Saturday: Beyerdynamic Aventho Bluetooth On-Ears for $179

Beyerdynamic is putting all its eggs in the NewEgg daily deals basket [sorry, I couldn’t resist the low-hanging fruit joke] and good until Saturday January 16 in 2021 at 11:59pm pacific time you can get the new condition Beyerdynamic Aventho bluetooth closed on-ears for $179 with free US shipping… The seven customer reviews are so-and-so about it…

Friday: Beyerdynamix Xelento BT IEMs, refurb Sony CH-700N

Not one but TWO name-brand headphones are part of the Friday NewEgg daily deals good until 11:59pm pacific on 1/15/21 or earlier if sold out:

+ new condition Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth Tesla in-ears for $575

+ refurbished Sony CH-700N ANC/Bluetooth over-ears for $49
+ sold and shipped by marketplace seller VIP Outlet
+ this is the previous generation model
+ we have a text and pictures unboxing of it right here (PORG not included)…

Thursday: Beyerdynamic DT-240 Studio for $60AC

Beyerdynamic makes a comeback at the Thursday 1/14/21 Newegg deals of the day with the new condition closed-back wired Beyerdynamic DT-240 headphones for $60 with free US shipping after entering promo code 34SHLPC6 over there…

Also part of the Thursday deals is the recurring refurbished Jabra Elite 65t truly-wireless going for $45.

Meanwhile the NewEgg teasers for Friday 1/15/21 show the Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth in-ears with Tesla technology. The sale price will be revealed when it goes live on Thursday.

Speaking of which, good until Thursday at 10am eastern you can get the new condition Corsair VOID ELITE SURROUND Premium Gaming Headset (with omni-directional Microphone) for $40 with free US shipping as part of the Adorama deals of the day

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic MMX 300 II Gaming Headset for $234AC

Beyer is dynamic once again with their MMX300 second-generation gaming headset being among the Newegg dailies for Tuesday 1/5/20 until 11:59pm pacific time. The price is $234 after entering limited-time promo code 93XQD39 in their shopping cart…

Meanwhile their teasers for Wednesday’s daily deals include a Philips UpBeat truly-wireless…

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over-Ears for $319

As teased yesterday, among the Newegg dailies good until 12/30/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out you can get the new condition wired open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic Amiron Home for $319 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg with up to three per customer… Yes, this is a Tesla headphone…

Also part of today’s dailies is the Onkyo CS-265(B) Colibrino CD Hi-Fi Mini System with Bluetooth offered for $149 with free US shipping which is important because these type of things, unlike headphones, they are on the heavy and boxy side 🙂

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic Aventho bluetooth on-ears for $179

Jealous of yesterday’s Sennheiser entry, Beyerdynamic returns to the Tuesday 12/29/20 NewEgg daily deals with the new condition closed-back on-ear Aventho bluetooth headphone going for $179 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg proper… Up to three per customer at the sale price…

This runs on bluetooth 4.2 however, it supports apt-X HD and AAC and promised up to 30 hours battery life.

TEASER: the teaser for the Wednesday daily deals at NewEgg shows the open-back wired over-ear Amiron Home. The sale price will be revealed on Wednesday at 12:01am pacific time over there…

PS: if you are interested in reading/listening to what other people use for their headphone testing, both in terms of gear, process and music, there is a brand new 18 minute video on said topic at the “The Hans Beekuyzen Channel” on YouTube. This is more speakers and classical priority but discusses modern music as well and mentions a handful of songs/tracks used in testing. SURPRISE SPOILER ALERT: there’s some Level 42!

Tuesday: Microsoft Surface Headphones V1 for $135 [was $150]

UPDATE: this dropped from $150 to $135 as of a later-in-the-day recheck of the listing…

Good until Tuesday 12/29/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if they happen to sell out) you can get the new condition Microsoft Surface headphones for $150 with a 1-year warranty as one of the Woot daily deals. Free shipping if you one-time-link your Prime and Woot accounts, otherwise you pay a flat shipping fee for all purchases made during the calendar day (in the central time zone).

This too of course is an ANC/bluetooth combo, because that’s where the consumer gold is. There’s only so many people willing to buy $1000 FOCAL headphones even though they spend more on all kinds of semi-frivolous tech and non-tech purchases 🙂

This is model MIC-MXZ-00001, V1 (aka first generation) in the gray color scheme, with up to ten pairs per customer.

Now that both Microsoft and Apple proper have over-ear headphones the clock is ticking for a Google over-ear headphone 🙂

UPDATE: Beyerdynamic returns to the NewEgg daily deals for Tuesday with the Beyerdynamic Aventho. Price will be revealed at 3am ET over there…

Monday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $134 AC

Beyer is dynamic once again as their closed-back wired over-ear DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) is one of the NewEGG daily deals for $134 after the $25 off promo code shown over there. The offer ends on Monday 12/14/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out…

IF you miss it, don’t cry too much because the Beyerdynamics are recurring at NewEgg’s dailies…

In other daily deal action, B&H Photo’s Monday offers include the new condition closed-back over-ear Polsen HPC A30 Mark II studio headphones going for $15 with free US shipping… As of the time of writing, the nine customer reviews are happy with it…

Saturday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (32 ohm) for $129

Beyer is back dynamically (ha!) in the Newegg daily deals for Saturday 12/12/20, it is the new condition wired closed-back over-ear DT 770 PRO (32 ohm) going for $129 with free US shipping after entering the promo code shown over there…

Elsewhere, at Woot’s deals du jour there is an Anker sale that includes their Soundcore Life Q20 over-ears for $40, and a trio of truly-wireless ranging from $30 to $55…

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Custom Gaming Headset for $145

Berydynamic is back at the Newegg daily deals, good until 12/2/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition Beyerdynamic Custom Game Interactive gaming headset for $145 with free US shipping…

UPDATE: the Wednesday Best Buy dailies include the geek-stink-breath (TM Green Day), okay, GeekSquad certified refurbished Apple AirPods PRO truly-wireless going for $170 with a 90-day warranty…

Monday: Beyerdynamic DT PRO 990 (250) for $129

Beyerdynamics are frequent guests at the NewEgg daily deals but they don’t overstay their welcome, so it’s a pleasant surprise when they return, but they don’t visit every day 😉

Good until Monday 11/30/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, the new condition wired open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) is one of their deals du jour for $129 with free US shipping after promo code 93XQA39 entered in the shopping cart over there…

PS: I have to remember to mention “wired” now because there’s too many models overall and more and more of the newer headphones are wireless…

UPDATE: two of three colors of the Audio Technica ATH-CKS5-TW truly wireless are on sale for $100 each as one of their daily deals at Best Buy

UPDATE #2: another Cyber Monday deal at Amazon’s gold box, it’s another Sony phone+headphone combo, Xperia 1 + WH-1000XM3 together for $550

UPDATE #3: the new condition Sennheiser IE 80S BT neckband bluetooth earphones going for $200…

Friday: Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Closed-Backs for $58

Beyerdynamic returns once again at the Newegg daily deals for Friday November 13 in 2020 and it is the new condition closed-back DT 240 PRO going for $58 after using the $11 off promo code shown over there. Free US shipping. .. Also part of today’s deals is a refurbished Jabra Elite 65t neckband bluetooth earphone with ANC for $40…

Tuesday: wired Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over-Ears for $319

Beyerdynamic is back at the NewEGG daily deals, this one good for Tuesday 11/3/20 until 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition open-back over-ear wired Amiron Home going for $319 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual. No promo code is needed for this offer. Up to three per customer at the sale price…

Some of the other Tuesday daily deals at NewEgg:

+ Anker Soundcore Spirit 2 necklace-style IP67 bluetooth earphones for $20 after a $10 off promo code

+ 256GB AData microSDXC (UHS-I, C10, V10, A1) for $26
+ feed the DAPs, and PADs and smartphones and tablets too

Meanwhile the NewEgg teaser for Wednesday 11/4/20 includes the Sennheiser Momentum Free necklace-style bluetooth earphones. The price is not shown in the teaser. We have to wait for Wednesday to find out…

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

Wednesday: Beyerdynamic DT1990 PRO Open Over-Ears for $449

As teased, Beyerdynamic returns to the NewEgg daily deals with the new condition open-back over-ears Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO (250 ohm) for $449 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by HH Gregg through the NewEgg site.

PS: for those not familiar, HH Gregg was a brick and mortar electronics chain on the Eastern side of the country that eventually succumbed to the “internet era” in 2017 and closed all B&M stores. It decidedly out-survived Circuit City and Electric Avenue [no, not the song, the song is timeless]!

Friday: Beyerdynamic Avento bluetooth on-ears for $199

Beyer is dynamic again at the NewEGG deals du jour for Friday October 16 in the year of 2020 with the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ears that go by the fancy name of Aventho in the black color scheme for $199 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg proper, not iffy marketplace sellers. No promo code needed. Up to five pairs per customer at the sale price.

Monday: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over-Ears for $339

As teased yesterday, there’s another Beyerdynamic over-ear headphone on sale at the NewEgg daily deals for Monday 10/12/20, it is the new condition open-back Amiron Home going for $339 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Newegg actual; not by iffy marketplace sellers over there… No coupon code is needed for this particular offer…

Sunday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (32 ohm) for $129 AC

Newegg is making Beyer dynamic again with the Sunday 10/11/20 daily deals, they are offering the new condition closed-back over-ear DT 770 PRO (32 ohm) $129 with free US shipping using the magical mystical promo code 93XPU85 in their shopping cart.

Up to two pairs per customer at the sale price. It is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not market-place e-sellers…

PS: per the “preview teaser”, the following day (Monday 10/12/20) will have the Amiron Home open over-ears on sale. The sale price will be revealed when it goes live. You can use our previous Beyerdynamic posts if you want to see a deal-history…

Thursday: Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth IEMs for $619

The Beyerdynamic x NewEgg bromance continues with a new offering among their Thursday October 8 in 2020 Newegg daily deals, it is the new condition Xelento Wireless Tesla earphones going for $619 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG actual, with up to ten per customer at the offer price…

Elsewhere, under the Electronics daily deals at the Woot site they have a Victoria bluetooth vinyl record-players from $65 to $95, and they have a Spin-Clean vinyl-record washers for $64 to $114. Just don’t put them in the clothes dryer 😉

Coming back in their daily deals at Adorama is the new condition semi-open over-ear AKG K240 Mark II studio headphones for $100 with free US shippings…

Sunday: Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO for $469 AC

Beyer is indeed very dynamic at the NewEgg daily deals, good until 10/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, you can get the new condition open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Tesla headphone for $469 with free US shipping when you enter promo code 93XPU86 over there…

This is sold and shipped by NewEgg. This is a 250 ohm headphone, so have the amps standing by…

Sunday: Beyerdynamic DT 990 (250 ohm) PRO for $134 AC

It’s The Return of Beyer Dynamic at the NewEGG dailies, good until Sunday 9/27/20 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out) using promo code 93XPT88 you can get the new condition open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) headphone for $134 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, with up to three of them per customer at the coupon-sale price…

Keep in mind 250 ohm is a bit of a challenge for most of today’s smartphones. Speaking of ohm, it’s the title track of the brand spanking new Deftones album 🙂

Sunday: Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO (32 ohm) for $139 after coupon

If you are looking for a bass-friendly closed-back over-ear pair of headphones, good until Sunday 9/20/20 at 11:59pm pacific you can get the new condition Beyerdynamic PRO DT 770 (32 ohm) for $139 with free US shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg after entering promo code 93XPT53 over there…

The Beyerdynamics are frequently “guests” of their daily deals, so if you miss this one, do not lose hope, it will likely return in a few days/weeks/months…

As of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 33 customer reviews over there…

Thursday: BeyerD Amiron (Tesla) Bluetooth Over-Ears for $419

For Thursday September 3 in 2020, in the pacific time zone, that’s the Newegg “home” time zone, you can get the new condition Beyerdynamic closed-back over-ear bluetooth “Amiron Wireless” headphone, a Tesla production [not to be confused with Elon Musk’s Tesla], is offered for $419 with free US shipping when you enter promo code 93XPS27 in the NewEGG shopping cart. This is part of their Deals of the Day, which sadly they still keep calling “Shell Shocker”. You know, most jokes have expiration dates 🙂

Friday 8/28/20: Lots of headphone daily deals

Friday August 28 in 2020 is a great day for headphone daily deals with some name-brand action as well!

We start at the Newegg daily deals where they offer:

+ closed-back Beyerdynamic Aventho bluetooth on-ears for $239 after promo code 93XPR68 entered in their shopping cart

+ Audio Technica ATH-PG1 gaming headset for $89 after entering promo code 93XPR69 over there
+ notice that the promo code differs by one digit!

+ various storage options for your music (SSD, HDD, etc)

Then we take a look at what Best Buy has to offer and we find:

+ Razr Nari wireless THX gaming headset for $100

+ RIG 500PRO EX X-Box One for $45

+ up to 50% on select ROCCAT gaming

And under the “Electronics” sub-Woot at the Woot website you can get the Cleer Flow I ANC/bluetooth closed-back headphones for $90 with a 1-year manufacturer warranty…

Sunday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80ohm) for $129

It’s the “Return of the Beyer Dynamic” at the NewEgg daily deals for Sunday 8/23/20, it is the new condition closed-back over-ear DT 770 PRO (80ohm) going for $129 with free US shipping after entering limited time promo code 93XPQ97 over there…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy offers they have the Anker SoundCore Liberty True truly-wireless going for $50. Anker is turning their naming scheme into a proper railroad!

Friday: BeyerD DT 1990 and lots of Sony BT headphones

Beyerdynamic makes a comeback at the NewEgg daily deals, and for Friday August 7 in 2020 they are offering the new condition open-back over-ear DT 1990 PRO (250 ohm, Tesla) for $480 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by East Coast retailer H. H. Gregg. No coupon is needed this time around…

There’s a theme at the Best Buy daily deals and it’s a Sony audio sale that includes the following headphones:

  • WF-1000X M3 truly wireless for $170
  • WH-CH700N closed-back ANC/BT over-ears for $100 [see our text & pictures unboxing]
  • WF-SP800N ANC truly-wireless for $150
  • WF-XB-700 Extra Bass truly wireless for $100
  • also on sale Sony bluetooth speakers, a 3.1 soundbar and 4K UHD TVs

Speaking of Sony audio, Amazon has a sale on select Sony products including a soundbar, bluetooth speakers and TVs. Mayhaps they are price-matching the Best Buy offering?

Speaking of Amazon, Amazon Germany is offering a 90-day free trial to their HD music streaming service with the purchase of 1000+ vinyl records

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Aventho bluetooth on-ears for $249

Beyerdynamic Days continue at the NewEgg deals of the day, for Wednesday 8/5/20 they have the new condition Aventho bluetooth on-ears going for $249 after entering magical mystical promo code 93XPN96 during the checkout process… This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not iffy marketplace sellers…

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Over-Ears for $449 AC

Beyerdynamic is back in the NewEgg deals du jour, and good until the end of day o Tuesday 8/4/20 is the new condition Amiron Wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-ears going for $449 with free US shipping after you enter the limited time promo code 93XPN79 at their shopping cart. NewEgg actual is the seller of record…

There’s bluetooth earphone at the Best Buy deals du jour, it is the new condition Jaybird Tarah PRO [necklace style] going for $100… There you can feed your DAPs and PADs with a 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus micro-SDXC card for $34…

Back to NewEGG’s dailies, they also offer the refurbished Jabra Evolve 75e neckband-style bluetooth earphones and these ones have Skype affections. They go for $50… There’s also a 2-bay QNAP NAS for your networked music needs [just make sure the Cylons don’t get it and then it will play their version of “All Along The Watch Tower” non-stop!].

To the other side of the pond we go, Amazon GErmany’s dailies are headlined by bluetooth. It’s the Soundcore truly wireless ranging from 38 to 85 euro, and the August [no, not the month, the product name] closed-back over-ears [more square than round ear cups] going for 36~ euro…

Some could argue that speakers are headphones that are just not very mobile 😉 And speaking of which, Woot is having a daily deal of Harman Kardon speakers and soundbars, with five options, $250 to $600…

Friday: Beyerdynamic Amiron Tesla Over-Ears for $374

Beyerdynamic is coming back at the New Egg deals of the day. Good until Friday July 31st at 11:59pm pacific time you can get the new condition closed-back Beyerdynamic Amiron Tesla headphones going for $374 after using promo code 93XPN64 over there…

This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not iffy marketplace sellers!

And if you want to feed your DAPs and PADs (and other mobile devices) in the European Union, Amazon Germany is offering the 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 25 euro. Up to five per customer at the sale price…

Monday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) for $125 [and other offers]

As teased yesterday, one of the Monday July 27 2020 deals du jour at the Newegg website is the new condition closed-back over-ear wired BeyerDynamic DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) going for $125 with free US shipping after entering limited time promo code 93XPN23 over there. This is sold and shipped by NewEGG actual, not iffy marketplace sellers…

On the PAD front, B&H Photo is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition unlocked ZTE Axon 10 PRO dual SIM for $300 (8GB of RAM) or $330 (12GB of RAM). That’s a lot of RAM for the price 🙂 This is a Snapdragon 855 phone with 256GB of on-board storage [plenty of FLAC space!] along with microSD slot, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Not to throw icy cold water on your excitement though, but this does NOT have a headphone jack. SAD!

At the other daily deals there’s a couple of budget bluetooth earphones as follows:

+ Best Buy has the JBL Endurance Sprint earhook-style in the blue-white color-scheme going for $20. The name is longer than the earphones 😉

+ under “Electronics”, Woot has the Timmkoo neckband bluetooth earphones for $20 in two color options…

Meanwhile at Musician’s Friend [offer changes Tuesday 8am eastern] you can get the new condition 88-key piano-action Williams Allegro III Keyboard Intro Package for $330 with free US shipping… In addition to playing music, this is also a great …headphone testing accessory 🙂

PS: did you see the newsflash about Koss suing Apple and friends? Time-permitting more on that at the main/content blog 🙂

Sunday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 (250 ohm) for $124 after coupon

One of the NewEgg daily deals for Sunday 7/26/20 is the new condition Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO (250 ohm) going for $124 with free US shipping thanks to limited time promo code 93XPN59 entered over there. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not iffy marketplace sellers….

Don’t stray too far from NewEgg, one of their Monday daily deals is teased to be the 80 ohm version of this headphone. As a reminder, the DT 770* models are closed-back, the DT-880* are semi-open and the DT-990* are open… Lots of …shar debates in the forums about treble spikes 😉

For Beats fans, the refurbished PowerBeats 3 is on sale for $60 with a 90-day 3rd-party warranty as one of the Woot daily deals. This is a bluetooth exercise-y type of a headphone…

Last but not least ~ because you must have more headphone cases than actual headphones ~ you can get the new condition Auray UHC-725 “universal” headphone case for $12 from B&H Photo… As of the time of writing this averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 21 customer ratings….

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home for $374 after coupon

Beyer is Dynamic at the Newegg daily deals for Wednesday 5/20/20, and for this day, thanks to promo code 93XPJ95 you can get the new condition open-back over-ears Beyerdynamic AMIRON Home “Tesla” headphone for $374 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by NewEGG itself, not marketplace sellers. Up to three pairs per customer during the promotion…

But that’s not all, other sellers have related offers as well in their deals du jour:

+ at Best Buy you can get their Insignia bluetooth necklace-style earphones for $20, and the unlocked LG V40 ThinQ for $300 with activation or without activation. Keep in mind the latest model is the V60 with the quasi-dual screens…

+ if you prefer even older LG V-series as PADs (phones as DAPs) Woot has a refurbished Scratch and Dent smartphone sale that includes the LG V10 and V20 from $40 to $120

+ at the Amazon Germany Gold Box you can get the Anker Soundcore Spirit X exercise bluetooth earphones for 26 euro…

Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO for $145 (choice of 32/80/250)

If you want to score one of the frequently-discussed affordable closed-back over-ear headphones and you don’t want to compromise on which ohm-age to get based on a random sale, $145 will get you the new condition Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO at the Massdrop website.

You have a choice of 32 or 80 or 250 ohm. They have 3 meter glued-on cables. The 250 has a coiled cable while the other two are straight. The accessories package is spartan, a drawstring bag (the plus with these is that you can use them for many other headphones as well ~ unlike custom-fit cases that are limited to other use) and the almost always obligatory adapter (in this case a 1/8″ to 1/4″).

These will ship in late February from Massdrop. No mention of warranty in the listing.

Beyerdynamic DT770 (80 ohm) with $50 pGC for $179

As part of the limited time Green Monday festivities at NewEgg, you can check out their headphone sales which are headlined by the new condition Beyerdynamic DT770 (80 ohm) closed-back over-ear bundled with a $50 promotional gift card (hence the “pGC” in the blog-post title) going for $179 with free US shipping. Limit two per customer. This is sold and shpped by NewEgg…

EU: Used Beyerdynamic DT770 (80 ohm) for 80 euro

We have our first good deal of the 20% off Warehouse Deals promotion at the Amazons. It is at Amazon Germany and you can get the closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT-770 (80 ohm version) dropping from 100~ to 80~ euro. Shipping is free in Germany-Austria-Etc but extra for everybody else…

NOTE that the discount works only on listings sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals (not marketplace sellers). This applies to all Amazons, USA, Germany, etc [they can’t (yet?) universally force marketplace sellers to take a 20% off hit on their sales] Here’s an example: