Bose Soundsport Free (TW) for $139

Also part of the CM festivities, the space-age looking “Ultraviolet” color scheme of the truly wireless Bose Soundsport Free is on sale for $139 with free US shipping at amazon.com with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. The other three colors go for more. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 3880+ customer reviews and they are tagged as an “Amazon Choice” product…

UPDAtE: speaking of Cyber Monday, there is also a big sale on Edifier audio products, a mix of headphones and speakers of different kinds with headphones staying under $50 but speakers going up to $480…

Bose QC35 II ANC/BT Over-Ears for $250

If the rose-gold color-scheme is your favorite or at least one you don’t object to, the closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth Bose QC (as in Quiet Comfort) 35 Mark II headphones are on sale for $250 at Best Buy and by Amazon actual (up to five per customer at the sale price) and B&H Photo among others…

But fear not, if you prefer the more conventional colors, they are not that far off, their sale is $280, the sales price point where they and Sony’s 1000X are doing battle…

eBay headphone sale: refurb Bose QC35 I w/warranty for $199 [and more]

EBay is running its own Labor Day sales and of headphone interest, they have 41 products under the headphones and accessories category including:

+ factory renewed BOSE QC 35 first generation closed-back over-ear ANC & bluetooth for $199 with free shipping from the official Bose eBay store with a 1-year BOSE warranty and original packaging; available in black only; limit up to five per buyer; over 5600 units sold so far;

+ factory renewed BOSE QC30 neckband bluetooth earphones for $140 (likewise as above)

+ Jabra Elite 65e for $40, Active for $100

+ Bluedio Hi truly wireless for $15 [over 6100 units sold]

+ Sony WH-1000X Mark III for $275 from RedTag Camera; almost certain this is an international/import as there is no mention of Sony warranty on the listing; it would have been nice if sellers were honest to mention this prominently on the listing so the consumer can make an informed decision

+ iPod Nano 7s, iPod Touch 4th gen for $30 to $75, Skullcandy Crusher 360s, Bluedios, etc

NOTE: Many years ago I purchased an original new condition iPod Touch 4 and over time upgraded it to the latest allowable iOS version. Fast forward to the latest (and last) iOS upgrade, it became a total slugfest with crashings and such. Half of the music apps could not be installed because it had an old iOS version [thankfully I had some already installed]. And its battery performance was a total disaster. So keep that in mind…

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 🙂

Bose QuietComfort QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $99 [Prime deal]

If you prefer your noise cancelling headphones without bluetooth and you want to stay under $100, AND you are a Prime member, then you have until the end of day on Tuesday to purchase the new condition Bose QuietComfort QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $99 from Amazon actual. They are available with either iOS or Android remote control buttons (they are wired headphones after all).

They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 4300+ customer reviews and they have 1000+ answered questions by shoppers like you. These are powered by AAA batteries, so a plus if you are fond of them over the rechargeable embedded LiIons.

After this, Bose launched the QC35 series with is both ANC and bluetooth and they use a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery instead of the AAAs.

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…

Woot headphone sale includes Bose QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $160, Momentum IEMs for $50 to $60, Etc

Woot has long-running deals, in addition to their more famous daily deals. One such is a headphone sale that features 14 models and it is good for a few weeks unless a particular model sells-out (which happens often):

+ Sennheiser Momentum in-ears for $50
+ M2 (2nd generation) (iOS buttons) for $60

+ Bose QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $160
+ Bose case for QC15 for $14

+ Sony WH-1000X M2 ANC/BT over-ears for $290

+ Sennheiser HD 471G for $56
+ Sennheiser HD-205 II for $60

+ also Philips, Cowin, Gibson Sports, Skullcandy, and … “Batman vs Superman” 🙂

Thursday: Bose SoundSport wired earphones for $50

Two days in a row now with a headphone-related daily deal at the Best Buy website, this time, for the last day in February 2019 [yep, two months are already gone from 2019, that’s 1/6th of the year gone BYE-BYE], it is the new condition Bose Soundsport wired earphones going for $50 with free shipping or free store pickup when that’s possible/available…

This is an older Bose style, they are neither earbuds, nor in-ears in the true sense of the word. There is a speaker-ish protrusion that breaks the plane of the ear canal, however, they don’t have the squishy eartip that forms a seal. The plus side is that they are more comfortable for people who have issues traditional in-ears, but on the other hand, you can’t get a seal, so say goodbye to isolation with these.

I don’t want to create a separate website category just for these, so I either put them under earbuds or in-ears 🙂

I have a different older model of these, they have their uses, and those “Stay Hear” things do indeed help them stay on your ear.

Speaking of Thursday’s daily deals, at the German Amazon Gold Bawx there’s a couple of truly-wireless bluetooths from Arbily [that’s the brand name] ranging from 40 to 48 euros…

Sunday: refurb BOSE headphone sale (six options, $85 to $237)

Beats and Bose, they break my bones lament some audiophiles in the forums, but if you are not part of the Bose lament, Woot is having a refurbished BOSE headphone sale as part of their Sunday FEB-24-2019 daily deals which run until 11:59pm central time [or earlier for any model that sells out ahead of time].

All the models mentioned below are sold refurbished and come with a “90 Day Certified PreLoved Warranty”. That’s the name shown at Woot, cut and pasted here, it’s not a smart-aleck “translation” on my part 🙂 The warranty link over there points to the warranty’s website

+ QC35 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $237
+ QC15 ANC Over-Ears for $135
+ QC2 ANC for $85

+ QC30 neckband ANC + bluetooth earphones for $190
+ QC20i ANC earphones for $165
+ Soundsport wired earphones (no ANC, no BT) for $100

Cyber Monday: Bose QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $110; Nuraphone for $280

Cyber Monday is upon us within the USA Amazon Gold Box within it we find the following headphones:
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+ BOSE QC25 ANC Closed Over-Ears for $110 in iOS or Android; limit up to three per customer at the sale price

+ Nuraphone ANC/BT over-ears for $280; up to five per customer

Bose QC35 II ANC/BT Closed Over-Ears for $299 w/bonus

The BOSE Quiet Comfort QC35 II ANC/BT closed-back over-ears go for $299 at the moment at various BOSE authorized dealers, but you can get some bonuses at some places. At Adorama and NewEGG you get 5% promotional rewards to spend there in the future… At Amazon you get 5% cashback if you pay with a Prime credit card (Chase or the store credit card)…

Refurbished Bose QC20 ANC In-Ears for $150

Things are heating up on eBay where the official BOSE eBay store is offering the factory renewed Bose Quiet Comfort QC20 ANC in-ears for $150 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from bOSE and in retail packaging. They are available in iOS or Android button configurations and have a limit of up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Bose bluetooth on-ears for $100 [Costco]

As part of the early Black Friday festivities, the Costco website is offering the closed-back Bose bluetooth on-ears for $100. Non-Costco members can purchase products at their website with a small surcharge ~ unless a product is explicitly restricted to paying Costco members…

Thursday: BOSE SoundSport earphones for $49 w/FS

Happy Thanksgiving Day! And with an earphone daily deal at B&H Photo ~ they are offering the new condition Bose SoundSport earphones in the charcoal color scheme with the Apple (read: iOS) button configuration for $49 with free shipping. These are not quite in-ears as they have that unusual Bose speaker-protrusion type thing that goes into the ear.

SoundSPORT because they have a sweat and weather resistant design. “Resistant” is a step behind “Proof” as the marketing language suggests. They also have the distinctive Bose “Stay Hear” membrane-type-things that help them stay in our ears longer.

UPDATE:: speaking of BOSE there is a limited time sale of these earphones for 50 euro along with the QuietComfort QC20 or QC25 for 150 euro per pair at Amazon Germany….

Bose Quiet Comfort QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $125

The QVC store has launched their own online Black Friday and of headphone interest they are offering the new condition Bose QuietComfort QC25 closed-back over-ear active noise cancelling for $125 with free shipping in your choice of iOS or Android buttons. These are ANC-only, not bluetooth. Bluetooth was added with later models…

Refurb Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ears for $90

The official BOSE eBay store is offering the factory renewed Bose SoundLink bluetooth on-ears for $90 with free shipping with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with the same warranty as the new condition models.

Speaking of which, they are also offering the likewise factory renewed SoundSport FREE truly-wireless earphones for $130 with free shipping. Two color options are available and the same limit of up to five per eBay user…

$30 off select BOSE wireless headphones

For a limited time, a mix of BOSE over/on-ear and earphones [and other audio products] are having a $30 off instant savings promotion at various authorized dealers such as New York’s B&H Photo

Thur: refurbished BOSE QC15 for $135, QC25 for $157, Etc

It’s Bose day at Woot where one of their daily deals is a refurbished sale on three Quiet Comfort models that come with a 90-day Woot warranty:

+ QC15 ANC over-ears for $135
+ these are AAA powered

+ QC25 ANC over-ears for $157

+ QC30 bluetooth neckband earphones for $225

Shipping is free for Prime members, or a flat shipping fee for everything purchased during the central time zone of this day at Woot…

Meanwhile one of the A4C daily deals is the refurbished LG Tone Pro HBS-770 neckband bluetooth earphones going for $18 with free shipping. They come with a 90-day warranty from A4C.

Refurb Bose SoundSport Truly Wireless for $130

The official BOSE eBay store is offering factory renewed with a 1-year warranty Bose SoundSport Truly Wireless earphones for $130 with free shipping. Two color options are available with a maximum of five units per eBay user at the sale price.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for $125

The Prime Day sales are under way, and among them, the new condition Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones are on sale for a limited time for $125 with free shipping in your choice of iOS or Android buttoned models. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. These are an older model with ANC but no bluetooth. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 3370+ customer reviews and they have 1000+ answered questions.

Refurb Bose SoundSport Wireless w/1-yr warranty for $80 w/FS

The official Bose eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Bose Soundsport Wireless earphones for $80 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty, just like what the new condition models get. They are available in the black color scheme.

[DEAD] Thursday: Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ears for $50 w/FS

This promo code offer expired…

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Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ears for $60 w/free S&H

To the eBay deals we go, where Best Buy’s very own eBay store is offering the new condition Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ears for $60 with free shipping. This is the option with the iOS remote buttons in the charcoal color scheme. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

PSA: Best Buy is using the Spanish names for the colors of the Bose SoundSport Free

Best Buy is apparently using the Spanish color names for the three Bose SoundSport Free truly wireless earphones, that’s why you see there Naranja, Azul, and Negro, instead of Orange, Blue and Black. They are not exclusive or new Best Buy colors. Mayhaps they got mixed up, they have a website in Spanish

UK: Free BOSE QC35 II with Huawei P20 or P20 PRO purchase

I don’t usually look for deals in Europe, but this one appeared right in front of me, so I might as well post it! For a limited, in the United Kingdom, Car Warehouse is offering FREE pair of Bose QuietComfort QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for FREE when you pre-order the Huawei P20 or P20 PRO smartphone from them!

The P20 and P20 PRO (along with the Mate RS) are all without a headphone jack

Bose QC35 II ANC/BT Over-Ears for $300 after coupon

If you are not interested in the $200 refurbished Sony WH-1000X M2 and instead prefer Bose’s headphone i this popular market segment, coupon code PRETTYDAY can get you the new condition Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Mark II bluetooth and ANC closed-back over-ears for $300 with free shipping until Monday 3/26/18 at 8am pacific or earlier if sold out. This is available in two color schemes and the seller is eBags. The connection of course being travel and ANC headphones 🙂

PS: and if you are eligible for the 15% eBay Bucks promotion (by invitation only), you can earn $45 in eBay Bucks on this purchase. YMMV as eligibility for this is determined by eBay’s software.

[DEAD] Bose QC 25 ANC Over-Ear for $145 NEW or $136 Refurb

This eBay flash-sale coupon expired…

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Bose QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $160 [limit 3]

This recurring sale is back, the new condition Bose QC25 ANC over-ears going for $160 with free shipping by Amazon actual with a maximum of three pairs per customer at the sale price. These are ANC-only, the older Bose ANC models like this one did not have bluetooth. This is not a lightning deal. The in-stock estimate is March 23, often a sign that the sale may be closer to ending. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on over 4300 customer reviews and have over 1000 answered questions.

Bose SoundTrue Ultra Earphones for $60 w/FS

The new condition Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear in the charcoal color scheme are currently on sale for a limited time for $60 with free shipping by Best Buy and Amazon actual. Maximum up to three per customer at each seller. This is a newer design that has a more conventional IEM “head”, not the half-speaker earpod-style protrusion of the previous IE/MIE earphones…

Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System for $499

If you are a fan of Bose, Adorama is currently offering for a limited time the new condition Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System for $499 with free expedited shipping. You also receive $25 in promotional rewards which you can spend in future purchases at Adorama, an authorized BOSE dealer.

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ears II for $79+

Bose may be more famous these days for their ANC headphones, but they also make wired-only headphones, and their closed-back SoundTrue Around-Ears II are currently on sale for $79 with free shipping by Amazon actual (limit 3; iOS buttons; Charcoal color scheme). These are on their way out, a number options and retailers are out of them and no longer offer them for ordering/purchase.

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth On-Ears for $160 [Costco]

Your membership dollars at work! Costco is offering the new condition Bose Soundlink Bluetooth On-Ears for $160 with free shipping. Non-members can buy it with a 5% surcharge, which is still cheaper than the $180 price of Amazon.

Bose SoundSport Earphones for $50 w/free S&H

Towards the bottom of the President’s Day Dell Deals you will find the new condition Bose SoundSport Earphones in the neon green type of a color scheme going for $50 with free shipping. Especially of interest if you have expiring Dell promotional gift cards and such.

These are neither in-ears, nor earbuds. They are more like earpods but not quite. They have a “speaker” protrusion that goes inside the ear canal but it does not attempt to create a seal.

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 ANC Over-Ears for $160 [limit 3]

If you have been trying to catch it on sale for $160, it is going for $160 with free shipping sold and shipped by Amazon actual as of the time of writing with up to three pairs per customer. “It” refers to the new condition Bose Quiet Comfort QC25 closed-back over-ear active noise cancelling headphones. These do not have bluetooth/wireless. This is the black color scheme with the iOS remote buttons.

This is not related to the Bose, but it is also on sale at Amazon and I don’t want to create a separate post for it, it is the new condition Syncwire Toslink digital optical audio cable going for $6.07 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is a lightning deal running until 9:30pm eastern or earlier if sold out. It is 8% claimed as of 4:44pm ET.

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 ANC Over-Ears for $150 w/FS

More headphone action at the NewEgg sale, it’s back to Black Friday pricing for the new condition BOSE Quiet Comfort 25 ANC Over-Ears. The black color scheme with the iOS button configuration is on sale for $150 with free shipping until Wednesday 2/14/18 or earlier if sold out. No promo code is needed.

As of the time of writing, amazon.com has not price-matched it.