Tue (EU): Sony, Denon, Polk Audio sale, Nuraphone, Etc

The Amazon Germany Gold Box loves audio gear deals and their Tuesday rounds of offerings is loaded with them:

+ Sony Audio Gear sale includes:
++ MDR-XB-950-N1 ANC/BT over-ears for 100 euro
++ MDR-RF-895-RK for 57 [NOTE: the newer model RF-995-RK is a total disaster]
++ WF-SP-700N truly wireless for 135
++ various speakers and car audio too; there’s also an Echo + Sony bundle

+ Denon and Pork audio sale including the closed-back Denon AH-D1200 going for 129 euro, along with various receivers and speakers

+ also on sale Medion audio gear, Anker bluetooth speakers, computer speakers from Belkin, Trust, DOSS; Nuraphone AI headphones for 320 euro, 10″ Samsung Galaxy Tab A with LTE, Microsoft Surface and other techie sales

Mon: Sony XB-950N1 ANC/BT Over-ears for $115

More bluetooth action on the Monday daily deals, this time at the Best Buy website where they are offering the new condition Sony Extra Bass XB-950-N1 (bluetooth and ANC closed-back over-ears) going for $115 with free shipping or free store pickup when/where it’s possible or available…

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Thur (EU): Sony audio sale including NW-A45 DAP

A Sony Audio sale is among the numerous deals of the day for Thursday DEC-13-2018 at the Amazon Germany Gold Box and among the items offered:

+ Sony Walkman NW-A45 DAP for 139 euro

+ two Sony Sports Walkmen (DAP + music player in one) for 80 and 128 each

+ PS-HX500 turntable for 300, various stereos and speakers, car audio, and a radio too

Monday: Panasonic RP-HJE120 earphones for $6.50

There is some audio action in the Monday 12/10/18 Amazon Gold Box (USA) with the new condition Panasonic ErgoFit earphones, model RP-HJE120-K (K = black color scheme in Panasonic speak), going for $6.48. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or as usual for non-Prime members… Also part of today’s gold box sales is a trio of music keyboards (Casio, Alesis, RockJam), and also the Sony XZ2 smartphone is bundled with the Sony EarDuo truly-wireless (with earhooks) earphones, together going for $700 with free shipping. The smartphone is available in two color options..

Monday (EU): Sony, Anker, Beatles, Etc

A very busy Cyber Monday has arrived at the Amazon Germany Gold Box with the following offers:

+ Sony headphones sale including XB-950N1 for $100, WH-H900N for 154, MDR-XB650BT for 47, RF-895RK for 57, WI-1000X neckband bluetooths for 178 euro

+ Anker Soundcore sale with a few bluetooth headphones and earphones and truly wireless too

+ JBL C45BT bluetooth on-ears for 49

+ Beatles music sale with 58 options in Vinyl and CDs

+ Lioncast gaming headsets

+ also laptops, smartphones, appliances, and lots more

Sony MDR-1AM2 Closed Over-Ears for $198

The new condition Sony MDR-1AM2 Closed Over-Ears (wired heapdhones) are down to $198 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon and other authorized Sony dealers…

Sony WH-1000X M2 BT/ANC Over-Ears for $198

If you do not object to getting a 2017 model [for a better discount], Amazon is offering the new condition Sony WH-1000X M2 bluetooth and ANC closed-back over-ears in the black color scheme for $198 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

The latest Sony model is the M3 which goes for $350 ~ unless it’s on sale.

The name-brand ANC/BT over-ears segment is a battle in the trenches these days with many and more brands trying their hand at this popular and presumably profitable segment. It’s no longer a home run for Bose.

Sony WH-CH700N bluetooth/ANC over-ears for $98

The new condition Sony WH-CH700N, with this rather goofy name, they are on sale for $98 with free shipping at select Sony authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon

We actually have a text and pictures unboxing post of this very headphone at this website! PORG Funko is NOT included 🙂

Tue (EU): Sony Walkmen (NW-A45, NW-ZX300, etc) sale and more

Sony audio is one of the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday November 20 in the year of 2018 including:

+ NW-A45 Walkman for 139 in different colors

+ NW-ZX300 Walkman for 552 euro

+ NW-WS625 waterproof sport Walkman with earphones for 128

+ XDR-V1BTD DAB + Radio (Bluetooth speaker) for 130 in different colors

+ a couple of receivers and a more!

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

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

Wedn (EU): Sony Audio sale: ZX330-BT, PS-HX500, Etc

Amazon Germany is picking up momentum once again in their Gold Box deals and for Wednesday November 14 in 2018 they are offering among others a Sony Audio sale that includes among others:

+ MDR-ZX330 bluetooth closed-back on-ears for 45 euro

+ PS-HX500 turntable for 270 euro

+ CMT-X3CD micro system for 100 euro [AC powered], party speaker, car audio and more!

PS: also part of the Gold Box, if you want to feed your DAPs and PADs, there is a Samsung EVO Select U3 sale with memory cards ranging from 32GB to 256GB and prices ranging from 11 to 75 euro. The 128GB option is the bang for the euro-buck option…

Used Sony MDR-1A Closed Over-Ears for 92 euro

UPDATE: as of 10/22/18 recheck, the price increased to around 92 euro for the silver color-scheme in the same condition. The other color is slightly more…

And now off to Germany we go, where the closed-back over-ear (previous generation) Sony MDR-1A is offered in multiple listings and in various conditions starting at around 87 euro in “Used – Good condition” by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, with prices rising to 92~ euro in “Used – Very Good”, and 97~ in “Used – Like New” on the fifth page of the results.

Strategically, given all these listings, one can play the waiting game and see how low the Amazon price computers will drop their prices given all the pages and pages of listings.

Used Sony XP550 AP Extra Bass for $20

If you want to try the Sony Extra Bass line without breaking the bank, you can go the way of the used, as as of the time of writing, Amazon Warehouse Deals has the black color scheme of the 2017 model of the XB550 AP Extra Bass for under $20 in “Used – Very Good” condition with free shipping for Prime members. Make sure AWD itself is the seller [or any other sellers you recognize]… Of the other color schemes, the blue is available for $22~ BUT it is only in “Used – Acceptable” condition, so that’s a higher risk…

Used Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT for $90

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

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

Sony XB-950 B1 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $100

Like a choir, authorized Sony USA dealers have currently dropped the prices of the new condition Sony XB 950 B1 headphones to $100, such as Best Buy and Amazon itself. This is a closed-back over-ear headphone with bluetooth (hence the “B” in its name) but not ANC.

Phones as DAPs: Sony XZ1 Compact for $370 [LDAC]

If you like a more compact Android phone as your “Phone as DAP” (PAD), and you prefer new condition and factory unlocked with a previous-generation flagship Snapdragon, and you like your PAD to support LDAC, the new condition “Sony XZ1 Compact” is on sale for $370 with free shipping by Amazon actual in the black color scheme with up to four per customer at the sale price. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal.

It supports LDAC, has a Snapdragon 835, 4.6″ display (yes, under 5 inches!), 4GB RAM, 32GB on-board, GSM, Android Oreo, USB-C charging, QC 3.0, AND a headphone jack!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[DEAD] Sony MDR-XB950 B1 “Extra Bass” Bluetooth Closed Over-Ear for $90

As it is often the case with these cyclical manufacturer-initiated type of sales, this expired again, but will no doubt return in the future…

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[DEAD] Sunday Daily Deals: Sony MDR-1A for $150, M&D MH03 On-Ears for $150, Etc

Sunday’s gone and so are its daily deals…

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[DEAD] Sony MDR-1AM2 Closed Over-Ears down to $212

As of 4/17/18 AM, this sale ended again…

While the first generation Sony MDR-1A closed-back over-ears are on sale for $150 as one of the Sunday Daily Deals, the second generation model, the MDR-1AM2 is also on sale, going for $212 with free shipping by DataVision thru Amazon but it is not Prime eligible. Its starting price was $300.

Sony NW-WS625B Bluetooth Earphones w/built-in Walkman DAP for $115

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s both! It’s none! The new condition Sony NW-WS625B is an exercise priority device. It is a bluetooth exercise hard-wire earphone and also an mp3 player. It has 16GB of built-in storage that can play FLAC, mp3, linear PCM, WMA and AAC (the non-DRM kinds). It also has bluetooth, can connect via NFC, and has an Ambient mode. It’s a small device, so everything eats power (eg Bluetooth playback only gives you four hours). It has a quick charge mode, minutes give you 60 minutes, handy if you are going for a run or a workout [you can charge it in the car before arriving at the gym].

And this critter is on sale for a limited time for $115 with free shipping at Focus Camera’s eBay store with a maximum of three per customer.

It has no customer ratings on eBay, but it averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 210+ customer reviews at amazon.com. This critter promises a lot but check the reviews to see what it delivers – 18% of the customer reviews are 1-stars, a sign that you must needs read up on it before buying! [I know nothing about it]

Sony MDRXB70BT neckband bluetooth earphones for $48 w/FS

More eBay action, this time we move to Focus Camera who is offering the new condition Sony MDRXB70BT neckband bluetooth earphones for $48 with free shipping wiht a maximum of three pairs per customer at hte sale price. This is in the black color scheme, or as Sony likes to call it, “/B”. At least they don’t call it “-K” like Panasonic 🙂

[DEAD] Sony MDR-1AM2 Closed Over-Ear drop to $231

Party’s over, as of a 4/2/18 AM recheck, the price is back to $298…

It didn’t take long for the first sizable discount. This too surfaced while updating our New Headphone Tracker, the new condition closed-back wired over-ear Sony MDR-1AM2 headphones are down from $298 to $231~ with free shipping by DataVision thru Amazon. This ships directly from Data Vision and it is not Prime eligible.

PS: DataVision is an authorized Sony retailer per the Sony master list…

New at Woot Plus: Sony MDR-222KD Kids for $7 and more

The Woot Plus headphone sale (longer running, not a daily deal) added a handful of new condition headphones since our last mention:

+ Sony MDR-222KD kids headphones for $7

+ Sennheiser OCX 686i Sports earphones for $60

+ Tenergy T20 Bluetooth IPX7 exercise earphones for $17

+ Klipsch Image S4i in-ears for $25
+ we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the Klipsch S4A II

Speaking of Klipsch, Adorama is offering for a limited time the new condition Klipsch R-26PF 260W Powered Floor standing Bluetooth Speaker with Remote Control (Pair) for $500 with free shipping…

[DEAD] Wedn: Sony MDR-1A Closed Over-Ears (Imported) for $150

This recurring daily deal expired…

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Sony XB950-B1 Bluetooth Over-Ears (Extra Bass) for $85 w/FS

If you are a fan of the Sony Extra Bass line, their new condition Sony XB950-B1 Bluetooth Over-Ears are on sale for $85 with free shipping by the Buydig eBay store (authorized Sony retailer) for $85 with free shipping after you to the “add to cart” thing. They are available at this price in the blue color scheme and the black color scheme with a maximum of three units per color per customer during this sale.

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

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

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

Used Sony XBA-A3 Hybrid In-Ears for $240

The Sony XBA-A3 hybrid in-ears are currently available in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $240 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The previous link shows only the options available by AWD actual. You can get it for slightly less from other sellers, but that increases the risk. These are the default AWD search results. In this case, judging by the various listing descriptions, the extra $10 are well worth the reduction in risk.

Refurbished Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp for $150

There is one unit left as of the time of writing according to the shopping cart. It is the portable Sony PHA-1A headphone DAC/amp going for $150 with free shipping in manufacturer refurbished condition offered by Secondipity through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Secondipity and it is nott Prime eligible. The new condition price is twice that much. It comes in brown box packaging with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee from Secondipity.

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

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

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Now shipping: the new Sony MDR-1A M2 Closed Over-Ears

An update of the New Headphones Tracker has another in-stock alert for one of the headphones revealed at CES 2018. It is the follow-up to the Sony MDR-1A, the confusingly named Sony MDR-1AM2 (which makes more sense when you break it into MDR-1A M2), going for $298 with free shipping, its starting price at B&H Photo and by Focus Camera through Amazon (not Prime eligible). Amazon own listing remains as “temporarily out of stock” which could mean anything in terms of delivery date…

These are closed-back over-ears, wired, no bluetooth, no ANC, no NFC, no touch controls, just a “real” headphone 🙂

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

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

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

Used Sony MDR-7520 for $219 + S&H

The Sony MDR-7520 studio headphones (not to be confused with the much cheaper 7502) are currently available in “Used – Demo condition for $219 plus shipping at Adorama. Once the used quantities are depleted, you will no longer see any 7520s in the aforelinked search results page. Shipping starts at $8.25 and varies by zipcode and chosen shipping options. The “What’s In the Box” box on the right side further down the page of individual product listings shows what’s included…