green Monday deals, because every Monday needs its own unique name πŸ™‚

Speaking of daily deals, Woot is offering Apple & Beats on sale as follows:

+ urBeats 3 in-ears for $40
+ BeatsX bluetooth neckband in-ears for $70
+ Apple Earpods volume buy offer, one pair for $13, two pairs for $18, three pairs for $22
+ note that these come only with a 90-day Woot warranty

EU: Beats EP On-Ears for 49 euro

Conventional wisdom suggests that products have better prices closer to their home market, but that ain’t necessarily so as they say. For example, as of the time of writing, the Beats EP closed-back on-ear headphones are on sale, in new condition, for 49 euro at Amazon Germany by Amazon Germany actual. The sale price covers the black, blue and white color schemes with up to six pairs per color per customer at the sale price…

Beats Solo 3 Bluetooth Closed On-Ears for $130 [limit 3]

While perusing the best-selling over-ear headphone charts at Amazon USA I spotted another price drop on one of the most popular headphones, the new condition Beats Solo 3 on-ears (bluetooth with W1 technology (of interest to iOS device users)) in the “matte black” color scheme as part of the “Icon Collection” is on sale for $130 with free shipping, sold by Amazon actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is not a lightning deal, so there is no ticking clock on the sale ending. At the same time, since it is an organic sale (or a price-match), the expiration time is unknown to us outsiders. Mayhaps even insiders as Amazon is mostly run by AI bots these days πŸ™‚

Sunday: B&W C5 S2 and Beats X In-Ears, 6-ch Marantz head-amp

A trio of headphone-related daily deals is happening on Sunday 9/8/19 as follows, ending at 11:59pm in the timezone of each retailer below (or earlier for any item that manages to run out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 wired in-ears for $120 at Best Buy

+ Marantz Professional RHA6 6-Channel Headphone Amplifier for $75
at B&H Photo

+ Beats X bluetooth earphones (new condition with 1-year Apple warranty) for $70 at Woot Electronics

Starts Wedn 10:25am ET: refurb Beats Solo 2

According to the Amazon Gold Box teasers, starting at 10:25am eastern on Wednesday 8/28/19 there’s going to be a lightning deal on the renew (refurbished) Beats Solo 2 on-ears. This is available in three different colors. I don’t know which color(s) will be on sale. Their prices before the sale range from $89 to $109. I do not know what the sale price will be ~ it will be revealed for all to see when the offers go live…

Shortly after that, starting at 11:10am, there’s gonna be a lightning deal on the new condition Symphonized NRG 3.0 in-ears with the price before the sale being $22 for five of the six color schemes. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on over 2700 customer reviews. I don’t have this particular model but we have a text-and-pictures unboxing of the NRG 2.0 model

And if you are a fan of truly wireless, all kinds of them are running throughout the day. You can see them all at the Headphone Lightning Deals

Wedn: PowerBeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $70

Good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday August 14 in 2019, at B&H Photo, you can get the new condition PowerBeats 3 bluetooth earphones, part of their “Neighborhood Collection” in the asphalt gray color scheme, going for $70 with free US shipping…

Beats Studio 3 Wireless Closed Over-Ears (BT/ANC) for $280

Beats and Bose, they break my audiophile bones lame some forum audiophiles, but if you are not part of The Lament [there’s even a music album with that name ~ unrelated to audiophilia ~ although I haven’t analyzed the lyrics with a fine-toothed comb)…

… then you may be interested to learn that the new condition Beats Studio 3 Wireless (ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears with the W1 chip) is on sale for $280 in various colors at various Apple-blessed retailers such as B&H Photo and Amazonia

This of course is now a highly-contested battlefield at the $300-ish price range, with Bose and Sony battling it out and many other audio and electronics brands trying their hand, trying to strike gold. After all, Sony was able to hit the ground running with their WH-1000X series breaking out of the shadow of the ZX-series and the “Extra Bass” the average consumer was mostly familiar with Sony-wise…

Beats Solo3 Wireless (closed on-ear) for $160 [limit 3]

IF you are Beats curious or just want to get one so you can compare it with other headphones in your audio reviews, Amazon actual is offering the new condition “Matte Black” (part of the ICON collection) closed-back on-ear Beats Solo 3 Wireless for $160 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price… This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown (to me)… It has the W1 chip which is of interest to recent Apple devices that support it ~ but is not a bluetooth 5.0 headset…

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!

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…

Monday: Beats Solo 3 Wireless for $175 [select colors]

Even though they are new condition, these come with a 90-day Woot warranty (instead of a 1-year Apple Beats warranty) so keep that in mind: good until Monday 6/10/19 at 11:59pm central, you can get the new condition Beats Solo 3 wireless (closed-back on-ears) for $175 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping for non-members. Five different options are available during the sale. You can buy up to ten pairs at the sale price per shopping cart during this sale…

Friday (EU): Beats X neckband BT earphones for 75 eu

Good for Friday May 10 in 2019, at Amazon Germany, you can get the new condition of the Beats X neckband bluetooth earphones for 75 euro with free shipping within Germany. They are available in the black or white color scheme…

Thur: refurb Beats Powerbeats 3 for $68

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm central you can get the factory reconditioned Beats Powerbeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $68 with free shipping for Prime members and a 90-day Woot warranty at the Woot website…. Five different color schemes are available as part of the sale. You can buy up to ten pairs at the sale price.

Friday: Beats urBeats 3.0 earphones for $40

One of the Friday April 19 daily deals at Best Buy is a urBeats 3.0 earphones sale, with each pair going for $40 and available in six different color schemes. In addition of the standard Beats colors, they have also added some pastel-y colors as well…

Monday: Beats Solo 3 Wireless for $220 (Product RED)

If you are a fan of (PRODUCT RED) or a fan of red headphones in general, or if the chant “Beats and Bose break my (audiophile) bones” does not scare you away, good until Tuesday MAR-12-2019 at 1am central time [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition PRODUCT RED Beats Solo 3 on-ears (bluetooth with Apple secret sauce, closed-back) for $220 with free shipping for Prime members.

Or $6 flat shipping for all purchases made in the central time zone of the day for non-members. Up to ten per customer during the sale. They come with a 1-year Apple warranty which mayhaps suggests the Amazon-Apple cold war is slowing thawing πŸ™‚

Wedn: Beats Solo3 wireless on-ears for $160

Good for Wednesday FEB-27-2019, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is the new condition Apple Beats Solo 3, a bluetooth closed-back on-ears with some Apple-ish W1 technology mixed in going for $160 with free shipping or free store pick-up if that’s available at a nearby store.

As of the time of writing, did not price-match it…

Wedn: Beats Solo 3 bluetooth on-ears for $160

For Wednesday FEBR-06-2019, Best Buy is offering the new condition Beats Solo 3 headphones (bluetooth, W1, closed-back, on-ears) for $160 with free shipping or free store pickup, in the Matte Gold color scheme, with the vary memorable model name of MR3Y2LL/A.

They also come with a 3-month free trial to Apple’s music streaming service for NEW subscribers. You cannot append this to existing music subscriptions. With iPhone and iPad unit sales dropping, Apple has need of other revenue avenues, and recurring subscriptions are the very favorites du jour of accountants and Wall Street…