Frequency response Stories May 28, 2015

Pioneer speakers: SP-BS21 Bookshelfs $50 shipped (Orig. $100), SW-8 100 Watt Sub $72 shipped (Orig. $160)

We have spotted a couple Pioneer speaker deals today at Newegg starting with the Pioneer Bookshelf Loudspeakers (pair, SP-BS21-LR) for $49.99 shipped. That’s 50% below the original listing, $18 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best we can find. They have a 4.6/5 star rating from over 120 Amazon customers.


  • Superior Crossover Design for Full-Spectrum Clarity
  • Curved Cabinet Construction Designed to Reduce Vibration
  • 1″ Soft Dome Tweeter for Crisp, Accurate High Frequencies
  • Frequency Response Curve 65Hz – 20kHz
  • Passive speakers, require receiver

Next is the Pioneer SW-8 100 Watt RMS Subwoofer System for $69.99 plus $1.99 shipping. That’s $88 under the original listing, $16 below Amazon and the best we can find. It is rated 4.5/5 stars from 82 Amazon customers:


  • Frequency Response 38Hz-150kHz
  • Audio-RMS Output Power-100 W
  • 8″ Bass-reflex Subwoofer

Frequency response Stories February 2, 2015

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Over-Ear Headphones (black) $129 shipped (Reg. $169)

Amazon via Amazing Deals Online offers the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Over-Ear Headphones for $169. Coupon code M50XDEAL brings the final price down to $129 shipped. Note: This deal is only eligible from seller Amazing Deals, choose them from the list of sellers before adding to the cart. This is a savings of $40 off the regular price, within $10 of our previous low during the holiday shopping season and the lowest we can currently find it. These headphones are rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon customers.

These are the top of the line ATH M-series headphones and feature 45 mm large-aperture drivers, 90° swiveling earcups, and a 15-28,000Hz frequency response range. A straight or coiled detachable cable is included with purchase along with a carrying case. 

Audio-Technica also recently announced its new professional line of R70X headphones, which is its first foray into open-back reference model headphones. For more headphone deals, check out our round-up from earlier this morning.

Frequency response Stories December 11, 2014

expiredAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Over-Ear Headphones (black or white) $119 shipped (Reg. $169)

Adorama is offering the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones in black for $119 shipped (also available in white). Simply add them to your cart, then login or create a new account to redeem the discount. That’s $120 under the original listing, $50 below Amazon and the best price we can find on these highly rated cans.

As the top of the line ATH M series headphones, the M50x feature 45 mm large-aperture drivers, 90° swiveling earcups, and a 15- 28,000 Hz frequency response range. They ship with a straight/coiled detachable cables and a carry pouch. While great for just traditional listening situations, you’ll find these and more in our 2014 gift guide: Making music with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

These headphones currently sit with a 4.7/5 star rating from 640 Amazon customers. We also have the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700 MK2 over-ears for $130 shipped and some in-ear options in yesterday’s roundup still live.

Frequency response Stories November 5, 2014

expiredAudio-Technica ATH-PRO500 Mark II Professional Headphones $75 shipped (orig. $180)

BuyDig is offering the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500 Mark II Professional DJ Monitor Headphones (ATH-PRO500MK2BK) for $99.95. But using code 2MROLND drops your total down to $74.95 shipped. That’s $105 under the original listing, $25 better than Amazon, $5 under our previous mention and the lowest we can find.

They feature 53mm large-diameter drivers, a “comfortable” elastomer frame with swiveling earpieces, a frequency response range of 10-30,000 Hz and come with a screw-on 1/4″ adapter, two detachable cords (straight and coiled) and a carrying pouch.

While this particular set has received a 4.5/5 star rating from only 8 Amazon customers, just about all of the company’s headphones have received 4+ star ratings from thousands of reviewers. Keep in mind, these cans come along with Audio-Technica’s long standing reputation as a quality pro audio device maker.

More from Audio-Technica:

Designed with the DJ in mind, Audio-Technica’s ATH-PRO500MK2 headphones deliver amazing sonic performance with 53 mm large-diameter drivers, low-profile acoustic-efficient housings, swiveling earpieces, and compact foldable design. The rugged design offers improved strength and smooth rotation of the earpieces; comes with two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight).


  • 53 mm high-quality large-diameter drivers deliver extremely wide frequency response (10-30,000 Hz)
  • Durable elastomer frame
  • Soft elastomer grip for non-slip stability during DJ use
  • Foldable for compact portability
  • Swiveling earpieces (50°/90°) provide versatile positioning for every monitoring preference
  • Easily replaceable detachable cord with screw-in connector
  • Includes 2 detachable cords (one coiled and one straight)
  • Available in black (BK) and red (RD)

Frequency response Stories February 13, 2014

Update: Newegg is also offering a pair of Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers for $50 + $3 shipping. That’s 50% off the regular price, the lowest we’ve seen and cheaper than most used listings. They have received a 4.6/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

Newegg is offering a pair of Polk Audio 35B compact bookshelf speakers for $100 + $2 shipping. That’s nearly $150 off the original listing, $48 better than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen this model go for by around $17. They feature a frequency response range from 55Hz to 25kHz at 8 Ohms with 20-100 watts per channel. Today’s deal is available in both black (above) and the cherry wood color (below).

The Polk Audio 35B monitors have received a 5/5 star rating among both Amazon and Newegg customers. The Polk Audio Ebay storefront has some great prices on a number of other Polk Audio devices and speakers as well.

Polk Audio 35B compact bookshelf speakers: $100 + $2 shipping (Reg. $249)

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