Wedn: Ultrasone headphones with Manfrotto Tripod combos for $900 (two options)

And we are back to the totally unexpected headphone bundles. Good until 6/23/21 at 11:59 eastern time, B&H Photo is offering, as part of their daily deals, two bundles that consist of Ultrasone headphones and Manfrotto 504X tripods. The discount happens automatically in the shopping cart via an automated coupon…

+ Ultrasone Edition M Black Pearl Plus over-ears bundled with the Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & 645 FAST Aluminum Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader, together for $900

+ Ultrasone Edition 8 EX bundled with the Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINMC Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader, together for $900

Monday: Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones for $60 [or TOGETHER w/Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC/amp for $260 total]

Headphones return at the May 3 (2021) daily deals of the B&H Photo website good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), headlined by the new condition wired closed-back over-ear SENAL SMH-1200 studio headphones offered for $60 with free US shipping. Three color options are available.

These are an alternative to the famous Sony MDR-7506/MDR-V6 duo. Their main accessories are two cables (coiled, flat) and a storage pouch. They have a 3-year limited warranty. As of the time of writing they average 4 out of 5 based on 99 customer reviews.

BUT wait, there’s more! There’s also a “Buy Together and Save” offer. If you buy the Senal headphone together with the new condition Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC/amp you get a $350 off combined purchase discount making the total $260 instead of $610. Both have to be in the cart at the same time for the discount to activate.

In addition to the SENAL offer, among the other Monday daily deals at B&H you can get the new condition Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone for $125 with free US shipping. Despite the looks, this does NOT use cassette tapes 🙂 It records on microSD cards, up to 32GB. It is powered by a single AAA battery or via microUSB for constant usage.

FREE Ultrasone Signature Studio Headphones with purchase of Manfrotto Tripod for $820 (ends Thur 11:59pm ET)

In a 12-hour flash deal that ends on Thursday 3/25/21 at 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo’s dailies have another unusual bundle. You get the new condition Ultrasone Signature Studio closed over-ear headphones bundled with the Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Tripod with Ground Spreader, all together now for $820 with free US shipping…

The headphones are added AUTOMATICALLY to your shopping cart with a $0 price when you add the Manfrotto tripod to the shopping cart. Do not manually add the headphones to the cart. No promo codes are needed. The offer is coded on the B&H server side automatically while the promotion is running…

The headphones go for $600 on their own. If you want to research them, this is their product page but I’m posting this for reference only. Do not add the headphones to the shopping cart.

FREE Ultrasone Signature DXP Closed-Back with purchase of $950 Manfrotto Tripod {ends Friday 7pm ET}

Here is something you don’t see every day! As part of the B&H Photo daily deals, as a flash deal that ends on Friday 3/19/21 at 7pm ET, you get the Ultrasone Signature DXP Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones for FREE with the purchase of a tripod. You are reading right, it’s not April Fools Day!

The freebie is included automatically by B&H while this promotion is running, there’s no coupon, no rebate. It automagically appears in your shopping cart when you add the main item.

Ultrasone is a controversial name in some audiophile circles, but this is headphone with a current price of $600!

Of course the tripod you need to buy is no toy tripod, nor toy-priced tripod! You pay $950 after an automagic coupon appears in your shopping cart during this limited time promotion…

And the tripod you need to buy is… the Manfrotto 612 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Tripod with Ground Spreader

PS: how do you know you get the freebie? On the above product page, look for the tiny text that says “Includes Free: 1 item ($599.99 value)”. Or simply add the Manfrotto tripod to the shopping cart and the Ultrasone will automagically appear there for $0 more…

This is how it looks in the shopping cart after you add the tripod. You do NOT manually add the headphones. They appear automagically while this promotion is running…

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…

AKG K92 Over-Ears with Tascam DR40X for $150

Part of the Black Friday – Cyber Monday festivities, Adorama is offering this AKG K92 + Tascam DR40X bundle for $150 with free US shipping. The K92 is a closed-back over-ear wired headphone while the DR40X is a 4-track digital audio recorder and USB audio interface. The Tascam is in the red color scheme.

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

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

AKG Semi-Open Studio headphones with bonus Clamp for $50

Until 7/13/20 at 10am eastern, you can haz a classic studio headphone with a universal headphone clamp, all together for $50 with free US shipping at Adorama where it is their current deal of the day…

The headphone is of course the good old AKG K240 semi-open over-ears and the bonus item is the H&A Clamp holder. Hard to argue against the combo price!

AKG K702 open over-ears w/clamp for $150

It’s AKG time until 7/6/20 at 10am eastern at Adorama, where their deal du jour until such time is the new condition AKG K-702 open-back over-ears bundled with a H&A headphone clamp, together going for $150 with free US shipping…

And for Sunday 7/5/20 in the Best Buy time zone, their daily deals include the new condition Jaybird Tarah Pro bluetooth earphones [necklace style] for $90, but they also offer the V-Moda Crossfade 2 bluetooth over-ears for $200…

FREE NuForce Stride bluetooth earphones with Sennheiser HD6XX purchase for $195

For a limited time only (expiration date is not mention), you will automatically [no coupon needed, no additional action on your behalf] receive a FREE NuForce Stride bluetooth earphone with the purchase of the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones for $195 with free US shipping and free US returns from the Massdrop website. This is an “in-stock drop” so it will ship in one business day after purchase, it won’t take weeks and weeks like the traditional Massdrop offerings…

To ensure the offer is running, use your browser’s in-page search feature (eg CTRL F in Chrome) looking for “NuForce” or “Stride”. You will see this promotion mentioned multiple times in the listing. Even though it does not appear “above the fold” (on the part of the page that fills up some screens, eg laptops).

The HD 6XX come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty since they are produced in co-operation with Hennheiser 🙂 The NuForce kit includes a hard case and six sets of eartips and a microUSB cable. No mention of warranty on the NuForce.

When you click the “BUY” button that takes you to the shopping cart, you will not see the NuForce mentioned there. The options you see in the shopping cart are for additional optional purchases (extra earpads, cables, DAC/amp, warranty) and a shipping upgrade option. Most of the optional items are offered with an additional combined purchase discount, eg the Drop+ THX AAA 789 linear amplifier is +$300 instead of $400 which sells on its own.

NOTE that this is the recently revised HD 6XX. Check the Massdrop and the interwebs for more details if you are not already familiar with the revisions…

Sennheiser HD 200 + Behringer UMC-404-HD Audio Interface for $179

For a very limited time only, Adorama is offering a Sennheiser x Behringer bundle for $179 with free shipping within the USA. For that price, you get two different items:

  • Sennheiser HD 200 closed-back over-ears
  • Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD audio interface

No coupon, no rebate. The sale price is reflected on their website while this promotion is running…

Beyerdynamic DT770 (80 ohm) with $50 pGC for $179

As part of the limited time Green Monday festivities at NewEgg, you can check out their headphone sales which are headlined by the new condition Beyerdynamic DT770 (80 ohm) closed-back over-ear bundled with a $50 promotional gift card (hence the “pGC” in the blog-post title) going for $179 with free US shipping. Limit two per customer. This is sold and shpped by NewEgg…

Monday: AKG N700NC headphones with Galaxy Flagships starting at $699

The Union of Samsung with Harman Kardon (the parent company of (what was) AKG) is in full force at the Cyber Monday 2019 sales at the Amazon USA website. It’s a combo of Samsung flagship smartphones (choice of Note 10, Galaxy S10+ or S10) with the new condition AKG N700NC headphones (your choice of silver or black headphones). The prices start at $699 for the S10, $799 for the S10+ and $750 for the Note 10 and $950 for the Note 10+. The phones are factory unlocked.

A total of 30 (!!!) options are available…

These headphones are competing in the prestigious $300-ish price tier with Bose QC, Sony WH-1000X, Beats, Sennheiser and more.

Audio Technica M50x + Rode NT-USB microphone for $300

Perspective is relative with this offer, do you get a free headphone with the mic, or a free mic with the headphone? Regardless, as part of the Black Friday festivities, B&H Photo is offering a Rode + Audio Technica bundle for $300 with free US shipping. For that you get, in new condition of course:

+ Audio Technica M50X closed over-ears

+ Rode NT-USB (USB obvoiusly) microphone

+ Auray reflection filter and microphone stand

Rode and the headphone come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, while the small bundle items get a 1-year warranty. Auray is a B&H “house brand”…

Thursday: Logitech Gaming Sale (G633, ASTRO + MixAmp bundle)

Good until Thursday 9/19/19 at 11:59pm pacific, there is a Logitech sale at Amazon USA with a trio of gaming headset bundles along with the obligatory keyboards and a couple of speakers:

+ Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum for $50

+ ASTRO Gaming A40 TR headset with MixAmp PRO TR for $150 in your choice of XBox or Playstation

Blue Mo-Fi headphones + Blackout Yeti mic for $249

Are they really ninjas if they are wearing pyjamas? Such existential questions are beyond my understanding, but there is a price drop on one of the Blue Ninjas in Pyjamas bundles, it is the Mo-Fi headphones + Blackout Yeti microphone together forever (or not) for $249 and fulfilled by Amazon. The Mo-Fi is a powered (built-in amp) closed-back over-ear headphone but has no bluetooth and no ANC.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO (250 ohm) with Slappa Case and Wooden Stand for $450

Also part of the previously mentioned eBay labor day festivities, BuyDig (the online presence of Beach Camera from the East Coast) is offering a new condition bundle, the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO (250 ohm) open-back over-ear headphones bundled with the Slappa hardbody Pro full size headphone case and the Deco Gear wooden omega-shaped (as in the letter omega) stand, all together for $449 with free US shipping.

Don’t forget to use as part of your payment any eBay Bucks, personal eBay coupons and PayPal credits you may have…

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 🙂

Friday: MEE Matrix3 Bluetooth Over Ears with separate bluetooth audio transmitter for $60 [bundle]

It’s back on again as one of the daily deals at the Best Buy website ~ it is the new condition MEE Audio Matrix 3 headphones, a closed-back over-ear bluetooth model bundled with a dual-headphone bluetooth audio transmitter, all together going for $60 with free shipping or free store pickup if you are near a Best Buy store.

This bundle averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 660 customer reviews at the Best Buy website…

Free Truly Wireless with Hifi Walker A1 or A2 In-Ears purchase [USA and Europe parallel offers]

UPDATE #2: this offer is also available at Amazon USA for the Hifi Walker A2 in-ears for $23. Simply add this with the truly wireless in the shopping cart and enter the promo code if needed. You will find the offer further down the “Special offers and product promotions” section of the product page.

The offer is also available on the new condition Hifi Walker A1 in-ears for $23~.

The prices of these earphones may fluctuate, the free “truly wireless” promotion is independent of the earphone prices…

Amazon Germany below
It’s bundle time! For a limited time, at Amazon Germany, when you purchase the new condition Hifi Walker A1 in-ears for 28 euro, you can also add to cart for FREE the new condition Walker T1 Truly Wireless in your choice of color scheme. The discount happens automatically in the shopping cart while this promotion is running… Expiration time unknown (to me)…

UPDATE: the same offer is also available if you purchase the new condition Hifi Walker A2 in-ears for 27 euro, you can also add to cart for FREE the new condition Hifi Walker A2 in-ears… I do not know what’s the difference between the A1 and A2 IEMs…

To get this offer, locate the “Promotional message” section in the upper middle of the product page. Screenshot below to make it easier for you to locate it:

Sunday: Lion King headphones + Echo Dot Kids edition + Fire 7 Kids tablet for $130

Among the Sunday deals du jour at Amazon USA, for PRIME MEMBERS ONLY, they are offering $130 three item bundle:

+ Lion King kids headphones
+ Fire 7 Kids edition tablt
+ Echo Dot Kids edition

There are three different color schemes to pick from for the tablet case. The rest of the items are the same in the three bundles…

FREE Sony WH-1000X M3 ANC/BT Over-Ears with Sony Xperia 1 flagship preorder

Most smartphone manufacturers include some kind of a budget but flashy sounding earphone with their flagship purchase (eg the AKG-branded earphones of the Galaxy models). But Sony, desperate to make a dent in the smartphone now, looking at an opportunity now with the Huawei problems, is throwing in their most popular headphone for free with pre-orders of their new flagship Xperia 1 flagship smartphone.

The free headphones of the bundle are none other than the closed-back WH-1000X M3 ANC with bluetooth over-eras which range from $300 (on sale) to $350 (their default price)…

The Xperia 1 and the included headphones both support LDAC, mayhaps the ideal test setup for LDAC Audio since it is Sony’s brainchild. The phone has a 6.5 inch (21:9) OLED, Snapdragon 855, Android 9, 128GB on-board storage, 6GB RAM, microSD (up to 512GB), Bluetooth 5.0, “Hi-Res Audio”, Dolby Atmos, etc…

The price is $950 with or without the headphones and the offer is available for a limited time at select authorized Sony USA dealers such as Amazon actual and New York’s B&H Photo

NOTE that Amazon breaks down the prices of the bundle differently to prevent people from buying the bundle with the free headphones and then returning/cancelling the order and keeping the headphones 🙂

Sat: MEE Matrix3 Bluetooth headphones + Bluetooth Transmitter for $70

It’s a day of bluetooth daily deals, among the Saturday Best Buy daily deals is the new condition MEE Audio Matrix3 headphones, a closed-back over-ear bluetooth model going for $70 with free shipping or free store pickup if available/possible to do so. It also includes a dual-headphone bluetooth audio transmitter gadget.

Free Universal Case with Sennheiser HD 280 for $100

Proper studio headphones they are, the Sennheiser HD 280, and for a limited time, B&H Photo is bundling a FREE Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case, all together going for $100. The case goes for $20 on its own and comes with a 1-year warranty of its own. The HD 280 are a known quantity. The case averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews and it has a few questions answered as well. Between those and the pictures and descriptions [dimensions under the SPECS sub-tab over there] you can get a feel on what other headphones you can fit inside.

Thur: Pioneer Triple Play for $319 (HRM-5 headphones, Active Monitors, DJ)

What if you wanted a bit of everything? Studio headphones, active speakers, and a DJ controller? Good until Thursday OCT-18-2018 at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering this Pioneer bundle for $319 with free shipping. For that you get:

+ HRM-5 Studio Headphones
+ pair of DM-40 two-way active monitors
+ DDJ-WeGO4 Digital DJ Controller

Sunday Daily Deals: $20 Truly Wireless, $120 Tascam Bundle, $250 M&D MH40

A couple of headphone related offers are part of the daily deals at New York’s critically acclaimed B&H Photo until 11:59pm eastern on Sunday as follows:

+ if you want to try “truly wireless” without breaking the bank, the new condition Pom Gear Pilot True Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $20 with free shipping in your choice of three different color schemes

+ Tascam Trackpack 2×2 recording bundle for $120 with free shipping
+ includes 2×2 USB audio interface, the well-regarded for their low price TH-02 headphones, and the TM-80 microphone

Next up, we move to Best Buy where one of their daily deals is the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-40 in the brown color scheme going for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup. Different Master & Dynamic headphones are frequently featured in the Best Buy daily deals this year…

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.

Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Closed Over-Ears + $30 Promo Gift Card for $100 w/FS

Good until Thursday night, NewEgg FLASH includes a $30 NewEgg promotional e-gift card with the purchase of the new condition Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO closed-back over-ear studio headphones headphones going for their standard price of $100 with free shipping. They come with a 2-year BeyerD warranty…

These headphones got an extra boost in interest with a late January 2018 Innerfidelity review

Honor 7X with Honor Bluetooth Earphones for $225 (with Band 3 for $254)

From the “PADs” department (Phones as DAPs”), the official Honor Store is offering for a limited time the Honor 7X phone along with the Honor bluetooth earphones for $225, or you can add the Band 3 wearable to the bundle and pay $254 instead. This has a 3.5mm headphone jack, 18:9 display (think playlist editing), 32GB on-board storage and microSD (up to 256GB), microUSB, Bluetooth 4.1 with LE (Low Energy), etc…

UK: Free BOSE QC35 II with Huawei P20 or P20 PRO purchase

I don’t usually look for deals in Europe, but this one appeared right in front of me, so I might as well post it! For a limited, in the United Kingdom, Car Warehouse is offering FREE pair of Bose QuietComfort QC35 II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for FREE when you pre-order the Huawei P20 or P20 PRO smartphone from them!

The P20 and P20 PRO (along with the Mate RS) are all without a headphone jack

Audio Bundle: Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turnable with Mackie CR3 Speakers Pair and extras for $299

It’s always fun to contrast big and small, so from a $4 USB-C adapter we go to a $300 bundle of a turntable and a pair of speakers along with assorted accessories. Okay, let’s start from beginning…

The new condition Audio Techica AT-LP120BK-USB goes for $299 on its own in new condition at authorized AT dealers. For the same price, Beach Camera is bundling it with a pair of Mackie CR Series CR3 3″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors, and an RCA cleaning kit through Amazon. It ships directly from Beach and it is not Prime eligible.

The speakers on their own go for $100.

Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphone Kit for $100 with FREE NEXT DAY delivery

As we mentioned yesterday, the good old Sony MDR-7506 are on sale for $80 in new condition at some authorized Sony dealers. But if you are not interested in them or you want to get your studio headphones almost immediately, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphone Kit for $100 with free NEXT DAY delivery.

The kit goes for $25 more than the headphones standard kit and for that you get three extra items in the kit:

+ Auray Genuine Sheepskin Leather Earpads ($30 on their own)
+ Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case ($20 on its own)
+ Auray COHH-2 – Clamp On Headphone Holder For Mic Stand ($10 on its own)

S o if you want/need two out of the three, you come ahead with the kit. Or if you need any of those three accessories individually, each one of them currently has a free shipping promotion on it.

Sony WH-1000X M2 + $20 Netflix Gift Card for $298

The new condition Sony WH-1000X2 currently goes for $298 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers, but you can get more for the price! Beach Camera thru Amazon (Prime-like shipping speed for members even though it ships directly from Beach Camera) is includes a FREE $20 Netflix gift card with purchase.

Alternately you can get the previously mentioned offer of a free Sony SRS-XB2 portable bluetooth speaker from Focus Camera for the same price of $298.

Sony MDR-1000X M2 ANC/Bluetooth + Sony SRS-XB2 portable bluetooth speaker for $298

The Sony MDR-1000X M2 ANC/bluetooth over-ears are on a sale cycle going for $298 with free shipping at authorized Sony dealers. That’s the price Focus Camera is charging BUT they are including a FREE Sony SRS-XB2 portable bluetooth speaker for it. This is available in the black and gold/brown/sand (whatever that color is) color schemes.