Archives for February 12, 2018

Used Logitech UE 9000 BT/ANC for $71

This is a higher risk purchase, so if you hate the idea of having to return it (30 days free returns), you may want to skip it! Amazon Warehouse Deals has in “Used – Acceptable” condition (without any further details) the Logitech UE 9000 Over-Ears (Bluetooth and ANC) for $71~ with free shipping.

HIFIMAN HE4XX planar magnetics for $170 [MD]

The HIFIMAN HE4XX planar magnetics were an “in-stock drop” (I need to update the Massdrop Tracker page), but they are not an in-stock drop anymore!

As of the time of writing, they are a conventional Massdrop drop, running for the next 15 days and change (from blog-posting date) for the same old price of $170 with free US shipping. The shipping estimate is mid-March 2018, with all sales final. They come with a 1-year warranty as they are a co-branded product with Massdrop.

450 units are available for this drop, with up to five per customer, but they have not reset the counter at the top of the page, so we have no way of knowing where we are in this 450 drop. All units will be serialized per the product description.

Read for FREE: Headphones at Consumer Reports

As a limited time promotion, Consumer Reports has removed the paywall, and all are free to read their content, no account required! Of on-topic interest, this is their headphones page where they have two broad categories, headphones in general, and noise cancellers separately. A total of 194 headphones are covered.

Keep in mind, this is consumer reports, not audiophile reports 🙂 Their sub-categories could use some work 🙂 If I find time, I will have an opinion/write-up post about these [no promises though because time is elusive!]

In other audio related action they have categories for:

+ Wireless/Bluetooth speakers

JBL Synchros S300 NBA-Licensed On-Ears for $40 w/FS

Are you ready for some basketball (now that football is over)? A new weekly offer is running at the official JBL/Harman website, you can get the new condition JBL Synchros S300 NBA licensed headphones (closed-back, on-ears) for $40 with free shipping in your choice of Bulls, Celtics, Lakers, Knicks, Spurs and Thunder.

Sennheiser HD 579 Open Over-Ears for $99

It looks like a marketplace seller at Amazon has triggered an automated price-match by Amazon actual, so as of the time of writing, they are offering new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 579 for $99 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer. If this is a price-match, then it’s hard to guess when the price will change. The headphones average 4.4 out of 5 based on 71 customer reviews and have 25 answered questions.

Sennheiser HD 200 with $30 Gift Card for $70 w/free S&H

This 2017 holiday shopping offer has returned! The closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 200 studio headphones go for $70 at various retailers, but you can get them for the same price with a $30 B&H Photo electric gift card from B&H Photo. This is an actual gift card, not a promotional gift card.

Beats Studio 3 Wireless for $280 (three color options)

If your favorite headphone colors are red, or blue, or white, you are in luck! These three color schemes of the Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones (closed, over-ear, with ANC) are on sale for $280 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. There, they average 4.3 out of 5 based on 119 customer reviews. The other three color schemes remain at $350.

Marantz MPH-1 Studio Headphones for $30 w/free S&H

Musician’s Friend is also joining the featured eBay Deals party by offering the new condition Marantz MPH-1 Studio Headphones for $30 with free shipping and handling. Limit up to five per customer for these closed-back over-ears.

They look familiar in design, remind me of some CAD and Tascam and such models.

FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ear return for $700 [MD]

They are back on at members-only Massdrop, this time with a late April 2018 shipping estimate! It is the new condition FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears going for their new low price of $700 with free shipping (they had started at $800).

This particular drop is running for the next 15 days (from blog-posting date). The listing says 250 units are available however, Massdrop did not reset the counter up top, so we have no way of knowing how many are left from this particular drop. All sales are final as usual, but since it is a product build in co-operation with FOCAL, you do get a two year warranty like other FOCAL headphones.

Used Sennheiser PX 200-II On-Ears for $42.50 + S&H ($3.75 or more)

Sennheiser, like Audio Technica and AKG, mayhaps make more headphone models than most of their employees can recite without preparing the night before 😉 If of all the Sennheiser headphones it is the PX 200-II on-ears in the black color schemes the ones you want, there are currently two listings of them available at in “Used – Excellent” condition for $42.50 plus shipping. Shipping starts at $3.75 for my “test zipcodes” but I obviously can’t test every zipcode out there.

If/when their used inventory sells out, you will no longer see them in the search listings above.

Note that these are without mic/remote as they lack that little “i” that Sennheiser loves to use to indicate that (at least of the i-Device kind since some Androids get a “G” for Galaxy).

Used Sony MDR-7502 for $18 plus S&H ($3.75 or more)

More used action, also at Adorama, you can get the Sony MDR-7502 Closed On-Ears for $18 plus shipping. The lowest appears to be $3.75 regardless of zipcode (at least among my “test zipcodes”). The headphone weight is 5.1 ounces, so lightweight and not taking up too much space can keep S&H fees down.

If the used inventory sells out, you will no longer see it at the above search results. Their individual product links have a lot of empty spaces (four in a row) which can confuse some browsers (and definitely confuses my html editing), that’s why I am linking to the search results instead. As of the time of writing, the 7502 is third in the search results above.

Open box Sennheiser HD25 Light On-Ears for $86

The Sennheiser HD25 Light on-ear closed-back DJ headphones go for $130 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them for $86.49 with free shipping in Open Box condition from BlinQ either thru Amazon or through the BlinQ eBay Store.

[DEAD] Sennheiser CX 2.00G In-Ears for $20 + $5 flat S&H

As of a 2/14/18 recheck, these too sold out… All apologies for not catching the HD 700 sale when it was live, unfortunately I am not Google or Watson 🙁

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