Early Black Friday mic and speaker deals: Shure, KEF, Mackie, and more

Content creators and consumers can create a buzz with no hum thanks to these steep deals on audio gear.
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The year is winding down, meaning there’s still time to get started on the resolutions you made 11 months ago. Start streaming yourself and/or bingeing 2022’s best podcasts and performances with microphones, headphones, and speaker deals from Shure, Mackie, KEF, and Focal.

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Get a headstart on your audio future with this package deal from Shure that’s on sale for $473, down from $548. The included MV7 podcast microphone has both USB and XLR outlets for use directly with computers or through an audio interface. You can choose Auto Mode or use the mic’s touch controls if you just want to get up and running, or tweak tone and mic distance more exactingly with the ShurePlus MOTIV app. The AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones, meanwhile, combine premium listening with comfort and durability for complete audio immersion anywhere.

Looking to save some money? The Mackie CR3-XBT—a version of our pick for best budget studio monitors—can be had for $99.99, down from $119.99. Compact, they’re perfect for bedroom studios that need a real-world reference for podcasts, YouTube streams, etc. Mackie also has several starter mics and studio headphones on sale.

Looking to experience a wider soundstage? Listen to that new project on a top-quality pair of speakers, like these KEF Q150B Q150 Bookshelf Speakers, on sale for $299.98, half-off from its $599.99 original price. A new cabinet, sleek finishes, and a 5.25-inch Uni-Q driver array provide a high-resolution sonic image and an equally clean aesthetic that’s easy on the eyes and ears in your home. Similarly, the Focal Chora 806 bookshelf speakers are currently $598/pair, down from $998. This great price on great nearfield speakers extends the French speaker manufacturer’s sleek approach to mids-rich high-fidelity to tighter budgets. Just add a good amp or A/V receiver and luxuriate in sumptuous vocals—yours or someone else’s.

Snag these deals—and more—before the sound waves goodbye. Here are some other options and upgrades that will let your wallet, and maybe yourself, sing:


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Amanda Reed is a commerce updates writer at Popular Science. She makes sure all product round-ups are up-to-date, shares deals happening all over the internet, and reviews various gizmos and gadgets. She lives in Pittsburgh with JunkJunk, a handsome, sad-looking tuxedo cat who only wants wet food and attention.