Okay, so Black Friday ain’t quite what it used to be but there are still plenty of deals to be had, not only today but over the next few days. Here’s a look at some of the AV discounts we’ve come across.
LG has heard the call from S&V readers who put OLED TV at the top of their holiday wishlists in a last week’s poll. The king of OLED is running Black Friday discounts through Monday, December 2 on seven 4K OLED TVs, including a 55-inch model marked down to the “lowest price ever for an OLED TV.”
Topping LG’s list of deals is the 55-inch OLED55B9, which is now $1,200, 25% off the regular price of $1,600, the lowest price ever for an LG OLED TV. The 65-inch version of the B9 Series TV has been reduced to $1,800, 28% off the regular price of $2,500.
But even steeper discounts are available on LG’s C9 series TVs, which has been marked down 40%: the 55-inch OLED55C9 is now $1,499 (originally $2,500) and 65-inch OLED65C9 is $2,100 (originally $3,500). The 77-inch OLED77C9 has been reduced to $5,000 — a not-too-shabby 29% discount off its regular price of $7,000.
In LG’s minimalist E9 “Glass” series TVs, the 55-inch OLED55E9 has been marked down to $2,000, 39% off the regular price of $3,300, and the 65-inch OLED55E9 is now $3,000, 30% off the regular price of $4,300.
Discounted pricing is good through Monday but if you buy one of LG’s 2019 OLED TVs before February 9, 2020 you get a free 12-month subscription to the new Disney+ streaming service. The Disney+ app is integrated on the home screen of Samsung and now LG TVs.
For more information, visit lg.com.
Klipsch has an impressive slate of speaker deals, with discounts up to half off. Case in point: The stately R-620F tower speaker and R-120SW 12-inch subwoofer have been marked down 50% to $199 (each) and $249, respectively — and those are just two of many 40% and 50% discounts.
Standout 5.1 home theater speaker system special: The tower-based R-820F six-speaker package is now $1,425, 40% off the regular price of $2,355. Or you can pick up a pair of R-51M bookshelf speakers for $144, half off of the regular price of $289/pair. Details are
Click here to see all Klipsch speaker deals.
The Iconic speaker brand has also knocked 25% off its T5 True Wireless earphones, which can now be had for $149 (regular price is $199), and 30% off its Groove portable Bluetooth speaker, now available for $69. Details are here and here.
The speaker gurus at SVS are offering an “all-time low” Black Friday deal on their popular SB12/PB12-NSD subwoofer while supplies last.
The SB12-NSD sealed-cabinet model (shown at right) has been marked down to $400, 41% off its regular price of $680, and its ported counterpart, the PB12-NSD, has been reduced to $500, almost 40% off of its original price of $800. Both deals include free shipping.
Newly manufactured and factory sealed, both models boast a 12-inch high-excursion driver, 400-watt amplifier, black ash finish, and are covered by the company’s 5-year unconditional warranty. Once SVS sells out its “extremely limited” stock for these models, the deal is over.
Como Audio has selling its popular Solo wireless music system — a Sound & Vision Top Pick — for $199, 43% off the regular price of $349. Or you can order the Solo with an Ambiente speaker and a turntable — all in white — for $699, 22% off the regular price of $897. To get either deal you’ll need to order with the promo code COMOBF before the end of the day on Sunday, December 1. Click here and here for details.
England’s Cambridge Audio is running several Black Friday specials between now and Monday, December 2. The top discounts take a third off the TVB2 soundbar and TV5 soundbase, which are now $229 (regular $350) and $199 (regular $300), respectively. Click here to see these and other deals.
Also from Great Britain, Q Acoustics is highlighting eleven speaker deals that run through Thursday, December 5. The best deal is 20% off the Top Pick-designated M2 Soundbase, which is available for $300 (regular $370). Click here to see this and other deals.
The headphone kings at Sennheiser are running holiday specials on several wireless models — all discounts are good through the end of the year.
The RS 175 wireless headphones (left in photo) have been marked down to $200, 28% off the regular price of $280 and the Momentum True Wireless earphones have been reduced to $250, 17% off the regular price of $300.
Upping the ante, the noise canceling HD 4.50BTNC (middle) and HD 4.40BT (right) headphones are now $130 and $80, respectively — discounts of 28% and 20%.
Sennheiser’s best deal is reserved for the PXC 550 noise cancelling headphones, which are now $180 on Amazon, 49% off the regular price of $350. Details are
Click here for details on Sennheiser’s holiday specials.
Puro Sound Labs, the San Diego-based maker of kid-safe headphones, has dropped the price of its PuroGamer volume limiting headphones (left in photo) to $50, 38% off the regular price of $80. Details are here.
The company is also offering 25% off on its ProQuiet noise cancelling headphones, which have been reduced to $75, and 20% off its JuniorJams volume limiting headphones (middle and right in photo), which are now $40. Details are here and here.
Through Tuesday, December 3, there are three ways to tune into the SiriusXM satellite radio service for free without having to enter credit card information: via a car radio, through the SiriusXM app, or online.
If you have SiriusXM in your car you’ll be able to sample more than 100 channels, running the gamut from The Beatles Channel and LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells to SoulCycle Radio and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio to Mad Dog Sports Radio and SiriusXM POTUS.
Or you can download the SiriusXM app on your phone, PC/laptop, or tablet and get free access to more than 300 channels of live programming and an On Demand library with 10,000-plus hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews, and audio documentaries.
The app provides access to several new features, including Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, which lets you create unique ad-free stations based on favorite artists, and SiriusXM video, which presents new clips daily from across the service’s lineup of music, talk, and sports channels. Clips include performances, interviews, and in-studio moments from the likes of Howard Stern. Xtra Channels — featuring variations of SiriusXM’s music channels such as 80s on 8 Party, all with skip-ahead functionality — are also available through the app.
The other option is to listen online for free through the holiday weekend at player.siriusxm.com, or through an Alexa-enabled device by enabling the SiriusXM Skill in the Alexa app and clicking “Enjoy Free SiriusXM.” Free listening is available on Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, and Fire TV.
For more detail, visit siriusxm.com.