20% off Sonos products for Audible members [YMMV]

If you are an Audible member, check your emails! You may find a coupon promotion today from Audible that lets you get 20% off purchases up to $1000 at the Sonos website. The coupon included in the emails is a unique one-time-use coupon, so you can’t share with other people. The coupon promotion expires 4/11/18.

Interesting that even though Audible is an Amazon company and Amazon sells SONOS products, the purchase must be actually made at the Sonos website. Some exclusions and restrictions may apply.

RockJam 61-Key Electronic Keyboard SuperKit for $110

IF you are looking for a “getting started with” kit to learn and dabble in electronic keyboards, Amazon currently has a sale on this RockJam 61-Key Electronic Keyboard SuperKit for $110 with free shipping (two days for Prime members). You get a 61-key keyboard, a keyboard stand, a sitting stool, a power supply (not always included with entry-level keyboards), and very basic headphones.

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Sony XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $38

If you are looking for a bluetooth portable speaker from a well-recognized brand, we have good news for you! The Sony XB10 is currently on sale for $38, in new condition, and from various sellers, including Amazon actual, at the amazon.com website.

It is a 2017 model, with a 4.6 review average based on 50+ of them, and has about half as many answered questions. Portable means that it has a built-in rechargeable battery but it is also designed for “lifestyle use” (see gallery picture #5 over there). It’s sort of about the size of a coffee cup 🙂

It also supports NFC, which makes it easier to pair with your smartphone or other devices via touch. NFC does not affect how the music sounds, it simply makes pairing and connecting to other devices easier. It has a IPX5 water-resistant rating, and it is part of their “Extra Bass” line, which means more emphasis on bass. You have been warned classical music fans 🙂

M-Audio AV32 Studio Monitors (pair of speakers) for $80

You don’t even have to spend triple figures to get a decent pair of studio monitors (speakers). Currently on sale for just $80 with free shipping (even better if you are a Prime member because you get free 2-day shipping) are the new condition M-Audio AV32 Studio Monitors, with 3-inch subwoofer and 10W. These are powered speakers, so you can just plug and play. They have RCA inputs (white/red), along with a 3.5mm input too. They also have a headphone out, so you have some flexibility there as well.

Needless to say, one should not expect to get a pair of speakers without compromises at $80, so be sure to read reviews and commentary if you are not familiar with them. These are wired speakers, there’s no bluetooth option (unless you attach a bluetooth receiver to them via the RCA or 3.5mm inputs).

Oops, I forgot to mention, the sale is at Amazon’s, by themselves, not iffy marketplace sellers.

Sonos PLAY:1 Bundle for $350 (two speakers)

If you want to get started with the Sonos system or want to add more to your setups, authorized dealer OneCall.com is offering for $350 the Sonos PLAY:1 Bundle, two PLAY:1 speaker units. These are not typically sold in pairs because they are not conventional speakers. They are part of the new digital-era single-unit single-room speaker generation. Meaning you would put each one in a different room.

Buy a Denon HEOS, get up to $100 Amazon credit

Good until the end of day on 1/3/2015, at Amazon.com, you can get an Amazon.com account credit up to $100 when you one of select Denon HEOS wireless speakers or accessories. The flagship HEOS 7 gets a $100 credit, while the HEOS 5 or 3 get a $50 credit each. Three more accessories are participating, with credits ranging from $7.50 to $37. HEOS is Denon’s answer to the Sonos systems.