Archives for September 13, 2017

Used V-Moda ZN In-Ears for $89

If you are comfortable with used earphones, the V-Moda ZN with the 1-button remote/mic are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $89~ in one listing, and then they have half a dozen of listings in “Used – Like New” condition for $94~, all listings by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Given that there are multiple listings, time may put some pressure on the prices and cause them to drop. On the other hand, the single $89 listing may be serving as a roadblock to further discounting. It’s hard to guess since Amazon’s price bots work in mysterious ways 🙂

The 3-button used prices start at $111+. All together they have 140+ customer reviews and average 3.9 out of 5.

Used B&O PLAY 3i Earphones for $58 [updated]

On the used side of things, the white color scheme of the B&O PLAY 3i Earphones are available in “Used – Good” condition (repackaged; missing manual; cosmetic imperfection) for $58~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. It goes for a lot more in other options and colors. It averages 3.5 out of 5 based on 41 customer reviews.

Price updated here 9/23/17…

Sennheiser HD 200 Closed Over-Ears for $50

It is discount-heiser time, it looks like Sennheiser has signaled its authorized dealers that they are allowed to lower the price of the new condition closed-back over-ear HD 200 to $50 with free shipping, including Guitar Center and Amazon actual and Musician’s Frenemy and B&H Photo and others.

At Amazonheiser, this averageheisers 3.8 out of 5 based on 12 customerheiser reviews. Okay, I’ll stop 🙂 It also has four questions answered. It has 32 ohm impedance, and from the looks of it a non-detachable one-side cable.

KZ ES3 Earphones for $10 w/free S&H [from China]

If you don’t object to slow shipping from China, coupon code KZEZS3 can get you the new condition KZ ES3 earphones for $10 with free slow shipping from China! This is available in either blue or purple color schemes. Additional options are available when you page down over there.

This sale is part of their Harvest sale.

For more KZ options, check our previous options.

Volume Buy: 20pk AmazonBasics On-Ears for $270

If you want to buy a lot of AmazonBasics lightweight closed-back on-ear headphones and don’t want to wait for future sales and stock up little by little, Amazon added a volume buy option for the black color scheme, you can Buy a 20-Pack for $270 with free shipping, making them $13.50 per headphone.

They come with a very basic drawstring pouch. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 3800+ customer reviews, with over 370 customer reviews. These are a great value buy for modern musical genres, with a modestly bassy sound.

Phones as DAPs: certified refurbished LG V10 for $180, refurb LG V20 for $290, or NEW for $390

The LG V30 was just announced, with a price expected to be somewhere between the Galaxy S8+ and the Note 8. But if you want a smartphone with some quality audio and don’t need to have the latest and greatest model, the previous generations of the LG V-series are dropping in price as follows:

+ certified refurbished LG V10 (Unlocked T-Mobile model) for $180 by marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible)

+ certified refurbished LG V20 (T-Mobile) for $290

+ new condition, USA model with USA warranty LG V30 (Titan Grey) for $390

Why Use a Smartphone as a DAP

We call using smartphones as digital audio players PADs (Phones As DAPs). You can get something like a Fiio X1 [text unboxing here] for under $100, so why would you need a smartphone?

One reason is because you want to use music subscription services, and phones are better at running Android apps than the few DAPs that are running GooglePLAY Android.

Another reason is because you also want to use the smartphone as a phone, or use it for various other purposes, eg as a media remote control at home, a bedtime Wifi device (so you don’t eat up your daily driver phone’s battery or sleep with an AC charging cable next to your head), and so forth…

More on this in a future post.

What is Amazon’s Certified Refurbished?

On Amazon, “Certified Refurbished”, when indicated so on the product listing, is a program run by Amazon that offers refurbished products that include a minimum 90-day warranty, and a charger or cable (that may or may not be original). More details at the Certified Refurbished Home page.

Amazon only allows some sellers to participate in this, so in theory, you would have more leverage in case of warranty issues, because if a seller is playing games with you, you can call Amazon’s customer service and complain, and if they are caught mistreating customers, they can lose their status in the “certified refurbished” program, or even get booted off the program.

[DEAD] KZ ZST Easy Earphones for $14 to $15 (cables start at $8)

This lightning deal expired… If you missed it, fear not ~ it is one of the recurring offers, the whole 7-pack of them…

OR if you don’t object to slower shipment from China with a lowest price, check the previous KZ posts [page down below this post].

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[DEAD] Thursday’s Offers: KZ, Brainwavz Hanger and Earpads, Cowin, JLab, Symphonized, Etc

These lot of lightning deals run out of juice (aka expired)…

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[DEAD] Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam or Velour Earpads for Large Over the Ear Headphones for $18 [ten options] (ends by 5pm ET)

This lightning deal expired… If you missed it, fear not ~ they return to the lightning deals every few days/weeks…

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

As of 9/19/17 AM re-check, this is sold out again. If you missed it, fear not ~ this seems to be going in and out every few days, so chances are it may return in the future…

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[DEAD] V-Moda Crossfade II Bluetooth Over-Ears with apt-X for $250

As of a 8:20pm ET re-check this flash sale ended…

If you are a fan of Wall Rose, you may also be a fan of Rose tinted headphones 🙂 The new condition closed-back over-ear V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless (Bluetooth) headphones in the Rose Gold color scheme are on sale for $250 with free shipping at for a limited time.

The “Rose Gold” color supports apt-X, while the other two colors do not, and they are not on sale. Typically, the “Rose Gold” color costs $20 more, which may be a ballpark of what Qualcomm may be charging companies for their apt-X technology.