Prime Card Holders: Sony WH-1000XM4 for $248 with $24.8 Back

IF you are an Amazon Prime member AND you have an Amazon Prime Card (either the Chase VISA or the Prime Store card or the Prime Secured card), there is a limited time promotion getting you cashback on select purchases.

One of such purchases is the new condition Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears. It is also currently on sale for a limited time for $248.

So if you are a Prime member and pay for this using one of the eligible Prime credit cards, then you receive $24.8 (10% of $248) back on your Prime card as part of this promotion. You pay $248 for the headphone with your Prime card and you get $24.8 back on your Prime card after that.

Monday: Panasonic TW, Anker, Sony M3

All of a sudden, the daily deals of various retailers decided to feature headphones! These offers below are for Monday August 30 in 2021:

At Woot, they have the new condition Panasonic RZ-S500W truly-wireless going for $38 with a 1-year Panasonic warranty. They must have a LOT of them because the limit is an unusually high 25 per customer. Which means after the daily deal is done, they will get recycled in the various other longer-running Woot Plus type of deals over there…

The leader of the pack at the Best Buy dailies is the new condition Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/Bt over-ears going for $180…

Finally at Amazon, there’s a trio of Anker Soundcore Life closed-back over-ear wireless headphones going from $45 to $97~…

Meanwhile the teaser for Tuesday 8/31/21 at the NewEgg shellshockers show the return of Beyerdynamic’s over-ears, but also a 1More truly-wireless option. As usual, the prices will be revealed when the offers go live…

Sunday: Sony WH-1000X, Plantronics BackBeat, Bose ANC, Yamaha x Klipsch System Bundle, Etc

A couple of round-up sales among the Sunday 8/22/21 Woot daily deals include headphones. Offer runs until 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out!

The Erratic Audio sale [PRO marketing tip: don’t name a sale with a word that shared a root with “error” LOL] includes:

  • grade A refurbished Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT over-ears for $180 with a 1-year 3rd-party (not Sony) warranty
  • new condition previous generation WH-1000X M3 for $200 with 1-year Sony warranty
  • grade A refurbished Sony WH-XB900N (XB = Extra Bass) ANC/BT over-ears for $100 with a 1-year 3rd-party (not Sony) warranty
  • Plantronics BackBeat Fit 6100 bluetooth over-ears for $65 with 1-year Plantronics warranty
  • Plantronics BackBeat Fit 350 earhook bluetooth earphones for $22 with 1-year warranty
  • grade A refurbished Sony WF-1000X M3 ANC/BT Alexa truly-wireless for $70 with a 1-year 3rd-party (not Sony) warranty
  • bluetooth speakers of different kinds from JBL and Sony

Then we have the Tech Favorite sale which includes the new condition BOSE QC35 II ANC/BT over-ears for $195 with a 1-year Bose warranty…

Then there’s this crazy bundle:
+ Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MsicCast
+ Klipsch Reference 5.1 Channel Surround Sound System Bundle
+ together for $660
+ Klipsch items with 5-year warranty, Yamaha with 1-year

Saturday: Random Audio Sale with headphones includes JVC HA-RX330 Closed Over-Ears for $5

Portable Audio killed the Radio Star? It’s not a song but a music-gear meta-essay waiting to be written? Well, may be it has already been written. Regardless, I’m not going to be the one writing it 🙂

But we have lots of portable audio offers in the Woot Random Audio sale running until Saturday 8/7/21 at 11:59pm central {or earlier if sold out}:

A total of 25 products are participating in the sale including headphones and earphones, mostly of the “mass market” kind…

NOTE: there are too many items to check individually, some are new condition, some refurbished; I am not checking – check at the individual Woot product page for any item(s) you might be interested in…

  • Sony WH-710N ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $75 (we have a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation model here)
  • Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $145
  • Skullcandy Venue ANC/bluetooth over-ears (Grade A) for $70
  • Panasonic Retro Wireless ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $50 (we have a text-n-pictures unboxing of a previous similar model (without ANC))
  • four JBL wireless/ANC type of over-ears
  • Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $70
  • and yes, one wired closed over-ear headphone, the JVC HA-RX330 for $5 (up to ten per customer; 90-day Woot warranty)

There’s also a bundle of sorts, the AmazonBasics Gaming Headset with a separate PC desktop mixer, together for $23, up to two per customer, in new condition with a 1-year AmazonBasics warranty to boot. The price is right for accessory cannibalization? (includes one audio and one USB cable) 🙂

Also included in the random audio sale are eight name-brand truly-wireless earphones as follows:

  • two Sony, including the WF-1000X M3 for $70 (Grade A)
  • three “Grade A” from Samsung including the Buds Plus for $45, the Buds LIVE for $65, and the Buds PRO for $100
  • three JBL Tune as well

Then we have two necklace style bluetooth earphone options (Philips ActionFits ($17 to $26) and HyperX Cloud Buds for $32).

Finally, they have four JBL bluetooth speakers of the small to smaller size…

Saturday Headphones Party at Woot!

It’s a headphones party at the Woot daily deals running until Saturday 7/24/21 at 11:59pm central time {or earlier if sold out}:

At the Tech Favorite sale they have these options:

  • refurbished Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $180 with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher
  • international (grey market) Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly-wireless for $63 with a 90-day Woot warranty
  • Apple Airpods 2 with wired charging case for $110 with a 1-year Apple warranty
  • also: Klipsch Reference surround system
  • three Sony “Extra Bass” bluetooth speakers

In parallel, at the Woot Random Audio sale they have these offerings:

  • refurbished Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $145 with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher
  • refurbished Sony WH-XB-900N “Extra Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $100 with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher
  • AKG Y100 neckband bluetooth earphones for $38
  • HELM Audio Bolt DAC/Headphone Amplifier, USB-C to 3.5mm (MQA Playback, THX Certified, Android, iOS and PC Compatible) for $85 with 1-year warranty
  • AmazonBasics bookshelf speakers for $25 (WOW!)
  • more Sony bluetooth (mostly) speakers
  • Sony CM-TS-BT-100 Micros Shelf System with Bluetooth for $100
  • Klipsch BAR49 surround system for $480
  • Harman Kardon DPR A/V receiver for $700

Maximum quantities vary by product. Shipping is free for Prime members (you have to connect your Woot and Prime accounts, a one-time affair). Non-Prime members pay a flat shipping fee (I believe $6) for all purchases made during a single calendar day..

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

Wedn: Ultrasone, Beyerdynamic, Sony, Beats

Lots of options in headphones among the daily deals running until Wednesday 7/7/21 at 11:59pm! Here we gooooo:

+ Ultrasone Edition M Black Pearl on-ears bundled with a Manfrotto professional tripod, together for $750 among the B&H Photo daily deals

+ the return of the Beyerdynamic DT 990 (open over-ears) for $134 after promo code among the NewEgg daily deals
+ also there, the Logitech G733 Circumaural LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Gaming Headset for $108 after promo code

+ and the big surprise is the Meh daily deal that includes multiple headphone options from $75 to $190:

++ Bose QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears

++ Beats Solo PRO ANC/bluetooth on-ears

++ Sony WH-CH700 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for which, by the way, we have here a text and pictures unboxing post

Wedn: Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $190

Good during Wednesday June 30 in 2021, the headliner deal of the day at the Best Buy website is the new condition closed-back over-ear Sony wH-1000X Mark III headphone going for $190 with free US shipping. This is the previous generation model.

Plenty has been written about it and it has been compared with various other competing products in the popular and populous name-brand ANC/bluetooth over-ears category…

Wedn: Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $200

IF it’s the previous generation Sony WH-1000XM3 the one you want, it is among the 5/12/21 NewEgg daily deals offered in new condition for $200 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by marketplace seller RedTagCamera so it is likely an imported/grey-market item.

The year is 2021 and despite all the numerous advances in online shopping, somehow retailers haven’t yet figured out a way to easily and visibly denote items with USA warranty and those without…

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…

Wedn: refurb Sony ZX220 BT On-Ears for $28 w/FS

There’s headphone action among the Wednesday March 17 (2021), yes, Saint Patrick’s Day is here just like that, NewEgg daily deals good until 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out:

+ refurbished Sony ZX220-BT closed-back bluetooth on-ears for $28 with free US shipping
+ this is sold and shipped by a marketplace seller, not Newegg actual

+ Anker Roav bluetooth receiver for $7 w/FS
+ note this is bluetooth 4.1

+ refurb Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 truly wireless for $30 after $20 off promo code but the few customer reviews are not very happy with it

+ refurb Yamaha ATS-1080 sound-bar with built-in subwoofers for $88

Sony WF-SP800N ANC/bluetooth TW for $134

It’s earphone time at the B&H daily deals, good until Saturday 3/6/21 at 11:59pm eastern time, you can get, in two color options, the new condition Sony WF-SP800N ANC/bluetooth truly-wireless going for $134 with free US shipping. This price is reached thanks to a coupon that gets applied automatically in the shopping cart when you add said earphones to the shopping cart…

It has plenty of buzzwords attached to it, IP55, Bluetooth low latency, touch controls, quick charge (10 minutes gets you 1 hour), USB-C charging, ambient sound mode, you can use one (not necessarily both), adaptive sound, “quick attention”, and of course a custom Sony app…

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

Sony WH-1000XM4 with Morphie 20,800mAh Powerbank for $278

The launch of the over-ear Apple Airpods at $550 has an unintended benefit for the other manufacturers in the $300ish range of the consumer-popular ANC/bluetooth over-ear combos. They are now about half the price of the Apple product, making their price (that once may have looked high) look more reasonable!

And if among those competitors it is the Sony WH-X1000 M4 the one you want, it is currently on offer at Adorama’s website for $278 with free US shipping in either the black or the silver color scheme with two FREEBIES included automatically by Adorama:

+ Morphie 20,800 mAh powerbank, not a toy powerbank!
+ currently goes for $40 at Adorama’s

+ microfiber cleaning cloth (the more gadgets you have, the more of these are useful?)

Speaking of Adorama, check their on-going Audio sale which includes a number of headphones, some of which we already mentioned below…

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: refurb Sony CH-700N for $48 w/FS , Etc

One of the NewEgg deals du jour for Monday January 25 in 2021 (yes, just eleven months until Christmas) is the refurbished Sony CH-700N ANC/Bluetooth over-ears offered for $48 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by marketplace seller VIP Outlet through the NewEgg website.

This is now the previous generation model, and we have here a text and pictures unboxing of it here…

BUT that’s not all, NewEgg’s dailies also have two more earphones of the bluetooth kind as follows:

+ Anker Soundcore Life P2 airpod-style truly-wireless for $34

+ refurbished Anker Soundcore Liberty truly-wireless for $21 after the limited time promo code
+ this promises up to 100 hours battery life (combination of charging-case and on-earphone batteries)
+ this is sold and shipped by the official Anker online store through the NewEgg website

Meanwhile among the B&H daily deals you can get the new condition Motorola Verve Loop 200 necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $12 with free US shipping…

Then we head on to the Best Buy dailies where we find two items of potential head-interest:

+ Corsair HS60 wired gaming headset for $45 as part of the Corsair sale

+ Geek-Stink-Breath (TM Green Day) certified refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly-wireless for $50 with a 90-day warranty

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)…

Sony WH-CH710N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears down to $88

The battle for the ANC/bluetooth over-ears market is fierce at all tiers these days. If you want to get a name-brand under $100, one of the Black Friday deals comes from Sony at participating authorized Sony USA dealers. It’s the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth WH-CH710N going for $88 by Amazon actual (two color options) and in black only at Adorama and also at B&H Photo which charges $2 more…

We have here a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation model, the WH-CH700N. I haven’t seen or touched the newer 710 model, so I can’t compare…

Sony WH-1000XM4 with FREE Energizer 20,000 mAh powerbank for $278

Freebie time for the new condition USA-warranty closed-back over-ear Sony WH-1000XM4 bluetooth with ANC headphones. This is the latest generation model. This is, as of the time of writing, on sale for $278 at select authorized Sony USA dealers. The offers are as follows:

+ at Adorama with FREE Energizer 20,000 mAh power-bank and cleaning cloth

+ without freebies at B&H Photo and by Amazon actual

Thursday: Sony WH-1000XM3 with Xperia 1 for $550

The Thursday 11/19/20 deals at Woot have a couple of Android smartphone offers of headphone interest:

+ Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/BT over-ears bundled with the new condition Sony Xperia 1 [SD 855] unlocked former-flagship smartphone for $550; with Sony warranty
+ the Xperia 1 supports LDAC, AAC, and apt-X HD per the PDF file specs linked-to from Woot

+ LG G8 ThinQ with Alexa for $350
+ the PDF file linked-to from Woot that has the specs says this has a 32-bit Quad DAC, and MQA decoder
+ I’ve lost track which LG phones have quad DACs, so be sure to research it to your satisfaction if you are not sure

Wednesday: Sony Home Audio sale!

If you are a fan of Sony’s audio gear, you are in luck because until 11/18/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is running a Sony Home Audio sale featuring 11 products running from $73 to $1198. No headphones, this is speakers, subwoofers, soundbars and home theater kits… The prices range from $73 to $1198…

But to bring us back “on topic”, they are also running a Skullcandy headphone sale headlined by the Riff bluetooth on-ears going for $40… There’s also a $10 wired in-ear and a $25 neckband bluetooth earphone…

Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/BT Over-Ears with Sony Xperia 1 SD855 Smartphone for $750

If you happen to need a Sony smartphone and an ANC/bluetooth over-ear headphone, what a coincidence, among the Day #2 Prime Deals you can get a combo from Amazon actual that has the Sony WH-1000X M3 with the SONY Xperia 1 for $750 with free US shipping.

The Xperia 1 smartphone is factory unlocked with USA warranty, with a 6.5″ OLED 21:9 4K display, 128GB UFS 2.1 on-board storage, Gorilla Glass 6, IP65/68, dual SIM hybrid, Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, microSDXC slot, no headphone jack but bluetooth 5.0 with apt-X HD, released May 2019. The WH-1000X M3 is now the previous generation model, a closed-back over-ear with ANC and bluetooth.

Speaking of this line of headphones, the latest model, the WH-1000X M4 is also on offer at Best Buy daily deals for $298 with a $25 Best Buy gift card as a bonus… The same offer continues at Amazon Prime Days

Apple AirPods PRO with AppleCare+ for $230 [and more…]

Apple fans, unite and take over! Good until Saturday 9/26/20 at 11:59pm eastern (or before that if they sell out) you can get the new condition Apple AirPods PRO with the AppleCare+ for $230 with free US shipping as a featured deal at New York’s B&H Photo… Up to three per customer at the sale price…

Meanwhile good for Friday 9/25/20, the Best Buy daily deals include:

+ Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT closed over-ears for $88
+ appears sold-out online but you may be able to find local store pickup and such options when you check
+ and as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it right here [PORG not included!]

Also part of the Friday Best Buy deals du jour are:

+ Apple Lightning Digital A/V adapter for $35

+ Apple USB-A to Lighting cable for $10

+ RocketFish magic HDMI cable for $50

+ UV-C sanitizing device, Sony 4K UHD TVs, Sony 3.1 soundbars with wireless subwoofer, and Sony XB-72 “wake up the neighbors” speaker for $200

+ the Apple products include a FREE 4-month Apple Music free trial
+ free trial cannot be appended to existing subscriptions or existing free trials
+ I’m assuming there should also be a limit on how often a single Apple account can participate in free trials…

Deals To AVOID (Wedn): Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $232

This is a daily deal of a different kind. This is a daily deal TO AVOID! Among the NewEGg daily deals for Wednesday September 16 in 2020 there’s a sale on the Sony WH-1000X Mark III for $232. The “to avoid” part is NOT on the headphone but on the seller. The seller is an unknown Newegg Marketplace seller with a 83% score on 65 ratings. That’s not something that inspires confidence. This also raises the questions whether this is a USA warranty product, or an international grey-market…

Speaking of the Sony wH-1000X series, their brand new Mark IV (M4) model is now in-stock and ready to ship for $350 at various authorized Sony dealers including Adorama and Amazon [ALWAYS check who the actual seller is before buying!] and B&H Photo and such…

Sony WH-CH710N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $98

The pre-launch of B&H Photo’s Labor Day offerings includes some consumer-tier headphones, among which you can get a $100 ANC/bluetooth over-ear combo, if you don’t want to get into the $300 “Battle of the Giants” but also don’t want to buy from the non-audio budget brands around $50 at Amazon and such…

To cut a long story short, the new condition Sony WH-CH710 is on sale for $98 with free US shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo. As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews…

I haven’t seen or touched this newer model, but we have here a text and pictures un-boxing of the previous-generation model, the WH-CH700N {the PORG is not included ~ it is our “blog pet”}.

One utilitarian and welcome difference for many, when looking at the B&H gallery pictures, the new WH-CH710N has USB-C charging, finally doing away with good old micro-USB.

Speaking of which, I hope there is a recycling program for all the millions and millions of de-commissioned micro-USB cables 🙂

PS: buying from B&H you are guaranteed to get the US model. Some of the marketplace sellers on Amazon are not as reliable, but if you are comfortable with that, a couple of them are selling it for the same price with some freebie accessories (eg stand, case, etc).

Tuesday: Sony WH-XB900N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $148

Sony fans, you have until Tuesday 8/18/20 at 11:59pm pacific time to grab the new condition Sony WH-XB900N headphones on sale for $148 with free US shipping in two color options. Up to three per customer at the sale price…

These are closed-back over-ear with bluetooth and ANC, and as the “XB” in the model name suggests, they are part of the “Extra Bass” line of Sony audio products…

As of the time of writing these average 4.6 out of 5 based on 2180+ customer ratings. Note that as of late Amazon is publishing ratings which is a mix of written reviews and star-ratings [no text written, just selecting a star rating]…

Tuesday: Sony WH-1000X Mark III ANC/BT over-ears for $248

The Sony WH-1000X Mark III closed-back bluetooth and ANC over-ear combo is the star of Tuesday August 11 in 2020 as it is the deal of the day for $248 with free US shipping, in new condition from authorized dealers at both Adorama of New York and also at Amazon actual. I haven’t checked recently on the latest ANC/BT top-considered combos, but the last time I checked, this was giving the Bose a ran for its money… Making Sony Great Again?

There’s plenty of action at the Best Buy deals for Tuesday as well:

+ Samsung Galaxy Buds+ truly-wireless for $130
+ various Samsung EVO Plus microSD cards on sale, from 64GB to 512GB

No BeyerDynamic this time around at the NewEgg deals du jour but they do have a couple of headphones though:

+ Beats Solo3 bluetooth on-ears for $129
+ Philips neckband bluetooth earphones for $13 [bonus points if you memorize the model name, SHB5950BK/27)…

Friday: BeyerD DT 1990 and lots of Sony BT headphones

Beyerdynamic makes a comeback at the NewEgg daily deals, and for Friday August 7 in 2020 they are offering the new condition open-back over-ear DT 1990 PRO (250 ohm, Tesla) for $480 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by East Coast retailer H. H. Gregg. No coupon is needed this time around…

There’s a theme at the Best Buy daily deals and it’s a Sony audio sale that includes the following headphones:

  • WF-1000X M3 truly wireless for $170
  • WH-CH700N closed-back ANC/BT over-ears for $100 [see our text & pictures unboxing]
  • WF-SP800N ANC truly-wireless for $150
  • WF-XB-700 Extra Bass truly wireless for $100
  • also on sale Sony bluetooth speakers, a 3.1 soundbar and 4K UHD TVs

Speaking of Sony audio, Amazon has a sale on select Sony products including a soundbar, bluetooth speakers and TVs. Mayhaps they are price-matching the Best Buy offering?

Speaking of Amazon, Amazon Germany is offering a 90-day free trial to their HD music streaming service with the purchase of 1000+ vinyl records

Tuesday: Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $220

Judging by the price and the 90-day Woot warranty, I suspect this is the international version, but if you don’t mind that, you can get the new condition Sony WH-1000X M3 bluetooth/ANC over-ears for $220 as one of the Woot deals of the day, with free shipping for Prime members. Limit two pairs per customer at the sale price. This is considered by many as topping *GASP* BOSE on ANC 🙂

Sale ends on Tuesday 7/14/20 at 11:59pm centauri time or earlier if sold out…

Thursday: Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $110

Headphone action at the Best Buy deals du jour for Thursday July 2nd in 2020, it is the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth with ANC Sony WH-CH700N headphones going for $110 with free US shipping… Also part of the sales is the recurring MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth receiver going for $20…

Speaking of the WH-CH700N, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it here. The PORG you see in the pictures is NOT included ^_^…

And for those shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany daily deals they have the Taotronics ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears going for around 41 euro…

Wedn: B&W PX5 On-Ears, Bose QC II, Sony XB, Thorens, Etc

Two headphones plus gaming headsets are among a loaded day at the Best Buy daily offerings for Wednesday June in 2020:

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX-5 ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $220
+ Bose Quiet Comfort II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $299
+ discount and free mouse with Razer Nari Ultimate gaming headset

Under the “Electronics” daily deal at the Woot website they have the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ear Sony XB-650-BT going for $45 with a 1-year Sony warranty. It is only available in black. It has NFC. Note that this is part of their “Extra Bass” line, so opera, classical, audiophile jazz, etc you may not like the “transformation” of the music with these 🙂

NewEGG seems to have an unwritten rule of one headphone offer per day at their daily deals and Wednesday’s offer is the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ-553-BT-R closed-back on-ear bluetooths in the red color scheme going for $26 with free US shipping…

Last but not least, for the vinyl junkies or player collectors, one of the B&H Photo daily deals is the new condition Thorens TD 201 manual 2-speed turntable with built-in amp going for $250. It is available in two color options [device color, not sound coloration color!]…

SHOCK! did you notice something today? All these offers and not a single “truly wireless” earphone. There is hope for the audio world after all 🙂

Friday: Sony Audio Sale at Best Buy, Etc

It’s all about Sony during Friday 5/22/20, as the headliner of the Best Buy daily deals are Sony audio products:

+ Sony WH-CH700N ANC + bluetooth closed over-ears for $100
+ as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it from two years ago
+ PS: the PORG you see in the unboxing is NOT included with the headphone ~ it is our blog pet 🙂

+ Sony SP-600N necklace-style bluetooth/ANC earphones for $70

+ Sony SRS-XB-22 portable bluetooth speaker for $70
+ XB of course being eXtra BASS; perfect for audiophile jazz listeners 😉

+ Sony SRS-XB-501G wireless speaker with Google Assistant for $150

+ also 7″ Sony Android Auto media thing and Sony Audio system and in-dash digital media receiver and Sony 1155W 2-channel Dolby Atmos 4K A/V hometheater; so much SONY today, too many to list here one by one!

Elsewhere, at Amazon Germany, the Huawei P40 smartphones [no GOOGLE PLAY!!!!] are bundled with the Huaweii truly-wireless earphones and a Huaweii smartwatch in great prices IF you don’t care for Google Play and Google Play Services. That’s a HUGE IF. I don’t think I would want to be chasing hacks to run Google Play apps in 2020. This may have been a fun thing to do in 2010, but these days, I just want things that work 🙂

You can feed your DAPs and PADs (phones as DAPs) at the NewEGG.com daily deals with these two microSD cards:
+ 400GB Sandisk ULTRA for $57
+ 128GB Team for $16
+ also: Philips SHB-5950-WT neckband-style earphones for $17 but reviewers NOT happy with it ~ averages 3 out of 5 based on 21 ratings as of the time of writing

If you are looking for an affordable headphone stand, the B&H daily deals [expire Saturday at 11:59pm ET] include their house-brand AURAY HPDS-B headphone stand for $12. It averages almost 5 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews… While there, you will also find a couple of options for CAD (the brand name, not the Computer-Aided Design) USB microphones ranging from $50 to $80…

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