Archives for March 2015

Koss KPH7 Lightweight On-Ears for under $5

Old school lightweight on-ear headphone action now, the Koss KPH7 are currently on sale for just under $5 at by Amazon actual with a limit of five per customer. These are currently NOT part of the Amazon Add-On program, so if you are a Prime member, you can just buy one and get free 2-day shipping. The other colors go for $6+ (six total color options). Non-Prime members have the usual $35+ free shipping. These average 3.8 out of 5 based on 274 customer reviews with 23 questions answered by internet users.

Open-box Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Receiver for $169

The Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver is currently available for $20 less, in open-box condition, for $169 with free shipping, by OneCall at Amazon. This ships from OneCall, not Amazon.

Denon AH-C250 In-Ears for $120

As one of their featured email deals, the Rakuten website has the Denon AH-C250 in-ears offered for $120 with free shipping, with the seller and shipper being Electronics Expo. There are multiple pictures of them and what’s included in the Amazon product page.

Sony ZX-110 On-Ears for $11.62

The black Sony ZX-110 closed-back on-ears are currently on sale for $11.62 at Walmart’s website. Shipping is extra (free with a $50+ order), or you can select free pickup at a local store. If that’s not convenient, they go for $13 at with free shipping for Rewards members (or free store pick-up or free ship-to-store).

If on the other hand you prefer the white color scheme, it goes for $13 and change at with the usual free shipping terms (Prime or $35+). This is the straight up model, no mic, and no remote control. The ones with mic/remote go for more and have more “letters” in their model name.

Massdrop: Shure SE535s, SoundMagic WP10, PortaPros

A new round of offers is up at Massdrop, including the Shure SE535 IEMs with the lowest price being $380 shipped if this offer becomes fully unlocked (five days left as of blog-posting date). For wireless non-bluetooth over-ear fans, the SoundMAGIC WP10 Wireless could go as low as $200 shipped. Last but not least, the Koss Portapro Headphones have the lowest price possible being $33 shipped. However, if you don’t need these right away, every few weeks, they go on sale for $25 at Amazon. As of the time of writing, none of these three are fully unlocked. They expire in 5-7 days from today (today being the blog-posting date, not the date you are reading this).

[DEAD] Wednesday Lightning Deals: iKross and Aleratec

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Philips X2 in-stock NOW (or USED for $270 now)

There is some movement on the Philips X2 availability front. There are multiple used units in-stock at Amazon Warehouse Deals with prices starting at $270 in “Used – Good” condition and going higher for better condition.

Great news for new condition as of 3/31/15, it is in-stock now, and ready to ship, at by Amazon actual at its regular price of $300. Limit five per buyer! Mayhaps they should have a lower limit so “resellers” don’t buy them and then sell them for crazy prices on eBay. This would give “real customers” a chance to buy them. And create more happy Amazon customers.

Used Sennheiser RS 195 RF for $365

The new condition price of the recently released Sennheiser RS 195 RF wireless headphones is $450 at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some and not wait for future discounts, they are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged packaging, missing battery) for $365~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. Keep in mind, the battery is missing from this particular offer. These are closed-back, over-ears, with a charging dock which also serves as a stand.

CAD Audio MH100 closed-back for $14

The closed-back mid-size (their description) CAD Audio MH100 studio headphones are currently on sale for $14 per pair, without a purchase quantity limit at by Amazon actual. They don’t have any reviews. They are “Temporarily out of stock”, so shipment date is not certain, however, if you purchase, you lock-in the $14 price. These are likewise available in red. Needless to say, given no reviews and uncertain shipment date, these are perhaps best suited for people who like to boldly go and review and/or compare new and under the radar headphones and such.

Used Elite Core EU-4 in-ears for $24

More used action at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), where they are offering the Elite Core EU-4 in-ears (single driver) you can get them in Used – Like New condition for around $23.50, sold by AWD so they are eligible for the usual free shipping options (Prime 2-day or with $35+ offer). These average 3.4 out of 5 based on 10 customer reviews.

Used Sennheiser HD 360 Pro for $26

Not as famous as the HD-x80 series, the Sennheiser HD 360 Pro is currently available in “Used – Good condition” for around $26 at Amazon Warehouse Deals by AWD actual. This averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 260+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] It’s back: Sony MDR-10R-NC for $125

This daily deal expired before the full 24 hours expired…
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[DEAD] Ends by Tue 3am ET: Sony MDR-1R-NC for $238

This daily deal expired before the full 24 hours expired…
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[DEAD] Starts Tue 10am ET: American Audio HP-550 Sale

This lightning deal expired, with 11% claimed and a price of $34… Per the schedule at the Amazon Gold Box, starting at 10am Eastern time on Tuesday 3/31/15, there is going to be a limited time sale on the American Audio HP-550 Foldable Headphones. These 57mm driver red-black have a pre-sale price of $43. I don’t know what the sale price is going to be – it will be revealed at 10am ET on Tuesday.

[DEAD] Monday: Life N Soul Bluetooth Over-Ears for $60

This deal of the day expired…
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[DEAD] Ends Mon 4pm ET: Sync by 50-Cent Wireless (Kleer) for $100 or Wired for $70

These two offers expired but the 50 Cent headphones are recurring lightning deals. But I obviously don’t know exactly when they will be offered again…
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[DEAD] Starts Mon 3am ET: Sony MDR-10R-NC headphone sale

This sold out before the 24 hours offer expired… In the Amazon Gold Box, starting at 3am Eastern on Monday 3/30/15, there is going to be a lightning deal on the Sony MDR-10R-NC headphones, with active noise cancellation. The sale price will be revealed at 3am ET over there. These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 58 customer reviews and 12 questions answered. The offer will end by 3am ET on Tuesday or earlier if they sell out.

[DEAD] Ends by Mon 1am ET: Sennheiser PX100IIi for $35 or MM400X for $115

This daily offer expired but these particular Sennheiser headphones keep resurfacing at Woot, so if you missed it, do not cry – they will probably return at some point in the future…
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[DEAD] Used Superlux HD681 for $23

As of 3/29/15 recheck, these got scooped up at $23… The semi-open Superlux HD681 headphones are currently offered in “Used – Like New” condition for $23 by marketplace seller Kellards with the order fulfilled by Amazon through Warehouse Deals. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime 2-day or with $35+ order). These headphones average 4.3 out of 5 with 260+ customer reviews.

Massdrop Unlocked: Superlux HD668B for $38~ shipped

Fully unlocked at members-only site Massdrop are the Superlux HD668B headphones offered for $33 plus $5~ flat shipping. This offer ends in about five days from today.

Also there, but not fully unlocked, are the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro that could go as low as $165 shipped. This too have five days left from today (today = blog-posting date).

Nakamichi Over-Ear Headphones for $10

The Nakamichi Over Ear Headphones are currently offered for $10 by Beach Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon so they are eligible for Prime shipping benefits. You can buy as many as you like. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews.

20 pairs of Cosmos Medium Size Tips for $3.65 shipped

A marketplace seller at Amazon is offering 20 pairs of Cosmos Ear Tips, medium size, silicone, for $3.65 with free shipping. They ship from California. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 66 customer reviews with nine questions answered.

Unlocked at Massdrop: DX 120 iE, Titan 1 earphones

More offers are up and running at members-only Massdrop shopping site, with two of them being fully unlocked (translation: lowest price during this offer). The Dunu Titan 1 IEMs go for $98~ shipped, while the Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE go for $45 shipped. These end in about five days from today (today = blog-posting date, not the date you are reading this).

Also offered but not fully unlocked is the Fostex HP-A4 DAC/Headphone Amp with the lowest price possible being $308~.

Massdrop exclusive AKG K553 unlocked for $140

The members-only (but free to join up) shopping club Massdrop continues their relationship with AKG with another exclusive model, the K553 Studio headphones, and they are currently offered for $140 with free shipping. This is the fully unlocked price. As the model name suggests, this is a closed-back headphone. This offer has a limit of 2400 units. As of the time of writing, 97 of them got sold. Offer ends in about seven days from today (today = blog posting date).

Sennheiser Momentum Ingress for $160 w/coupon

The official Sennheiser store is offering the Ingress edition of the Momentum On-Ears for 20% off when you use coupon code INGRESS by 4/10/15. The price is $200, so the coupon makes it $160. The Ingress edition has two different color schemes.

Speaking of Sennheiser, they just launched a free online magazine of sorts, the Bluestage.

[DEAD] Starts Thur 6pm ET: Velodyne vBold Over-Ear (Bluetooth) for $60

This daily deal expired…
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[DEAD] Thur: Sol Republic Master Tracks Over-Ears for $100

This daily deal expired…
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[DEAD] Thursday: Sol Republic Tracks On-Ears for $50

This daily deal expired…
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Samsung LeveL Over-Ears for $260

The brown-white color scheme of the Samsung Level Over-Ear headphones (ANC, Bluetooth as well) are currently on sale for around $260 with free shipping at Best Buy and Amazon and Best Buy on eBay. The Best Buy prices are part of a 4-day sale that ends by the end of day on Sat 3/28/15.

Westone Adventure Series Beta High Performance Earphones for $68

Beach Camera’s official eBay store is offering the new condition Westone Adventure Series Beta High Performance Earphones, model 78401, for $68 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Refurbished Parrot Zik (first gen) + Hard Case + 1yr warranty for $220

The first generation refurbished Parrot Zik headphones along with a hard case and a one year warranty are available for $220 (was $250) in four different color schemes at Sonix Electronix. They have all the buzz words: Bluetooth, ANC, touch controls, custom apps… Price updated on 3/27/15.

This is the first generation. The latest model are the second generation which go for $400 regular price in new condition.

[DEAD] Klipsch X10 earphones for $80

This ended with over 1200 units selling through this offer… BuyDig’s eBay store is currently offering the new condition Klipsch X10 in-ears for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears for $88 (four color choices)

Now that the second generation Momentums are out, the first generation are having even more sales. Case in point, the Focus Camera eBay store is offering the new condition Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears for $88 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Four different color options are available.

Monoprice 10799 earphones w/ANC for $49

The official Monoprice eBay store is offering the new condition Monoprice 10799 Earphones with active noise cancellation for $49 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. These go for $80 at Monoprice’s own website where they average 77.7% with 26 customer ratings. The ANC circuit is powered by one AAA battery, a plus if you prefer user-replaceable batteries (and you can use rechargeable AAAs).

Four SUBJEKT AMP’d Earphones for $5 shipped total

Tanga has a limited time pay for shipping only promotion. This includes the Subject Amp’d earphones for $0 (that’s right, zero). You only pay shipping which is $5 flat for up to four items. So you can buy one or two or three or four of these Subjekt earphones (or a combination of up to four items that are part of this promotion) and only pay $5 flat shipping. The earphones are available in seven different colors, you can add each color option separately in the shopping cart and adjust the quantity. If you buy 5 to 8 items, you pay $10 flat shipping. And so forth, price increases by $5 for every four items. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on 3/26/15 or earlier if sold out.