Astell & Kern XB10 Portable Bluetooth Amp for $99

If you are looking for a bluetooth receiver with audiophile cover, so you don’t get yelled at at the next audiophile meet up, the Astell & Kern XB10 Portable Bluetooth Amplifier with DAC is on sale for $99 with free shipping by a couple of sellers at Amazon (WWS and ListenUp (fulfilled)), along with the RED-FI eBay store.

Ends 9pm ET: NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Comb for $60

This is a flash sale, this is good until 9pm ET today, it is the new condition NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Combo going for $60 with free shipping at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop. It will ship mid-December 2017.

For all the previous Massdrop offers, including the return of the $200 Sennheiser HD6XX, check all our Massdrop posts here.

KOSS ESP950 Electrostatic Headphone System for $600 [MD]

Come on Barbie, Let’s Have an Electrostatic Party! Fully unlocked at Massdrop, and with only 45 units available (14 claimed as of the time of writing), you can get the new condition KOSS ESP950 Electrostatic Headphone System for $600 with free shipping. It is estimated to ship mid-December 2017 from the vendor with the usual Koss limited lifetime warranty.

This is not the only Koss-Massdrop partnership, they also offer the Massdrop x Koss Porta Pro X for $38 with free shipping as one of their “In-Stock Drops”. These are sold like a regular online purchase (the “drops” open/close every 24 hours and items purchased during a 24 hour window get shipped in a couple of business days after that). We are tracking the “in-stock drops” in our new Massdrop Tracker.

MEE Audio M6 PRO In-Ears for $30

Gold box madness! The new condition MEE Audio M6 PRO In-Ears go for $30~ in the Smoke color scheme and for $33 in the Clear color scheme, sold and shipped by Amazon. These are lightning deals running until 3:40pm ET today in the Amazonian Gold Box.

Meuxan Colorful Earphone Cases in 4pk or 6pk or 8pk ($1.25 to $1.50 per case)

Back to the Amazonian Gold Box, good until 3:45pm ET is a sale on four different size-options of the colorful Meuxan earphone cases. These are fulfilled by Amazon, you don’t have to wait for weeks for them to arrive from China 🙂 The prices:

+ 8-pack goes for $10 ($1.25 per case)
+ 6-pack goes for $8 ($1.33 per case)
+ 4-pack goes for $6 ($1.50 per case)
+ limit one of each size per customer

iFi Nano iDSD Black Label DAC/amp for $199

Here comes another DAC/amp temptation, the new condition iFi Nano iDSD Black Label DAC/amp is on sale for $199 with free shipping from two sellers at Amazon: Audio Advisor is fulfilled by Amazon (that’s currently the featured seller when you load the page), and by “Music Direct”, which ships directly (not Prime eligible).

Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier for $299

No coupons, no rebates, no gymnastics this time, just add to cart and checkout, the new condition Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier is on sale for $299 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three sets per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews.

Black Friday Only: Gaming Headsets sale

Headsets, getting your gaming headsets, headsets! Amazon has a blockbuster three dozens Deals of the Day for Black Friday. There is no “audio headphone” today, but there are some gaming headsets under the PC Gaming Products sale running there until Saturday 3am eastern (or before that if any sell out). They include:

+ Sennheiser GAME ZERO Special Edition Gaming Headset for $120

+ SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround for $100

+ Logitech G433 7.1 Wired Gaming Headset with DTS for $70 in black or red or blue

+ they also have plenty of Yeti microphones for $90 each BUT you can get better deals with the LOLA / Mo-FI + Yeti bundles for $144 to $175

+ up to two units of the same item per customer
+ offerings end on Saturday 3AM Eastern Time, with the exception of those who sell out before then

Black Friday Only: Monoprice M1060 Planars for $250

For Black Friday only, Monoprice is offering the new condition Monoprice M1060 Planar Magnetic open-back over-ears for $250 with free standard US shipping. No coupon needed. This rarely goes on sale at the Monoprice website and is never eligible for their usual coupons.

The planar segment is competitive these days, for more deals check our Planar Magnetic posts. Fear not, the posts are not magnetic, they won’t cling to you 🙂

Black Friday (if the coupon works): iSine 10 for $225, with Lightning for $255 [YMMV]

For Friday 11/24/17 (The Black Friday), coupon code BFRIDAY20 will get you 20% off almost everything at They carry some headphones there, their most famous are the new condition Audeze iSine 10 planar magnetics. Before the coupon, they are on sale for $279 for the standard and $319 for the Lightning Cable version. They are both on the same listing.

IF they are eligible for the 20% off coupon BFRIDAY20 and IF their price doesn’t go up before the coupon goes live, then they would drop to $223 and $255 respectively. I am posting this ahead of time as a heads up, so I will have to test it after I wake up on Friday!

Black Friday only: 20% off most things at Monoprice (no minimum amount required)

If you wanted to use that 20% off Monoprice discount but didn’t need to make a $200+/$300+ purchase, today is the day! For Black Friday (the actual day, 11/24/17) promo code BF2017 gets you 20% off most things at their website. There are some exceptions though, their doorbusters and a lot of items that are already on sale cannot be discounted by the coupon! The shopping cart will tell you what does or doesn’t qualify after you add the coupon.

There are already a few headphone-related products on sale, you can find them in our earlier Monoprice posts.

Expected to be on sale for Black Friday only (11/24/17) is the new condition Monoprice M1060 planar-magnetic open-back over-ears for $250 with free shipping.

Meanwhile the open/closed Monoprice M560 planars will continue to be on sale for $150 until 11/27/17 PM (or earlier if sold out).

Prime Members: Pay with Amazon’s credit cards, Get 20% Back on select Musical Instruments and Electronics

This offer has requirements: A) you have to be a Prime member, B) you have to have one of Amazon’s two credit cards, either their Prime Store card or their Chase Prime VISA, C) you have to purchase items that eligible for this promotion, D) pay for the order with one of the above payment methods.

There are six major product categories, of audio-interest is Electronics and Musical Instruments. Only a subset of the products in each category are eligible. You will find them by following the promotional links at the Special Promotion page.

More on these later on, as I am too braindead right now for complicated things like this 🙂

Create your own deal at Rakuten with 20% off Black Friday coupon

You can create your own deal at by using coupon code BF20 to get 20% off most items available at their website (exclusions apply). The biggest discount you can get is $40 off. The coupon expires on the actual Black Friday day at 11:59pm pacific time.

Logitech UE900S Ultimate Ears In-Ears for $160 (or LESS)

The party continues at the Pitbull Audio eBAY store where they are offering the new condition Logitech UE900S Ultimate Ears In-Ears for $160 with free shipping and up to five per customer.

BUT you may be able to get it for less. They have enabled eBAY’s “Make Offer” feature, so you may be able to negotiate a lower price using eBAY’s “Make/Best Offer” system.

Google Chromecast Audio for $25 w/free S&H

If you want to get a Google Chromecast Audio (only one model so far, the first generation), it is back on sale again, going for $25 with free shipping at the Google eBAY store.

Also going for $25 is their regular Chromecast, while their Home Speakers go for $79. All get free shipping. Up to three of each per customer.

We have a text and pictures unboxing of the Chromecast Audio!

Bose QuietComfort 3 ANC Closed-Back Over-Ears with $20 eBay Gift Card for $140

Another promised Black Friday Ads deal has gone live. It is the new condition Bose QuietComfort 3 ANC headphones (closed-back, over-ear) offered for $140 with free shipping, one year warranty, AND a $20 eBay gift card. These are sold from the official BOSE eBay Outlet store, so they are as legit as they can be.

These are all the BOSE Black Friday deals at their eBay store. They have the QC25 for $179 as new or $159 as manufacturer refurbished.

The QC3 is has a built-in rechargeable battery, while the QC25 are AAA powered (a plus for fans of reusable rechargeable AAAs).

The QC25 is also available for $179 at a number of other retailers, including Bose Quiet Comfort QC25 Closed ANC for $179 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon actual (limit 3 per customer)

Peachtree Audio SONADAC for $1040 [Prime only]

For a limited time during the Black Friday festivities, Prime members can get 20% off on about two dozen audio products, including the new condition Peachtree Audio SONADAC. As of the time of writing, the price is $1299. Adding it to the shopping cart drops by 20% off, making it $1040~ with free shipping.

You have to be a Prime member for this, and it has be sold and shipped by Amazon actual. No coupon is needed. While this offer is running, the price drops automatically in the shopping cart (top right corner of the checkout page). You can find the other headphone-related offers in this promotion under the Prime Members Only category here.

Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2 Closed On-Ears for $130

The first of two back to back B&W sales. First up, the new condition Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 Closed-Back On-Ears are on sale for $130 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 68 customer reviews.

Bowers & Wilkins P3 S2 Closed On-Ears for $100

And a second sale, the new condition Bowers & Wilkins P3 S2 closed-back on-ear headphones are on sale for $100 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual!

AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC/amp for $79

More discounting, this time the new condition AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC/amp is on sale for $79~ with free shipping in NEW condition by “Electronics EXPO” and also by Amazon actual, both at It looks like perhaps this is a price-bot initiated price-match.

Speaking of Audioquest, their Nighthawk Wood headphones are available for $249 in open-box condition from authorized dealer, or $299 in new condition from a couple of “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers.

Monoprice 8323 Closed Over-Ears for $18.45

If you like the speed of Prime shipping (and don’t want to pay for shipping for them from Monoprice), the new condition Monoprice 8323 Closed Over-Ears are on sale for $18.45 as a Gold Box Lightning Deal until Friday at 1:45am ET or earlier if sold out. These are sold and shipped by Amazon. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 1360 customer reviews.

I have these and will be posting a review eventually (when I go into “writing spree” mode). The one surprise is that despite how big they are, they are actually not as roomy for big heads. I am not the biggest head around, but I can just barely fit in.

Speaking of the 8323, Monoprice has launched a Bluetooth version of them, the 8323 Bluetooth, and somehow they were able to afford Qualcomm’s apt-X for them 🙂

They go for $25 at the Monoprice website plus mandatory shipping (unless you buy them together with something that qualifies for free shipping and then it drops the overall S&H fee).

Speaking of lighting deals, ending around 11:11pm ET tonight, you can get the Avantree Universal Aluminum Desk Headphone Stand Hanger for $16, or a Bamboo variation of it for $20. Fulfilled by Amazon.

Blue Mic Mo-Fi headphones+ Blackout Yeti Mic for $175

In addition to the LOLA + YETI bundle, the lovely Ninjas in Pyjamas have encouraged Blue/Amazon to create another bang for the buck bundle, it’s the Blue Mic Mo-Fi headphones+ with the Blackout Yeti Mic for $175, again, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, not iffy marketplace sellers! The Mo-FI is a powered headphone, but no ANC, no bluetoof.

Blue Mic LOLA headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic for $144

I don’t know who the Ninjas in Pyjamas are, but you can thank them for this very nice bundle! For $144 you can get the Blue Mic LOLA headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic. The LOLA are Blue Mic’s wired unpowered un-ANC un-bluetooth headphones. Old fashioned headphones. The Mic on its own goes for $90, and the headphones go for $250. This is subtraction by addition 🙂

This is sold and shipped by Amazon actual, not iffy marketplace sellers. Here name was Lola, she was a Yeti 🙂 Screenshot below:

Blue Mic Satellite Bluetooth Over-Ears for $300

Nowhere near as good as the Yeti bundles above, but it is a $100 price drop, you can get the new condition Blue Microphones Satellite bluetooth headphones for $300 with free shipping in the black color scheme at OneCALL and by Huppin’s (also OneCall) fulfilled by Amazon.

Blue Microphones MIX-FI Powered headphones for $200

UPDATE: after posting this, I noticed a better bang for the buck, the previous generation MO-FI bundled with Blackout Yeti mic TOGETHER for $175.

The original Blue Microphone headphone, the powered Mo-Fi with its space age design has been reborn as the MIX-FI! If you don’t believe me, check their website 🙂 And it’s on sale, going for $200 with free shipping by Focus Camera thru Amazon. Not Prime eligible. Everybody else there has it for $300. As to the differences between the Mo-Fi and the Mix-Fi, I know not. Note that these are powered headphones but neither Bluetooth, nor ANC.

8GB Sandisk Clip Jam for $25, Clip Sport for $30

Move over fancy DAPs! We are ready to kick out the jams now 😉 The new condition 8GB Sandisk Clip Sport is on sale, new condition, in many pastel-y colors, for $25 by Amazon actual. Limit up to three per color per customer.

If you are feeling more sporty, the 8GB Clip Sport is on sale for $30 with free shipping for all with the same limit of three per color per customer.

Also on sale is the Clip Sport Plus for $52 in new condition. All these sold by Amazon actual.

I am not familiar with the newer line-up of the Clips, but I have the older (classic) Clip and Clip Plus. They are all still working, and of all the clips of my three Clip+ models broke off cleanly (maybe because I never used the clips and they atrophied?) making them even smaller DAPs 🙂

Shure SE-535 Clear for $299, Limited Edition Red for $349

If you missed the previous Shure SE-535 sales, wipe those tears away! They are back, this time at Adorama! You can get the Shure SE 535 Clear for $299 with free shipping, or the Shure SE 535 Limited Edition (red) for $349 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer.

Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Sound Bar System for $169 using coupon code Cyberdeals in their shopping cart.

MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 In-EEars for $179

On the in-ears front, the new condition MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 in-ears are now down to $179~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at this price.

TEAC HA-P90SD-R DAP, DAC/amp for $296

Another Prime-members only, the new condition TEAC HA-P90SD-R DAP, DAC/amp drops to $296 from $370 when you add it to the shopping cart thanks to 20% off automatic in-cart discount for Prime members. This has multiple audio inputs, and plays music from microSD as well, going up to DSD128. This is a red/black color scheme, with the Melisandre RED dominating.

Yamaha EPH-100SL In-Ears for $83 [Prime]

Back in the days when the Shure SE-215 reigned supreme in the $100 IEM category, another contemporary recommended model was the Yamaha EPH-100SL in-ears and for a limited time, Prime members can get it for 20% off the current price, with the price dropping after you add it to the shopping cart. As of the time of writing it goes for $104, so the price will drop to $83.20 with free shipping. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual.

Thursday: AELEC S350 bluetooth exercise earphones for $14+

Oops, I missed this one earlier today. In addition to the Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT going for $100, there’s another headphone deal of the day in the Gold Box, it is the new condition AELEC S350 bluetooth exercise earphones going for $14 to $16 depending on color, sold by Aelec and fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime eligible. Limit up to five per color per customer. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 4280+ customer reviews and have almost 200 answered questions. The sale ends on Friday at 3am ET.

Wow over 4200 customer reviews and this is the first time I’ve heard or seen this brand as far as I can recall.

Refurbished Audeze Deckard Headphone Amp for $339

It’s the “one more thing” with Audeze after their planar invasion and then we move to other brands. It is the manufacturer refurbished Deckard Headphone Amplifier offered for $339 by the Audeze Amazon store, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get Prime shipping if a member.

Audeze SINE On-Ear Planar with Cipher Lightning for $200

If you are a fan of the Audeze On-Ear planar magnetic lightning-connector headphones, their new condition AUDEZE SINE On-Ear with 24-bit Cipher Cable is on a Black Friday sale for $200 with free shipping at authorized dealer Adorama! They come with the usual Audeze warranty, 3-years for the drivers, 1 year for the cable. Temptation time especially for iPhone and iPad users 🙂

Audeze LCD-2 for $650 to $700 (four options)

Four different new condition AUDEZE LCD-2 over-ear planar-magnetic headphones are participating in the Black Friday sale at Adorama, an authorized dealer with Audeze warranty as follows:

+ LCD-2 with Travel Case, Aluminum with Lambskin Leather Ear Cushions for $650
+ LCD-2 Bamboo and Lambskin Leather for $650
+ LCD-2 Shedua Wood Edition for $650
+ LCD-2 Rosewood and Lambskin Leather for $700

Audeze LCD-X for $1050, LCD-3 for $1300

Two more Audeze planar-magnetic over-ear headphones are on a Black Friday sale at Adorama, it is the new condition AUDEZE LCD-X Reference (Aluminum/Lambskin) going for $1050 with free shipping and handling, and also the new condition AUDEZE LCD-3 (Zebrano & Lambskin) going for $1300 with free shipping.

This is looking like an Audeze blog take-over, so let’s break the streak with a couple of Fender Black Friday deals from Adorama: the new condition Fender T-Bucket 350E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar goes for $150, while the Fender T-Bucket 450E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar goes for $200 with free shipping. There, streak broken with the power of six strings 🙂