Sennheiser HD 4.50 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $80

It’s a Game of Thrones but also a Game of Exclusives! Best Buy appears to be currently having an exclusive on the black/red color scheme of the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth Sennheiser HD 4.50 headphones for $80 with free shipping or store pickups. You also get free 90-day trials for Pandora and Sirius XM. Free trials for new subscribers only.

On the other hand if you want to optimize for lower price, the official Sennheiser Outlet is selling them for 15% off their $82.49 price (around $70) through Amazon

Speaking of which, a few more Sennheiser headphones have limited time 10% off coupons on them at the Sennheiser on Amazon Outlet store…

Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $50

If you are looking for name-brand exercise bluetooth earphones, the new condition Jaybird Tarah is also participating in the Cyber Black festivities, on sale for $50 per pair in new condition in different colors at B&H Photo and Amazon (Where the black/flash color scheme already sold out) and Best Buy

Bose Soundsport Free (TW) for $139

Also part of the CM festivities, the space-age looking “Ultraviolet” color scheme of the truly wireless Bose Soundsport Free is on sale for $139 with free US shipping at amazon.com with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. The other three colors go for more. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 3880+ customer reviews and they are tagged as an “Amazon Choice” product…

UPDAtE: speaking of Cyber Monday, there is also a big sale on Edifier audio products, a mix of headphones and speakers of different kinds with headphones staying under $50 but speakers going up to $480…

Samsung Galaxy Buds (TW) for $100

Samsung continues to attack the earphone market with various options and one of them is their latest Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones, currently on sale as part of the Cyber Monday festivities for $100 at B&H Photo and also at amazon.com

EU: Sennheiser Free Bluetooth in-ears for 80 euro

For EU shoppers (and beyond depending on taxes, customs and shipping fees), Amazon Germany is offering for a limited time the new condition Free bluetooth in-ears for 80 euro in the black/red color scheme with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless for $90

Once upon a time going for $300+, now the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless closed-back over-ear first generation headphones are down to $90 in new condition in each of the four color schemes by Amazon actual and you can buy up to five pairs at the sale price. These however do not support apt-X. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 880+ customer reviews…

On the other hand, if you consider bluetooth a bug (not a feature) they have the wired new condition M100 closed over-ears going for $150 in the Shadow and Matte-Black color schemes with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 1880+ customer reviews…

Sennheiser PXC 550 ANC/bluetooth over-ears down to $200

Sennheiser goes on the attack in the very competitive prestige-brand ANC/bluetooth over-ear combos and they have brought down the price of their closed-back over-ear PXC 550 to $200 with free shipping by various at Amazon (including Amazon actual) along with B&H Photo and friends…

Note however that there is a second generation model now, which, however, goes for $350, so there’s a big price gap between the two…

PS: we have not turned into an ANC/bluetooth blog! I’m simply posting as many deals as I can find (and have time to post) and a lot of today’s options and deals are on the ANC/bluetooth combos…

Monoprice SonicSolance ANC/BT Over-Ears for $40 w/FS

Monoprice is running their variant of the Black Friday sale and among the items offered is the new condition Sonic Solace ANC/BT Over-Ears, their attempt at this popular and populous market segment of double-figure options. It goes for $40 with free standard US shipping with up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons for this particular offer. Note that these come in bulk packaging so keep that in mind if you are buying it/them as gifts for others…

UPDATE: there’s a total of 30 different headphone-related consumer products on sale at Monoprice, too many to list here individually as it would become a Monoprice blog 🙂

Bose QC35 II ANC/BT Over-Ears for $250

If the rose-gold color-scheme is your favorite or at least one you don’t object to, the closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth Bose QC (as in Quiet Comfort) 35 Mark II headphones are on sale for $250 at Best Buy and by Amazon actual (up to five per customer at the sale price) and B&H Photo among others…

But fear not, if you prefer the more conventional colors, they are not that far off, their sale is $280, the sales price point where they and Sony’s 1000X are doing battle…

Sennheiser HD 4.40BT Over-Ears Bluetooths for $70

Newegg has this for $80 in their BF deals, but Amazon actual has them beat they are offering it for $70. “It” being not the Stephen King book/movie, but the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth Sennheiser HD 4.40BT with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 4 out of 5 based on nearly 900 customer reviews…

I haven’t seen or touched this but I have used the Sennheiser HD 4.20s and those thick (but not hard) earpads are just divine…

Wedn: MEE X10 Truly Wireless for $40

In the black or blue color schemes, $40 can get you the new condition MEE Audio X10 truly wireless earphones as part of the Wednesday November 20 (2019) daily deals at the Best Buy website. These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 27 customer reviews.

As you can see in our Black Friday 2019 round-up, truly wireless is the hottest consumer-advertised segment in the headphones market. Make sense since this is the newest sub-genre and many people have zero ~ as opposed to wired or ANC and/or bluetooth that has been around much longer…

Monday: Sony WH-XB900N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $128

Good until Monday 11/18/19 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon actual is offering as one of their deals of the day the new condition closed-back over-ear Sony WH-XB900N ANC/BT headphones for $128 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. As the “XB” in the model name suggests, this is an “Extra Bass” model.

It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on nearly 110 customer reviews and it has 80 answered questions…

Sony Audio sale includes XB-700 Over-Ears for $98

If you are a fan of Sony audio gear, you’ve find a potentially interesting post. For a limited time [but not part of its daily deals] Amazon is having a Sony Audio sale of various things that includes, among others, the following:

+ XB-700 closed-back over-ear bluetooth “Extra Bass” (thus the XB) headphones for $98 in two color options

+ WI-C600 neckband ANC earphones for $118

+ PS-LX3-10-BT belt-drive turn-table for $148

+ various speakers and receivers

Wedn: bluetooth Sony for $38 each: WH-CH510 On-Ears or WI-XB400 neckband

Good until 11:59pm pacific time on Wednesday 11/6/19, Amazon actual is offering two new condition Sony bluetooth headphones for $38 each. One is an on-ear model, the recently released WH-CH510 closed-back in three different color schemes with up to five per color per customer.

And for fans of the neckband-style earphones, they are offering the new condition the WI-XB400 is available in two color schemes with up to three per color per customer. This being a newer model, it charges via USB-C instead of the good old micro-USB which refuses to go away it seems 🙂

Sunday: SwissTek Truly Wireless for $33

Good until Sunday 11/3/19 at 11:59pm central time, as one of their daily deals, Woot is offering the new condition SwissTek truly wireless earphones for $33 with free shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat for non-members). Limit up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They are offered in three color schemes and come with a 90-day warranty from Woot…

Wedn: Klipsch earphones: AS-5i for $20, R5 wireless for $50

Woot’s Wednesday October 30 (2019) deals of the day include a duo of Klipsch earphones on sale. In new condition,with a 1-year warranty from Klipsch. Just don’t get caught by r/headphones users wearing them because instant ostracisation is very likely 😉

The two earphones are:

+ AS-5i sport earphones with ear-hooks for $20

+ R5 wireless (bluetooth) neckband earphones for $50

Limit up to ten per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out…

Tuesday: Razer Hammerhead IEMs for $40 to $60 [also lots of storage and memory]

A busy day in the Amazon Gold Box daily deals for Tuesday October 22 in the year of 2019, there’s a big PC Products and Accessories sale that has almost 30 different products. There are two in-ears in this sale, along with lots of storage options for your portable devices but also for your home network and storage!

+ Razer Hammerhead Duo wired in-ears for $40
+ Razer Hammerhead bluetooth sweatproof in-ears (double flange) for $60

+ HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset WITH HyperX Amp USB, together forever [or until you separate them yourself] for $60

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for your DAPs and PADs for $40

+ various external hard drives from 1 to 5TB, along with two NAS options and a “My Cloud” NAS option

+ various computers, monitors and other tech accessories

+ limit two per customer

But WAIT, there’s more! There’s more microSD sales at the daily deals of a couple of other retailers:

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS microSDXC for $45 at Best Buy

+ 128GB G-Skill microSDXC for $13 at NewEgg

UPDATE: and among the chaos of the Gold Box deals I forgot about this: one of the Tuesday Best Buy daily deals is the new condition MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth audio receiver going for $25…

Monday: MEE Audio X10 truly wireless for $40

Good for Monday 10/21/19, one of the Best Buy deals of the day is the new condition MEE Audio X10 truly wireless set of earphones offered for $40 with free shipping and handling. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews over there…

This averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 38 customer reviews at amazon.com where it has not been price-matched as of the time of writing.

On the topic of Monday daily deals, NewEgg is offering the “Feed the PADs and DAPs” Sandisk Ultra 200GB micro SDXC card for $28 with free shipping after entering promo code 93XPC72 in their shopping cart…

Wedn (EU): Babiko Truly Wireless (BT 5.0) for 18 euro

To the land of Oktoberfest we go where among the Wednesday Amazon Germany deals of the day we have the new condition bluetooth 5.0 bakibo truly wireless earphones going for the very specific price of 17.59 euro with free shipping in Germany-Austria depending on Prime member status and order total.

Note that this may not ship in some countries because of that darned lithium-ion paranoid restriction. Limit up to four units per customer at the sale price. These average 3.9 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews.

V-Moda Crossfade Bluetooth Over-Ears down to $90

One price-check leads to another, and our previous V-Moda post yielded further discounting on the first generation V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth closed-back over-ears), in new condition, down to $90 with free US shipping by Amazon actual and you can buy as many as you like. This is an organic price, not a lightning deal, so the price does not have a ticking clock.

These average 4.2 out of 5 with over 820 customer reviews at Amazon. It includes a matching “exoskeleton” case and a few small accessories. Note that the 2nd generation model is already out and there was a revised version of the 2nd generation model as the “Codex”. The one on sale here, the first generation, does not support apt-X. Of the 2nd generation, only the “Rose Gold” color scheme supports apt-X, along with the newer Codex model.

NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth in-ears for $28 w/FS

Good until Tuesday 10/1/19, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth in-ears for $28 with free US shipping in the gun-metal color-scheme. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price for these double-flanged necklace-style IEMs…

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 🙂

Tribit X-Free ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $28

These well-reviewed ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones will holding the line over $40 but as of the time of writing, the price has breached the $30 line [not that these are stock prices] and you can get the new condition black color scheme for $28 sold by “Tribit Direct” with the order fulfilled by Amazon. The red color scheme (more like some red in the coloring, it’s mostly black) goes for $30~. You can buy as many as you like.

This is not a lightning deal, so the price can change (or not change) at any time for any reason. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on over 1000 customer reviews and they have over 280 answered questions by almost anyone with internet access [and an Amazon account]…

If you have practical need for the bluetooth/ANC combo, these budget brands that are tearing up the top seller charts at Amazon (along with Cowin, Taotronics, MPow, etc) are a good way to avoid spending a lot of money on non-audiophile products but still solve a pesky real-world problem 😉

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

Friday: B&O Play H8i ANC/Bluetooth On-Ears for $300

It’s headphone breakfast at the Best Buy daily deals, where one of them is the new condition B&O Play H8i wireless/ANC on-ears going for $300 with free shipping and/or free store pickup in the black color scheme.

It seems that these two “fashion” brands, B&O and B&W are frequently “flyers” at the Best Buy daily deals. Higher profit margin, more flexibility for discounts mayhaps? 🙂

Grab Bag Returns: MEE Audio bluetooth earphones for $25 each

If you like the semi-surprise of “grab bag” style offerings, Massdrop is back with another variant of their MEE Audio “blue box” offering running for the next four days and change (from the time of writing of this post).

You pay $25 (with free US shipping) and for that you are guaranteed to receive one (randomly chosen) earphone from this list:

  • MEE M6B (2019 model)
  • MEE M9B (2019 model)
  • MEE X6 (2018 model)
  • MEE X7 in red

As you may be able to tell from the model names, all four are necklace-style bluetooth earphones. The chances are evenly split in this grab bag, so there’s no statistical favorite. Limit up to ten “blue boxes” per customer.

Prizes “unlock” every few hundred units sold, and if you are one of the lucky few, you will receive the prizes (AKG K7XX, NuForce EDC) instead of the MEEs. Not sure what happens if you don’t want the price and instead you want the actual thing you paid for?

Per the Massdrop website, the selection happens in this fashion:

“Participants will have their order number swirled around in a random number generator that allocates IEMs accordingly”

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

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Closed Over-Ears returns to $100

It’s back on sale again, the new condition V-Moda closed-back over-ear Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth but not ANC) is down to $100 with free shipping in all four color schemes by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like. It averages 4.2 out of 5 with nearly 800 customer reviews and it has 250+ answered questions and a mutual admiration society at Headfi 🙂

Speaking of V-Moda, their newly released M100 Master over-ears (no bluetooth) is having its first sale at Amazon Germany, a modest drop to 236 euro… On the other side of the pond, there’s no sale, but you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition for $219~ at amazon.com warehouse deals

Tuesday daily deals: B&O H9i, MEE Audio M6 II In-Ears, SoundMagic PL30+, 256GB Samsung microSD, Etc

We have some broader action with the Tuesday daily deals at various websites as follows:

+ at Best Buy, they offer the new condition B&O H9i ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $350 with free shipping or free store pickup (where possible) in the “Natural” color scheme

+ at NewEgg, they want to feed your DAPs and PADs, coupon code 92RDX3 gets you the 256GB Samsung EVO micro SDXC card for $38

+ at the Amazon Headphones Lightning deals, the following recognizable earphones are scheduled to go live during Tuesday:

+ starts 12:10pm ET: Symphonized Wraith 2.0 Wood Bluetooth Over-Ears (price before sale $73; there’s also a $5 off clip-on coupon on the listing)

+ starts 8:55pm ET: MEE Audio M6 PRO 2nd Generation (price before sale $39~)

+ starts 9:10pm ET: SoundMAGIC PL30+ Active Sport In-Ears (price before sale $24)

+ and of course throughout the day, it’s full of truly wireless and necklace (and some neckband) style earphones; oh, there’s also a cat-ears on-ear headphone (presumably for kids (of all ages?)? )

eBay headphone sale: refurb Bose QC35 I w/warranty for $199 [and more]

EBay is running its own Labor Day sales and of headphone interest, they have 41 products under the headphones and accessories category including:

+ factory renewed BOSE QC 35 first generation closed-back over-ear ANC & bluetooth for $199 with free shipping from the official Bose eBay store with a 1-year BOSE warranty and original packaging; available in black only; limit up to five per buyer; over 5600 units sold so far;

+ factory renewed BOSE QC30 neckband bluetooth earphones for $140 (likewise as above)

+ Jabra Elite 65e for $40, Active for $100

+ Bluedio Hi truly wireless for $15 [over 6100 units sold]

+ Sony WH-1000X Mark III for $275 from RedTag Camera; almost certain this is an international/import as there is no mention of Sony warranty on the listing; it would have been nice if sellers were honest to mention this prominently on the listing so the consumer can make an informed decision

+ iPod Nano 7s, iPod Touch 4th gen for $30 to $75, Skullcandy Crusher 360s, Bluedios, etc

NOTE: Many years ago I purchased an original new condition iPod Touch 4 and over time upgraded it to the latest allowable iOS version. Fast forward to the latest (and last) iOS upgrade, it became a total slugfest with crashings and such. Half of the music apps could not be installed because it had an old iOS version [thankfully I had some already installed]. And its battery performance was a total disaster. So keep that in mind…

Monday: Sony Xperia Ear Duo truly wireless for $120 [L600 cinematic for $200]

Good until Monday 9/2/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, as one of the deals du jour at New York’s B&H Photo and Video, you can get the new condition Sony Xperia Ear Duo truly-wireless earphones for $120 with free US shipping in your choice of two color options.

Sony is also part of the Woot daily deals, their new condition WH-L600 Digital Wireless headphones go for $200 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping for the rest of us mere mortals. They come with a 1-year Sony warranty and you can buy up to ten pairs per customer…

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Starting at 3:55pm eastern today [Monday 9/2/19] there is going to be a lightning deal on the Amazon Gold Box for this Sony WH RF400R bundle that includes the transmitter dock (TMRRF400) and cables/adapters. The price before the sale is $97. This is a marketplace seller offering it, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. They are the only ones offering this kit for sale, so they will almost certainly be the ones offering the lightning deal…

The above two are different models from the first headphone I “awarded” with the prestigious “Headphones to Avoid” award, the Sony RF-995-RK wireless… I haven’t seen or used the above two, so I can’t compare them…

Surprise Massdrop Combo: Sennheiser HD6XX _AND_ Sony WH-1000X M3 for $400 TOTAL

Well this is a surprise and a temptation that may be hard to resist for practical audiophiles. For $400 at the Massdrop website, you get two headphones, the audiophile-loved open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD-6XX, AND the utilitarian Sony WH-1000X M3 closed-back over-ear with bluetooth and ANC.

And better yet, both headphones come with a warranty. The HD-6XX comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, and the Sony WH-1000X M3 comes with a 1-year Sony warranty per the listing over there.

This is a pre-order with two days left to purchase (as of the time of writing of this post). The orders will ship mid-September from Massdrop.

PS: if you only want one of the two, you can always gift or sell or trade the other one. Or you can send it to me LOL 🙂

Thursday: Bang & Play H8i Closed ANC/BT On-Ears for $300

It’s back on again, mayhaps Best Buy has a special relationship with Bang & Olufsen because the BeoPlay H8i headphone (closed-back, on-ear, bluetooth, ANC) is back on sale again for $300 with free shipping at the Best Buy website for Thursday 8/29/19…

KEF Porsche Design Space One for $150

New Egg is having a bit of an early Labor Day sale with some headphones included. There are many “Fuji Labs” earphones participating but the headliner is the new condition KEF Porsche Design Space One closed-back bluetooth over/on-ears [can’t tell from the pictures] going for $150 with free shipping. The sale is good until next Monday Sept 2, 2019…

Wedn: Sony WF1000X/BM1 Truly Wireless for $70

It’s truly wireless time on Wednesday as one of the Woot deals of the day with the new condition Sony WF1000X/BM1 going for $70 with free shipping for Prime or $6 flat for non-Primes. You can buy up to ten units per shopping cart at the sale price. They come with a 1-year Sony warranty…

I don’t have a lot of experience with truly-wireless [battery life being one of the scarecrows] so I can’t tell you much about it ~ the only truly wireless I’ve used is the Jaybird Run