Fri: Sony XB-950-N1 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $113

The Friday Amazon Gold Box includes a headphone sale of a known brand, it is the new condition Sony XB-950-N1 closed-back over-ear wireless (bluetooth) with ANC set going for $113 with free shipping. Amazon actual offers one pair per customer but other marketplace sellers appear to have price-matched it, so if you need more, you can get additional pairs from them…

Thur (EU): Nuraphone, Plantronics, Libratone, Etc

Among the Thursday Countdown to Black Friday deals at the Amazon Germany there is a sale of 17 Audio products that includes a handful of headphones as follows:

+ Plantronics Backbeat GO 810 bluetooth over-ears for 99 euro

+ Libratone Q BT/ANC on-ears for 102+ euro

+ Nuraphone BT/ANC/etc for 319 euro

+ various Hama, Thorens, and DOSS audio products

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.

Tue: Philips SHB-9850-NC BT/ANC Over-Ears for $48

At the chagrin of some audiophiles, combo Bluetooth with ANC over-ear headphones are all the rage these days, so every manufacturer and their sister brands are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Which brings us to one of the NewEgg deals du jour for Tuesday, promo code EMCSEEPU3 gets you the new condition Philips SHB9850NC/27 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $48 with free shipping. This runs on Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and AAC support.

Sun: Bang & Olufsen H8i Closed BT/ANC On-Ears for $250

Among the Sunday daily deals at Best Buy, you can get the new condition Bang and Olufsen H8i wireless (bluetooth) ANC closed-back on-ears for $250 with free shipping. Only the black color scheme is participating in the sale.

PS: reminder, it is that time of the year, the time to “fall back” time.

PS2: audiophool paranoia: the time change will affect the internal timing of DACs and cause increased fuchsia noise in the outputs 😉

AKG N90Q Reference ANC Over-Ears for $1000

For a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the new condition AKG N90Q Reference class ANC over-ear closed-back headphones for a flat $1000 with free shipping and handling. Interesting choice to add ANC to a reference-priced headphone but if all the headphones were the same, it would be more boring 🙂

Bang & Olufsen H8i ANC/BT On-Ears for $250

If you enjoy the Bang & Olufsen way of doing this, their new condition H8i ANC + Bluetooth closed-back on-ears, in the black color scheme, are on sale for a limited time for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup at the Best Buy website

Used Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT for $90

If you are a fond of used, and bluetooth and ANC, the Sony WH-CH700N headphone is available at the moment in “Used – Very Good” condition for the very specific price of $89.50 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (AWD). Make sure AWD is the actual seller, and not the iffy sellers over there…

We have a text and pictures un-boxing of this very headphone… The PORG is NOT included 🙂

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.

Sat: refurb AKG N60NC for $80, N60NCBT for $130 [w/1yr W]

Good until Sunday at 1am eastern, Woot is offering a couple of factory refurbished AKG on-ears. The wired N60NC (noise cancelling) goes for $80, while the bluetooth + ANC N60NCBT goes for $130. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty.

Note also that Woot has added a new benefit for Amazon Prime members. Eligible products will get free two-day shipping, not just slow free shipping! This levels up the benefit to the regular Amazon website. Products that are not shipped/fulfilled by Woot-Amazon will not be eligible for free 2-day shipping as usual.

Sunday: refurb AKG N60NC for $90, Bluetooth for $140

Among the Woot daily deals for Sunday you can get two factory reconditioned AKG noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The N60NC goes for $90 while the N60NC bluetooth version goes for $140. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten pairs per customer. Sale ends by Monday at 1am eastern. Daily deals are added to their on-going headphone sales and disappear from that page when the sale ends.

Sony MDR-1000X with $50 Netflix GC for $298

For a limited time, BuyDIG is bundling a $50 Netflix gift card when you purchase the new condition Sony WH-1000X M2 closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth headphones for $298 with free shipping. There’s no coupon code to enter, the bundle is offered as you see it on the website over there while this promotion runs.

PS: the Netflix gift cards can be used by new or current Netflix customers. You just add it to your Netflix account, and future monthly fees are first taken from the gift card and once it is depleted it begins charging your credit/debit card again.

Mon: JBL Reflect Aware Sport Earphones for $60 w/FS [Lightning]

Good until Monday at 11:59pm eastern, B&H Photo is offering the new condition JBL Reflect Aware Sport Earphones with the lightning connector for $60 with free shipping in your choice of four different color schemes. They have active noise cancelling but not bluetooth…

Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT Over-Ears drop to $148

As you can see at our Headphone Tracker the new condition Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT over-ears came out of the gate at $200 but they now have their first notable discount, they are going for $150 (actually $148) at authorized dealers in their two color schemes such as Adorama’s website

Refurbished Sony XB950-N1 ANC/BT “Extra Bass” Over-Ears for $70 w/FS

If you don’t want to wait for future sales and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished headphones, the Sony MDR 950 N1 “Extra Bass” closed-back over-ear headphones with both bluetooth and ANC (active noise cancelling) for $70 with free shipping by Secondipity thru eBAY with a maximum of five pairs per customer. They come with a refurbished-item warranty and 30 day returns too.

[DEAD] Sat: refurb AKG N60NC for $100, N60NCBT for $150

These daily deals expired…

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AKG N60NC ANC/BT On-Ears for $150 [updated]

UPDATE: the craziness when a seller is having a price-war with itself 🙂 Electronics Expo is now offering the new condition AKG N60NC ANC/BT On-Ears for $150 with free shipping through NewEggFLASH until Sunday night!

ORIGINAL POST: Electronics EXPO, fulfilled by Amazon (so Prime shipping) is offering the new condition AKG N60NC ANC/Bluetooth On-Ears for $180 with free shipping and handling. You can buy a many as you like at this price. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews and have 10 answered questions.

TrebLab Z2 Bluetooth/ANC Over-Ears for $79 + $3 S&H

If you are a fan of the Treblab brand, their new Z2 Wireless (bluetooth 4.2) ANC headphones are currently on sale for $79 plus $3 flat shipping at Stacksocial. They come with a carrying case, manufacturer warranty, and can also play music via 3.5mm. All sales are final.

AKG N60 NC Closed On-Ears (ANC) for $150

NewEgg launched a new 72 Hour Sale and among the items featured in the sale is the new condition AKG N60 NC On-Ears (closed-back with ANC) going for $150 with free shipping. Maximum three pairs per customer. This is sold by Electronics Expo. The sale ends Saturday night or earlier if sold out. No promo codes or rebate cards needed…

Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones down to $239

The new condition Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones (closed-back with ANC too) are further down in price now, the blue color scheme is going for $239, while three other color schemes go for $249, all these sold and shipped by Amazon actual where they average 4.1 out of 5 based on nearly 250 customer reviews and have over 120 answered questions…

Used Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears for $14

On the budget side of things, the Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $14~ or “Used – Like New” for $15~, both by Amazon Warehouse Deals. These are AAA-powered ANC headphones but also work with a 3.5mm audio input…

Used B&O Play ANC/BT H9i for $374, H8i for $296

If you are curious about the new B&O Play duo revealed at CES 2018 but don’t want to wait for discounts, you can get them in USED condition for $100+ off in the natural/brown/etc color scheme as follows through Amazon Warehouse Deals actual:

+ B&O H9i Over-Ear ANC with bluetooth for $374~ in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging)

+ B&O H8i On-Ear ANC with bluetooth for $296~ in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging)

These too surfaced while updating the Headphone Tracker

$100 off the Sony WH-1000 X2 ANC/BT [MD]

Massdrop through an unspecified 3rd-party vendor is offering a $100 off discount in the shopping cart for the new condition Sony WH-1000 X2 ANC/BT Over-Ears dropping their price in-cart from $350 to $250 with free US shipping. This offer is only available to the 48 contiguous US states. The listing says these come with a 1-year Sony warranty, which suggests that the 3rd-party vendor fulfilling the orders is an authorized Sony dealer.

These will ship April 10 in 2018, with all sales final. The offer ends in two days and change from blog-posting date. 220 units have been purchased so far from this listing per the MD stats over there.

Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones for $250

The new condition Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones (closed-back, bluetooth, W1 chip, ANC) are now down to $250 with free shipping in the black, red and blue color schemes by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like. This is not a lightning deal.

This is a highly contested market segment and it’s interesting to see that Apple/Beats is trying to undercut the price of its competition (Bose QC 35 II, Sony 1000X M2, Sennheiser Momentum and PXC, B&O, etc). On the other hand, the 1000X M2 is down to $200 as manufacturer refurbished, so market competition is a three-dimensional chess 😉

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] Refurbished Sony WH-1000X M2 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $200

As of a 3/24/18 AM recheck, this sale ended..

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Used B&O Play H8i ANC/BT On-Ears for $299

The new condition B&O Play H8i ANC/bluetooth on-ears go for $399 but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $299~ with free shipping by Amazon actual. The H8i are the on-ears [these ones] and the H9i are over-ears. They were among the latest wave of new headphones

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

This eBay flash-sale coupon expired…

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[DEAD] Open-box Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC for $89 w/FS

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.

Parrot Zik 2.0 BT/ANC Over/On-Ears for $100

Another addition to the longer running Woot Plus headphone sale, it is the new condition second generation (as hinted by the model number) Parrot Zik 2.0 closed-back fashionable over/on-ear bluetooth with ANC headphones going for $100 with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat for non-members. They come with a 1-year warranty from Parrot. Limit up to ten per customer. The sale ends at the end of the month. They come with the usual assortment of additional “techie” features (NFC, touch controls, custom app, head-on/off detector, etc)

Refurb Harman Kardon NC rectangular over-ears for $50 w/FS

Ending on Sunday 3/18/18 are the factory refurbished or remanufactured as the product description likes to call them Harman Kardon NC Noise Cancelling Headphones with the rectangular earcups and earpads going for $50 with free shipping at NewEggFLASH (NEF), sold there by the official Harman Audio store through NEF.

Refurb Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless for $80 w/FS

NewEgg FLASH is back with another offer, this one expires Tuesday night 3/20/18, and it is offered by Secondipity, it is the refurbished Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless earphones with various buzzwords (ANC, NFC, custom app, etc) for $80 with free shipping in your choice of black or gold color scheme. Apparently they were able to find enough space to put NFC in it 🙂

PS: I am now filing the “truly wireless” earphones under their own truly wireless category, so you will no longer see them under the in-ears category. Until someone makes hybrid/convertible IEMs that turn into truly wireless the two categories are orthogonal!

Used Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears for $16

The Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 active noise-cancelling closed-back on-ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $16 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $49.

This is powered by a single AA battery, so a plus for fans of rechargeables. It comes with an AT branded drawstring pouch and an angled detachable cable, so the accessories alone are probably close to being $16 in value.

The four customer reviews are evenly split between 5-stars and 1-stars.

PS: yes, another Amazon Warehouse Deals “deal fishing expedition” is in progress. More coming up later today as I process the ones earmarked by the fishing expedition.

Open-box Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC for $105 w/FS

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC (bluetooth and ANC) over-ears are currently on sale in Open-Box New-Other condition for $105 with free shipping by Blinq through eBay with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. Over 100 units have been sold so far from the eBay listing per the eBay stats over there.