Wedn: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home Open Over for $349

Beyerdynamic is back with a Tesla headphone at the Newegg daily deals good until April 14 at 11:59pm pacific time in 2021. It is the new condition open-back over-ear wired Amiron Home going for $349 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg, up to five pairs per customer at the sale price…

Also part of the Wednesday daily deals there is the new condition Sennheiser HD 2.30i closed-back wired on-ears with the Apple/iPhone button configuration going for $25 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself, with to up five pairs per customer at the sale price. Only the white color scheme is on sale…

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic Lagoon, Etc

Not one but THREE headphones are participating in the Tuesday NewEgg daily deals good until 3/30/21 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out):

+ Beyerdynamic Lagoon Travel ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $194 after promo code

+ Sennheiser HD 2.30i closed-back on-ears with iOS buttons for $25 with free shipping
+ you can use it on Android but some of the remote control button functionality may not work or work as expected

+ Anker Soundcore Liberty True truly-wireless (TW) with promised 100-hour battery life (most of it is of course in the charging case, not the earphones) for $36 after promo code
+ I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets irritated when the truly-wireless run out of juice mid-stream, so there’s that 🙂
+ I’m thinking of getting one of the 100-hour-ish TW (not this one) and will be posting unboxing and review ~ in the nebulous near/distant future 🙂

+ 128GB Team Elite microSDXC for $13, or more savings with optional combined purchase discount

EU: Sennheiser HD 300 Closed Over-Ears for 29 euro

If you are in the EU, or if you can shop from the EU advantegiously, there is a sale at the moment [not a daily deal] on the new condition closed-back over-ear lightweight (but with those nice thick pads) Sennheiser HD 300 foldable headphones by Amazon Germany itself with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Oops, I forgot, the sale price is 29 euro. Shipping depends on where you are. There might be a European Union but no Union for Prime benefits even though Amazon takes advantages of warehouses across the EU and the UK 😉

These average 4.6 out of 5 based on 730+ global ratings as of the time of writing of this blog-post…

I haven’t seen or touched the HD 300 but we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the older HD 4.20S which have similar thick-pad technology…

Thick pad of the HD 4.20S below [more pictures at the unboxing post above]…

sennheiser hd 4.20s thick pads

Thursday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15

Back to the headphone action at the B&H daily deals, this one is good until Thursday 3/11/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears going for $15 with free US shipping in the black color scheme, and $20 in the white color scheme…

These are shallow insertion in-ears but definitely not earbuds. More of a tree-stump-y in-ears and they average 4 out of 5 based on 67 customer reviews (as of the time of writing). The “review intensity ratio” is 7 to 1…

Thursday: Sennheiser M2IEi In-Ears for $36 w/FS

Sennheiser is back in the Newegg deals of the day and this offer is good until Thursday 3/4/21 at 11:59pm pacific time. It is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum M2IEi in-ears going for $36 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual. Up to ten per customer at the sale price. No promo code needed…

Meanwhile at the Thursday Best Buy dailies they have the new condition Plantronics BackBeat FIT 505 closed-back on-ear bluetooth headphones for $50…

And we close Thursday at the Woot dailies where under “Computers” they offer the new condition Microsoft Surface headphones in the gray color scheme with a 1-year Microsoft warranty for $111. Up to ten per customer at the sale price…

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

Monday Bluetooth Earphones: Sennheiser, B&O, Yamaha

A trio of bluetooth earphones are participating in the Monday 2/22/21 at the Woot Audio sale. In addition to the two soundbars, outdoor rock speakers and bluetooth speaker, they have three bluetooth earphones:

+ Sennheiser IE-80S BT neckband style bluetooth earphones for $130
+ with 2-year Sennheiser warranty

+ Yamaha TW-E3A truly wireless for $70

+ Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 Motion truly-wireless for $140

Friday: Senheiser M2Ei Momentum In-Ears for $36 w/FS

Once upon a time their price was “glued” at $100 but time and the competitive pressure of the market has brought the Sennheiser Momentum in-ears down, and now, as part of the Friday 2/12/21 daily deals in the pacific time zone, NewEgg is offering the new condition Senheiser M2Ei Momentum In-Ears for $36 with free US shipping…

PS: the sale price will go live at 12:01am pacific time on Friday…

PS2: only the iOS (the “i” in the model name) buttons version is on sale… You can use the earphones for audio playback with any 3.5mm device, it’s just that you’ll get full functionality of the buttons with iOS devices. Non-iOS devices, YMMV on button usage…

Sennheiser HD 820 arrives at Massdrop!

Massdrop fans, we have Sennheiser-y news for you! The Sennheiser closed-back flagship, the HD 820 is now available for purchase at the Massdrop website. This is the standard version, it is not a “Massdrop x Sennheiser” co-production.

The price right now is $2000, which is also the price at reputable online dealers such as B&H Photo. The prices at Amazon’s start at $1850 BUT look who’s offering them at $1850. Do you know these retailers? Are they authorized Sennheiser dealers? (SPOILER ALERT: they are not!)

PS: to clarify something in case it’s confusing for those not living and breathing on Amazon. If a product is shipped by Amazon (“fulfilled by Amazon”) but sold by a 3rd-party/marketplace seller, the warranty status of the product is determined by the authorized dealer status of the 3rd-party/marketplace seller. Just because it is shipped by Amazon, there’s no automatic transubstantiation of the warranty status!

EU: Sennheiser HD 560S drops to 161 euro

While the Sennheiser HD 560 S open over-ears remains hard to find in the USA, in Europe, we have the first sizable discount, as of the time of writing it is down to 161 euro at Amazon Germany sold and shipped by Amazon Germany actual…

NOTE however that prices at Amazon Germany tend to fluctuate and oscillate between price-points, so the price you see over there may vary depending on which time of the day you check over there…

… BUT as of the time of writing the shipping estimate is “Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.”… These Amazon estimates are rather nebulous, sometimes they get to you faster, sometimes not. In general, Amazon tries not to over-promise a fast delivery to prevent disappointments and such…

As to whether one should get the HD560S or HD6XX or HD600 or Jubilee or something else from another manufacturer, well, the internet and the audiophoolia forums are full of opinions 🙂

And as they say about opinions… they are like onions, they may make you cry 😉

EU: Sennheiser HD 560S drops to 192 euro

Attention European shoppers! As of the time of writing the price of the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 560S is down to 192 euro at Amazon Germany by Amazon Germany actual. This price oscillates between
192 and 199 euro depending on when you look at it.

Staying at the EU, and speaking of Sennheiser, you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 300 lightweight for 39 euro at Amazon Germany… This should not be confused with the Sennheiser HD 300 PRO studio headphones!

Both of these are “organic sales”, not part of any lightning deals or deals of the day, so the prices can (or cannot) change at any time and for any reason (which of course the Amazon AI price bots do not explain to us mere mortals)…

Friday: Sennheiser HD 2.30G or 2.30i On-Ears for $25

It is Sennheiser’s turn in the Newegg daily deals good until Friday 1/29/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition closed-back on-ear HD 2.30G (G = Galaxy = Android) or the HD 2.30i (i = iPhone, iPod, iPad) going for $25 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual. Budget time!

Also part of the Friday dailies is the Sadeas Locus Plus 7.1 gaming headset for $40, and the recurring refurbished Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless for $40 as well…

In-Stock Now (USA): Sennheiser HD 560S for $200

All aboard the hype train! If you had been looking to find the new open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 560S headphone in-stock, you can get it, as of the time of writing, for its starting price of $200 with free US shipping at authorized and reputable dealer B&H Photo of New York

To make sure I’m not hallucinating or sleep-blogging, here’s a screenshot of their page as of the time of writing:

Plenty has been written and said about it already on the interwebs, and the nature of the Sennheiser HD line-up makes for a never-ending combination of comparisons 🙂

Monday: Sennheiser HD 458 BT Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears for $100

Monday 1/18/21 is headphones day at the Best Buy daily deals it seems, with the following offerings:

+ closed-back over-ear bluetooth Sennheiser HD 458 BT for $100
+ bluetooth 5, apt-X, AAC, apt-X LL, USB-C charging

+ Skullcandy Indy Evo truly-wireless for $50

+ AVerMedia Video Conferencing Kit 317 for $70 includes AverMedia AH313 headset with detachable microphone and USB Type A connector

+ and shaving machines if you want to test the ANC of your headphones 😉

Monday: Sennheiser Momentum Free bluetooth earphones for $60

Jealous of Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser makes an appearance at the Monday 12/28/20 NewEgg daily deals [CORRECTED LINK!] with the new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free necklace-style bluetooth earphones offered for $60 with free US shipping… Offer ends 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out…

Tuesday: Sennheiser HD 2.30{i/G} On-Ears for $25

Button options for either system are available, it is the new condition closed-back wired on-ear Sennheiser HD 2.30 offered in the “2.30i” for iOS devices, and “2.30G” for Galaxy/Android devices, going for $25 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg where it is one of their deals of the day until Tuesday 12/22/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out… No coupon or rebate is needed for this offer, the price you see is the price you pay…

EU: Sennheiser HD560S In-Stock for 195 euro

European e-shoppers, your time has come if you want to jump on the Sennheiser HD 560 S open-back over-ear wired bandwagon! As of the time of writing, the headphone is marked in-stock and ready to ship for 195 euro at Amazon Germany

In Ameereeka, the HD560S has “disappeared” from the Amazon website. It may sound like a strange thing, but on rare occasion historically this type of thing happens at Amazon with high-demand but hard-to-find items.

No need to panic, the headphone is NOT disappearing from the US market. New York’s B&H Photo has it in “Coming Soon” status and accepting pre-orders of it for $200…

Of course by the time it gets here, the hype train may decide to move on to a different train station, mayhaps the Koss KPH-30i 😉

DARKVOICE 336SE OTL headphone amp for $200 [MD]

Among the Cyber Monday promotions at Massdrop there’s an OTL headphone amp, the new condition DARKVOICE 336SE OTL going for $200 with your choice of 110V or 220V. This will ship in early January 2021, so keep that mind if you are looking for holiday season gifts. There is no mention of warranty in the listing…

Speaking of Massdrop, they have a Gaming Value Meal of the non-edible kind. If you start with the Drop ENTR mechanical keyboard page and from there you add the Sennheiser PC-37X gaming headset, and proceed to the shopping cart their total price will drop from $180 ($90 each) to $150. A combined purchase discount. No coupon is needed, this happens automatically during this limited time promotion…

Another one of their offers if you are interested in Mr Dan Clark Audio (DCA) ear-speakers (ha!). They are offering the new condition Drop + DCA AEON open X headphones of the V-Planar magnetic kind for $450 with free US shipping and free US returns. This is an in-stock drop, it will ship in a couple of business days… Optionally you can add a 3-year Drop extended warranty for +$40…

Saturday: name-brand truly wireless, $50 to $100

Saturday is name-brand truly-wireless (TW) at Woot Sellout, the sale good until 11/28/20 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out:

+ Sennheiser Momentum TW for $100

+ Master & Dynamic MW07 TW for $95

+ Klipsch T5 TW for $50

Sennheiser PC-37X Massdrop Open Gaming Headset down to $90

Gaming without frontiers, war without tears! Or something like that. Anyway, Peter Gabriel silliness aside, Massdrop has another discount for gamers, the new condition Massdrop X Sennheiser PC-37X open-back over-ear wired gaming headset is down to $90!

Since this is a product co-born [new word?] by Massdrop and Sennheiser, it comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. These will ship quickly, as of the time of writing the shipping estimate is December 1st ~ 2020 – to be sure 🙂

Sennheiser IE-60 arrive at Massdrop for $100

Joining the “$100 in-ears party” is a new entry at Massdrop, they have now began offering the new condition Sennheiser IE-60 IEMs for $100. This is the standard version of the earphone, not a Massdrop custom production.

This is not an in-stock drop. They are estimated to ship by mid-December 2020. They also need to reach the minimum purchase quantity to activate (six more sales needed as of the time of writing of this blog-post)…

Wednesday: Sennheiser and Skullcandy bluetooths

Judging by the increase in headphones in daily deals, mayhaps retailers, marketers and manufacturers have “upgraded” headphones as some of the hot buy items during the 2020 holiday shopping season ~ an with good season given the COVID situation…

As teased yesterday, among the Wednesday 11/4/20 NewEgg daily deals they have the new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free necklace-style bluetooth earphones on sale for $70 with free US shipping…

Staying with Sennheiser, at the Amazon Gold Box they are offering the new condition IE 80S BT earphones for $200 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer. These are neckband-style (hardened) with also a hardened earhook mechanism…

And at the budget side of things, at the Best Buy dailies, the headliner is the new condition Skullcandy Sesh Evo truly-wireless for $25…

Saturday: Sennheiser CX 400BT truly wireless for $150

Sennheiser is back at the Best Buy daily deals for Saturday October 31st in 2020. No, it’s not a Halloween edition of a headphone 🙂

IT is the new condition CX 400BT truly-wireless, not part of the Momentum series (as the CX suggests) going for $150 with free US shipping or free store pickup (where available/possible)…

UPDATE: the NewEGG dailies for Saturday include the refurbished Klipsch S2m in-ears for $15 with free US shipping, with up to three pairs per customer. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

UPDATE #2: among the Amazon USA daily deals, there is a sale on half a dozen Soundpeats truly wireless earphones of different shapes (Airpod-style, tubby style, earhook) ranging in price from $21 to $35, BUT pay also attention to the product page because some of them have additional (and stackable) clip-on coupon discounts…

Wedn: Sennheiser CX 2.00i Earphones (iOS) for $15

If you are looking for iOS buttons on a basic earphone from a name brand company, good until 10/28/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i going for $15 with free USA shipping at B&H Photo, available in two color schemes. The Android version is not on sale.

All together these average, as of the time of writing, 4 out of 5 based on 50 customer reviews. While these are not earbuds in the classical sense, I hesitate to call them in-ears as well since they are of the stubby kind. I’ll leave the full debate on what to call them to the various forums after they get tired of hyping the all new Sennheiser HD 560S. Good thing I didn’t order the HD 6XX or the 598 Jubilee 🙂

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

Thursday: NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $10

Thursday 10/22/20 is here and with it we have a $10 bluetooth earphone as one of the B&H daily deals, it is the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones going for $10 with free US shipping.

This is in the gunmetal color scheme. It is necklace-style, with earhooks and double-flanged eartips. As of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews…

UPDATE: meanwhile at the NewEgg dailies of Thursday you can get the new condition Sennheiser HD 2.30G closed-back on-ears on sale for $30 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Wedn: Sennheiser IE 80S bluetooth in-ears for $200

Sennheiser too is joining the Wednesday 10/21/20 daily deals party, this time at Amazon with the new condition IE80S BT bluetooth in-ears going for $200 with free US shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price. These have some kind of an over-earlobe earhook and they are neckband-style (the hardened type, not the ones with a loose cable that hangs on your neck like a necklace)…

Also part of the Wednesday daily deals, this time at Best Buy’s you can get the new condition Beats Studio 3 ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $250…

Hifiman HE-4XX Planar Open Over-Ears drop to $160

If you want to try out this “planar type” which has shown to have staying power, for a limited time Massdrop has dropped the price of the open-back over-ear HifiMan HE-4XX planars to $160 with free US shipping and free US returns. International shipping is discounted but not free (depending on location, situation, COVIDalia, etc)…

Also for a limited time, an open over-ear but dynamic headphone is on sale at Massdrop, the Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee are going for $150 with free US shipping and returns.

Both of these headphones are in-stock and ready to ship. Their current shipping estimate is around two business days from ordering time. No long waits for them to be made by the Audiophool Elves and Dwarves under the Magical Mystical Audio Mountain 😉

Friday: Sennheiser CX-400BT TW earphones for $150

Sennheiser returns at the Best Buy dailies for Friday October 16 in 2020 with their new condition CX-400BT truly-wireless earphones going for a Sennheiser-y price of $150 with free store pickup or free shipping…

Friday: Sennheiser HD 458BT Bluetooth ANC Over-Ears for $100 in Black/Red

Good until the end of day of Friday October 9 in 2020, one of the Best Buy daily deals is the new condition closed-back bluetooth/ANC over-ear black-red color scheme of the Sennheiser HD 458BT offered for $100. This is marked up as an “exclusive” model.

This is a “modern” bluetooth headphone in that it supports bluetooth version 5.0 and it charges via USB-C. Yes, companies are finally abandoning microUSB 🙂 It also plays music via 3.5mm and folds inwardly [not folds flat].

As of the time of writing it averages 4.2 out of 5 over there based on 30 customer reviews.

Tue: Sennheiser HD 2.30 [i/G] Closed On-Ears for $30

As teased yesterday, for today (Tuesday 9/8/20) among the NewEGG daily deals they have the new condition Sennheiser HD 2.30G closed-back on-ears on sale for $30 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Both the Android (“G” model) and the iPhone (“i” model) are participating in the sale…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, good until Wednesday 9/9/20 at 10am eastern time [or earlier if sold out] Adorama of New York is offering the new condition Tascam DR-40X digital audio-recorder and USB audio interface for $140 with free US shipping…

Monday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15 w/FS

If you are looking for name-brand budget in-ears with the Apple 3-button remote control, you are in luck because until Monday 8/3/20 until 11:59pm eastern [or earlier if sold out] New York’s B&H Photo is offering as one of their daily deals, in two color scheme options, the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15 with free US shipping…

As of the time of writing these average 4 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews over there…

Friday: Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $160

Some may have Friday on their minds, others may have Sennheiser. If the latter, good for Friday 7/17/20, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless set going for $160.

The congestion in the market at all price ranges, from CrapPods to AirPods, and the dominance of the Apple AirPods and its clones is putting some price pressure on the headphone-name-brands to bring their prices closer to earth ~ instead of some of those high-brow high-profit-margin prices 🙂

This of course opens up the whole audio company vs tech company debate, but that’s a story for another day…

Friday: 1-Year TIDAL subscription for $80 [and more]

Best Buy strikes again with their Friday 7/3/20 daily deals with a 1-year TIDAL digital music subscription offered for $80. That’s for the first year. Future years will automatically renew at the future full price of the subscription… Also part of today’s daily deals are the closed-back Insignia [house brand name] bluetooth over-ears going for $23…

Meanwhile at Woot Sellout they have the refurbished ChromeCast Ultra 4K going for $50 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And for those shopping in the EU, Amazon Germany has a couple of bluetooth Sennheiser Momentum in-ears going from 79 to 95 euro. One is necklace-style [all the cable is loose, hangs in front of you like a …necklace], the other is neckband-style [part of the cable is solid].

Monday: Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $160

Last but not least in the 6/8/20 BestBuy deals du jour is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless set going for $160 with free US shipping and/or store/curbside/whatever pickup is available based on region and availability…

Also there, they have the Jaybird Tarah necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $45…