Cyber Monday Deals Are Here

Black Friday has come and gone and early reports indicate it was a record-breaker — not for in-store sales, which were down slightly compared with 2017, but for online purchases. That consumers took to their phones on Black Friday to the tune of $6.2 billion bodes well for today — Cyber Monday. If the pundits at Adobe Analytics are correct, U.S. consumers will buy a record breaking $7.8 billion worth of goods online today. Will you be one of them?

All of which brings us to Cyber Monday deals that will be of interest to AV enthusiasts.

The craziest deal we’ve come across is through Groupon, which is offering Samsung’s “tuned by AKG” Galaxy S8/S9+/S8/S8+ earbuds for $9.99 — a whopping 90% off the regular price of $99.99.

We recommend scouring the websites of favorite brands for special offers. Here are some of the deals we came across.

Though not touted as Cyber Monday deals, HiFiMan has dropped the price of its Edition S on-ear headphones to $74 — 70% off the regular price of $249. Read headphone guru Steve Guttenberg’s 2017 review here. The headphone specialist is also offering a 50% discount on its Top Pick-designated HE-560 planar-magnetic headphones, now priced at $449. Read Sound & Vision’s 2015 review here.

Hi-res music site HDtracks is running a storewide sale offering 15% off any purchase or 20% if you spend $50 or more.

Denon has expanded the early Black Friday deals it announced last week to include five additional AV receivers: The AVR-X4500H is now $1,399 ($1,599 list), the AVR-X2500H $599 ($799 list), the AVR-X1500H $399 ($599 list), the AVR-S940H $499 ($579 list), and the AVRS640H $279 ($379 list). Click here to browse the new AVR deals. Denon’s Top Pick-designated Heos wireless speakers have also been marked down 25% to 33%. The Heos 7 is now $399 ($599 list), the Heos 5 $299 ($399 list), the Heos 3 $199 ($299 list), and portable Heos 1 $149 ($199 list). Click here to browse the discounted Heos models. Read Sound & Vision’s 2015 review here.

Best Buy is featuring Cyber Monday deals on a number of TVs and audio products. To highlight just two examples in TVs, Sony’s HDR-enabled 65-inch XBR65X850F 4K TV has been reduced to $1,000 ($1,400 list) and Samsung’s HDR-enabled 65-inch QN65Q6FN 4K “QLED”TV has been reduced to $1,298 ($1,800 list).

In audio at Best Buy, Sony’s WH-CH700N wireless noise-canceling headphones have been reduced to $100 ($200 list) and JBL’s Charge 3 portable bluetooth speaker has been reduced to $90 ($150 list).

Como Audio is offering 25% off its Amico portable music system when you use the promo code CYBERMONDAY. The one-day deal drops the price from $399 to $299 and includes free shipping.

Early Black Friday deals from Klipsch, Polk, Vizio, and others announced last week are still worth a look as many of them will expire today. Click here and here for details.