Deals To AVOID (Wedn): Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $232

This is a daily deal of a different kind. This is a daily deal TO AVOID! Among the NewEGg daily deals for Wednesday September 16 in 2020 there’s a sale on the Sony WH-1000X Mark III for $232. The “to avoid” part is NOT on the headphone but on the seller. The seller is an unknown Newegg Marketplace seller with a 83% score on 65 ratings. That’s not something that inspires confidence. This also raises the questions whether this is a USA warranty product, or an international grey-market…

Speaking of the Sony wH-1000X series, their brand new Mark IV (M4) model is now in-stock and ready to ship for $350 at various authorized Sony dealers including Adorama and Amazon [ALWAYS check who the actual seller is before buying!] and B&H Photo and such…

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…

Random Woot sale: ASTRO gaming, SoundCore bluetooths

These are not daily deals but longer running Woot deals until 9/21/20 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if they sell out [and they do sell-out earlier]. These being an Electronics Garage sale that includes:

+ five ASTRO gaming headsets

+ one SoundCore neckband and two truly-wireless bluetooth earphones

+ one SoundCore ANC/BT over-ears for $41

+ by the time I wrote this post, the AirPods sold-out…

Sony WH-CH710N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $98

The pre-launch of B&H Photo’s Labor Day offerings includes some consumer-tier headphones, among which you can get a $100 ANC/bluetooth over-ear combo, if you don’t want to get into the $300 “Battle of the Giants” but also don’t want to buy from the non-audio budget brands around $50 at Amazon and such…

To cut a long story short, the new condition Sony WH-CH710 is on sale for $98 with free US shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo. As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews…

I haven’t seen or touched this newer model, but we have here a text and pictures un-boxing of the previous-generation model, the WH-CH700N {the PORG is not included ~ it is our “blog pet”}.

One utilitarian and welcome difference for many, when looking at the B&H gallery pictures, the new WH-CH710N has USB-C charging, finally doing away with good old micro-USB.

Speaking of which, I hope there is a recycling program for all the millions and millions of de-commissioned micro-USB cables 🙂

PS: buying from B&H you are guaranteed to get the US model. Some of the marketplace sellers on Amazon are not as reliable, but if you are comfortable with that, a couple of them are selling it for the same price with some freebie accessories (eg stand, case, etc).

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 🙂

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

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

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

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

Monday: Bang & Olufsen E8 truly-wireless for $89 to $200

Monday is not a “bang and blame” day, that’s the weekend 😉 It’s a “bang & olufsen” day at the Woot daily deals where three of their truly-wireless BEOplay models are on sale for $89 to $200. More specifically:

+ E8 Premium for $89

+ E8 2.0 with Qi charging for $140

+ E8 2.0 Motion for $200

As usual, sale ends at 11:59pm central (on Monday 8/24/20 in this particular case) or earlier if any manages to sell out. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Meanwhile necklace-style exercise-bluetooth are part of the Best Buy dailies with the blue-white JBL Endurance Sprint wireless going for $18…

PS: “necklace style” is what I call bluetooth earphones that are connected by a simple cable, which ends up hanging on your chest sort of like a necklace… Not to be confused with the “neckband style” which go behind the neck and typically have some part of the cable hardened [no, not like Attack On Titan, Annie sends her regards] because I suppose few people want a lose cable dancing on the back of their necks and getting caught onto things …behind your back? 🙂

Wedn: Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $30

For Wednesday August 19 in 2020, Best Buy is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $30 in black metallic color scheme. The other color options go for more… These are necklace-style compact-length earphones which, as of the time of writing, average 4.2 out of 5 based on 739 customer reviews…

And for the EU inclined, Amazon Germany is having a KLIM sale with their gaming headset going for 30 euro, while their colorful wired earphones go for around 14 euro [price varies by color scheme] which can also be cannibalized for their generous accessories kit: zippered pouch, extra eartips including two Comply-looking ones, and a splitter cable [so two people can listen to the same music source]

Tuesday: Sony WH-XB900N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $148

Sony fans, you have until Tuesday 8/18/20 at 11:59pm pacific time to grab the new condition Sony WH-XB900N headphones on sale for $148 with free US shipping in two color options. Up to three per customer at the sale price…

These are closed-back over-ear with bluetooth and ANC, and as the “XB” in the model name suggests, they are part of the “Extra Bass” line of Sony audio products…

As of the time of writing these average 4.6 out of 5 based on 2180+ customer ratings. Note that as of late Amazon is publishing ratings which is a mix of written reviews and star-ratings [no text written, just selecting a star rating]…

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…

Sunday: Apple AirPods PRO truly-wireless for $220

We don’t want the iPhone/iPad users to feel left out, so here’s a deal for them. Good until Sunday 8/2/20 at 11:59pm central time [or earlier if sold out] Woot is offering the new condition Apple AirPods PRO truly-wireless truly-Apple [ha!] critters for $220 with free shipping for Prime members and a one year Apple warranty. Up to two pairs per customer during this particular promotion…

Wednesday: B&O, Tidal Hifi, AirPods PRO, $15 bluetooth over-ears, Plantronics, Etc

Wednesday July 22 in 2020 is another “headphone day” in the various online retailer daily deals as follows:

+ Apple AirPods PRO WITH Apple Care+ kit bundled together for $239 at B&H Photo

+ the Best Buy dailies have a trio of related items as follows:

  • 1-Year prepaid TIDAL HiFi [the higher-res version] for $96, comes out to $8 per month
  • Insignia [their house brand] bluetooth over-ears for $15; as of the time of writing they average 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 2400 customer ratings, a respectable number considering the price; but always check reviews!!! the numbers are just one of the things to look at, not everything!
  • PDP LVL50 gaming wired headsets and Scosche car audio

Not to be outdone, Woot is having a Random Tech Sale that includes the following trio of head-audio products:

  • B&O BeoPlus E8 2.0 truly wireless for $106
  • Amuoc T10 Plus truly wireless for $17
  • AfterShokz Titanium bone conduction for $50

And finally at the NewEGG dailies they have Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 bluetooth over-ears for the very good price for $27…

Sunday: Jaybird Tarah for $30, 1-Year Prepaid TIDAL for $65 [not the high-res], Etc

Sunday is here and the Best Buy dailies have two audio-interest products. First up, the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones [necklace style] going for $30 [averages 4/5 on 600+ customer ratings as of the time of writing]…

Then for prepaid music listeners, you can get a 1-year prepaid TIDAL Premium music subscription for $65 for the first year [cannot append to an existing live subscription]. This comes out to a very nice $5.5~ per month. Note that this is the standard resolution service, similar to Spotify, Apple Muzak, etc. Their Hi-Res service costs more and it is not included in this offer…

Elsewhere, at the NewEgg Daily Shockers you can get the new condition bluetooth (with a battery block type thing) Pioneer SE-CL5=BT earphones for $15…

Samsung couldn’t just stand having simple names for their truly-wireless, so they have now “Galaxified” them. One of the Amazon deals of the day is the new condition Galaxy Buds+ Plus truly-wireless going for $140 with free US shipping. These come with a Fast Charge wireless chargepad with a cooling fan. One per customer at the sale price. As of the time of writing, they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 170+ customer ratings…

UPDATE: not daily deals, but I didn’t want to create a separate post for them, Woot is running another Staff Picks sale, running until 7/29/20 [or earlier if sold out ~ and they do sellout] and it includes two headphones:

+ JBL Live 400 bluetooth on-ears for $45
+ Sony MDR-NC7 ANC on-ears for $45
+ SOL REPUBLIC Jax 1-button wired earphones for $13
+ eMedia FD05107 Piano Keyboard Starter Pack For Dummies for $80

PRO TIP: you can use a music keyboard as part of your headphone testing. I have been doing this ever since I got my previous music keyboard. Now that I upgraded from Casio to a higher Yamaha model, even more so 🙂

Friday: Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $160

Some may have Friday on their minds, others may have Sennheiser. If the latter, good for Friday 7/17/20, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless set going for $160.

The congestion in the market at all price ranges, from CrapPods to AirPods, and the dominance of the Apple AirPods and its clones is putting some price pressure on the headphone-name-brands to bring their prices closer to earth ~ instead of some of those high-brow high-profit-margin prices 🙂

This of course opens up the whole audio company vs tech company debate, but that’s a story for another day…

Tuesday: Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $220

Judging by the price and the 90-day Woot warranty, I suspect this is the international version, but if you don’t mind that, you can get the new condition Sony WH-1000X M3 bluetooth/ANC over-ears for $220 as one of the Woot deals of the day, with free shipping for Prime members. Limit two pairs per customer at the sale price. This is considered by many as topping *GASP* BOSE on ANC 🙂

Sale ends on Tuesday 7/14/20 at 11:59pm centauri time or earlier if sold out…

Thursday: Skullcandy HESH 3 bluetooth over-ears for $45

Embrace the BASS! Embrace Bluetooth!:) If there are any audiophiles still left reading this post, the headliner of the Best Buy daily deals for Thursday July 9 in 2020 is the new condition closed-back Skullcandy HESH3 bluetooth over-ears for $45.

As of the time of writing this averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 1450 customer ratings… Best Buy is also including a separate “Experts” review rating, but their “experts” are of the Tech Radar and Trusted Reviews kind. An ant spends more time reviewing a breadcrumb before it picks it up to take it back to the ant hill 😉 Silver linking they include rtings.com 🙂

Monday TW: Skullcandy Sesh for $30, Indy EVO for $70

Monday is a Skullcandy truly-wireless day at Amazon USA, where competition is bringing down the prices even of name-brand TW earphones. Two of which are on sale for a limited time by Amazon actual, the new condition Skullcandy Sesh going for $30 in three color options, and you can buy as many as you want…

The other is the Indy Evo with “Airpod-y” pod-legs going for $70 per pair. As of the time of writing, two of the five colors can be ordered. The other three are out of stock and un-orderable…

Then we move to the Best Buy dailies where they have their house-brand Insignia ANC/bluetooth over-ears on sale for $45, and the Samsung 5.1.2-Channel 450W Soundbar with 8″ Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos (with Alexa) as the headliner of the day’s show on sale for $850…

AKG K702 open over-ears w/clamp for $150

It’s AKG time until 7/6/20 at 10am eastern at Adorama, where their deal du jour until such time is the new condition AKG K-702 open-back over-ears bundled with a H&A headphone clamp, together going for $150 with free US shipping…

And for Sunday 7/5/20 in the Best Buy time zone, their daily deals include the new condition Jaybird Tarah Pro bluetooth earphones [necklace style] for $90, but they also offer the V-Moda Crossfade 2 bluetooth over-ears for $200…

Friday: 1-Year TIDAL subscription for $80 [and more]

Best Buy strikes again with their Friday 7/3/20 daily deals with a 1-year TIDAL digital music subscription offered for $80. That’s for the first year. Future years will automatically renew at the future full price of the subscription… Also part of today’s daily deals are the closed-back Insignia [house brand name] bluetooth over-ears going for $23…

Meanwhile at Woot Sellout they have the refurbished ChromeCast Ultra 4K going for $50 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And for those shopping in the EU, Amazon Germany has a couple of bluetooth Sennheiser Momentum in-ears going from 79 to 95 euro. One is necklace-style [all the cable is loose, hangs in front of you like a …necklace], the other is neckband-style [part of the cable is solid].

Thursday: Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $110

Headphone action at the Best Buy deals du jour for Thursday July 2nd in 2020, it is the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth with ANC Sony WH-CH700N headphones going for $110 with free US shipping… Also part of the sales is the recurring MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth receiver going for $20…

Speaking of the WH-CH700N, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it here. The PORG you see in the pictures is NOT included ^_^…

And for those shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany daily deals they have the Taotronics ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears going for around 41 euro…

$30 Thursday: Pioneer BT On-Ears, Jaybird Tarah In-Ears

You can get a …bird of sorts for $30 during Thursday 6/25/20 at the Best Buy daily deals, the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones, necklace-style…

Pioneer continues to make appearances at the NewEgg daily deals, this time around it is the new condition closed-back on-ear SE-MJ-553-BT bluetooth headphones for $26 with free US shipping…

And continuing until tonight are the previously mentioned B&H MEGA deal zone offerings…

Wedn: Polsen, Jabra, Definitive Tech, Etc

Headphones are indeed back at the daily deals for Wednesday 6/17/20 as follows:

At the B&H deals du jour it’s the closed-back Polsen HPS-A40 headphone that has a 3-level bass adjustment [I know, you cynics will say, “bad”, “worse” and “OMG it’s really bad”] for $50 with free US shipping… Optionally you can purchase this together with an AURAY headphone stand and get a 20% off discount on the price of the AURAY stand…

Best Buy is back in the truly-wireless universe with the new condition JLabs JBuds Air Executive truly-wireless going for $55 and as of the time of writing, they average 4 based on 640+ customer reviews over there…

Speaking of Best Buy, their aforelinked daily deals include a sale on a couple of Definitive Technology Soundbar systems with wireless subwoofers ($700 to $1075)…

Truly wireless is also the name of the game today at the NewEGG deals where the new condition Jabra Elite 65t goes for $100 with free US shipping…

Monday Truly Wireless: Skullcandy Indy, JLab Jbuds Air, Anker

No truly-wireless in yesterday’s daily deals, but they strike back today with two offers at the Best Buy daily deals, it’s the Skullcandy Indy going for $60 and the JLab Jbuds Air Sport going for $70… These for Monday June 15 in 2020 that is…

BUT the NewEGG daily deals save the day with a budget closed-back over-ear, the new condition red Pioneer SE-MS5T-R going for $31 with free US shipping…

Also at NewEgg, there’s the Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo (2019 update) truly wireless for $30 with free US shipping…

Sunday: lots of headphones on sale at Amazon Germany

EU shoppers, get your wallets ready! Amazon Germany is having a headphone sale as part of their Sunday daily deals. A total of 22 options are participating, a mix of different types. I’m breaking them down by type:

+ Pioneer S9 bluetooth over-ears for 115 euro
+ Pioneer SE-S3-BT bluetooth on-ears for 44 in different colors
+ Pioneer foldable basic on-ears for 12 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer SE-M521 closed over-ears for 21 euro (with AKG-style headband)

+ Philips BH-305-BK/00 closed on-ears for 60 euro
+ Philips SH-402-BK/00 bluetooth over/on-ears for 40
+ Philips SHK-2000-PK/OO kids headphones with volume control for 14 euro

+ Philips truly wireless for 61 euro

+ Pioneer SE-CH9-T(K) wired in-ears for 70 euro
+ Panasonic RP-TCM-130-E wired in-ears for 10 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer basic wired in-ears for 12 euro in different colros

+ Libratone neckband-style bluetooth earphones for 119 euro

+ Philips UN-102-BK/00 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for 12 euro

+ Pioneer SE-E5T (23 euro) and SE-E7T (53 euro) bluetooth exercise necklace-style earphones

+ Pioneer splashproof wired exercise earphones with earhooks for 13 euro

The sale ends at 11:59pm Amazon Germany time which is six hours ahead of eastern (New York time) if my Time Lord Calculator is correct 😉

Friday: Skullcandy Crusher ANC/BT for $200, B&W Speakers, Etc

The headphone parade continues for Friday 6/12/20 as well at the Best Buy deals du jour with the new condition Skullcandy Crusher ANC/bluetooth over-ear combo headphone that goes for $200. The battle for this popular consumer headphone rages on at all price points!

Also there at Best Buy there’s a sale on select Bowers & Wilkens [no relation to Dominique Wilkins?] speakers with eight options and prices ranging from $560 to $800. Already one of the eight options has sold out…

And now to the single-figure budget side of things, one of the Woot deals du jour is the new condition TIMMKOO wired in-ears going for $9.99 with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price and a 90-day Woot warranty…

The NewEGG daily basket continues to have headphones although this one may be a bit of a rotten egg based on the nine customer reviews over there. It is the Philips SHB-2505-BK/00 UpBeat truly wireless for $33…

Wedn: B&W PX5 On-Ears, Bose QC II, Sony XB, Thorens, Etc

Two headphones plus gaming headsets are among a loaded day at the Best Buy daily offerings for Wednesday June in 2020:

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX-5 ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $220
+ Bose Quiet Comfort II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $299
+ discount and free mouse with Razer Nari Ultimate gaming headset

Under the “Electronics” daily deal at the Woot website they have the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ear Sony XB-650-BT going for $45 with a 1-year Sony warranty. It is only available in black. It has NFC. Note that this is part of their “Extra Bass” line, so opera, classical, audiophile jazz, etc you may not like the “transformation” of the music with these 🙂

NewEGG seems to have an unwritten rule of one headphone offer per day at their daily deals and Wednesday’s offer is the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ-553-BT-R closed-back on-ear bluetooths in the red color scheme going for $26 with free US shipping…

Last but not least, for the vinyl junkies or player collectors, one of the B&H Photo daily deals is the new condition Thorens TD 201 manual 2-speed turntable with built-in amp going for $250. It is available in two color options [device color, not sound coloration color!]…

SHOCK! did you notice something today? All these offers and not a single “truly wireless” earphone. There is hope for the audio world after all 🙂

Monday: Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $160

Last but not least in the 6/8/20 BestBuy deals du jour is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless set going for $160 with free US shipping and/or store/curbside/whatever pickup is available based on region and availability…

Also there, they have the Jaybird Tarah necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $45…

Sunday: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 6100 bluetooth over-ears for $70

One of the deals of the day at the Best Buy website is the new condition closed-back over-ear Plantronics BackBeat FIT 6100 bluetooth headphones for $70 with free US shipping and/or free store pickup…

Meanwhile at the Amazon Germany gold box there’s the new condition Jabra Elite 65t truly-wireless earphones for 90 euro…

And some action at the NewEgg dailies as follows:

+ Anker SoundCore Spirit X bluetooth sport earphones for $14 with promo code 93XPK79

+ Voxoa VXH330 square-pad bluetooth closed-back for $30

+ JBL LIVE500 bluetooth over-ears for $60 after promo code 93XPK74

Thursday: JBL, Anker, Klipsch, Philips, Culture V1

UPDATE: the Musician’s Friend deal of the day good until Friday at 8am ET is the new condition Culture V1 ANC + bluetooth over-ears for $80 with free US shipping… Not to be confused with the Culture book series by Iain Banks 🙂

The streak of headphones in high profile retailer daily deals continue for Thursday 6/4/20 as well with this lot:

+ among the NewEGG offers they have the new condition Philips SHB-5950-BK/27 neckband bluetooth earphones for $16.50, although the reviews are in the 3 out of 5 range…
+ also at NewEgg, a pair of Klipsch CB-5 Bookshelf speakers for $70, and a CC-5 Center Speaker for $60

+ among the Best Buy offers is the JBL LIVE 400BT closed-back bluetooth on-ears for $60

+ and at Amazon Germany it’s the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 PRO truly-wireless for 100 euro
+ Anker really needs to optimize their model naming scheme ~ too many words and the thing that changes gets lost in the railroad!

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

NewEGG.com 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…

Tuesday: Samsung Galaxy Buds, refurb Jabra Elite 65t, Etc

Truly wireless is the name of the game for now, until Apple releases the over-ear “Air Pods” and all of sudden the unwashed mashes will “discover” over-ear headphones. Hopefully a percentage of those will actually explore more audiophile over-ear headphones 🙂

At Best Buy, 6/2/20 is Samsung day with all kinds of Samsung products, including their Galaxy Buds truly-wireless going for $100.

At NewEGG there are a couple of options, starting at 3am ET as usual:

+ Pioneer SEC-7B-TB neckband bluetooth earphones for $23

+ refurbished Jabra Elite Active 65t sporty truly-wireless for $50

Tuesday: Beats Product RED, refurb Klipsch, etc

For Tuesday 5/26/20, headphones are the theme at two of the retailers offering “deals du jour”.

We start at Newegg where they offer the refurbished Klipsch neckband bluetooth earphones for $40 with free shipping and the refurbished Anker Soundcore Liberty Air truly wireless for $39 after promo code 93XPK28 entered in their shopping cart…

And at Best Buy it’s a {PRODUCT RED) offer, the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ears that go by the name of Beats Solo 3 offered for $180…

With Apple about to launch their “AirPod Over-Ears”, things are going to heat up once again for the most hated “mainstream” headphone brand at the audiophile message boards. It’s now BOSE vs BEATS vs Apple!

Memorial Day: refurb Jabra 65t and AirPods, Etc

While the i-Hype is i-Building for the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones, the little Airpods are the headliner Best Buy daily deal for 5/25/20. It’s the Geek Squared certified-refurbished AirPods with wireless case going for $140. This Geek-refurbished version averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 249 customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg.com dailies they have two offerings:

+ Anker Soundcore Liberty NEO (2019 Upgraded edition) truly-wireless for $33

+ refurbished Jabra Elite 65t Titanium truly-wireless for $100

+ Klipsch Energy Power12 SUB for $119