More Gift Ideas for the 2023 Holiday Season

Will you be giving the gift of AV this holiday season? Of course, you will — you read Sound & Vision! In addition to fielding alerts about holiday specials, we’ve been keeping an eye out for deals. Here’s the latest round…

Get 40% Off the Popular Dragonfly Cobalt Portable DAC

AudioQuest has announced a killer holiday deal on its popular DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC. The mini converter, which was awarded an S&V Top Pick in 2020, is available for $200 through the end of the year — 42% off the regular price of $350. Long-time audio reviewer Daniel Kumin was “very impressed with just how ‘high-end’ the best hi-res music sounded via AudioQuest's pocket wonder.”

The company is also giving away a DragonFly Cobalt in a limited-time sweepstakes: Click here to enter.

AudioQuest also announced a two-for-one special on its JitterBug FMJ USB noise filter. Instead of paying $70 for one, you get two for $100. Designed to “significantly reduce” RF noise from creeping into audio signals, the mini filter can be used in cars or with laptops, phones, streamers, and other devices.

Visit audioquest.com for more information on either of these products.

Sweet Sennheiser Deals

German headphone specialist Sennheiser is offering a bevy of holiday specials, starting with a trio of soundbar deals.

Ambeo Soundbar Plus, the updated version of the original Ambeo we raved about in 2020 has been marked down to $1,200, 20% off the $1,500 list price. Click here for the deal.

Wanna go higher end? Sennheiser is also offering a sweet deal on its flagship Ambeo Soundbar Max, which has been reduced to $2,000, 20% off the $2,500 list price. Click here for the deal.

To boost the bass of its soundbars, the company is also knocking a hundred bucks off its wireless Ambeo Subwoofer, which is now selling for $600. Click here for the deal.

Now for a few deals on the products Sennheiser is best known for — headphones and earbuds.

HD 660S2 full-size, open-back headphones: $500 – 14% of the $600 list price. Click here for the deal.

IE 200 wired earbuds: $120 – 20% off the $150 list price. Click here for the deal.

IE 600 wireless in-ear monitors: $600 – 25% off the $800 list price. Click here for the deal.

IE 900 wireless in-ear monitors: $1,200 – 20% off the $1,500 list price. Click here for the deal.

HD 800 S flagship headphones: $1,600 (shown above) – 11% off the $1,800 list price. Click here for the deal.

Sport True Wireless sweat/weather-resistant earbuds: $100 – 33% off the $150 list price. Click here for the deal.

CX Plus True Wireless noise-canceling earbuds: $100 – 44% off the $180 list price. Click here for the deal.

Momentum True Wireless 3 noise-canceling earbuds: $170 – 39% off the $280 list price. Click here for the deal.

Momentum True Wireless 4 noise-canceling earbuds: $300 – 21% off the $380 list price. Click here for the deal.

RS 120-W wireless full-size headphones for TV viewing: $81 – 37% off the $130 list price. Click here for the deal.

RS 175 U wireless over-ear surround-sound headphones: $200 – 29% off the $280 list price. Click here for the deal.

RS 195 U wireless closed-back headphones : $300 – 25% off the $400 list price. Click here for the deal.

Ongoing Black Friday Deals

Some of the deals we reported on leading up to Black Friday are still available. In a few cases, pricing has been increased but the deals are still pretty enticing.

TCL 85" QM8 Mini LED QLED 4K TV: $2,000 – 28% off $2,800 list price. Click here for the deal.

LG 65” G3 OLED Evo 4K TV : $2,500 – 25% off $3,300 list price. Click here for the deal. The 77-inch screen size has been reduced to $3,600, 20% off the $4,500 list price. Click here for the deal.

Samsung 77" S95C OLED 4K TV: $3,900 – 13% off $4,500 list price. Click here for the deal. The 65-inch screen size has been reduced to $2,600, 21% off the $3,300 list price. Click here for the deal.

KEF LS60 Wireless Tower Speaker: $5,000/pair – 28% off $7,000/pair list price. Click here for the deal. KEF is offering several other deals that are good through the end of the year; click here for details.

Sony XV800 X-Series Bluetooth Portable Party Speaker: $500 – 23% off $650 list price. Click here for the deal.

Definitive Technology DM70 Bipolar Tower Speaker: $2,798/pair – 30% off $3,998/pair list price. Click here for the deal.

Wrensilva Includes Holiday Gift Pack with Luxury Stereo Consoles

And now for something completely different, Wrensilva, the San Diego-based company specializing in hand-crafted, luxury record consoles, is including a special holiday gift pack with orders placed by the end of the year.

The gift pack includes two holiday albums, a record brush, stylus cleaner, and a “few surprises.” All consoles are built to order in San Diego with a lead time of around 6 weeks, but consumers (or the designated giftee) will receive the gift pack in time for Christmas as long as the order is placed by December 17 (but the offer is good through January 1).

The company offers three Sonos-compatible consoles featuring a built-in turntable and high-performance two-way speaker system that supports Bluetooth streaming: The M1 (shown here, $12,990), The Standard ($9,990), and smaller, tripod-style Loft ($6,990). Power for all models is supplied by a Bang & Olufsen’s IcePower Class D amplifier, 300-watts for the two top models and 100 watts for the Loft. The M1 and Standard have a VPI turntable fitted with an Ortofon 2m Red moving-magnet phono cartridge. Finish options include walnut and curly ash.

If you happen to be in Los Angeles, Wrensilva has a store/listening studio on Melrose Ave. in trendy West Hollywood. Visit wrensilva.com to peruse the consoles.

Also see:

12 S&V-Approved Holiday Gift Ideas for 2023

Cyber Monday and Continuing Black Friday Deals – Holiday specials from KEF and Samsung are still available.

S&V Top Picks Get the Black Friday Treatment – Deals (some pared back) are still available from TCL, LG, and Samsung.

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