Ends Thur 10am ET: Bose QC45 for $230 AC

In a flash sale that ends on Thursday 11/24/22 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo of House New York is offering the new condition “white smoke” Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $230 after an automatic in-cart coupon. You don’t have to type a coupon code. While this offer is running, the coupon will be added when you “add to cart”.

PS: all apologies to the “Beats and Bose, They Break My Bones” crowd 😉

AirPods (2nd Gen) for $80 [limit 3]

This is currently the #1 trending product at the Amazon website, it is the new condition Apple AirPod (2nd generation) going for $80 with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. Sold by Amazon actual! The kit with AppleCare goes for +$29.

AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $200 [limit 3]

As part of the early Black Friday festivities, Amazon actual is offering the new condition AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) truly-wireless for $200 with free shipping, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

PS: the AppleCare bundle is not similarly discounted, it goes for $263.

Friday: Apple AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $198 [limit ONE]

The headliner Friday 11/19/22 daily deal at Woot is the new condition Apple AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) going for $198 plus flat shipping (free for Prime members). They come with a 1-year warranty. Or as they affectionately call them in Cupertino, they are the MQD83AM/A 🙂

Per the listing there, there is a strict limit of one per customer. The page says they reserve the right to review orders and cancel them if multiple orders go to the same address!

Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $249 [Prime]

Yes, I know, Beats and Bose they break my audiophile bones but if you are interested in the Bose QC45 ANC/BT over-ears and you are a Prime member [or you don’t object to starting a 30-day free trial), you can get it, in new condition, for $249 at Amazon by Amazon. It is available in four color schemes.

While at Amazon, of music interest, for $3 you can get the “The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer” by Janelle Monae in the Kindle ebook format.

Sony WH-CH-710-N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $68

The latest Amazon USA Gold Box includes a Sony audio sale that includes the new condition closed-back ANC/BT over-ears that go by the name of WH-CH-710-N, going for $68 in two color options. Sold and shipped by Amazon proper.

Over there, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on over 20,000 customer ratings as of the time of writing and they have over 400 answered questions.

I haven’t seen or touched this model, but we had here, over four years ago, a text and pictures unboxing of the previous model, the WH-CH-700-N.

Basically these are a way for Sony to compete in the sub-$100 market segment where many alternative/unknown brands dominate (eg at Amazon’s website) with low priced options.

Tribit truly wireless sale (including 100H for $32)

For a limited time, Amazon is having a sale on select Tribit truly-wireless, along with some over-ears and some speakers, all of the bluetooth kind. A total of 22 options as of the time of writing.

Of note is the Tribit 100H TW for $32. I have these and they indeed last a long time. I use them daily for YouTube and podcasts and such, and charge them just once per month!

You can also do the one earpiece trick, you don’t have to use both at the same time. That’s how I’m getting the once a month charge. Each earpiece runs for around 3 hours and change before it needs to get recharged in the comfort of the included charging case. Then you switch to the other earpiece, while the previous one recharges. You can on and on like this until the charging case battery is depleted!

Saturday: Yamaha YH-E700A ANC/BT Over-Ears for $160

Good until 11/12/22 at 11:59pm central time, the Woot daily deals are having a mini Yamaha headphone sale that consists of exactly new condition two models with a 1-year Yamaha warranty:

+ YH-E700A ANC/BT over-ears for $160
+ two per customer
+ bluetooth 5 with apt-X and AAC
+ case, USB-C charging

+ YH-E700A truly-wireless for $40
+ BT5, apt-X, IPX5, USB-C, five color options

Master & Dynamic MW07 truly-wireless for $33

Woot Plus are longer running deals, this one in particular that I’m mentioning down below runs for another 3 weeks. It is the new condition Master & Dynamic MW07 truly-wireless going for $33 plus shipping (free for Prime members) in your choice of four color schemes, and up to ten pairs per customer. Great for color-coding gift-giving, so each child/grand-child/great-grand-child gets a different color, so they don’t confuse them 🙂

It comes with a 1-year M&D warranty. It supports apt-X but it is Bluetooth 4.2. Personally I prefer to go with Bluetooth 5, as the bluetooth connectivity issues and peculiarities decrease when all devices are version 5. It comes with a charging case and a pouch and such.

Mainstream Earphone sale at Amazon

Trigger warning for headfi denizens, this post contains mainstream brands 🙂

Amazon is having a limited time on various mainstream earphones and headphones including:

+ AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $234

+ Sony Group sale including the WH-1000XM4 ANC/BT over-ears for $228
+ various LinkBuds as well

+ BOSE SleepBuds II for $199

+ various Beats truly wireless

UPDATE: speaking of name-brands, for Monday 11/7/22, the Meh daily deal is the Kenwood WS-A1 ANC truly-wireless for $50 plus shipping…

Monday: Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless for $33

Good until 10/31/22 at 11:59pm central time, as one of its featured deals, Woot is offering the new condition Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless for $33 with free US shipping for Prime members, or flat shipping for non-members.

It is available in four color options, comes with a 1-year M&D warranty and such.

PS: if it doesn’t sell out, it will likely cycle through some of the other longer-running “Woot Plus” offerings…

Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $249

It looks like this is a Bose-initiated promotion, because the price of their new condition QC45 ANC/BT over-ears is down to $249 at various authorized and reputable BOSE dealers such as Amazon and NewEGG and B&H Photo and Adorama and a few more, too many to list here individually…

PS: all apologies for triggering some head-audiophiles/phools by mentioning Bose 😉

Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $90 [limit 3]

This is at Amazon BUT as of the time of writing this appears to be open to all customers, not just Prime members! It is the new condition Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $90, sold and shipped by Amazon herself, with up to three per customer at the sale price. This come with a Lightning charging case.

Prime Early Access sale includes Sony, Beats, Bose, Apple headphones

If you a Prime member, today is DAY ONE of the Amazon PRIME early access sale and the sale includes a variety of consumer-popular headphones including:

+ BOSE QC45, 700, earphones
+ QC45 is $229, 700 is $269, Soundsport bluetooth earphones for $89

+ AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $235 or with AppleCare+ for $264

+ two pages of Beats offers including over-ear, on-ear and truly-wireless
+ yes, there’s even a Kim Kardashian option 🙂
+ some of them are bundled with AppleCare+

+ UPDATE: there’s a Sony wireless sale featuring the WH-1000X M5 for $348 , the WF-C500 for $58, and the LinkBuds S for $128

+ there are more headphones, time-permitting I will go through the offers and post new deal-posts about them!

IF you see anything you like (they even have the whole Samsung smartphone high-end line-up on sale), but you are not a Prime member, FEAR NOT, you can get the deals as long as you sign-up for a PRIME 30-Day FREE trial

PS: you can also find some of these by checking the Headaphone offers widget

Tuesday: Philips PH-805, Bose Soundlink II, Sony WF-1000X M4

Woot is back with a second day of tech deals. and once again, they have headphones in them, including:

+ Philips PH-805 ANC/BT over-ears for $55

+ Bose Soundlink II bluetooth over-ears for $125, two color options

+ Grade A refurbished Sony WF-1000X M4 truly-wireless for $145

+ Lenovo truly wireless for $12

+ Philips T1 ANC PRO+ truly wireless for $150

+ Klipsch and other speakers

Monday: PX7, WH-1000X M5, Airpods Max, 1More Quad, Etc

A Best Of Tech sale at woot for Monday 10/10/22 is actually an undercover headphone sale because it has four name-brand over-ears and four earphones. They are:

+ factory reconditioned Apple AirPods Max ANC/BT Over-Ears with 90-day Woot warranty for $355
+ limit two per customer

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 ANC/BT over-ears, new condition, for $200

+ open-box Sony WH-1000X M5 for $330 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ Steelseries Arctis Nova 1P multi-system for $40

+ 1more Quad Drive IEMs for $80

+ truly wireless from JBL, LG and Hyeing (first time I see this brand)

UPDATE: as have a music e-book in the Monday Kindle daily deals, for $2 you can buy “The Birth and Impact of Britpop: Mis-Shapes, Scenesters and Insatiable Ones” by Paul Laird. This is a new book, it came out in September 2022 from White Oak. It is around 19MB but it doesn’t state the page length. It averages 5 out of 5 based on five ratings…

Saturday: Skullcandy earphones, $7 to $17

One of the Saturday 10/8/22 Woot daily deals is a sale on new condition Skullcandy earphones, one wired, two necklace-style bluetooth, and one truly-wireless, ranging in price from $7 to $17 per pair. They come with a 1-year Skullcandy warranty. Sale ends at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

PS: in typical Woot fashion, things that don’t sell out, they often get re-cycled in future Woot daily deals or Woot Plus or Woot-OFF sales…

Tuesday: Over-Ears sale: AUKEY ANC/BT and Senal Studio

For Tuesday October 4 in 2022, the Meh daily deal is a sale on the new condition AUKEY EP-N12 ANC/BT over-ear closed-back headphones for $24 plus shipping, or $39 if you buy two pairs. Shipping is free if you are paying member of the Meh website (sort of like their version of Prime).

For the same day, B&H Photo is offering for a limited time their new condition closed-back over-ear Senal SHX-800 Professional Monitor Headphones for $40. They come with 2-year warranty, two cables (one coiled), a carrying bag, and a storage box too!

V-Moda HexaMove PRO truly-wireless for $70

Musician’s Friend is also headphone’s friend until Friday 9/30/22 at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out) because their current deal of the day is the new condition V-Moda HeXaMoVe PRO truly-wireless offered for $70…

Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $249

For a limited time (I do not know when the offer expires), New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition BOSE QuietComfort 45 ANC/BT closed-back over-ears on sale for $249 in the two color schemes available. There is a limited supply at this price.

As of the time of writing these average 4.5 out of 5 based on 623 customer reviews at B&H. Needless to say, the market of ANC/BT over-ears is hot with all kinds of known, unknown and semi-known brands competing aggressively.

Lately I’ve moved away from over-ear bluetooth headphones (last one I had in rotation was the Sony WH-CH700N (now a previous generation model)) and shifted towards the more utilitarian (and audiophile triggering) truly wireless 🙂

Tuesday: Mpow M12 truly-wireless for $10

Truly-wireless no longer break the bank if you want to get one of them Amazon-popular type of brands instead of the name-brand audio and consumer electronics companies.

Case in point, one of the NewEGG daily deals for Tuesday 9/27/22 is the new condition Mpow M12 truly-wireless for $10, sold by the MPOW official store at NewEGG, and shipped by NewEGG itself. No promo code needed.

These charge via USB-C (a must nowadays if you are part of the USB-C charging ecosystem; I still have micro-USB devices in circulation but still, USB-C is the future for now), promise up to 25 hours of playback with the charging case, bluetooth 5.0 (a must if you want to limit bluetooth connectivity hassles), IPX8 and such. Of utilitarian interest, you can use one earpiece at a time if you want, it effectively doubles playback time! As I previously mentioned, I do this with the Tribit and charge them once a month (!!!) even though I use them daily for YouTube video/live-stream viewing…

Speaking of daily deals, Amazon is offering this Echo Studio with Echo Sub bundle for the very specific price of $247.49. This is currently restricted to Prime members. But if you must have it, you can start a 30-day FREE Prime trial and get it.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless ANC/BT Over-Ears for $230

Good until 9/25/22 at 11:59pm central time, or earlier if sold out, Woot is offering the new condition Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless ANC/BT Over-Ears for $230 plus shipping with a 2-year B&W warranty. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is in the “Carbon” color scheme.

On-topic action at the Sunday Meh daily deal as well, they offer 2-packs of Aukey Hybrid Active Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds for $25 plus shipping. LOL, the wires you see in the picture are from the background, not from the earphones. If you mouse-over or click the picture of the earphones, you see there are no wires. File that as a Meh self-own 🙂

And if you are into all things Elvis, one of the Sunday Kindle ebook daily deals at Amazon is the “Careless Love (Enhanced Edition): The Unmaking of Elvis Presley (Elvis series Book 2) Kindle Edition with Audio/Video” for $3. By Peter Guralnick. December 2014 from Little Brown and Company. Nearly 800 pages. Averages 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 1000 customer ratings.

BUT WAIT, there’s another Kindle ebook daily deal, it’s the “Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii” for $2 by MÃ¥ns Mosesson. 4.8 out of 5 with nearly 600 customer ratings, 423 pages, November 2021 from Sphere.

Refurbished Drop + NuForce MOVE truly-wireless for $20

And another refurbished B-stock option, this time it is the Drop + NuForce Move truly-wireless offered for $20 plus shipping. Or free US shipping for $125+ as we mentioned in our earlier update post

This has a 30-day return window, but no warranty. They have a giant paragraph explaining their refurbished products…

Monday: Tribit truly-wireless sale

For Monday September 19 in 2022, the headliner deal of the day at Amazon USA is a Tribit truly wireless sale featuring a total of 14 products. Not all of them are truly wireless earphones though.

Of particular interest is the Tribit Fly Buds 3 (100H) going for around $31 in the black color scheme.

I have this particular model and I’m planning an unboxing post and review in the future. Of potential playback time interest, in addition to the long charge held in the charging case (thus the 100H in the name), you can optionally wear one earbud at a time instead of two (either the left or the right, whichever one you take out of the case), essentially doubling playback time! I use these for YouTube viewing daily and charge the USB-C charging case just once a month! That’s insane!

The charging case also works as a powerbank (!!!) for other devices via USB Type A! Don’t get too excited though, today’s phones need a whole lot more than this for a full charge. But in case of emergency,and/or if you want to charge small DAPs (eg Sandisk Clips) this is a great.

A bit confusing, but in the same listing they have a newer 2022 model, in the white color scheme going for $33. This is marked as a “150H” product, promising even crazier battery life. This goes by the “normal” name of “Flybuds 3S”. This also goes to bluetooth 5.2, up from bluetooth 5.0 of the OG Flybuds 3. I don’t have the 3S model, so I can’t comment on how it works.

All the models are on the same listing, and all together, at Amazon they average 4.3 out of 5 based on 22652 customer ratings. Unfortunately Amazon does not provide review score averages per individual color/option. You can filter the reviews by color/option but you have to calculate the averages on your own. With thousands of reviews, that’s impossible 🙂

Sunday: Random Audio sale with Monolith Liquid, Etymotic ER4SR, Etc

Surprise-surprise, it’s the return of the Random Audio sale at the Woot website, this is edition #26 and runs until 9/18/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier for anything that may sell out beforehand):

+ Etymotic ER4SR in-ears for $140 with the 2-year Etymotic warranty

+ Monoprice’s Monolith Liquid Platinum Balanced DAC for $500

+ Master & Dynamic MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $150

+ Lenovo $12 truly wireless

+ speakers from KEF, Jamo and Klipsch
+ various other audio gear things

BUT WAIT, there’s more! The main Woot deal of the day for Sunday is a Tech Stuff sale and it includes some headphones:

+ Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $60

+ Xbox X Razen X headset bundle for $270

+ Bose Soundlink Around Ear (over-ears, because BOSE has to be different) bluetooth headphones for $130

+ JBL truly wireless

+ refurbished Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case for $90 with a 90-day Woot warranty

Thursday: Kenwood WS-A1 ANC truly-wireless for $39 + S&H

It’s a Kenwood but not for your kitchen! Running until 9/15/22 at 11:59pm (or earlier if sold out) the current Meh daily deal is the new condition Kenwood WS-A1 Active Noise Canceling Smart True Wireless Earbuds going for $39 plus shipping. Shipping is free for paying members of the Meh website (kinda like their version of Prime).

Per the listings there, they have a 1-year manufacturer warranty, eartips, charging cable, and such…

Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case for $120

Good until Thursday 9/15/22 at 10am eastern time [or before that if it sells out], Adorama of New York is offering the new condition Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case for $120. They are authorized Apple sellers.

Refurbished Sony LinkBuds TW (WF900/H) for $61 AC

If you are fond of refurbished truly-wireless, Secondipity through the NewEgg website the refurbished Sony LinkBuds (WF900/H) for $66.

And good until 9/7/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code SSBW732 drops it by $5, down to $61.

Thursday: Apple Airpods sale (MAX for $370, Small for $115+)

If you are a fan of both Apple AirPods and WOOT, you are in luck because until 9/1/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) they are having an Apple AirPods Sale. Some are new condition, others are refurbished!

The MAX (ANC/BT closed-back over-ears) are refurbished going for $370 with a 90-day warranty.

Of the truly-wireless Airpods, the prices range from $115 to $135. Two of the three options are new condition. The new condition get a 1-year Apple warranty. The refurbished get a 90-day Woot warranty.

Last but not least, there are four accessories on sale (charging and cables and such)…

UPDATE: music e-books return to the 9/1/22 Kindle daily deals, this time for $2 you can have the “Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There” by Marc Myers. This is 314 pages, November 2021, Grove Press, and it averages 4.4 out of 5 on 107 ratings. It automatically gets a $0.20 “Great on Kindle” e-promotional credit for your future ebook purchases…

Jabra Elite TW sale: 3 for $50, 7 for $125, 85t for $135

For a limited time, Amazon is having a Jabra truly-wireless sale featuring, in various color options, the following:

+ Elite 3 for $50

+ Elite 7 for $125

+ Elite 85t for $135

UPDATE #1: Speaking of Amazon, for a limited time, within the USA Gold Box they have sales on various smartphones, of potential interest as PADs (phones as DAPs) including Samsung flagships, OnePlus, Pixels, Motos, etc…

UPDATE #2: Amazon has a couple of music-related ebooks on sale as part of their Tuesday 8/30/22 Kindle daily deals:

+ “More Myself: A Journey” by Alicia Keys for $3 (with 30c future credit), March 2020, 257 pages, 4.8 out of 5 on 3668 ratings

+ “Billie Eilish” by Billie Eilish (self-titled book!) for $3, May 2021, 336 pages, 4.8 out of 5 on 4246 ratings

Tuesday: Sony WH-1000XM5 for $340 [international?]

If you don’t want or don’t plan to use the 1-year USA warranty, Woot, for 8/30/22, they are offering the international version (judging by the 90-day Woot warranty they offer) of the Sony WH-1000X M5 ANC/BT closed over-ears for $340 with up to two per customer at the sale price. The USA version currently goes for $400…

Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO for $140

For a limited time, Amazon is offering the four color options of the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless for $140 with free US shipping. Up to three per color per customer at the sale price, when sold and shipped by Amazon actual…

Apple AirPods (2019) with wireless charging case for $125

Good until Friday 8/26/22 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out), New York’s Adorama is offering the new condition Apple AirPods (2019) with wireless charging case for $125 with free US shipping.

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

A limited time Sony Audio sale at Amazon (I don’t know when it expires) includes the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC/BT WH-CH-710N headphones going for $98 per, and available in two color options.

The sale also includes a couple of LinkBuds truly-wireless and “Extra Bass” portable bluetooth speakers (SRS-XB13 for $48 in five color options).

As fate would have it, we have here at this blog a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation headphone, the WH-CH-700N, posted four years ago [how time flies!]

Sunday: Random Audio sale (23 options)

It is back with another iteration, this one running for Sunday 8/14/22 in the central time zone! One of the Woot daily deals for said day is the Random Audio sale with about 40% of the products being headphone-related!

There’s plenty of truly-wireless action including Lenovo, Klipsch, and Bowers & Wilkins!

On the over-ears front, it’s all about bluetooth closed-backs from Master & Dynamic (MW50+ for $190), SOL Republic Soundtrack ($80), Technics Premium ($130), along with options from Altec Lansing and Qisebin.

Oh, there’s also a Sennheiser! The EPOS GSP 300 gaming headset for $45.

OF the non-headphone gear, there’s Nakamichi, Pioneer, KEF, Yamaha, LG, Onkyo, B&O, JVC and friends.