FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic BT earphones for $24

More discount, the new discount at Stacksocial brings it further below the Massdrop offer, it is the new condition FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds going for $24. If you have any coupons or store credits, you can also use them (if eligible).

PS: “Pro” is part of the model name, there is no certification for what constitutes a “PRO” or “STUDIO” or “AUDIOPHILE” headphone. One can make a case that the VE Monks are all of the above, simply because …words 🙂

Reminder: Monday is last day for 20% off eBay coupon

Reminder, today (Monday 3/27/17) is the last day for the 20% off eBay coupon. Hundreds of items are eligible, I have singled out some of them in the eBay posts, but I can’t cover them all, so check the eBay listings if interested.

Sony Extra Bass MDR-XB-450-AP On-Ears for $30

Meanwhile on the Extra Bass front of the Sony ZX-series line of headphones, their closed on-ear MDR-XB-450-AP headphone is on sale for $30, in new condition, with a limit of up to three units per customer, at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is wired, non-BT, non-ANC. It is part of the “Extra Bass” line. The “AP” is for Android Phone remote control buttons, aka, not iPhone buttons 🙂

Sennheiser HD 559 Open Over-Ears for $120

The “next generation” of the HD 5XX series is starting to get more generally discounted, case in point, the new condition open-back over-ear HD 559 are now going for $120 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. Remember, in the new line that ends with 9s, the 569 is a closed-back, the rest are open-back.

Speaking of closed back, part of the previous 8s generation, the HD 598 CS continues to go for $100, its “Black Friday 2016” price.

Hifiman RE-600S In-Ears for $99

Electronics EXPO through the Sears website is offering the new condition HiFiMAN RE-600s in-ears for $99 with free shipping. This ships directly from Electronics Expo.

Torque t096z Customizable In-Ears for $199

The Torque t096z Customizable In-Ears are currently on sale for $199 with free shipping at the World Wide Stereo website directly. This is a sale, no coupon or rebate needed. This defeats the eBay coupon sales handily.

Audeze LCD-4 with iFi PRO iCAN head-amp for $3995

The Audeze LCD-4 is bundled with the iFi PRO iCAN headphone amp, together going for $3995 with free shipping and handling by authorized dealer Adorama.com. This is a limited time but recurring offer.

TOPPING NX2 DAC/amp for $44 (Prime eligible)

If you are interested in getting the TOPPING NX2 DAC/amp quickly, a couple of marketplace sellers are currently offering it for $44 with free shipping, with both offers fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members can get them in around two days or so.

NAD VISO HP30 On-Ears for $120 w/coupon

The lightweight on-ear NAD VISO HP30 drop down to $120 with free shipping with coupon C20SPRING on ebay, sold by World Wide Stereo. They are available in three different color schemes. Coupon ends Monday night.

TEAC P90 DAP: open-box for $259 or new-condition for $353

If you are comfortable taking a chance on open-box eBay items, eBay seller “Tony’s AV” (99.6%, Southern California) is offering the open-box TEAC HP-90 DAP in the black color scheme, for $259 with free shipping. There is only one unit available in black, and two available in the red color scheme.

If you prefer new condition with full manufacturer warranty, you can get this from World Wide Stereo on eBay for $353~ with free shipping when you enter coupon code C20SPRING until Monday night.

PS: the open-box for $259 is NOT eligible for the coupon. I discovered it while price-checking the new condition that is eligible for the coupon.

PS2: there is a $10 overlay screen-protector for this that is Prime-eligible at Amazon. This is obviously a clear screen protector, they show the red DAP in the picture.

Hifiman MegaMini DAP for $200 with coupon

And now something on the DAP front, eBay super-coupon C20SPRING can get you the new condition Hifiman MegaMini DAP for $200 with free shipping from World Wide Stereo on eBay. Coupon offer expires Monday night (or earlier for any products that sell out).

Focal Listen Closed Over-Ears for $200 w/coupon

More eBay coupon action, use coupon code C20SPRING over there to get the new condition Focal Listen Closed Over-Ears for $200 with free shipping by World Wide Stereo on eBay. The coupon drops it from $250 to $200. It is a 20% off coupon, with the maximum discount capped at $50. So the bang-for-the-buck purchase amount for this promotion (which expires 3/27/17 night) is $250.

PS: I can’t post them all, there are over 260 headphones and overall, over 400 products in the headphone related categories, so if you feel like “fishing”, there are many deal-fish to catch.

Hifiman HE-400S for $250 with coupon

Planar-mania is also fed by the eBay coupon promotion C20SPRING over there. Also from World Wide Stereo on eBay, you can get the new condition Hifiman HE-400S planar-magnetic over-ears for $250 with free shipping. The coupon drops it from $300 to $250. The coupon expires Monday night.

Audiofly AF140 Hybrid In-Ears for $250 w/coupon

The 20% off eBay coupon (for 40 participating eBay sellers; discount capped at $50) continues until Monday night. Another one of the options there is the new condition Audiofly AF140 Hybrid Triple Driver In-Ears dropping from $300 to $250 by World Wide Stereo on eBay when you enter coupon code C20SPRING over there.

Sennheiser HD 598 CS for $100 [limit 3]

The new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 598 CS headphones are back to their Black Friday sale price, going for $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer… Meanwhile Used prices at AWD start at $72…

Chesky Audiophile Classical Collection for $9 to $11.50 with coupon

And now a break from the eBay scavenger hunt for some music! Chesky records have released a new Classical Audiophile collection featuring 19 tracks with about 1.5 hour playtime. It is available for $12 in 44/16 or $15 with some (not all) tracks at 96/24 (there’s also a couple at uncommon sample rates, 88/24 and 48/24). The prices are the same regardless of format (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF). But until 3/31/17, coupon code CLASSICALCOMP25 drops 25% off those prices, making them $9 and $11.50 respectively.

PS: speaking of music, the Outlander Season 2 soundtrack is now available in “Clear Vinyl” for $26 at Barnes and Noble. Blue vase and oolong tea NOT included 🙂

Sennheiser HD 599 Open Over-Ears for $200 w/coupon

If you can’t wait for future discounts for the new Sennheiser HD 599 open-back over-ear headphone, you can get it for around $200 by World Wide Stereo on eBay using coupon C20FLASH which expires 3/27/17. NOTE that the headphones may and can (and a few already have) sell out before the coupon expires [read more on this eBay promotion]

Sennheiser HD1 bluetooth neckband earphone for $160 w/coupon

I can’t catch all the good deals with this promotion, but I’m trying to post as many as I can find while they are still in-stock. It’s Sennheiser time now, the brand new Sennheiser HD1 bluetooth neckband earphones just got released going for $200, but coupon code C20SPRING brings them down to $160 at World Wide Stereo on eBay. Coupon expires 3/27/17.

PS: already some of the participating headphones have sold-out, eg the Bose QC30 listing is now toast. You can find them all in the headphonalia category.

Definitive Technology Symphony 1 Over-Ear for $200 w/coupon

Using coupon code C20SPRING, you can get the new condition Definitive Technology Symphony 1 Over-Ears with ANC and bluetooth, for $200~ with free shipping from World Wide Stereo on eBay. This is part of the 20% off eBay coupon offer (expires 3/27/17).

PS: the coupon discount caps at a $50 discount ($250 purchase), so items close to this amount get you the “bestest” discount.

Audio Technica ATH-CKS-1100-iS In-Ears for $160 w/coupon

Using coupon code C20SPRING, you can get the new condition Audio Technica ATH-CKS-1100-iS In-Ears for $160~ with free shipping from World Wide Stereo on eBay. This is part of the 20% off eBay coupon offer (expires 3/27/17).

Sony XB-80-BS Exercise Bluetooth Earphones for $80 (or less)

One of Friday’s daily deals at Woot are the Sony XB-80-BS Exercise Bluetooth Earphones going for $83 shipped, but this daily-deal is “defeated” by Groupon Goods where you can get it for $80 with free shipping and free returns. You can also try coupon BEST3 for 10% off on “Groupon Goods” (physical goods such as electronics). The coupon expires 3/24/17 PM.

Hot eBay coupon: 20% off from Select Sellers ($50 Max Discount)

This is a hot eBay coupon as far as headphone related products are concerned. Let’s start from the beginning. eBay just launched a brand new “flash sale” coupon, coupon C20SPRING gets you 20% off products priced $25 or more from 42 participating retailers. Maximum discount with the coupon is $50, so it caps at $250 purchases. So strategically, you get the biggest percentage + amount discount on products circling $250. Coupon expires 3/27/17 PM.

Eligible sellers include World Wide Stereo among others, so this is loaded with headphone-related products. The promotional page has over 400 products eligible for this promotion!

Drilling further down in the listings, there are over 270 headphone listings participating in the promotion. Since there is a variety of sellers, make sure you check each listing to see product condition, warranty, whether they are authorized or reputable dealers, and things like that.

I will try to find time to go through these in more depth, but unfortunately I am not IBM’s Watson, just a 900 MHz Celeron-brain 🙂

Used Sennheiser HDR-40 Wireless Headset with T-40 Charging Base for $28 shipped (Missing Proprietary Cable)

If of all the Sennheiser wireless headphones through time and space it is the HDR-40 Wireless Headset with T-40 Charging Base the one you want, you can get it in “Used – Excellent Minus” condition for $21 plus shipping (around $7 it seems) at Adorama directly or by Adorama on eBay where they have “Best Offer” enabled, so you may be able to get it for less. The shipping fees vary slightly between their website and eBay because of different shipping algorithms.

IMPORTANT: these listings are MISSING its proprietary 3.5mm audio cable, so don’t buy unless you already have a compatible cable or you know where to find it.

Used Fiio E11 head-amp for $37 + $4 S&H

If of all the Fiio headphone-amps out there it is the Fiio E11 the one you want, it is available in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $37 plus shipping (around $4 for most zipcodes) at Adorama.com which offers a 30-day return window and a 90-day product warranty of their own. Used supplies are typically very limited.

Sennheiser HD 650 drips to $316

Once upon a time, all you had to do is deal with the HD 600 vs HD 650 dilemma. Now the dilemma has turned into a never-ending multi-lemma (is this a proper word?). Not only do you have to consider the Massdrop HD 6XX, you also have to triangulate when it will return to MD, and whether you’ll be able to buy it in the 35 nanoseconds it will be available before it is gone 🙂 And then there’s the HD 700 that is slowly but steadily getting closer in price to the HD650. And that’s before you consider the ever-increasing number of open-back alternatives from other companies.

Now that I’ve given you a two-tylenol headache, it is a good time to mention that the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 650 has dripped down to $316 at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal.

Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Ebony for $500

Ebony and ivory, sing together and make your wallet cry, because the biodynamic closed-back over-ear Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Ebony is back on again, fully unlocked for $500 with free shipping at the members-only but free-to-join shopping club. The offer runs for the next seven days from blog-posting date with the orders estimated to ship shortly after the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship final (early April 2017).

[DEAD] AmoVee Acrylic Headphone Stand for $11.04 (ends Thur 4:24pm ET)

This recurring lightning deal expired…

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[DEAD] Refurbished Skullcandy Agent Wired Over-Ears for $10 w/FS

This promotion expired…

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eBook: “Schiit Happened: The Story of the World’s Most Improbable Start-Up” for $3.82

Not a lot of dedicated books are out there about headphone-related matters, but if you are interested in reading about the story of Schiit Audio (the company), directly from its two co-founders, their 383-page e-book “Schiit Happened: The Story of the World’s Most Improbable Start-Up” is on sale for $3.82 for the Amazon Kindle.

AUDEZE iSINE 10 In-Ears + iFi nano iDSD Light Edition for $349

If you had been waiting for a deal to get the new Audeze iSine 10 planar in-ears, wait no more! For a limited time, authorized dealer Adorama is bundling the AUDEZE iSINE 10 In-Ears WITH the iFi nano iDSD Light Edition, TOGETHER going for $349 with free shipping. This is the same price as the iSine10 on their own.

The iFi goes for $129 on its own, so it’s like getting it for free. If you don’t want the iFi, you can always trade it with local or internet friends or sell it or gift it. Amps don’t go in the ears, so more people are willing to buy them from peers 🙂