Sunday: Sony LinkBuds S ANC TW for $98

If you are not afraid of getting shamed by your uppity audiophool friends, good until Sunday 5/26/24 [CORRECTED DATE!] at 11:59pm ET (or before if sold out) you can have the new condition Sony LinkBuds S ANC truly wireless for $98 after an automatic add-to-cart coupon is applied. These are available black. The white variant goes for $128.

Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones for $70

IF you add to have this to your collection [or replace worn out copies], as a benchmark of sorts, good for the next three days or so, you can have the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones for $70 at Woot. These are new condition, up to ten pairs per customer, with a 90-day Sony warranty. A drawstring pouch is included. These come with a hardwired coiled cable. No mic/remote, but a 1/4″ adapter is included.

These are part of a Woot Plus headphone sale good until 11/4/23 at 12am central time. It includes the Philips L3 for $100, B&O Play, Lenovo Yoga, Philips H9505 ANC, a Skullcandy ANC, and a couple of more items.

Headphones are part of the Prime Deals

Headphones are part of the Amazon Prime Big Deal sales with three pages of offerings in this, headlined as per the Amazon display, by the Sony consumer headphones.

Needless to say, Amazon is not Massdrop, so you won’t find all the audiophile/audiophool products there, but there is Beats, Bang & Olufsen, Shure Aonic, BOSE, Sennheiser [there’s a separate post here on these], various Amazon-famous bluetooth-y brands, and of course the consumer-darling the AirPODS PRO (2nd Gen) for $189 in your choice of USB-C or the abandoned and discarded by Cupertino Lightning connector 🙂

Prime Day 2023 is here with surprise Sennheiser hot offers!

Prime Day 2023 is here and there are five pages of Headphone deals including the usual suspects of popular with consumer options like Bose, Beats, Sony, AirPods and such.

But the big surprise of the day is a Big Sennheiser SALE including:

+ open over-ear HD 560S for $150

+ open over-ear HD 600 for $283~

+ open over-ear HD 660 S2 for $400

+ open over-ear HD 599 SE for $80

+ closed over-ear HD 450 SE Bluebooths for $80

+ also various truly-wireless and a couple of RF-series TV headphones

+ IE 200 In-Ears for $100

+ to purchase most of the offers above, you must be a Prime Member, thus the Prime Day name
+ if you want to buy any of these offers, fear not, you can jump in and buy anything you want as long as you start a 30-DAY free TRIAL of Prime!

Sony WH-CH-710-N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $68

The latest Amazon USA Gold Box includes a Sony audio sale that includes the new condition closed-back ANC/BT over-ears that go by the name of WH-CH-710-N, going for $68 in two color options. Sold and shipped by Amazon proper.

Over there, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on over 20,000 customer ratings as of the time of writing and they have over 400 answered questions.

I haven’t seen or touched this model, but we had here, over four years ago, a text and pictures unboxing of the previous model, the WH-CH-700-N.

Basically these are a way for Sony to compete in the sub-$100 market segment where many alternative/unknown brands dominate (eg at Amazon’s website) with low priced options.

Mainstream Earphone sale at Amazon

Trigger warning for headfi denizens, this post contains mainstream brands 🙂

Amazon is having a limited time on various mainstream earphones and headphones including:

+ AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $234

+ Sony Group sale including the WH-1000XM4 ANC/BT over-ears for $228
+ various LinkBuds as well

+ BOSE SleepBuds II for $199

+ various Beats truly wireless

UPDATE: speaking of name-brands, for Monday 11/7/22, the Meh daily deal is the Kenwood WS-A1 ANC truly-wireless for $50 plus shipping…

Prime Early Access sale includes Sony, Beats, Bose, Apple headphones

If you a Prime member, today is DAY ONE of the Amazon PRIME early access sale and the sale includes a variety of consumer-popular headphones including:

+ BOSE QC45, 700, earphones
+ QC45 is $229, 700 is $269, Soundsport bluetooth earphones for $89

+ AirPods PRO (2nd Gen) for $235 or with AppleCare+ for $264

+ two pages of Beats offers including over-ear, on-ear and truly-wireless
+ yes, there’s even a Kim Kardashian option 🙂
+ some of them are bundled with AppleCare+

+ UPDATE: there’s a Sony wireless sale featuring the WH-1000X M5 for $348 , the WF-C500 for $58, and the LinkBuds S for $128

+ there are more headphones, time-permitting I will go through the offers and post new deal-posts about them!

IF you see anything you like (they even have the whole Samsung smartphone high-end line-up on sale), but you are not a Prime member, FEAR NOT, you can get the deals as long as you sign-up for a PRIME 30-Day FREE trial

PS: you can also find some of these by checking the Headaphone offers widget

Tuesday: Philips PH-805, Bose Soundlink II, Sony WF-1000X M4

Woot is back with a second day of tech deals. and once again, they have headphones in them, including:

+ Philips PH-805 ANC/BT over-ears for $55

+ Bose Soundlink II bluetooth over-ears for $125, two color options

+ Grade A refurbished Sony WF-1000X M4 truly-wireless for $145

+ Lenovo truly wireless for $12

+ Philips T1 ANC PRO+ truly wireless for $150

+ Klipsch and other speakers

Refurbished Sony LinkBuds TW (WF900/H) for $61 AC

If you are fond of refurbished truly-wireless, Secondipity through the NewEgg website the refurbished Sony LinkBuds (WF900/H) for $66.

And good until 9/7/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code SSBW732 drops it by $5, down to $61.

Tuesday: Sony WH-1000XM5 for $340 [international?]

If you don’t want or don’t plan to use the 1-year USA warranty, Woot, for 8/30/22, they are offering the international version (judging by the 90-day Woot warranty they offer) of the Sony WH-1000X M5 ANC/BT closed over-ears for $340 with up to two per customer at the sale price. The USA version currently goes for $400…

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

A limited time Sony Audio sale at Amazon (I don’t know when it expires) includes the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC/BT WH-CH-710N headphones going for $98 per, and available in two color options.

The sale also includes a couple of LinkBuds truly-wireless and “Extra Bass” portable bluetooth speakers (SRS-XB13 for $48 in five color options).

As fate would have it, we have here at this blog a text and pictures unboxing of the previous generation headphone, the WH-CH-700N, posted four years ago [how time flies!]

Truly Wireless sales: Skullcandy, Soundpeats, Sony Linkbud S

And now we have a mini truly-wireless roundup!

We start at Woot where they have the new condition Skullcandy Push truly-wireless, offered in two color options, for $20 per pair with a 1-year Skullcandy warranty. Up to ten per customer. When the daily deal ends, it will simply move to other “Woot Plus” sales…

Name-brand action and name-brand price, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony LinkBuds S for $148 in two color options…

Fourteen (14) options (some of them different colors of the same model) are part of a Soundpeats sale at Amazon. Prices start at $19.

Total coincidence that all the company names in this post begin with “S” 🙂

Sony MDR-EX-15-AP earphones for $8

On the budget side of things, as part of the early “Back to School” festivities [poor students can’t even get a full summer without getting bombarded with back to school marketing], Amazon is offering the new condition wired Sony MDR-EX-15-AP earphones for $8 with a mic/remote (single button) or $7 without a mic. This is for the black color scheme. Check the other colors to see their pricing…

Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $228 [Prime]

Sony too is in the Prime Deals game with the new condition closed-back over-ear WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT headphones on sale for $228 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, available in two color options.

Keep in mind the X4 is no longer the latest model. The WH-1000X M5 was recently released but it goes for almost twice (!!!) as much, currently at $400.

SPEAKING of Sony, but not part of the Prime deals, marketplace seller “Video & Audio Center” is offering the black color scheme of the ANC/BT closed-back over-ear WH-CH710N headphones for $68. Limited quantities. This is sold and shipped by the marketplace seller, not Amazon herself.

Speaking of which, we have here at this blog a text-and-pictures unboxing of the previous generation model, the WH-CH700N, from four years ago…

Sony LinkBuds S truly-wireless for $178

For a limited time, a Sony-initiated sale (manufacturer instant savings and such) has the new condition LinkBuds S truly-wireless on sale for $178 at various authorized Sony dealers such as B&H Photo and various at Amazon

Sony MDR-ZX110-AP Closed On-Ears for $10 w/FS

Good until 6/23/22 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that sells out) B&H Photo is having a MEGA DEAL ZONE sale. This is a collection of their daily deals that they’ve been running the last few months. As of the time of writing, there are over 1300 items on sale!

Headphone-related products can be found in the “PRO Audio” and “Mobile Entertainment” sub-categories or you can search for them by manufacturer or use the search-within-the-search at the bottom of the left hand sidebar of the page.

On a time-permitting basis I will go through them and point out all the headphone-related items, but for now we’ll start with a $10 with free US shipping offer, it’s the new condition wired closed-back on-ear Sony MDR-ZX110-AP headphones. This is in the black color scheme. As those of you who are fluent in Sony-speak have already guesses, this is the mic/remote option (the “AP” (Android phone?) in the model name). It is a single-button remote.

I didn’t have this model, but I had in the past the ZX100 and the ZX300. I believe these were tuned for coffee shop listening. At home or in quiet places they sound like their price, but inside a moderately busy Starbucks these are quite serviceable!

Tuesday: random audio sale with headphones

Good until literally the end of the month (5/31/22 at 11:59pm central time – or earlier if sold out) it is the return of the 19th variant of the Random Audio sale that features 13 audio products including these headphones:

+ Sony WH-1000X-M4 ANC/BT over-ears for $259

+ Philips on-ear ANC/BT closed-back for $55

+ 2pk of Sony basic earphones for $14

+ B&O BEOplay E8 truly-wireless for $250

+ KEF, Polk and JBL speakers
+ Samsung soundbar
+ Victrola suitcase vinyl player

Thursday: 2x Sony MDR-ZX110-AP On-Ears w/mic-remote for $20

Not one, but two headphones! Good until 5/19/22 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out), New York’s B&H Photo is offering as a bundle TWO of the new condition wired closed-back on-ear Sony MDR-ZX110-AP headphones with 1-button mic/remote in the black color scheme for $20. That’s $10 per headphone!

I haven’t had this particular model, but I had the ZX-310 and the ZX-100, and the one thing I remember is that (mayhaps) these were tuned for coffee shops. In a quite room (eg at home) they sounded like $10 headphones, but in coffee shops they were very usable.

PS: if the name rings a bell, a few months ago one of the hype YouTube reviewers “discovered” this headphone and tried to start a “discovery hype train” about it LOL

Sunday: HIFIMAN HE-400i planar over-ears for $200, Etc

An audio party is happening with a heavy headphone emphasis in another variant of the Woot random audio sale running until 5/1/22 at 10pm central time.

OF the 26 in-stock products, half of them are headphones including:

+ HIFIMAN HE-400i planar over-ears for $200

+ refurbished Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT over-ears for $180
+ M3 for $160
+ come with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher (not from Sony)

+ various Beats and Bose and Sony truly-wireless and bluetooth earphones

Meanwhile running until 5/2/22 at 10am ET, Adorama is offering the new condition Behringer U-PHORIA UM2 2×2 USB Audio Interface for $30…

Sony and Bose ANC/BT Over-Ear Dueling Sale

It’s not dueling banjos, but it’s a dueling ANC/BT over-ears sale happening at Amazon right now! These are not daily deals – they are limited time offers, but they do not specify the exact expiration date.

So, yes, both the Sony and Bose ANC/BT closed-back over-ears are participating in sales!

On the Sony front, they have the WH-1000X M4 going for $278 in two color options, and the more budget-friendly “Extra Bass” WH-XB910N going for $148, also in two color options…

On the Bose front they have the QuietComfort 45 going for $279 in two color options, and the 700 going for $329…

Thursday: DT 990 PRO (250) for $119 AC, Sony WH-1000X-M4 for $260

Thursday has two over-ear headphones at the NewEgg daily deals:

+ Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) for $119 after using promo code 93XSP26
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

+ Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT closed-back for $260, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “Red Tag Camera”

Wedn: Sony MDR-XB-550-AP/B On-Ears for $20

One of the 2/23/22 Newegg daily deals is the new condition wired closed-back on-ear Sony “Extra Bass” MDR-XB-550-AP/B headphone going for $20. Note that this is sold and shipped by a marketplace seller (“Humpty Dumpty Deals”), not by NewEgg actual…

This has one customer review, and it is worth reading, regardless of your interest in this headphone, because it is from an audiophile. In typical audiophile fashion, after paragraphs and paragraphs of audiophile-speak complaints, the review ends with “For anything under thirty dollars, these are a tremendous value”. LOL 🙂

Tuesday: Panasonic Deep Bass, Sony Extra Bass, Klipsch TWS, Altec Whisper, Etc

Tuesday is a gift that keeps on giving! Woot is running a Tech Spring Cleaning sale until 11:59pm central time on February 22 in 2022 with 19 products including some audio-related gear:

  • Altec Lansing Whisper ANC/BT over-ears for $20
  • Sony MDR-XB-650-BT/B “Extra Bass” bluetooth on-ears for $60
  • Panasonic RB-M700B “Deep Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $60
  • Klipsch T5 (2nd gen) truly wireless for $90
  • JBL and Logitech bluetooth speakers
  • blues harmonica and Hofner Ignitior Pro Violin, folding pianos
  • H&K Spirit of Vintage 25W Nano Amp for $150

Thur: Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones for $88

Surprise-surprise, there’s a Sony headhone in the Newegg daily deals running until 12/17/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition good old wired closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-7506 studio headphone going for $88 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “6ave” through the NewEgg website…

Saturday: Lennon, Sony XB550-AP, Beats, Rosewill

We have a scattering of daily deals today (Saturday February 12 in 2022) but we start with an e-book! Cynthia Lennon’s John (Kindle ebook) is on sale for 99c at Amazon but you also get 10c back as a digital ebook credit for future eligible purchases. This averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 1300+ customer ratings as of the time of writing. It is 300+ pages, February 2012, Hodder & Stoughton (UK)…

Three headphones appear in the Saturday NewEgg dailies:

+ Sony MDR-XB-550-AP/B “Extra Bass” wired closed-back on-ears for $20
+ note these are sold and shipped by a marketplace seller, not NewEGG themselves

+ refurbished Beats Flex All-Day neckband bluetooth earphones for $29

+ Rosewill RW-TH-68-N ANC/BT closed on-ears for $33

Speaking of Beats, at the Woot daily deals they are offering “Grade A” refurbished Beats Solo PRO closed-back bluetooth on-ears for $130 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Monday: Sony WH-XB910-N ANC/BT over-ears for $128 [also: Airpods sale]

Good until Monday 1/24/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony WH-XB-910-N ANC/BT over-ears closed-back headphones for $128 with free US shipping in two color options. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

As of the time of writing these average 4.6 out of 5 based on 550+ customer ratings.

Meanwhile at the Apple front, they are having an AirPods sale with the new AirPods PRO going for $180 and the Airpods (2nd generation) for $100…

Tuesday: Sony WF-C500 truly wireless for $58

Running until Tuesday 12/21/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon is offering the new condition Sony WF-C500 truly wireless for $58 with free US shipping in two color options…

As of the time of writing, they average 4.5 out of 5 based on 270+ ratings. They also have 41 answered questions…

Friday: Sony WH-CH710N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $78

Sony is back at the Best Buy daily deals, running until 12/17/21 at 11:59pm, or earlier if sold out, you can have the new condition closed-back over-ear ANC/BT combo that is the WH-CH710N for $78 with free US shipping or store pickup…

OR if you prefer used, a marketplace seller is offering it in “renewed” (refurbished) condition for $50, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon

I haven’t seen or touched this particular model, but we have here a text-n-pictures unboxing of the predecessor model, the WH-CH700N. Note that the pictured PORG shown at our unboxing post is NOT included 🙂

Tue: Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $248

Sony’s latest entry in the big ANC/BT Over-Ears battle is the WH-1000X M4, and this particular model, in various color options, is on sale for $248 with free US shipping for a limited time at Amazon’s USA website with up to three pairs per color per customer…

As of the time of writing, these average 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 25,000 global ratings posted. Note that ratings includes both the written review scores and the no-text star-ratings…

Thur: refurb Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $180 w/1yr warranty

Two “Grade A” refurbished Sony headphones with a 1-year e-Replacements warranty are participating in this Woot Thanksgiving sale running until 11/25/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $180

+ Sony WF-1000XM3 truly-wireless for $73

Monday: Sony WH-XB910N “Extra Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $138

Headphone action at the Monday Amazon Gold Box as well with the following related offers:

+ Sony WH-XB910N “Extra Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears in the blue color scheme (Amazon exclusive) for $138
+ up to three per customer

+ Samsung Buds Plus for $100

+ JBL Tune truly wireless for $30 to $60

+ Blue Yeti microphones for $100

+ basic Kindle for $50

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…