Archives for January 11, 2018

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X for $99 New or $88 Used

Audio Technica too has a line of affordable open-back over-ear earphones, not just Sennheiser and Grado and the Philips SHP-9500S! The second model in this line-up is the ATH-AD700X, and this is currently on sale in new condition for $99 by Focus Camera directly or thru Amazon (aSavings is them too).

On the other hand, if you prefer used, there is a “Used – Like New” (original packaging) for $88~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used AKG K182 Closed Over-Ears for $57

I don’t know how many people at AKG can itemize all their headphones, but if you happen to be interested in their closed-back over-ear K182, this model is available “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $57~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This is the best condition for a used item, “Like New”, in original packaging, and it doesn’t mention any issues. Of course there’s always some randomness in used listings, but statistically this is the best used condition description (assuming it’s accurate) you can find.

Fender FXA6 In-Ears drop to $150, FXA7 drop to $200

Fender too jumped into the headphone craze with a whole line-up of in-ears. A couple of their models are further discounted at Amazon, sold and shipped by Amazon actual as follows:

+ FXA6 In-Ears in black or red for $150

+ FXA7 In-Ears in gold for $200
+ UPDATE 1/16/18: as of this recheck, the gold is sold out and cannot be ordered

Pre-order new B&O Beoplay H9i and H8i ANC/BT Over and On-Ears

Another pair of headphones that was announced at CES 2018 is now available for pre-ordering. It is the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay duo of H9i and H8i, an over-ear and on-ear respectively duo of bluetooth with active noise cancelling headphones. Each one is available in two color schemes and their pre-order prices are $499 and $399 respectively, with a late January 2018 release estimate.

Of practical interest, these charge via a USB-C port on the headphones, so you don’t have to fight with the micro-USB cable.

Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ H8i for $399 at Amazon actual

+ H9i for $499 at Amazon actual

RHA Dacamp L1 DAC/amp for $252

It’s back on the sale train again, the new condition RHA Dacamp L1 portable DAC/amp is down to the very specific price of $252.37 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three sets per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date is unknown. It only has four customer reviews, all of them happy with it.

LZ Big Dipper IEMs for $540 w/free S&H [MD]

With four days and change (as of blog-posting time), the new condition LZ Big Dipper IEMs are fully unlocked at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop for $540 with free shipping. This is the Gray model without a tuning switch. It will ship mid-February from Massdrop, all sales final. No warranty mention in the listing.

Used Grado SR125e Open-Back for $116

The new condition open-back Grado SR125e headphones go for $150 at authorized Grado dealers, but if you are a fan of used, at the moment, there is a “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original pizza box) for the very specific price of $116.40 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual

PS: “pizza box” is the shape/style of their packaging (unless they changed it in which case the joke is more historical)

PS2: when buying Grados from Amazon, make sure the seller is either the official Grado store (4OurEars), or Amazon actual or Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or recognizable and trustworthy A/V dealers. Definitely don’t buy from “Just Launched” sellers unless you thoroughly investigate/research them…

Now shipping: Audeze iSine LX Planar In-Ears for $199

One of the new CES 2018 earphones is already in-stock! The brand new Audeze iSine LX planar-magnetic in-ears is in-stock and shipping from the Audeze Amazon store for $199 with free shipping, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon so Prime members get free 2-day shipping.

This brings Audeze closer in price to the Monoprice “homage” that is the M300 which goes for $150 in new condition, or for $100 as open box.

Ends Fri 3am ET: Thinksound Rain3 IEMs for $50 w/FS [MD]

Running until 3am ET on Friday (unless it gets extended), the new condition Thinksound Rain 3 wood IEMs are fully unlocked at Massdrop for $50 with free US shipping. These will ship in early February from the vendor and come with a 1-year warranty from Thinksound (so probably shipped directly from Thinksound?). All sales are final as usual.

Samsung U Flex Neckband BT Earphones for $40 w/FS

On the neckband front, for a limited time only, the blue color scheme of the new condition Samsung U Flex EO-BG950 bluetooth earphones is on sale for $40 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

[DEAD] Friday Afternoon: Brainwavz, Bluedio, Rowkin, Etc

Friday is over, and so are its lightning deals…

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[DEAD] Saturday Offers: Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Digital Music System, Brainwavz IEMs

Saturday is over, and so are its lightning deals…

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[DEAD] 25% off 1More headphones w/coupon

This limited time coupon expired…

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[DEAD] Brainwavz Hybrid Memory Foam Earpads (PU/Velour) for $17

This offer expired… Good until 11:59pm ET on Friday, you can get the new condition Brainwavz Hybrid Memory Foam Earpad (Black PU/Velour) for $17 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order for non-members. The price before the sale was $27.50. Only one color is available. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 440+ customer reviews…