Archives for January 6, 2018

JVC HA-RX330 Over-Ears for $14

More budget over-ears action, the new condition closed-back over-ear JVC HA-RX330 (not to be confused with the older HA-RX300 model) are currently on sale (and/or price-matched) for $14 per pair at Walmart by Walmart actual (free 2-day shipping with $35+ order or free store pickup), or at Amazon by Amazon actual (free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order; limit three pairs per customer).

Three different models are on the same page, so keep that in mind if reading customer reviews or reading answered questions.

Koss UR-23i Light Over-Ears for $8.49

The earpads are the headphones (almost) in this new budget model from KOSS, and the blue color scheme, in new condition, is currently on sale for $8.49 by a marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. “It” refers to the Koss UR-23-iB model in blue, while the black color scheme, aka the the Koss UR-23-iK goes for $12.59, likewise fulfilled by Amazon. The other two color schemes go for $20.

If you prefer the black color scheme but want to pay single figures, you can get it in open-box condition for $7 by marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members (shhhh, don’t tell Amazon’s bots; it’s not an add-on item), or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. They are D-shaped earcups/earpads, lightweight but over-ear, with the usual Koss limited lifetime warranty despite the low price.

Used Soundmagic HP200 Open Over-Ears for $76

Soundmagic too has open-back headphones, the HP200, and they are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for $76~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. No further description is given on their condition. Build quality complaints drag their review score to 3.2 out of 5 based a dozen of them, so keep that in mind, especially if you are planning to use them in more challenging situations.

Used Audio-Technica ATH-ANC50iS ANC for $25

We continue our dive into Amazon Warehouse Deals with the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC50iS active noise cancelling headphones. They go for $99 in new condition, but you can get them for about 1/4th of that price in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. For higher risk purchases, a couple of marketplace sellers offer it refurbished for around $20 with free shipping, but shipping directly from them (not Prime eligible). You can also filter the options by Prime on the left hand side. These are powered by a single AAA battery, so a plus for fans of user-replaceable batteries and/or AAA rechargeables. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 23 customer reviews.

As usual with ANC headphones, if you are not planning to use them for ANC most of the time, you are probably better served getting non-ANC closed-back models with good isolation.

Used Final Audio Design Flagship BA In-Ears for $636

Flagship Final Audio Design fans unite and take over! The new condition currently go for $999 at Amazon, but if you are comfortable with used, they are available in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) for $636~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. They come with a 39-day satisfaction guarantee, so as long as you will have the time to test them thoroughly during those 30 days, then you can reduce your short term risk with buying used.

Pioneer SE-MS5T Closed Over-Ears for $40 w/free S&H

We continue with the Amazon Warehouse Deals dive. Because of the price checking that goes with it, a Warehouse Deals dive surfaces both used deals and new condition deals. This is a new condition deal. All four color schemes of the new condition Pioneer SE-MS5T closed over-ears are going for $40 with free shipping, with up to three per color per customer. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

Used Libratone Adapt Lightning In-Ears for $55+

Even though more smartphones have abandoned the 3.5mm headphone jack for USB-C or Lightning connectors, the number of USB-C/Lightning headphones is nowhere near matching the number of smartphones that support them.

One such device however is available used as low as $55 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. It’s the Libratone Q Adapt Lightning In-Ears. The link above shows the lowest price per color. If you want to see the detailed listings for each particular color, click on the “See all offers for this product” link next to each color option.

Used Bowers & Wilkins PX ANC/BT Over/On-Ears for $295

I just started a mini dive into Amazon Warehouse Deals, so expect some used posts in a row (depending on what I find). As with most things blog, the newer posts will appear above it, not below it, since reverse-chronological order makes the most sense for time-sensitive type of posting.

The new condition Bowers & Wilkins PX active noise cancelling bluetooth headphones go for $400 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, you can shave about 1/4th of the price by getting them in “Used – Very Good” condition for $295~ with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals. They have two listings, both are damaged original packaging, with minor cosmetic imperfections on the item (item = the headphones in this case).

PS: I can’t tell from the shape of the earpads/earcups whether these are over-ear or on-ears, thus the all-encompassing “Over/On-Ears” 🙂

Sat: Krazilla Kzh metal in-ears for $0 after $10 MIR

If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, one of the Saturday daily deals at NewEGG is the refurbished Krazilla Kzh metal in-ears in the black color scheme offere for $10 with free shipping and eligible for a $10 mail-in rebate, making them free after rebate. Sales tax, if collected, is not included in the mail-in rebate amount.

Tascam TH-300X Studio Headphones for $35 w/FS

The current Musician’s Friend deal of the day running until Sunday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Tascam TH-300X studio headphones (closed-back, over-ears) going for $35 with free shipping. These also have “cousin” brands, so google them up if curious or not familiar.

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