Astell & Kern XB10 Portable Bluetooth Amp for $99

If you are looking for a bluetooth receiver with audiophile cover, so you don’t get yelled at at the next audiophile meet up, the Astell & Kern XB10 Portable Bluetooth Amplifier with DAC is on sale for $99 with free shipping by a couple of sellers at Amazon (WWS and ListenUp (fulfilled)), along with the RED-FI eBay store.

Ends 9pm ET: NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Comb for $60

This is a flash sale, this is good until 9pm ET today, it is the new condition NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Combo going for $60 with free shipping at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop. It will ship mid-December 2017.

For all the previous Massdrop offers, including the return of the $200 Sennheiser HD6XX, check all our Massdrop posts here.

iFi Nano iDSD Black Label DAC/amp for $199

Here comes another DAC/amp temptation, the new condition iFi Nano iDSD Black Label DAC/amp is on sale for $199 with free shipping from two sellers at Amazon: Audio Advisor is fulfilled by Amazon (that’s currently the featured seller when you load the page), and by “Music Direct”, which ships directly (not Prime eligible).

Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier for $299

No coupons, no rebates, no gymnastics this time, just add to cart and checkout, the new condition Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier is on sale for $299 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three sets per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews.

Google Chromecast Audio for $25 w/free S&H

If you want to get a Google Chromecast Audio (only one model so far, the first generation), it is back on sale again, going for $25 with free shipping at the Google eBAY store.

Also going for $25 is their regular Chromecast, while their Home Speakers go for $79. All get free shipping. Up to three of each per customer.

We have a text and pictures unboxing of the Chromecast Audio!

Peachtree Audio SONADAC for $1040 [Prime only]

For a limited time during the Black Friday festivities, Prime members can get 20% off on about two dozen audio products, including the new condition Peachtree Audio SONADAC. As of the time of writing, the price is $1299. Adding it to the shopping cart drops by 20% off, making it $1040~ with free shipping.

You have to be a Prime member for this, and it has be sold and shipped by Amazon actual. No coupon is needed. While this offer is running, the price drops automatically in the shopping cart (top right corner of the checkout page). You can find the other headphone-related offers in this promotion under the Prime Members Only category here.

AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC/amp for $79

More discounting, this time the new condition AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC/amp is on sale for $79~ with free shipping in NEW condition by “Electronics EXPO” and also by Amazon actual, both at amazon.com. It looks like perhaps this is a price-bot initiated price-match.

Speaking of Audioquest, their Nighthawk Wood headphones are available for $249 in open-box condition from authorized dealer, or $299 in new condition from a couple of “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers.

TEAC HA-P90SD-R DAP, DAC/amp for $296

Another Prime-members only, the new condition TEAC HA-P90SD-R DAP, DAC/amp drops to $296 from $370 when you add it to the shopping cart thanks to 20% off automatic in-cart discount for Prime members. This has multiple audio inputs, and plays music from microSD as well, going up to DSD128. This is a red/black color scheme, with the Melisandre RED dominating.

Refurbished Audeze Deckard Headphone Amp for $339

It’s the “one more thing” with Audeze after their planar invasion and then we move to other brands. It is the manufacturer refurbished Deckard Headphone Amplifier offered for $339 by the Audeze Amazon store, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get Prime shipping if a member.

Hifiman HE5 Planar Headphones + EF100 Amp for $599

This offer is only offered through the official Hifman store directly because it is too complicated to structure on Amazon and eBAY and such. You get the Hifiman HE5 planar magnetic headphones AND the Hifiman EF-100 amp for $599. However, they won’t ship together. The EF100 will ship shortly after ordering, but the HE5 headphones will ship in December (no specific date or range in December mentioned). So if you are not in a hurry to receive them, pretend it’s Massdrop 🙂

Monoprice Desktop Headphone Amp for $70 + S&H

Somehow Monoprice buried this in the middle of the Computer Accessories tab but also on sale is the new condition Monoprice Desktop Headphone Amp for $70 plus shipping. No free shipping for this one. It’s not like it’s a giant box!

In fact, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it here. Review is in the pipeline 🙂

Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO gaming audio amplifier for $180

Sennheiser loves gamers too. Their Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO gaming audio amplifier is on sale for $180 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to ten units per customer at the sale price. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews.

PSA: I haven’t forgotten the Schiit Magni 2s

If you are trying to get Schiit Audio Magni 2 at the clearance prices, I have not forgotten about them. I regularly check both the Magni 2 and the Magni 2 Uber. The reason you haven’t seen any recent posts about them is that I haven’t caught them in-stock recently.

Used Audioquest Dragonfly Black USB DAC/amp for $78

The new condition Audioquest Dragonfly black USB DAC/amp goes for the very specific price of $94.51 at Amazon, but if you prefer an even lower price, you can get it in “Used – Like New” (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $78 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Sennheiser HD 650 + Apogee Groove USB DAC/amp for $500

If you happen to want both the new condition Sennheiser HD 650 open-back over-ear headphones AND the Apogee Groove USB DAC/amp, you can get them for $500 with free shipping at the official Sennheiser Store.

Now if you only want one of the two, the math gets more complicated. If you also factor in the Sennheiser HD 6XX, and you don’t have a fixed time frame for the purchase, then things can get more complicated.

Speaking of open-back Sennheiser, their new HD 599 open over-ears is down to $200 by Amazon actual and the official Sennheiser store. This if you want to buy it now. If you don’t have a fixed time frame, they will probably have sales in the next few weeks/months if history repeats itself.

RHA Dacamp L1 drops to $255

We have a discount! This is the first time I’ve seen it discounted, it is the new condition RHA Dacamp L1 dropping from $300 to $256~, sold and shipped by Amazon. Limit up to three units per customer at the sale price.

Meanwhile their RHA CL1 ceramic in-ears remain steady at around $210.

Beyerdynamic A20 headphone amp for $299 after coupon

Good until 11/30/17 (or earlier if sold out), coupon code c11710150792 gets you the new condition BeyerDynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier for $299 with free shipping and handling. The price before the coupon is $499, so this is a weighty coupon!

Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/Amp for $320 [MD]

Running for the next two days, the new condition Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/Amp is fully unlocked at Massdrop for $320 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. The estimate there says it will ship in late February 2018, so keep that in mind, that’s 3.5 months from blog-posting date! This is based on Cavalli Audio and Grace Design components as outlined at the page over there.

Note again that this will ship at the end of February 2018!

Topping NX1 head-amp for $30 w/free S&H from China

The silver color scheme of the TOPPING NX1s headphone amp is currently on sale for $30 with free slow shipping from China at GearBest as yet another one of the 11.11 sales. The black color scheme goes for $5 more which is very close to the amazon.com price.

Shanling H1 portable head-amp for $110 (ships from China)

Among the various Shanling options participating in the 11.11 festivities is the new condition Shanling H1 portable head-amp offered for $110~ with free shipping from China by the Bright Audio store through AliExpress.

There are also some 11.11 offers on their digital audio players including the M1, M2s, M3s, M5, and more.

[DEAD] Official Fiio Store 11.11 Specials at AliExpress: Fiio X DAP with IEMs or DAC/amp bundle

These Fiio 11.11 bundle sales expired…

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[DEAD] Used Audioquest Dragonfly Black USB DAC/amp for $80

This sold out at this option…

A price-match has dripped down the price of the new condition Audioquest Dragonfly black USB DAC/amp to the very specific price of $94.50 at Amazon, but if you prefer an even lower price, marketplace seller Butterfly Photo is offering it in “Used – Like New” (open box condition) for $80 with free shipping. You can see both new and use options through Amazon Warehouse Deals [corrected link]. This averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 180+ customer reviews.

Massdrop Objective 2 (O2) Headphone Amplifier for $95 + S&H [MD Daily Droppings]

This is a “daily dropping” at Massdrop. That’s not an official term though. Their term is “In-Stock Drops”. This is for products that they have available at their facilities and they can ship much faster than their usual drops.

I’m calling them “daily droppings” because each drop (offer) opens and closes on a 24 hour basis. So don’t worry about the countdown clock in cases like this, the drop will re-start after the current incarnation expires.

One of these is the new condition Massdrop Objective 2 (O2) Headphone Amplifier going for $95 plus shipping. They will ship two to three business days after the daily drop closes. Their 24-hour days are more like office-hour days than calendar-day days 🙂

ALL THE MASSDROP DAILY DROPPINGS

This is the list of all their In-Stock Drops. I still prefer to call them as “Daily Droppings”, it’s more memorable and more self-descriptive and funnier 🙂

The current rotation of “Daily Droppings” includes:

  • Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 for $400 or $500 (Ebony)
  • AKG M220 for $50 [or $45 with the Rakuten coupon)
  • CEntrance DACport Slim for $100
  • Massdrop x AKG K7XX (Black or Red Edition) for $200 each
  • Sennheiser PC37X Gaming Headset for $120
  • Massdrop MEE Audio Pinnacle PX in-ears for $114

Little Dot MK II Tube Headphone Amp for $130 [MD]

If you want to get the new condition Little Dot MK II Tube Headphone Amp without the risk of buying from an unknown Chinese seller, Massdrop has an alternative for you! It is currently offered there, fully unlocked, for $130 with free shipping. They will ship from Massdrop in early December 2017.

In the shopping cart, you have options two additional tubes for an extra fee of course. The offer (“Drop” in MassDrop speak) ends in four days from blog-posting date.

PS: “fully unlocked” in MassDrop-speak means that’s the lowest price the item is offered as part of the current Massdrop promotion. It’s a different way of pricing things.

Refurbished Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp for $150 [or Make Offer on $210 Open-Box]

The Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp currently goes for $300 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers. But if you want to cut the price in half and still get a warranty, you can get it in refurbished condition for $150 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty by Secondipity through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Secondipity, no Prime shipping.

If you prefer a condition somewhere in-between new and refurbished, and you are mayhaps willing to digitally haggle using ebay’s “Best Offer” system, there is an open-box eBay listing on this by RazorDog Audio’s eBay store offering it for $209 with “Make Offer” enabled. Their listing says this is an open-box return with less than 5 hours usage and full warranty. Razor Dog is an authorized dealer.

“Make Offer” aka “Best Offer” is an official way created by eBay for sellers and buyers to haggle over a price using the eBay system. As long as the haggling happens within this system, it is 100% okay with eBay rules.

[DEAD] Used OPPO HA-2SE portable headphone DAC/amp for $277

This is no longer available used at this price…

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[DEAD] Used Fiio Q1 USB DAC/amp for $48

This sold out at this lower used price…

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Used FiiO A3 portable headphone amp for $47

The new condition FiiO A3 portable headphone amp goes for $60, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition (minor signs of use, all accessories, original packaging) for $47 [was $50] with free shipping by marketplace seller “The Camera Box” (99%, almost 12,000 ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from “The Camera Box” and it is not Prime eligible.

As of the time of writing, the shopping cart says they have three units available at this condition/price combo. The A3 averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 420+ customer reviews.

The Amazon Best Seller Lists are only as good as the people or the AI bots who do the product categorizations, but among the amps shown in their Best Selling Headphone Amps list, they are #1 ahead of the Dragonfly Red, and the newly released $50 Fiio BTR01.

[DEAD] Used Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Tube Multi-Hybrid Headphone Amplifier for $48

As of 11/16/17 recheck, there are no used options available…

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[DEAD] Schiit Audio Magni 2 headphone amp for $59

As of 12:50pm ET re-check, this sold out once again…

When you play the game of Schiit, you win or it goes out of stock! As of the time of writing, the new condition Schiit Audio Magni 2 headphone amp is in-stock for $59 with free shipping by Schiit Audio with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping.

It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 92 customer reviews, and it has nearly as many questions answered.

[DEAD] BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amplifier for $800 after coupon

This coupon expired…

It’s coupon time! Coupon code c1178159624 drops the price of the new condition BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amplifier from $1300 to $800 with free shipping at BuyDig.com. Offer expires Monday night (11/6/17).

[DEAD] Magni 2 Uber Headphone Amplifier for $79

Sold-out again as of a 11/3/17 at 12:53pm ET re-checking…

As of the time of writing, there is one unit of the Schiit Magni 2 Uber Headphone Amplifier for $79 with free shipping as usual at Amazon.

[DEAD] In-Stock Again: Schiit Magni 2 Uber for $79

As of 11/1/17 9pm ET recheck, this sold out again…

As of the time of writing, the Schiit Magni 2 Uber headphone amp is in-stock for $79 with free shipping, sold by the Schiit Audio Amazon store with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Limit one per customer, or there’s only one unit left.

[DEAD] In-Stock: Schiit Magni 2 head amp for $59

This is sold out as of a 11/2/17 recheck…

The Uber is gone again, but the Schiit Audio Magni 2 headphone amplifier is back in-stock for $59 with free shipping, sold by Schiit Audio’s Amazon store, with free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

[DEAD] Schiit Magni 2 head amp for $59

This sold out once again…

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