Wedn: Jabra Elite Active 65t truly wireless for $90

Good until Wednesday at 8/21/19 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out), Woot is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition Jabra Elite Active 65t truly wireless for $90 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for all calendar-day purchases per customer. Up to ten units per customer during this sale. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty, not a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

Monday (EU): Sony and Anker Headphone sale

It is Sony day at the Amazon Germany Gold Box or as the cool kids in Germany like to call it, the Ange Bote 😉 Among the Sony products on sale they have the following headphones on sale for Monday August 19 in 2019:

+ ZX-310 closed on-ears for 15 euro
+ I had this headphone in my to-go bag for a while, I swear this must have been tuned in a moderately busy coffee shop because it sounds very serviceable there but when you listen to it in a quiet place, it sounds quite un-audiophile

+ ZX-330BT bluetooth on-ears for 39 euro

+ MDR-XB950N1 ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears for 90 euro two color options

+ WH-H900N ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears for 160 in three color options
+ yes, Sony has a multi-tier approach for their ANC/bluetooth combos

BUT that’s not all. When you further scroll through the daily deals, there’s also a combo Anker and Soundcore sale. Soundcare is an Anker sub-brand because it sounds more audio-ish than Anker? Anyway, their offerings for Monday:

+ Soundcore Life2 closed bluetooth over-ears for 38 euro

+ Soundcore Spirit X exercise bluetooth earphones for 25 euro
+ Anker SoundBuds slim bluetooth earphones for 21 euro

+ Soundcore Liberty truly wireless earphones for 60 euro
+ mono wireless headset for 12 euro

+ and of course the obligatory handful of portable bluetooth speakers

Wedn: PowerBeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $70

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

Tue: Fuji Labs HD 200 Wireless headphones for $35

Good for Tuesday August 13 in 2019 until 11:59pm pacific time, through the NewEgg website but sold and shipped by the manufacturer of the product, you can get the new condition Fuji Labs HD 200 Wireless headphones for $35 with free US shipping. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

The specs promise that even at 80% volume you don’t disturb others near you (they are closed-back after all). They also promise up to 42 hours music playback time and have a LiPo battery. They average 4 out of 5 based on nine customer reviews.

I can’t tell for certain by looking at the pictures and casually looking at the reviews and answers whether these are over-ear or on-ears….

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (closed over-ear bluetooths) for $100

The deal is back! Grab your e-wallets! Amazon actual is offering the four color schemes of the new condition V-Moda Crossfade Wireless closed-back over-ear bluetooth (but no ANC) headphones for $100 each. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date is unknown to me. There is a second generation model, this is the first generation model, which was based up on the Crossfade M100 (first generation).

At Amazon, this on-sale wireless averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 770+ customer reviews, and it has nearly 250 answered questions.

PS: I believe you’ll find some VModa – Headfi fanfics at some of the fanfic websites 😉

Sony WH-1000X M3 with 20,000 mAh Power Bank for $298

It’s bundle up time, Focus Camera with the orders fulfilled by Amazon has created a bundle centered on the new condition Sony WH-1000X M3 closed over-ear headphone (with ANC and bluetooth) they are including a 20,000 Phone Energy power bank with it. The price listed is $348 BUT there is a $50 clip-on coupon [you have to be logged on to your Amazon account to clip the coupon to your Amazon account ~ obviously], which brings the price down to $298. This offer is available in either color scheme.

Meanwhile in Europe, there is no power bank bundle, but the standard headphone itself is currently on sale for 288 euro at Amazon Germany where it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 600+ customer reviews and it has over 350 answered questions…

Friday: Master & Dynamic MW60 Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears for $250

There’s also a big battle for the “fashion” headphone brands at around $300-ish, it’s not just the ANC/Bluetooth over-ear combos. In the “Stylish Wars”, Master & Dynamic is firing a new volley for Friday 8/9/19, the headliner Best Buy deal of the day is their new condition MW60 Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $250 with free store pickup (wherever possible) and/or free shipping within the US…

Also part of the Friday daily deals at Best Buy, they have the Aluratek bluetooth audio receiver AND transmitter going for $30…

Sony WI-C310 bluetooth earphones for $28

Singing the same MAP song, many authorized Sony dealers have dropped the price of the new condition WI-C310 bluetooth earphones in different color schemes to $28 for the duration of this promotion, eg amazon.com with its many marketplace sellers…

AmazonBasics Fitness bluetooth earphones for $16 [limit 3]

On the budget side of things, under Amazon’s very own “AmazonBasics” brand, you can get the new condition Fitness bluetooth earphones (necklace style) for $16 in the green-black color scheme with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Two of the four colors are gone, so this might be a product heading for discontinuation. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 130 customer reviews and it has 30 peer-answered questions. The review score average and the distribution pattern of stars suggest a product with multiple trade-offs, so be sure to read upon it before buying…

EU: BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II ANC/Bluetooths for 256 euro

The ever-changing economic and monetary system is bringing more changes to where you can find deals and discount. For example, the new condition BOSE QC 35 II ANC/bluetooth headphones currently go for $350 at USA authorized dealers but if you hop on a discounted transatlantic jet, you can get it for 256 euro in your choice of three color schemes by Amazon Germany itself. Limit up to four per shopping cart per customer at the sale price.

I do not know when the sale ends because it is not a lightning deal that has a ticking clock. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 1250+ customer reviews and they have nearly 600 peer-answered questions (some of the answers are however from manufacturer reps and marketplace sellers (and helpful-score hawks)).

The market is of course very competitive in this segment, with Sony finding a hit with their 1000X, Beats getting boosted by Apple Mothership, and just about every other major name manufacturer trying their hand at this lucrative $300-ish segment.

But that’s not all. The competition is also from below. When people are able to find “good enough” ANC/bluetooth over-ear combos for under $100 from various audiophile-unknown brands at Amazon and other marketplaces, it creates consumer hesitation ~ do you spend $300~ for a “travel headphone” or is a $50 option “good enough”?

As you can see at the Best Selling Headphone charts at amazon.com, the top of the chart is dominated by these Nu-headphone-brands such as COWIN, MPow, TaoTronics, OneOdio, Ailihen, etc.

As of the tine of writing, the highest-ranking name-brand is at #7 with three of them in the top 10 (Beats, Sony, Bose).

nOTE that Amazon’s charts are based on the human-entered and/or computer-generated categories ~ if a product is miscategorized, it will show up in the wrong top selling charts. That’s why you see some on-ears and even some earphones in the “Over-Ear Charts”. Amazon’s marketplace is too big for them to manage 🙂

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Closed Over-Ears for $125

With the Crossfade II being the “latest model”, the first generation V-Moda Crossfade Wireless closed-back over-ears have been dropping in price, and as of the time of writing, $125 can get you the new condition Crossfade Wireless (first generation) in the gunmetal color schemes. The other three colors range from $130 to $133.

These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 760+ customer reviews and they have 240+ answered questions to their credit.

SoundPeats Truly Wireless TWS for $26

IF you are looking for both “truly wireless” and “bluetooth 5.0” and you have $26 to spare, that’s how much at the moment Amazon is asking for the new condition SoundPEATS True Wireless TWS earphones, with promises of iPX5 and (up to) 24 hour playback time total (that’s 4 hours in the earphones, and five 4-hour recharges stored in the included earphone charging case).

They come with a 12-month warranty. Note that per the listing they don’t support music sources below bluetooth 4.0. They average 4.3 out of 5 on 180+ customer reviews and they have 70+ peer-answered questions… Limit up to five per customer at the sale price…

Sennheiser Momentum BeFree SE Bluetooth Earphones for $150

If you are looking for necklace-style bluetooth earphones, the new condition Sennheiser Momentum BeFREE special edition model is on sale at the moment for $150 with free US shipping by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, so the price is such until it changes at an unspecified time in the future.

This is a new release, it first got added to Amazon in June 2019. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 7 customer reviews…

Friday: MEE Matrix3 Bluetooth Over Ears with separate bluetooth audio transmitter for $60 [bundle]

It’s back on again as one of the daily deals at the Best Buy website ~ it is the new condition MEE Audio Matrix 3 headphones, a closed-back over-ear bluetooth model bundled with a dual-headphone bluetooth audio transmitter, all together going for $60 with free shipping or free store pickup if you are near a Best Buy store.

This bundle averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 660 customer reviews at the Best Buy website…

Thursday: Master & Dynamic MH-60 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $280

The headliner of the Thursday daily deals at the Best Buy website is the new condition closed-back over-ear Master & Dynamic MH-60 with bluetooth 4.1 and 3.5mm audio playback as well. No ANC. It goes for $280 with free shipping and/or free store pickup wherever possible…

As of the time of writing, Amazon has not price-matched it (yet?), the closer they get is $305~ after you apply a $50 off clip-on coupon on the “Leica” color scheme. Leica camera NOT included ^_^.

Panasonic RP-HTX80 Closed Over-Ears for $41 [limit 3]

If you are looking for name-brand retro-styled bluetooth over-ears headphone without breaking the bank, and the “matte black” color scheme is preferred or at least acceptable, you can get the new condition Panasonic RP-HXT80 headphones for $41~ 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…

This is a closed-back over-ear model with bluetooth 4.1 but without NFC. The retro design may be a deal killer for some ~ if you don’t like that style of “outdoorsy” headband adjustments. It does not support apt-X or AAC so keep that in mind. No ANC and no 3.5mm input. They promise up to 24 hours battery life.

And as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of this, posted around Christmas 2017.

OR if you are not afraid of The USED (no, not the band, I’m still afraid of their constant emo-whining), then you can peruse the various color schemes at Amazon Warehouse Deals to find the right color and condition combination where prices start at $30~. The link I posted here shows the lowest price per color. To see the detailed listings for each color, click (or open in new tab/window) the small blue link titled “See all offers for this product”…

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

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

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

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

Westone WX In-Ears w/bluetooth cable for $60

Good until Monday 7/22/19 at 8am eastern time, the Musician’s Friend deal of the day is the new condition Westone WX in-ears with a bluetooth cable going for $60 with free US shipping.

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

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

Thursday: Dolby Dimension Wireless Over-Ears for $399

Good until Thursday 7/18/19 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out) the headliner deal of the day at the Amazon Gold Box is the new condition Dolby Dimension Wireless headphones going for $399 with free shipping. This is good for all shoppers, the Prime Days are over (although they occasionally feature some Prime-only offers, such as today, where the Echo Connect is offered for for $20 for Prime members)…

Anyway, back to the Dolby, these are bluetooth with ANC, average 4 out of 5 based on 38 customer reviews and they have twice as many answered questions. These are bluetooth 4.2 with support for apt-X low latency (of interest to TV/movie watching), 40mm drivers, two hour recharge and such…

Thursday (EU): Vonmahlen bluetooth on-ears for 129 euro

We land back in Germany with the headliner deal of the day at Amazon.de ~ thanks to a 50 euro off clip-on coupon (you have to click on the little box before the coupon name ~ while logged on to an Amazon account because it stores the coupon in your account) you can get the new condition Vonmahlen bluetooth on-ears for 129 euro in your choice from three stylish color schemes.

This is the first time I’ve seen this brand so I know nothing (Jon Snow). The earcups rotate 180 degrees and the hinge folds 90 degrees. It promises up to 21 hours of playtime. They come with a nice case, extra earpads and cables (charging and 3.5mm audio for wired playback). It supports bluetooth 4.2 with apt-X. They average 4.8 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews over there…

Used Bowers & Wilkins PX ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $178 [Prime Deal]

The new condition Bowers & Wilkins PX closed-back over-ear ANC and bluetooth headphones go for $299+ in new condition BUT if you are a Prime member and you are willing to buy USED, you can get the black color scheme in “Used – Very Good” condition for $178, or in “Used – Like New” for $187~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

This too is for Prime members only, it is part of the Warehouse Deals 20% off in-cart promotion that is one of the numerous and hard to keep track of Prime Day offerings

EarStudio portable DAC/amp & BT receiver for $79 or 79 euro [Prime Deal]

Finally a “synchronized” prime deal! For a limited time, Prime members on both sides of the pond can get the sale on the new condition EarStudio portable DAC/amp and bluetooth receiver! It goes for 79 euro at Amazon Germany and for $79 at Amazon USA. This is for Prime members only as are most of today’s deals…

B&O Play H4 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $105 to $115 [Prime]

This is a nice haircut in terms of a discount, good until 2:20pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) Prime members can get the new condition B&O Play H4 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $105 in the black color scheme or $115 in the gray color scheme. They average 4 out of 5 based on 180+ customer reviews…

MEE M6B bluetooth earphones for $19 [Prime]

Another Prime-members-only offer has gone live, it’s a six hour lightning deal good until 2pm eastern (or earlier if sold out), the new condition MEE M6B bluetooth earphones going for $19. Note that the listing is a mix of this and on-ear headphones, so if you are reading customer reviews and questions-answered make sure they are referring to this actual product and not the on-ears…

Used Jabra Move bluetooth on-ears for $20 [Prime]

If you are looking for a budget bluetooth on-ear headphone AND you are a Prime member, during the Prime Day happenings you can get the USED condition closed-back on-ear Jabra Move bluetooths for around $20 with free shipping of course since everyone eligible for the offer is a Prime member.

NOTE: the link above is filtered to show only the ones sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual and shows the lowest price per color. The see more details for a specific color, click on the “See all offers for this product” small link next to the color’s name…

Jabra headphone sale (TW and over-ears too) [Prime]

Jabra has its very own Prime Day sale featuring a mixture of their headphones including:

+ Elite 85h ANC/Bluetooth closed over-ears for $237 to $250 in multiple color options

+ Move Style closed on-ears for $58 in two color options

+ Elite 65t truly wireless with alexa for $114 in multiple colors

Prime Deal: Audio Technica ATH-M series sale (M20x to M50x)

The much talked about Audio Technica ATH-M series is part of the Prime Day headphone sales at Amazon, these too only available to Prime members. They are:

+ blue-n-black ATH-M50xBB wired over-ears for $99

+ black ATH-M50x BT (bluetooth) for $128

+ black ATH-M40x for $74~

+ black ATH-M30x for $52~

+ black ATH-M20x for $35~

PS: there’s also a stray in the mix, no, not a stray cat but a stray headphone, the new condition AKG K511 going for $39 with free shipping. The pictures make them look on-ear but the first customer reviews says they are much larger than they look in the picture, so research it further if interested in these headphones which average 4 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews. They are not compatible with the S-Pen even though Samsung owns Harman which owns AKG 😉

Shure Prime Deals: SE-215-BT for $104, SE-425-BT for $210, SE-535-BT for $350, SE-846-BT for $699

Are you …sure you want to buy some Shure in-ears? If you are sure about Shure, AND you are a Prime member (or don’t object to starting a 30-day free trial, then you can head on over to the Prime Day PRO Audio sale where you will find the following “bluetooth” Shure in-ears on sale in various colors:

+ SE-215 for $104
+ SE-425 for $210
+ SE-535 for $350
+ SE-846 for $699

The cables are detachable. The SE-215 comes with a bluetooth cable only, but the higher models including both the bluetooth cable and a 3.5mm cable which can be switched physically to work with iOS or Android button presses.

Check reviews because some of them don’t have as high of a review score as their older pre-bluetooth models had. (I have no idea what the issues are, I’m merely looking at the numbers).

A number of other accessories are also included with the higher models…

Sennheiser Momentum Free SE bluetooth earphones for $150 [Prime Deal]

More Prime action, this time from Sennheiser, they are offering their new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free special edition necklace-style bluetooth earphones [gosh, the names are getting longer and longer] for $150 with free shipping if you are a Prime member… IF you are not a Prime member, you have to add it to the shopping cart in order to get a “reveal” of the Prime Deal price…

For all the action, check the Prime Day Gold Box, and given the volume of deals for these two days, the time you spend digging around, the more interesting deals you may find…

Skullcandy Hesh 3 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $60 [Prime Deal]

Skullcandy has lost some of its earlier days average-consumer appeal, so mayhaps that could get them “rediscovered” by the contrarians 😉 Anyway, one of the Prime Day deals is the crimson (no king) color scheme of the new condition HESH 3 bluetooth over-ears going for $60 for Prime members…

NOTE that you have to be a Prime member and logged on to your Amazon Prime account in order to see and make the most of these offers…

In other action (I’m randomly bunching offers to reduce the number of individual blog posts in a day), another Prime Deal is the new condition CORSAIR ST100 RGB Premium Headset Stand with 7.1 Surround Sound – 3.5mm and 2xUSB 3.0 for $48. A headset is NOT included…

Prime Deal: Bluedio T6 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $27 [ends Mon 4:20pm ET]

Back to the Amazon USA Prime deals, we have a lighting deal on a headphone running until Monday 4:20pm eastern time (or earlier if sold out) on the new condition Bluedio T6 (Turbine) ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $27 in your choice of three different color schemes. Sale price only available to Prime members…

As of 11:16am ET, the red/black is 48% claimed, the yellow/black is 37% claimed and the black is 58% claimed.

Bose Soundlink Over-Ear Bluetooths for $159

More Prime Day action, for Prime members only, Amazon actual is offering the closed-back Bose Soundlink Over-Ear Bluetooths for $159 in two different color schemes. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 2000+ customer reviews and have over 1000 answered questions.

BUT if you are not a Prime member, fear not! Adorama thru Amazon is offering each color for $159 each as well or you can buy them from the Adorama website directly… But that’s not all, the same with 5% promotional rewards can be found at B&H Photo

So this is a clever way to sell, non-Prime members can buy some of the Prime deals _away_ from Amazon ^_^

Speaking of Bose, Amazon is also offering the new condition Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless in the limited edition ultraviolet color scheme for $139. Only this color scheme is on sale. The others remain at $139…

Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $90 to $100

UPDATE: this headphone is now part of the Prime Deals for $90 in either color but non-Prime members can still get it for $100…

If you are looking for a usable ANC and bluetooth over-ears combo from a name-brand but don’t want to pay the $300 to get the much talked about models, there’s a deal for you too. For just $100 you can get the new condition Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself. You can buy up to three pairs at the sale price. Only the black color scheme is on sale.

NOTE: this is not a Prime Day deal ~ all Amazon customers can buy it!

And as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of this headphone right here. I did not finish the review for it, but for $100, this is not a bad deal.

Monday: JBL Reflect Mini 2 bluetooth earphones for $30 AC

NewEgg.com is also having its very own Pseudo-Prime sale and of those offers that have been unlocked as of the time of writing they are offering the new condition JBL Reflect Mini 2 necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $30 with free shipping AFTER you enter promo code EMCFTCUA36 in the shopping cart over there. But in order to do that, you must give them your email address (or be already logged-in with a NewEgg account). Free to join, it’s just the peculiarities of their marketing and/or because of MAP pricing?