Refurbished Philips X3 open-back for $80 [no balanced cable]

These are open to all customers, they are not part of the Prime Deals!

If you don’t need the balanced cable and you are comfortable with refurbished headphones, the open-back over-ear wired Philips Fidelio X3 is offered for $80 by PhotoTech on Amazon. Per the customer reviews there, the balanced cable is NOT included in the refurbished package, even though the listing says it is included!

IF you want the balanced cable, the new condition Philips X3 is offered by Amazon actual for $140.

OR you can get the Philips SHP-9600 that hovers around $70 (depending on seller) in new condition OR around $50 as refurbished

Thur: refurbished JLAB Studio PRO Wireless (50hr) for $20 + S&H

Happy April 20 to all that celebrate it! We have an Earth Day type of a deal actually today, sort of, it’s a refurbished headphone, it is the Meh daily deal for 4/20/23, the refurbished JLAB Studio PRO Over-Ear closed-back bluetooth headphones with the “50 Hour” it in its name. Or for those who prefer proper product names, it is the ZHBASTUDIOPRORBLK4-B 🙂

The price is $20 plus shipping. If you are a paying Meh member, shipping is free. Sort of their version of “Prime”.

They charge via USB-C and come with a 90-day warranty. Bluetooth is version 5. I wouldn’t buy anything bluetooth that is under 5 ~ unless you are buying a specific product for a specific reason.

Monday: refurb JBL Studio PRO wireless for $20 + S&H

A utilitarian bluetooth headphone of the USB-C charging kind is the Meh daily deal for Monday 12/19/22 in the eastern time zone!

It is the refurbished with a 90-day warranty JBL Studio PRO wireless going for $20 plus shipping. It is bluetooth 5 with USB-C charging but only supports the basic audio protocols (no apt-X/AAC). It promises over 50 of wireless playback time (if the stars align ~ as usual with these type of promises).

NOTE: nothing else is included apart from a USB-C charging cable.

In new condition it currently goes for twice the price at where you can find over 2200 customer ratings with a 4.3 out of 5 average and 66 answered questions.

Monday: refurbished Philips X3 Open Over-Ears for $100

Good until Monday 11/7/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) there’s a Philips Audio sale at Woot that includes, surprise-surprise, the factory reconditioned open-back over-ear wired Philips Fidelio X3 for $100 plus flat shipping (or free S&H for Prime members). It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to three pairs per customer.

If you are reading this in the future after the sale expired, and this hasn’t sold out, chances are it will be cycled/recycled in various other Woot Plus or daily deals until it is eventually depleted…

Refurbished Massdrop x FOCAL Elex for $499 [CAUTION]

This is a deal but with a caution alert as well!

Massdrop is offering refurbished B-stock Massdrop x FOCAL ELEX wired open-back over-ears for $499 with free US shipping. You get a 30-day return window but NO warranty. This is an in-stock drop, so it will ship quickly.

CAUTION however, three of the four published customer reviews over there are complaining of “Ear Cup Death”. Two of the three within 2 days, one on day #28.

So if the price tempts you, research it further in the massdrop forums and other audiophile places. If you hate having to return a product because of problems (and return it in a timely manner because of the 30-day return window), or having to argue with customer service in case they stonewall, you may want to AVOID it!

Refurbished Drop + NuForce MOVE truly-wireless for $20

And another refurbished B-stock option, this time it is the Drop + NuForce Move truly-wireless offered for $20 plus shipping. Or free US shipping for $125+ as we mentioned in our earlier update post

This has a 30-day return window, but no warranty. They have a giant paragraph explaining their refurbished products…

Refurbished Sony LinkBuds TW (WF900/H) for $61 AC

If you are fond of refurbished truly-wireless, Secondipity through the NewEgg website the refurbished Sony LinkBuds (WF900/H) for $66.

And good until 9/7/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code SSBW732 drops it by $5, down to $61.

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…

Saturday: JBL Under Armour sale (7 options)

One of the Saturday 8/13/22 daily deals at the Woot website is a 7-item JBL Under Armour headphones, as factory reconditioned with a 1-year JBL warranty. The sale has two on-ear models and five truly-wireless. Prices range from $35 to $50, a narrow “trading range” 🙂

Refurbished Monoprice Monolith Power Amplifiers back in-stock

These are not headphone amplifiers. They are power or home-theater amplifiers. Of the Monoprice Monolith variety. And they are back in-stock. In factory refurbished / B-stock condition.

Prices range from $900 to $2000…

Monday: refurbished Philips Open-Backs: SHP-9500 for $45, X2-HR for $80, X3 for $105

If you are a fan of refurbished headphones and you want to try out some of the much-discussed wired Philips open-back over-ears, you have until Monday at 6/6/22 at 11:59pm central, or earlier if sold out, to grab them as part of this Woot Philips Audio sale:

+ refurbished SHP-9500 for $45

+ refurbished X2-HR for $80

+ refurbished X3 for $105

+ with a 1-year Philips warranty!

+ up to three per model per customer

WE HAVE HERE, a text and pictures unboxing from five years ago (!!! how time files) of the SHP-9500S. You can’t go wrong with this one for $45!

Thur: refurb Bose Sport truly-wireless earbuds with full warranty for $109 AC

Good until Thursday 5/19/22 at 11:59pm pacific time (or before if soldout), NewEgg actual (not iffy marketplace sellers) is offering the refurbished Bose Sport Earbuds, a truly-wireless model, for $109 after using promo code SSBSA929 in their shopping cart. Up to five per customer.

This comes with the same warranty as the new condition model. It also comes with 30-day hassle-free returns.

In comparison, the new condition goes for $179 at authorized Bose dealers such as those listing at Amazon

Sunday: Master & Dynamic and Beyerd Amiron sales

It’s a another iteration of the Random Audio sale at the Woot deals du jour running until Sunday 3/13/22 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

A total of 19 products are participating, including:

  • Beyerdynamic Amiron bluetooth over-ears for $500
  • Master & Dynamic (M&D) MW60 bluetooth over-ears for $220
  • refurbished Master & Dynamic (M&D) MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $120 or new conditinon for $190
  • refurbihed M&D MW07 GO truly wireless for $95
  • 10pk of 15ft AmazonBasics subwoofer cables for $25
  • rest are soundsystems, speakers and the like

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

Saturday: Lennon, Sony XB550-AP, Beats, Rosewill

We have a scattering of daily deals today (Saturday February 12 in 2022) but we start with an e-book! Cynthia Lennon’s John (Kindle ebook) is on sale for 99c at Amazon but you also get 10c back as a digital ebook credit for future eligible purchases. This averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 1300+ customer ratings as of the time of writing. It is 300+ pages, February 2012, Hodder & Stoughton (UK)…

Three headphones appear in the Saturday NewEgg dailies:

+ Sony MDR-XB-550-AP/B “Extra Bass” wired closed-back on-ears for $20
+ note these are sold and shipped by a marketplace seller, not NewEGG themselves

+ refurbished Beats Flex All-Day neckband bluetooth earphones for $29

+ Rosewill RW-TH-68-N ANC/BT closed on-ears for $33

Speaking of Beats, at the Woot daily deals they are offering “Grade A” refurbished Beats Solo PRO closed-back bluetooth on-ears for $130 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Monday: TW sale headlined by Master & Dynamic MW-07 for $65

It’s truly wireless day at Woot, their current offer running until the very end of the month (1/31/22 at 11:59pm central time) is a Feast Of Truly Wireless, five options, ranging from $20 to $65, headlined by the Master & Dynamic MW-07 going for $65 and Nokia Power earbuds for $48.

The sale also includes three refurbished JLab models ($20 to $38)…

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

Refurbished 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $40

The 1More Triple driver IEMs are currently available in refurbished Used Like New condition for $40, sold by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so free shipping for those in the USA…

Once upon a time this was a hype train IEM that later got streamrolled by the Chifi Hype Train 🙂

Sunday: Used Echo Buds (1st G) TW for $30

For Sunday 11/14/21, one of the Woot deals du jour is an Amazon Echo sale that includes the “Used – Like New” first generation Echo Buds truly-wireless for $30 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to six pairs per customer. Per the listing (in the pumpkin-orange background text) these have been “tested and verified internally by Amazon… but may have cosmetic blemishes”.

What do you think Jeff Bezos does on his luxury yacht? He refurbishes Amazon devices 😉

NEXT UP at the Best Buy dailies for Sunday they have two offerings:

+ refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless for $85

+ Insignia bluetooth turntable for $55
+ regular, not suitcase or other cutesy configuration

Tuesday: Sennheiser MoFree SE, refurb Airpods 2, Cystereo, JBL, Etc

Everybody loves Raymond Headphones in the Tuesday August 3 (2021) daily deals!

We start at the NewEGG dailies where they have the new condition Sennheiser Momentum FREE, Special Edition, a necklace-style bluetooth earphone going for $50 with free US shipping. Up to five per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg proper…

Next up at the Woot daily deals they have two offers:

+ Grade A refurbished Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case and 90-day Woot warranty for $100; up to two per customer; model MVN2AM/A

+ Cystereo truly wireless earphones (BT 5), two options, $20 or $25

A world of daily deals without JBL is not possible! Case in point, at the Best Buy daily deals they have the JBL “Under Armo(u)r” Project Rock truly-wireless going for $90…

And at Amazon Germany they have a JBL and more headphone sale, prices ranging from 24 to 185 euro…

Saturday: refurbished w/1-yr warranty: Sony 1000XM3 for $200, Bose QC35 II for $210

As of the time of writing there are 28 audio-related items in the Woot Random Audio sale good until Saturday 7/10/21 at 11:59pm central [or earlier if sold out; one has already sold out (KEF Q750 floor speaker for $550) as of the time of writing]. Among them:

+ 2-pack of Sony MDR-EX15-AP earphones (stubby shallow-insertion kind) for $10 total with a 90-day Sony warranty

+ factory refurbished BOSE QuiteComfort QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $210 with a 1-year BOSE warranty

+ factory refurbished Sony WH-1000X-M3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $200 with a 1-year Sony warranty

+ among the rest of the items there are bookshelf and floor speakers, monitors, portable bluetooth speakers, ceiling-cat speakers, and such

Monday: refurb Klipsch T5 truly wireless for $50

Once an Apple store and i-Fan darling, now Klipsch has fallen so low it may start picking up counter-insurgency audio fans 😉 Regardless, the factory reconditioned T5 truly-wireless is one of the Woot daily deals ending by Monday 5/10/21 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

It comes with a 90-day Klipsch warranty and up to three pairs per customer.

Sunday: refurb Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/BT Over-Ears w/1yr warranty for $200

One of the Sunday May 2 (Star Wars Day is coming!) in 2021 NewEgg daily deals is the factory reconditioned Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears going for $200 with a 1-year Sony warranty. Up to five per customer.

The new condition M4 goes for $277 at the moment in Sony-initiated sale at various authorized dealers such as Adorama (with FREE Morphie 20,800 mAh power bank and a microfiber cleaning cloth) or Amazon or B&H Photo

As to why one would get the M3 when the M4 is so close in price, there are always reasons, I’m sure you can find forums and blogs and videos discussing the two…

Sunday Part II: JBL 500BT, Jabra, Sony XB, Etc

February 2021 is saying goodbye with even more headphone deals of the day. These are good until 11:59pm of each retailer’s local time…

We start with a couple of offers at the NewEgg daily deals as follows:

+ Jabra Elite 25 neckband bluetooth earphones for $25

+ refurbished Sony “Extra Bass” XB-650-BT (bluetooth closed-back) for $45

Then we head on over to the Woot website where we find the reconditioned JBL LIVE 500BT bluetooth closed over-ears for $40 with a 1-year JBL warranty…

Last but not least we head on over to the Best Buy dailies where we find the new condition Plantronics BackBeat Fit 350 necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $40…

Saturday: JLab, Sony, Sandisk, Jabra, Etc

Sony leads the budget headphone action at the Saturday February 27 (2021) daily deals at the NewEgg website [CORRECTED; this offer was at NewEgg, not BestBuy!] with their C400 neckband bluetooth earphones going for $23 with free US shipping…

Also there they have yet another refurbished Jabra truly-wireless, this time it is the Elite Active 75t going for $130 and you also get a $10 promotional gift card…

And if you want to feed your DAPs and PADs and such, there’s a 512GB Sandisk microSDXC card going for $60 with free US shipping after entering the limited time promotion shown over there…

Truly wireless is also the name of the game at the Best Buy dailies for Saturday with the JLab Air Icon truly-wireless going for $28… The day also has Aluratek headsets and a video conferencing AVerMedia kit….

Friday: Sennheiser HD 2.30 On-Ears for $25 w/FS [and more]

Sennheiser is back at the Newegg daily deals for Friday 2/26/21 at 11:59pm pacific time with the new condition HD 2.30G closed-back on-ears going for $25 with free US shipping…

Also there they have the refurbished Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless going for $39 with free US shipping…

Also coming back to the Newegg daily deals but with a slightly lower price is the refurbished Sony CH-700N ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears. It is currently on-offer for $44 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “VIP Outlet”… We have a text and pictures unboxing of this right here…

UPDATE: good until Saturday at 8am eastern time (or earlier if sold out) with the new condition closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-200X is on sale for $30 with free US shipping as the current Musician’s Friend daily deal

Wedn: refurbished Audio Technica ATH-WS660 bluetooth over-ears for $60

Three times a headphone lady are the Newegg daily deals good until Wednesday 2/17/21 at 11:59pm pacific time as follows:

+ refurbished Audio-Technica ATH-WS660-BT-GBL-RB bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $60
+ sold and shipped by DealParade thru the NewEgg website

+ Jabra Move bluetooth closed-back on-ears for $27
+ sold and shipped by the Jabra Online store upon NewEgg’s

+ Anker Soundcore Spirit X (2019) necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $20 after promo code 93XQH95
+ sold and shipped by the Anker store upon NewEgg’s

Then at the Best Buy daily deals they have the Geek Squad refurbishe Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly-wireless for $50…

And at the B&H Photo deals of the day they have the AUsounds AU Stream truly wireless for $40, or you can get a 2-pack of them for $75…

Friday: refurbished Audio Technica ATH-SR30 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $40 w/FS

Another headphone has shown up in the Friday 2/12/21 NewEgg daily deals it is the refurbished closed-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-SR30-BT-BK-RB, a bluetooth headphone in the black color scheme, going for $40 with free US shipping, up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by marketplace seller “Deal Parade”, not by NewEgg…

Meanwhile the teasers for the Saturday daily deals include the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO open-back over-ear wired Tesla headphones. The sale price will be revealed on Saturday in the pacific time zone…

Friday: Klipsch audio sale includes refurb R6i IIR in-ears for $17

One of the Friday 2/12/21 daily deals at Woot, good until 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) is a Klipsch and Jamo sale featuring 14 audio products. Many (but not all of them) are factory reconditioned with a 90-day Klipsch warranty. Check each individual listing for details…

One of them is an earphone, the refurbished R6i II R in-ears going for $16, in the black color scheme, with up to three per customer.

The rest of the audio products are speakers of different kind, in-wall speakers, ceiling cat speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, some wireless, and on and on…

UPDATE and PSA: on February 24 of this year (2021 for those reading in the past or the future), Google will delete all your Google Play Music data. You can download and/or transfer them before then. More details here

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

Monday: refurbished Airpods PRO TW for $200

Apple created some current (and more future) confusion with their naming of their over-ear headphones also as Airpods. Just appending the “Max” at the end of the name is not enough for quick consumer disambiguation. Regardless…

… the headliner of the Monday February 1st, 2021 daily deals at the Best Buy website is the geek-stink-breath (TM Green Day) aka Geek Squad refurbished Airpods PRO truly-wireless going for $200 in the white color scheme with a 90-day warranty…

Wedn: refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds Live TW for $80

The brand new $200 Galaxy Buds PRO are the peak of Galaxy anti-Airpods hype train, but if you want to pay less and get a previous generation model, for Wednesday 1/20/21, one of the Best Buy daily deals is the Geek-Squad refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds Live for $80 with a 90-day warranty…

Meanwhile at Woot there’s a many and more accessories sale of the electronics and technology kind that includes cables, chargers, audio-ish gear and such. Nothing big or name-brand audio-wise but more on the trinkety side of things 🙂

Friday: Beyerdynamix Xelento BT IEMs, refurb Sony CH-700N

Not one but TWO name-brand headphones are part of the Friday NewEgg daily deals good until 11:59pm pacific on 1/15/21 or earlier if sold out:

+ new condition Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth Tesla in-ears for $575

+ refurbished Sony CH-700N ANC/Bluetooth over-ears for $49
+ sold and shipped by marketplace seller VIP Outlet
+ this is the previous generation model
+ we have a text and pictures unboxing of it right here (PORG not included)…

Wedn: refurb B&W PX7 ANC/bluetooth Over-Ears for $249

Good until Wednesday 1/12/21 at 11:59pm eastern time [or before that if it happens to sell-out] you can get the refurbished (with a 2-year warranty) B&W PX7 ANC/bluetooth Over-Ears for $249 after a $50 off coupon that activates automagically in the shopping cart. This is one of the deals of the day at B&H Photo. This is only available as refurbished in the “Space Gray” color scheme.

Saturday: refurb Audio Technicas including ATH-AD500X for $60

Six refurbished Audio Technica headphones are on sale at Woot as part of their daily deals until Saturday 1/9/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) and surprise-surprise, there’s an open-back option!

+ open-back ATH-AD500X over-ears for $60

+ five closed-back over/on-ears Audio Technicas, some bluetooth

+ the Audio Technicas come with a 90-day Woot warranty, up to three per option per customer

+ it starts with an A, but it’s not Audio Technica, it just got jammed into the sale as well, new condition AmazonBasics Ultra Light truly-wireless for $17

Meanwhile at the NewEgg daily deals they have the new condition Meidong bluetooth neckband earphones going for $11 with free US shipping. This is bluetooth 5.0 which is becoming pretty much must-have for some kind of future-proofing…