Archives for December 2014

Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla for $920 (was $950, was $1000)

The Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla headphones are currently on sale for $920 (was $950, was $1000) with free shipping at by Amazon actual with a limit of five per shopping cart… Price updated 12/26/14.

Sennheiser CX 890i in-ears for $51 w/free S&H

Deal-fishing at Tanga also finds the new condition, in retail packaging, Sennheiser CX 890i in-ears for $51 with free shipping, with a limit of eight. They are available in black only. The white color scheme sold out. The details page says “30 day warranty” instead of the usual two year Sennheiser warranty. Not sure if it’s a typo or not.

These average 4 out of 5 based on 84 customer reviews at and if you are curious, they have 21 questions answered.

Sennheiser PMX 60 behind-neck for $18 w/free S&H

Not part of the previously mentioned clearance sale, but part of the Tanga sales are the discontinued Sennheiser PMX 60 behind-neck headphones going for $18 with free shipping. Tanga typically has a limit of ten per customer. They are described as new condition, in retail packaging, with two year warranty.

These average 3.9 out of 5 with 250+ customer reviews at

Tanga Clearance sale: Sennheiser MX 365 earbuds or Philips Android in-ears for $12 w/free S&H each and more has an end of year headphone clearance sale featuring nearly 40 different sub-$100 earphones and headphones, mostly from non-mainstream and non-audiophile brands. The online ones over $100 are Beats. About half of them come with free shipping. Some potentially interesting ones:

+ Sennheiser MX 365 Stereo Earbuds (brown only) for $12 w/free S&H
+ Philips SHE7005A/28 In-Ears for Android for $12 w/free S&H
+ Logitech Ultimate Ears 200 in-ears (red or purple, I can’t tell) for $14 w/free S&H
+ Scosche Realm RH600 On-Ears (white) for $29 + shipping (similar price fulfilled by Amazon)

The clearance ends in very early January 2015, or earlier for any that happen to sell out.

Massdrop: Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2 for $78

Fully unlocked (lowest price possible) at the moment at Massdrop are the Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500 Mark II closed-back DJ headphones going for $70 plus around $8 flat shipping. They come with two cables, pouch, plug and adapter. There are about six days left (from today; today = blog-posting date) for this offer. Massdrop is free to join; but only members can see or buy the offers.

Open-box Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears (brown) for $157

The VM Innovation’s eBay store is offering the open-box Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears, in the brown color scheme, for $157 with free shipping. They come with a 3-month manufacturer warranty plus a 9-month VMI warranty, bringing the total to one year of warranty coverage. They are not in the original packaging. VMI is an authorized Sennheiser dealer.

NCredible NErgy In-Ears for $24 w/free S&H

Monster’s own eBay store is offering the new condition, red color scheme (others sold out) NCredible NErgy In-Ears for $24 with free shipping and handling. Pouch and cleaning cloth are included. Over 1600 units sold so far from this listing. Limit 50 per customer.

Jabra Revo On-Ears: Wired for $60 or Bluetooth for $100

As part of the Staples website’s deals, good until 12/30/14 (or earlier if sold out), there is a sale on select Jabra Revo On-Ear headphones. The wired go for $60 per pair (gray or white color scheme) while the bluetooth on-ears go for $100 (black color scheme).

Massdrop: Bravo V3 unlocked for $73 (also: AKG K812, Fiio X5)

In the land of the Massdrops, the Bravo V3 “naked” headphone amp is fully unlocked for $65 plus $8 flat shipping. This is the lowest price possible. Expires in about five days from today. A couple of other items are offered but not fully unlocked as of posting time, the AKG K812 flagship can go as low as $1080, while the FiiO X5 audiophile DAP can go as low as $300. Check their website for future updates on each individual offers. Unfortunately I cannot “babysit” individual offers throughout their lifecycle.

[DEAD] MEElectronics Atlas On-Ears for $40 (some colors)

This sale ended as of 12/25/14 recheck…
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[DEAD] SMS Audio DJ Pauly D Wired On-Ears for $16.50 (pink/white only)

This sale ended as of 12/25/14 recheck…
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[DEAD] Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear black for $80 w/coupon

This promotion ended…
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Massdrop: CustomArt 330v2, Syun Mix-1, Noontec

A new trio of offers has gone up at Massdrop (members only, free to join). As of the time of writing, none of the three is fully unlocked. The lowest possible prices are:

+ CustomArt Pro 330v2 as low as $610
+ SYUN MIX-1 in-ears as low as $24
+ Noontec Zoro HD on-ears as low as $68

[DEAD] Tue: Sennheiser MM 100 bluetooth behind-the-neck for $85

This daily deal expired…
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Monoprice 605050 studio headphones for $50

If you like to try out or test and compare new headphones, the new Monoprice 605050 studio headphones are on sale for $50 with a limit of ten per customer at Monoprice’s website. They currently have four reviews which are split… These should not be confused with the “recommendation all star” Monoprice 8323 headphones.

Speaking of Monoprice, their Bluetooth OnEars (model 11944) are on sale for $39 per pair (limit 10). No customer reviews on these yet.

UPDATE: these offers are live again as of a 2/25/15 re-check.

[DEAD] 3Eighty5 Audio Edge on-ears for $11

This limited time Staples featured online deal ended…
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[DEAD] Starts Monday 11:50am ET: Koss KSC75 Clip-Ons Lightning Deal

This limited time offer expired. The Koss KSC-75 had been offered for $10…
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Philips Fidelio X1 Open-Back drop to $223

The Philips Fidelio X1 open-back over-ear headphones are further discount, in new condition, now going for $223 with free shipping at (limit 5 per customer). Part of the reason for the discounting is that the new Fidelio X2 are now shipping for $300.

Used JLab Omni Bluetooth Over-Ears for $70~

Bluetooth headphones may not win any audiophile awards, but when you want to move around and don’t want to deal with cables creating trouble or even ruining your headphones, bluetooth can be a compromise, at least for some. The new JLab Omni folding bluetooth over-ears go for $100 in new condition, but if you are cool with used headphones, they are available in “Used – Good” condition for $69 or “Used – Very Good” for $71.50 or “Used – Like New” for $73 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. There are many listings, so this may perhaps create price pressure and further drop prices (this is only a theory).

Sennheiser Urbanite XL (Over-Ears) for $225

The over-ear version of the Sennheiser Urbanite, aka the XL model, is currently on sale for $225 with free shipping in six different colors and mobile-OS combinations at with a limit of two per color.

V-Moda M80 Vocal On-Ears for $90 (limit 2 per color)

If you missed this when it was a lightning deal a few days ago, wipe those tears away. The V-Moda M80 Vocal On-Ears with 1-button remote/mic are on sale for $90 with free shipping in the Shadow and White-Silver color schemes, with a limit of two per color per customer at This is not part of the lightning deals, so the expiration date is unknown.

[DEAD] Sunday’s limited time offers: Senn MM30i, BeoPlay Form 2i

Sunday’s promotion expired, but there are almost new ones on a daily basis during the holiday season at the Amazon Gold Box
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[DEAD] Saturday: Sennheiser G4ME ZERO PC Gaming Headset for $175

This limited time promotion expired…
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VSonic VSD1S In-Ears for $38

The Vsonic VSD1S in-ears are currently offered for $38 by Singapore’s Lend Me Your Ears but the order is fulfilled by from a USA warehouse. In other words, Lend Me Your Ears send Amazon’s USA warehouses a big box of headphones, so when an Amazon customer buys it, they ship from USA warehouse and are eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping for members (or the usual free super-saver shipping for non-members). This is model VSD1S, not to be confused with the VSD1.

Massdrop: AKG K167, FocusRite 2i2, Senn 598 ZY

A new round of specials are up at Massdrop. One of them is fully unlocked, the Sennheiser HD598 ZY Cable goes for just under $25. Two other items are not fully unlocked as of blog posting time. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Interface could go as low as $120, while the AKG K167 Tiesto DJ Headphones could go as low as $90. If you don’t want to wait or don’t want to deal with members-only website, it currently goes for $100 by AudioWatt at Amazon.

[DEAD] Saturday: Zipbuds Over/On-Ears for $65 to $85

This daily deal at Woot expired…
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[DEAD] Friday: Sony ZX110 for $8, ZX110AP for $17, AS200 for $8

This daily deal expired…
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[DEAD] Saturday In-Ear Lightning Deals: Beats Tour, BeoPlay H3

Today’s lightning deals expired…
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Etymotic MC3 in-ears for $55

On the in-ears front, there is some Etymotic action at Groupon Goods, the new condition blue color scheme of the Etymotic MC3 in-ears are on sale for $55 with free shipping and free returns. The offer ends Saturday night (about 48 hours from posting time).

Sol Republic Bluetooth On-Ears for $115

On the convenience and creature comforts front, Groupon Goods is offering the new condition white Sol Republic Bluetooth On-Ears for $115 with free shipping and free returns. The blue color scheme is sold out.

Sennheiser Momentum (Brown) Over-Ears for $190

Momentum action again, this time it is the brown color scheme of the over-ears that are on sale, leapfrogging the black version, currently going for $190 with free shipping at with a limit of one per customer.

Denon DN-HP500 DJ headphones for $60

The Denon DN-HP500 DJ headphones are currently going for $60 with free shipping at offered at this price by Amazon actual, along with marketplace sellers Sam Ash and Hifi AudioTronics.

Sony MDR-7520 Studio for $332 with coupon

The Sony MDR-7520 Studio Headphones can be yours for around $332 with free shipping when you use coupon code STNICK at Musician’s Friend. Coupon expires 12/23/14.

[DEAD] Thinksound ts01 in-ears for $36 w/free 1-day S&H

This limited time offer expired…

While writing up the free 1-day shipping post, I came upon another discount. The Thinksound ts01 in-ears are on sale for $36 per pair (limit 5) and they are also eligible for free 1-day shipping. Only the black/chocolate color scheme is at this price. They average 4 out of 5 based on 160+ customer reviews.

Free 1-Day shipping on select headphones at Amazon

It is the time of the year again for free 1-day shipping promotion, and Amazon offering this for select studio and audiophile headphones. You must manually select 1-Day shipping in your shopping cart to get this (unless 1-day shipping is your default shipping option). No coupon needed. So far, I’ve spotted these headphones being eligible for free 1-day shipping (remember, these must be sold by actual, not marketplace sellers):

+ Shure SRH-1840
+ Sennheiser HD 380 Pro and HD25-1 II
+ the HD 650 are eligible for the promotion, however, they are estimated to be in-stock December 26, which is too late if you are planning to give them as a Christmas gift
+ Sennheiser Urbanite XL
+ V-Moda Crossfade M100
+ V-MODA VAMP Verza Universal Headphone Amplifier
+ Audio Technica ATH-M50xBL or ATH-M50x white
+ Blue Mo-Fi headphones
+ Bose QC25 Over-Ears and QC20 In-Ears
+ JLab Bombora Over-Ears
+ Thinksound ts01
+ keep in mind this is a limited time offer only!

More headphones may be eligible, to be sure, simply check under the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section on each headphone’s individual Amazon page. That section is a few lines below the product pictures on the left side.