Sunday: Sony LinkBuds S ANC TW for $98

If you are not afraid of getting shamed by your uppity audiophool friends, good until Sunday 5/26/24 [CORRECTED DATE!] at 11:59pm ET (or before if sold out) you can have the new condition Sony LinkBuds S ANC truly wireless for $98 after an automatic add-to-cart coupon is applied. These are available black. The white variant goes for $128.

Sunday: Sennheiser Accentum ANC/BT Over-Ears for $170 AC

Good until Sunday May 19 in 2024 at 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo is offering as one of their deals du jour the new condition Sennheiser Accentum ANC/BT wireless closed-back over-ear headphones for $170 after automatically-applied add-to-cart coupon. The headphones are available in two color options.

Why buy these over the many other hundreds of options? There’s plenty of forums, blogs, vlogs and such to answer these questions 🙂

Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones for $70

IF you add to have this to your collection [or replace worn out copies], as a benchmark of sorts, good for the next three days or so, you can have the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones for $70 at Woot. These are new condition, up to ten pairs per customer, with a 90-day Sony warranty. A drawstring pouch is included. These come with a hardwired coiled cable. No mic/remote, but a 1/4″ adapter is included.

These are part of a Woot Plus headphone sale good until 11/4/23 at 12am central time. It includes the Philips L3 for $100, B&O Play, Lenovo Yoga, Philips H9505 ANC, a Skullcandy ANC, and a couple of more items.

FOCAL BATHYS w/FREE Energizer Qi Powerbank for $699

Despite the name, you cannot use in the bath 😉 With that out of the way, we have a bundle promotion for a hype headphone, yes, now Bluetooth/ANC headphones are getting “normalized” by some audiophiles 🙂

Adorama is including for FREE the Energizer Qi wireless power bank with the purchase of the new condition FOCAL BATHYS for $699.

The headphone itself comes with a rigid case, audio and USB-C cables and 2-year warranty.

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

Trigger warning! This post mentions Beats headphones with bluetooth and ANC 🙂

One of the current featured deals at Amazon is a sale on new condition Beats Studio 3 ANC/BT Over-Ear headphones (with the Apple W1 chip) for $170. They are available in seven color schemes. Limit three per customer. Not sure if the limit is per color, or overall. You can find out in the shopping cart if that’s an issue!

As of the time of writing they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 33,500+ customer ratings at Amazon. Obviously there are not enough head-fi members rating headphones at Amazon 😉

Thursday: BOSE 700 ANC/BT over-ear closed-backs for $329

Adorama loves audio for Thursday 3/30/23, their daily deals have two audio-themed products:

+ BOSE 700 ANC/BT over-ear closed-backs for $329

+ M-Game Solo USB Streaming Mixer and Audio Interface with LED Lighting for $99

Yamaha YH-E700A ANC/BT closed over-ears for $130

Woot Plus are the longer running offers at Woot that run for a few days instead of just 24 hours. One such sale is running until the end of March 2023 (or earlier if sold), it is a Yamaha Audio sale that includes two head-related products, in new condition, with a 1-year Yamaha warranty:

+ Premium Sound True truly-wireless for $30
+ such an original model name 😉

+ YH-E700A ANC/BT closed over-ears for $130
+ two color options
+ up to two per customer
+ BT 5, apt-X adaptive
+ carrying case
+ USB-C charging

Ends Thur 10am ET: Bose QC45 for $230 AC

In a flash sale that ends on Thursday 11/24/22 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo of House New York is offering the new condition “white smoke” Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $230 after an automatic in-cart coupon. You don’t have to type a coupon code. While this offer is running, the coupon will be added when you “add to cart”.

PS: all apologies to the “Beats and Bose, They Break My Bones” crowd 😉

Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $249 [Prime]

Yes, I know, Beats and Bose they break my audiophile bones but if you are interested in the Bose QC45 ANC/BT over-ears and you are a Prime member [or you don’t object to starting a 30-day free trial), you can get it, in new condition, for $249 at Amazon by Amazon. It is available in four color schemes.

While at Amazon, of music interest, for $3 you can get the “The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer” by Janelle Monae in the Kindle ebook format.

Sony WH-CH-710-N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $68

The latest Amazon USA Gold Box includes a Sony audio sale that includes the new condition closed-back ANC/BT over-ears that go by the name of WH-CH-710-N, going for $68 in two color options. Sold and shipped by Amazon proper.

Over there, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on over 20,000 customer ratings as of the time of writing and they have over 400 answered questions.

I haven’t seen or touched this model, but we had here, over four years ago, a text and pictures unboxing of the previous model, the WH-CH-700-N.

Basically these are a way for Sony to compete in the sub-$100 market segment where many alternative/unknown brands dominate (eg at Amazon’s website) with low priced options.

Saturday: Yamaha YH-E700A ANC/BT Over-Ears for $160

Good until 11/12/22 at 11:59pm central time, the Woot daily deals are having a mini Yamaha headphone sale that consists of exactly new condition two models with a 1-year Yamaha warranty:

+ YH-E700A ANC/BT over-ears for $160
+ two per customer
+ bluetooth 5 with apt-X and AAC
+ case, USB-C charging

+ YH-E700A truly-wireless for $40
+ BT5, apt-X, IPX5, USB-C, five color options

Bose QC45 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $249

It looks like this is a Bose-initiated promotion, because the price of their new condition QC45 ANC/BT over-ears is down to $249 at various authorized and reputable BOSE dealers such as Amazon and NewEGG and B&H Photo and Adorama and a few more, too many to list here individually…

PS: all apologies for triggering some head-audiophiles/phools by mentioning Bose 😉

Monday: PX7, WH-1000X M5, Airpods Max, 1More Quad, Etc

A Best Of Tech sale at woot for Monday 10/10/22 is actually an undercover headphone sale because it has four name-brand over-ears and four earphones. They are:

+ factory reconditioned Apple AirPods Max ANC/BT Over-Ears with 90-day Woot warranty for $355
+ limit two per customer

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX7 ANC/BT over-ears, new condition, for $200

+ open-box Sony WH-1000X M5 for $330 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ Steelseries Arctis Nova 1P multi-system for $40

+ 1more Quad Drive IEMs for $80

+ truly wireless from JBL, LG and Hyeing (first time I see this brand)

UPDATE: as have a music e-book in the Monday Kindle daily deals, for $2 you can buy “The Birth and Impact of Britpop: Mis-Shapes, Scenesters and Insatiable Ones” by Paul Laird. This is a new book, it came out in September 2022 from White Oak. It is around 19MB but it doesn’t state the page length. It averages 5 out of 5 based on five ratings…

Tuesday: Over-Ears sale: AUKEY ANC/BT and Senal Studio

For Tuesday October 4 in 2022, the Meh daily deal is a sale on the new condition AUKEY EP-N12 ANC/BT over-ear closed-back headphones for $24 plus shipping, or $39 if you buy two pairs. Shipping is free if you are paying member of the Meh website (sort of like their version of Prime).

For the same day, B&H Photo is offering for a limited time their new condition closed-back over-ear Senal SHX-800 Professional Monitor Headphones for $40. They come with 2-year warranty, two cables (one coiled), a carrying bag, and a storage box too!

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…