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 🙂

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.

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…

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…

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!]

Beats Studio 3 Wireless ANC/BT Over-Ears for $170

Good until 8/6/22 at 11:59pm eastern time, or earlier if sold out, New York’s B&H Photo is offering as one of their limited time offers the new condition Beats Studio 3 Wireless ANC/BT closed-back over-ear headphones for $170 with free US shipping.

They do have the Apple W1 chip, especially of interest to those in the Apple ecosystem. However, they charge via micro-USB, so keep that in mind if you’ve already recycled your micro-USB cables. Oh who am I kidding? Your home/office is probably filled with micro-USB powered mp3/DAPs 😉

As of the time of writing they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 32 customer reviews at B&H, and they have 13 answered-questions.

Bang & Olufsen HX ANC/BT Over-Ears for $350 [Prime]

And now something for fans of the stylish ANC/BT over-ears who are willing to pay the premium price for them! Available in four color schemes, the new condition Bang & Olufsen HX is on sale for $350 with free US shipping for Prime members…

Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $228 [Prime]

Sony too is in the Prime Deals game with the new condition closed-back over-ear WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT headphones on sale for $228 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, available in two color options.

Keep in mind the X4 is no longer the latest model. The WH-1000X M5 was recently released but it goes for almost twice (!!!) as much, currently at $400.

SPEAKING of Sony, but not part of the Prime deals, marketplace seller “Video & Audio Center” is offering the black color scheme of the ANC/BT closed-back over-ear WH-CH710N headphones for $68. Limited quantities. This is sold and shipped by the marketplace seller, not Amazon herself.

Speaking of which, we have here at this blog a text-and-pictures unboxing of the previous generation model, the WH-CH700N, from four years ago…

Bose Prime Days offers include 45 and 700

Bose is making a guest appearance at the 2022 Amazon Prime Days with a sale on three headphone models. There’s the QC45 and 700 of the ANC/BT over-ear kind going for $229 and $269 respectively, in two color schemes each. Also in two color schemes is the truly-wireless for $179.

These offers are only good for Prime members. If you are not a Prime member, you can start a FREE 30-DAY trial and take advantage of the promotions…

Friday: Aukey EP-N12 ANC/BT closed over-ears for $24 + S&H [or buy 2 for $39 + S&H]

The Meh daily deal for Friday June 17 in 2022 is a return to the land of headphones! You can either a single-pack or a two-pack of Aukey EP-N12 ANC/BT closed-back over-ear headphones. One pair is $24, two pairs is $39. Shipping is extra unless you are a paying Meh website member (their version of Prime). They come with a 90-day warranty.

Per the Meh forums specs, these charge via USB-C, promise up to 40 hours playtime, include a bag, a 3.5mm cable, and a charging cable. Specs are on the light side at the Meh website but also on the the Aukey website, so your favorite search engine is your friend for more details.

AUKEY even created a 60-second teaser video for them on the YouTubes:

Bose 700 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $329

Bose time at the Friday 4/22/22 NewEGG dailies, you can have the new condition ANC/BT closed over-ears Bose 700 for $329 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG actual with up to three per customer.

As of the time of writing this is also on sale (and/or price-matched) for $329 at the Amazon website

Monday: Anker, Razer, Sennheiser TW

Anker is back for Monday 3/14/22 with an Amazon Gold Box sale featuring a soccer team (eleven) of their products, a mix of over-ear ANC/bluetooths and truly-wireless with prices ranging from $60 to $97. Too many to list here individually…

Then at the Woot daily deals, under “Clearance” they have the new condition Razer Nari Essential Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Spatial Audio for $40… Note that these ship in the (theoretically and hopefully) more environmentally-friendly frustration-free packaging, not the retail packaging…

Finally among the BEst BuY DaiLy DeaLz for 3/14/22 they offer the new condition Sennheiser Momentum 2 truly-wireless for $190…

Sony and Bose ANC/BT Over-Ear Dueling Sale

It’s not dueling banjos, but it’s a dueling ANC/BT over-ears sale happening at Amazon right now! These are not daily deals – they are limited time offers, but they do not specify the exact expiration date.

So, yes, both the Sony and Bose ANC/BT closed-back over-ears are participating in sales!

On the Sony front, they have the WH-1000X M4 going for $278 in two color options, and the more budget-friendly “Extra Bass” WH-XB910N going for $148, also in two color options…

On the Bose front they have the QuietComfort 45 going for $279 in two color options, and the 700 going for $329…

Thursday: DT 990 PRO (250) for $119 AC, Sony WH-1000X-M4 for $260

Thursday has two over-ear headphones at the NewEgg daily deals:

+ Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) for $119 after using promo code 93XSP26
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

+ Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT closed-back for $260, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “Red Tag Camera”

Monday: Bose, Sennheiser GSX 1000, Jaybird, Etc

Monday, the last day of February 2022 has headphone action at multiple places:

+ Adorama daily deals: H&A closed-back studio headphones for $25

+ Amazon Bose sale has Sport TW Earbuds for $160, QC45 ANC/BT over-ears for $280, 700 ANC/BT over-ears for $329
+ their model name is Earbuds but they are not actual earbuds

+ one of the Woot daily deals is the Sennheiser GSX 1000 external sound card for $130

+ Best Buy: Jaybird Vista 2 TW for $120 in three color options and Skullcandy Ink’D+ neckband-style bluetooth earphones for $30
+ who on earth puts both an apostrophe and a plus in a model name these days?

And a heads-up, the Tuesday 3/1/22 NewEgg dailies will have the return of the Beyerdynamic over-ears. Price and details on Tuesday!

Tuesday: Panasonic Deep Bass, Sony Extra Bass, Klipsch TWS, Altec Whisper, Etc

Tuesday is a gift that keeps on giving! Woot is running a Tech Spring Cleaning sale until 11:59pm central time on February 22 in 2022 with 19 products including some audio-related gear:

  • Altec Lansing Whisper ANC/BT over-ears for $20
  • Sony MDR-XB-650-BT/B “Extra Bass” bluetooth on-ears for $60
  • Panasonic RB-M700B “Deep Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $60
  • Klipsch T5 (2nd gen) truly wireless for $90
  • JBL and Logitech bluetooth speakers
  • blues harmonica and Hofner Ignitior Pro Violin, folding pianos
  • H&K Spirit of Vintage 25W Nano Amp for $150

Sunday: random audio sale incl. refurb Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears

Woot is running another variant of the Random Audio sale until Sunday 2/20/22 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

A total of 27 audio products are participating, almost half of which are of the headphone kind, including:

+ refurb Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears for $230 with 90-day refurbished warranty

+ truly-wireless from Nokia, Bose and Master & Dynamic and JBL among others

+ necklace style earphones from Bose and such

Friday: Rosewill ANC/BT On-Ears for $33 w/FS

Among the NewEGG daily deals for Friday February 12 in 2022 you can find the new condition closed-back on-ear Rosewill RW-TH68N ANC/bluetooth headphones going for $33 with free US shipping.

They play music wired or wirelessly. They come with an audio cable, a charging cable and a drawstring pouch/bag…

It does not say which bluetooth version, and from the looks of it the charging is micro-USB…

Tue: Beats Solo 3 for $135, Studio 3 for $175

Yes, I know, Beats and Bose, they break audiophile bones, and we have the risk of being considered “going mainstream”. But we follow the daily deals wherever they may lead us 🙂

And the Tuesday 1/25/22 daily deals at Amazon include the new condition Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT closed over-ears going for $175, and the new condition Beats Solo 3 closed bluetooth on-ears for $135.

On a more general level, they also have a Sandisk storage sale that includes two microSD cards (256GB, 512GB) and external HDDs for all your music storage needs.

No, they are not “audiophile” microSD cards 🙂

Monday: Sony WH-XB910-N ANC/BT over-ears for $128 [also: Airpods sale]

Good until Monday 1/24/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony WH-XB-910-N ANC/BT over-ears closed-back headphones for $128 with free US shipping in two color options. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

As of the time of writing these average 4.6 out of 5 based on 550+ customer ratings.

Meanwhile at the Apple front, they are having an AirPods sale with the new AirPods PRO going for $180 and the Airpods (2nd generation) for $100…

Thursday: Sennheiser HD 458BT ANC/BT Over-Ears for $80, Etc

Best Buy strikes back with their Thursday daily deals where one of the “Bonus” deals of the day is the new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 458BT ANC/bluetooth headphones in the black/red “exclusive” color scheme going for $80 with free US shipping and extended returns.

Thankfully this is USB-C and bluetooth 5.0, with AAC and apt-X and also supports apt-X Low Latency for those who like to watch videos. It includes a carry case, and it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on nearly 400 customer reviews over there.

Staying at the Best Buy dailies linked above, they have the Jabra Elite 85t truly wireless for $140.

Another day, another budget truly-wireless at the NewEgg dailies, they have the MPOW M12 going for around $12 with free US shipping. And they are USB-C 🙂

The above offers are good for Thursday December 23 in 2021…

Monday: Apple AirPods MAX ANC/BT Over-Ears for $456

It’s Appletini time at the Monday 12/20/21 Best Buy daily deals where you can get the new condition Apple AirPods Max (the closed-back over-ear BT/ANC headphones) for the very specific price of $456…

Meanwhile at the B&H Photo dailies they are offering the Audio Technica ATH-SPORT 90BT Sonic Sport, consumer line-up, necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $39…

Friday: Sony WH-CH710N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $78

Sony is back at the Best Buy daily deals, running until 12/17/21 at 11:59pm, or earlier if sold out, you can have the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC/BT combo that is the WH-CH710N for $78 with free US shipping or store pickup…

OR if you prefer used, a marketplace seller is offering it in “renewed” (refurbished) condition for $50, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon

I haven’t seen or touched this particular model, but we have here a text-n-pictures unboxing of the predecessor model, the WH-CH700N. Note that the pictured PORG shown at our unboxing post is NOT included 🙂

Tue: Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $248

Sony’s latest entry in the big ANC/BT Over-Ears battle is the WH-1000X M4, and this particular model, in various color options, is on sale for $248 with free US shipping for a limited time at Amazon’s USA website with up to three pairs per color per customer…

As of the time of writing, these average 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 25,000 global ratings posted. Note that ratings includes both the written review scores and the no-text star-ratings…

Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears down to $280

And now something more utilitarian than hardcore audiophile 🙂 The battle is raging among the ANC/Bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones with Sony and others making inroads to what once had been considered Bose’s realm.

Competition means discounting and as part of the Black Friday 2021 festivities, the new condition BOSE QuietComfort 45 closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth headphone is down to $280 with free US shipping at authorized Bose US dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon actual and Adorama

Thur: refurb Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $180 w/1yr warranty

Two “Grade A” refurbished Sony headphones with a 1-year e-Replacements warranty are participating in this Woot Thanksgiving sale running until 11/25/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $180

+ Sony WF-1000XM3 truly-wireless for $73

Monday: Sony WH-XB910N “Extra Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $138

Headphone action at the Monday Amazon Gold Box as well with the following related offers:

+ Sony WH-XB910N “Extra Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears in the blue color scheme (Amazon exclusive) for $138
+ up to three per customer

+ Samsung Buds Plus for $100

+ JBL Tune truly wireless for $30 to $60

+ Blue Yeti microphones for $100

+ basic Kindle for $50

Sennheiser limited time sale at Amazon ($20 to $270)

Sennheiser is running a limited time Amazon sale. This is not a daily deal, but a short term sale whose exact expiration date I do not know…

+ HD-400S closed-back wired over-ears for $50
+ we have here a text and pictures unboxing of an older model, the HD 4.20S
+ of course I unboxed the 420 model 😉

+ Momentum 3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $270

+ PXC 550-II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $160

+ HD 250-BT bluetooth on-ears for $50

+ CX-80S wired earphones for $20
+ CX-300S wired earphones for $30

+ neckband bluetooth earphones, the CX-350BT for $70 and the CX-150BT for $50, in two color options each

Prime Card Holders: Sony WH-1000XM4 for $248 with $24.8 Back

IF you are an Amazon Prime member AND you have an Amazon Prime Card (either the Chase VISA or the Prime Store card or the Prime Secured card), there is a limited time promotion getting you cashback on select purchases.

One of such purchases is the new condition Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears. It is also currently on sale for a limited time for $248.

So if you are a Prime member and pay for this using one of the eligible Prime credit cards, then you receive $24.8 (10% of $248) back on your Prime card as part of this promotion. You pay $248 for the headphone with your Prime card and you get $24.8 back on your Prime card after that.

Thursday: BOSE takeover at Amazon!

It’s a BOSE takeover day at the Amazon Gold Box daily deals running until 10/14/21 at 11:59pm pacific [or earlier if sold out].

They include the Bose Sleepbuds II for $199, the QC ANC earbuds for $199, the Sport truly wireless for $149, the open sport truly wireless for $179, the QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $249 ($30 more for the headset variant), various audio-playing sunglasses, and more…

Monday: Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $170

If BEATS and BOSE don’t break your audiophile-bones, running until Monday 10/4/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon USA is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT headphones for $170 with free US shipping and up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Speaking of Amazon, running at the same time there’s a storage sale that includes memory cards and external storage (HDD/SSD) and more, because those digital files have to go somewhere 😉

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC/BT Over-Ears for $174

Among the NewEgg dailies, good until 8/25/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC/BT Over-Ears for $174 with free US shipping, up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Sunday: Sony WH-1000X, Plantronics BackBeat, Bose ANC, Yamaha x Klipsch System Bundle, Etc

A couple of round-up sales among the Sunday 8/22/21 Woot daily deals include headphones. Offer runs until 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out!

The Erratic Audio sale [PRO marketing tip: don’t name a sale with a word that shared a root with “error” LOL] includes:

  • grade A refurbished Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT over-ears for $180 with a 1-year 3rd-party (not Sony) warranty
  • new condition previous generation WH-1000X M3 for $200 with 1-year Sony warranty
  • grade A refurbished Sony WH-XB900N (XB = Extra Bass) ANC/BT over-ears for $100 with a 1-year 3rd-party (not Sony) warranty
  • Plantronics BackBeat Fit 6100 bluetooth over-ears for $65 with 1-year Plantronics warranty
  • Plantronics BackBeat Fit 350 earhook bluetooth earphones for $22 with 1-year warranty
  • grade A refurbished Sony WF-1000X M3 ANC/BT Alexa truly-wireless for $70 with a 1-year 3rd-party (not Sony) warranty
  • bluetooth speakers of different kinds from JBL and Sony

Then we have the Tech Favorite sale which includes the new condition BOSE QC35 II ANC/BT over-ears for $195 with a 1-year Bose warranty…

Then there’s this crazy bundle:
+ Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MsicCast
+ Klipsch Reference 5.1 Channel Surround Sound System Bundle
+ together for $660
+ Klipsch items with 5-year warranty, Yamaha with 1-year

Thursday: Bose QuietComfort 35 II ANC/bluetooth Over-Ears for $189

Headphones return to the Meh daily deals, it is the new condition Bose QuietComfort 35 II ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears going for $189 with free shipping for members or flat shipping for non-members. Note however that these get a 90-day Meh warranty, not the usual Bose warranty. Not sure why…

Sunday: Apple AirPods MAX Over-Ears for $470

Whether you can’t resist the Cupertino Temptations, or you want them so you can compare to your other headphones [and show those iPhone-fanboys that true headphones sound a lot better than Apple/Beats], you have until Sunday 8/1/21 at 11:59pm central time {or earlier if sold out} to get the new condition Apple Airpods MAX closed-back ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $470 as one of the Woot daily deals.

They come with a 1-year Apple warranty. Up to two pairs per customer at the sale price. Prime members get free shipping, otherwise you pay a flat shipping for purchases made during the calendar day…