Professional Stories April 26, 2016

expiredAudio-Technica’s best selling ATH-M50x Pro Headphones + $30 VUDU Credit & more: $99 shipped ($160+ value)

Update (4/27 12:00pm): Walmart has the Jaybird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Buds (grey camo) for $65 shipped. That’s more than $100 below the original listing, more than $30 under Amazon and the best we can find.

BuyDig’s official eBay Store is offering the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (in black or white) with a $30 VUDU Credit and 3 Months of Rhapsody Premiere for $99 shipped. That’s $70 below the original listing on the headphones, $17 under Amazon, matching our previous mention without the add-ons and the best we can find. They are the very best selling headphones on Amazon and have a 4+ star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

Features include 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets, copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, 90-degree swiveling earcups and a detachable cable. More below.

And we still have a nice deal on the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A Wooden Over-Ear Headphones for $149 shipped (Reg. $199).

Professional Stories April 19, 2016

Sennheiser HD 600 Open-Back Pro Headphones + $150 Amazon gift card: $400 shipped ($550 value)

Amazon is once again offering the Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphones with a free $150 Amazon gift card for $399.95 shipped. With the value of the gift card, the headphones carry an effective price of around $250. The HD 600s still fetch the full $400 from just about all trusted retailers. Today’s deal is matching our previous mention on these high end cans and the best price we can find by more than $100.

Professional Stories March 16, 2016

expiredAudio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones $65 shipped (Reg. $100)

Amazon has just matched Adorama’s price for the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones at only $64.99 shipped. That’s $20 below the regular price and a match with our previous Daily Deal mention as the lowest we’ve seen.

They feature a 15Hz to 24kHz frequency response, 47-ohm impedance, 40mm drivers, two detachable cables (one coiled and one straight), collapsible design, and 90-degree swiveling ear-cups. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 700 Amazon shoppers.

Professional Stories February 23, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: VIZIO 60-inch 4K 240Hz Smart LED UHDTV $900, AKG Studio Professional Stereo Headphones $50, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Walmart the VIZIO 60-inch Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV for $899.99 with in-store pickup (or +$70 for delivery). That’s nearly $300 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest price we’ve seen for one in new condition by that same amount.

It has a 3840×2160 (2160p) native resolution, 240Hz effective refresh rate, LED backlight, Smart TV with access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and other VIZIO Internet apps. It also comes with a 2-sided remote with backlit QWERTY keyboard, USB, and five HDMI inputs. Rated 4/5 stars from over 500 Amazon customers.

We also found at Dell Home the VIZIO M55-C2 55-inch Full Array LED 4K Smart Ultra HDTV (2015 model) for $799.99 shipped. It includes a $250 Dell Gift Card with your purchase.

More new deals for today:

AKG K 240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones $50 (Orig. $100) | B&H

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

Professional Stories December 8, 2015

Adorama has another interesting home recording combo deal today with the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones and the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone for $129.99 shipped. Combining both items, that’s nearly $70 below the current prices and the best we can find. Compared to recent Black Friday deals on both items, you’re still savings more than $10 with today’s bundle.

Head below for more details, and the rest of today’s best home recording deals: expand full story

Professional Stories November 29, 2015

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro Monitor Headphones in white $99 shipped (Orig. $170), more

Adorama has the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones in white for $99 shipped. That’s $70 under the original listing, $18 under Amazon’s current holiday weekend pricing, and the best we can find for the white model.

Along with being some of the best selling headphones on Amazon, they have received a 4.7/5 stars from over 2,500 customers. The ATH-M50x headphones have 45 mm large-aperture drivers, copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, sound isolation, 90-degree swiveling earcups and a detachable cable design.

We also have the black ATH-M50x headphones with a $25 Adorama gift card for $119 (Orig. $170), the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones from $65, and other ATH-M series headphones still on sale in our Black Friday headphone roundup.

Professional Stories November 21, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: GreenWorks 13 Amp 20-inch Corded Snow Thrower $119, VIZIO 38-inch 5.1-Ch. Surround Sound System $158, more

Update: 11/21 10AM: The Audio-Technica (ATH-M50x) Professional Studio Monitor Headphones can still be found here

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day the GreenWorks (2600502) 13 Amp 20″ Corded Snow Thrower for $118.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it sold at Amazon. It features a 13 amp motor that delivers powerful results. It has an adjustable 180 degree directional chute that makes snow throwing manageable. Over 1,100 Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars

More new deals for today:

VIZIO 38-inch 5.1-Ch. Surround Sound System: $158 (Orig. $248) | Walmart

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Professional Stories August 12, 2015

JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitor speakers (pair) from $262 shipped (Reg. $300), more

Amazon has the JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitors (pair) for $267.25 shipped. They are temporarily out of stock but you can still lock-in the discounted price. Otherwise, third party seller AudioWatt (96% positive from over 5,000) has them for $262 shipped. Either way we are talking about the best price around, as these speakers still fetch as much as $150 a side from most retailers.

They have a 4.9/5 star rating from nearly 30 Amazon customers and feature:

  • Increased HF Detail – You’ll experience greater depth and ambience in recordings. 
  • Broad Sweet Spot -3-Series speakers deliver neutral sound across an unusually large working space regardless of room acoustics.
  • 3 Series efficient Class D Amplifiers provide abundant power to deliver the output and dynamic headroom needed for the most demanding production styles

If you would prefer something more modern with Bluetooth streaming, Adorama has the PreSonus Ceres C4.5BT Two-Way 4.5″ Powered Studio Monitor Speakers for $139.99 shipped right now. That’s within $10 of the lowest we have ever seen. However, if you don’t mind the hassles of a mail-in-rebate (details on page), you can drop these suckers down to $114.99 shipped, which is the lowest price we have ever seen.

Professional Stories July 9, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Anker PowerCore 13000mAh 2-Port 4A Power Bank $24, KitchenAid Professional 5 Qt. Mixer $200, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have the Anker PowerCore 13000mAh 2-Port 4A Power Bank for $29.99. But when you enter the coupon code: T8D4HOME at checkout the price drops to only $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the sale price and the lowest we can find. This dual port power bank can charge the “iPhone 6 five times, the Galaxy S6 three times or the iPad Air more than once”. It also received 5/5 stars from Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

KitchenAid Professional 5 Qt. Mixer (KV25G0X) $200 (Orig. $550) | Target

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Professional Stories July 6, 2015

Home: Cuisinart pressure cooker (refurb) $50 (Reg. $90), more

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Waring Pro – Professional Wine Center in Black (WC400) for $34.99. It comes with free in-store pickup, or add as little as $0.01 to your cart to ship it free. That’s $25 below the original $60 price tag, $15 under Amazon/the average selling price and the best price we can find.

This set includes and electric wine opener and wine preserver, plus two stoppers, a foil cutter, and a base to keep it all charged up. It is made of brushed stainless steel with rubberized handsets. Over 60 Amazon customers rate it 4.2/5 stars.

ASavings (99.1% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals is offering the manufacturer refurbished Cuisinart 1000W 6qt. Pressure Cooker in Brushed Stainless Steel (CPC-600) for $49.99 shipped. That’s $80+ under the original listing, $40 better than Amazon’s new price and the lowest refurb we can find.

This 6 qt. pressure cooker has 5 cook settings: pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sauteing, and warming, as well as cool-touch handles, and dishwasher safe parts. It has a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 1,200 Amazon customers.

Down below you’ll find deals on DEWALT and Makita power tools, cookware, kitchen items and more:

Professional Stories June 30, 2015

Home recording bundle: ATH-M50x over-ears, Focusrite Scarlett interface and mic kit $249 shipped ($410+ value)

Having a home recording set-up on your Mac can be a pricey endeavor, even if you’re just a beginner. From the already expensive Mac, to the audio interface, speakers, mics and more, we are talking hundreds or even thousands of dollars here. Buying each of the elements individually certainly isn’t cheap, but every once in a while we see some very notable bundle deals pop-up that can be a very smart buy for those just getting into music production at home:

Today, Adorama is packing in some serious home recording essentials into one, neatly priced package. You can pickup a Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones in black, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface and a Samson MTR101A Studio Microphone recording kit for $269 $249 shipped. Based on the best current prices for each of these items, you are saving as much as $140 in total. Even at the lowest prices we have seen for each of the three items, this is about $90 in savings.

The best selling Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are among the most popular home recording options and have received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers, much like the rest of the popular ATH-M series headphones. The Scarlett interface also gets great reviews at 4.3/5 stars from over 750 and the mic sits with a 3.8/5 star rating.

The Scarlett audio interface will work with just about any DAW (recording software) you can think of and will support analog audio recording via its built-in pre-amps (mic, guitars, more). Full feature lists on all three items can be found below:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring, professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort. Detachable cable

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface:

  • High quality mic preamps
  • Excellent dital performance
  • Rugged metal unibody case
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, truly portable interface
  • Includes an authorization code for Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples

Samson MTR101A Studio Microphone recording kit

  • Includes MTR101 Condenser Microphone, pop filter and shock mount
  • Large, 1-inch diaphragm studio condenser microphone
  • Internally shock-mounted capsule reduces handling noise and external vibrations
  • Rugged die cast construction

If you’re interested in home recording and making music on your Mac or iOS device, then be sure to check out our brand new weekly feature: The Logic Pros.

Professional Stories May 23, 2015

Update (5/30 12:01pm): @christianareas is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest!

Back in the fall, we reviewed Interpid’s Journeyman messenger bag and were impressed with the quality of its leather as well as its overall versatility.

This week we’ll be giving one away, head below for more details on the bag and how to enter to win. expand full story

Professional Stories May 5, 2015

These days it seems like everyone has a way of capturing and collecting digital media. With that increased desire for consumers to create and edit photos, as well as video, there has been a jump in demand for mobile storage.

Samsung continues to be at the forefront of companies offering solutions to this issue. Today the Korea-based company announced new SD and microSD cards with faster speeds and performance with 4K video in mind. The PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory cards will fill a need in Samsung’s line-up of compact memory cards. expand full story

Professional Stories March 9, 2015

Sennheiser HD 600 open-back pro headphones $245 shipped (Reg. $400)

Adorama is offering the Sennheiser HD 600 Open-back Hi-Fi Professional Stereo Headphones for $245 shipped. That’s $155 off the original listing, $55 under the average selling price, $47 better than Amazon and the best price we can find.

These are open-back, Hi-Fi style headphones that feature:

  • Lightweight aluminum voice coils ensure excellent transient response
  • Neodymium ferrous magnets maintain optimum sensitivity and excellent dynamics
  • Sophisticated design, elegantly finished in black and gray
  • High-quality open metal-mesh earpiece covers
  • Detachable, Kevlar-reinforced oxygen-free-copper cable with very low handling noise

This set has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 180 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for some closed-back cans, we still have the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones in black for $149.99 shipped. That’s around $38 below Amazon’s price and matching our previous mention which was within $5 of an open box deal.

More on the HD 600:

The HD 600 is an audiophile-grade open dynamic hi-fi/professional stereo headphone. The advanced diaphragm design eliminates standing waves resulting in a clean sound free of artifacts and acoustical disturbances. The HD 600 is a fantastic addition to a hi-fi stack or dedicated listening room, and is a favorite among mastering engineers worldwide.

  • Natural, spatial imaging
  • Exceptional transient response
  • Optimized for hi-resolution recordings
  • Made in Ireland
Learn more about the HD 600

“I have used my HD 600’s for casual and critical listening ever since I got my pair. I can depend on the HD 600 in many different environments and can always expect great results out of it.” -Kazuri Arai, Recording/Mix Engineer

Professional 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.

Professional Stories January 8, 2015

expiredSennheiser HD 202 II closed back over-ear headphones in black $17 shipped (orig. $40+)

Newegg has the Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones (black) for $14.99 + $1.99 shipping and Amazon has them for $16.98 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s as much $23 under the original listing, $5+ under the next best prices from trusted retailers, within $2 of the lowest ever price and the best we can find on these highly rated cans.

Features:

  • Ideal for DJ’s and audio pros,Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5%
  • Very clean, deep bass response,Jack plug 3.5/6.3 mm stereo
  • Detachable ear cups for pro users
  • 10 foot Y style cable, Frequency Range : 18Hz – 18kHz,Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Wind-up belt clip for excess cable

They have received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 2,130 customers on Amazon.

Professional Stories December 23, 2014

expiredHome: Oral-B 1000 Electric Toothbrush $26 (Reg. $33+), kitchenware, rechargeable batteries, more

Amazon has the Oral-B Professional Deep Sweep Triaction 1000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for $25.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. Note: be sure to clip the $7 coupon directly below the price on the listing page. That’s $44 under the original price and the best price we can find by $5 or more.

Along with being the “#1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide,” the Oral-B 1000 features the company’s triple-action and 3D cleaning (“pulsates and sweeps back and forth”) technology. This kit comes with one replaceable brush head, but you can pick up extras on Amazon right now for $16.99 after you clip the coupon (Reg. up to $25). It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 300 Amazon customers.

More of today’s best home deals:

Professional 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.

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