Tue (EU): ZOLO Liberty TW for $56, Liberty+ for $104

Among the Tuesday daily deals at the Amazon Germany Gold Box you can get the new condition ZOLO truly wireless earphones for $56 and the ZOLO Liberty PLUS for $104. ZOLO is one of the Anker Direct brands and these items are sold by Anker Amazon stores. Sale ends at 11:59pm in Germany.

Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for $20 w/FS

For a limited time [and not eligible for the weekend coupon], the Monoprice website is offering the new condition Monoprice 8323 with bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones for $20 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is a newer model based on the wired 8323s. 8323 was their Monoprice PID, and because of the way their website works, new products get assigned new and unique PIDs. Thus the PID for the bluetooth 8323 is actually 24735 🙂 The customer reviews of the two are mixed together so keep that in mind ~ the vast majority of them there are for the older wired model.

I’ve had the wired model and certainly for the price it was a great deal but note that if you have a big head, this may be a tight fit. I could just barely fit inside and they do take up volume on your head when expanded.

They come with apt-X, and considering the price, one has to wonder exactly what the licensing fee for apt-X is and whether some of the more high-end headphone manufacturer (s’ fans) are using the apt-X fee as an excuse to justify the lack of it 🙂

PS: don’t forget to also check their Overstock sale of nearly 500 items for some randomness…

Thursday: MEE Matrix3 Bluetooth Over-Ears AND BT Audio Transmitter for $60

Among the Thursday 11/8/18 daily deals at the Best Buy website, you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear MEE Electronics Matrix3 bluetooth headphones for $60 with free shipping or free store pickup where possible/available. But that’s not all. Best Buy is also bundling with this the MEE Audio Bluetooth transmitter.

The headphone on its own has nearly 1000 customer reviews, it averages 3.9 out of 5 at amazon.com

Tue: Philips SHB-9850-NC BT/ANC Over-Ears for $48

At the chagrin of some audiophiles, combo Bluetooth with ANC over-ear headphones are all the rage these days, so every manufacturer and their sister brands are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Which brings us to one of the NewEgg deals du jour for Tuesday, promo code EMCSEEPU3 gets you the new condition Philips SHB9850NC/27 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $48 with free shipping. This runs on Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and AAC support.

Motorola Pulse Escape SH-012 Closed Bluetooths for $20 after coupon

A phone-heavy mobile gadgets sale [some of the older phones with good DACs could be value plays as “PADs” [Phones as DAPs]] including among others the new condition Motorola Pulse Escape closed-back bluetooth headphones for $20 after entering limited time promo code USAVE030 over there. The promo code drops the price from $50 to $20.

This is model SH-012 and the offer is only available on the black color scheme… They run bluetooth 4.1…

Sun: Bang & Olufsen H8i Closed BT/ANC On-Ears for $250

Among the Sunday daily deals at Best Buy, you can get the new condition Bang and Olufsen H8i wireless (bluetooth) ANC closed-back on-ears for $250 with free shipping. Only the black color scheme is participating in the sale.

PS: reminder, it is that time of the year, the time to “fall back” time.

PS2: audiophool paranoia: the time change will affect the internal timing of DACs and cause increased fuchsia noise in the outputs 😉

Sat: Bluedio Bluetooth sale (9 options)

Among the various Saturday Amazon Gold Box deals of the day there is a sale on various Bluedio headphones of the bluetooth kind. Most are over-ears while others are of the neckband earphone kind… Also among the daily deals is a good value for $17 for this Tenergy Stainless Steel electric tea kettle…

Wedn: Treblab X5 Advanced Truly Wireless for $60

Good until Thursday at 1am ET, the current Woot Electronics daily deal is the new condition Treblab X5 Advanced truly wireless earphones offered for $60 with free shipping for Prime members. They are available in the black color scheme with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year warranty from TrebLab.

PS: I am now filing the “truly wireless” earphones under their own main category, keeping them separate from the traditional wire-connected-together earphones, be they earbuds or in-ears, bluetooth or not.

Focal Listen Bluetooth Over-Ears for $189

On the consumer side of FOCAL headphones and of the utilitarian kind (read: bluetooth), their new condition closed-back over-ear Listen Wireless are on sale for $189 by “Electronics EXPO” with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime shipping for members. These average 3.6 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews and they have nine answered questions by viewers like you…

Sunday: NuForce BE Sport3 BT Earphones for $40

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones in the gunmetal color scheme for $40 with free US shipping and handling. The silver color scheme is not on sale.

Bang & Olufsen H8i ANC/BT On-Ears for $250

If you enjoy the Bang & Olufsen way of doing this, their new condition H8i ANC + Bluetooth closed-back on-ears, in the black color scheme, are on sale for a limited time for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup at the Best Buy website

NuForce BE2 Bluetooth In-Ears for $20

Good for until Saturday 10/20/18 at 11:59pm ET (New York time in other words) you can get the new condition NuForce BE2 Bluetooth In-Ears for $20 with free US shipping from B&H Photo in your choice of the black color-scheme or the white. These support AAC streaming over bluetooth (up to version 4.1 ~ bluetooth works in lower denominator fashion – highest common protocol among the source and the destination devices)…

PS: one benefit of these style earphones is that you don’t have a cable hanging below the neck since the cable connects one earphone to the other, there’s no headphone plug hunting for a music source in your pocket or on your desk…

Sunday: UrbanEars Hellas Bluetooth On-Ears for $49

Running until Sunday 10/14/18 at 11:59pm eastern time, as one of the “deals du jour”, New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition Urban Ears Hellas bluetooth closed-back on-ear headphones for $49 with free shipping in your choice of three color schemes. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on six customer reviews. I have not used or seen these, so YMMV…

Plantronics Backbeat Sense for $55 [bluetooth]

The “bluetooth on-ear” market is getting more and more price-competitive, so down it goes the new condition Plantronics Backbeat Sense Wireless (bluetooth) with mic, in the white color scheme (it’s not white, it’s a white-brown-etc blend), selling at the moment for $55 by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon where it averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 32 customer reviews; a sign of trade-offs, so read up on it if you are not already familiar with it….

Used Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT for $90

If you are a fond of used, and bluetooth and ANC, the Sony WH-CH700N headphone is available at the moment in “Used – Very Good” condition for the very specific price of $89.50 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (AWD). Make sure AWD is the actual seller, and not the iffy sellers over there…

We have a text and pictures un-boxing of this very headphone… The PORG is NOT included 🙂

EarStudio ES100 bluetooth DAC/amp for $89 after coupon

For 9/26/18 only, you can feed your DAPs, PADs (Phones as DAPs) and backup or network your digital music with external hard drives as part of the Amazon Gold Box. They feature high capacity Sandisk memory cards (microSD and SD), along with external hard drives from Western Digital (WD) and G-Technology.

On the other hand, with no deadline set in stone, there’s a $10 off clip-on coupon [nothing to type, just click on the empty box next to the coupon name while logged on to your Amazon account] that drops the price of the new condition EarStudio ES100 24-bit Bluetooth DAC/amp from $99 to $89, with free Prime shipping for members of said service. This critter averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 150 customer reviews and it has 120+ answered questions by viewers like you. However, 7% of the customer reviews are 1-star, so read those to consider the trade-offs and potential issues.

Ends Sat 3am ET: EarStudio ES-100 Bluetooth DAC/amp for $75

Into the Amazon Forest Gold Box we go where we find one of the deals of the day running until Saturday at 3am Eastern on the 1st of September in 2018 is the new condition EarStudio ES100 24-bit Bluetooth DAC/amp going for $75 with free shipping. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. You can buy as many as you want.

Its review profile has beefed up since the last time I checked, it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews, with 6% of them being 1-star and 92% of them being 5 and 4 stars. Out of five that is. This has lots of buzzwords including apt-X, apt-X HD, AAC, balanced output, 24-bit, custom app, etc.

The marketers aim high for this, as picture #3 in the product gallery is a high end Sennheiser headphone…

Sony XB-950 B1 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $100

Like a choir, authorized Sony USA dealers have currently dropped the prices of the new condition Sony XB 950 B1 headphones to $100, such as Best Buy and Amazon itself. This is a closed-back over-ear headphone with bluetooth (hence the “B” in its name) but not ANC.

Sunday Daily Deals: $20 Truly Wireless, $120 Tascam Bundle, $250 M&D MH40

A couple of headphone related offers are part of the daily deals at New York’s critically acclaimed B&H Photo until 11:59pm eastern on Sunday as follows:

+ if you want to try “truly wireless” without breaking the bank, the new condition Pom Gear Pilot True Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $20 with free shipping in your choice of three different color schemes

+ Tascam Trackpack 2×2 recording bundle for $120 with free shipping
+ includes 2×2 USB audio interface, the well-regarded for their low price TH-02 headphones, and the TM-80 microphone

Next up, we move to Best Buy where one of their daily deals is the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-40 in the brown color scheme going for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup. Different Master & Dynamic headphones are frequently featured in the Best Buy daily deals this year…

Sat: refurb AKG N60NC for $80, N60NCBT for $130 [w/1yr W]

Good until Sunday at 1am eastern, Woot is offering a couple of factory refurbished AKG on-ears. The wired N60NC (noise cancelling) goes for $80, while the bluetooth + ANC N60NCBT goes for $130. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty.

Note also that Woot has added a new benefit for Amazon Prime members. Eligible products will get free two-day shipping, not just slow free shipping! This levels up the benefit to the regular Amazon website. Products that are not shipped/fulfilled by Woot-Amazon will not be eligible for free 2-day shipping as usual.

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.

Monday: B&O Play P9 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $300

The Monday daily deals of the Best Buy website include the new condition Bang & Olufsen P9 wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-the-ear headphones going for the sale price of $300 with free shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

Sunday: MEE T1N1 neckband BT earphones for $80

Among the Sunday daily deals at the Best Buy website you can get the new condition MEE Audio T1N1 neckband bluetooth earphones for $80 with free shipping or free store pickup.

Beats 3 Studio Wireless for $215 [two color options]

If you are looking to get the closed-back over-ear Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones for yourself or as part of the Dads’n’Grads gift-giving season, the red and white color schemes are currently on sale in new condition for $215 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Refurb Bose SoundSport Wireless w/1-yr warranty for $80 w/FS

The official Bose eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Bose Soundsport Wireless earphones for $80 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty, just like what the new condition models get. They are available in the black color scheme.

Google PixelBuds for $129 w/free S&H

The new condition Google Pixel Buds are currently on sale for $129 with free shipping at the Best Buy eBAY store with up to three pairs per color per customer. They are available in the Kinda Blue and the Just Black color schemes…

Sunday: refurb AKG N60NC for $90, Bluetooth for $140

Among the Woot daily deals for Sunday you can get two factory reconditioned AKG noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The N60NC goes for $90 while the N60NC bluetooth version goes for $140. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten pairs per customer. Sale ends by Monday at 1am eastern. Daily deals are added to their on-going headphone sales and disappear from that page when the sale ends.

V-Moda Crossfade Bluetooth Over-Ears for $128

If you are looking for a solid bluetooth over-ear headphone with a bit of a bass favor, eBay seller “Buzz Tronics” (New York) is offering the new condition V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth closed-back over-ears) for $128 with free shipping. Up to three pairs per color per customer. Four colors are available. The various colors are handy if you are buying them for members of the same household or office, so you can easily tell them by color, eg Kid #1 has the red, Kid #2 has the silver, Kid #3 has the black.

On the other hand, if you are a more apt (pun intended) to favor apt-X technology in your bluetooths, the new condition V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in the Rose Gold color scheme (the only color with apt-X support) is currently on sale for $201 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown…

Refurb Sennheiser HD 4.40 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $70

The Tyll-blessed Sennheiser HD 4.40 bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones are currently available in certified refurbished condition for $70 with free shipping (not eligible for Prime), sold by the Sennheiser Outlet store through Amazon. Note that a couple of the customer reviews are complaining they received a mass, so keep that in mind if you hate returning things!

Sony MDR-1000X with $50 Netflix GC for $298

For a limited time, BuyDIG is bundling a $50 Netflix gift card when you purchase the new condition Sony WH-1000X M2 closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth headphones for $298 with free shipping. There’s no coupon code to enter, the bundle is offered as you see it on the website over there while this promotion runs.

PS: the Netflix gift cards can be used by new or current Netflix customers. You just add it to your Netflix account, and future monthly fees are first taken from the gift card and once it is depleted it begins charging your credit/debit card again.

Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT Over-Ears drop to $148

As you can see at our Headphone Tracker the new condition Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT over-ears came out of the gate at $200 but they now have their first notable discount, they are going for $150 (actually $148) at authorized dealers in their two color schemes such as Adorama’s website

A Feast of Trade-Offs: the new Koss Porta Pro Wireless (BT 4.1, apt-X) for $75 [MD] or $80 NOW!

Good news, bad news! If you wished there was a bluetooth version of the legendary Koss Porta PROs, we have both! A brand new wireless (bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X) version is now available for purchase at Massdrop. The bad news is that it goes for $75. Up to three headphones per customer. The drop is limited to US (free shipping) and Canada.

Seven more units need to get purchased before this offer unlocks. The drop ends Sunday night. It will ship in late May 2018 and it comes with just a 1-year warranty, not the legendary Koss limited lifetime warranty.

This is a feast of trade-offs and silver linings… A hard case is included. No NFC.

However, if you don’t want to wait for Massdrop, for $5 more you can get them from KOSS fulfilled by Amazon. $80 wiht free shipping ~ free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Two days is faster than late May 2018 🙂 Amazon does not have a limit, you can buy as many as you want.

Fitbit Flyer Wireless earphones for $100 [updated]

These were part of the Fitbit Sale but they continue to be on sale for $100 as of Monday, the Fitbit Flyer Wireless earphones

[DEAD] Bowers & Wilkins P5 On-Ear Wireless for $200

As of 4/29/18 recheck, this sold out…

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Refurbished Sony XB950-N1 ANC/BT “Extra Bass” Over-Ears for $70 w/FS

If you don’t want to wait for future sales and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished headphones, the Sony MDR 950 N1 “Extra Bass” closed-back over-ear headphones with both bluetooth and ANC (active noise cancelling) for $70 with free shipping by Secondipity thru eBAY with a maximum of five pairs per customer. They come with a refurbished-item warranty and 30 day returns too.