Mon: 20% off many things at Monoprice

To celebrate today, aka Green Monday, aka 12/10/18, coupon code GM2018 gets you 20% off many things [may most things] at There are restrictions on brands and also on some products that are already on sale [but some sale items are eligible for the coupon]. There’s only one way to know for sure, add the items to the shopping cart and then type in the coupon. You don’t have to login or create an account to see if the coupon works!

Monday: Panasonic RP-HJE120 earphones for $6.50

There is some audio action in the Monday 12/10/18 Amazon Gold Box (USA) with the new condition Panasonic ErgoFit earphones, model RP-HJE120-K (K = black color scheme in Panasonic speak), going for $6.48. Up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or as usual for non-Prime members… Also part of today’s gold box sales is a trio of music keyboards (Casio, Alesis, RockJam), and also the Sony XZ2 smartphone is bundled with the Sony EarDuo truly-wireless (with earhooks) earphones, together going for $700 with free shipping. The smartphone is available in two color options..

2-Pack Monoprice earphone sales with free S&H

On the budget side of things, eg if you want to have some earphones to hand off to friends and relatives when they visit during the holidays so they won’t try to use your own stuff, Monoprice is selling 2-packs of their earphones with free US ground shipping to boot! Two MP5s go for $6 total [and they are doing well review-wise considering], two MP10s go for $10 total [doing worse of this trio review-wise], and two MP20s go for $20 total.

IF budget earphones are not your thing, Monoprice is offering their new condition open-back over-ear M565 planar-magnetics for $150 with free US ground shipping.

Monoprice weekend Audio sale

Monoprice is taking audio more seriously these days [compared to their early days of 8323 and seashell earphone glory], and they have launched another 2-day Audio sale that includes a handful of Monolith products including some of their planar magnetic headphones: M1060 for $230, M1060C for $250, a quarter of amplifier, the Monolith Turntable for $200, various ANC/BT headphones on sale, along with a handful of earphones and such… In parallel, they also have a Home Theater sale

Sat: KEF M500 for $64 after coupon

Among the Saturday deals du jour at NewEgg, coupon code can get you the new condition KEF M500 closed-back headphones for $64 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is in the white color scheme. This is sold and shipped by NeeEGG actual.

Denon AH-MM200 Closed On-Ear for 75 euro

Unrelated to the previously mentionedDenon Music Maniac AH-MM200 closed-back on-ears, going for 75 euro, sold and shipped by Amazon Germany actual. Nine units are available as of the time of writing. The black color schemes goes for more than twice that much. The black looks more stylish, but then again, style is in the eye and also the “I” of the beholder 🙂

Friday: Denon AH-D1200 for 120 euro

There’s a Denon and Polk audio sale among the other offers floating in the Friday Amazon Germany Gold Box
and that sale includes the black or white color schemes of the new condition Denon AH-D1200 closed-back headphones going for 120 euro per pair during the sale… And for your digital music storage needs, they have a Sandisk and WD sale featuring a bit of everything (HDD, flash drives, cards, etc)…

Wedn: Audio Technica Mx series, PreSonus, SE-315, Logitech headsets

A tech-heavy parade of offerings is what is happening during the Wednesday Amazon Gold Box and in addition to the computers, monitors, PC accessories, storage and such, they have an Audio and Instruments sale that includes the following headphones:

+ Audio Technica M20X for $34.50
+ M50X for $103
+ M60X for $150
+ these are closed-back wired over-ears studio-ish headphones

+ Presonus HD9 studio headphones for $55
+ Presonus audio interface for $105

+ Shure SE-315 for $119

+ PreSonus speakers, various music keyboards, BlueYeti and other mics, etc

In a separate Logitech Computer accessories sale they include a variety of G-series gaming headsets, along with keyboards, mice and the like

Scout them all at the Amazon Gold Box until Thursday at 3am eastern time [or earlier for any item that may happen to sell out individually]

Tue: UrbanEars Hellas bluetooth on-ears for $40

The last among the six B&H Daily Deals for Tuesday DEC-04-2018 is the new condition closed-back on-blue bluetooth Urban/Ears Hellas going for $40 with free shipping in your choice of three different color schemes. Sale ends Tuesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if any manage to sell out.

Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth over-ears for $90

For fans of the bluetooth, the latest Best Buy 20 Days of Blockbusters including the new condition closed-back over-ear Skullcandy Crusher bluetooth headphones going for $90 with your choice of free shipping or free pick-up at a local store (where available/possible).

Thur: KEF M400 On-Ears for $60

Among the Thursday daily deals at NewEGG you can get the new condition closed-back on-ear KEM M400 headphones for $60 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. NewEgg itself is the seller of record. No coupon, no mail-in rebate is needed for this price; just add to cart and proceed to checkout….

Monoprice M1060C Closed Planars for $250

Monoprice is offering nearly 500 items in their Cyber Week deals and one of those is the new condition closed-back over-ear planar-magnetic Monolith M1060C headphones for $250 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

Wedn: Polsen, Sony, Pioneer, Etc

Wednesday 11/28/18 is semi-audio day at the B&H Photo daily deals with the following offers expiring at 11:59pm ET on Wednesday [except for the flash sale which expires earlier]:

+ Polsen HPC-A30 closed-back studio headphones for $30

+ Sony ICD-SX2000 HiRes portable digital audio recorder for $150

+ ends 9am ET: Philips DDJ-RZ – 4-Channel rekordbox dj Controller with Integrated Mixer for $1599

Last Call: Massdrop’s Cyber Monday

This is a last call alert on the Massdrop Cyber Monday offerings which include:

+ AKG K7XX Red edition for $160
+ Koss Porta Pro X wired open on-ears for $30
+ NuForce EDC3 IEMs for $75
+ Focal Spark bluetooth IEMs for $30

+ also more from AR, M&J, Koss, and various other “off topics” products

Tue: Sennheiser PMX 894i neckband exercise wired earphones for $20

It’s Sennheiser action among the daily deals at B&H Photo for Tuesday, it’s the new condition PMX 684i neckband earphones (wired, not bluetooth) with iOS mic/remote and designed for exercise going for $20. You can buy as many as you like at the same price.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE ANC/BT Over-Ears for $130

Another sale at Amazon, the new condition Special Edition of the Sennheiser HD 4.50 bluetooth/ANC closed over-ears headphones is on sale for $130 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price… For more action, check the latest Amazon Audio deals

Monoprice 8323 Wired Closed Over-Ears for $17

The good old Monoprice 8323 closed-back over-ear wired headphones are on sale, going for $17.24 by Amazon actual and if you are a Prime member, you get these in about two days. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

For more action, check the latest Amazon Audio deals

Cyber Monday: Bose QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $110; Nuraphone for $280

Cyber Monday is upon us within the USA Amazon Gold Box within it we find the following headphones:
+ BOSE QC25 ANC Closed Over-Ears for $110 in iOS or Android; limit up to three per customer at the sale price

+ Nuraphone ANC/BT over-ears for $280; up to five per customer

Monday (EU): Sony, Anker, Beatles, Etc

A very busy Cyber Monday has arrived at the Amazon Germany Gold Box with the following offers:

+ Sony headphones sale including XB-950N1 for $100, WH-H900N for 154, MDR-XB650BT for 47, RF-895RK for 57, WI-1000X neckband bluetooths for 178 euro

+ Anker Soundcore sale with a few bluetooth headphones and earphones and truly wireless too

+ JBL C45BT bluetooth on-ears for 49

+ Beatles music sale with 58 options in Vinyl and CDs

+ Lioncast gaming headsets

+ also laptops, smartphones, appliances, and lots more

Sun: Eargasm earplus with case/gift-box for $17ish

On the hearing protection front, good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering the new condition Eargasm earplus for $17 or $18 depending on the option. Up to three pairs per customer. They come with a clever case which can also serve as a gift box, thus the “Gift box” in the product title over there at Woot.

Sun: refurb Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140 TW for $90

Another headphone-related Sunday daily deal, in addition to the previously mentioned Pioneer DAP. Good until Sunday 11:59pm, A4C is offering the certified refurbished Samsung Gear IconX (model SM-R140) truly wireless earphones for $140 with free shipping…

Sun: Avantree ANC/BT Over-Ears and $13 Alum Headphone Stand

Sunday too brings headphone offerings at the Amazon US Gold Box deals du jour. This time around it is an Avantree sale featuring three ANC/BT headphones ($31 to $49) and an aluminium headphone stand for under $13. The other two items in the sale page are cellphone holders [potentially DAP holders if the pieces fit].

I promised a long time ago to create more “repurposing” posts but I obviously fell behind. But before that, I have to write up the unboxing post of the lightweight Monoprice on-ears [which are related to the AmazonBasics version, which are bang for the buck options for non-classical].

Etymotic ER3SE or ER3XR for $150 each [MD]

The Massdrop Black Friday party continues until Sunday at 11:59pm pacific. Then their Cyber Monday offers will go live.

In the meantime, one of their regular offerings, two different Etymotics in-ears are offered for $150 each. The ER3SE or the ER3XR. There is no volume discount if you buy both. They will ship in late December 2018.

Sunday: Pioneer XDP-30R DAP for $140

DAPs are the coachroaches of digital gadgets ~ they refuse to be killed by the smartphones 😉 Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, you can get the new condition Pioneer XPD-30R digital audio player for $140 with free shipping and handling.

Sat: MEE Matrix3 Bluetooth headphones + Bluetooth Transmitter for $70

It’s a day of bluetooth daily deals, among the Saturday Best Buy daily deals is the new condition MEE Audio Matrix3 headphones, a closed-back over-ear bluetooth model going for $70 with free shipping or free store pickup if available/possible to do so. It also includes a dual-headphone bluetooth audio transmitter gadget.

Sat: refurbished V-Moda Crossfade Wireless for $99

There is one headphone deal in the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box and it is the certified refurbished V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-ears going for $99 with free shipping. These are sold by the V-Moda Direct Amazon store and are fulfilled by Amazon as it is often the case with “manufacturer Amazon stores”.

In new condition, the black and red go for $150 each, while the other two colors go for $180 each.

Astell&Kern SR15 DAP for $595

The new condition Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 digital audio player (not sure what the “A&norma” thing is) is on sale for a limited time for $595 with free shipping at B&H Photo and also at Amazon offered there by a variety of the usual audio-selling marketplace sellers (WWS, EE, HiDef, HeadAmp, etc) and also by OneCall on eBay and by World Wide Stereo through eBAY

Bose QC35 II ANC/BT Closed Over-Ears for $299 w/bonus

The BOSE Quiet Comfort QC35 II ANC/BT closed-back over-ears go for $299 at the moment at various BOSE authorized dealers, but you can get some bonuses at some places. At Adorama and NewEGG you get 5% promotional rewards to spend there in the future… At Amazon you get 5% cashback if you pay with a Prime credit card (Chase or the store credit card)…

Noble Audio Trident Universal IEMs for $319 [two left]

As of the time of writing, there are two units left of the new condition Noble Audio Trident Universal IEMs by HiDef Lifestyle through Amazon.

This ships directly from HiDef BUT if you are a Prime member, you will receive a Prime-like delivery speed. This lesser-known Prime benefit is denoted by the Prime shipping logos. See annotated partial screenshot below:

For more action, check the other Noble Audio earphones on sale by various at Amazon

iFi Audio Nano iDSD LE Portable DAC/Amp for $99

Nanu-Nanu! Okay, it’s Nano! The new condition iFi Audio Nano iDSD LE Portable DAC Amplifier (LE = Light Edition) is on sale for $99 with free shipping at Amazon actual by a trio of fulfilled by Amazon sellers, including the official iFi Amazon store

Refurb Jabra Elite 45t bluetooth earphones for $25; 65t Truly Wireless for $90

Truly wireless is obviously a matter of convenience, not audiophile beauty, that’s why you keep seeing these made and offered. And one of them is at the eBay Deals, it is the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless earbuds for $90 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty. These are sold by the Jabra eBay store, and the warranty is from Jabra. Limit five per customer at the sale price.

Also from the Jabra eBay store with the same warranty as above, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Jabra Elite 45t bluetooth earphones (necklace kind) for $25 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty.

Sennheiser PXC-550 ANC/BT for $200

If you prefer Sennheiser’s take on the popular ANC/BT over-ear model, their PXC 550 model is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price at Amazon actual. Being Sennheiser, their ANC is called “NoiseGard”, not to be confused with “NoseGuard” ^_^

Creative Aurvana LIVE closed over-ears for $40

If you had been waiting to score the good old Creative Aurvana LIVE! closed-back over-ear headphone at a good price, and in new condition, your wait is over! As of the time of writing, it is on sale for $40 with free shipping by Creative Labs with the order fulfilled by Amazon. You can buy as many as you want. These were frequently recommended in the sub-$100 closed-back category back when they were the latest model. The 2nd generation in this line did not live up to the expectations set forth by this, the first generation, model.

Sony MDR-1AM2 Closed Over-Ears for $198

The new condition Sony MDR-1AM2 Closed Over-Ears (wired heapdhones) are down to $198 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon and other authorized Sony dealers…

Massdrop Black Friday sales are here: Campfire, AKG K181, AT ATH AD-series and Z-series, NuForce, Etc

The promised Black Friday sale at the Massdrop website has arrived! There is a mix of products from their various departments. Of headphone/audio interest:

+ AKG K181DJ UE headphones for $35
+ Audio Technica open-back sale: ATH-AD500X for $60, AD700X for $70, AD-1000X for $260
+ Audio Technica ATH-A***Z series: ATH-A550Z for $90, A990Z for $150, A1000Z for $300, A2000Z for $450

+ 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $60
+ BGVP DMG IEMs with tuning nozzles for $100
+ Campfire Audio Lyra II for $350
+ Campfire Audio Juniper for $550
+ RL Audio FiTerra True Wireless BT 5.0 Earphones for $35

+ NuFORCE uDAC-3 DAC/amp combo for $50
+ NuFORCE uDAC-5 DAC/amp combo for $100

+ Hifiman Mega Mini DAP for $55

NOTE: because of the volume of offers, I haven’t checked whether they have shipping fees…