More eBay action, the BuyDig eBay store is offering the certified Klipsch refurbished with a 90-day warranty Klipsch R6i Earphones with an iOS mic/remote combo for $27 with free shipping. Over 530 units have been sold so far according to the eBay page over there. Some of the remote functions works on non-iOS devices, but typically Volume Up/Down only work on iOS.
On the fashionable bluetooth/ANC front, if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished items, the black/silver color scheme of the Bohm Bluetooth and Active Noise Cancelling on-ear headphones are on sale for $38 with free shipping by A4C on eBay. Both Bluetooth and ANC are utilitarian features, so these types of headphones are best used in situations where Bluetooth and/or ANC is necessary/needed. Over 1360 units got sold so far from this particular offer per the statistics shown on the eBay listing over there.
Or if you buy two or more items from the A4C eBay store, for a limited time, they have a 5% discount on the whole purchase. Among other items in their eBay store is this new condition Apple MD823ZM/A Lightning to 30-pin Adapter going for $15 with free shipping.
The over-ear version of the 50 Cent’s “SMS Audio” Street that has the “PRO” tag in their name are currently on sale in new condition for $35 with free shipping with a limit of 50 per customer by Tech Rabbit on eBay. Over 870 units got sold so far form this listing. They are closed-back with detachable cable, in retail packaging.
Among the latest specials at A4C is the refurbished 8GB iPod 4 Touch audio player going for $55 with free shipping. It comes with a 90-day replacement warranty from A4C, not Apple. Limit one per customer.
This is an older 30-pin device, and does not run the latest versions of iOS, so some of your favorite music apps may not run or may not run very well. I’ve had mine for a while, and I haven’t done a factory reset in a couple of years, so I don’t know what app options you’d see as a fresh user.
UPDATE: I forgot to put this in yesterday, the latest the iPod Touch 4 can get to is iOS 6. The latest iOS version is 10.
On the plus side of an older model though, you can find many of its accessories for dirt cheap in the online and offline clearance bins 🙂
Speaking of A4C, they are offering new condition Apple Earpods bundled with an Apple Lightning Cable and Apple Storage case for $13 with free shipping. A4C offers a mix of new, used and refurbished, so check each particular listing to find out.
This offer ended, it looks like it sold out before the 6-hours were up…
Officially announced at IFA 2016, the new Beyerdynamic Byron BT earphones are now in-stock and ready to ship for $100 at Amazon.com by Beach Camera. Amazon’s own shipping estimate has moved to October 3rd (eg they run out of what they previously had in-stock). [updated 9/29/16 AM]
Meanwhile the Byron wired in-ear is getting closer, its current estimate is “1 to 4 weeks” with a price of $79.
It’s back on again, the Massdrop x AKG K7XX open-back headphones are fully unlocked and going for $200 with free shipping. The offer is running for the next eight days (from blog-posting date, not the date you are reading this), comes with a 2-year AKG warranty and is estimated to ship mid-October 2016, which is fast by MD standards 🙂 A total of 590 units are available for this particular offering.
Another featured deal at A4C, this time they have the used Beats UrBeats earphones going for $20 with free shipping. Per the listing, they come with brand new eargels. Perhaps of interest if you are planning to make a viral video of dramatic reactions to how horrible they are 😉 Because it is a daily deal, it is not eligible for their 20% off coupon (I tried it, it doesn’t work).
One of the latest daily deals at A4C is the refurbished JBL Synchros E40BT On-Ears (Bluetooth, blue color scheme; talk about color-coding your headphones by function!) going for $40 with free shipping and a 90-day replacement warranty from A4C. Because it is a daily deal, it is not eligible for their 20% off coupon (I tried it, it doesn’t work).
The Hifiman Edition S on-ears (not to be confused with the more expensive “Edition X”) go for $250 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get them in “Store Demo” condition (less than 5 hours used) with full warranty from authorized dealer RazorDog Audio on eBay. These can be switched between open and closed. Note that these are NOT planar magnetic.
If they run out, seller “Audio Advisor” (100%, 8258 ratings) has them in “Used – Very Good” condition for $212 at Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Don’t smoke them, it’s just the price 🙂 The new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 700 headphones dropped down to $420 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of five per customer.
OPTIONAL: If you were also planning to purchase more audio gear, and what you want/need happens to participate in this promotion, you can get an even better deal with this promotion, good until 10/1/16: Buy $1000+ on select products and get a $100 Amazon Store credit to spend in the future. The $1000+ can be any combination and quantities of the 260+ eligible products, as long as Amazon actual is the seller. For example, you can get to the $100 credit if you buy three HD 700 units. Check more details on that promotion (the shopping cart verifies your order is eligible, so you don’t have to guess/gamble).
Here’s a screenshot of the shopping cart with three HD 700s in the shopping cart, and confirmation that the order is eligible for this promotion:
The Sony MDR-100AAP closed headphones currently go for $200 at authorized Sony dealers. While still paying $200, you can score a handful of freebies when you buy them from Beach Camera on Amazon in four different color schemes. Four freebies are included by Beach, two of them are significant: a Slappa Hardbody case and the small Fiio A1 headphone amp. The other two freebies are a microfiber cloth and a 2600 mah keychain battery (mayhaps the Clip+ is a good match for it, definitely not much you can get out of it with a modern smartphone).
Some of these bundles may make sense if you have multiple different types of headphones, and you don’t necessary want to use all the included items together. For example, you could use the Fiio A1 to power something else, and you could use the case to store other headphones. Or if you don’t need the extras, you can gift them or trade/sell them.
In new condition, the Fiio A1 goes for $28, while the Slappa Hardbody goes for $20.
Noontec itself is offering the new condition Zoro II wired on-ears for $56 with free shipping in the “orange soda” color scheme with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. Limit two units per customer. A couple of other color schemes are offered for slightly more, they are “fulfilled by Amazon”, but they are sold by unknown sellers.
On the other hand, if you prefer used, prices start at $43+ depending on color and condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This link shows the lowest price per color. To see more detailed prices for a particular color, click on the “See all offers for this product” link next to the color name over there.
Meanwhile the Noontec Zoro II Wireless (bluetooth) is currently available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $103~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The new condition price is currently $140. They also play audio via the 3.5mm audio port.
If you want to satisfy your curiosity about powered wired headphones without breaking the bank or risking a lot, coupon code SEPTEMBER20 cuts 20% off the current price of $30 for the refurbished JBL Synchros Slate Over-Ears making them $24 with free shipping. They come with a 90-day replacement warranty from A4C (not JBL). They are powered by two AA batteries. I do not know when the coupon expires.
If I had time to review them, I would buy them for this very purpose, but my “to do list” headphone-wise is overflowing already. I still haven’t posted the promised BeyerD Custom Streets posts that were promised last week 🙂
Clearance specialist All 4 Cellular (A4C) has a new coupon code, coupon SEPTEMBER20 gets you 20% off most of the items available at their website. This is a link to the headphones search results. Daily deals and a few brands (eg Apple) are not eligible for the coupon discount. The expiration date is unclear, maybe 9/30/16 or tonight… Time permitting I will go through their inventory and post individual deals, but by the time I find time to do that, the coupon may expire or the “good stuff” gets picked off, which is why I am posting it right away…
PS: they have a mix of new, refurbished and used items, so pay attention to each individual listing.
The Koss PortaPros are f00kin legends in a retro kind of way, and if you can’t wait for a future discount or holiday season lightning deal, they have drip-dropped in price a bit at the moment, you can get them for $33.88 in new condition, with a limit of five units per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. Two more marketplace sellers offer them for the exact same price, so it may be that Amazon automatically price-matched them. So pay attention to who the actual seller is. Look for Amazon’s own listing:
Never a dull moment in the world of headphones these days, many and more new models and brands surface left and right, which brings us to the Kennerton Magisters being offered and fully unlocked at Massdrop. There are two options, the “Light” go for $350, while the standard non-Light go for $700. These are hand assembled in Russia and they allegedly use solid bog oak from trees older than 2000 years old. They have 64 ohm impedance and MD covers the warranty (the standard 1-year). Shipment is late October 2016, and the offer is running for the next seven days.
MEE Audio (formerly MEE Electronics) is diversifying with detachable cables that cannot only be used in their own P1 Pinnacle in-ears, but a handful of other popular brands that have models with MMCX. Their MEE Audio MMCX Cables are currently fully unlocked at Massdrop for $25 plus $3.50 flat shipping (without mic) or $30 plus $3.50 flat shipping for the mic/remote cable. The offer has seven days to go (from blog-posting date; approximate since MD does not provide an exact expiration date/time). Warranty is 1-year from MD, and the purchases will ship late October 2016.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to wait and instead prefer near-instant delivery, you can get them for $30 (no mic/remote) or $35 (with mic/remote) at Amazon.com, with the usual free shipping terms.
NOTE that not every MMCX earphone works with these. Check the listings at both places for more details.
This round of daily offerings expired…