Archives for December 2014

Numark Electrowave DJ Headphones for $50 w/free S&H

The white Numark Electrowave DJ Headphones are currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend as part of their Warehouse Clearance sale that includes 80+ headphones. If you are not familiar with a headphone’s price range, do price check at Amazon and other places, as MF’s prices are all over the place compared to Amazon and such.

Massdrop: TTPod T1-E in-ears unlocked for $30 (also Dunu DN-1000 IEMs)

It’s IEM day at Massdrop, where the TTPod T1-E in-ears are fully unlocked for $30 shipped (end in about five days from today). The Dunu DN-1000 IEMs are offered with a price as low as $165 but they are not fully unlocked as of the time of writing.

UPDATE (2/20/15): the TTPod T1-Es are now available fulfilled by (sold by various marketplace sellers) with prices starting at $30 (white), $32 (transparent), $34.99 (red or blue or purple or black). The usual Amazon free shipping terms apply (Prime or with a $35+ order). Note that the prices are as of this update and may change in the future. Various marketplace sellers are offering them, so pay attention to who each seller is, their ratings, and reputation.

MEElectronics M9 earbuds for $8 w/free S&H

Back to NewEgg’s offers, good until the end of day on 1/1/15, they have the new condition MEElectronics M9 earbuds for $8 with free Super Eggsaver shipping (the slowest option), with a limit of five per customer. No mic/remote.

Used Sennheiser HD 429 S for $26 w/free S&H

On the other hand, if you are looking for a pair of Sennheiser HD 4xx headphones with a mic/remote, and don’t mind used, the HD 429 S (the S is part of the name, S for smartphone) are available in “Used – Like New” condition for $26 with free shipping by Pinnacle Deals at Amazon. These ship from Pinnacle Deals, so everyone gets free shipping… They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews.

Velodyne vTrue Aluminum Studio headphones for $90

Good until 1/1/15, NewEgg is offering the Velodyne vTrue Aluminum Studio headphones with a more oval / heart-shaped earpads for $90 with free shipping. No promo code needed. They have 50mm drivers and 24 ohm impedance, and include two cables (straight and with remote/mic).

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD 449 headphones for $60

This offer ended and the eBay listing is gone…
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Sennheiser MM30i in-ears for $28 with free shipping

The Sennheiser MM30i in-ears are currently one of the featured eBay deals, going for $28 with free shipping for all by Sonix Electronix on eBay with a limit of five per customer. It goes for $30 at but if you are not a Prime member, you don’t get free shipping.

Targus Bluetooth On-Ears for $20 (YMMV)

On the strictly utilitarian bluetooth front, the Targus Bluetooth On-Ears, model TA-44HP-BT-BLK, are on sale this week (ends 1/3/15) at Staples brick and mortar store for $20 per pair. I can’t check every Staples stores, so there is a YMMV.

These are also going for $20 by Office Depot on eBay Now with a $5 flat local delivery fee. This is part of eBay Now (local delivery), not the regular eBay.

Massdrop: Velour Earpads for ATH-M50x (and more) for $22 shipped (fully unlocked)

For owners of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, M50, M40x, M30x and M20x, a set of Velour Earpads is currently fully unlocked for $20 plus $2 shipping at Massdrop. At checkout, you can pick black or brown color. It looks like they are sold by Sound Professionals. Offer ends in about 7 days from today. They are expected to ship Jan-20-2015 or later.

The mini-renaissance of audiophile level digital audio players continues, with the QLS QA360 Music Player offered over there as well, the lowest price possible is $470 but has zero purchases as of the time of writing.

[DEAD] Used HIFIMAN EF-2A head-amp for $112

As of 2/13/15 recheck, the used prices are higher…

The HIFIMAN EF-2A headphone amplifier is offered in “Used – Very Good” condition for just under $112 at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Audio Advisor. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day Prime shipping for members. Please note quantities of used items are typically limited and it may sell out by the time you are reading this post.

Hifiman HE-400 Over-Ear Planar for $300

With the new Hifiman HE-400i planar magnetics riding in at $500, the older HE-400 have now settled to $300 at sold at this price by Hifiman and HeadAmp (VA) and RazorDog Audio (eBay).

HifiMan RE-400 or RE-400i In-Ears for $80 each

The HifiMan RE-400 or RE-400i (with mic/remote) In-Ears are currently going for $80 per pair, sold by HifiMan and others at, with the orders fulfilled by, so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member.

Groupon: 10% off with coupon includes Audio Gear

Groupon is offering 10% off Groupon Goods products with coupon SALE10 until late on 12/30/14. This includes headphones and audio gear among many other things.

With the 10% off discount deducted (I am doing the math in my head, so there may be math errors), you can get:

  • Monster N-Tune On-Ears for $81
  • Noontec Hammo Over-Ears for $59~
  • Photive X-Bass Bluetooth for $40~
  • Etymotic MC3 in-ears for $45
  • Panasonic RP-HJE-120 earbuds for $4.50
  • and more

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro for $110

If you missed it during the holiday lightning deals, and you don’t want to wait for future specials, the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro studio headphones are currently going for $110 at by Amazon actual and slightly less by some of the marketplace sellers over there. These are a step above the HD 280 product line-up and average 4.4 out of 5 based on 420+ customer reviews. If you are curious about them, they have 80+ questions answered.

MEElectronics A151 for $33 (no mic) or $35 (A151P w/mic)

Balanced armature action now on the in-ears front, the MEelectronics A151 are on sale for $33 without mic and for $35 with mic (A151P model), with a limit of five each per shopping cart at by Amazon actual. Combined, the balanced review total (ha!) is 3.7 out of 5 based on 250+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] California Headphone Company Laredo On-Ears for $15

As of 1/13/15 recheck, they are sold out again…

The On-Ear headphones from the California Headphone Company, the Laredo, are back at, shipped by Amazon for $15 per pair (so eligible for Prime shipping or $35+ free for non-Primes), with no purchase quality limits… The more highly rated Silverado Over-Ears remain out-of-stock and un-orderable.

Massdrop: Philips L1, Shure SE-846

Two new offers are live at members-only, with six days to go (from today), with neither fully unlocked as of the time of writing.

+ Philips L1 over-ears as low as $115
+ Shure SE846 in-ears as low as $820

Mon only: Outdoor Tech OT5200 Orcas Bluetooth earbuds for $55

The Amazon Deal of the Day for Monday Dec-29-2014 is an Electronics Accessories sale that includes the new condition Outdoor Tech OT5200 Orcas bluetooth earbuds for $55 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer. They are available in two color schemes. Limit three per customer. The sale ends by 3am ET on Tuesday or before that if they happen to sell out. These average 3.5 out of 5 based on 44 customer reviews.

Sony MDR-MA100 Open-back Over-Ear for $22

Open-back on a budget now, the Sony MDR-MA100 over-ears are going for $22 by marketplace sellers with the orders fulfilled by This is discontinued by the manufacturer but some supplies are still available. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 43 customer reviews.

Sol Republic Tracks Collegiate as low as $73 (Western Michigan)

If you are a fan of Western Michigan, the Sol Republic Tracks Collegiate series on-ear headphones with 3-button remote and mic is on sale for $73. Next up is Tennessee for $85, and Gonzaga for $90. Other schools go for more. See them all at

Beyerdynamic DT 235 (white) for $35 (limit 3)

They may not win fashionable headphone of the year awards, but they focus on function, and they are now on sale for $35, the white Beyerdynamic DT 235 lightweight closed-back on-ears, at by Amazon actual with a limit of three per customer. The black goes for more, currently $42. These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 86 customer reviews.

JLab Q1 JBuds Metal in-ears for $21 (limit 3)

JLab is not shy about releasing products and left and right. One of them, the Q1 JBuds Metal in-ears are currently on sale for $21 per pair, with a limit of three pairs per shopping cart, at Fond of price dramatics, JLab’s list price for these is $300. They average 3.4 out of 5 based on 131 customer reviews.

V-MODA Crossfade Metal Shield Kit (Shiny Black) for $13.44

The “Shiny Black” color scheme of the V-Moda Crossfade Over-Ear Metal Shield kits is currently on sale for $13.44 at with a limit of five per customer. As of the time of writing, only this color scheme (of the 18 available) is on sale at this price. These are compatible with the M-100 and LP2 and LP Over-Ears.

Panasonic RP-HC200-Y noise cancelling for $20

If you are looking for yellow headphones with active noise cancelling (ANC), the Panasonic RP-HC200-Y are currently on sale for $20 per pair, with a limit of three per customer, at These are powered by one AAA battery. Needless to say, don’t expect these to perform like the Bose QC headphones that cost an order of magnitude more. The HC200s average 3.6 out of 5 with nearly 500 customer reviews.

Note: A good rule of thumb when it comes to ANC headphones, if you are not planning to use them mostly in ANC situations where they can be effective, then you are better off getting closed-back headphones with a good seal.

Velodyne VFree bluetooth on-ears for $50

On the Bluetooth on-ears front, the Velodyne VFree, in either black or white, are offered for $50 with free shipping, by a marketplace seller, with the order fulfilled by These have apt-X technology but they are using Bluetooth v2.1.

Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ears for $75

The Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear headphones, with “Extended Bass” included in their subtitle are currently going for $75 with free shipping, in new condition, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at by Amazon actual. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 500+ customer reviews. If you have any questions about them, they may have already been answered, it has 68 customer questions answered. Keep in mind, the answers are peer-to-peer, so it is up to the internet to self-police the accuracy of the answers.

Sennheiser RS120 Wireless (RF) for $76

The wireless (RF, no Kleer) Sennheiser RS120 headphones are currently on sale for $76 with free shipping, with a limit of three pairs per customer, at by Amazon actual. You get the headphones and the charging dock which also serves as a stand and of course as a transmitter. You can use multiple headphones with one transmitter, up to 100 according to the product description. I don’t know if anyone tested 100 🙂

Note #1: Model number disambiguation: the headphones on their own are model HDR 120. This item mentioned here, the RS 120 includes one pair of headphones and one transmitter/charging-dock.

Note #2: the RF models using Kleer technology start at RS 160.

New-Other Beats Solo HD On-Ears for $90

Among the latest eBay offers, we find the new-other (non-retail box) Beats Solo HD on-ears offered for $90 with free shipping, in either purple or pink. The seller is “buyspry” (99.5%). Nearly 10,000 units got sold through this eBay listing.

Massdrop: Air-Fi Matrix 2 fully unlocked for $72

With five days left (as of 12/28/14), at members-only but free-to-join shopping club Massdrop, the bluetooth MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix 2 headphones (model AF 62) are currently fully unlocked (lowest price possible) for $72 with free shipping and handling. The product description over there proudly pronounces this headphone’s Wall Of Fame selection at Inner Fidelity.

Also added to Massdrop, but not fully unlocked are the HiSound Audio WooDuo 2 IEMs, with the lowest price possible being $65 with six days left (from today [today = blog-posting date]).

[DEAD] Used AKG K240 for $42

As expected, this got scooped up quickly, gone as of a 12/19/14 recheck…

The new condition AKG K240 first generation studio headphones is stubborn-ish around $60, but if you are comfortable getting a Used condition, it is currently available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for $42 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual, so it qualifies for free shipping (or 2-day Prime for members). This may not last long, but I can’t keep checking the listing every hour, so it may be long gone by the time you read this.

[DEAD] Sat only: Philips SHP3000 over-ear headphones for $10

This shellshocker daily deal expired…
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KEF M200 in-ears for $80

NewEggFlash, NewEgg’s Groupon-style competitor, is offering the new condition KEF M200 in-ears for $80 with free shipping. Offer ends by 12/31/14.

Lift Audio Icon in-ears for $10 per pair

The Lift Audio Icon in-ears are now on sale for just $10 per pair, sold by the maker with the orders fulfilled by (so eligible for Prime shipping benefits). You can buy as many as you like. They come with a zippered case and different eartip sizes and ship in Amazon’s frustration-free packaging (which means you also get that sturdy cardboard box shown in pictures #2 and #3 over there). They average 4 out of 5 based on 140+ customer reviews.

Panasonic Technics RP-DH1250 DJ headphones for $108

The silver Panasonic Technics RP-DH1250 DJ headphones, model RP-DH1250-S, is currently on sale for around $108 and change per pair at by Amazon actual which has a limit of three pairs per customer during this promotion. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price can continue or change at any point in time.

The Anchor for $15 (under desk headphone mount)

Accessories action now, the Elevation Lab “The Anchor”, an under the desk headphone mount (holds up to two headphones) is currently going for $15 at, sold by the maker, with the order fulfilled by (eligible for Prime shipping benefits). No quantity limits. The description says it uses the same adhesive as GoPro action cameras. They have a 42-second quick video on Vimeo showing them in use.