Archives for November 6, 2017

Little Dot MK II Tube Headphone Amp for $130 [MD]

If you want to get the new condition Little Dot MK II Tube Headphone Amp without the risk of buying from an unknown Chinese seller, Massdrop has an alternative for you! It is currently offered there, fully unlocked, for $130 with free shipping. They will ship from Massdrop in early December 2017.

In the shopping cart, you have options two additional tubes for an extra fee of course. The offer (“Drop” in MassDrop speak) ends in four days from blog-posting date.

PS: “fully unlocked” in MassDrop-speak means that’s the lowest price the item is offered as part of the current Massdrop promotion. It’s a different way of pricing things.

eBay coupon: 10% off $25+ items [500+ headphones eligilble; $50 max discount]

The Coupons Strike Back on eBay with another Coupon Promotion. Over 20 eBay sellers are participating in this. Coupon code PSHOPTECH10 entered in the shopping cart over there gets you 10% off qualifying products that have a price of $25+. The biggest discount you can get with this coupon is $50. In other words, if an item is $500+, you’ll only get a flat $50 off discount.

Over 500 headphones are participating in this promotion. You can sort by high or low price, depending on what you are looking for.

Note that a variety of sellers are included, some even ship from China. Also note the product conditions (new, refurbished, etc), and if you are not familiar with a seller, make sure you understand whether they are authorized dealers or not.

The coupon expires on 11/9/17 at 5am pacific time.

Refurbished 16GB iPod Touch (5th Generation) for $80

Good until 11/10/17 (or earlier if sold out), you can get the refurbished 16GB Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation for $80 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty by Altatec thru Rakuten after using coupon code ALT13 over there. This has a headphone jack and a lightning connector. The 4th generation iPod Touch was the last one with the 30-pin connector.

Bluedio T3 Bluetooth 4.1 On-Ear headphones for $30 w/free S&H

The official Bluedio eBay store is offering the new condition Bluedio T3 Bluetooth 4.1 On-Ear headphones for $30~ with free shipping from Kentucky (Calipari NOT included). They are available in four color schemes (red, black, gold, white), with up to five units per customer. Nearly 2000 units have been sold so far from this listing per the stats there.

These have over 1800 customer reviews at where they average 4.1 out of 5 and have nearly 300 answered questions, so a lot about them is known already.

Refurbished Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp for $150 [or Make Offer on $210 Open-Box]

The Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp currently goes for $300 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers. But if you want to cut the price in half and still get a warranty, you can get it in refurbished condition for $150 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty by Secondipity through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Secondipity, no Prime shipping.

If you prefer a condition somewhere in-between new and refurbished, and you are mayhaps willing to digitally haggle using ebay’s “Best Offer” system, there is an open-box eBay listing on this by RazorDog Audio’s eBay store offering it for $209 with “Make Offer” enabled. Their listing says this is an open-box return with less than 5 hours usage and full warranty. Razor Dog is an authorized dealer.

“Make Offer” aka “Best Offer” is an official way created by eBay for sellers and buyers to haggle over a price using the eBay system. As long as the haggling happens within this system, it is 100% okay with eBay rules.

[DEAD] Klipsch R6 On-Ears for $27 w/free S&H

This sale ended…

Klipsch sale of the on-ear kind, as opposed to the more prevalent sales of their in-ears. The new condition closed-back Klipsch R6 on-ears go for $27 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at this sale price. This is not a lightning deal, but a good old sale.

Note that there is also an R6 in-ears. Apparently Klipsch ran out of model names 🙂

[DEAD] Lightning Deals: eMedia Piano V2 for $12, Symphonized Wood IEMs for $15.50, TaoTronics apt-X BT Over-Ears for $53

This day’s lightning deals are over too…

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[DEAD] TREBLAB J1 Bluetooth Earbuds for $24 w/free S&H

This coupon expired…

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[DEAD] 15% Rakuten Rewards until Wednesday PM

This offer is over…
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[DEAD] Tuesday: JBL Yurbuds LaMichael James Earbuds for $4 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… [Read more…]

[DEAD] AKG M220 Semi-Open Over-Ears for $44 w/free S&H [updated]

The coupon offer expired…

Surprise-surprise, Massdrop has opened a store at the Rakuten market (formerly, and they are offering the new condition Massdrop x AKG M220 Pro Headphones (semi-open over-ears) for $44 with free shipping after coupon code MASS6.

UPDATE: the coupon is good on Tuesday 11/7/17 as well.

Shipping is slow but only “3 to 10 business days”, so that’s faster than the typical Massdrop purchase 🙂

[DEAD] Tuesday: refurbished LG Tone Pro HBS-780 Bluetooth Neckband Earphones for $20 w/free S&H

This offer is over too…

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