Archives for December 2017

Astell & Kern AK120 II DAP for $730

The new condition Astell & Kern AK120 II DAP (it’s a lot more than a DAP, but if something plays music, I file it under DAP) is currently on sale for $730 with free shipping at B&H Photo and also by a marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

Astell & Kern AK100 II DAP for $479

A trio of “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers are offering the new condition Astell&Kern AK100 II DAP for $479 with free shipping, including “ProStudio Sound & Music” which is currently the featured marketplace seller on this offer.

Pay $999 with Prime Credit for Shure SHA900 USB DAC/Amp, Get $200 Statement Credit

A number of the posts below, starting with this one, are participating in a limited time offer at Amazon that gets you a 20% back as a statement credit IF you pay with an official Prime credit card, either the Prime Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card. The offer is mentioned on each eligible product’s individual page. If you don’t see it there, it means the offer expired (or you may not be logged on to an Amazon Prime account). The products must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual (not marketplace sellers).

We start with the new condition Shure SHA900 Portable Listening Amplifier with USB DAC and Customizable EQ Control. You $999 for it with a Prime credit card and your next statement will show a 20% statement credit, around $200 in this case!

Big Ticket Items eligible for 20% Prime Credit Cards Statement Credit: Peachtree Audio SONADAC, KEF

There are some big ticket items that are also participating in the Prime Credit Cards 20% Statement Credit promotion. If you pay with either official Prime credit card (VISA or Store), you will get a 20% statement credit of the purchase price as a statement credit while this offer is running. The big ticket items:

+ Peachtree Audio SONADAC Digital to Analog Converter/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier (High Gloss Black) goes for $1299
+ there is a 20% “Add to Cart” discount for Prime members, dropping its price to $1040 in the cart
+ then if you pay with a Prime Credit Card, your next statement will show a 20% statement credit of the amount you paid: 20% of $1040 = $208 statement credit!

+ Pay $5000 for the KEF R900 Floorstanding Loudspeaker – Gloss White (Pair), Get 20% Statement Credit = $1000 statement credit!
+ NOTE: only the White color scheme gets 20% back. The other three colors get 10% back

+ Pay $7500 for the KEF REFERENCE 4c Center Channel Loudspeaker – Satin Walnut (Single), Get 20% statement credit = $1500
+ ONLY the Satin Walnut is eligible!

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

While this offer is running, you see something like this on its product page:

AKG K612 Open Over-Ears for $125

The new condition open-back over-ear AKG K612 headphones range from $120 to $125 by a trio of marketplace sellers with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The one I recognize from the trio is the Audio Watt Store, but I do not recall if they are an authorized dealer.

Amazon’s own price is $199, so even with the 20% statement credit offer, you get a better deal paying $125.

Pay with Prime Credit and Get 20% off statement credit on Sony XB950B1, N1, WI1000X, WF1000X

A quarter of Sony headphones are also participating in the Prime Credit Cards 20% Statement Credit promotion. This works for Prime members who pay with either of the Prime credit cards (VISA or Store). You get a 20% statement credit on the purchase price, for eligible products (who mention this offer on their listing), sold and shipped by Amazon actual:

+ Pay $98 for the Sony XB950B1 Bluetooth Over-Ears, Get $20~ statement credit

+ Pay $135 for the Sony XB950N1 Bluetooth + ANC Over-Ears, Get $27 statement credit

+ Pay $228 for the Sony WI1000X Neckband Bluetooth Earphones, Get $46~ statement credit
+ either color scheme works

+ Pay $178 for the Sony WF1000X Truly Wireless earphones, Get $36~ statement credit

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Pay $99 with Prime Credit for Shure SE112-K-BT1 IEM, Get $20 Statement Credit

We have another Pay with Prime Credit Cards offer on a new condition earphone, it is the Shure SE112-K-BT1 In-Ears going for $99, with a 20% statement credit (around $20) after your credit card statement closes. These are actual bluetooth earphones, not the Shure bluetooth adapter which goes for the same price.

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Pay with Prime Credit, Get 20% Back on Final Audio Design IEMs

A duo of Final Audio Design in-ears are also participating in the Pay with Prime Credit Card promotion as a Prime member. You pay what the website says and when your credit card statement closes, you get a 20% off statement credit while this limited time promotion is running for products sold and shipped by Amazon actual:

+ Pay $149 for the Final Audio Design Adagio V, Get $30~ statement credit

+ Pay $349 for the Final Audio Design Heaven V-Aging Balanced Armature Earphones, Get $70~ statement credit

+ the Adagio III IEMs go for $99 with $20 statement credit at Amazon, which is MORE than buying them via AudioLAB.

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Final Audio Design Adagio III Noir IEMs for $65

The new condition Final Audio Design Adagio III Noir dynamic driver IEMs are on sale for $65~ with free shipping, sold by AudioLAB, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. This is not part of the Prime Credit offers; the deal surfaced while price-checking them, that’s why it’s in the middle of it all 🙂

Pay $249 for Hifiman HM700 DAP + RE-400 IEMs with Prime Credit Card, Get $50 Statement credit

There’s even a digital audio player (DAP) that’s participating in the Pay with Prime Credit Card promotion. If you are a Prime member paying for the order with one of the two official Prime credit card, you will receive 20% back as a statement credit. In this case, you pay $249 for the Hifiman HM700 DAP + RE-400 IEMs and after your monthly credit card statement closes, you will receive a $50~ statement credit. They have to be sold and shipped by Amazon proper.

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Pay $999 for the Shure SE846 In-Ears with Prime Credit Card, Get $200 Statement Credit

Here’s another offer if you are a Prime member willing to pay for eligible products with one of the two official Prime credit cards. We have a flagship tier in-ear participating as well. You pay $999 for the new condition Shure SE-846 IN-Ears (Clear) or the Broze color scheme, and after your monthly Prime credit card statement closes, you will receive a $200 statement credit! This must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual!

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Pay $32.80 with Prime Credit Card, Get 20% Statement Credit on Samson SR850 Semi-Open Over-Ear Headphones

Another headphone participating in the Prime Credit card promotion is the new condition semi-open over-ear Samson SR 850 headphones. You pay $32.80 at checkout. If you pay with either one of the two official Prime credit cards (VISA or store card), you will receive 20% back a credit when your credit card statement closes (that’s $6.56).

This must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual!

We have here a Text and Pictures Unboxing of the headphone. This has a long ass cable (that’s a technical term!).

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Pay with Prime Credit Card, Get 20% Statement Credit on Sennheiser HD 600 and HD 650

This offer is only available if you have a Prime credit card (VISA or Store Card), you are a Prime member and you are willing to pay for the purchase with one of those two credit cards.

IF yes to all of the above, the Prime Statement Credit Promotion now gives you 20% back (instead of the usual 5%) when you purchase select qualifying items. The products must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual, not marketplace sellers.

Eligible for this promotion is the Sennheiser HD 600/650 duo! The prices are as of the time of writing:

+ PAY $286 for the Sennheiser HD 600, get $57~ statement credit
+ that’s $229 after the statement credit posts to your credit card account

+ PAY $306 for the Sennheiser HD 650, get $61~ statement credit
+ that’s $245 after the statement credit posts to your credit card account

Since these offers are only available to Prime members, you will get these in about two days after purchasing. This promotion brings their prices closer to the $200 which is what Massdrop asks for.

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

Koss KSC75 clip-on headphones for $10 [limit 3]

Old school time! The new condition open-back famous Koss KSC75 clip-on headphones are currently on sale for $10 per pair, at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer! Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 2500+ customer reviews.

Used Technics RP-DJ-1210 DJ headphones for $51

The new condition Technics RP-DJ-1210 headphones go for $100+ in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them “Used – Acceptable” condition (major cosmetic damages, repackaged, still usable) for $51 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Given the description, this is a higher risk purchase, thus the lower price. If you hate returns, you may want to avoid it as the risk is higher of deal-killer issues with this type of a description. On the other hand, the description may be exaggerated, so they may end up a good deal. As they say, luck favors the bold (And the bald).

Rosewill EX-700 In-Ears for $10 w/free S&H

Rosewill too has an eBay store, and they have two earphone doorbusters! First up, they have the new condition Rosewill EX-700 in-ears are on sale for $10 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like.

If your order total is $25+, you may be eligible to use the 10% off $25+ coupon.

We have text and pictures unboxing of this very model.

Rosewill EX-500 In-Ears for $10 w/free S&H

Rosewill too has an eBay store, and they have a second earphone doorbuster! The new condition Rosewill EX-500 in-ears are on sale for $10 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like.

If your order total is $25+, you may be eligible to use the 10% off $25+ coupon.

For reference we have text and pictures unboxing of a related model, the EX-700 which is also on sale for $10.

The Rosewill eBay store is also offering the new condition Rosewill Headphone Stand for $10 with free shipping as well. You can buy as many as you like as well.

10% off $25+ eBay orders from 120+ sellers

eBAY is back with another coupon promotion this one running until Tuesday at 8am pacific time. Use coupon code PGIFTS10 to get 10% off orders of $25+, with a maximum discount of $50 per transaction. Over 120 eBay sellers are participating including PitBull Audio, Anker direct, Big Value Inc, Butler Music, Dell, iDJnow, Overstock, Rosewill, VMI, and more!

Over 120 headphones are listed as eligible. Keep in mind, there are in various conditions, and different warranty situations.

Save The Date: Massdrop’s FOCAL ELEX Over-Ears Go LIVE Monday 9am ET!

Get ready for a Monday 9am eastern Massdrop madness! Starting at that time will be the premiere drop of a brand new audiophile open-back headphone, the Massdrop x Focal Elex Headphones with a price of $800. One thousand units will be available and serialized. The first 500 buyers will get a serial number under 550. This is based on the Elear and to a lesser extend the Clear.

Since it is a Massdrop-FOCAL co-operation, it comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. The shipping details will be revealed over there when the offer goes live on Monday 12/18/17 at 9am eastern (6am pacific time).

Here’s a 4 minute Massdrop video touting their FOCAL partnership and such…

Gibson Trainer Bluetooth Exercise On-Ears for $65

Added to the longer-running Woot headphone deals is the new condition Trainer by Gibson Exercise Bluetooth On-Ears offered for $60 per pair, with two different color schemes and a 1-year Philips warranty (that’s what the page says). This is an accessories galore bundle, similar to what was offered at NewEgg. Limit up to three pairs per customer. The offer ends in two days and change from blog-posting date. You can see all the accessories under the “Specs” sub-tab over there.

1More Quad Driver IEMs for $140

So many drivers, so little time! The new condition 1More quad driver in-ears are currently on sale for $140 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer.

[DEAD] Open-box Philips SHP-9500S for $35 w/free S&H

As of a 12/16/17 at 1:15pm ET, the open-box Philips SHP-9500S sold out once again and cannot be ordered… However the price remains $35 on the page… I will be monitoring the situation and post updates when I notice it returning…

It’s back on again! The open-box Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ear headphones are back in-stock at NewEgg for $35 with free shipping and handling…

PS: we have a text and pictures unboxing of these. Eventually I’ll post a detailed review of these but I can’t promise a date because I’ll probably miss it 🙂 Detachable cable as you can see in the picture:

E-MU Headphones w/ Removable Cable for $500 to $520 [MD]

Yet another offer has blossomed into a fully unlocked flower at Massdrop [such flowery language today!], it is the new condition E-MU Teak Headphones w/ Removable Cable going for $500 with free shipping. You have a choice of Teak, Rosewood or Ebony which is $20 more. These will be shipped by the vendor in mid-February 2018, so patience is a two month virtue in this case. The offer runs for the next seven days and change (as of the time of writing). There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

Massdrop is also running a number of headphone offers that are shipping quickly (less than a week after ordering). You can find those in our Massdrop Tracker perma-post.

Topping DX7 Balanced DAC/Amp for $320 [MD]

More action at Massdrop, the new condition Topping DX7 Balanced DAC/Amp is fully unlocked for $320 with free shipping with four days and change left in this offer. Orders will ship in mid-January by Massdrop. All sales are final. There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision earphones for $18

More Sennheiser action, this time it is the new condition CX 300 II Precision Enhanced Bass Earbuds (they call them that, they are very shallow earphones, not “actual earbuds”) are on sale for $18~ with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price, sold and shipped by Amazon actual and a quartet of marketplace sellers, which likely means the Amazon Price Bots price-matched those. These average 3.8 out of 5 based on 4200+ customer reviews and they have 240+ answered questions. So they are definitely a “known entity” 🙂

Fiio Q1 USB DAC/amp (Flask) down to $51

A trio of Prime-eligible sellers have drip-dropped the price of the new condition Fiio Q1 USB DAC/amp (the “whiskey flask”) down to $51 with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon’s own price remains at $55.

Or you can get the Q1 bundled with these iRiver A&K IEMs for $60 with free shipping. The IEMs are the Astell & Kern ICP-AT1000 earphones.

Note that the Q1 is the “previous generation” model. The “current generation” is the “Q1 II” which loses the whiskey for a more conventional look for $100.

TFZ IEMs at Massdrop: Series 2 for $35, 4 for $70, MyLove II for $55 [plus S&H]

With four days and change left (as of posting time), you can get three different new condition TFZ IEMs at Massdrop plus shipping. No free shipping on this offer. The prices are:

  • Series 2 models for $35 + S&H
  • MyLove II for $55 + S&H
  • Series 4 models for $70 + S&H

These will ship in mid-January 2018 by Massdrop with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the product listing.

Tech Rabbit Sale includes Bragi for $64 after coupon

TechRabbit.com has a limited time promotion on various products, including a number of headphones that are further discounted by 20% off using coupon code LOWQTY in the shopping cart over. Free shipping for all purchases.

Among the headphones you will find many SOL Republics, some Beats, a few others, and:

+ refurbished Bragi The Headphone Wireless (truly wireless) for $64 after coupon

+ certified pre-owned Samsung Level In Wired In-ears for $16 after coupon
+ refurbished for $20 after coupon

Panasonic RP-HT21 lightweight on-ears for $5

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the previously mentioned Panasonic sales one of their classic headphones, their “Porta Pro” is on sale as well, the lightweight old-school tape-cassette era looking Panasonic RP-HT21 lightweight on-ears are on sale for $5.20 but they also have a $0.25 clip-on coupon on the page, dropping them to $4.95. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on nearly 4000 customer reviews and have 270+ answered questions.

Shhhh! Don’t tell Amazon but these are not an Add-ON item, so if you are a Prime member you can get one pair and get free 2-day shipping. If you select slow-shipping, you may earn a $1 digital credit (or other rewards the shopping cart decides to offer). Non-Prime members get the usual $25+ free shipping. Limit up to three per customer.

PS: I have one pair of these, they are not for big big heads, but they are not as small as they look either.

Panasonic HF100 On-Ears for $6.69 [limit 3]

Panasonic gone wild! Their new condition closed-back on-ear HF100 in the white color scheme are currently on sale for the very specific price of $6.69 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer. Despite the low price, they are not Add-Ons 🙂 These are wired, no mic/remote.

If you prefer a mic/remote, the lowest price for that model, the HF100M, is $14.46 in the black color scheme… If you prefer the “Mic Step Up” model instead, the lowest price is the blue color scheme for $14.77. Limit three per color.

All these are organic sales, not lightning deals, so expiration time is unknown.

Speaking of Panasonic, some of their previously mentioned sales continue:

+ Panasonic RP-HJX5 Drops 360 In-Ears for $10

+ Panasonic RP-HT161 Closed Over-Ears for $10

+ Panasonic RP-HF400B bluetooth on-ears for $40 in black or white

Open-Box CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp for $449

Marble buttons, here we come! The CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp is available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition with full warranty for $449 with free shipping by authorized dealer Gramophone of Maryland through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $529.

[DEAD] Friday: JBL Everest Elite 300 ANC/BT On-Ears for $75

This daily deal expired…

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Refurbished B&O Play H6, H7 and H8 for $130 to $230

Three different models of the B&O Play (Bang & Olufsen) H-series over-ear headphones are currently on sale at Groupon Goods in manufacturer refurbished condition with free shipping AND free returns. The H6 goes for $130 and it is a wired model, while the H7 and H8 are wireless (bluetooth) models and go for $180 and $230 respectively. The H8 is available in two colors and it is ANC in addition to bluetooth. These ship in 2 days, which is about as fast as Groupon can ship. Faster than Massdrop 🙂

[DEAD] Thursday: Bohm B76 BT/ANC Over-Ears for $75

This daily deal expired….

Ooops, in the excitement of the Blue Microphones Crazy Doorbusters in the Amazonian Gold box I forgot about the other headphone that is also a deal of the day, the new condition BÖHM B76 Bluetooth Over Ears with Active Noise Cancelling going for $75 with free shipping in the black or brown color schemes and eligible for Prime shipping. Sale ends Friday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

[DEAD] Brainwavz ROUND Replacement Memory Foam Earpads for $15.79

This lightning deal expired…

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