microphone Stories June 20, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Blue Yeti USB Microphone in Silver $100, Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Optical Mouse $25, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Newegg the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone in Silver for $99.99 shipped after promo code EMCEKGE25 is applied. That’s down from its regular going rate of $130 pretty much everywhere online including Amazon. This best-selling microphone has everything needed to start doing voiceovers, podcasts and more. It plugs in via the included USB cable and works with Mac/PC. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 3,800 Amazon customers. 

More new deals for today:

Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Optical Mouse $25 (Orig. $50) | Best Buy

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

microphone Stories April 15, 2016

expiredBluetooth 4.1 Earbuds w/ Prime shipping: QCY w/ Mic $22, Mpow Wolverine $16, more

Today we’re seeing a number a Bluetooth headphones at deeply discounted prices. The first is the QCY QY8 Mini Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones with Microphone from Amazon for $21.99 Prime shipped when you use the code 6CN3G6QH. That’s $37 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for them. They have “easy and fast pairing” w/ Bluetooth 4.1 technology and a battery that lasts for 5 hours of talking/playing time. Rated 3.8/5 stars by 464 Amazon shoppers.

Next, we have the Mpow Wolverine Bluetooth 4.1 Sports Headphones In-ear Running Jogging Stereo earbuds for $16 Prime shipped when you use the code Q3OJV3AB at checkout. That’s $4 off the regular sale price and $20 less than the original listing. They feature noise cancellation 6.0 which reduces outside noises and enables clearer sound from the microphone. The also have Bluetooth 4.0 technology that allows for easy paring to your devices. Rated 3.8/5 stars from over 1000 Amazon shoppers.

More headphones on sale:

  • QY7 V4.1 Wireless Sport Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones $11 (Reg. $25) | Amazon
    • w/ code NLD8LRTA
  • QCY QY11 APT-X Stereo HIFI Bluetooth Headphones $14 (Orig. $60) | Amazon
    • w/ code J2O4A6C2
  • Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones $29 (Orig. $100) | eBay

microphone Stories March 16, 2016

TYLT MFI Lightning PowerBank & Wall Charger $6 (Reg. $60) | iTechDeals

USB Type C Car Charger

AUKEY 49.5W 3-Port Type C USB Car Charger $16 w/ code QQCCPZ3K (Reg $21) | Amazon

  • Trianium iPhone 6/s Clear Case: $3 w/ code NIB99X7L (Reg. $10) | Amazon
  • AUKEY Male to USB Type A Female Adapter $6 w/ code 8YKTDCUB (Reg. $7) | Amazon
  • AUKEY 3ft USB to USB C Cable $6 w/code H3LA3TJD (Reg. $8) | Amazon
  • BESTEK 2 AC Outlets 1000W Power Inverter $60 w/ code 3BH74OF5 (Orig. $70) | Amazon
  • BESTEK 3 AC Outlets 2000W Power Inverter $120 w/code DF7DV3F9 (Orig. $140) | Amazon

ET 1pc New Mini Stereo Microphone Mic 3.5mm Mini Jack PC Laptop NotebookFinetech007 (99% Positive Feedback) via eBay is offering the Mini Stereo Microphone for Smartphones for $1.99 shipped. That’s $3 less than Amazon’s current listing for the most similar one we could find and the lowest we’ve seen (They typically sell for around $7). It connects via a 3.5mm jack and records volumes up to 110dB. The microphone features a tilt-up mechanism to reduce contact interference.

  • A small, lightweight, direct connection you just plugs directly into the recorder.
  • Moreover, plug-in power system dedicated battery-free
  • Can be used for stereo recording on laptops and PCs if your sound card supports 2 channel recording.

SoundBot SB360 Bluetooth 4.0 Car Kit Hands-Free Wireless Talking

Also, Newegg offers the Soundbot Bluetooth Car Adapter for $18.99, but the code 0315MARCHAGE104 drops the total to $9.49 shipped. That’s half off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. It features on-board dedicated call, previous, and next buttons; 10-watt dual-port 2.1-amp cigarette lighter power adapter with two USB charging ports; microphone; and 3.5mm AUX cable. Rated 4.2/5 stars from 1,300 Amazon shoppers. expand full story

microphone Stories February 10, 2016

Samson Meteorite USB Mic for Mac/PC: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Firemall via Amazon is offering the Samson Meteorite USB Condenser Microphone in black for $39.99, but code EQNDRAIF will drop your total down to $29.99. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $35. That’s 25% below the original listing, and the best price we can find by $10. Today’s deal is just for the black model, but as a price comparison, both the black and silver options still generally sell for $40 at most retailers.

microphone Stories February 1, 2016

expiredJayBird Freedom Sweatproof Bluetooth Earbuds: $30, 66 Audio BTS+ Bluetooth Sports Headphones: $37 shipped

Amazon’s Gold box today has two solid wireless headphone options. First up is the JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds for $29.99 Prime Shipped. I’ve not experienced Jaybirds but everyone I know loses their minds every time they drop in price so today is going to be nuts. These feature:

  • Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Ear-Buds with microphone
  • Secure Fit, Shake proof, Comes with extra ear tips
  • Warm bass and premium sound with easy to access volume control.
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat
  • Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Ear-Buds with microphone
  • For stereo music and phone calls with built in microphone. Music controls include play, pause, next track and previous track.
  • Secure Fit, Shake proof, Comes with extra ear tips

If you don’t like in-ear headphones, another Amazon Goldbox today is the 66 Audio BTS+ Bluetooth Sports over ear Headphones for $36.99 shipped. Again, I haven’t personally tried these but they look good with easy to use buttons and  get 4/5 star reviews.

  • Incredible Stereo Sound compatible with virtually all Bluetooth music players, including iPhone, iPod, Android, PC and Mac
  • Both a Wireless Stereo Headphone and Bluetooth Phone Headset for hands-free calling with Clear Voice Capture (CVC) noise cancellation technology
  • Over 30 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge and 500 hours standby
  • Bluetooth 4.0 +EDR technology with Multipoint pairing and real-time battery indicator on-board iOS devices
  • Includes premium micro-fiber pouch, Micro-USB charging cable, user guide and 1-year warranty

I’m torn, which ones do you prefer?

microphone Stories November 25, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Blue Microphones over 35% off: Yeti $85, Snowball $34 Prime shipped

Update 11/25 3:10pm: Amazon now offers for today only the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone Whiteout Bundle with Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for $159 shipped.

One of the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day is a savings of over 35% on select Blue Microphones. The first is the Yeti USB Microphone in white for $84.99 shipped. That’s $45 off the original list price and the lowest it’s been offered at Amazon. It has 3 condenser capsules that can record just about anything and it’s “perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls, ect.” The mic is plug and play on Macs or PCs and over 3,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars.

Next up, is the Blue Microphones Snowball Black iCE Condenser Microphone for $34.49 Prime shipped. That’s $25 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it. Features include “crystal clear audio for Skype, Messages and FaceTime”. It’s also plug and play with USB Macs and PCs and it comes with a stand and USB cable. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.4/5 stars and it’s the #1 new release in its category.

Adorama also has the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones (black or white) with the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone for $169 shipped.

microphone Stories November 9, 2015

expiredEnhance your podcasting setup with the Blue Yeti Blackout USB Desktop Microphone: $77 shipped (Reg. $108+)

TigerDirect offers the Blue Yeti USB Desktop Microphone in Black for $119.99. Applying coupon code VGN163186 drops the final price to $69.99 + $6.40 shipping. TigerDirect is a part of ShopRunner, so free two-day shipping is available (free trial). That’s good for $72 off the original MSRP, $31 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest price that we have seen for this color.

This is the #1 best-selling computer microphone over at Amazon, collecting a 4.5/5 star rating from over 3,000 customers. Features include:

  • Tri-capsule array – 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation
  • Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, conference calls
  • Plug-n-Play for Mac OS X and Windows PC

microphone Stories October 1, 2015

expiredJawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (dented box) $120 shipped (Reg. $180)

Tanga is offering the Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (dented box) in black for $119.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the regular price/Amazon listing, $8 less than our last mention for a refurbished model and the lowest we’ve seen for it. This speaker can play for up to 15 hours on a single charge. It also has a microphone for hands-free calling, 3.5mm jack, microUSB port, and 33-foot wireless range. Over 1,700 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars. Tanga offers a 30-day warranty on this speaker. 

Looking for a speaker to fit in your pocket? This Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Ultra-Portable Speaker is only $37.

microphone Stories August 10, 2015

Upgrade your podcast game: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ mic & CAD Acousti-Shield $159 shipped ($257 value)

Update (8/10 10:30pm): Amazon is offering the Shure PG42-USB Vocal Microphone for $224.95 shipped (Reg. $249, best we can find).

Adorama has an interesting mic combo deal for starter musicians, podcasters and anyone looking to upgrade their recordings. You can grab the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone with a CAD Audio Acousti-Shield 32 Stand Mounted Acoustic Enclosure for $159 shipped. Combining both items, that’s $121 under the original listings, $98 under the current Amazon prices for both the mic and shield, as well as being the best we can find. Even at the lowest these two items have been offered for, you’re still saving around $50.

This USB condenser mic will certainly offer a much better quality than your internal options with a 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz A/D conversion and a built-in headphone jack for on-board monitoring. It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 75 Amazon customers.

Now that you have a good mic, the only thing that can ruin your recordings is the room you are in. One of the best ways to take the space out of the equation is with an acoustic shield. This CAD option features a perforated stainless steel construction and is made to wrap nicely around the AT without taking up your entire room. This model has a 4.2/5 star rating from over 110 Amazon customers.

microphone Stories June 3, 2015

expiredWireless headphones: JBL J56BT wireless on-ears $47 (Reg. $80+), SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air on-ears $75 (Reg. $150), more

Newegg is offering the JBL J56 BT Bluetooth wireless on-ear headphones in black for $44.95 plus $1.99 shipping. That’s around $100 under the original listing, close to half Amazon’s best current price, $8 below our previous mention and the best we can find.

Features:

  • Swivel earcup design with Bluetooth wireless 3.0 freedom and connectivity
  • Simple user controls on the outer earcup
  • 40 mm driver delivers signature JBL PureBass performance
  • Built-in microphone with echo-cancellation for natural sounding calls
  • Convenient dual use – wireless or wired

They have a 3.9/5 star rating from 67 Amazon customers.

Next up, Motorola is offering the Tracks Air by Sol Republic for $74.95 shipped in multiple colors. That’s half the regular price and matching our previous mention. Rated 4.5/5 stars from nearly 250 Amazon customers.

We also have these AKG K619 headphones with mic and remote for $29 shipped using code K619DEAL at Harman Audio. That’s as much as $70 under the going rate for these cans and the best we can find. While they only sit with a 2.9/5 stars, at such a deep discount they may be worth it for some. Be sure to to look over some user reviews to help make an informed decision. You’ll also find the Jabra Move wireless cans for $30+ off and some sweet options in the first of our Father’s Day gift guides.

microphone Stories May 26, 2015

Today you can save $5 off the already low sale prices of two Bluetooth speakers from Lumsing. The first is the Lumsing Bluetooth Speaker with NFC and Built-in Microphone that’s normally $15.99. But when you use the code: ZLUW4ZDW the price drops to only $10.99 Prime shipped. That’s $69 off the list price and the lowest we can find for it.

It works with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet or Mac/PC and also with wired audio devices via 3.5mm AUX audio jack. The 2500mAh lithium battery can last up to 25 hours of continuous playtime. We reviewed this speaker last November and found it to truly have an amazing battery life and sound quality much better than its price.

Lumsing® Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Splash-proof & Shock-proof & Dust-proof with Microphone Rechargeable Battery up to 8 Hours PlaytimeNext is the Lumsing Bluetooth 4.0 speaker that is splash-proof, shock-proof, and dust-proof for $15.99. Using the same code from above (ZLUW4ZDW) knocks off $5 making this speaker only $10.99 Prime shipped as well. This speaker is small, easy to carry and is well-suited for both indoor enjoyment and also outdoors.

Both speakers are highly rated from Amazon customers and have received great reviews.  expand full story

microphone Stories January 27, 2015

expiredGOgroove Wooden Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker and Alarm Clock $20 shipped (orig. $100)

Note: Newegg is being picky about the link for some odd reason. Please use the updated link the the tweet below to grab this deal. Coupon code remains the same, 0127NYNSUS146:

Newegg Flash is offering the GOgroove BlueSYNC TYM Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker & Wooden Alarm Clock for $34.99. When you enter the coupon code: 0127NYNSUS146 the price drops to only $19.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the list price, $26 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find.

With the GOgroove you can stream wireless music from the most tablets and smartphones or use the included aux. cable. The GOGroove functions as a digital alarm clock with a built-in temperature sensor that lets you set alarms, look at the time, and check the general climate while also playing your tunes or taking a call. It has easy to use on-board controls and comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Amazon customers gave it 3.5/5 stars and left helpful reviews.

microphone Stories December 9, 2014

Amazon is offering the Blue Microphones Spark Digital Lightning Condenser Microphone for $151.46, but if you choose Amazon as the seller you receive an additional 15% off bringing your total to $128.74 shipped (“Arrives before Christmas”). That’s nearly $70 under the original price, about $30 under the next best price (B&H) and the lowest we’ve seen.

We found the Spark to be one of the best USB/Lightning mics for your money in our full review. It features a control switch for two different capture patterns, volume control, signal gain, a mute, and a headphone jack directly on the mic for “zero-latency” monitoring.

It has received a 4.3/5 star rating from 10 Amazon customers so far, but just about all of Blue’s mics get great reviews across the board.

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microphone Stories November 28, 2014

expiredIK Multimedia iRig Pro iOS/Mac audio interface w/ MIDI & Lightning cable $84 shipped (orig. $150)

Amazon has the IK Multimedia iRig Pro instrument/microphone interface with MIDI for iOS and Mac for $84.15 shipped. That’s nearly $66 or 44% under the usual $149.99 price tag, more than $15 under Guitar Center/most Black Friday sales, and the lowest we’ve seen on the iRig Pro model with Lightning included.

Features:

  • Neutrik® combo input: 1/4″ HiZ instrument input and XLR microphone input
  • MIDI input for simultaneous audio+MIDI recording
  • Adustable input gain control for ideal sound quality with any instrument type
  • High-quality 24-bit A/D conversion for pristine sound
  • Includes Lightning
  • 30-pin and USB cables for compatibility with all generations of iPhone
  • iPad and Mac
  • Works with all popular audio & video apps
  • unlocks premium content inside IK Multimedia apps

It has received a 4+ star rating on Amazon much like the rest of the affordable IK Multimedia recording gear. Be sure to stay locked to our Black Friday weekend coverage and keep an eye on Amazon’s Musical instrument Lightning deals for deeply discounted offerings all weekend long.

microphone Stories October 29, 2014

expiredBlue Microphones Snowball USB mic for Mac/PC/iPad (w/ adapter) $40 shipped (orig. $100)

Adorama is offering the Blue Microphones Snowball USB condenser microphone in white for $39.99 shipped. That’s around $60 under the original price, $29 under the average selling price, $15 better than Amazon and matching the lowest we’ve ever seen on this particular model.

The Snowball can be an effective way to get higher quality audio for your voice chats, podcasts and music recording, among other things. It has a dual capsule design to accommodate different recording situations and a handy -10db pad switch for capturing extremely loud signals. It provides a simple set-up right out of the box as well, with a USB cable and desktop stand included. Not only can they be used on both Mac and PC, but also with iPad using Apple’s Lightning to USB camera adapter (or 30-pin).

Like most of Blue’s highly rated USB mics, the Snowball has received great reviews with 4.4/5 stars from over 1,350 Amazon customers.

microphone Stories September 30, 2014

In 2012, we saw the promise of a Wi-Fi connected home monitoring system in Doorbot. The promise fell short and left a few unhappy first generation adopters. However, the company rebranded and today the product is Ring.

 The Ring Video Doorbell was built from the ground up to provide consumers with unprecedented convenience, monitoring, and security for their homes.

Ring four faceplate-optionsThe Ring is now available for pre-order for $199 until November when it will go to the full price of $249. It comes in four different finishes, and it includes a free cloud-based video recording service (until January of 2015 when subscription options will be available).

The device has apps to work with both iOS and Android and it can record 720p video at 30fps. It has infrared LEDs for recording at night and features a 5,200mAh rechargeable battery that does require charging.

More specs and full PR below:

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microphone Stories August 26, 2014

Blue, the makers of the Yeti USB Microphone, have just introduced Mo-Fi: the first headphone that delivers real audiophile performance and sound quality from a variety of devices.

Mo-Fi is no ordinary headphone. From the multi-jointed design to earcups shaped—gasp—like ears, we completely reimagined the form and functionality, without any preconceived notions about what headphones are “supposed” to look like. The result feels less like a headphone, and more like a high-quality instrument you can wear. Some call it radical. We just call it Mo-Fi.

The Mo-Fi has an integrated audiophile amp and custom-matched drivers that deliver unrivaled sound. They might look different, but they feature a revolutionary personalized fit for superior comfort and performance. These are powered headphones, meaning they feature a built-in amp that allows for a much stronger and louder signal no matter what the audio source. They also come with a 1 meter cable with an attached MFi mic, a 3 meter cable and a 6.5mm to 3.5mm adapter.

I’m big on aesthetics, design, style, quality, and substance, and you immediately have the sense that a lot of attention was paid to these headphones. They are awesome.”

– JASON BENTLEY Music Director, KCRW

“America’s most influential radio DJ” – Billboard Magazine

You can find the Mo-Fi on Amazon for $350. Here is a full list of features:

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microphone Stories August 11, 2014

expiredBlue Microphones Yeti USB condenser mic (silver) $75 shipped (Reg. $98+)

BuyDig via eBay is offering the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone (silver) for $74.99 shipped. That’s $75 or 50% off the original listing, $24 under Amazon’s current price and within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen this highly rated mic go for.

It features multiple pattern selection (cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo) for various recording situations, gain control, a mute button and an on-board zero latency headphone monitoring output. It works great for “vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls” and doubles as an audio interface within plug and play USB connectivity for Mac and PC.

It comes with the stand seen in the image above as well as a USB cable and a 2 year limited warranty. It has received a solid 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,400 customers and is Amazon’s #1 Best Selling microphone of its kind.

microphone Stories November 27, 2013

Amazon is offering the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone (Silver Edition) for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below retail and the one of the lowest prices we’ve seen. It features an easy plug n’ play setup and creates great sounding recording in nearly any environment. Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, and conference calls.

Create unparalleled recordings and send them directly to your computer with Blue Microphone’s Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone’s proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you’ll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.

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microphone Stories October 12, 2013

Update: Groupon is now offering the MEElectronics Sport-Fi noise isolating in-ear headphones for $30 shipped. This deal is available in both color configurations: red/black and green/black.

Amazon has the MEElectronics Sport-Fi noise isolating in-ear headphones with playback control and microphone (red/black) for just $35 shipped. That’s $25 off the regular listing, nearly as low as most used prices and the current lowest price we’ve seen. The Sport-Fi S6Ps feature a memory wire for a comfortable, “locked-in” fit for any activity, as well as the in-line microphone, remote, and universal volume control. These headphones also come with a sports armband, zipper carrying case, extension cable, shirt clip and 6 pairs of ear tips. Amazon reviewers give these headphones 4.4 stars out of 5.

MEElectronics noise isolating in-ear headphones w/ playback control, microphone: $35 shipped (Reg. $60)

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microphone Stories May 15, 2013

Skullcandy FIX EarBuds with Multifunction Remote and Microphone (Refurb.) – $4.99 shipped

Once again, All4Cellular has the Skullcandy FIX EarBuds with Multifunction Remote and Microphone Refurbished (Available in Black or White) for only $4.99 and free shipping.

microphone Stories May 7, 2013

Woot is offering heavy discounts across the board on their lineup of Blue USB Microphones.  Included in the sale is the incredibly popular Yeti microphone, priced at just $59.  Blue describes the Yeti as the “ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings, directly to your computer. With exceptional sound and performance, the Yeti can capture anything with a clarity & ease unheard of in a USB microphone.”

This advanced microphone retails for $150 new and is currently selling for $86 at Amazon.  This refurbished unit from Woot includes a 90 day warranty and is eligible for a Square Trade extended warranty. Deal ends 5/9.

Yeti gets a rating of 4.5 stars from 600 Amazon reviewers.

If you’re looking for a pair of studio headphones don’t miss the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 sale.

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microphone Stories April 29, 2013

Once again, All4Cellular has the Skullcandy FIX EarBuds with Multifunction Remote and Microphone Refurbished (Available in Black or White) for only 4.99 and free shipping. expand full story

microphone Stories February 23, 2013

TigerDirect has the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone for only $79.  This microphone is currently selling at the Apple Store for $150 and the next lowest online price is Amazon at $99.

The Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone available anywhere. Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti is the ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings, directly to your computer. The Yeti can capture anything with a clarity & ease unheard of in a USB microphone.

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