Last Updated on February 6, 2020 by Ryan Harrell
We know how overwhelming it can be – finding the right deals on Black Friday. With every retailer on the planet throwing massive discounts your way, it can be difficult to spot the real bargains.
Which is why we’ve put together this page to help you find the right deals, mostly on Amazon.
Here’s our promise to you:
- We’ll focus exclusively on music equipment, no fluff or non-music gear
- We’ll only feature products and brands we like and recommend. No crappy Chinese knockoffs; only proven, reliable gear.
- We’ll only update this page in the run up to Black Friday. No spam.
Check this page every day to see the latest deals.
Hand-Picked Deals for November 23, 2019
1. First up, we have a steep discount on MXL 770 cardioid condenser microphone. This might not be the best mic around and doesn’t feature in any of our lists (related: the best condenser mics), but it’s an affordable alternative for bedroom producers on a budget.
Recommendation: A good buy if you don’t have a microphone in your studio setup yet. Skip otherwise.
2. Next, we have deals on a number of Audio Technica products, including our favorite AT-LP5 direct drive turntable. This is one of the best turntables in the market for casual listeners and DJs alike. If you’re looking for a cheaper Bluetooth-enabled variant, the AT-LP60XT is on sale as well. Again, a fantastic option for a first-time turntable buyer.
In addition, the ATH-SR30BT Bluetooth wireless headphones are on sale as well. A great pick at a good price right now.
Recommendation: Worth checking out if you’ve been eyeing a turntable or wireless headphones. Audio Technica is one of our favorite brands and comes highly recommended.
3. Third, we have a great deal on JBL Boombox, one of the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers on the market. This thing is comfortably portable, looks good, and has LOUD sound. Great for parties and outdoor use. Hot tip: make sure to check your mix on Bluetooth speakers. That’s how a large majority of your audience still listens to music.
Recommendation: Worth a look if you don’t have a nice outdoor-friendly Bluetooth speaker.
4. Next, a number of deals on Shure products. Our favorite is the discount on Shure-SE215-CL in-ear monitors. These have pristine audio and are highly recommended for stage use. The highly venerable Shure SM58 microphone is on sale as well. This is probably the bestselling mic in the world and should be in everyone’s mic bag.
Recommendation: Get the SM58 if you don’t have one already. It’s a classic mic that can take a beating.
5. Our next deal is on the ever popular Akai LPK25 keyboard controller. Not the biggest discount (don’t let the list price fool you), but good enough for a look. This is a great, portable controller that can sit comfortably on any desk. Not a lot in terms of features, but if you just want a set of piano keys to key in notes in your MIDI editor, it’s a great little tool to have.
Recommendation: Get it only if a) you don’t have a MIDI keyboard at all, or b) you’re looking for a portable alternative to your primary keyboard
6. Our final deal is on the Bose QuietComfort 25 active noise cancelling headphones. The discount is steep and this is still one of the best ANC headphones around. Though the newer QC35 is on the market as well, if you’re on a budget and need ANC headphones, we think this is one of the best deals on the market right now.
Recommendation: Get it if you don’t have any noise cancelling headphones. Bose QC series is still the gold standard and the entry-level QC25 is the perfect stepping point.
That’s all for this edition folks!
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