Wedn: 2pk JVC U L8R truly wireless for $18 to $22

On the utilitarian front, the Meh daily deal for Wednesday 5/10/23 is a 2-pack of JVC truly wireless earphones. $18 gets you two sets of Gumy 5-hour while $22 gets you two sets of Stem 6-hour. Shipping is extra, or free if you are paying Meh-member (their version of member-based free shipping).

As the name suggests, the “Stem” model has an Airpod-style Stem, while the Gumy is the “traditional” earhole-only truly wireless 🙂

Monday: 2pk of JVC truly wireless, 3 options, $20 to $30 + S&H

JVC truly-wireless is the theme of the day at the Monday February 20 (2023) Meh deal of the day. A 2-pack of their truly-wireless can be had from $20 to $30 plus shipping.

Three options are available, each 2-pack is two of the same model. The options are the Gumy Mini, the “truly wireless” (no fancy name for these) and the Marshmallow (do not eat these!!!).

JVC HA-XC50T XX truly-wireless for $65

JVC time! Running until Saturday 5/30/22 at 11:59pm ET, B^H Photo is offering the new condition JVC HA-XC50T XX truly-wireless for $65 with free US shipping.

They come with a charging case, and in 15 minutes they give you 1 hour of playback. Playback is up to 14 hours (up to 4 in the earphones, up to 10 in the case).

They are bluetooth 5.0 but charge with micro-USB. I’d rather have bluetooth 5 than USB-C charging, because bluetooth pairing and connection troubles are a lot fewer with BT 5+. Unless of course you don’t have any other micro-USB charging devices and it’s a hindrance…

PS: for those not familiar with JVC-speak, XX stands for Xtreme Xplosives, aka Bomb Da Base!

Massdrop 10-Year April Anniversale (17 options)

Party on Wayne! It is April 20! And what a coincidence, Massdrop is having their 10-Year April Anniversale featuring 17 Massdrop-X co-branded headphones, three of which are IEMs and four are gaming headsets.

Of the audiophile over-ears, they have Dan Clark Aeons, Sennheiser HD-XXX options, Hifiman planars, and one each from Focal, BeyerDee and Senor Speakers (aka Mr Speakers)…

The IEMs are Noble, Grell and JVC…

This is a limited time offer…

PS: “anniversale” is a shortcut for “Anniversary Sale” 🙂

Tuesday: 3pk of JVC exercise BT earphones for $18 + S&H

Tuesday is a volume buy day at the Meh daily deal, it’s a 3-pack of JVC bluetooth earphones of the exercise (sweatproof) kind for $18 plus shipping [free S&H for paying Meh members – sort of like their version of Prime]…

Then at the Best Buy dailies we find the Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless going for $60…

And a HEADS UP, on Wednesday, the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd generation) gaming headset will be among the NewEGG dailies. The sale price will be revealed at 12:01am pacific on Wednesday over at NewEGG’s…

Saturday: Random Audio Sale with headphones includes JVC HA-RX330 Closed Over-Ears for $5

Portable Audio killed the Radio Star? It’s not a song but a music-gear meta-essay waiting to be written? Well, may be it has already been written. Regardless, I’m not going to be the one writing it 🙂

But we have lots of portable audio offers in the Woot Random Audio sale running until Saturday 8/7/21 at 11:59pm central {or earlier if sold out}:

A total of 25 products are participating in the sale including headphones and earphones, mostly of the “mass market” kind…

NOTE: there are too many items to check individually, some are new condition, some refurbished; I am not checking – check at the individual Woot product page for any item(s) you might be interested in…

  • Sony WH-710N ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $75 (we have a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation model here)
  • Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $145
  • Skullcandy Venue ANC/bluetooth over-ears (Grade A) for $70
  • Panasonic Retro Wireless ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $50 (we have a text-n-pictures unboxing of a previous similar model (without ANC))
  • four JBL wireless/ANC type of over-ears
  • Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $70
  • and yes, one wired closed over-ear headphone, the JVC HA-RX330 for $5 (up to ten per customer; 90-day Woot warranty)

There’s also a bundle of sorts, the AmazonBasics Gaming Headset with a separate PC desktop mixer, together for $23, up to two per customer, in new condition with a 1-year AmazonBasics warranty to boot. The price is right for accessory cannibalization? (includes one audio and one USB cable) 🙂

Also included in the random audio sale are eight name-brand truly-wireless earphones as follows:

  • two Sony, including the WF-1000X M3 for $70 (Grade A)
  • three “Grade A” from Samsung including the Buds Plus for $45, the Buds LIVE for $65, and the Buds PRO for $100
  • three JBL Tune as well

Then we have two necklace style bluetooth earphone options (Philips ActionFits ($17 to $26) and HyperX Cloud Buds for $32).

Finally, they have four JBL bluetooth speakers of the small to smaller size…

Wedn: JVC U-L83R neckband bluetooth/ANC earphones for $24

Meh is back in HeadphoneLandia with their Wednesday daily deal, good until 11:59pm ET of 6/9/21, the new condition JVC U-L83R neckband bluetooth/ANC earphones going for $24. Shipping is extra unless you are a paying Meh member.

Saturday: 2pk JVC Xtreme Xplosives Deep Bass bluetooth earphones for $20 + S&H

We have an early start of the Saturday daily deals at the Meh website where their deal du jour is a 2-pack of JVC Xtreme Xplosives Deep Bass necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $20 total plus shipping (unless you are a paying Meh-member).

At the risk of sounding like a master of the obvious, the product name slightly hints that these are might just be bassy, very bassy, extremely bassy, explosively bassy. I personally haven’t seen or heard them or read about them, so I cannot comment 🙂

Thursday: BeyerD Amiron Home, refurb Audio Technicas, Etc

The Thursday February 4 in 2021 daily deals have gone headphone-crazy!

We start at the NewEgg daily deals where we have multiple options:

+ refurbished Sony XB-650-BT “Extra Bass” bluetooth overons for $25

+ Save the FLACs: 10TB WD Elements USB 3.0 desktop HDD for $160 after coupon

+ and the star of the day, the new condition open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic Amiron Home with Tesla technology going for $369 after promo code 93XQF89 entered in the shopping cart
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg itself

Next up we visit the Best Buy dailies where Skullcandy has their Indy Evo truly-wireless on offer for $40…

Last but not least, Woot has another Random Audio sale among their Thursday daily deals with a total of 20 options including:

+ five reburbished Audio Technicas from the ATH series including models from “Solid Bass” (WS-660-BT-BRD for $62) and “Sonic Fuel” and QuietPoint

+ JVC LIVE 650-BT-NC ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $120

+ B&O BeoPlay E8 truly-wireless for $70

+ Klipsch Reference speaker wireless options

+ AmazonBasics 80W bookshelf pair of speakers for $50

+ A/V components from Pioneer, Klipsch, Vizio

+ bluetooth speakers and “suitcase turntable” too

JVC HA-FDX1 dual carbon IEMs for $200 [MD]

In the US market, JVC is not synonymous with audiophile headphones but some companies are sometimes fine with just being “Big in Japan”. The accountants of course are never happy with that, so with all this totally unnecessary paragraph we have…

.. the JVC HA-FDX1 dual carbon in-ears now on-offer for $200 with free US shipping and free US returns at the Massdrop website

This is a “Ready to Ship” product (the artist formerly known as “in-stock drops”), so other things equal, it will ship in about two business days from purchase.

You have a 30-day return window but there’s no mention of warranty in the listing.

The kit includes three removable tuning nozzles, a carrying case, and five different sizes of “Spiral Dot+” eartips. And the earphones of course 🙂 And the removable cable of course 🙂

With three tuning nozzles, some can use the division by three trick to justify the purchase. It’s like paying $66.67 per sound signature 🙂

Wedn: JBL E65BTNC BT/ANC Over-Ears for $90

For a short time, running until 9am ET on Wednesday DEC-19 in 2018, B&H Photo of New York is offering the new condition JBL E65BTNC bluetooth and ANC over-ears (closed-back obviously) headphones for $90 with free shipping. This is bluetooth 4.1. It may feel like an avalanche of these BT/ANC combos, but that’s because of their utilitarian use (phones, tablets, laptops) and fashion/trendiness…

[DEAD] Friday: refurb JVC Everest Elite 700 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $130

These daily deals expired…

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JVC HAFX5 Gumy Plus In-Ears under $8 [various colors]

If you like the JVC Gumy Plus earphones, especially if you are a Prime member (free 2-day shipping), three colors of the HAFX5 Gumy Plus models are under $8 by Amazon actual with up to three per color per customer. Meanwhile the green and black color schemes go for $8 each. Also limit three per customer.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members [shhhh! they are not Add-On items], or with a $25+ order.

JVC HAMR60X XX Xtreme Bass Over-Ears for $26 w/FS

Bomb da bass, JVC style! The new condition JVC HAMR60X XX Xtreme Bass Over-Ears are on sale at the moment for $25.67 with free shipping by Amazon actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so there’s no fixed expiration date. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 60 customer reviews and have 19 answered questions. They come with a 1-button remote/mic. Probably not for classical music fans 😉

JVC HA-RX330 Over-Ears for $14

More budget over-ears action, the new condition closed-back over-ear JVC HA-RX330 (not to be confused with the older HA-RX300 model) are currently on sale (and/or price-matched) for $14 per pair at Walmart by Walmart actual (free 2-day shipping with $35+ order or free store pickup), or at Amazon by Amazon actual (free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order; limit three pairs per customer).

Three different models are on the same page, so keep that in mind if reading customer reviews or reading answered questions.

[DEAD] Thursday: JVC Everest Elite 700 ANC + BT Over-Ears for $150

Thursday is over, and so is this daily deal…

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Used JVC HA-RX500 Closed Over-Ears for $11 shipped

If you like budget closed-back over-ear headphones with a very loooooooooong cable (11.5 feet), JVC HA-RX500 are available in “USED – Good” condition for $7 plus shipping (starting at $3.75) at There are also a few more options in better conditions for a higher price.

They come with a 30-day return policy and a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama. As fate would have it, I bought these exactly three years ago. I haven’t seen them in recent months, but from what I recall, they are utilitarian headphones for the price, especially if you need a long cable.

[DEAD] JVC Gumy Bluetooth earphones for $15

This sale ended….

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Used JVC HAM55X Xtreme-Xplosvs for $19

These headphones look bassy, you don’t even have to read about them to recognize that 🙂 The JVC HAM55X Xtreme-Xplosvs are currently available in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging for $19 by marketplace seller “DB Deals” with the order fulfilled by Amazon which gives you another layer of protection along with free 2-day Prime shipping (if a member). The headphones themselves average 4 out of 5 on 150+ customer reviews.

JVC HAS-160 Lightweight On-Ears for $10

The lightweight JVC HAS 160 on-ears are one of the bang for the buck headphones, especially when they start flirting with single figure prices. The blue color scheme (blue earcups, black most of the rest of the body) are currently on sale for $9.99 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping for Prime members, otherwise you need to place a $35+ order of qualifying products to get free shipping.

[DEAD] Monday at Fry’s with email promo: Blue MoFi headphones for $200

These 1-day offers expired…

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Weekly Headphone Offers with Frys Coupon Codes

Every Sunday, Fry’s reveals their weekly promo code deals, which run from Sunday AM until Saturday PM, following the “Weekly Ad” cycle of most retailers. To use these promo codes, you must needs be subscribed to their email newsletters, because the promo codes included there are unique for each subscriber. With that intro out of the way, these are the offers for the week of 9.27 thru 10.3 in 2015:

* Sennheiser HD 518 open-back over-ears for $60
* JVC HANC80 (active noise cancelling) for $30
* Neil Young’s Pono DAP for $300
* Audio-Technica Turntable (AT-LP60-USB) for $87

Walgreens B&M: JVC Flats HA-S160 for $10 (YMMV)

The lightweight on-ear JVC Flats model HA S160 were part of the Walgreens brick and mortar back to school (B2S) promotions. Now that B2S is over and Halloween and the Holidays are on the retail horizon, they are starting to put some of the B2S items on clearance. As such, you may be able to find them for $10 per pair. Inventory and prices may vary from store to store, as some of the clearance decisions may be up to the local and regional managers (and on rare occasion the assistant (to) the regional manager). So, a big YMMV. (they are not available for sale on their website).

Especially of interest if you have Walgreens Register Rewards or accumulated enough Rewards Points to fully or partially pay for them.

These go for $12+ at amazon where the black color scheme averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews. Each color has its own reviews, the black has the most.

Monday: Frys with coupons: JVC HAR-X300 for $10 [also Sennheiser RS120 for $70]

For today (Monday Aug-24-2015), using the personal coupons from the Frys e-mails (a free mailing list you can sign up for), you can get the closed-back over-ear JVC HAR-X300 for $10 with a limit of one per customer (online or B&M stores). With same terms, you can get the Sennheiser RS 120 wireless RF (non-Kleer) system (transmitter/base and one pair of headphones) for $70 which appears to have been price-matched by actual (limit 5) where it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on over 8700 customer reviews.

JVC HANC80 Active NC On-Ears for $30 w/Fry’s promo

The Fry’s Weekly Ad offers also the JVC HANC80 active noise cancelling portable fold-flat head for $30 after you use the promo code. The offer is good in-store or online, with a limit of two per customer. Expires 8/22/15 or earlier if they run out. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 200+ customer reviews at The usual ANC caveats apply…

Refurbished JVC HAR-X700 for $26 w/free S&H

The JVC HAR-X700 is the third in a four headphone budget closed-back over-ear headphone line-up (no mic/remote), and it is currently available in refurbished condition with a 30 day warranty for $26 with free shipping by Ocean Reef Electronics thru Amazon. This ships from Ocean, so everyone gets free shipping, but no Prime shipping benefits. The headphones average 4.4 out of 5 with nearly 600 customer reviews.

Used JVC HA-SR500-B portable on-ears for $13

On the used front, the black JVC HA-SR500-B portable on-ears with mic/remote are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $13 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews.

JVC-HARX500 for $18 (or $12+ used)

On the budget over-ears front, the JVC HARX-500 with their long-ass cable are available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for around $12 and go up to $15 in “Used – Like New” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

If you prefer new condition, they go for just under $18 at Sears and Walmart with some possible paths to free shipping.

These are the second model in the 300-500-700-900 line-up.

Used JVC-HARX300 for $10

On the almost single figured front, especially if you are an Amazon Prime member (for the free 2-day shipping), the JVC HAR-X300 headphones are available in “Used – very good” condition for around $10 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition prices start at $13 but without free shipping. This particular used listing says “Item will come in original packaging. Packaging will be damaged.” These are the entry-level model of a four headphone lineup (300, 500, 700, 900 model numbers).

[DEAD] Fry’s (Tue only): JVC HAR-X300 Closed-Back Over-Ears for $10

This daily deal expired… If you are part of the Fry’s emailing list, their custom (personalized) unique coupon codes include the JVC HAR-X300 Closed-Back Over-Ears for $10 with a limit of two per customer. This particular offer is good online or at their B&M stores… These are budget closed-back over-ear headphones, part of the JVC 300-500-700-900 line-up. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 1100+ customer reviews at

[DEAD] Fry’s w/personal promo code: JVC HAW600RF RF headphones for $25

This limited time offer expired…
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