Archives for March 11, 2018

Sabaj Da3 USB DAC/amp for $90

A $10 off clip-on coupon on the product page can get you the new condition Sabaj Da3 USB DAC/amp in your choice of color scheme for $90 with free shipping, sold by the Sabaj Amazon store with the order fulfilled by Amazon. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews and it has 11 answered questions.

Philips SHE2105WT/28 Earbuds for $2.18 [limit 3]

Earbuds with a mic/remote and you only pay $2? And it’s a name-brand manufacturer? Yes to all that! The new condition Philips SHE2105WT/28 earbuds (actual earbuds) in the white color scheme are on sale for $2.18 per pair by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 3.3 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews. I bought one of them at the sale price, but have not opened it yet. They are an add-on item, so you need a $25+ order to buy them.

Used Sony MDR-7520 for $219 + S&H

The Sony MDR-7520 studio headphones (not to be confused with the much cheaper 7502) are currently available in “Used – Demo condition for $219 plus shipping at Adorama. Once the used quantities are depleted, you will no longer see any 7520s in the aforelinked search results page. Shipping starts at $8.25 and varies by zipcode and chosen shipping options. The “What’s In the Box” box on the right side further down the page of individual product listings shows what’s included…

Blinq headphone sale (31 options)

Blinq has a headphone sale until the end of the month. As of the time of writing, they have 31 options, dominated by Beats options. The price you see at the index page is the price you pay. At the individual product pages, you see the regular price before the coupon is applied. The coupon is applied automatically, but if for some reason it doesn’t apply automatically, you can manually type in Code MARCHHEADPHONES25 in their shopping cart.

4pk Mudder Stick-On Hangers for $6

For $6 (and free shipping if you are a Prime member), you can get a 4-pack of Mudder Stick-On Hangers. This is not a lightning deal, but an old fashioned sale. These average 3.3 out of 5 based on 57 customer reviews.

Creative Aurvana Gold BT/ANC Over/On-Ears for $80

The new condition Creative Aurvana Gold Bluetooth and ANC Over/On-Ears [can’t tell based on the unusual shape of the earcups] are currently on sale for $80 with free shipping at Amazon, offered at this price by both Amazon actual, and the Creative Labs Amazon store. This is an older model, as indicated by the bluetooth 3.0, but it supports apt-X and AAC. They also play music via a 3.5mm input and come with a travel pouch.

MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 in-ears for $147 [limit 3]

Another marketplace seller has “convinced” the Amazon price-bots to price-match the price, and that means you can get the new condition MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 in-ears for $147 with free shipping from Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Fiio Q5 now Prime eligible for $350

The new condition “do it all Paul” Fiio Q5 DAC/amp is now eligible for Prime shipping at its starting price of $350 by a handful of recognizable sellers at Amazon including Electronicxs EXPO. This is a crazy device with MFi, apt-X, DSD-256, RGB color-coding indicating input status (it has many, coaxial, line, optical, bluetooth, USB), and compatible with Fiios optional models. Read up on it if curious!

Jaybird Freedom 2 bluetooth in-ears for $75

A marketplace seller has “convinced” Amazon’s own price-bots to price-match the new condition Jaybird Freedom 2 bluetooth in-ears to $75 with free shipping, but only in the carbon color scheme. Since this is a price-match, expiration time is unpredictable. These however average 3.2 out of 5 based on 69 customer reviews, so read up on them if you are not already familiar with…

TFZ King PRO IEMs for $125 w/free S&H [MD]

The King is Back! No, not Elvis. No, not King Joffrey the Great! But instead running for the next five days and change (from blog-posting time) is the new condition TFZ King PRO IEM going for $125 with free US shipping at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop. Multiple color options are available, three uni-colors, and one duo-color. They will ship in mid-April 2018 from Massdrop, with all sales final as usual. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Reference pages updated: the Headphone Jack Wars

I have updated both of the “Headphone Jack Wars” reference pages. They track the major/influential phones with or without a headphone jack. There are way too many smartphones to list individually, that’s why I’m focusing on the top tier and other influential and/or audio-friendly models. If there are any left that you believe should be included, please leave a comment and convince me!

+ list of smartphones WITH a headphone jack led by Samsung and LG

+ list of smartphones WITHOUT a headphone jack led by Apple and HTC

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[DEAD] Brainwavz HM5 Studio Headphones for $83 [ends 4:35pm ET]

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[DEAD] Monday: 25% off $300+ Monoprice orders

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