Studio Stories May 3, 2016

Chubbiestech (98.5% positive feedback from 185,000) via eBay once again offers the manufacturer refurbished Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $59 shipped. That’s $340 off the original list price, $60 less than Amazon’s listing for a new one and tied with our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen.

It has Bluetooth 3.0 technology, a rechargeable Li-ion battery, and a speakerphone for taking hands free calls. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 200 Amazon reviewers and a 30-day warranty applies. expand full story

Studio Stories March 21, 2016

Mackie 5-inch studio monitor speakers w/ Bluetooth streaming (pair) $200 shipped (Reg. $250), more

Adorama is once again offering the Mackie CR5BT 5-inch Powered Studio Monitors with Bluetooth streaming (Pair) for $199.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the orignal price they still fetch from all other retailers including Amazon, Guitar Center and B&H. They are yet to drop below $250 on Amazon where they have a 4.4/5 star rating from over 500 customers.

These speakers feature a “studio-quality design”, all-wood cabinets and font panel headphone out/aux in, along with the added (and super convenient) ability to stream music directly from your smartphone, tablet, PC/laptop over Bluetooth. You’ll get a pair of acoustic pads that reduce unwanted vibrations (among other things), a 1/8-inch to stereo RCA connector for PC/Mac and the speaker-to-speaker cable. More details can be found below.

Adorama also has the Mackie 6.5″ 2-Way Powered Studio Monitors (MR6mk3) for $159.99 shipped per side (or $320 total for a pair). Whether you buy them as a pair or individually, this is the current lowest price available by a total of $80. But keep in mind, we have seen pairs go for as low as $300 total in the past.

Studio 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.

Studio Stories February 29, 2016

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

Best Buy offers the Beats by Dr. Dre Beats (wired) Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones for $149.99 shipped. That’s half off the original list price and $50 less than Amazon’s current listing.

These wired headphones feature a 10Hz to 20kHz frequency response, adaptive noise canceling, in-line controls, leatherette ear cushions, 3.5mm input, and 20-hour rechargeable battery with battery life gauge. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 2,000 Amazon shoppers.

Studio 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:

Studio Stories February 11, 2016

Best Buy is offering My Best Buy Members Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wired Over-Ear Headphones in multiple colors for $149.99 shipped right now. That’s $150 below the regular asking price, between $50 and $100+ below Amazon depending on the color and the best current price we can find by $50. If you haven’t signed up to be a My Best Buy member yet, you can do that for free right here (you’ll need to do so in order to see the discounted price above).

They feature leatherette ear cushions, adaptive noise canceling (with auto on-off), a folding design and include a carrying case along with a 3.5mm audio cable, USB 2.0 charging cable, and a USB power adapter. Rated 3.9/5 stars from over 1,600 Amazon customers.

We still have the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones Active Collection for $230 shipped (Reg. $300) as well.

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Studio 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.

Studio Stories July 8, 2015

Beats Headphones: Solo HD Drenched on-ears $100 (Reg. $139+), Studio wireless $250 (Reg. $300), more

As part of the Target Black Friday in July sale, you’ll find Beats by Dre Solo HD Drenched for $99.99 shipped on both its eBay store and the official site. Multiple colors are available including blue, green, pink, purple and teal. That’s 50% or $100 under the original listing, between $40 and $100 below Amazon (depending on color), and the best price we can find by $30.

Outside of a very rare/limited price drop to $80 during Black Friday last year, this is the best price we have seen. They have a 4.3/5 star rating from 875 Amazon customers.

Features:

  • Solo HD High-performance with advanced driver design that allows you to enjoy every studio nuance of your favorite music.
  • Deeper bass, bolder midrange, and cleaner, undistorted highs, long-wearing, comfortable that keeps the sound in and noise out
  • Advanced driver design for precise audio clarity
  • Beat Studio sound, in a smaller, lighter on-ear design
  • Compact and incredibly lightweight, the tri-fold design allows Solos to fit into the included compact carrying case
  • Cleaning cloth with antimicrobial treatment polishes and controls germs.

More headphones:

Studio 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.

Studio Stories February 9, 2015

expiredBeats by Dr. Dre Studio Over-Ear Headphones in white (1st gen, refurb) $119 shipped (orig. $300)

Daily Steals offers the recertified Beats by Dr. Dre Studio over-ear headphones in white for only $119 shipped. That’s 60% off the list price, $76 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen for them.

They are the original Beats Studio, battery-powered over-ear headphones developed by Dr. Dre’s team. They amplify music while blocking out noise and have a remote control operation from the cord and a mute button on the ear cups.

Over 2,000 Amazon customers gave it 3.8 out of 5 stars and left helpful reviews.

A 90-day warranty from Daily Steals applies.

Studio Stories November 25, 2014

Akai Professional MPC Slimline Music Production Controller for Mac/PC $279 shipped (Reg. $400), more

Amazon has the Akai Professional MPC Slimline Studio Music Production Controller for $279 shipped. That’s $121 under the regular selling price including Guitar Center and other retailers, and is the lowest we’ve seen it go for.

Features:

  • Fuses legendary MPC production w/ processing power of your computer via the included MPC Software
  • 9+ GB of sounds included for inspired-production out of the box
  • 16 Genuine MPC pads and 4 Q-Link controls with MPC Note Repeat and Swing for inspirational workflow
  • Brushed aluminum body is less than 1-Inch thin for incredible portability
  • USB-powered for powerful production anywhere you can take your laptop
  • Integrated MIDI I/O keeps you connected to everything in your studio

It has so far received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers. Below you’ll find some music production pre-Black Friday sales:

You can browse all of the best upcoming Black Friday deals here.

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