Amazon Offers Price Cuts to Eligible Students for its Music Unlimited Service

Amazon cut the price of its Music Unlimited subscription service for U.S. students on Tuesday, matching a similar deal available for Apple Music (via TechCrunch).

For students who are non-Prime customers, Amazon Music Unlimited will now cost $4.99 per month, which is the same amount of money Apple charges students for its streaming service. For existing Prime Student members, however, Amazon is offering a six-month subscription option for just $6.


The student prices represent a decent discount for eligible students, given that Amazon usually prices its Music Unlimited service at $7.99 per month for Prime members and $9.99 for non-Prime customers. The service includes a free 30-day trial and students can cancel at any time. Users must be enrolled at a degree-granting college or university to qualify.

In addition, Amazon is offering the same deal for U.K. students - although simply swapping out the dollar sign for a pound sign makes it a little less affordable.

Amazon is also touting the benefits of Alexa voice controls, which come included in the service for students. Users can ask Alexa to play music for studying, for example, or request that songs be played from a specific decade and only by a certain artist.

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Amazon Offering $101 Off Sony’s MDR-1000X Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

Amazon is currently offering $101 off the price of Sony's highly rated MDR-1000X noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones, which came out last October and usually retail at $399.

The headphones boast the same drivers as the company's well-regarded MDR-1A headset made for listening to Hi-Res Audio, as supported by the company's Walkman range and its line of wireless home speakers and in-car audio systems.


They also offer up to 20 hours' battery life, touch controls, and exceptional adaptive noise-canceling, rivaling the likes of Bose's QuietComfort 3 and Sennheiser's PXC 550.

In addition, Sony's headset supports the full range of wireless codecs, including AAC, aptX, SBC, and the company's proprietary LDAC, which transmits up to three times more data than conventional Bluetooth for superior sound on supporting devices.

The cans are available on Amazon for $298 in beige or black. You can read MacRumors' in-depth review of Sony's MDR-1000X headphones here.

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40% Discount on Audeze SINE Headphones With DAC Lightning Cable Ends June 21

High-end audio maker Audeze is currently offering 40 percent off the suggested retail price of its SINE closed-back on-ear headphones, including the company's own all-digital CIPHER Lightning cable.

The award-winning Audeze SINE cans feature proprietary planar magnetic drivers for improved dynamics and frequency response, are lightweight (300 grams), and fold flat for travel use.


The premium leather headphones also carry Apple's Made for iPhone specification, which means users can plug them in with a Lightning connector for higher quality audio than offered by a 3.5mm jack or a Bluetooth connection.

With that in mind, Audeze's discount on its SINE headphones includes the optional CIPHER Lightning cable, which houses a digital signal processor, digital-to-analog converter (DAC), microphone, and headphone amplifier.

Using the promo code SUMMER17 during checkout, customers can pick up a pair of SINE headphones with CIPHER Lightning cable for $299 (usually $499), or SINE with standard cable for $249 (usually $449).

The offer ends June 21 and the promo code only works on the Audeze website. Free standard shipping is included on all orders for customers in the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska.


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U.K. Retailer John Lewis Offering Free Three-Year Warranty on all Macs and iPads Until June 28

U.K. high street retailer John Lewis is currently offering three year's free warranty on selected Apple gear including new MacBooks, iMacs, and iPads through its online store, potentially offering buyers £159 on equivalent Apple Care.

The offer extends to all listed Macs and iPads. For example, customers can today order a Space Grey 2017 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5, 8GBGB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 for £1,449 RRP, which includes the three-year guarantee at no extra cost, with an option for three more additional years Added Care with accidental damage cover for £80.


Similarly, the retailer is offering a free three-year guarantee on a new Silver 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive and Radeon Pro 570 GPU for £1,749 RRP, with an extra three years Added Care with accidental damage cover for £30. The site lists the new iMacs "Coming Soon", but this is likely just an oversight, since the Add to Basket option has been added and several listings claim more than 10 in stock.

Also included in the three-year guarantee offer are Apple's new range of iPad Pros, which the online store currently lists as out of stock as the retailer waits for them to become available to resellers later this month. Given that the offer is open until June 28, John Lewis is presumably confident of receiving the iPad Pros before then.

The retailer is also offering £50 off all iPhones when bought with an Apple Watch. A two-year guarantee is also included for both devices.

Note that configuration options are not available from John Lewis and all Macs are only available with the listed specifications. Equivalent three-year Apple Care from Apple costs £159. For more information on John Lewis inclusive guarantees, see here.

(Thanks, Tony!)


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