Morning Deals Round Up

• Today’s Woot! is the AuzenTech HDA X-Plosion 7.1 DTS/Dolby Digital PCI Sound Card for a hundred bucks (plus a fiver for shipping)—about $40 off the street price. The reviews are solid, although if you’re wanting a card for gaming and not home theater, it sounds like the Creative X-Fi Music is still your best bet.

• Amazon Friday Sale, featuring such amazing products as the Insta-bench and Feline Frolic!

• has the Sennheiser HD497 Headphones (Refurbished) for $35, plus shipping. They’re open air headphones, though, so don’t count on wearing them at the office and listening to embarrassing showtunes.

Highlights from Dealhack

Kingston 1GB Compact Flash Card only $28 at

Choose from Twenty Xbox Games Under $20 at Overstock

4-Piece Drum Set for $200 at Musician’s Friend

Highlights from Delight Deals

• Fancy yourself a music hipster? Well, you’d better read up with this FREE year subscription to SPIN magazine.

• Print this coupon for 20% off any one item at FILENE’S BASEMENT until April 11, 2006. Shop early for deals on designer denim, leather handbags, and accessories for home!

• Take an extra 30% off at POLO.COM when you use this coupon code


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  1. Ben Popken says:

    No self-respecting hipster would turn to SPIN for their music fancies.

  2. GenXCub says:

    The link to the free Year of SPIN takes me to…

  3. GenXCub says:

    Let me rephrase. Your link works. The site that it takes you to requires another click to get to the supposed offer… THAT link takes me to microsoft

  4. loudguitars says:

    On the Amazon Friday sale, anybody else notice the sixth item in the left column on this page? Good to know that Amazon brings us deals from every corner of their website, even the corners in the Red Light District.

  5. Bubba Barney says:

    I’m surprised Spin is even still being published.

  6. AcidReign says:

    …..I enjoyed reading the audio review on the W00t! item of the day. About five years ago, I plunked down several hundred bucks for a Soundblaster Live! and matching digital Cambridge Soundworks 5+1 speakers. I had envisioned watching Star Wars DVDs, and playing video games, with MONSTER SURROUND SOUND! The results were very disappointing, the most notable being that the all-digital set-up produced more noise and distortion than a system with AC-97 sound and Labtek bookshelf speakers. And I won’t even get into the subwoofer cutting off from time to time at the volume I like to listen at, and the dolby AC-3 difficulties… Lastly, all the hype about “24 bit sound!” didn’t apply to recording.

    …..It was fun watching the Audigy get righteously trounced! The reviewers screwed up, though when they reviewed the unit through Cambridge Soundworks speakers. (They’re made by Creative.) I’ve been pretty happy with the built-in Intel hi-def sound on my new HP Media Center PC, piped directly to my Creek Headphone Amp and Sennheisers. Haven’t yet bought a speaker set-up for it…