Archives for October 11, 2017

KZ ZS5 for $19 (no mic) or $20 (w/mic) with free S&H (from China)

The KZ6 earphone sale is over at GearBest (they are back to $45~) but there is a sale on the new condition ZS5 going for $19~ without a microphone and $20~ with a mic/remote. There are two color schemes, gray or blue. These ship from China with free slow shipping. If you prefer a faster/better shipping option, they cost extra.

For more action, check the KZ earphones sale page at GearBest. You can sort them by price. When you sort by ascending order, you will see some earphone cases for $2~

Used Sony MDR-XB70-BT bluetooth neckband earphones for $25

The Sony MDR-XB70-BT bluetooth neckband earphones are available in “Used – Good” condition for $25~ but in many more listings in “Used – Very Good” condition for $27~, and a few more in “Used – Like New” for $28~, all these sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

The link above only shows listings by AWD actual. This listing shows all offers by all marketplace sellers.

They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 78 customer reviews.

Used Sony ZX 220 Bluetooth Closed On-Ears for $24

A variety of unknown sellers of unknown marketplace sellers have these for slightly less, but if you want to reduce the risk and get a better customer experience, you can get the Sony ZX 220 closed-back on-ears with bluetooth (AAC, SBC) and NFC, in “Used – Very Good” condition for $24~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or $25~ in “Used – Like New” condition.

There are four pages of listings for these, so time may push prices further down.

Used MEE audio AF18 bluetooth earphones for $11

The new condition MEE audio AF18 bluetooth earphones go for $26~ by Amazon actual (limit three per customer) but if you want to shave some more off the price…

… you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for the very specific price of $11.33 by Amazon Warehouse actual. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

It averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 220+ customer reviews. It has Bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X support.

Parrot ZIK 3 Bluetooth ANC headphones for $150 after coupon

Good until 10/31/17, coupon code USMUSICZIK100 cuts another $100 off the current price of the new condition Parrot Zik 3 bluetooth with ANC techie-friendly headphones at the official Parrot USA store, making it $150 after coupon with free shipping.

As of the time of writing, the price is $250 before you enter the coupon in the shopping cart. Entering the coupon drops it to $150. You don’t have to login or create an account to test the coupon. Simply add the Zik 3 headphones to the shopping cart, proceed to checkout, and enter the coupon code. The price will drop to $150. Here’s a screenshot:

One of the $100 off is the coupon. The other $100 off is an instant savings discount on the website. As you can see, they are stackable!

They are available in eight (!) different color schemes at the official Parrot USA store. This is their latest model, with Bluetooth, ANC, touch controls on the earcup, custom Zik app, USB Audio (while charging), optional wireless charger, 3.5mm playback, replaceable batteries (and compatible with the Zik 2).

They have an impressive feature set, but they also have their issues though, so be sure to read up on reviews and such if you are not familiar with them. Keep in mind though, most people were reviewing them as $250 and $350 headphones, not as $150 headphones.

I haven’t seen or touched a Parrot Zik headphone, so I know nothing Jon Snow 🙂

TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones for $20

We have a value bluetooth earphone price war of sorts! Mayhaps jealous of the $20 Vava Moov daily deal, Taotronics has dropped the price of their new condition TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones to $20 in the black color scheme. These too support apt-X and have their own “CVC 6.0” noise cancellation.

They average 4.3 out of 5 based on nearly 650 customer reviews and have nearly 50 questions answered. The noise cancelling mayhaps explains the thicker body, because ANC hardware does not happen in a vacuum [puns intended?]

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. If you are close to $25 and you need a boost, here are a couple of ideas:

+ 10ft AmazonBasics HDMI Extension Cable (male/female) for $2~ (limit 3 per customer)

+ Pack of 4 Melitta Pour-Over Cone with Ceramic Cup for $5.69

Massdrop Plus Universal IEMs for $300 [ship after Valentine’s]

If you want to plan ahead a post Valentine’s Day gift, you are in luck 🙂 The brand new Massdrop Plus Universal IEMs are on sale for $300 with free shipping. These are Massdrop-branded and tuned per the description, made in the USA. The shipping estimate however is the 21st of February in 2018. That’s over four months away, so patience is a virtue for the virtuous 🙂

They come with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. This offer continues until the end of October 2017 or when 700 units are purchased (the maximum available under this offering). As usual, read enthusiastic reviews with flowery language in enthusiast forums with a grain of salt. Or read them in Debbie Downer’s voice to average out the hype 🙂

[DEAD] Used Audio-Technica ATH-AX1iS Closed Over-Ears for $10

As of a 10/13/17 AM re-check, this sold out…

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[DEAD] Philips FX3 Closed Over-Ears for $18 + S&H

This sale ended as well…

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[DEAD] Used Beyerdynamic DT-797-PV-250 headset with Cardioid Condenser Mic for $90

As of a 10/17/17 recheck, these sold out in used condition…

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