Bose Quiet Comfort 3 ANC On-Ears for $100

The official BOSE eBay store is back with another sale, it is the new condition Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones for $100 with free shipping, with up to ten pairs per customer. Over 1100 units have been sold so far. These are closed-back on-ears. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Bose QC25 ANC Closed Over-Ears drop to $159

The official Microsoft Store is running their own 12 days of deals, and among their latest offers is a new lower price for the new condition BOSE Quiet Comfort 25 ANC Closed Over-Ears for $159 with free shipping and free returns instead of the $179 price that was offered at many places during the Black Friday madness.

Bose QC25 Closed Over-Ears ANC drip to $175

The Bose QC25 Closed Over-Ears ANC headphones were a high profile Black Friday deal for $179, but now it has reached a new low, down to $175 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three per customer, along with NewEgg by NewEgg actual, specifically in the black color scheme with the iOS remote control buttons.

[DEAD] Bose SoundSport Wireless Earphones for $99 continues

I jinxed it! As of a later Tuesday PM re-check, the price went up to $129…

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[DEAD] Refurbished Bose QC 25 ANC Over-Ears with $20 GC for $159

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Bose QuietComfort 3 ANC Closed-Back Over-Ears with $20 eBay Gift Card for $140

Another promised Black Friday Ads deal has gone live. It is the new condition Bose QuietComfort 3 ANC headphones (closed-back, over-ear) offered for $140 with free shipping, one year warranty, AND a $20 eBay gift card. These are sold from the official BOSE eBay Outlet store, so they are as legit as they can be.

These are all the BOSE Black Friday deals at their eBay store. They have the QC25 for $179 as new or $159 as manufacturer refurbished.

The QC3 is has a built-in rechargeable battery, while the QC25 are AAA powered (a plus for fans of reusable rechargeable AAAs).

The QC25 is also available for $179 at a number of other retailers, including Bose Quiet Comfort QC25 Closed ANC for $179 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon actual (limit 3 per customer)

eBay Ad teases Bose QuietComfort 3 ANC for $140

The eBAY Black Friday ad has been revealed and there is only one headphone there, it is the Bose QuietComfort 3 ANC over-ears offered for $140. The eBAY ad does not specify the sellers of the offers, or the condition of the product, so we won’t know until it goes live. Bose has an official outlet store there, but this headphone is not in their store right now.

I integrated their offer into our Black Friday Ads summary, which should not be confused with other tracker post, an on-going round-up of LIVE BF headphone deals.

Bose SoundTrue Around Ears II for $99

Bose got an early start to their Black Friday 2017 deals, and here comes another one, the new condition SoundTrue Around Ear II (closed-back over-ears, wired, no ANC) are on sale for $99 with free shipping in the black color scheme with the iOS 3-button remote/mic at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Bose Black Friday Sales are already here: QC25, Earphones

The advertised Bose Black Friday sales from the BF Circular Ads have already arrived and are available at various places online:

+ Bose Soundport Earphones for $49 w/free S&H at Adorama.com and at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit up to three per customer) and at B&H Photo and at BOSE eBay

+ Bose SoundTrue Ultra earphones for $79 at Adorama.com and at BOSE eBay and Amazon actual

+ refurbished Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ears for $100 by BOSE eBAY store

+ Bose Quiet Comfort QC25 Closed ANC for $179 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon actual

You can see them all in our brand new Black Friday headphones round-up.

Refurbished Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ears for $100

The official Bose eBay store is offering the factory reconditioned Bose SoundLink bluetooth on-ears for $100 with free shipping shipping and a 1-year warranty. Limit up to ten units per customer at this sale price.

UPDATE: the Bose eBay store is also offering the factory reconditioned Bose SoundLink Mini Series I speaker for $100 with free shipping with a one year warranty. Limit up to ten units per customer at the sale.

Bose Soundport Earphones for $49 w/free S&H

If green is your favorite color, the new condition Bose SoundSport earphones in the “Energy Green” color scheme with the Apple remote buttons, is on sale for $49 with free shipping at Adorama.com and at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit up to three per customer) and at B&H Photo.

This is a limited time offer. Adorama also offers 5% promotional rewards, that’s $2.50~ to spend in the future over there.

This is a wired earphone, no ANC, no bluetooth. This is a more of an earpod, it’s neither an IEM, nor an earbud. It has a protrusion that goes inside the ear.

Speaking of BOSE, their Quiet Comfort 25 ANC Over-Ear continue to be on sale for $179 in new condition at authorized dealers.

Bose QC25 Closed Over-Ears ANC headphones for $179

With the release of the Bose Quiet Comfort (QC for short) 35 II at $350, the older non-bluetooth QC 25 is now two generations behind, which means, sale time! The new condition Bose QC25 is on sale for $179 with free shipping in iOS or Android at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit 3 per customer) and at B&H Photo where you earn 5% promotional rewards (about $9 to be spent in the future over there).

These are ANC headphones without bluetooth. Their ANC circuit is powered by a AAA battery, not a built-in rechargeable like the QC 35 models, so if you have philosophical preference on battery options, this is a decision point 🙂

Now shipping: Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless for $249

We have another new earphone arrival! It is the black color scheme of the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless, their first foray in the world of “truly wireless”, in-stock now at its opening price of $249 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you want. The more sporty blue/yellow color scheme is coming next month according to the estimate there.

As more and more of the new models launched around IFA 2017 begin to roll out, the time is right for this new project! I have just began building Version II of the New Headphones Tracker. I am adding headphones to it as we speak. If you want any upcoming models to get tracked, please let me know in the comments!

[DEAD] Bose QC 25 ANC Over-Ears for $170, refurb QC20 earphones for $200 [Apple buttons]

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In-Stock and with a small discount: Bose Quiet Comfort QC35 II for $339 in black or silver

More new headphones are now shipping, we are after all in that stage of the season, after we got a boatload of new products during the IFA 2017 announcement season. Speaking of announcements, Google will offciially reveal their Pixels 2 on Wednesday 10/4/17. Hanging in the balance is the fate of the headphone jack for Pixel phones. But let’s not panic too quickly. Apple and Google and HTC have been trying to kill microSD memory cards for many years and they have failed 🙂

Anyway, back to the topic at hand! The brand new Bose Quiet Comfort QC 35 II (second generation) closed-back over-ear headphones with bluetooth and active noise cancelling are in-stock and ready to ship for a small discount, going for $339~ with free shipping by authorized dealer Huppin’s with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get it for free in about two days. Both colors are on sale.

If they run out or if you have gift cards or promotional rewards, they are also in-stock at their regular price of $349 at Adorama in the black color scheme or the silver color scheme which is also in-stock at B&H Photo.

PS: the “truly wireless” Bose SoundSport Free Wireless earphones were announced at the same time as the QC 35 II but it looks like it’s gonna be a few more weeks before they come out, Amazon’s estimate is late November 2017. But keep in mind estimates can change in either direction as time goes by.

Pre-order new BOSE QC35 II Over-Ears and SoundSports Free Truly Wireless Earphones

BOSE has revealed two new headphones the last few days, and they are now available for pre-ordering at authorized dealer B&H Photo.

The second generation QuietComfort QC35 II bluetooth and ANC closed-back over-ears are available in two color schemes with a pre-order price of $349 and a mid-October 2017 shipment estimate.

“Truly wireless” earphones are all the rage these days, and Bose has jumped on this hype train with the new Bose SoundSport Free Wireless In-Ears (bluetooth) in two color schemes, the conventional black and the navy-citron, for $249 each. There is no release estimate for this model.

UPDATE: pre-orders for the Truly Wireless Bose model are also accepted at Amazon.com with an October 22nd release estimate.

Bose SoundTrue Around Ears II for $99 [limit 3]

The new condition BOSE SoundTrue Around Ears II (closed-back over-ears) in the black/charcoal color scheme with the Apple mic/remote combination is on sale for $99 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three pairs per customer.

These are wired-only headphones, no bluetooth, no ANC. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 1100+ customer reviews and have 370+ customer reviews on them.

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD1 Over-Ear Bluetooth with ANC for $399

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Bose Soundlink Bluetooth On Ears for $140 [was $160]

This is a two-tier promotion. The next paragraph features for-pay membership shopping clubs, and the paragraph after it features open online retailers.

If you are a member of either one of these two membership clubs, you can get the new condition Bose Soundlink Bluetooth closed-back on-ears for $140 [was $160] with free shipping at either BJS.com or Sam’s Club.

If not, or if you don’t want to shop at those two places, you can get this in new condition for $179 with free shipping and $9 promotional rewards (to be spent in future purchases) at authorized dealer Adorama.com.

Price updated here on 9/11/17 PM.

[SOLD OUT] Bose MIE2 Earphones for $40 w/free S&H

This sold out fairly quickly. As of 5pm ET, it’s already out of stock and cannot be ordered…

It’s Eggbuster time at NewEgg! They are offering the older new condition Bose MIE2 earphones for $40 with free shipping, sold by NewEgg actual, at the NewEgg website and the NewEgg Business website. The sale ends next Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

This is an older model. I’ve used one of these variations, and their biggest benefit is their StayHear tips that hold on to your ears. They are not IEMs, neither earbuds. They have a speaker-y protrusion that enters the ear canal but does not create a seal. So you can hear the outside world, but since you won’t get a seal, you won’t get an ideal sound either. As it goes with the Bose reputation, convenience and comfort are their priorities and/or areas of expertise.

Bose QC35 ANC BT Over-Ears for $275 after coupon

LivingSocial got purchased by Groupon, which is why these days their websites look more similar than they used to. And at the moment they are running another coupon promotion at Livingsocial, coupon SAVENOW can get you the new condition Bose Quiet Comfort 35 ANC BT Over-Ears for $275 with free shipping in the black color scheme. The other color is currently sold out. This is a limited time offer.

PS: if you are planning to place an order there, how about this adorable elephant tea mug ($9 before coupon).

Used Bose QC15 ANC Over-Ears for $131 shipped

If you prefer the older Bose Quiet Comfort 15 active noise cancelling headphones, you can get them in “Used – Excellent” condition for $124 plus $7+ shipping at adorama.com. One reason why this particular listing is priced lower is because it is missing the cable with the remote/mic, and missing the airline adapter. If you already have those cables or know how to get easily get them, then their loss is your win.

Bose QC20 ANC Earphones for $215

The new condition Bose Quiet Comfort QC20 earphones with Active Noise Cancelling and Apple remote buttons, in the black color scheme, is on sale/clearance for $215 at the Staples website. This is not available at their B&M stores but you get free shipping, and you can also get a “Free Ship to Store” option.

Speaking of Bose and ANC, their Quiet Comfort 35 ANC and BT over-ears continue to go for $299 in the black color scheme.

Or if you prefer the older Quiet Comfort 25 ANC Over-Ears (but no bluetooth), they going for $279 at various authorized Bose dealers such as amazon.com and B&H Photo (with $14 rewards) and adorama.com (with $14 rewards as well).

Bose QuietComfort QC35 ANC BT Over-Ears for $299 [updated]

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 10:49am ET: the offer is still good in the black color scheme!

UPDATE 8:53am ET: this offer is now live! It is the return of the Bose QC35 offer for $299, offered by Buydig through the Rakuten marketplace in the black QC35. The discount happens in the shopping cart via an automatic coupon. It is a limited time offer.

Use coupon code REWARDME to earn 5% in Rakuten Rewards points. This is not a discount on the purchase price, but rewards in the future. You have to be a member to their free rewards program to earn the points.

PS: the silver QC35 is not on sale as of the time of the update.

[DEAD] Bose Mobile earphones for $40 with free S&H

As of 8/16/17 PM recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered… I will be checking in the future to see if it comes back…

As of a 8/15/17 recheck, this offer is back on again! >Among the latest Dell Deals, you can get the new condition Bose Mobile earphones for $40 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer. As of the time of writing, it is 63% claimed.

This is not quite in-ear, and not quite earbuds. They have a speaker-y protrusion that enters the ear canal, but unlike IEMs, it does not seal or stay there. The combination of this and their “Stay Hear” gels help them stay on the ears. I’ve used these, convenience is their #1 feature. You can’t get a seal, so you are not going to get ideal sound like you get with a conventional IEM. I need to post reviews of many things, but for now, it’s one sentence opinions 🙂

[DEAD] Bose Mobile earphones for $40 with free S&H

As of 8/12/17 AM re-check, this offer is marked as sold out…

Among the latest Dell Deals, you can get the new condition Bose Mobile earphones for $40 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer. As of the time of writing, it is 79% claimed.

This is not quite in-ear, and not quite earbuds. They have a speaker-y protrusion that enters the ear canal, but unlike IEMs, it does not seal or stay there. The combination of this and their “Stay Hear” gels help them stay on the ears.

Refurbished BOSE Soundlink II Bluetooth Over-Ears w/1-YR Warranty for $160

The Bose Soundlink II Around Ear bluetooth headphones go for $229 in new condition (along with $11.45 in promotional rewards) at Adorama, but if you want to pay less yet still get the same warranty as a new condition product…

… then to the Bose eBay store we fly where they are offering these in factory renewed condition for $160 with free shipping.

[DEAD] Bose QuietComfort QC35 ANC BT Over-Ears for $300

As of a 8/1/17 recheck, this semi-recurring offer is expired…

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Best Buy 2-Day Sale now open to everyone

The Best Buy members-only sale of yesterday has now been opened to everyone. It is a Black Friday in July ending on Saturday night. It features all the headphones we mentioned yesterday including the Bose QC20 earphones for $180, and the Soundsport Charcoal (the color scheme, not the material it is made of) earphones for $50.

Bose QC25 Quiet Comfort ANC Over-Ears for $279

If you prefer the previous generation Bose ANC over-ear headphones, without bluetooth, you can get the new condition Quite Comfort QC25 for $279 with free shipping in either the iOS or Android version at B&H Photo and Adorama. You also earn $14 promotional rewards at both places.

The same price is also offered at Amazon actual with a limit of up to three per customer. You don’t earn promotional rewards at Amazon, BUT if you are a Prime member, and pay with either one of the Amazon-branded credit cards (Chase VISA or Store Card), you earn a 5% statement credit, which is around $14.

The latest model, the QC35, that comes with both ANC and Bluetooth, goes for $350 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you prefer to pay a lower price for the QC35, you can get it for $260 in factory-renewed condition with a fully warranty from the official Bose eBay store.

Bose Mobile Earphones for $60 w/free S&H

If you prefer the previous generation of the Bose earphones with the “Stay Hear” inner earhooks, and prefer to buy them new condition instead of used, you can get them so for $60 with free shipping at the official BOSE eBay store with a limit of up to five pairs per customer. This is a model with a mic and 3-button remote.

These are somewhere in-between an in-ear and an earbud. They don’t fill the ear canal like a typical in-ear does. Instead, they have a mini speaker-like protrusion that goes in the ear canal but does not create a seal. Meanwhile their (removable) hooks hook the ear contours (instead of going over the top of the ear), making them harder to drop off.

In a way they are a compromise if you hate both in-ears and earbuds 🙂

Refurbished Bose QC35 with full warranty for $260

If you missed out the earlier $300 Rakuten sale on the Bose QC35 Quiet Comfort headphones (with Bluetooth and ANC), and don’t want to wait for the return of the sale, fear not. The official BOSE eBay store is offering them in factory renewed condition with the same warranty as the new condition model for $260 in black or silver color scheme with a limit of up to five per customer. The regular new condition price for these is $350.

BOSE is no longer the only game in town when it comes to ANC. It now has actual contenders in the new Sony MDR-1000X and others. More and more audio and electronics manufacturers are congregating on the $300-ish over-ears with ANC and bluetooth segment. A popular and profitable combo it seems.

PS: last week’s “This Week in Headphoolia” [previous editions] roundup should be posted by tonight. I will post a separate alert when it’s ready. I had assembled all the links by Sunday, but ran out of time to actually write the post. Then Prime Day hit and here we are 🙂

[DEAD] Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Over-Ears for $300 [updated]

As of 12:32pm ET re-check, this deal is SOLD OUT in both colors. It lasted longer than I would have expected 🙂

UPDATE Monday 10:24am ET: the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Over-Ears are going for $300 in either black or silver Bose Quiet Comfort 35 over-ears with bluetooth and ANC by Buydig through Rakuten. You can also use promo code REWARDME to get 5% Rakuten rewards. The $300 price is on their website. The coupon is only for the reward points.

Amazon’s price bots were not baited into price-matching… As of this update, it is not price-matched at amazon.com.

Bose SoundSport Wireless (bluetooth) for $135

Shhhh! Don’t let the audiophiles see you read this post. It has two of the four triggering Bs 😉

The various color schemes of the Bose SoundSport Wireless (as in bluetooth) are on sale for $135 with free shipping at some authorized dealers, including Adorama.com and Amazon and B&H Photo.

PS (SPOILERS): the other two triggering Bs being Beats and (Extra) Bass(y)…

[DEAD] Bose SoundTrue Around-Ears II for $79 to $85

As of a 6/27/17 re-check, this sale ended…

The new condition closed-back over-ear wired-only (no BT, no ANC) Bose SoundTrue Around-Ears II are on sale for $79 in the Blue Color Scheme (iOS) and $85.40 in the Charcoaol (iOS) color scheme. Limit up to three per color per customer. The Android colors go for twice as much. This is not a lightning deal, but a sale, so expiration date is unknown.