Audio Stories December 17, 2018

expiredThis Sony 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver supports 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, and more: $198 (Reg. $380)

Amazon is offering the Sony 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver (STR-DH790) for $198 shipped. Matched at B&H. That’s nearly 50% off the regular rate of $380 and $32 off the sale price at Best Buy. Today’s deal sets a new all-time low and beats the previous one that we tracked by $30. With support for Dolby Atmos, 4K HDR, and Dolby Vision, this low cost way to pick up a receiver for your home theater. With 4x HDMI-in ports and 1 HDMI-out, making it a great option for most home theaters. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Audio Stories August 30, 2017

PreSonus Ceres 3.5-inch Powered Speakers w/ Bluetooth $80 shipped (Reg. $150)

Adorama is offering the PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT 2-Way Powered Speakers with Bluetooth for $80 shipped. That’s nearly 50% off the list price of $150 and the best we can find. For instance, Amazon offers these speakers for $119 where they carry a 4/5 star rating from over 100 reviewers.

Audio Stories July 27, 2016

expiredLogitech’s Z333 2.1-Ch. Speaker System will bring your computer’s audio to life: $45 shipped (Reg. $65)

Groupon offers the Logitech Z333 2.1-Ch. Multimedia Speaker System for $44.99 shipped. It has a list price of $80 but typically sells for around $65 at retailers like Amazon. Today’s deal is the lowest price that we’ve tracked.

Upgrade your computer’s audio with Logitech’s Z33 multimedia bundle. There is everything needed to bring your music or games to life with 80W of power, a front-facing subwoofer with five-inch driver and a wired remote control pod. Inputs include 3.5mm and RCA, so you can use it with a TV, as well. Nearly 100 Amazon customers have left a 4.3/5 star rating.

Need more power? We still have Polk’s RTiA3 Cherry Bookshelf Speaker on sale for $250 or a complete 5.1-Ch. System from Harman Kardon for $220.

Audio Stories July 26, 2016

Save nearly 40% on a pair of Polk’s Cherry RTiA3 Bookshelf Speakers: $250 shipped (Reg. $400)

Adorama offers a pair of Polk Audio RTiA3 Cherry Bookshelf Speakers for $249.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the regular price at Amazon and other online retailers. Rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 100 Amazon customers.


  • Pair of real wood bookshelf speakers with all MDF construction and resonance-free enclosures
  • Equipped with one 6.5-inch dynamic balance mineral/polymer composite cone driver
  • Features Power Port technology to reduce “chuffing” or “port noise”
  • Equipped with one 1-inch silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • Features a neodynium magnet, low viscosity ferro-fluid cooling, and a heat sink on the back of the magnet

Don’t forget, we still have a Harman Kardon 5.1-Ch. Surround Sound System for $220 shipped.

Audio Stories June 27, 2016

expiredThis Samsung curved soundbar brings 350W of power + a wireless sub to your home theater for $400 shipped

Best Buy offers the Samsung 9.1-Ch. Curved Soundbar with 8-inch Active Wireless Subwoofer for $399.98 shipped. No, this isn’t your everyday audio upgrade. Today’s deal is down $900 from the original price and over 50% off B&H’s current listing. Aside from a sleek curved design, this setup includes 350W of total power, nine-channels of audio, an active wireless subwoofer and Dolby Digital technology. My favorite part is the pass-through HDMI design, so you wont need a complicated wiring setup to get started. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Audio Stories June 20, 2016

Take the party poolside with the JBL Control One outdoor speakers (refurb) $50 shipped (Reg. $90+)

At Harman Direct you can typically save a ton of money on its premium audio equipment by buying factory recertified products at a fraction of retail. While there is a wide variety of headphones, Bluetooth speakers and other audio equipment, today we have our eyes on the JBL Control One 4-inch indoor/outdoor speakers (refurb) for $49.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the original list price, $41 less than Amazon for a pair in new condition and the lowest we’ve seen for them. 

Get ready to take advantage of full-range audio with a low profile outdoors. These speakers are weather resistant and can be mounted to a variety of surfaces. With a 4-inch woofer and a 1/2-inch titanium-laminate tweeter, they offer a smooth frequency response from 80Hz to 20kHz. Rated 4.2/5 stars from Amazon shoppers and covered by Harman’s 30-day return policy plus a 1-year warranty as well.

Audio Stories June 6, 2016

expiredSmartphone Accessories: Lumsing Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit Receiver $18 Prime shipped (Reg. $28), more

ATC LLC via Amazon offers the Lumsing Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit Receiver for $27.99, but if you use the code 2X565HKP the price drops to only $17.99 Prime shipped. That’s $10 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for it.

This car adapter lets you take handsfree calls with Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP profile and features full-speed transmission with low power consumption. Rated 4.7/5 stars from over 100 Amazon customers.

More Accessory Deals:

  • AUKEY USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug & 2.4A output $7 (Reg. $10) | Amazon
    • w/ code IBEEGE8R
  • Definitive Technology Cube 3.1 Channel Bluetooth Speaker $99 (Reg. $199) | Newegg
  • AUKEY Portable Jump Starter with 400A Peak & 12000mAh $64 (Reg. $80) | Amazon
    • w/ code D6TZJSQV
  • AUKEY Jumper Cables for Connecting Two Cars $21 (Reg. $26) | Amazon
    • w/ code C773FMA2
  • SoundBot Bluetooth Shower Speaker with FM Radio $15 (Orig. $60) | Groupon
  • OtterBox iPhone 6/s Plus Alpha screen protector: $11.50 (Orig. $40) | Amazon

Audio Stories May 17, 2016

expiredThe Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System gets a rare discount: $172 shipped (Reg. $249), more

Sears offers the Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Computer Speaker System for $171.99 shipped (price reflected at final checkout). This is a savings of $78 off the original listing and most online retailers like Amazon. What’s more, today’s deal is $52 less than the previous low price we’ve tracked, which was back in 2014.

The Bose Companion 20 is a solid addition to any setup. You can use it in partnership with a computer or as a standalone speaker system. Bose includes a control pod that offers volume adjustment, a headphone port and another input. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 350 Amazon customers.

Dramatically improve the audio from your computer with Bose® Companion 20 speakers. Our best two-piece computer speaker system reproduces full, natural sound whether you’re inches from the screen or way across the room.

Next up, Newegg’s official eBay Store has the Yamaha SRT-1000 TV Surround Sound System for $179.99 shipped. That’s good for $220 off the original price, down $50 from the next reputable retailer and the best offer available. Features include 136W of power across 5.1-channels of audio, Bluetooth and optical/coaxial connectivity plus an included remote. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Be sure to swing by our previous audio-focused roundup for more deals on A/V receivers, outdoor speakers and more.

Audio Stories May 16, 2016

expiredAudio: Yamaha 5.1 4K Theater Receiver $250, JBL Control One all-weather speakers $60, Moto Stream: $20

Best Buy has the Yamaha AVENTAGE 5.1-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver for $249.98 shipped. That’s $200 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s listing and the lowest we can find. It has 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support and has the following technologies built-in: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay, Spotify Connect and more. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 23 Amazon customers. 

Next, we have from JBL the JBL Control One two-way all-weather speakers for $199.95 but when you use the code 59CNTRL1 the price drops to $59.99 shipped. That’s 70% off the original list price, $28 less than Amazon and tied with our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen. They have a frequency response of 80Hz – 20kHz (+/- 3dB), 2 rotatable wall-mount brackets included and UV and weather resistant materials that allow for durable outdoor use. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 16 Amazon shoppers. 

Finally, Motorola offers the Moto Stream for only $19.97 shipped. That’s $30 off and the lowest we can find for it (Amazon has it for $28). The Moto Stream turns any speaker wireless by letting you stream music from any smartphone, tablet, or computer—with 300 feet of roam range. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 40 Amazon shoppers.

Audio Stories April 29, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Keurig K250 Brewer + $20 GC $75, D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender w/ AirPlay support $30, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the Keurig  K250 Brewer in Red with $20 Best Buy Gift Card for $74.99 shipped (More colors on Best Buy’s eBay store). That’s $35 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find. Rated 4.3/5 stars from 282 Amazon shoppers.

It features:

  • Touch-screen LCD Makes operation simple
  • Brew strength control Lets you prepare beverages to your liking
  • Removable water reservoir allows easy refilling; Water level window lets you see how much water is available
  • Removable drip tray simplifies cleaning

More new deals for today:

D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender with AirPlay support: $29.99 (Reg. $50) | Amazon (Update 4/29 12:05pm – Now backordered, but still available at the discounted price)

Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 (Refurbished) $160 + $5 shipping (Orig. 289) | Meh

  • REV Portable 16,000mAh Charger $28 (Orig. $50) | Best Buy
  • Moto 360 Bluetooth Water Resistant SmartWatch (1st Gen) $80 (Orig. $200) | Daily Steals
  • Jam XT Ruggedized Bluetooth Speaker $30 (Orig. $50) | Worldwide Stereo
  • Stanley Waterproof Spotlight with Headlamp, 2 Pack Bundle $30 (Orig. $40) | Walmart
  • BenQ 1080p 3D DLP Projector $497 w/ code HTFLASHDEAL (Reg. $547) | BenQ USA

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Audio Stories March 10, 2016

expiredTwo-pack of Google Chromecast Audio Streamers $55 (Reg. $70), $6 Free Google Play Credit for every Chromecast you have

Target is offering two Google Chromecast Audio Streaming Media Players for $55 shipped (also available at Best Buy). Just add two to your cart to see this price. That’s $15 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for the bundle since before the holidays. The Chromecast lets you stream audio where ever you have one plugged in with multi-room technology. It has dual-band 802.11ac wireless and compatibility with Android and iOS devices.Also, existing Chromecast users can get up to $12 in Google Play credits just for being a valued customer. All you have to do, is have your Chromecast media streamer plugged in and turned on, then check this page for the offer. You should see the option to redeem it (above) and you will receive a $6 credit for each Chromecast you own towards music, movies, books, apps and more at Google Play. We don’t see these type of offers very often and it won’t be around for long, so hurry up and claim your free money!

Note: The offer states that your Chromecast must be purchased as a two pack from an approved retailer. However, we found that credit applied to our first gen Chromecast purchased many months ago.

Audio Stories January 25, 2016

expiredAukey adapters: Bluetooth 4.1 Audio Receiver $11, Car FM Radio Transmitter $11 Prime shipped

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Audio Receiver Adapter for $16.99, but when you use the coupon code XB5ZACLC the price drops to $10.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. 

This adapter allows you to add Bluetooth capabilities to your wired headphones, speaker or stereo. With Bluetooth 4.1, you get “better streaming and have less delays.” It also supports pairing with two devices at the same time and up to 8 hours of usage with a single charge. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 500 Amazon shoppers.

Next we have the Aukey Wireless FM Radio Transmitter Adapter for $16.99, but when you use the code FVPVXIEO the price drops to $10.99 Prime shipped. That’s $19 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. 

This transmitter lets you add quality sounding music to your car stereo system (or any device with 3.5mm audio output). You can also use the built-in mic as a speakerphone for taking calls. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 57 Amazon shoppers.

Audio Stories December 17, 2015

expiredAukey Bluetooth Audio: Sport Earbuds from $14 (Reg. $25), Dual Driver Speaker $20 (Reg. $36)

Aukey has launched its holiday sale over at Amazon. We’ve spotted a handful of Bluetooth audio accessories that are sure to make for a great stocking stuffer this holiday season.

First up is a pair of Bluetooth headphones that are designed for active lifestyles. Aukey’s around-the-neck sport Bluetooth headphones can be had for $13.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $25) after promo code GE6N6CGH is applied during checkout. That’s good for over 40% off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price we can find. Features include Bluetooth 4.1 technology, active noise cancellation and up to eight hours of listening time on a single charge. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 245 Amazon customers.

Aukey also has its Bluetooth 4.1 Sport Earbuds on sale for $16.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $25) with promo code TQ7SUP8A. Today’s price is $33 off the original listing, a match of our previous mention and the best price we can find. These headphones feature Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, a sweat-proof design, and up to 4.5 hours of playback on a single charge. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 519 Amazon customers.

Aukey’s Wireless Dual Driver Bluetooth Speaker is also receiving a discount down to $19.99 Prime shipped after code YM3US9MT is used during checkout. This speaker regularly goes for $36 and today’s price is a match for the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. It has Bluetooth connectivity, dual 3W drivers, “enhanced bass”, and can provide up to 14 hours of playback. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

expiredSONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Music System in black or white: $170 shipped (Reg. $199)

Altatac via Rakuten offers the SONOS PLAY:1 All-in-One Wireless Music System in Black or White for $169.99 with free shipping. This is a savings of $29 off the original listing/Amazon, a match of our previous low mention and the best price we can find.

The SONOS PLAY:1 includes two class D tuned amplifiers with a 3.5-inch mid-woofer plus a tweeter. It has a humidity-resistant design, so it’s safe to use outdoors or in your bathroom. Two speakers can be paired together for a stereo setup. Its new TruPlay software automatically tunes your speakers for optimal performance based on your living space. With access to a variety of music sources, such as Spotify, Pandora and now Apple Music, the PLAY:1 is a solid option for starting a whole home wireless music system. Rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,000 Amazon customers.

ICYMI: SONOS is currently offering a holiday bundle with two PLAY:1 speakers for $350 (Reg. $398), which is a nice way to start out if you’re interested in building your system quickly.

Audio Stories November 24, 2015

expiredBluetooth roundup w/ Prime shipping: Sport Headphones $17, Speaker w/ mic $20, more

Aukey via Amazon offers its Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphones in black, blue, or green for $24.99, but if you use the code ZQV5KANW the price drops to $16.99 Prime shipped. That’s $8 off the regular sale price and the best current price. The headphones have Bluetooth 4.1 Technology, they’re sweat-proof, lightweight and the ergonomic design keeps you comfortable while exercising. The battery lasts up to 4.5 hours of play time or 175 hours standby. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 stars.

Next, Aukey via Amazon offers its Wireless Premium Stereo Bluetooth Speaker (in yellow) for $39.99, but the coupon NZOOPOKV drops the price to $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $20 off the sale price and the lowest it’s been offered at Amazon. It has dual 3W drivers with a mic that lets you make hands-free phone calls. It also has a high capacity rechargeable 2600mAh Li-ion battery that supports up to 14 hours of music. Amazon customers gave it 4.8/5 stars.

We also found the Aukey Wireless Bluetooth Audio Transmitter for $18.99, but if you use the code 7BJ222OD the price drops to $14.99 Prime shipped. That’s $8 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen. It gives you instant wireless audio for your 3.5 mm music device (TV audio, CD player, MP3, DVD, e-Reader, and more). It has a 12-hour run time on a single charge and works while plugged-in to a power source. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.1/5 stars.

Audio Stories October 2, 2015

expiredThe best-selling Klipsch SB 120 Bluetooth TV Sound System is on sale for $159 shipped (Reg. $260+)

Beach Camera via Amazon offers the Klipsch SB 120 Bluetooth TV Sound System for $279. Applying coupon code 7O8JY3MD drops the final price to $159 shipped. (Listing looks like this). Today’s deal is nearly 70% off the original list MSRP, $100+ off the regular street price and the lowest offering we can find.

Soundbars are an excellent way to improve the audio of your HDTV. As displays have slimmed down in recent years, sound quality has decreased as speakers were moved to the rear of HDTVs. This soundbar will put your audio front and center for an improved listening experience. The Klipsch SB 120 is #1 in the best-selling soundbar category on Amazon with a 4.2/5 star rating from over 160 customers.

Features include a 2.1-channel, pedestal-style design with support for Bluetooth connectivity. It has a 160W amplifier, 3-way driver system, Dolby Digital Decoding, as well as optical and RCA inputs.

Audio Stories September 9, 2015

Two months of Audiobooks Free from Audible for new subscribers

LivingSocial offers 2 Free months (for new members only) of membership to Audible. Typically, new members get one free month to start, but today’s offer is doubling that usual promotion. With your subscription you get two free audiobooks from its extensive catalog that has more than 180,000 titles you can listen to anywhere at any time on your favorite device. Every title you select is yours to keep so you can continue listening with or without an active membership.  Your membership also includes free access to the audio edition of The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times. At the end of the two-month period your Audible subscription will be renewed at $14.95 per month; However, you can cancel your subscription at any time. Offer ends September 30th. 

Audio Stories August 31, 2015

Update: Grab a JBL Pulse Bluetooth speaker refurb with LED display for $99 shipped with code PULSE99

Amazon is offering JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker w/ Bluetooth in (Red) for $28. It ships free for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, about a $1 under our last Gold Box mention and the best price we can find.

It features Bluetooth streaming, a built-in bass port, Li-ion rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of playback, a charge cable that can be stowed away under the device and the ability to chain mutual JBL Micros together. This model has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,500 Amazon customers. We also still have the Philips Portable Bluetooth Speaker in multiple colors for $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones-sale-03

Next up, Amazon has the V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones for $79.98 shipped. That’s as much as $40 under some listings and the current best price we can find.

They have 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers, a light weight steel construction, noise isolation, a one button mic and an exoskeleton hard case. The M80s have a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 700 Amazon customers.

Also, MobilPros1 via eBay offers the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth Universal Wireless Speaker w/ Subwoofer for only $99.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the list price, $43 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It has a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours playtime. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

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