Archives for February 2023

Sennheiser HD 599 Open Over-Ears for $116

While the hype machine is revving up for the new HD 660 S2 [see our in-stock alert], Sennheiser is also quietly giving practical discounts on some of its other open-back headphones. Case in point, the new condition HD 599 over-ears in the ivory color-scheme is going for almost $116 at Amazon by Amazon actual, with up to three per customer.

It looks like this may be a price-match of a marketplace seller, but that’s just my speculation…

AKG K240 Mark II Studio Headphones for $60

For a limited time, the Adorama daily deal is the new condition semi-open over-ear AKG K240 Mark II studio headphones for $60. That’s the Mark II model. Check your favorite forums for Austria and China and other assortedly related discussions on this 🙂

Now shipping: Sennheiser HD 660 S2

Hide your e-wallets! IF you cannot wait to get your head and hands and ears on this, the highly anticipated Sennheiser HD 660 S2 open-back over-ears wired headphone is here, at the early adopter price of $600 AND more importantly it is currently in-stock and shipping at its starting price of $600 at Amazon and at B&H Photo

Why this and why at this price over the many other options out there? This question has been answered, is currently being answered, and will also be getting answered in the future, just check your favorite audio forums, blogs, YouTubes and social media!

Sennheiser HD 560 S Open Over-Ears for $146

Speaking of the Sennheiser open-backs, let’s revisit them, if it’s the HD 560 S the one you want, it is currently going for $146 by a trio of sellers at the Amazon website, including Amazon herself and World Wide Stereo.

Sennheiser HD 650 Open Over-Ears for $299

IF of all the Sennheiser open-back headphones it is the HD 650 the one you want, in new condition, it is on sale for a limited time for $299 at Adorama as one of their daily deals…

Why this and not the other HD options from Sennheiser or from Hifiman or from any of the other makers? well, there many and more forum threads and comment sections discussing this ab eterno 🙂

Wedn eBook: Prince: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track for $2

It’s ebook time again! For Wednesday February 22 in 2023, one of the Amazon Kindle deals of the day is the “Prince: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” eBook going for $2, by Benoit Clerc, October 2022, Mitchell Beazley (the publisher, or the publizher ;-), 648 pages, averaging 4.8 out of 5 based on 141 purple rain ratings.

Monday: 2pk of JVC truly wireless, 3 options, $20 to $30 + S&H

JVC truly-wireless is the theme of the day at the Monday February 20 (2023) Meh deal of the day. A 2-pack of their truly-wireless can be had from $20 to $30 plus shipping.

Three options are available, each 2-pack is two of the same model. The options are the Gumy Mini, the “truly wireless” (no fancy name for these) and the Marshmallow (do not eat these!!!).

AKG K612 PRO Open Over-Ears for $129

It looks like we have a sale and a price-match at the same time! The AKG K612 PRO open-back over-ear headphones are currently a daily deal sale for $129 at Adorama but at the same time, it looks like they may have been price-matched at Amazon as well.

There are countless open-back options in the market these days, and countless forum posts and countless YouTube videos to help you decide 🙂

PS: speaking of AKG, for a limited time, a 25% off clip-on coupon drops the price of the good old new condition AKG K240 studio headphones from $79 to $59~ at B&H Photo…

FREE 3-month Pandora Premium (Groupon)

Thanks to Groupon, you can grab a FREE 3-month Pandora Premium music subscription thanks to this Groupon promotion. The Premium is their full service subscription tier, and the only one a true music fan should have!

I’m saying this because they also have a Plus tier that is ad-free but limited in what/how you can listen. Just say NO to this halfway subscriptions!

Hifiman Week at Massdrop

Massdrop is celebrating Hifiman this week, and they are running special promotions on select Hifiman headphones including:

+ HE-R7DX closed for $79
+ HE-X4 planar for $100
+ HE-4XX planar for $159
+ HE-5XX planar for $179
+ Dekoni pads for HE-series for $35

Panasonic RP-HT21-M [mic/remote] Lightweight On-Ears for $8

An old has been resurrected because of the mic/button technology! And it’s currently on sale at Amazon. It is the mic/single-button version of the good old lightweight on-ear Panasonic RP-HT21, with an “M” appended to its name for the Mic/Remote, currently on sale for $8 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to four per customer at the sale price.

According to Amazon’s product page, I bought the old non-mic/remote version of this about ten years ago. A blast from the past type of a featherweight headphone!

Philips X3 Open Over-Ears for $150

If of all the open-back dynamic over-ear headphones it is the Philips X3 the one you want, you can get it, in new condition, for a limited time, for $150 at the Amazon website, sold by marketplace seller PhotoTech and the order fulfilled by Amazon (eligible for the Prime shipping benefits).

Why this and not one of the many other open-back headphones? Well, that’s why headphone forums exist 🙂

Monolith Liquid Spark Headphone Amp for $80 w/FS

For a limited time, the Monoprice website is offering the new condition Monolith Liquid Spark Headphone Amplifier by Alex Cavalli for $80 with FREE standard US shipping. Up to twenty per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 67 customer reviews and it has 110 answered questions over there.

PS: Alex Cavalli himself NOT included with purchase 😉

eBook: The Complete Classical Music Guide for $2

Good for Thursday 2/2/23, one of the Amazon Kindle ebook deals of the day is the “The Complete Classical Music Guide” by DK going for $2. This is 354 pages, published in August 2020 and averaging 4.7 out of 5 based on 166 customer ratings as of the time of writing.

You can use the “Look Inside” feature to get a better feel for the ebook and/on send a Kindle sample to your ereader or Kindle reader apps…