Thursday: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over-Ears for $359 AC

Beyerdynamic returns at the Newegg daily deals, good until Thursday 3/11/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, you can get the new condition wired open-back over-ear Beyerdynamic Amiron Home for $359 with free US shipping after using promo code 93XQM59. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Also part of the dailies is the Corsair VOID RGB ELITE Wireless USB Type-A gaming headset that gets further discounted using the limited time promo code 93XQN53…

Meanwhile among the Thursday daily deals at the Woot website you can get the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds Live truly-wireless for $105 with free shipping for Prime members only… Even though they are new condition, they get a 90-day Woot warranty per the listing…

Speaking of the Samsung truly-wireless, the The Headphones Show YouTube channel just posted a video comparing the latest model (“Galaxy Buds PRO”) vs the above (“Live”)… The video is YouTube-embedded below…

Wedn: Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO drop to $170

We have the first discount of the new Galaxy Hype, the new condition Galaxy Buds PRO, in three color options, are on sale for $170 at the Woot website, one of their daily deals until Wednesday 2/10/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out)…

In other daily deal action, at the Best Buy dailies they have:

+ Skullcandy Method bluetooth necklace-style earphones for $30

+ feed the DAPs: 256GB SanDisk ExTreMe PlUs micro-SDXC for $58

+ wireless mini projector for $100

Sunday: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live TW for $110

Good until Sunday 1/24/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out), Woot is offering as one of their deals of the day the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds Live truly-wireless earphones for $110. Three “mystic” color options are available but one per customer at the sale price. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Shipping is free for Prime members (must needs connect your Prime-Woot accounts, a one-time activity). Otherwise you pay the standard flat calendar-day shipping fee (I think it’s $6 nowadays)…

Now shipping: Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO for $200

Speaking of Galaxy Buds, their brand new “hype train du truly-wireless” “Buds PRO” are, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship for their starting price of $200 at Amazon by Amazon actual in the Phantom Silver and in the Phantom Black color schemes…

If you prefer the Phantom Violet, that one is expected to be in-stock February 5. Keep in mind though Amazon’s estimates, especially for low-supply / high-demand items are rather volatile and change as the minutes and the hours go by…

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 🙂

Pre-order the all new Samsung Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless ($200 new, $150 with trade-in)

Samsung has now revealed their new Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship smartphones for which they are having pre-order store credit bonuses along with more generous than usual smartphone trade-in promotions (up to $700 credit on select Galaxy, iPhone and Pixel models)…

OF headphone interest, they revealed the new Galaxy Buds PRO truly-wireless which have been building some pre-release hype (mayhaps as a counter-weight to Apple/Beats hype?). Not only that, but they were the Opening Act of the presentation, they were the first product revealed and Samsung spent considerable time on them!

The video embed below starts playback right at the Buds PRO segment:

Samsung made some bold statements about these (as it is often the case with hype-presentations). These are the notes I took while watching it live:

  • using real-world-speaker-inspired 2-way speakers
  • system-in-package breakthrough in the assembly to fit them in
  • 2mm vent for airflow and circulation
  • mesh and inner chamber thing for dealing with wind noise
  • ANC using inner and outer mics
  • intelligent ambient aware mode
  • 360 audio motion and head tracking
  • audio by AKG
  • auto-switch between phone and tablet and such
  • IPX7
  • stay-on while running
  • beam forming mic technology
  • work with Galaxy Buds Live accessories

All this hype can be yours in three colorful color scheme options for $200 at B&H Photo and Amazon actual and such…

OR if you buy it from the Samsung.com store, where you can optionally get it for $150 with an eligible trade-in. This should not be confused with the “up to $700 smartphone trade-in promotion”. The $50 trade-in credit is separate and for the Buds. Not sure exactly how it works: the trade-in info is buried in the fineprint. It is mentioned on the left of the blue “BUY NOW” button at the top right corner of the page over there.

YMMV: Samsung Galaxy Buds TW for $49

This is YMMV because sometimes I see them as orderable and sometimes as unorderable. This can happen with some combination of Amazon servers de-syncing and high-demand items, or something like that. Anyway, as of the time of writing I’m seeing the black color scheme of the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds truly-wireless on sale for $49 with free US shipping and one per customer. The other colors are either not on sale or unorderable.

Given that, consider this as a very YMMV deal. This deal has helped propel it to the #3 spot in the Best Selling Earphones at Amazon

NOTE that the “Buds” are an older model, the first generation in this line released in February 2019 per Wikipedia

So this $49 on-and-off sale should not be confused with the brand new just-released $200 Galaxy Buds PRO

PS: a couple of the previous Galaxy Buds models are also on sale, the Buds+ for $110 and the Buds Live for $140, eg at B&H Photo

Sunday: Samsung BTS truly-wireless for $90 [also: Braven Flye offers at Meh]

If you are a fan of Meh, which tries to keep alive the original pre-Amazon spirit of Woot, their Sunday 1/3/21 daily deal at the Meh website are Braven Fry bluetooth earphones. And you have two options:

+ one pair of Braven Frye truly-wireless for $19

+ two pairs of Frye bluetooth necklace-style earphones for $19

Shipping is extra BUT if you are signed up to their for-pay membership plan, you get free shipping…

UPDATE: under “Electronics” at the Woot daily deals they have the new condition Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (Wireless Charging Case included) in the BTS Special Edition (oh my *faint Beatle-mania style*) for $90, one per customer, with a 1-year Samsung warranty…

Sunday: Sennheiser Momentum TW, Samsung / Harman, Etc

Audio is a theme at the Sunday 10/25/20 Woot daily deals with the following offerings:

+ under “Electronics”, it’s the new condition Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $170

+ under the main Woot there is a big Home Theater & Audio sale that includes a Samsung 7.1 HT, Klipsch Soundbar with wireless sub-woof-woof, Vizio 5.1 speakers, Onkyo home audio system with *gasp* audio CD, and various Samsung Harman Kardon branded options with Dolby Atmos

+ last but not least, it’s Sennheiser-time, the new condition Momentum Truly Wireless going for $100

Sunday: Jaybird Tarah for $30, 1-Year Prepaid TIDAL for $65 [not the high-res], Etc

Sunday is here and the Best Buy dailies have two audio-interest products. First up, the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones [necklace style] going for $30 [averages 4/5 on 600+ customer ratings as of the time of writing]…

Then for prepaid music listeners, you can get a 1-year prepaid TIDAL Premium music subscription for $65 for the first year [cannot append to an existing live subscription]. This comes out to a very nice $5.5~ per month. Note that this is the standard resolution service, similar to Spotify, Apple Muzak, etc. Their Hi-Res service costs more and it is not included in this offer…

Elsewhere, at the NewEgg Daily Shockers you can get the new condition bluetooth (with a battery block type thing) Pioneer SE-CL5=BT earphones for $15…

Samsung couldn’t just stand having simple names for their truly-wireless, so they have now “Galaxified” them. One of the Amazon deals of the day is the new condition Galaxy Buds+ Plus truly-wireless going for $140 with free US shipping. These come with a Fast Charge wireless chargepad with a cooling fan. One per customer at the sale price. As of the time of writing, they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 170+ customer ratings…

UPDATE: not daily deals, but I didn’t want to create a separate post for them, Woot is running another Staff Picks sale, running until 7/29/20 [or earlier if sold out ~ and they do sellout] and it includes two headphones:

+ JBL Live 400 bluetooth on-ears for $45
+ Sony MDR-NC7 ANC on-ears for $45
+ SOL REPUBLIC Jax 1-button wired earphones for $13
+ eMedia FD05107 Piano Keyboard Starter Pack For Dummies for $80

PRO TIP: you can use a music keyboard as part of your headphone testing. I have been doing this ever since I got my previous music keyboard. Now that I upgraded from Casio to a higher Yamaha model, even more so 🙂

Monday TW: Skullcandy Sesh for $30, Indy EVO for $70

Monday is a Skullcandy truly-wireless day at Amazon USA, where competition is bringing down the prices even of name-brand TW earphones. Two of which are on sale for a limited time by Amazon actual, the new condition Skullcandy Sesh going for $30 in three color options, and you can buy as many as you want…

The other is the Indy Evo with “Airpod-y” pod-legs going for $70 per pair. As of the time of writing, two of the five colors can be ordered. The other three are out of stock and un-orderable…

Then we move to the Best Buy dailies where they have their house-brand Insignia ANC/bluetooth over-ears on sale for $45, and the Samsung 5.1.2-Channel 450W Soundbar with 8″ Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos (with Alexa) as the headliner of the day’s show on sale for $850…

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…

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

Thursday: Samsung U-Flex, MEE BTR, Venax 8e In-Ears, Etc

One of the Woot deals du jour for 5/21/20 is the new condition Samsung U-Flex Wireless neckband-style earphones going for $40 with up to three pairs per customer. They are available in two color-schemes and come with a 1-year Samsung warranty…

Among the Best Buy deals du jour you can get:
+ MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth audio receiver for $23
+ Insignia wired earpod-style earphones for $10

Meanwhile among the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a sale on Venax brand headphones including the M6 in-ears (which include a waterproof little bag) for 8.22 euro. They also have 27~ bluetooth on/over-ears…

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…

Friday: Sennheiser Momentum Truly Wireless for $180, Samsung Galaxy S10e PAD, Etc

Lots of audio options are available in the April 17 in 2020 deals of the day at the Best Buy website. They are:

+ Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $180

+ Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 PRO truly wireless for $130

+ MEE Audio BTR bluetooth audio receiver for $25

+ on the smartphones with a headphone jack front, there are various offers on the new condition Samsung Galaxy S10e, with the lower prices on the carrier-versions. Some of them also get a $50 Best Buy e-gift-card. Per the listing this includes in the phone’s box “AKG tuned” earphones.

+ the $60 ION bluetooth speaker type thing is sold out

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…

Tuesday (Phones as DAPs): Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $649

Betrayed by Samsung, headphone jack fans can say goodbye to the Note 10, and can mayhaps hold on to the Galaxy Note 9 which is the most recent (and previous generation model) that has a 3.5mm headphone jack. And as fate would have it, the factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is on sale for $650 in the 128GB edition or $840 in the 512GB edition (FLAC fans unite and takeover) as one of the Amazon Deals of the day for Tuesday December 3 in 2019.

Up to three devices per customer at the sale price (ends 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out). Three is also the number of colors the phone is available in. Unlike the Note 10, there was just one Note 9. This is sold and shipped by Amazon actual, so no worries about the warranty…

Samsung Galaxy Buds (TW) for $100

Samsung continues to attack the earphone market with various options and one of them is their latest Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones, currently on sale as part of the Cyber Monday festivities for $100 at B&H Photo and also at amazon.com

Tuesday daily deals: B&O H9i, MEE Audio M6 II In-Ears, SoundMagic PL30+, 256GB Samsung microSD, Etc

We have some broader action with the Tuesday daily deals at various websites as follows:

+ at Best Buy, they offer the new condition B&O H9i ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $350 with free shipping or free store pickup (where possible) in the “Natural” color scheme

+ at NewEgg, they want to feed your DAPs and PADs, coupon code 92RDX3 gets you the 256GB Samsung EVO micro SDXC card for $38

+ at the Amazon Headphones Lightning deals, the following recognizable earphones are scheduled to go live during Tuesday:

+ starts 12:10pm ET: Symphonized Wraith 2.0 Wood Bluetooth Over-Ears (price before sale $73; there’s also a $5 off clip-on coupon on the listing)

+ starts 8:55pm ET: MEE Audio M6 PRO 2nd Generation (price before sale $39~)

+ starts 9:10pm ET: SoundMAGIC PL30+ Active Sport In-Ears (price before sale $24)

+ and of course throughout the day, it’s full of truly wireless and necklace (and some neckband) style earphones; oh, there’s also a cat-ears on-ear headphone (presumably for kids (of all ages?)? )

Feed your DAPs: 128GB Samsung microSDXC for $21

Time to feed the pets BUT also feed your DAPs and PADs and tablets and smartphones and such. The 128GB Samsung EVO Select micro-SDXC memory card is currently on sale for $21 by Amazon actual. If you want less storage, the 64GB option goes for $11, or if you want lots more, the 256GB option goes for $48…

Feed the EU DAPs: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSD for 23 euro

For audiophiles shopping in the EU, Amazon Germany has dropped the price of the new condition 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSD to 23 euro and you can buy up to five cards at the sale price. It is not a lightning deal, so you can buy as many as you like. It has many buzzword features (various element-proofs, SD adapter included, Class 10, U3, etc, etc, etc)…

There is some confusion as to the difference between these red/white cards and the green Select. The internet consensus appears to be that the green Select cards are simply exclusive rebrands for Amazon. This allows Amazon to set and adjust pricing without having to deal with the whole MAP song and dance.

As always, if you have older devices, make sure they are compatible with 128GB cards before you buy them. And by compatible I don’t just mean that it’s mentioned so in the manual, but you search in the forums to make sure actual people using them in actual devices have no problems or performance issues with them…

Feed your DAPs/PADs: 128GB Samsung microSD for $20

The time is right to feed your DAPs and smartphones and PADs and tablets and such! As of the time of writing, the 128GB SAmsung EVO Select microSDXC memory card is on sale for $20 per card, with up to five pairs per customer by Amazon actual. The other storage options are also available at good prices, but the 128GB wins on $/GB…

PS: “PADs” is a term we use here to describe “smartPhones used As Digital audio players”, thus PADs 🙂

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…

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….

Samsung Galaxy AKG S9/S9+ In-Ears for $13 w/FS [updated]

The new condition Samsung Galaxy tuned by AKG earphones that are bundled with the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and S8/S8+ smartphones are currently on sale for $13 with free shipping at All 4 Cellular (A4C). They went for $10 when they were a daily deal, so if you don’t need them right away, you can wait if/until they become a daily deal again…

[DEAD] Wedn: Samsung Level Active Bluetooth Earphones for $20 w/FS

These daily deals expired…

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Feed your DAPs: 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $20

Feed your DAPs and PADs (phones as DAPs)! The new condition 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC memory card (U3, elementproof, etc) is currently on sale for $20 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to five cards at the sale price per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is a solid line of microSD cards, going from 32GB to 256GB.

Feed your DAPs: 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $20

If you need a 64GB microSDXC card for your digital audio player (DAP) or PAD (Phone as a DAP), the 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC with 10 year warranty and four-proof protection (water, temperatures, other conditions) is on sale for $20 [was $19] by Amazon actual. No purchase quantity limits. It comes with a full size SD card adapter, so you can use it with devices that take full size SD cards (eg if you want to fill/refill it on your laptop or desktop).

Samsung U Flex Neckband BT Earphones for $40 w/FS

On the neckband front, for a limited time only, the blue color scheme of the new condition Samsung U Flex EO-BG950 bluetooth earphones is on sale for $40 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Samsung Level Active Bluetooth Exercise Earphones for $20 with free shipping

Tech Rabbit is offering the Samsung Level Active Bluetooth Exercise Earphones for $20 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty in your choice of purple, black or white, in “New Hassle-Free” condition. This means they are new condition but they don’t ship in retail packaging.

Samsung Level On BT/ANC On-Ears for $70

Samsung’s answer at the Beats Solo, their Level ON wireless (bluetooth) closed-back on-ears with ANC are on sale for $70 with free shipping by none other than the official Samsung eBAY store with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. Over 420 units have been sold so far from this listing per the eBAY page statistics over there.

Speaking of Beats, eBAY seller “BuySpry” (98.8%, Maryland) is offering the wired closed-back Beats EP On-Ears in New – Other condition for $65 with free shipping in either the black or white color schemes. Limit up to five per color per customer. This is an opened retail packaging that is inspected. The packaging may have blemishes per the listing over there.

Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) for $150 [updated]

On the truly wireless front, the all new Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) [they are so new they time-traveled from the future in 2018!] are on sale for $150 in all three color schemes at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to two per color per customer. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews.

UPDATE 12/11/17: the price of the white increased from $140 to $150.

Needless to say, the truly wireless earphones are a matter of convenience and of utilitarian use, they are not a replacement for audiophile level headphones and earphones 🙂

UPDATE: meanwhile the previous generation model, the Samsung Gear Icon X are going for $60 with free shipping in refurbished condition as the All 4 Cellular deal of the day running until Monday 12/11/17 at 11:59pm ET. They come with a 90-day warranty from A4C.

Samsung Gear Icon X (2018) Truly Wireless for $150

It’s not 2018 yet, but that’s not gonna stop Samsung. Their brand new model, the Samsung Gear Icon X (2018) now got their first sale, they are going for $150 with free shipping in your choice of color scheme at Samsung directly and Amazon by Amazon actual (limit two per customer). It is important to have 2018 in their model name, otherwise you may be getting the older model which is worth a lot less market-wise. These are “truly wireless”.

Refurbished with 1-yr seller warranty and free S&H: Sol Tracks HD On-Ears for $18, Samsung Level U PRO $20, BackBeat Go $10, Etc

On the budget side of things, and with free shipping regardless of order total, Techrabbit is running a 20 items for under $20 sale that includes the following headphones:

+ refurbished Samsung Level U PRO neckband bluetooth earphones for $20

+ refurbished Plantronics BackBeat Go bluetooth earphones for $10

+ refurbished JBL YurBuds Focus 400 earphones for $5

+ refurbished Sol Republic Tracks HD On-Ears for $18

+ they come with a 1-year warranty from Techrabbit