Archives for March 18, 2019

Limited time: free Hulu with Ads with New or Existing Spotify Premium

If you are an existing Spotify Premium member or plan to start a new premium subscription in the near future [corrected from: “new feature”], Spotify x Hulu are running a new limited time promotion. During this promotion, you get Hulu with Ads included in the same price of $10 per month. From the looks of it, this offer is currently available only in the US.

The good news is that the offer is not only available to new subscribers, BUT it is only available to existing subscribers. You can activate it in your account/services settings.

This is a limited time offer to sign-up for with a hard deadline but there’s also the goofy “while supplies last” which physical-goods ad/marketing people just can’t part with even when they are working with strictly digital services 🙂

More details via Tech Crunch et al…

Tuesday: Polsen HPS-A40 DJ-ish Closed Over-Ears for $65

Good until Tuesday 19-MAR-2019 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Polsen HPS-A40 headphones for $65 with free US shipping.

One unusual thing about them is that they have a physical three level bass adjustment on each earcup. Each level adds 3 dB to those frequencies under 200 Hz. Not unlike the Richter scale, dB measurements are logarithmic, so an extra 3 or 6 or 9 is not “just a little more”.

They also have enough features to call them DJ-ish headphones, earcups that swivel 90 degrees, detachable single-side cable, replaceable earpads,

Woot headphone sales until the end of March

In addition to their daily deals, Woot also has longer-running deals. One of those is a headphones sale running until the end of March 2019. A total of ten options are currently available with two more that have already sold out.

Of the available options, the Gibson Trainer sports on-ears go for $60, the Bose QC 25 ANC over-ears go for $160, a couple of Philips go for $20 to $25, the Aiwa Prodigy 1 in-ears go for $22. There’s also some Sennheisers, Sony and Skullcandy. There’s even a $13 CaseBuDi hard headphone case.

Shipping is free for Prime members [who connect their Prime account to their Woot account ~ a one time thing]. Otherwise you pay $6 flat shipping for all the Woot orders you place within a single calendar day in the central time zone [that’s where Woot lives ~ even thought it has been purchased by Amazon and many of its orders are “fulfilled by Amazon”]…

Curiosity item: XDuoo EP1 In-Ears for $20

This is a curiosity item as this is the first time I’ve seen this while searching for xDuoo DAP-n-DAC-n-amps. There’s an xDuoo IEM! It’s the new condition EP1 in-ears going for $20, sold by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping on it. There are only two units available as of the time of writing.

Per the listing these come with a 1.2 meter cable, they have 16 ohm impedance, 10mm dynamic driver, L-type 3.5mm connector and such. There’s no mic/remote. The eartip options are shown in picture #4 in the gallery over there, and the cardboard packaging in picture #6.

EU: Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO Gaming Head-amp for 162 euro

At the intersection of Sennheiser and headphones and amps, we find the current best seller in Amplifiers at Amazon Germany. It is the new condition Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO offered for the very specific price of 161.90 euro. Because of the sale, there is a limit of up to three units per customer at the sale price.

EU: Used Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) for 91 euro

The new condition Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) open-back over-ears going for 122 euro at Amazon Germany, but if you are fond of used headphones, you can get it for around 91 euro by various sellers through Amazon Warehouse Deals… It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on over 500 customer reviews and it has over 130 answered-questions by viewers like you…

Given the 250 ohm, some kind of amplification is probably needed unless you have a mobile device with a really good built-in amp. When in doubt and you can’t try it out yourself, there’s websites and forums 🙂

EU: Sabaj PHA2 desktop head-amp for 57 euro

For a limited time, the Amazon Germany shopping cart is having a 5% off clip-on coupon, dropping the price of the new condition EU: Sabaj PHA2 desktop head-amp from 60 euro to 57 euro. Free shipping in Germany. Shipping is extra outside Germany depending on various international shipping factors [Amazon’s shopping cart will tell you].

This is a bit unusual it has two USB power inputs giving you more flexibility. It has an RCA audio inputs and outputs. But there’s no coaxial or optical audio input. It also has two headphone outputs, the 1/8″ being for lower impedance headphones and the 1/4″ for higher impedance headphones.

They average just under 4 out of 5 based on 31 customer reviews at Amazon Germany. Each color [black or silver] has its own reviews. At it has 11 customer reviews with a 4.3 out of 5 average and it also has 15 answered questions.

As far as I can tell [I haven’t seen this unit], this is only a headphone-amp. Both USB inputs are for power only, they are not audio inputs…

Koss KDE250 Earphones for $60 [MD]

On-ear earphones? I’ll let the classifier gurus decider on where and how to classify these, but in the meantime, Massdrop is offering the new condition Koss KDE250 Earphones for $60 with free US shipping. Shipping appears to under $3 for many international locations [but I obviously can’t test them all]…

These will ship from Massdrop in mid-April 2019. There is no mention of warranty in the listing. This is not a “Koss x Massdrop” which mayhaps suggests this is sold via third parties (or something like that), thus no mention of a warranty???