Thur: Bower & Wilkins PX-7 ANC Over-Ears for $325

Best Buy strikes again with their June 11 (2020) deals of the day as they have the new condition Bowers and Wilkins PX-7 ANC closed-back over-ear headphones on sale for $325 and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds (truly wireless) for $60… And if you need to store or transport your music or feed your DAPs and PADs, they have a Sandisk and WD sale with hard drives, flash drives, microSD and full-size SD cards and more!

NewEgg continues to put headphone-eggs in their daily deals basket, this time around they have the white Pioneer SE-MJ-722-TW closed-back on-ears going for #21.50 with free US shipping…

On the other side of the Atlantic ocean, Amazon Germany offers the new condition Arbily truly wireless for 32 euro…

Wedn: JAM, PowerBeats PRO, Pioneer, Etc

Headphones are all the rage these days in the daily deals of various prominent internet retailers! We start with Best Buy where they have two offers:

+ Geek Stink Breath [TM: Green Day] certified refurbished PowerBeats PRO truly-wireless (with earhooks for exercise and such) for $140

+ JAM Live Fast necklace style bluetooth earphones with earhooks for $13
+ by “necklace style” I mean they have a regular soft cable;
+ as opposed to “neckband style”, whose cable is partially hardened/stiff to sit behind the neck

NewEGG.com too has a bluetooth earphone, it’s the Pioneer SE-CL-5-BT-W (white color scheme) for $15… And if you are building a budget PC, NewEGG has the AMD Ryzen 3-3200G 4-core processor for $88…

Tuesday: Samsung Galaxy Buds, refurb Jabra Elite 65t, Etc

Truly wireless is the name of the game for now, until Apple releases the over-ear “Air Pods” and all of sudden the unwashed mashes will “discover” over-ear headphones. Hopefully a percentage of those will actually explore more audiophile over-ear headphones 🙂

At Best Buy, 6/2/20 is Samsung day with all kinds of Samsung products, including their Galaxy Buds truly-wireless going for $100.

At NewEGG there are a couple of options, starting at 3am ET as usual:

+ Pioneer SEC-7B-TB neckband bluetooth earphones for $23

+ refurbished Jabra Elite Active 65t sporty truly-wireless for $50

Tuesday: Beats Product RED, refurb Klipsch, etc

For Tuesday 5/26/20, headphones are the theme at two of the retailers offering “deals du jour”.

We start at Newegg where they offer the refurbished Klipsch neckband bluetooth earphones for $40 with free shipping and the refurbished Anker Soundcore Liberty Air truly wireless for $39 after promo code 93XPK28 entered in their shopping cart…

And at Best Buy it’s a {PRODUCT RED) offer, the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ears that go by the name of Beats Solo 3 offered for $180…

With Apple about to launch their “AirPod Over-Ears”, things are going to heat up once again for the most hated “mainstream” headphone brand at the audiophile message boards. It’s now BOSE vs BEATS vs Apple!

Memorial Day: refurb Jabra 65t and AirPods, Etc

While the i-Hype is i-Building for the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones, the little Airpods are the headliner Best Buy daily deal for 5/25/20. It’s the Geek Squared certified-refurbished AirPods with wireless case going for $140. This Geek-refurbished version averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 249 customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg.com dailies they have two offerings:

+ Anker Soundcore Liberty NEO (2019 Upgraded edition) truly-wireless for $33

+ refurbished Jabra Elite 65t Titanium truly-wireless for $100

+ Klipsch Energy Power12 SUB for $119

Saturday: Audio Technica ANC & BT Over-Ears, refurb Klipsch S4 In-Ears for $23

Headphones rule the day in the Saturday May 16 in 2020 among the major retailers deals du jour…

We start at Woot where they have an Audio Technica sale with the following three models with a 1-year Audio-Technica warranty regardless of condition:

+ new condition ATH-SR6-BT-BK bluetooth over-ears for $70

+ refurbished ATH-ANC70-RB ANC QuietPoint over-ears for $40
+ they take AAA batteries (single use or rechargeable, a plus if you are a fan of them

+ refurbished ATH-ANC7-BSV-RB ANC Quietpoint over-ears for $50
+ these too take AAA batteries

A blast from the past at the Newegg deals du jour, it’s the refurbished Klipsch S4 in-ears going for $23 with free US shipping, up to three pairs per customer, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual… We have a text-and-pictures unboxing here, one of their variants, the Klipsch S4A II in-ears. I don’t know what their differences are…

Rounding out the action at the Best Buy dailies is the new condition Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless going for $110…

Thur: refurb Samsung Galaxy Buds TW for $60

The headphone daily deals continue, for Thursday 5/14/20, the headliner of the Best Buy deals du jour is the Geek-Stink-Breath certified refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds truly-wireless going for $60…

Sat: refurb iPod Touch (5-7 Gens), Sony SP-700N TW, Etc

If you are looking to get an iPod Touch of the refurbished kind, you are in luck, they are a Woot deal of the day with prices ranging from $80 (5th generation) to $95-$100 (6th generation) to $165 (7th generation). They come with a 90-day Woot warranty and are good until 5/9/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out)…

If you want truly wireless of the name-brand kind, the new condition Sony WF-SP700N [interesting how Sony is mirroring the product naming between their over-ears and truly/earphones) going for $100 as one of the Best Buy deals du jour…

Speaking of music, good until 5/9/20 at 11:50am eastern time, you can watch (stream for FREE) the 15-hour class Introduction to Logic PRO X with Travis KasperBauer. This is Apple’s $200 audio software with a 90-day free trial

Wedn: Thorens TD-201 w/BI-Preamp, refurb Samsung Galaxy Buds, MEE BTR, KLIM, Apple Lighting to 3.5mm, Etc

April Fool’s Day in 2020 greets us with a few audio-related daily deals at various retailers as follows:

We start with the biggest item, it is the new condition Thorens TD 201 Manual Two-Speed Turntable with Built-In Switchable Phono Preamp offered for $300 with free US shipping in two color schemes at B&H Photo

At the Best Buy website they have plenty:

  • refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds truly wireless for $60 (Geek Stink Breath Certified)
  • MEE Audio BTR bluetooth audio receiver for $25
  • Insignia bluetooth speaker for $25
  • and for music, 64GB PNY USB 2.0 flash drive for $9

At and Woot, they have a Tech Favorites sale with 17 items, a number of which are audio-related:

  • KLIM Fusion in-ears w/mic-remote for $13
  • ISOTunes exercise bluetooth earphones for $56
  • Guning truly wireless for $25
  • Monster bluetooth speaker for $25
  • Apple Lighting to 3.5mm headphone adapter for $6 with 90-day Woot warranty

All of the above are only good for April 1st in 2020, and in the time zone of each particular retailer ~ or earlier if any of the individual products sells out…

Woot Audio sale includes refurbished Jaybird bluetooth earphones (F2: $20, X2: $25)

Woot Plus is running an Audio sale until the end of March 2020, and among them they have two refurbished Jaybird bluetooth earphones. The Freedom 2 goes for $20, while the Jaybird X2 (with the earfins) goes for $25. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten of each per customer at the sale price…

The sale also includes various Beats and Cowin headphones, the Zoom H4n PRO recorder for $176, and other assorted audio items…

GeekSquad certified refurbished Apple/Beats headphones (33 options)

Best Buy is having a sale on Geek Squad certified refurbished Apple and Beats headphones including in-ears, truly wireless and over and on ears. A total of 33 options are available.

When you expand the Specifications area on an individual eligible product, you will see that they come with a 90-day warranty, which factors in the price BUT as usual, be sure to price-check any items whose price-ranges you are not familiar with…

Thur: refurbished Audio Technica QuietPoint for $50 to $70

Good until 11:59pm central time on 1/2/20 [Happy New Year], Woot is having a sale on a couple of refurbished Audio Technica headphones with a 1-year Audio Technica warranty as follows:

+ ATH-ANC70 for $50

+ ATH-ANC7BSV-RB for $70

These are QuietPoint active noise cancelling headphones…

UPDATE: also a daily deal for Jan 2nd in 2020 are four color schemes of the new condition PowerBeats Pro truly-wireless earphones going for $200 per pair and you can buy as many as you like from Amazon actual. AppleCare+ for two years is offered optionally for +$29 per pair…

Refurbished Schiit Magni 3 head-amp for $95

If you are interested in the Schiit Audio headphone amps and want to pay less than full price, Schiit Audio’s Amazon store is offering it in certified renewed condition for $95 with free shipping. The order is fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get it for free. Products that are part of this “Amazon Renewed” program get a minimum of a 90-day warranty…

Monoprice Refurbished and Open-Box sale

Monoprice is running a refurbished & open-box sale with a variety of products on their website including headphones. The link above points to the headphone-related products. If other product categories interest you, you can use the options on the left side of the page over there.

Of headphone interest, a number of the over-ear headphones are available (planar and dynamic) starting at $99. Also part of the sale are their planar earphones (M300) going for $79, the giant Monolith tube head-amp for $299, the Monolith Cavalli Liquid Spark head-amp for $80, etc.

AS usual with Monoprice, price-check both the new condition and the refurb/open-box products as the sale prices may not be in-sync (eg you may be better off getting the new condition).

These inspected and tested refurbs and open-box products get a 90-day warranty along with 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so you are not left twisting in the wind in case of a lemon or a non-agreeable product.

Fiio Q1 Mark II: Renewed for $80, Used for $85

The new condition Fiio Q1 Mark II DSD DAC/amp seems to be parked at the $100 price point, but if you want to save some and take on some risk, you can get it for $80 in “renewed” condition [another euphemism for refurbished] from a marketplace seller through Amazon. This is part of Amazon’s “Renewed” program which includes a 90-day “Amazon Renewed” warranty. In this case this is sold and shipped by the marketplace seller (i-Tech Mall) who averages 97% based on 1690 ratings in the last 12 months.

But if you prefer things shipped by Amazon, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition [minor cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging] for $85~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual

eBay headphone sale: refurb Bose QC35 I w/warranty for $199 [and more]

EBay is running its own Labor Day sales and of headphone interest, they have 41 products under the headphones and accessories category including:

+ factory renewed BOSE QC 35 first generation closed-back over-ear ANC & bluetooth for $199 with free shipping from the official Bose eBay store with a 1-year BOSE warranty and original packaging; available in black only; limit up to five per buyer; over 5600 units sold so far;

+ factory renewed BOSE QC30 neckband bluetooth earphones for $140 (likewise as above)

+ Jabra Elite 65e for $40, Active for $100

+ Bluedio Hi truly wireless for $15 [over 6100 units sold]

+ Sony WH-1000X Mark III for $275 from RedTag Camera; almost certain this is an international/import as there is no mention of Sony warranty on the listing; it would have been nice if sellers were honest to mention this prominently on the listing so the consumer can make an informed decision

+ iPod Nano 7s, iPod Touch 4th gen for $30 to $75, Skullcandy Crusher 360s, Bluedios, etc

NOTE: Many years ago I purchased an original new condition iPod Touch 4 and over time upgraded it to the latest allowable iOS version. Fast forward to the latest (and last) iOS upgrade, it became a total slugfest with crashings and such. Half of the music apps could not be installed because it had an old iOS version [thankfully I had some already installed]. And its battery performance was a total disaster. So keep that in mind…

Starts Wedn 10:25am ET: refurb Beats Solo 2

According to the Amazon Gold Box teasers, starting at 10:25am eastern on Wednesday 8/28/19 there’s going to be a lightning deal on the renew (refurbished) Beats Solo 2 on-ears. This is available in three different colors. I don’t know which color(s) will be on sale. Their prices before the sale range from $89 to $109. I do not know what the sale price will be ~ it will be revealed for all to see when the offers go live…

Shortly after that, starting at 11:10am, there’s gonna be a lightning deal on the new condition Symphonized NRG 3.0 in-ears with the price before the sale being $22 for five of the six color schemes. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on over 2700 customer reviews. I don’t have this particular model but we have a text-and-pictures unboxing of the NRG 2.0 model

And if you are a fan of truly wireless, all kinds of them are running throughout the day. You can see them all at the Headphone Lightning Deals

Tuesday: refurb Logitech G933 Artemis for $60

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if it manages to sell out ahead of time) you can get the factory reconditioned Logitech G933 Artemis gaming headset for $60 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping for non-members. Limit up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 90-day Logitech warranty…

Wednesday PAD: refurbished LG V20 for $100

PADs, PADs, PADs on a budget! Good until Wednesday 7/3/18 at 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out), Woot Electronics is offering the refurbished LG V20 Android smartphone for $100 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat calendar-day shipping for non-members. Limit up to three per customer.

This is a 4GB RAM with 64GB on-board model with microSD slot as well, and of course the famous V-series DAC/amp technology. It is the Verizon model with its GSM unlocked so you can also use it as a smartphone on Verizon or your favorite GSM provider (check bands if there are issues in your area).

It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. NOTE that this is a “scratch and dent” refurbished, so if you are a perfectionist, you may want to avoid it 🙂

MEANWHILE if you scoot on over to “Computers”, there, their daily deal is a 3-pack of Samsung 64GB microSD cards for $30 total…

Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT Over-Ears: $86 Used, $95 Renewed

If you want a bluetooth and ANC over-ears combo but don’t want to pay the big bucks to get the $300+ competitors from Bose and Sony and such, and you are of the Sony persuasion, the more affordable WH-CH700N model is currently available for under $100 in two different not-new-condition options:

+ $95 in Renewed condition (another name for refurbished) sold and shipped by seller “Chubbiestech” but Prime members get upgraded to faster Prime-like free shipping. It comes with a 90-day “Amazon Renewed” warranty (it is part of the Amazon “Renewed” program)

+ $86~ in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ the prices may fluctuate dynamically, so YMMV by the time you read this

And as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of said model at our parallel content blog. The PORG you see in the pictures is a “blog pet” ~ it is not included with the headphone 🙂

Saturday PADs: refurb LG V20 for $100

You don’t have to spend the big bucks if you want to get a solid Android phone with good audio/phile innards and with a big screen to boot when you are watching music videos or concerts or when you want to use elaborate equalization curves.

All that brings us to the refurbished scratch and dent LG V20 (unlocked) offered for $100 with free shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat shipping for non-members] and with a 90-day Woot warranty. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price.

As a refresher, this has the Quad DAC, a headphone jack, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board and microSD storage, removable battery, USB-C, 5.7-inch screen, Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530, etc. This came out in the Fall of 2016.

Speaking of daily deals, the Best Buy website offers the new condition MEE Matrix Cinema Wireless Over Ears for $90 with free US shipping or free store pick up if possible.

The above offers end on Saturday 6/8/19 at 11:59pm central time ~ or earlier if they sell out…

Thur: refurb Beats Powerbeats 3 for $68

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm central you can get the factory reconditioned Beats Powerbeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $68 with free shipping for Prime members and a 90-day Woot warranty at the Woot website…. Five different color schemes are available as part of the sale. You can buy up to ten pairs at the sale price.

Sun: refurb Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140 TW for $90

Another headphone-related Sunday daily deal, in addition to the previously mentioned Pioneer DAP. Good until Sunday 11:59pm, A4C is offering the certified refurbished Samsung Gear IconX (model SM-R140) truly wireless earphones for $140 with free shipping…

Sat: refurbished V-Moda Crossfade Wireless for $99

There is one headphone deal in the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box and it is the certified refurbished V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-ears going for $99 with free shipping. These are sold by the V-Moda Direct Amazon store and are fulfilled by Amazon as it is often the case with “manufacturer Amazon stores”.

In new condition, the black and red go for $150 each, while the other two colors go for $180 each.

Refurb Jabra Elite 45t bluetooth earphones for $25; 65t Truly Wireless for $90

Truly wireless is obviously a matter of convenience, not audiophile beauty, that’s why you keep seeing these made and offered. And one of them is at the eBay Deals, it is the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless earbuds for $90 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty. These are sold by the Jabra eBay store, and the warranty is from Jabra. Limit five per customer at the sale price.

Also from the Jabra eBay store with the same warranty as above, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Elite 45t bluetooth earphones (necklace kind) for $25 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty.

Refurbished Bose QC20 ANC In-Ears for $150

Things are heating up on eBay where the official BOSE eBay store is offering the factory renewed Bose Quiet Comfort QC20 ANC in-ears for $150 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from bOSE and in retail packaging. They are available in iOS or Android button configurations and have a limit of up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Refurb Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ears for $90

The official BOSE eBay store is offering the factory renewed Bose SoundLink bluetooth on-ears for $90 with free shipping with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with the same warranty as the new condition models.

Speaking of which, they are also offering the likewise factory renewed SoundSport FREE truly-wireless earphones for $130 with free shipping. Two color options are available and the same limit of up to five per eBay user…

Refurb B&O Play H4 Over-Ear Bluetooths + $15 GC for $119

For a limited time, NewEgg marketplace seller “Extended Play” is offering the refurbished B&O Play H4 headphones for $119 with free shipping and they also include a $15 promotional gift card with purchase. This is sold and shipped by the marketplace seller, not NewEgg… The headphones are closed-back over-ear bluetooths… Limit three pairs per customer at the promotional price… It is not clear whether there is any warranty included, so assume there isn’t to be on the safe side…

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.

Refurb Bose SoundSport Truly Wireless for $130

The official BOSE eBay store is offering factory renewed with a 1-year warranty Bose SoundSport Truly Wireless earphones for $130 with free shipping. Two color options are available with a maximum of five units per eBay user at the sale price.

Refurbished Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ears for $79

This is not Sennheiser Day, it’s just that price-checking and deal-hunting can sometimes surface multiple offers from one manufacturer as one price-check can lead to another [and things of that nature]…

This is a bit of a higher risk sale because it is sold by a clearing house type of a marketplace seller, but the order is “fulfilled by Amazon”, so you get to deal with Amazon’s customer service, billing system and shipping system, so you are inoculated against some of the common issues with marketplace sellers.

With that as a long intro, the closed-back on-ear Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones are offered in certified refurbished condition for $79 with free shipping in your choice of brown or black color schemes…

These are with the Apple in-cable buttons but you can use them with any devices. It’s just that not all remote control functions will work as expected with non-Apple products (eg volume or skips). Typically play and pause work on most devices but I haven’t tested this particular model…

EU: BIG Sennheiser B-Stock sale includes HD 660S for 309, HD 650 for 245, HD 600 for 209, etc

The official Sennheiser German online store is having a BIG B-Stock sale that includes among many others:

+ open-back HD 660 S for 309 euro
+ open-back HD 650 for 245 euro
+ open-back HD 600 for 209

+ open HD 559 for 54
+ closed HD 569 for 84
+ open HD 579 for 109
+ open HD 599 for 109

+ HDVD 800 for 1349 euro

+ closed ANC PXC 550 Wireless for 209 euro
+ closed on-ear Momentum Wireless for 115

+ various RS series (non-bluetooth wireless), Gaming headphones, consumer-tied HD-series, earphones, etc

These come with a 2-year Sennheiser warranty, VAT included for all European Union countries, and free shipping and 30-day returns in Germany [I don’t know what the policy is outside Germany]. Per the page there, these are also 100% tested…

If you live outside the EU, taxes/customs and shipping depend on your location. Check with your local audiophiles who may have previously made online purchases to tell you what to expect…

Refurb Samsung AKG S9/S8 In-Ears for $8 w/FS

One of the latest (and recurring) deals at clearance specialist A4C (All 4 Cellular) is the seller-refurbished dual-name SAmsung AKG S9*/S8* in-ears offered for $8 with free US shipping. Everything at A4C comes with free shipping even the sub-$5 items they carry. But obviously it’s not Prime-like speed, especially if you are not on the East Coast.

These are wired in-ears. Samsung now owns AKG but this relationship began before Samsung purchased AKG’s parent company “Harman Kardon”. A4C offers a 90-day warranty for their seller-refurbished items….

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.

Refurb Bower & Wilkins P3 and P5 added to Woot Plus

A refill of the longer-running Woot headphone sales has added two Bowers & Wilkins stylish on-ear refurbished headphones as follows:

+ refurb P3 closed wired on-ears for $77 in blue
+ refurb P5 bluetooth for $150 in black
+ they come with a 90-day Woot warranty

Speaking of short term deals, the Amazon Gold Box for Friday 6/8/18 includes a couple of Hua Wind starter bundles for ukulele ($25) and acoustic guitar ($73). Also part of the Friday daily deals is the Howard Leight earmuff bundle for $40.

Speaking of A/V related matters, good until Friday at 11:59pm ET, you can get the brand new Amazon Fire TV Cube for $90 IF you are a Prime member. Up to three units per Prime member at the sale price. This is a pre-release sale. It appears Amazon is trying every single possible geometric shape with their devices 🙂