The Audiophile Black Friday & Cyber Monday Guide 2016


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It is that sacred time of year again. The time of year when we look to the web to bring us consumer satisfaction from once-a-year discounts for some of our favorite things. Below you will find a collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains specifically curated for audiophiles. Specials will continue to roll out all week long leading up to Friday, so make sure you check this page periodically to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest price cuts and discount deals.

Noble Audio – 15% Off

With the recent release of two new IEMs (Kaiser Encore and Sage) Noble Audio is hot to trot with its wide array of custom and universal-fit IEMs ready for Black Friday. This year’s promo drops the price down 15%, and even throws in a free wireless BTS with the purchase of a Katana or Encore. The sale starts Friday at midnight and runs until Cyber Monday.


Woo Audio – 10% off

Woo gear rarely goes on sale, so a sitewide discount is a unique opportunity to grab something you have been eyeing for less than the norm. The 10% off sale begins Friday the 18th and runs until the 28th. Participants will also enjoy free shipping within the continental US.


KEF – Sale Pricing

KEF started a bit early this year, with a solid collection of combo freebie deals and discounted pricing across a wide range of products including headphones, speaker and desktop solutions. A highlight again for this year is the popular LS50 bookshelf, but you will have to wait until the actual 24th before the sale goes live. Much of the sale pricing is already in effect (as of 11/14), so check out the link below for all the good details.


Amazon Deals

Amazon deals can be great, especially for personal audio gear but timing can be a little touch and go. Steep discounts appear and disappear faster than the resolution in shaky connection to Netflix. We will keep the links coming below, weather the discount is currently taking place or coming soon.

ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 Bookshelf Speaker – $400/pair!

Warfedale Loudspeakers – 30% off

Westone W60 IEM plus Bluetooth Cable – Save $350

Westone UM10 $99.99 – Save $50 (11/25-11/28)

Audioquest Nighthawk Headphone – $350

1MORE MK801 Headphone – $47

Sennheiser HD 598 C Headphone – $99 (11/25)

If you have an Amazon Alexa-based device at your house you can check out the rolling specials from the online retailer that are only available from voice ordering special deals through the Echo interface. This is the first time Amazon has done something like this for Black Friday, they offered a similar promotion for their Prime Day celebration earlier this year with fairly good discounts on useable items. However, this voice-only sale also includes a free $5 gift card with any purchase over $10. Here is a link to all the discounts current in play, most noteworthy is the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO headphone for $99.99 (down from $179, just say “Alexa, order studio headphones” for the deal). If you don’t have an Echo yet, there are rumors it might go on sale closer to Black Friday for $139 – it is also available in white now. If you want to hook up the on-demand audio interface up to your stereo, you will have to go with the Echo Dot which is available for $50.

Amazon Echo in White – $139 (11/25)

Amazon Echo Dot – $49

Amazon Alexa-Only Deals


Wyred4Sound – Sale Pricing

From Wyred4Sound: Our BF sale runs sitewide and sale items are at least 20% off, some are more. Additionally, we are including many brand-new, just-released products in the sale, such as our new PS-1 modular linear power supply, updated DACs and our SX-1000R mono block (shown in ad).  The SX-1000R retail price will go up to $1799 each after the sale. Currently the retail is $1499, and during the sale they can be had for $1199 each. This discount is the last time customers will be able to get this amp at that low of a price. It’s our biggest sale of the year. Special pricing will run from Nov 18 – Dec 4.


HiFiMAN – Holiday Pricing

Plenty of cheer to go around from HiFiMAN. Their Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promo will run from the Friday (Nov 18) to the Monday (Nov 28) with a Christmas/New Year Promo also starting on Wednesday (Dec 21) to the following Saturday (Dec 31). Headphone highlights include the Edition X V2 for $1299 (down from $1,799), HE560 for $699 (from $899), and the HE400i for $249 (from $449).


SVS – SB12-NSD for $399.99

From SVS: Starting November 22, until supplies run out, the award-winning SVS SB12-NSD subwoofer will hit the all-time low price of $399.99, an incredible $280 off its original price of $679.99! Extremely Limited Supply. After the last SB12-NSD is sold, this $399.99 SVS subwoofer is gone.

Auralic – VEGA DAC and Taurus MKII 30% off

The first black friday sale for the company. 30% off equates to $570 off the Taurus MKII headphone amplifier and a whopping $1,000 off the VEGA DAC. This sale is live as of 11/18 and purchases can be made through their dealer network.

Music Direct – Holiday Pricing

The hobby’s biggest online dealer has a wide assortment of vinyl, loudspeaker and cable specials priced to move all weekend long. Hit the link below to see what’s cooking on the site right now.

Astell and Kern – Select Discounts

A slew of special pricing just popped up from the DAP maker Astell and Kern. Discounts include a good cross section of their players and some interesting bundles with their accessory line. The deals run now through November 28th.

Audioengine – 20% off

From Audioengine: The sale starts Thursday at 12:01AM EST and goes through Tuesday at 12:00AM EST. Everything in our web store is 20% off, excluding only our refurbished items and the brand-spanking-new HD3 Wireless Speakers. Shoppers need only use the coupon code BF20 at checkout to get their discount. Further, we’ll cover any applicable sales tax and will ship via FedEx Ground for free anywhere in the continental US.

Peachtree Audio – Nova Pricing Plus Free BT1

The new Nova150 amplifier is on sale for $1,499 ($100 off) plus a free BT1 bluetooth accessory and the 300 watt Nova300 is $1,999 ($300 off) with a free BT1. Offer good now through November 28.

Echobox – $50 off the Finder X1 IEM

Good from the 25th through the 28th, $50 off the titanium Finder X1 universal-fit In-Ear. That’s a mere $149, down from $199 for the debut piece from Echobox. Use the code AWESOMESAUCE at checkout to get the discount.

Cypher Labs – 15% off

Sitewide discount on all cable, earphones and amplifiers. Cypher Labs Black Friday sale starts now and runs through Cyber Monday. Use discount code CYBER15 at checkout.

Ultimate Ears – Free Boom

UE is offering a free Boom 2 portable speaker with the purchase of the UE5 Pro or UE7 PRo customs or a free UE Megaboom with the purchase of the UE11 Pro, UE 18 Pro or the UERR.

JH Audio – 10%-20% off

Jerry’s got the goods on discount, running through 11/27. 10% includes the new performance series universal fit (code GOBBLE10), 15% for all customs (code TURKEY15) and 20% off all Full Metal Jacket universal fit (code STUFFED20).

64 Audio – 20% off

Black Friday weekend only with this IEM promo. Get 20% all customs, universals and site wide items November 25-27 with checkout code BF16. While you’re at it, check out their line of custom ear plugs. You only get one chance to keep your money-makers in prime condition.

Clear Tune Monitors – 20% off

CTM is currently running a special for 20% off all its custom In-Ears. Pricing is good now through November 28.

Martin Logan – Holiday Pricing

Free sub with the purchase of select pairs of Martin Logan loudspeakers. Runs now through December 31st.

Sound Stage Direct – 20% off Vinyl

Use the code LP20 at checkout for 20% vinyl only starting now through Cyber Monday. In addition to music, Sound Stage Direct will have a collection of hardware include VPI turntables on sale through the holdiay weekend.

Exasound – 15% off

Exasound is showcasing 15% off their line of products that includes the e32 DAC and e38 – 8 channel DAC. Discounts run through the 27th.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman – 15% off

Not so much something you can listen to as much as from. The uber classic Eames Lounge Chair, sold by Herman Miller now on sale 15% off through December 12. Still a spicy meatball at $4,194.75, its iconic look will surely make you stereo sound better (or at the very least act as a conversation starter).

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section and we will add it to the list.

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