Tribit XFree Tune ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $47.50 AC

One of the headphones that has been trending lately in the budget ANC + bluetooth over-ears category is the Tribit XFree Tune which has a steady price of $50 but for a limited time, Amazon has a 5% off clip-on coupon, dropping it to $47.50. Not a big discount but if you were going to buy it anyway, that extra $2.50 can get you an extra budget cable or adapter or a FLAC song πŸ™‚ The coupon is on the black color scheme of the headphone which averages 4.6 out of 5 based on nearly 750 customer reviews and it has over 200 peer-answered questions.

The headphones promise up to 40 hours listening time on a 580 mAh battery that charges in four hours (so an overnight or during office hours change). But they also have a 3.5mm input. A case that fits the headphones when folded is included [see customer pictures #5 and #6 for the case closed and open] and it comes with an 18-month warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee. Customer picture #15 shows what’s included in the package…

Monday: B&O BeoPlay H8i ANC/BT On-Ears for $300

It’s mayhaps a fashion headphones week (?) at the Best Buy website ~ mayhaps. Their Monday deal of the day are the new condition Beoplay H8i closed-back on-ears with the popular among the masses Wireless (bluetooth) and ANC (active noise cancelling) technologies, going for $300 with free shipping and/or store-pick where possible and available…

PS: the “Complete Your Purchase” at Best Buy has a rather strange propositional combo: this headphone and the B&W PX ANC over-ears and an HDMI cable and an 82″ 2160p UHD TV ^_^

Meanwhile Amazon customer darling Anker is back with another sale at Amazon Germany’s Gold Box which includes various size and capacity power-banks ~ of interest if you want to power your DAPs and PADs and portable DAC/amps on the go or if you prefer not to have a live electricity wire in your bed!

NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $35 w/FUSS

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out), New York’s finest, B&H Photo, is offering the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones in the “gunmetal” color scheme for $35 with free US shipping. The other color is not on sale. These are necklace style with apt-X support and bluetooth 4.1 but no NFC…

Monday (EU): Anker bluetooth necklace earphones for 22e

Bluetooth fans in the European Union, unite and take over. Or at least check out the Monday daily deals at Amazon Germany where they have an Anker audio sale which includes two bluetooth headphones, an in-ear necklace-style for 22 euro and a closed over-ears for 46 euro…

Sunday Daily Deals: $23 Truly Wireless, B&O H9i, Razer Electra V2

It’s headphone day in some of the Sunday 5/12/19 daily deals. First up, there’s two of them at the Best Buy deals du jour, headlined by the new condition Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H9i closed-back over-ear ANC + bluetooth going for $400 with free shipping… Also there, they have the Razer V2 Electra wired gaming headset for $35…

And at Woot Sellout, the new condition AirTaps truly-wireless earphones are on sale for $23 with free shipping for Prime members [you have to connect your Prime account with your Woot account ~ a one-time exercise]. They come with a 90-day woot warranty…

The offers expire at the end of the calendar day (11:59pm) at the local time of each retailer, eg Amazon is Pacific, Woot is Central, etc. Sometimes they may sellout ahead of time, in which case you may not be able to order them…

Sat: Klipsch R5 neckband bluetooth earphones for $50

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out), the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box (USA) deals of the day for the 11th of May in 2019 is the new condition Klipsch R5 neckband BT earphones going for $50 with free US shipping in your choice of brown or black color scheme. You can buy as many as you like at the sale price. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews and have 19 answered questions as well…

The seller is Huppin’s (brick and mortar authorized dealer near Gonzaga of March Madness fame) with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible…

Friday (EU): Beats X neckband BT earphones for 75 eu

Good for Friday May 10 in 2019, at Amazon Germany, you can get the new condition of the Beats X neckband bluetooth earphones for 75 euro with free shipping within Germany. They are available in the black or white color scheme…

Thur: refurb Beats Powerbeats 3 for $68

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm central you can get the factory reconditioned Beats Powerbeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $68 with free shipping for Prime members and a 90-day Woot warranty at the Woot website…. Five different color schemes are available as part of the sale. You can buy up to ten pairs at the sale price.

Monday: Sennheiser HD1 FREE bluetooth in-ears for $80

Good until Monday at 11:59pm eastern [or earlier if sold out], New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sennheiser HD1 FREE bluetooth in-ears for $80 with free US shipping. These are neckband-style, even though from the pictures, it’s not easy to determine that ~ but notice how the cable looks rigid-y in-place…

NOTE that orders placed at B&H Photo by Sunday April 28, will ship after April 28, so if you need something to arrive yesterday, note that it will not!

Wedn: Sony WH-CH500 Closed Bluetooth On-Ears for $45

Part of the latest Sony WH line-up of headphones, and good until Thursday at 1am eastern time (or earlier if they sell out) are the new condition closed-back on-ear bluetooth Sony WH-CH500 offered for $45 with free shipping for Prime members [you must needs connect your Prime account with your Woot account ~ a one-time action] or $6 flat shipping for non-members at the Woot website. They come with a 1-year Sony warranty. Up to ten per customer at the sale price…

These are only bluetooth 4.2 with NFC, there’s no ANC with them. There’s no LDAC [not to be confused with LDAP], no apt-X, but they do support AAC ~ a minimum for any bluetooth headphone going for over $10 these days πŸ™‚

I haven’t seen these, but I have used a larger model in this line-up, the WH-CH700N (N for Noise Cancelling) of which I have a text and pictures unboxing

Tuesday (EU): JBL and Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers

There is a music theme in the Tuesday Amazon Germany Gold Box daily deals with two big groups of sale. The Logitech Ultimate Ears bluetooth speaker sale ranges from 50 to 160 euro with various models with a total of 15 options available… Meanwhile the JBL sale, in addition to bluetooth speakers, it also has a bluetooth closed-back on-ear headphone, the T450BT going for 30 euro…

EU: Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE ANC/BT Over-Ears for 120 euro

This is an organic sale, not part of the daily deals. For a limited time, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition for 120 euro with free shipping in Germany. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price with as the seller of record.

This is an ANC and bluetooth closed-back over-ear with a 2-year warranty, It folds, has NFC and apt-X, bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm cable, etc.

I’m not sure what the difference is between the SE (special edition) and the standard edition…

I’m still puzzled how big companies with expensive headphones can’t afford apt-X HD yet budget brands with headphones selling at a fraction of the price can #headphonemysteries

Tue (EU): Libratone, Victure budget DAPs, Klim Fusion

Spring is coming to the Amazon Germany daily deals until APR-15, and the Tuesday round of offers has some headphone sales as well:

+ Libratone Q Adapt ANC/bluetooth on-ears for 109 euro
+ neckband bluetooths for 134 euro
+ Q Adapt ANC earphones (Lightning cable) for 89

+ Victure budget digital audio players (mixed in with action cameras) ranging from 19 to 24 euro; the 19 euro model even comes with basic earbuds

+ Klim Fusion earphones and gaming headsets as part of a larger Klim gaming-theme sale. The earphones go for 15 euro in multiple spring-like colours, while the gaming headsets range from 30 to 52 euro

+ on the PAD side, there’s an Xperia XZ2 sale, the Compact goes for 399 while the XZ2 main goes for 599, with Android 9 available after they got released with 8. Of PAD interest, these are IP68, have a microSD slot, 64GB on-board storage, SnapDragon 845, apt-X HD, bluetooth 5.0, QC 3.0, NFC, USB OTG, USB-C Type 3.1, etc. Note however that they DO NOT have a 3.5mm headphone jack…

Friday (EU): Avantree Audio sale (stand, low latency, etc)

For EU audiophiles and anyone who can shop from the EU advantageously (eg currency fluctuations, forwarding service, friends/relatives there, etc), one of the Amazon Germany daily deals for Friday April 5 in 2019 is an Avantree Audio sale that includes their headphone stand with a “cable pool” for 15 euro, and their TV bluetooth headphones for 52 to 67 euro… They also have other bluetooth-audio related products, including a couple of low-latency transmitters/receivers… One of their TV headphones is BT low latency as well…

MEE Audio 2-Pin Bluetooth Cable for $35 [MD]

Non-magic cables also exist at Massdrop, such as this new drop, running for the next five days and change, it is the new condition MEE Audio 2-Pin Bluetooth Cable offered for $35 with free US shipping. International shipping is surprisingly higher than expected, around $10 for a tiny little cable πŸ™‚

This is bluetooth 4.0, with IPX5 rating. It will ship in late April 2019 from Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing…

Saturday: Jaybird Run True Wireless for $130

The headliner among the Best Buy deals du jour for Saturday 3/30/19 is the new condition Jaybird Run True Wireless offered for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available…

As fate would have it, we have a text & pictures unboxing of these truly-wireless.

I’m planning to plan how to start posting more content (unboxings, reviews, new headphone talk, etc), but I’m still in the planning stages πŸ™‚

Sony WIC-400/L neckband bluetooth earphones for $20 w/FS

For a limited time, as part of a spring time eBay featured-sale, eBay seller “1 Shop Direct 305” is offering the new condition Sony WIC-400/L neckband earphones for $20 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. These are bluetooth models with NFC… Optionally you can add a 3-year Square-Trade protection plan for +$2…

Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth Over-Ears for $23 w/FS

If you are looking for a budget or utilitarian type of a bluetooth headphone and with free shipping to boot, for a limited time, the Monoprice website is offering the new condition 8323 with bluetooth for $23 with free US standard shipping. Up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price. This is based on the good old 8323 closed-back over-ears, with the addition of bluetooth (supports apt-X as well).

On the other hand, if you are a fan of wired in-ears, they also have a limited time sale on the new condition HR-3 Triple Driver IEMs for $45 with free standard US shipping.

Also continuing is their Quarter End sale that includes some of their more audiophile-friendly headphones:

  • M600 open over-ears for $90
  • M560 open over-ear planars for $170
  • M1060 open over-ear planars for $250
  • M300 planar earphones for $100
  • various other items on sale as well

Tuesday Headphone Deals: Sony WH-1000X M2 for $290, and Gaming Headsets

It’s headphones day in the Tuesday daily deals, starting with the Amazon USA gold-box where there’s a big computer gaming sale that includes the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset going for $70 in two color options, and the Corsair HS70 wireless going for $60… Some of the other deals are audiophile-adjacent (eg storage, fast routers for high-quality streaming, powerful desktops for music processing, and so forth)…

Sony has been trying to break into the upper end of the smartphone market without a lot of success, but they managed to storm into the $300-ish ANC + wireless over-ear headphone category and give BOSE a serious run for its money. We are already at the third generation of this attempt, but if you are okay with the second generation, the new condition WH-1000X M2 closed over-ears with ANC and bluetooth 4.1 with LDAC is on sale for $290 with free shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat for non-members], with a 1-year Sony warranty and up to ten units per customer at the sale price.

PS: note that while LDAC is great, you also need a music source that supports this, otherwise the connection will happen at the highest common denominator protocol…

1Voice Z99 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $30

Stacksocial is back with another headphone offering, they have the new condition 1Voice Z99 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $30 in an all-sales-final promotion. The orders only ship to the contiguous 48 US states. It is a bluetooth 4.0 device and there are four color schemes available…

Speaking of Stacksocial, they are offering in three color options the new condition Brand Breeders closed-back wood headphones for $18. Yes, the brand name is “Brand Breeders”. I couldn’t even make up such a name even if I tried πŸ™‚

Tribit Xfree bluetooth closed over-ears for 46 euro (EU) or $48 (USA)

The EU doesn’t have as many options in the budget bluetooth closed over-ears segment as the US, but one of the models that is finding itself in some recommendation lists is the Tribit Xfree bluetooth closed over-ears and it is currently going for just under 46 euro, with the order fulfilled by Amazon Germany… At Amazon USA, this goes for $48, thanks to a 5% off clip-on coupon ~
fulfilled by Amazon USA

In Germany, they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 159 customer reviews, while at USA they average 4.6 out of 5 as well but with 650+ customer reviews. They also have nearly 200 answered questions…

Logitech UE-9000 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $120

A Woot Garage sale running until March 19 (or earlier for many of the products that sell out), you can get the good old Logitech UE 9900 closed-back over-ear bluetooth with ANC headphones for $120 with a 1-year Logitech warranty. Free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members.

These also play music via 3.5mm audio input. They include a flat-inside solid headphone case which you can easily reuse for other over/on-ear headphones that can fit inside. Limit up to ten units per customer…

PS: “good old” because once upon a time these was among the recommended ANC headphones, especially in the price range. These days there seems to be a battle between Bose and Sony and some models from select other well-known audio/electronics makers. Or something like that. Personally I’m not a big fan of ANC, I prefer to use “in-mind” ANC πŸ™‚

Wedn: used Sony WF-1000X truly wireless for $60

This is a used listing that is backed by a 90-day Woot warranty, running over there, until Wednesday 13-MAR-2019 at 11:59pm central time, you can get in “used – like new” condition the Sony WF-1000X truly wireless earphones for $60 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat calendar-day shipping for non-Prime members. Two color options are available (black or gold).

Monday: Beats Solo 3 Wireless for $220 (Product RED)

If you are a fan of (PRODUCT RED) or a fan of red headphones in general, or if the chant “Beats and Bose break my (audiophile) bones” does not scare you away, good until Tuesday MAR-12-2019 at 1am central time [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition PRODUCT RED Beats Solo 3 on-ears (bluetooth with Apple secret sauce, closed-back) for $220 with free shipping for Prime members.

Or $6 flat shipping for all purchases made in the central time zone of the day for non-members. Up to ten per customer during the sale. They come with a 1-year Apple warranty which mayhaps suggests the Amazon-Apple cold war is slowing thawing πŸ™‚

Tuesday: Polk Hinge bluetooth on-ears for $50

It’s Woot time once again, good until Tuesday MAR-5-2019 at 11:59pm central time [Woot is in beautiful Austin, Texas], you can get the new condition Polk Hinge bluetooth on-ears [closed back obviously] for $50 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping for all calendar-day purchases at Woot for non-members. They come with a 1-year warranty and you can buy up to ten pairs at the sale price. You also have a choice of color, black or camel brown. An actual camel is NOT included. Not even a toe πŸ˜‰

Blue Bag: MEE Audio X-series bluetooth earphones for $25

If you are a fan of the mild excitement of not knowing exactly which model you will receive in the mail, Massdrop is running another blue bag sale, this time is the MEE X-series bluetooth earphones. You pay $25, and for that price you are guaranteed to receive one of four bluetooth earphone models:

+ MEE Audio X5 or X6 or X7 (chance of 30% each)
+ MEE Audio X8 (10% chance)

This being a random pick, you don’t get to pick the colors – they are what they are shown over there. There is a limit of two grab-bags per Massdrop account. There’s no mention of warranty. They will ship in late March 2019.

As usual, they also have “nilestone prizes” which include various AKG x Massdrop over-ears and the Hifiman HE-350 and the Noble X Universal. Think of these as lottery ticket type of chances, so don’t buy a grab bag just for a chance to win one of these.

NuForce BE2 bluetooth in-ears for $15

Good until Saturday MAR-2-2019 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if it sells out), you can get the new condition NuForce BE2 necklace-style bluetooth in-ears for $15 with free US shipping at B&H Photo. The sale is only available on the white color scheme.

These have double-flanged eartips, with bluetooth 4.1 and support AAC streaming…

Wedn: Beats Solo3 wireless on-ears for $160

Good for Wednesday FEB-27-2019, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is the new condition Apple Beats Solo 3, a bluetooth closed-back on-ears with some Apple-ish W1 technology mixed in going for $160 with free shipping or free store pick-up if that’s available at a nearby store.

As of the time of writing, did not price-match it…

Otium M10 bluetooth earphones for $16

This latest Last Chance sale at the Woot website that runs until the end of February 2019 [or earlier if sold out] includes two budget bluetooth models:

+ Otium M10 magnetic necklace-style earphones for $16 with 1-year warranty
+ TRIGGER WARNING for Stormlight Archive fans because the name sounds like Odium ^_^

+ Marquee Innovations truly-wireless AirPod-style for $19 with a 90-day warranty

Shipping is FREE for Prime members [as long as you link your Woot account with your Amazon Prime account ~ this is a one time thing]. Non-Prime members pay a flat $6 shipping fee [it used to be $5] for all orders placed during a single calendar day in the Central time zone [that’s where Woot lives].

Nuraphone Wireless headphones for $320 or 319 euro

The smartypans Nuraphone Wireless [bluetooth] headphones are one of the Amazon Germany deals of the day going for 319.20 euro with free shipping in Germany. Shipping is extra in other countries. Shipping restrictions apply as usual because even though we have internet flowing across the world, shipments are caught up in all sorts of crazy geo-socio-corporate-o-political nonsense #RANT

They are also a new drop at Massdrop going for $320 and optionally you can add cables for $more$. They will ship from Massdrop in mid-March…

Panasonic RP-HTX80B Closed Over-Ears for $44

If you are looking for retro-style but bluetooth headphone, the gray-black color scheme of the Panasonic RP-HTX80B closed-back over-ear headphones is now down to the very specific price of $43.89 by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like and it is not a lightning deal, so prices are organically/dynamically adjusted by the Amazon Price Bots (TM). The new condition price is low enough it surpasses the used prices of other colors of the same model…

IF you are curious about this headphone, we have a text and pictures unboxing of the black color scheme.

Thur: NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $35

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm eastern time, you can get the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $35 with free US shipping as one of the deals of the day at B&H Photo. Only this color gun-metal scheme is on sale. These are necklace-style, with earhooks and double flange.

Used Sony WH-CH500 bluetooth on-ear for $33

If you are looking for Sony bluetooth on-ear headphones of a recent generation, their WH-CH500 in the black color-scheme is currently available in multiple listings for the very specific price of $32.54 in “Used – Very Good” condition and $34.29 in “Used – Like New” by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual [this link shows ONLY those listings where AWD is the actual seller].

AS it is often the case with Sony headphones, there are many more listings from other marketplace sellers with an increased risk [especially those with thin profiles and even more so the “Just Launched” fly-by-night types], especially if they are not fulfilled by Amazon. This listing shows all sellers.

They average 4 out of 5 based on 160+ customer reviews, and they were revealed at CES 2018 which feels like yesterday even those it was 13.5 months ago!

NOTE: we have here a text and pictures unboxing of a different model in this series, the over-ear WH-CH700N

Sony has over/on-ear bluetooth headphones in some of their lines of products as well, including their good old ZX-series and the basshead-friendly XB-series…

Tuesday (EU): “Logitech” audio sale returns

For Tuesday at Amazon Germany there is a Logitech umbrella audio sale. Umbrella because Logitech has picked up a few audio companies along the way including Ultimate Ears and Jaybird and more recently Blue Mic too.

This Amazon Germany sale features Jaybird bluetooth earphones, two necklace-style (Light Sport for 59 euro and Freedom 2 for 79), along with the truly wireless “Run Sport” for 119 euro [which by the way we have a text and pictures unboxing and a review of which is in the ever-growing to-do list]…

The remaining sale items are Ultimate Ears bluetooth speakers…

Sunday: 2pk Sennheiser PMX-684i for $20 [also Sony TW]

There are two headphone-related daily deals for Sunday February 17 in 2019. First up, B&H Photo is offering a new condition 2-pack of Sennheiser PMX-684i neckband exercise earbuds for $20 with free US shipping. That’s $10 per pair. They come with a mic/remote. Yes, they terminate in a plasticky earbud type thing, they do not go inside the ear canal. They have a 3-button remote/mic as well.

Next up we go to the land of Woot where they are offering for Sony in “Used – Like New” condition the Sony WF1000X truly wireless for $60 in your choice of black or gold color-scheme. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty..