Archives for March 21, 2018

20% off eBay orders of $25+ from select sellers (252 headphone options)

This is a different eBay coupon offer from the flash-coupon that was running yesterday. This coupon works on 210+ select eBay sellers (they are listed at the aforelinked page) and gets you 20% off if your order are $25 (or more). The maximum discount is $50 off. The promotion expires 3/26/18 at 8am pacific time. Monday morning it is!

There are over 1120 listings under Portable Audio and Headphones. When you drill further down the sub-categories, they have 252 headphone listings.

As always with eBay, they have various sellers there, some are authorized dealers, some are not. Some products are new condition, some are new-other, some are open-box, some refurbished (manufacturer or seller or unspecific), some are used/pre-owned and so forth.

Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight On-Ears for $4.40 [limit 3]

If you are looking for a lightweight old-school design (think Sony Walkman cassette and CD player era) that is open-back, they are back on sale. The good old Panasonic RP-HT21 have stood the test of time and they are on sale again, in new condition, for $4.40 per pair, with a maximum of three per customer at the sale price by Amazon actual. They are however an Add-ON item, so you must place an order of $25+ in eligible/qualifying products, otherwise their shopping cart will simply refuse to let you buy them.

PS: they are on the same listing as a different model, so make sure you are looking at the correct customer reviews. I don’t know why Amazon or the manufacturers do this, it’s very annoying when you hav two different products on the same listing. It’s one thing to have different colors or at least different variants of the same product, but totally different products is, as Spock would say, iLLOGICAL!

Music CD for $3: “Bark at the Moon” by Ozzy

Between frequency sweeps, AudioCheck, pink noise, white noise, and the Chesky test tracks, it’s hard to find time to listen to actual music 😉 If you need some discounting encouragement for some music listening, the physical audio CD of the 2002 remixed edition of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Bark at the Moon” album is on sale for $3 at Amazon by Amazon actual. But that’s not all! You also get the “Auto RIP” feature, the mp3 version of the album becomes available to listen to on Amazon immediately (I think it’s right after the payment goes through, not after the music CD ships).

This 2002 remix has ten tracks, two bonus tracks over the original eight of the album. Wikipedia sorts out the various editions. As usual with remixed editions, it’s never without issues and complaints. In addition to the title track, the other famous song of this album is “So Tired”. And he was tired long before they became famous on MTV with their reality show 🙂

KOSS KPH30i Rhythm Lightweight On-Ears for $20 + S&H [MD]

It is back! Come listen to our dairy air(e)! Running for the next five days and change (from blog-posting date; Massdrop does not show an exact expiration date, that’s why I’m posting the expiration like this) is the new condition Koss KPH30i Rhythm Beige Lightweight On-Ears for $20 plus shipping. They come with the famous KOSS limited lifetime warranty as Koss and Massdrop are co-operating. All sales are final however.

They will be shipped in mid March 2018 by Massdrop. They come with a non-detachable dual-entry cable with mic/remote.

Speaking of Koss, I just posted a text and pictures unboxing of the KOSS KSC-75 earclips, a “rescue” from the clearance bin of a brick and mortar store. I listened to them for the first time last night, they sound a lot better than they look 🙂

Refurbished Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp for $150

There is one unit left as of the time of writing according to the shopping cart. It is the portable Sony PHA-1A headphone DAC/amp going for $150 with free shipping in manufacturer refurbished condition offered by Secondipity through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Secondipity and it is nott Prime eligible. The new condition price is twice that much. It comes in brown box packaging with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee from Secondipity.

Magaosi K5 IEMs for $150 w/free S&H [MD]

Massdrop is back again with another unlocked offer of the IEM kind. It is the new condition Magaosi K5 IEMs going for $150 with free US shipping, running for the next four days and change (from blog posting date). Multiple color schemes are available at checkout. They will ship from Massdrop in late April with all sales final as usual No mention of warranty in the listing…

PS: the eBay flash coupon promotion expired. I am going to go through the posts and mark them expired shortly…

[DEAD] Thur: Zipbuds 26 bluetooth IEMs for $90, Logitech H800 for $51

This daily deal expired…

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[DEAD] Thursday: Klipsch Reference On-Ears II for $50 w/FS after coupon

This coupon expired…

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[DEAD] Creative Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $30 w/FS

This sale ended…. UPDATE: this is good until Sunday night: NewEgg actual is offering the new condition Creative Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $30 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while it’s on sale.

[DEAD] Refurbished Sony WH-1000X M2 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $200

As of a 3/24/18 AM recheck, this sale ended..

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