Archives for January 29, 2018

V-Sonic VSD2s IEMs for $35 NEW or $27 [Prime shipping]

If you want to get the V-Sonic VSD2s IEMs in the red-blue color scheme with fast US-based shipping, you can get them in new condition for $35 fulfilled by Amazon (sold by “Lend Me UR Ears”‘s Amazon store) or for $27~ in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged) by Amazon Warehouse actual. You can see both options at the detailed Amazon listing

Floyd Rose FR18M Wood Headphones with Luxury Wood Case for $110 to $113

If you are a fan of wood headphones with a matching luxury wood case, three different color schemes of the new condition Floyd Rose FR18M Wood Headphones with a luxury wood case included by the manufacturer as part of the included accessories kit are on sale for $110 to $113 at The Mahogany goes for $110 by Zorro (not Prime eligible) or $111 by Amazon actual [see detailed listing]…

Used Etymotic MK5 In-Ears for $45

This is a bit of a question-mark because it says “Used – Acceptable” condition without giving any further details on the condition. They have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so if you don’t hate returning items, it’s not as big of a deal. This is the Etymotic MK5 In-Ears available in that condition for $45~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual

PS: Amazon Warehouse Deals is rebranding itself to Amazon Warehouse.

Repurpose this: K-Cup Drawer for Earphones and Accessories

And now another wild idea from our “Repurposing Department”. If you like to store your earphones and their assorted accessories in a drawer-style configuration, here’s a repurposing idea: use the storage drawers for K-cups! You can get a very estimate of the available space based on the size of a K-cup.

For example, this $13 Mind Reader Anchor Triple Drawer has three drawers. Each drawer holds 12 K-Cups, in rows of two. So you know the size of the drawer, it is two K-Cups wide, six K-Cups deep, and one K-Cup tall. They have different colors/styles on the same listing. Some of them include a free basic milk frother. Do not use that to change the sound signature of your headphones 😉

I can’t tell from the picture whether these things are stackable. They are intended to hold K-Cup machines, so they should be more than strong enough to hold a headphone stand with heavy headphones on it.

Some DAPS can also fit inside. For example, the Fiio X1 DAP is less than two K-Cups wide, less than one K-Cup tall, and less than three K-Cups deep.

PS: all apologies to coffee purists for subjecting you to and/or triggering you with K-Cup mentions 🙂

Used Fiio A3 portable headphone amp for $42 w/FS

Keeping track of the Fiio product names from memory, especially after the naming reboot, is no easy task. The new condition Fiio A3 portable headphone amp (no DAC on this one) goes for $60 in new condition at authorized Fiio dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get it for $42~ with free shipping by Electronics EXPO through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Amazon rebrands “Warehouse Deals” to “Amazon Warehouse”, Gives it Distinctive Green Logo

We often mention Used Amazon deals here, so this is of interest if you are shopping at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Amazon is now giving them a logo and branding of their own. Their new name is “Amazon Warehouse”, which sounds perhaps more attractive to a general audience. You can see this in the screenshot below and also at the Warehouse Deals home page. It makes it easier color-wide to separate it from Amazon’s own new condition listings.

If you want a live listing to see it, there are multiple of them at the used ATH-M40x listing. That’s where the screenshot was taken above.

Amazon is notorious for experimenting with things, so you may not see it immediately. Sometimes they show changes to a subset of customers, eg based on browser, operating system, screen size, and so forth. Thus the screenshots here so you’ll know it’s coming.

Preorders accepted for new Audio Technica M50X in Black/Blue

If you like the Audio Technica M50X but the only thing that’s stopping you front buying them is that your favorite color combination is Black and Blue, instead of the other existing colors, Audio Technica has you covered! Coming out in early February is the Black and Blue version of the M50x, named officially the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBB and it is available for pre-ordering for $169 at Woodwind & Brasswind and at Musician’s Friend.

Fusion Gaming Headset for $30 [limit 3]

On the gaming front, the new condition Fusion Gaming Headset is on sale for $30 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 33 customer reviews, with 9% of them being 2-stars. The microphone is detachable and they have a 42 inch braided 3.5mm cable.

3ft Monoprice MIDI Cable (5-pin DIN) for $0.92

If you are planning an Amazon order, this is something to append to your order. The new condition 3-foot Monoprice MIDI Cable with 5 Pin DIN Plug (Black, model 108532) is currently on sale for $0.92 by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like but this is an Add-ON item, so your order total must be $25+ regardless of Prime membership status.

Speaking of Add-On items, this 3.3 foot C2G/Cables to Go USB Extension Cable is on sale for $1.67. This is a USB 2.0 cable, male on one side, female on the other (thus, an extension cable). The 2 meter version (6.6ft) goes for $3 and the 3 meter (9.84 ft) goes for $2.78.

All the items mentioned in this post are Add-ONs but they have no purchase quantity limits, so you can get to $25+ by any combination of the above cables.

Massdrop Round-Up: lots of offers ending in 2-3 days

A handful of previously unmentioned Massdrop “Drops” are in progress at the moment, so we are rounding them up in a single post here, sorted by expiration time:

+ NuFORCE uDAC-3 DAC/amp for $60 with free US S&H
+ ships late February

+ Thinksound USP1 IEMs for $130 w/free US S&H
+ ships late February
+ made in USA, comes with 1-year Thinksound warranty

+ Fanmusic C6 Cables for HD 58X & HD 6XX for $65 with free US S&H
+ ships early March

+ Koss KDE250 Earphones for $100 w/free US S&H
+ ships late February

+ OSTRY KC06A In-Ears for $45
+ the “A” is a newer/revised model, sells more than KC06
+ ships early March

The above are the regular time-sensitive classic Massdrop “Drops”. But that’s not all! A number of the best-selling headphones at Massdrop are offered in a more conventional fashion, you buy them and they ship within a week of purchase. We track those at the Massdrop Tracker perma-post.

[DEAD] Feed your DAPs (until Wedn 2:45am ET): 256GB Sandisk Ultra for $106, 400GB for $200

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[DEAD] Rowkin Pulse Bluetooth Earphones for $10

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[DEAD] Used Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) for $39 w/free S&H

As of 2/6/18 recheck, this sold out at these low used prices…

On the earphones front, the Fiio EX1 in the second generation is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (original box, original packaging) for $39~ with free shipping by Electronics EXPO through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The earphones average 4 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews. These ship directly from Electronics EXPO (mainly east coast chain() and are not Prime-shipping eligible.

[DEAD] Tue: Logitech Gaming Headsets, G231 for $35, G433 for $61

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[DEAD] Sennheiser HD559 Open Over-Ear Back to $100

As of 2/6/18 recheck, this jumped to $130+…

They are back on a modest sale again, the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 559, the vanguard of the latest generation of “9s” in the HD 5** series, are back down to $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three per customer at the sale price.

[DEAD] Tue: 2pk Gabba Goods Bluetooth Wireless Eye Masks for $29

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