AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ears for $11 [limit 3]

You can’t go wrong with these if you want a lightweight pair of headphones for modern music, it is the new condition closed-back on-ear AmazonBasics On-Ears in the black color scheme going for $11 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. Limit up to three discounted pairs per customer.

They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 3800+ customer reviews, and have 375+ answered questions. Only the black color scheme is currently on sale.

Sign up for Audible Free Trial, Get 20% off select headphones

Amazon is running a new promotion to encourage people to sign-up for an Audible free trial. After you sign up for the trial, you will receive a promotional credit for 20% off select headphones (priced up to $200). Excluded are Sennheiser, Sony, Beats and Bose from this promotion. The promotion runs until 10/31/17.

I haven’t done this promotion (yet?), so this is based on what the Promotional page says. There are four pages of eligible headphones per the page. Some speakers are also included in the promotion.

TIP: click on the giant banner over there to start the Audible free trial.

They also have a separate page with more detailed Terms and Conditions. Some of the terms that stand out:

+ the promotional credit must be used within 60 days of you receiving it
+ if you’ve had an Audible Free Trial in the last 3 months, you are not eligible for this
+ you will receive an email with the details after you start your Audible trial
+ the headphones must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual (not marketplace sellers)


+ 1More Triple Driver, Quad Driver IEMs, Piston Fit
+ Koss Porta PRO, KSC-75 clip-ons
+ Libratone Q
+ V-Moda Forza IEMs, Crossfade LP2 Over-Ears, XS On-Ears
+ various budget Panasonic earphones, Retro HTX7 over-ears
+ Marshall on-ears
+ Koss UR20, QZ99, PRO 4AA, PRO DJ200, R80
+ various UrbanEars
+ among others

V-Moda Crossfade M100 Closed Over-Ears for $150

The “Shadow” color scheme of the new condition closed-back over-ear V-Moda Crossfade M100 headphones are on a clearance sale for $150 with free shipping at Best Buy’s website. These are an older, wired-only model.

Sennheiser HDR 160 Headphones for $49 [limit 3]

Please note this headphone cannot work stand-alone! It is part of the RS 160 wireless system. You need to have a transmitter/base for them too play music. The reason they are sold individually is because you can pair more than one headphone to a transmitter/base, so multiple people can listen to them, or you can continue listening when one pair runs out of battery.

With that out of the way, the new condition Sennheiser HDR 160 Headphones are on sale for $49 with free shipping and a limit of up to three pairs per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. These average 4 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews and they have almost 40 questions answered.

These are part of the previous generation of Sennheiser RS-wireless models and they use KLEER technology. The headphones are powered by two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries.

Refurbished Monoprice Hybrid Tube Amp w/Bluetooth for $56 w/free S&H after coupon

For regular purchases, Monoprice has two coupons good until Saturday night. Coupon FALL gets you $5 off a $25+ order, while coupon SAVINGS is a percentage coupon, 20% off a $200+, their best coupon these days if you are making a big purchase. Keep in mind, only coupon-eligible items count towards the minimum. Meaning if you have $50 of coupon-eligible items in your cart along with $300 in ineligible, you can’t use the coupon. You must have $200+ in coupon-eligible items.

Separate from those coupons, the refurbished Hybrid Tube Amp with Bluetooth, model 15527, drops from $80 to $56 with coupon code 25WATT entered over there. It also qualifies for free standard US shipping!

Monoprice 10010 Closed Over-Ear ANC for $50 w/free S&H

Monoprice is back with a combo deal: you get free standard US shipping AND a coupon discount as well! Coupon code SD25 (that’s the whole coupon name) gets you the new condition Monoprice Model 10010 Active Noise Cancelling Closed Over-Ears for $50 with free shipping and handling for a limited time!

This is an ANC headphone without bluetooth. The ANC circuit is powered by a single AAA battery, a plus if you are a fan of those versus built-in rechargeables. If you are going to go the way of AAA, investing into rechargeable is a good way to save you money and unnecessary emergency trips to stores to stock up on disposable AAA batteries.

Speaking of Monoprice, their brand new Monoprice M565 Open-Back Over-Ear Planars are now in-stock for $200. They are not eligible for the weekend coupons (as usual with most of their other planar M-series headphones).

Manufacturer Refurbished Audeze EL-8 Closed Wood Over-Ear Planars with Warranty for $339

This offer is on and off it appears, and as of the time of writing, they are back on again!

This is a manufacturer refurbished model, it is the EL-8 closed-back over-ear wood-y, offered for $339 with free shipping and the same 3-year warranty on the driver and 1-year on everything else by the Audeze Amazon store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime-members get it for free in two days or so.

PS: supplies of something like this are often limited. If you see nothing at the Amazon page, it means their available quantity sold out…

PS2: if you prefer new condition, in the Titanium color-scheme, and WITH a Cipher (Lightning) cable, the sale continues for $500 at

Friday: Avantree Bluetooth Over-Ears for $41 (also: three BT transmitters/receivers $23 to $45)

One of the Gold box deals du jour at Amazon is a sale on Avantree audio products, including:

+ Bluetooth 4.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones with NFC, apt-X, 2-year warranty, Bluetooth 4.0, wired playback too for $41~

+ Avantree Oasis LONG RANGE Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, aptX Low Latency, Optical RCA 3.5mm Audio for $45

+ Avantree aptX LOW LATENCY Bluetooth Transmitter for TV PC (support Aux, RCA, Computer USB digital audio) Dual Link Wireless Audio Adapter for Headphones, Bluetooth 4.2 – Priva III for $34~

+ ARCHEER Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, aptX Low Latency Digital Optical TOSLINK for $23
+ this one is made by Archeer, not Avantree

+ look for additional combined purchase discounts under the “Special offers and product promotions” of each individual product listing

Used Mitchell and Johnson Hybrid Electrostatics: GL1 for $130, GL2 for $178

Another crowd-funded hybrid-electrostatic headphone line are the Mitchell and Johnson, whose name may remind some of name-brand shoes from the GQ ad pages 🙂 Regardless, two of their GL-series portable hybrids are available in USED condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals as follows:

+ GL1 (USED – Very Good) for $130~

+ GL2 (USED – Good) for $178~

AmazonBasics 3.5mm Coiled Stereo Audio Cable for $1.76

If you like coiled 3.5mm audio cables, you are in luck! This is back in-stock and it continues to be on sale, the new condition AmazonBasics 3.5mm Coiled Stereo Audio Cable is on sale for $1.76 each, with a limit of up to 27 cables per customer.

One catch though is that these are ADD-ON items, so you need to have a shopping cart of $25+ in eligible items. You can do this with any combination of eligible products. Or you can get 15 or more of these (you can’t buy fractional cables].

It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 900+ customer reviews. I will be getting a couple with my next Amazon order out of curiosity. Here’s a picture from their product gallery in the meantime:

V-Moda Crossfade On-Ear Metal Shields for $6.48 [limit 3]

Another offer surfaced while updating the latest deals summary, in new condition, the green color scheme (“Hawk Green”) of the V-MODA Crossfade On-Ear Metal Shields is on sale for the very specific price of $6.48 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three sets per customer. Only this color appears to be on sale this low.

There are 13 different colors of this. All together they average 3.1 out of 5 based on 12 customer reviews.

Refurbished Weekly Deals: JBL E30 for $20, Harman CL for $40, BT for $90

The official Harman Audio / JBL online store [now part of the Samsung Empire of Touch Wiz] changes their featured refurbished deals every week. This round of offers running until Sunday night (9/24/17):

+ refurbished JBL Synchros E30 on-ears for $20
+ refurbished Harman CL rectangular ear-pad on-ears for $40
+ refurbished Harman BT rectangular ear-pad bluetooth on-ears for $90

They offer free shipping and original warranty with their recertified offers.

In-Stock Alert: Monoprice M565 Planars for $200

One of the headphones that came with the IFA 2017 wave [sorry, I fell behind, I still have to add a dozen more new headphones to the list] is the new Monoprice M565 planar-magnetics, an open-back set, unlike the open/closed style of the M560.

And these new M565 are now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 plus shipping at the Monoprice website, and for $211 with free shipping by Monoprice thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Used Hifiman HE-400i Planars for $199

The PURGE of the Latest Deals Summary has began (it will finish later today), and with it we have a bit of a price-milestone [not that headphone prices are like stock prices but still…] the used Hifiman HE-400i has dropped under $200 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, going for $199~ with free shipping by AWD actual.

This is a “USED – Very Good” with cosmetic imperfections. As of the time of writing, there are three separate listings (slightly different conditions) when you look at the detailed USED listings. The link in the first paragraph is the summary/default view that the AWD computers decide to show. The link in this paragraph shows all the used listings.

Needless to say, it’s a much more competitive planar-magnetic market these days, so you have many options to consider considering!

Massdrop O2 + SDAC DAC/Amp for $150 [ships Jan 2018]

If you are a fan of Objective way of things, currently running fully unlocked (= lowest price of this offering in Massdrop price-speak) is the Massdrop O2 + SDAC DAC/Amp, going for $150 with free shipping to the USA market, with a 1-year warranty covered by Massdrop.

NOTE: this will ship at CES 2018 time. I repeat, this will ship early January 2018, so temper the excitement in the frigid lake of patience 😉

[HIBERNATING] Headphone Deals at Groupon with Coupons

The current Groupon coupon expired, so this post is going back in hibernation… When a new coupon activates, this post will get revived…

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Senal SMH-1200 Studio Headphones for $60

The new condition Senal SMH-1200 closed-back over-ear Studio Headphones in the red cherry color scheme are one of the deals of the day at B&H Photo for $60 with free expedited shipping until Saturday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). Limit up to three per customer. It averages over 4 out of 5 based on 30+ customer reviews over there.

Used Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO for $336+

The new condition closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO headphones go for $600 at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can almost cut its price in half by going “Used – Good” condition (repackaged; various cosmetic imperfections) for $336~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

The above is the summary view. If you dig into the detailed used listings, you will also find a handful of “Used – Very Good” condition listintg for $357, and some “Used – Like New” for $379~.

So if you don’t need to have it on your ears yesterday, the waiting game may or may not get it to you for a better price. Amazon’s prices sometimes move in mysterious ways, so it’s often more of a YMMV than stock market pricing 🙂

Used B&O Play H2 On-Ears for $69

AS you may have suspected by the increase in USED deals posts, another Amazon Warehouse Deals immersion is in progress at the moment!

We go “Deep Red” for this deal, it is the B&O Play H2 closed-back on-ears, in the “Deep Red” color scheme, available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) going for $69~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

There are two colors of this, the black goes for $87+ in used condition. Together they average 4 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews. B&O Play has plenty of models running around these days.

Used RHA MA750i In-Ears for $66+

The new RHA CL1 ceramic in-ears are now in-stock and shipping but if you prefer the older RHA MA750i, the model with the mic/remote, it is on sale for $109 in new condition at with a limit of up to three pairs per customer…

… or if you are a fan of used, used prices start at $66~ in “Used – Good” condition, and there are more listings in “Used – Very Good” for $71~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

The RHA MA750 (without mic/remote) goes for more in new condition options as of the time of writing, while the used prices are more of less similar.

AmoVee Acrylic Headphone Stand for $8 after coupon

It’s couponing time! Coupon code AVHS1660 can get you the new condition AmoVee Acrylic Headphone Stand for $8.26 in the black color scheme, sold by AmoVee with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping.

There’s a total of four products on that listing. Only this particular combination is eligible for the coupon. So when reading reviews and answered questions, make sure you are looking at the intended product.

I do not know when the coupon expires (it doesn’t say on the page).

Used AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Closed Over-Ear for $542

On the used side of things, the AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon closed-back over-ear headphones are available in “Used – Good” condition (missing accessories; damaged original packaging) for $542~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The listing details seem to be a bit confusing as to which accessories are missing.

SHARKK Bravo Hybrid Electrostatic Headphone for $50

The new condition SHARKK Bravo hybrid electrostatic headphones are currently down to $50 with free shipping by BREED through These ship directly from BREED (that’s the marketplace seller name) and they are not Prime eligible.

These were a crowd-funding model that went for $250+ but have their basket of issues. Still, whether you want them at $50, it’s up to you ~ check reviews and comments and such.

Atomic Floyd MiniDarts for $103 after coupon

This is a 50% off clip-on coupon! It is the new condition Atomic Floyd MiniDarts earphones that drop from $207~ to $103~ after a 50% OFF clip-on coupon when sold and shipped by Amazon. The coupon does not work on other sellers, only Amazon actual.

And another Atomic Floyd has a clip-on coupon, this time is a 25% off on the new condition Atomic Floyd SuperDarts going from $236~ to $177~.

The clip-on coupons are limited time promotions, expiration date unknown.

Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Titanium In-Ears for $233 after coupon

The new condition Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Titanium in-ears have a 25% off Clip-ON coupon on them at Amazon by Amazon actual. You simply click to clip-on the coupon, you don’t have to type any magic numbers. The clip-on coupon is a 25% off discount on the current price of the headphones.

As of the time of writing, their price is $311~. With the coupon, the price drops to $233~. If the earphone price changes, the discount will change since it is a percentage of the current price, not a fixed amount. Amazon actual must be the seller, the coupons won’t work with other sellers.

The earphones have just four customer reviews, so your favorite search engine is your best friend to find out more about them.

Sennheiser PXC 550 ANC/BT for $300 [limit 3]

Sennheiser has a two-pronged approach going after the tech/popular ANC with Bluetooth over-ears market. The Momentum (HD1) series, and the PXC series. The PXC 550 headphone with bluetooth and ANC (NoiseGard in Sennheiser-speak) is currently on sale in new condition for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. There, it averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 220+ customer reviews.

PS: Later today, I will reboot the Latest Deals Summary and remove most of the old entries there, since a number of headphones lingered there for weeks. If you want to take one last look before the reboot, check it now! The main reason for the reboot is that it has gotten way too long to read and too unyieldy to edit 🙂

[DEAD] Thursday’s Offers: JLab and Cowin Over-Ears, Sony Sound Bar, Etc

Thursday is over, and so are its daily deals…

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[DEAD] eBay Coupon: $15 off $75+ purchases

This short-lived surprise eBay coupon expired…

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[DEAD] Thursday: 15% off select Headphones with coupon at MF

This coupon expired, but MF has coupons on a regular basis…

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[SOLD OUT] Schiit Magni 2 Headphone Amplifier for $59

UPDATE at 6:22pm ET: the party’s over for the MAGNI 2, it is sold out and cannot be ordered. There’s no ordering option as of this update. I do not know if more inventory will appear in the future. You can check the MAGNI 2 headphone amp listing to see if anything changed. I will be monitoring the situation as well 🙂

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[SOLD OUT] Schiit Audio Magni 2 Uber headphone amp for $79

UPDATE at 6:22pm ET: the party’s over for the MAGNI 2, it is sold out and cannot be ordered for $79 fulfilled by Amazon. I do not know if more inventory will appear in the future. You can check the MAGNI 2 UBER headphone amp listing to see if anything changed. I will be monitoring the situation as well 🙂

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Wednesday’s Offers: Cowin, Symphonized, Etc

There is some modest action on Wednesday too in the Gold Box at Amazon’s with the following tentative schedule:

+ starts 10:50am ET: Cowin E-7 Wireless Bluetooth Over-ears (price before sale $60)

+ starts 11:25am ET: COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Over-Ears (price before sale $70)

+ starts 2:05pm ET: Bluedio U (UFO) PPS 8 Drivers Over-ear Bluetooth (price before sale $100)

+ starts 5:20pm ET: Symphonized NRG 3.0 Wood In-ears (price before sale $25)

+ starts 5:35pm ET: SoundPEATS M20 In-Ears (price before sale $9)

+ starts 5:50pm ET: KZ ZST in-ears and cables
+ four different earphones and three cables are on the same listing and they typically all go on a lightning deal together
+ on the other hand IF you don’t mind slow shipping from China, check our earlier posts for GearBest offers

In-Stock and Shipping: RHA CL1 In-Ears for $218

They are finally here! As of the time of writing, the new condition RHA CL1 ceramic in-ears are in-stock and ready to ship for the very specific price of $217.57 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you want!

Here’s visual evidence to make sure I did not dream it up while getting rick-rolled 😉

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears for $185 [updated]

UPDATE 5:11pm ET: the Gunmetal color scheme sold out as of this re-check, but there are 11 units available of the Brown/Silver color scheme…

Dealfisher specializes in refurbished items, but as of the time of writing, they have the new condition Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears (closed-back, wired) going for $185 with free shipping in the Brown/Silver color scheme. You can buy as many as you like.

Their eBay listing describes them as “Blow-Out Price” and mentions new condition and in retail packaging in the listing as well, so it’s not a condition typo. They ship from New Jersey. Their eBay rating is 99.1%. They also sell through Amazon and other online marketplaces.

As of the time of writing, they have four units available in the Gunmetal (SOLD OUT) and a lucky thirteen in the brown color scheme. Here’s a screenshot to make sure I did not sleepwalk and wrote this post in a hazy dream 🙂

[DEAD] COWIN E7 Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for $39 (with ANC) or $40 (without)

This double lightning deal expired…

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