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

Thursday Daily Deals: JBL, B&O Truly Wireless, and Sony 1000XM3 bundled with 65″ UHD TV

It’s headphone day in the Best Buy daily deals for Thursday April 23 in 2020 as follows:

+ JLab Epic Executive neckband bluetooth earphones for $45

+ Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay E.8 2.0 truly wireless for $200

+ Sony WH-1000X Mark III headphones bundled with the Sony 65″ 4K UHD TV (with HDR) for $1030

But that’s not all. At Woot, they are offering the new condition JBL T450 wired closed on-ears for $20, available in either blue or white color-schemes, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year JBL warranty…

Sony MDR-1A M2 for $148 [ends Wedn 11:59pm ET]

UPDATE: the sale price is $148 with free US shipping…

This is a 12-hour flash deal starting on Wednesday 4/22/20 at 12pm ET at B&H Photo and running for 12 hours (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-1A Mark II headphones. The price before the sale is $298. I do not know what the sale price will be. It will be revealed when the offer goes live at 12pm ET.

The headphones average 4.5 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews.

Sony WH-CH400 bluetooth on-ears for $30

If you are looking for simple name-brand bluetooth closed-back on-ears, select colors of the new condition Sony wH-CH400 headphones are on sale for $30 at B&H Photo, an authorized Sony dealer…

Or if you prefer to live more dangerously, you can get it for around $18 with free US shipping in various “other” conditions from various eBay sellers

It has 30mm drivers, supports bluetooth 4.2 with NFC, supports SBC and AAC only [well, it’s a budget thing after all], with micro-USB charging…

Monday: Sony WH-1000X M3 for $230

The new condition Sony WH-1000X M3 (third generation as the “3” in the name boldly suggests) is on sale for $230 with free US shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat shipping for non-members] until Monday 3/16/20 at 11:59pm central time at the Woot website as one of their daily deals. Up to ten per customer at the sale price. It comes with a 1-year Sony warranty. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 6600+ customer reviews over there…

Meanwhile at Amazon Germany they have an Anker Audio sale that includes a couple of truly-wireless, an exercise bluetooth earphone and a touch-controlled ANC/BT over-ear combo…

Friday: Sony XB-650-BT closed bluetooths for $50

Good until Friday 2/7/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if it somehow manages to sell out) you can get the new condition closed-back Sony “Extra Bass” XB-650-BT bluetooth headphones for $50 as one of the Woot daily deals with a 1-year Sony warranty in the black color scheme. Free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. You have to connect your Prime account to your Woot account (a one-time action) to get the free shipping.

Sony ZX310-AP Closed On-Ears for $19

Through the magic of price-matching, currently the new condition closed-back on-ear Sony ZX-310AP/B headphone is on sale for $19 at NewEgg (by Newegg actual) and by Amazon actual. Up to three per customer at each retailer…

The “AP” stands for remote control button for an Android phone, and the “/B” stands for the black color scheme…

I’ve used both the ZX310 and the ZX100 and I’m convinced these were tuned for use in a (at least moderately loud) coffee shop. There, they sound very serviceable but listening to them in a quiet place brings out the worst of them…

UPDATE: speaking of Amazon, as part of cascading AmazonBasics (house brand) sales, they are offering the AB replacement cables for Bose Quiet Comfort headphones for about $11 per cable. Not related to the Sonys, I’m just stuffing this here because it does not warrant a separate post…

Used Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT for $50

IF you are looking for a name-brand ANC/bluetooth over-ear headphone, the Sony WH-CH700N is currently on sale for $88 in either color in new condition at Amazon.

But thanks to the previously mentioned 20% off in-cart used AWD promotion, you can get either color in USED condition (“Used – Very Good” or better) starting at $62~ minus 20% off = $50~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

So while $88 is not bad, paying $50 is even better 🙂

Monday: Sony WH-XB900N ANC/BT Over-Ears for $128

Good until Monday 11/18/19 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon actual is offering as one of their deals of the day the new condition closed-back over-ear Sony WH-XB900N ANC/BT headphones for $128 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. As the “XB” in the model name suggests, this is an “Extra Bass” model.

It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on nearly 110 customer reviews and it has 80 answered questions…

Brainwavz Case & Earpads (for Sony V6, 7506, etc) for $22.50

We have a combo value meal if you are a fan of the Brainwavz brand. They are currently offering a headphone case + earpads for $22.50. The case is for folded headphones while the earpads are for the Sony MDR-V6, 7506 (and other compatible headphones). The earpads on their own go for $16.50, so you’re getting the case for $6 more.

The listing is a mix of earpads-only and case-n-earpads bundles, so pay attention if you are switching colors and options and if you are reading customer reviews and answered questions…

Sony Audio sale includes XB-700 Over-Ears for $98

If you are a fan of Sony audio gear, you’ve find a potentially interesting post. For a limited time [but not part of its daily deals] Amazon is having a Sony Audio sale of various things that includes, among others, the following:

+ XB-700 closed-back over-ear bluetooth “Extra Bass” (thus the XB) headphones for $98 in two color options

+ WI-C600 neckband ANC earphones for $118

+ PS-LX3-10-BT belt-drive turn-table for $148

+ various speakers and receivers

Monday: Sony Xperia Ear Duo truly wireless for $120 [L600 cinematic for $200]

Good until Monday 9/2/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, as one of the deals du jour at New York’s B&H Photo and Video, you can get the new condition Sony Xperia Ear Duo truly-wireless earphones for $120 with free US shipping in your choice of two color options.

Sony is also part of the Woot daily deals, their new condition WH-L600 Digital Wireless headphones go for $200 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping for the rest of us mere mortals. They come with a 1-year Sony warranty and you can buy up to ten pairs per customer…

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Starting at 3:55pm eastern today [Monday 9/2/19] there is going to be a lightning deal on the Amazon Gold Box for this Sony WH RF400R bundle that includes the transmitter dock (TMRRF400) and cables/adapters. The price before the sale is $97. This is a marketplace seller offering it, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. They are the only ones offering this kit for sale, so they will almost certainly be the ones offering the lightning deal…

The above two are different models from the first headphone I “awarded” with the prestigious “Headphones to Avoid” award, the Sony RF-995-RK wireless… I haven’t seen or used the above two, so I can’t compare them…

Surprise Massdrop Combo: Sennheiser HD6XX _AND_ Sony WH-1000X M3 for $400 TOTAL

Well this is a surprise and a temptation that may be hard to resist for practical audiophiles. For $400 at the Massdrop website, you get two headphones, the audiophile-loved open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD-6XX, AND the utilitarian Sony WH-1000X M3 closed-back over-ear with bluetooth and ANC.

And better yet, both headphones come with a warranty. The HD-6XX comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, and the Sony WH-1000X M3 comes with a 1-year Sony warranty per the listing over there.

This is a pre-order with two days left to purchase (as of the time of writing of this post). The orders will ship mid-September from Massdrop.

PS: if you only want one of the two, you can always gift or sell or trade the other one. Or you can send it to me LOL 🙂