Archives for May 2018

Refurb Bose SoundSport Wireless w/1-yr warranty for $80 w/FS

The official Bose eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Bose Soundsport Wireless earphones for $80 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty, just like what the new condition models get. They are available in the black color scheme.

Google PixelBuds for $129 w/free S&H

The new condition Google Pixel Buds are currently on sale for $129 with free shipping at the Best Buy eBAY store with up to three pairs per color per customer. They are available in the Kinda Blue and the Just Black color schemes…

Philips X2 HR Open-Back Over-Ears for $199

The new condition Philips X2 HR open-back over-ear headphones are currently on sale for $199 with free shipping and handling at Guitar Center (with store pickup available depending on location and availability) and also at Musician’s Friend… Note that the Musician’s Friend in-stock estimate is late June 2018. Pretend it’s Massdrop 🙂

Tuesday only: 20% off at Monoprice includes Monolith M565* and M1060* headphones

Good news Monolith headphone fans! The brand new coupon code MAY29 gets you 20% off many things at the Monoprice website and this time around the coupon works on their latest Monolith planar-magnetic headphones:

+ M565 open-back drops to $136
+ M565C closed-back drops to $184
+ M1060 open-back drops to $216
+ M1060C closed-back drops to $267
+ SonicSolance ANC/BT drops to $43~
+ the four Monoliths mentioned above get free standard US shipping
+ find them all at the the Monoprice sale page or use their universal search box to locate products of interest

The M300 planar earphones drop from $150 to $120 but that’s not their lowest price. Sometimes they go on sale for $130, so when they are on sale, and eligible for the 20% off coupon, they drop to $104~. So if you don’t need them right away, wait for the next time the sale-and-coupon stars align 🙂 The open-box version is down to $100 but they are not coupon-eligible.

The open-box M560 is eligible for the coupon but it is out of stock so it cannot be ordered. This is for reference in case it comes in-stock later today or in future coupons that work in this fashion.

The coupon expires on Tuesday 5/29/18 at 11:59pm pacific time. No minimum purchase amount is required for the use of this coupon…

PADs: LG V30S ThinQ unlocked for $680

For a limited time, New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition factory unlocked LG V30S ThinQ smartphone for $680 with free expedited shipping. It is available in two color schemes. It comes with a 1-year warranty out of the box, but if you register it with LG, you get a second year of warranty coverage!

The LG V-series is praised for its audio components, and it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike certain other flagship smartphone lines. The nice screen is also a plus if you like to watch a lot of music videos or concerts on it! Note though that this uses the Snapdragon 835, while the brand new flagships are using the newer 845.

It comes with 128GB of on-board storage, which may be more than enough for some music collections if you also utilize a lot of music streaming, but if you need more, it also takes microSD cards up to a theoretical 2TB.

Sunday: refurb AKG N60NC for $90, Bluetooth for $140

Among the Woot daily deals for Sunday you can get two factory reconditioned AKG noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The N60NC goes for $90 while the N60NC bluetooth version goes for $140. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten pairs per customer. Sale ends by Monday at 1am eastern. Daily deals are added to their on-going headphone sales and disappear from that page when the sale ends.

Monoprice MP80 Hybrid In-Ears w/tuning nozzles for $56 w/FS

In addition to the previously posted Monoprice coupons for the 4-day Memorial Day weekend, Monoprice also has an old fashioned sale for one of their in-ears, part of their MP line, the new condition MP80 Aluminum In-Ears with balanced and dynamic drivers and three tuning nozzles, are on sale for $56 with free standard US shipping. Expiration time of the sale is not specified. They average 4.8 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews.

Monoprice Memorial Day coupons are out

The Monolith headphone-related products are not eligible for the Memorial Day weekend coupons at, but a number of other headphone products are eligible for a new trio of coupons that are good until Memorial Day night in the pacific time zone. Coupon 25BLUE gets you 25% off orders of $300+, while 20WHITE gets you 20% off orders of $150+. For small order, coupon 5RED gets you $5 off orders of $25+.

The coupons can only be used if you reach the minimum amount with coupon-eligible products. If you have a mix of coupon-eligible and coupon-ineligible items that total $300.01, you don’t be able to use the 25% off coupon. You need $300+ of coupon-eligible products in the shopping cart.

Wedn Daily Deals: JBL, Klipsch, Gaming, Etc

A handful of products are on a daily deal for Wednesday 5/23/18 starting with B&H Photo offering the new condition JBL Reflect Mini Lightweight earphones for $25 with free shipping in your choice of two color schemes until 11:59pm eastern on Wednesday.

Good until 11:59pm pacific time tonight at the Amazon Gold box is a Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speakers and Powergate Amplifier Bundle offered for $380, sold by Woot and fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime-eligible shipping.

Next up, Woot has a gaming accessories sale that includes a $15 Logitech USB headset and a $50 Logitech surround sound gaming headset. But that’s not all at Woot, they also have a Woot OFF running which may (or may not) have headphone and audio related products participating. These end at 11:59pm central time.

25% off Audio at Tech Rabbits (250+ headphones)

Good until 5/28/18, coupon code TRAUDIO25 gets you 25% off 300+ audio products at the Tech Rabbit website. Over 250 headphone items and over 70 speaker items are eligible for this coupon promotion!

Tuesday: Monoprice M565C for $184, M560 Open for $160

More discounts with the Tuesday-only coupon MAY22 at the Monoprice website for select Monolith products! The closed-back M565C over-ears drop from $230 to $184 with free standard US shipping, while the open-back M565 over-ears drop from $200 to $160 with free standard US shipping.

Tuesday: Monoprice M1060C Closed Planars for $264 w/FS after coupon, M1060 Open for $240 after coupon

Surprise! Tuesday-only coupon MAY22 is 20% off purchases without minimum, and it also works on the new condition Monoprice M1060C Closed-Back Planars, dropping them from $330 to $264 with free standard US shipping! Offer good until Tuesday night or earlier if sold out!

Also eligible for the coupon is the new condition Monoprice M1060 Open-Back Planars dropping from $300 to $240!

The same coupon drops the M300 earphone planars from $150 to $120. This is not as good as previous deals though, because sometimes the M300 drops to $130 as a sale (before the coupon is factored in).

Tuesday: 20% off without minimum at Monoprice

If you want to place a Monoprice order and take advantage of their 20% off coupon but don’t want to make a bigger purchase, you are in luck! For Tuesday 5/22/18, coupon code MAY22 gets you 20% off most things at You can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login. I will test the Monolith products to see if any of them are eligible…

Tue: M-Audio Micro USB DAC for $24 w/free S&H

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm eastern, New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition M-Audio Micro USB DAC for $24 with free shipping. It has a USB Type A musical input and outputs music via 3.5mm or via digital coaxial. It is USB powered and it has a high impedance switch as well.

Sennheiser Urbanite XL Over-Ear for $70 [limit 3]

The Urbanite line is Sennheisser’s attempt at a Beats / bass-friendly competitor, and at the moment, the closed-back wired Urbanite XL (XL = over-ears) in the Black color-scheme with the Android remote control buttons is on sale for $70 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is not a lightning deal, so the expiration time is not fixed. In other words, the price could stay the same forever, or change within 10 milliseconds – most likely it will somewhere in-between 🙂

PS: you can use these with iOS devices. The only difference is remote control button compatibility. Not all remote-functions may work. Check customer reviews for specifics.

Make your own deal: 15% off eBay items of $50+

You can make your own kind of music, and you can also make your own kind of deal thanks to this new eBay Coupon Promotion! Enter coupon code PMEMDAY in the eBay shopping cart until Friday 5/25/18 at 11:59pm pacifica time, and you will receive 15% off orders of $50+ from participating sellers, which include the Polk Audio store, Dell, eBags (some travel headphones like Bose), along with sellers that have many headphones such as Beach Camera

You can use their various categories and sub-categories on the left-hand side of their website (if on a desktop or laptop) to further drill down. The Headphones category has over 320 items. You can sort the search results by price (high or low)…

Noontec Rio In-Ears for $9

On the budget side of things, the new condition Noontec in-ears with a 1-button remote/mic are on sale for $9 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order, fulfilled by Amazon. Or you can get it from a marketplace seller that offers free (slow) shipping for all.

Samsung Galaxy AKG S9/S9+ In-Ears for $13 w/FS [updated]

The new condition Samsung Galaxy tuned by AKG earphones that are bundled with the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and S8/S8+ smartphones are currently on sale for $13 with free shipping at All 4 Cellular (A4C). They went for $10 when they were a daily deal, so if you don’t need them right away, you can wait if/until they become a daily deal again…

[DEAD] Monoprice M300 Planar Earphones for $104 w/FS after coupon

This coupon expired..

Good news audio-friendos! The weekend coupon SUNNY20 (20% off orders of $150+) works on the new condition M300 planar-magnetic earphones dropping them from $130 to $104 with free standard US shipping. The coupon expires Saturday night! The open-box version ($100) is not eligible for the coupon.

V-Moda Crossfade Bluetooth Over-Ears for $128

If you are looking for a solid bluetooth over-ear headphone with a bit of a bass favor, eBay seller “Buzz Tronics” (New York) is offering the new condition V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth closed-back over-ears) for $128 with free shipping. Up to three pairs per color per customer. Four colors are available. The various colors are handy if you are buying them for members of the same household or office, so you can easily tell them by color, eg Kid #1 has the red, Kid #2 has the silver, Kid #3 has the black.

On the other hand, if you are a more apt (pun intended) to favor apt-X technology in your bluetooths, the new condition V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in the Rose Gold color scheme (the only color with apt-X support) is currently on sale for $201 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown…

Refurb Sennheiser HD 4.40 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $70

The Tyll-blessed Sennheiser HD 4.40 bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones are currently available in certified refurbished condition for $70 with free shipping (not eligible for Prime), sold by the Sennheiser Outlet store through Amazon. Note that a couple of the customer reviews are complaining they received a mass, so keep that in mind if you hate returning things!

Woot Garage Sale includes $3 Panasonic RP-HE120 earphones

Woot has opened their Garage Doors again, with another multi-category garage sale. You can find microSD cards to feed your DAPs and PADs under the Computers category, while under the Electronics Garage sale they have the following headphones:

+ Panasonic RP-HJE120 earphones for $3
+ Playstation Gold Wireless for $20
+ AKG K55 Red DJ on-ears for $40
+ Sennheiser RS 120 RF wireless for $50
+ Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless for $130
+ Steelseries gaming headset

+ SOLD OUT: Sennheiser CX 2.00G earphones for $20

+ free shipping for Prime members; otherwise $5 flat for the calendar day

Wedn Daily Deals: SteelSeries, Fender Maestro

Among the Best Buy daily deals for Wednesday 5/16/18 you can get the new condition SteelSeries Arctis 5 Dota 2 Limited Edition Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for $90 with free shipping or free store pick up if it’s available at a nearby Best Buy store.

Meanwhile the Gold Box daily deals include Gibson acoustic guitar bundles for $90 to $115. These are part of their Maestro line and include starter pack accessory and a six month prepaid online lesson.

[DEAD] Thur: Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears for $130 w/FS

This daily deal expired but it seems to return every few days/weeks at Best Buy…

The new condition Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears, closed-back, in the gunmetal/black color scheme are a Best Buy daily deal for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available locally…

Tue: Monoprice M565 for $153 after coupon

Monoprice has its own Rakuten store and they carry Monolith products as well. Good until 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday, coupon code SAVE15 gets you 15% off the new condition Monoprice M565, dropping it from $180~ to $153~. You may also want to try the coupon on other Monoprice/Monolith related products. And price-check any of them whose price-ranges you are not familiar with…

Phones as DAPs: Sony XZ1 Compact for $370 [LDAC]

If you like a more compact Android phone as your “Phone as DAP” (PAD), and you prefer new condition and factory unlocked with a previous-generation flagship Snapdragon, and you like your PAD to support LDAC, the new condition “Sony XZ1 Compact” is on sale for $370 with free shipping by Amazon actual in the black color scheme with up to four per customer at the sale price. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal.

It supports LDAC, has a Snapdragon 835, 4.6″ display (yes, under 5 inches!), 4GB RAM, 32GB on-board, GSM, Android Oreo, USB-C charging, QC 3.0, AND a headphone jack!

Sony MDR-1000X with $50 Netflix GC for $298

For a limited time, BuyDIG is bundling a $50 Netflix gift card when you purchase the new condition Sony WH-1000X M2 closed-back over-ear ANC with bluetooth headphones for $298 with free shipping. There’s no coupon code to enter, the bundle is offered as you see it on the website over there while this promotion runs.

PS: the Netflix gift cards can be used by new or current Netflix customers. You just add it to your Netflix account, and future monthly fees are first taken from the gift card and once it is depleted it begins charging your credit/debit card again.

Used Sennheiser HD 2.20s for $26 w/FS

One the used side of things, Blinq is offering the closed-back on-ear Sennheiser HD 2.20S for $26~ with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from Blinq, so everyone gets free shipping but not Prime shipping.

Sat: Marantz MPH-2 Studio Headphones for $40 w/FS

Good until Sunday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out), you can get the new condition Marantz MPH-2 Studio Headphones for $40 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend where it is their deal of the day.

They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews over there.

New Monoprice Coupons run until Monday night

This time around, the coupons are running for four days in a row, until Monday night! You can get 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products promotion with coupon 20BUY, or 25% off orders of $300+ with coupon 25BUY. Or $5 off orders of $25+ with coupon 5BUY. The first two coupons are percentages, while the small coupon is a flat discount of $5 off.

Unfortunately none of the Monolith headphones are eligible for the coupon. Also not eligible is the in-stock and shipping $100 Monolith USB DAC/amp

PS: you may also want to check these coupons on previously mentioned sales of Bookshelf Speakers and refurb Monolith 7×200 power amplifier.

Make Your Own Deal: 10% off $25+ on eBay [up to $50 off]

Make your own deal with this latest eBay Couponing promotion. Enter the coupon P10PERCENT to get 10% off orders of $25+ at various participating retailers with the biggest discount possible being $50 off.

They have over 600 items under Portable Audio, about half of which are headphones (261 options).

The coupon expires on May 12th in 2018 at 11:59pm…

[DEAD] Wedn Phones as DAPs: refurb LG V10 for $120, V20 for $180

This offer expired…

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Shure Sale: SRH440 for $75, 840 for $149, Etc

Two of the old school recommended studio-ish closed-back over-ear Shure headphones are currently on sale in new condition at authorized dealers. The good old Shure SRH 440 goes for $75 with free shipping, while the SRH 849 goes for $149 with free shipping.

Meanwhile on the SRH 1X40 front, the magic price is $374 for either the new condition closed SRH 1540 or the open SRH 1840. These two get 10% statement credit cashback if you are a Prime member and pay with one of the two official Prime credit cards [the usual statement credit is 5%].

Also part of this Shure discount cycle are the new condition Shure SE112-K-BT1 bluetooth earphones for $89 and the Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for $129.

Speaking of Shure, they are exiting the phono cartridge business despite the resurgence in vinyl, so if you like their phono products, you may want to pay attention to prices and clearance sales and such.

Mon: JBL Reflect Aware Sport Earphones for $60 w/FS [Lightning]

Good until Monday at 11:59pm eastern, B&H Photo is offering the new condition JBL Reflect Aware Sport Earphones with the lightning connector for $60 with free shipping in your choice of four different color schemes. They have active noise cancelling but not bluetooth…

Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT Over-Ears drop to $148

As you can see at our Headphone Tracker the new condition Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT over-ears came out of the gate at $200 but they now have their first notable discount, they are going for $150 (actually $148) at authorized dealers in their two color schemes such as Adorama’s website