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Open-box Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC for $105 w/FS

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC (bluetooth and ANC) over-ears are currently on sale in Open-Box New-Other condition for $105 with free shipping by Blinq through eBay with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. Over 100 units have been sold so far from the eBay listing per the eBay stats over there.

Cosmos Earpads for Sony MDR V6/7506 for $5.38

If you need a super-budget extra pair of earpads, or you want to compare different ones, the Cosmos brand of Sony 7506/V6 replacement earpads is going for $5.48 with free shipping for Prime members [shhhh! it’s not an Add-On item] or with a $25+ order. A handful of “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers have these for this price, so it looks like some kind of a group price-match.

Note that on the same listing there are earpads for different headphone models, so if you are interested in customer reviews, you have to dig into the detailed reviews to find the reviews for this model. This is the pre-filtered link to the V6/7506 option. There are over 260 reviews for them, unfortunately filtered review lists do not calculate the review score average, only the root/main review score is given.

Sony MDR-7506 Closed Over-Ears for $80

If you have a near-term buy-interest in the good old Sony MDR-7506 closed-back over-ear studio headphones, they are currently on sale again, going for $80 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, and it doesn’t look like a price-match. Perhaps an old school sale! The headphones average 4.6 out of 5 based on 4300+ customer reviews.

UPDATE: also going for $80 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo after you do the “add to cart” thing…

Brainwavz Hengja Headphone Desk Hanger for $9

Good until Thursday at 2:05am ET, you can get the new condition Brainwavz Hengja Headphone Desk Hanger for $9 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This averages 4.6 out of 5 based on nearly 2000 customer reviews and it has 28 answered questions.

B&O PLAY H7 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $200 after coupon

It’s coupon time! The new condition B&) PLAY H7 bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones, in new condition, go for $250. But thanks to limited time 20% off coupon code KINJAU20 they drop from $250 to $200 by Roberts LP thru Amazon. They ship directly from Roberts and are not eligible for Prime. The coupon only works if Roberts LP (aka Roberts Camera) is the seller. The coupon won’t work for other sellers.

Sony WH-1000X M2 + $20 Netflix Gift Card for $298

The new condition Sony WH-1000X2 currently goes for $298 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers, but you can get more for the price! Beach Camera thru Amazon (Prime-like shipping speed for members even though it ships directly from Beach Camera) is includes a FREE $20 Netflix gift card with purchase.

Alternately you can get the previously mentioned offer of a free Sony SRS-XB2 portable bluetooth speaker from Focus Camera for the same price of $298.

Humble Bundle Magix Audio Software (PWYW)

Humble Bundle has launched a music theme offer, it is a MAGIX Audio/Music software pay what you want (PWYW) promotion. Donations of $1 or more get you three software titles (MP3 Deluxe 19, Music Maker EDM, Deeper Shades of House). Beating the (current) average of $17.42 gets you three more titles (Music Studio, Audio Studio, Cleaning Lab), while donations of $20 get you one more title, ACID PRO. Going to the last tier, donations of $30+ get you two more (SoundForge PRO and Samplitude Pro X2).

So a donation of $30+ gets you a total of nine audio software titles (all of the ones mentioned above).

This promotion runs until March 20 in 2018. Details and such over there…

Anker SoundBuds Slim bluetooth earphones for $21

The black color scheme of the new condition Anker SoundBuds Slim bluetooth earphones (IPX5, bluetooth 4.1, sweatproof, mic/remote) are on sale for $21 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration unknown.

Ultimate Ears UE900s IEM for $175 w/FS [MD]

It’s Ultimate Ears time at Massdrop and it’s already fully unlocked! It is the new condition Ultimate Ears UE900s IEMs going for $175 with free US shipping. The offer runs for the next six days and change (from blog-posting date).

These quattro balanced armature IEMs have MMCX connectors and come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and will be shipped from Massdrop at the end of the month. All sales are final as usual at Massdrop’s.

In-stock again: RHA CL1 Ceramic In-Ears for $218

Our headphone traacking finally paid off! If you had been looking to find the new condition RHA CL1 ceramic in-ears in-stock and at a reasonable price, rejoice! They are in-stock and ship in 1-2 days for $218 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer.

Speaking of RHA, continuing to be on sale is their RHA L1 DAC/amp for the very specific price of $255.52 by Amazon actual. Limit three per customer as well.

Both the earphones and the DAC/amp come with a 3-year warranty, which is nice to see from a consumer perspective.

Used Focal Spirit One S Closed Over-Ear for $70 w/FS

This increased interest in the previous Focal headphones has also caused the prices of the closed-back over-ear Focal Spirit One S to uptick to $90 in new condition, but if you are curious about it and want to pay less, you can get it for $70 in used condition by audioLAB thru eBay. This is a customer return, one unit available.

Focal Spirit Professional Closed Over-Ears for $199

The popularity of the audiophile-tier FOCAL headphones such as the Elear and the Elex ($700 live at Massdrop), the Clear, and upcoming Clear Professional, have sparked some renewed interest in their first wave of consumer-tier priced headphones.

One of those is the Focal Spirit Professional closed-back over-ears and they are currently on sale for $199 with free shipping at Musicians’ Friend and Music 123 via NewEgg and Guitar Center and various through Amazon

Now shipping: the new Sony CH-series of Bluetooth Over/On-Ears

Revealed during Sony’s CES 2018 new product launches, the trio of Sony CH-series headphones are now in-stock and shipping at various dealers as follows:

The closed-back over-ears Sony WH-CH700N is the “leader” of this CH-series with both bluetooth and ANC and NFC [why NFC in headphones?] and 3.5mm playback, and it is going for $198 with free shipping in the black color scheme by World Wide Stereo through Amazon.

The “second in command” is the Sony WH-CH500 Stamina Wireless, a closed on-ear model, going for $78 by DataVision thru Amazon. These do not support 3.5mm playback, no ANC, but they have NFC.

Last and probably least of the trio is the WH-CH400 bluetooth on-ears, going for $58 and available in four different color schemes by various thru Amazon. Just like the one above, no ANC, no 3.5mm audio, but they have NFC.

All these have been added to our New Headphones Tracker

PS: the model names are a pain to type. Marketing teams need to learn that product names and numbers need to flow! Easier to name, easier to buy!

PS2: the WH-CH700N should not be confused with the WH-H900N which is a different line and it is on sale for $230 for Costco members.

Sony MDR-1A Closed Over-Ears for $198 [USA warranty]

The international version (no Sony USA warranty included) of the closed-back over-ear wired-only Sony MDR-1A headphones had been offered for $150 as one of the NewEgg featured deals (sold by a marketplace seller over there), but now we have a sale of the new condition from authorized Sony dealers with USA warranty for $198 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit up to three pairs per customer) and by Focus Camera on eBAY (ten units available as of the time of writing)…

Keep in mind that Sony revealed the second generation model, the M2, as part of their CES 2018 announcements. The M2 is beginning to be available for pre-ordering for $300 at authorized Sony dealers such as B&H Photo. For updates on this, and other newly-released or hard-to-find headphones, check our Headphones Tracker

Fiio AM2 amplifier (for X7 DAPs) for $80 w/free S&H

This is a bit of a “deep cut” (context: music term; not discount term) in the sense that only current owners of compatible Fiio DAPs can use it. It is the new condition FiiO AM2 Amplifier for Fiio X7 players on sale for $80 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Its regular price is $100.

Wedn: refurb JBL Everest 700 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $80

Another daily deal, running until Thursday at 1am ET are the factory recondition gray-color-schemed JBL Everest 700 Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $80 with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat shipping for non-members (this is good for everything you buy from Woot during a single day in the Central time zone (the Woot “deal day”)), with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price.

PS: Amazon warehouses apparently are giving Woot flexibility on quantities, I’m seeing more products with a “limit 10” instead of the customary “limit 3”.

Wedn Speakers (And More): Tascam VL-S3 for $50, refurb Klipsch The Three (Ebony) for $340

Speakers are open-front headphones you don’t put on your head, but instead keep them on nice stands a few feet away. It reduces the wear and tear on the earpads this way 🙂

There are two speaker daily deals today! Good until Thursday 3am ET, the certified refurbished Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Play-Fi Bluetooth Speaker (Ebony) is offered for $340 by Woot with the order fulfilled by Amazon. This is sold on Amazon, not Woot [it can get confusing since most of Woot’s own website orders are also fulfilled by Amazon these days].

Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET, on the budget side of things, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tascam VL-S3 14W + 14W 3″ Powered Studio Monitor (Pair, Black) for $50 with free shipping, which is nice, because speaker shipping is definitely not cheap!

UPDATE: also on sale is the new condition Pioneer Elite Audio & Video Component Receiver, black color scheme, model VSX-LX102, for $285 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three per customer at the sale price.

This is not a headphone DAC/amp, so I’m appending it to this “off topic” round-up, the open-box Pro-Ject Box E Digital-to-Analog Converter is available for $72 with free shipping by Best Buy on eBAY…

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