Sunday: lots of headphones on sale at Amazon Germany

EU shoppers, get your wallets ready! Amazon Germany is having a headphone sale as part of their Sunday daily deals. A total of 22 options are participating, a mix of different types. I’m breaking them down by type:

+ Pioneer S9 bluetooth over-ears for 115 euro
+ Pioneer SE-S3-BT bluetooth on-ears for 44 in different colors
+ Pioneer foldable basic on-ears for 12 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer SE-M521 closed over-ears for 21 euro (with AKG-style headband)

+ Philips BH-305-BK/00 closed on-ears for 60 euro
+ Philips SH-402-BK/00 bluetooth over/on-ears for 40
+ Philips SHK-2000-PK/OO kids headphones with volume control for 14 euro

+ Philips truly wireless for 61 euro

+ Pioneer SE-CH9-T(K) wired in-ears for 70 euro
+ Panasonic RP-TCM-130-E wired in-ears for 10 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer basic wired in-ears for 12 euro in different colros

+ Libratone neckband-style bluetooth earphones for 119 euro

+ Philips UN-102-BK/00 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for 12 euro

+ Pioneer SE-E5T (23 euro) and SE-E7T (53 euro) bluetooth exercise necklace-style earphones

+ Pioneer splashproof wired exercise earphones with earhooks for 13 euro

The sale ends at 11:59pm Amazon Germany time which is six hours ahead of eastern (New York time) if my Time Lord Calculator is correct 😉

Wedn: JAM, PowerBeats PRO, Pioneer, Etc

Headphones are all the rage these days in the daily deals of various prominent internet retailers! We start with Best Buy where they have two offers:

+ Geek Stink Breath [TM: Green Day] certified refurbished PowerBeats PRO truly-wireless (with earhooks for exercise and such) for $140

+ JAM Live Fast necklace style bluetooth earphones with earhooks for $13
+ by “necklace style” I mean they have a regular soft cable;
+ as opposed to “neckband style”, whose cable is partially hardened/stiff to sit behind the neck

NewEGG.com too has a bluetooth earphone, it’s the Pioneer SE-CL-5-BT-W (white color scheme) for $15… And if you are building a budget PC, NewEGG has the AMD Ryzen 3-3200G 4-core processor for $88…

Sat: Jaybird Tarah, Skullcandy HESH3, Etc

Not one but two headphones are among the NewEgg.com daily deals for Saturday 5/23/20 as follows:

+ SkullCandy HESH3 wireless over-ears for $50

+ Fuji Labs Sonique II in-ears for $10

And at the Best Buy offers du jour, you can get the Jaybird Tarah necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $45…

Monday: Philips SE-CL5BT ClipWear bluetooth earphones for $14.50 w/FS

Good until Monday 5/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out) is a new kind of exercise bluetooth earphone, it has a built-in clip, which also allows for a larger battery (estimated power of eight hours) it is the Philips SE-CL5BT Clipwear with IPX4 rating going for $14.49 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

PS: the sale price begins at 3am ET on 5/4/20. No promo code needed. NewEgg teases their next-day daily-deals a couple of hours before they go live, that’s why I’m posting it before it went live 🙂

PS: this is an actual clip that clips on to clothes and such. Not to be confused with the KOSS Clip-ONs. Speaking of which, after many years, the left side of my Clip-ONs no longer works 🙁 Time to buy a couple of the Massdrop versions ~ when they come back in-stock that is…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, Woot is offering the new condition Jabra Evolve 75 MS bluetooth on-ears for $140 with free shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat). It includes a charging stand and a 90-day Woot warranty…

Bluetooth Earphones: Creative Outlier ONE V2 with FREE 1st Generation for $40 w/FS

For a limited time, the official Creative (Labs) online US store is offering a FREE first generation Outlier ONE bluetooth earphone set with the purchase of the new condition Version 2 (aka V2). You pay $40 with free US shipping and you get both…

The free item appears AUTOMATICALLY in your shopping cart (after you add the V2 to the shopping cart) while this promotion is running. If you no longer see it in the shopping cart, it means the promotion expired and you won’t receive

Monday: Fuji Labs Sonique II earphones for $10

This is recurring every few days/weeks at the Newegg deals of the day, so if you miss it on the very important 4/20/20, you will probably find it again in the future. In the meantime, if you are reading this on time, you can get the new condition Fuji Labs Sonique II earphones with an “exercise” hook for $10 with free US shipping, with up to 20 pairs per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by the Fuji Labs store at NewEgg.

They have a mic/remote, and their official “name” is AUFJ-PSQWTS306BK. You don’t need to memorize it, it won’t be on the HeadFi Semester Exams 😉

Monday: Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $45 [also: Tascam, Anker]

Monday April 13 in 2020 comes in with a bluetooth earphone daily deal at the Best Buy website, it is the new condition Jaybird Tarah offered for $45 in the black-metallic-flash color scheme. The other two color schemes remain at the regular price of $100.

This averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews over there, and it’s a fairly small/lightweight necklace-style bluetooth earphone, so it’s not a surprise it has a six hour battery life. These are after all exercise-intended, with that little hook-thing that hooks on the inside of your ear like those Bose StayHear things… [I’m sure there’s a proper name for these but I can’t recall it at this very moment]…

UPDATE: one of the Newegg daily deals is the new condition Anker Soundcore Life 2 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $40 when you enter the limited time promo code 93XPH73 in their shopping cart…

UPDATE #2 good until Friday 4/13/20 at 8am ET, the Musician’s Friend deal of hte day is the new condition Tascam TH-300X closed-back over-ear headphones for $40. These look familiar, they appear to have common ancestry with models sold under some other brands as well (CAD?)…

Monday: NuForce BE Sport3 for $15, Jaybird Run XT Sport TW for $50

Two retailers have bluetooth earphone daily deals for Monday 3/30/20 running until 11:59pm local time (local of the retailer, eg B&H Photo is East Coast, Best Buy is midwest/central, Amazon is pacifica)…

At B&H Photo, you can get the new condition Nu Force BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $15 in the gun-metal color-scheme OR if you want to stock up or give away, you can get a 4-pack for $40 (making it $10 per pair)…

At Best Buy, you can get the new condition Jaybird Run XT Sport truly wireless earphones for $50…

I don’t have the “XT Sport” but we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the Jaybird Run truly wireless, the only truly wireless I truly have 🙂

Pictured below is the packaging of the Jaybird Run, not the “Run XT Sport” that is on sale…

Wedn: NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $15 [or buy 4 for $50 total]

Good until 11:59pm eastern time on Wednesday January 29 in 2020, B&H Photo is offering, as one of their deals du jour, the new condition silver-gunmetal color scheme of the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones (of the exercise kind) for $15 with free US shipping… But wait, there’s more! You can buy a 4-pack of them for $50, making it $12.50 per pair. After all, we are less than 11 months away from Christmas, so it’s never too early to start stocking up on gifts 😉

This is a double-flange earphone and has an earhook, thus increasing its “exercise street cred” 🙂 It averages 4 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews over there but it has just a 3.5 to 1 ratio of 5-stars vs 1-star, a statistical sign of potential trade-offs. Ideally one wants to see a ratio of 10:1 or better. That’s of course assuming other things equal, eg some products may have unusual or confusing features that the average consumer does not get or cannot be bothered, so they get the 1-star treatment when it’s more of a user error/misunderstanding. Or a product gets hyped in forums, magazines, social media or by celebrities, and its raining 5-stars even from people who haven’t opened the box yet 😉

Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $50

If you are looking for name-brand exercise bluetooth earphones, the new condition Jaybird Tarah is also participating in the Cyber Black festivities, on sale for $50 per pair in new condition in different colors at B&H Photo and Amazon (Where the black/flash color scheme already sold out) and Best Buy

Wedn: Klipsch earphones: AS-5i for $20, R5 wireless for $50

Woot’s Wednesday October 30 (2019) deals of the day include a duo of Klipsch earphones on sale. In new condition,with a 1-year warranty from Klipsch. Just don’t get caught by r/headphones users wearing them because instant ostracisation is very likely 😉

The two earphones are:

+ AS-5i sport earphones with ear-hooks for $20

+ R5 wireless (bluetooth) neckband earphones for $50

Limit up to ten per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out…

NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth in-ears for $28 w/FS

Good until Tuesday 10/1/19, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth in-ears for $28 with free US shipping in the gun-metal color-scheme. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price for these double-flanged necklace-style IEMs…

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.

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…

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…

Monday: Jabra Elite 65t truly wireless for $120

Best Buy has a “truly wireless” exercise-oriented [the “Active” in the model name is one of the clues] earphone on sale as part of their Monday 7/15/19 daily deals, it is the new condition Jabra Elite 65t going for $120 with free shipping and/or free store pickup.

SoundMAGIC EH11M Clip for $10 w/FS

We cover the whole spectrum frequency range of headphone deals on this blog, you can go from the single-figure to the flagship in-between two posts. But in this case, we have a “$10 shipped” option, with four units available, it is the new condition SoundMAGIC EH11M Clip going for $10 with free US shipping by Adorama on Amazon

The name Clip is because they clip on the ears, but they are not clip-on like the good old Koss KSC-75. They have a mic/remote and come with multiple eartips and a little pouch…

Jaybird Freedom 2 bluetooth earphones for $45 to $50

Dell is running their own 4th of July sales, and among them they have two variations of the Jaybird Freedom bluetooth earphones, the Jaybird Freedom 2 with SpeedFit for $45, and the non-speed-fit going for $50 with free US shipping. This is a limited time sale. Coupon code not needed…

PS: in case you missed it, Logitech purchased Jaybird a few years ago, but they also purchased Blue Microphones last year, and many years ago they had purchased Ultimate Ears. And they may have purchased other audio-related companies while I wasn’t paying attention 🙂

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 🙂

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.

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.

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..

Wedn: 2pk Jabra Step bluetooth exercise earphones for $28

Happy New Year with a 2-pack of bluetooth exercise-y type of necklace-style earphones, it’s a 2-pack of Jabra Step going for $27 total, with free shipping for Prime members, or flat shipping for non-members as the Woot Electronics deal du jour running until Thursday JAN-3-2019 [we’d better practice writing 2019] at 1am central time. These are new condition with a 1-year Jabra warranty…

I had these a while back, from what I recall they were finicky, but at this price, if you are a flexible user, it’s not a bad price…

Tue: Sennheiser PMX 894i neckband exercise wired earphones for $20

It’s Sennheiser action among the daily deals at B&H Photo for Tuesday, it’s the new condition PMX 684i neckband earphones (wired, not bluetooth) with iOS mic/remote and designed for exercise going for $20. You can buy as many as you like at the same price.

Jaybird X3 exercise BT earphones for $60

AS one of the doorbusters at the Best Buy website, you can get the new condition Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth earphones for $60 with free shipping or free store pickup. These are of the “necklace” kind, not the more solid “neckband” kind.

Monoprice True Wireless Earphones for $37 w/FS [updated]

Speaking of “truly wireless”, if you want something in-between [price-wise] the name-brands and the popular no-name brands on Amazon, the new condition Monoprice True Wireless Earphones (PID 30878, BT 4.2, iPX4) on sale for $37 [WAS $50] with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website

PS: I have only used one model so far [check our unboxing of the Jaybird Run] so I can’t speak for the whole genre, but they exceeded in terms of utility. Audio quality was as expected, you don’t wear these because you want to enjoy complicated classical music works 🙂

Speaking of Monoprice, they have launching a new line of more premium charging cables, and as part of the new launch promotion, their AtlasFlex cables currently come with free standard US shipping. It is easier to ship a cable than to ship a turntable after all 🙂 They have three types, USB-C, Lightning, and microUSB, all ending in USB-A. They are available in three lengths and two colors. Prices range from $4 to $8, so it’s not “magic cable” pricing ^_^

UPDATE: for post economy purposes, I’ll add it here too, there is also a Clearance/Overstock sale with over 480 products including a mini guitar headphone amp for $8, a portable guitar amp for $18, banana plugs and all sorts of other random things…

Wedn: Klipsch AS-5i earphones for $25

Good for Wednesday 11/14/18 in the Eastern Time Zone, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Klipsch AS-5i earphones for $25 with free shipping… These being exercise earphones, they have the hook design which increasing the chances of them staying on your ears during physical activities…

[DEAD] Symphonized NRG S Wood Bluetooth EarClip earphones for $19

These lightning offerings expired…

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Sony NW-WS625B Bluetooth Earphones w/built-in Walkman DAP for $115

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s both! It’s none! The new condition Sony NW-WS625B is an exercise priority device. It is a bluetooth exercise hard-wire earphone and also an mp3 player. It has 16GB of built-in storage that can play FLAC, mp3, linear PCM, WMA and AAC (the non-DRM kinds). It also has bluetooth, can connect via NFC, and has an Ambient mode. It’s a small device, so everything eats power (eg Bluetooth playback only gives you four hours). It has a quick charge mode, minutes give you 60 minutes, handy if you are going for a run or a workout [you can charge it in the car before arriving at the gym].

And this critter is on sale for a limited time for $115 with free shipping at Focus Camera’s eBay store with a maximum of three per customer.

It has no customer ratings on eBay, but it averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 210+ customer reviews at amazon.com. This critter promises a lot but check the reviews to see what it delivers – 18% of the customer reviews are 1-stars, a sign that you must needs read up on it before buying! [I know nothing about it]

[DEAD] Thur: JBL Focus 100 Sport Earhook Earphones for $5 w/FS

This promo code offer expired…

Among the Thursday NewEGG NOW specials you can get the new condition JBL Focus 100 Sport Earhook Earphones for $5 with free shipping using promo code NEN050 for the rest of Thursday 4/12/18. It has one customer review, an unhappy camper.

[DEAD] Wedn: Samsung Level Active Bluetooth Earphones for $20 w/FS

These daily deals expired…

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Trainer by Gibson TH100/27 Exercise Bluetooth On-Ears for $40

A couple of exercise headphones are on sale for a limited time at NewEgg’s websites.

We start with the new condition Trainer by Gibson TH100/27 co-branded with speedster Usain Bolt in the white-gold color scheme for $30 with free shipping. These are bluetooth with “weather seal” and come with a pouch and charging cable. They do not come with the additional freebies you can get with the $60 option at Woot Plus. The sale runs until Saturday night.

Or if you want to pay $10 less, for $30 plus $4 shipping [or free with memberships] you can get them in open-box condition. Same expiration as above. No promo codes, no rebates needed.

Next up, offered by NewEGG Business is the new condition Klipsch AS-5i Pro exercise earphones, with hooks and all, going for $24 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate.

Anker SoundBuds Slim bluetooth earphones for $21

The black color scheme of the new condition Anker SoundBuds Slim bluetooth earphones (IPX5, bluetooth 4.1, sweatproof, mic/remote) are on sale for $21 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration unknown.

[DEAD] Sennheiser PMX 684i Neckband Earbuds for $25 w/FS

This daily deal expired… Good until 11:59pm eastern tonight, you can get the new condition Sennheiser PMX 684i neckband earbuds for $25 with free shipping in the green/gray/black color scheme.