EarStudio ES100 bluetooth DAC/amp for $89 after coupon

For 9/26/18 only, you can feed your DAPs, PADs (Phones as DAPs) and backup or network your digital music with external hard drives as part of the Amazon Gold Box. They feature high capacity Sandisk memory cards (microSD and SD), along with external hard drives from Western Digital (WD) and G-Technology.

On the other hand, with no deadline set in stone, there’s a $10 off clip-on coupon [nothing to type, just click on the empty box next to the coupon name while logged on to your Amazon account] that drops the price of the new condition EarStudio ES100 24-bit Bluetooth DAC/amp from $99 to $89, with free Prime shipping for members of said service. This critter averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 150 customer reviews and it has 120+ answered questions by viewers like you. However, 7% of the customer reviews are 1-star, so read those to consider the trade-offs and potential issues.

Ends Sat 3am ET: EarStudio ES-100 Bluetooth DAC/amp for $75

Into the Amazon Forest Gold Box we go where we find one of the deals of the day running until Saturday at 3am Eastern on the 1st of September in 2018 is the new condition EarStudio ES100 24-bit Bluetooth DAC/amp going for $75 with free shipping. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. You can buy as many as you want.

Its review profile has beefed up since the last time I checked, it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews, with 6% of them being 1-star and 92% of them being 5 and 4 stars. Out of five that is. This has lots of buzzwords including apt-X, apt-X HD, AAC, balanced output, 24-bit, custom app, etc.

The marketers aim high for this, as picture #3 in the product gallery is a high end Sennheiser headphone…

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.

[DEAD] Expiring Wedn 3am ET at MD: Gustard, Topping, Etc

These offers expired…

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B-Stock Sale at JDS Labs (five options)

JDS Labs is having a Beef Stock Sale. Okay, a B-Stock Sale 🙂 All five pictured items are orderable, with all but the “El Dac” being currently in-stock. As usual, compare prices to new for any products whose price ranges you may not be familiar with…

Used FiiO Q1 Mark II DAC/amp for $69

If you had been waiting for a good used price on the FiiO Q1 Mark II DAC/amp, which goes for $100 in new condition, as of the time of writing, you can get it in “Used – Good” condition (original accessories, not original box) for $69 with free shipping by Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Electronics EXPO and it is not Prime eligible… It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 37 customer reviews…

Used Cayin C5 Portable head-amp for $110

The Cayin C5 Portable headphone-amp in the brushed black metal color scheme is going for $110 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” open-box condition with a 1-year warranty per the details in the listing offered by “MusicTeck” through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $130. The amp averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 53 customer reviews.

Astell & Kern XB10 Portable Bluetooth Amplifier with DAC for $80 with free S&H [MD]

The new condition Astell & Kern XB10 Portable Bluetooth Amplifier with DAC goes for $98 fulfilled by Amazon but if you are willing to wait for a few weeks, you can get it for $80 with free US shipping at the members only but free to join Massdrop for the next six days and change from blog-posting time.

These will ship from Massdrop in early May 2018 with all sales final. There is no mention of a warranty in the Massdrop product listing.

Now shipping: Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier for $500 [or $400 USED]

We already mentioned that the Klipsch Heritage HP3 headphones are shipping, but they are not alone! The Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier is also in-stock and shipping for $500 by HiDef Lifestyle through Amazon. It ships directly from HiDef and it is not Prime eligible.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable buying used from individuals and/or haggling on price using the eBay “Best Offer” system, a 100% eBay seller is offering it in USED – Excellent Condition for $399 plus shipping which is the USPS Priority Mail rate ($7.25).

eBay “Best Offer” is enabled, so you can try to get a lower price using the eBay “negotiating” system:

$7 shipping (essentially charging whatever USPS charging) is very reasonable. Unlike this eBay idiot charging $295 (!!!) for shipping.

PS: if you are not in a hurry to receive it, you can pre-order it in new condition for $499 at Adorama

SMSL SAP-II Headphone Amp for $50 [MD]

Another offering is now fully unlocked at Massdrop, it is the new condition SMSL SAP-II Headphone Amp going for $50 with free US shipping for the next two days and change from blog-posting time. These will ship in early May from Massdrop with all sales final as usual. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

RHA DACamp L1 portable DAC/amp down to $240

In a parallel discount to the CL1, the RHA DACamp L1 portable DAC/amp [the name gave it away] is now down to $240 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three per customer at the sale price. It went for $255~ on sale before.

With these two on sale, other RHA products may also be on sale, so if interested in any others, you may want to price-check them at Amazon….

[DEAD] Sunday: Monoprice Desktop DAC/amp for $60 + S&H after coupon

Both the coupon and the sale ended, bringing it back up to $90…

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Advanced Sound Accessport Lightning DAC/Amp for $45 [MD]

For Lightning-connected iPhone, iPod and iPad devices, Massdrop is offering the new condition Advanced Sound Accessport Lightning DAC/Amp for $45 with free US shipping for the next five days and change (from blog-posting time). This will ship in late April 2018 from Massdrop by the vendor. There is no mention warranty in the listing.

PS: compatible devices are iPhones 5 (and later), iPod Touch 5 (and later), iPad Mini 2 (and later), all the iPad PRO and Airs, and iPad 4 Retina (and later).

xDuoo TA-10 Balanced Headphone DAC/Amp for $240 [MD]

Another offer has “blossomed” (okay, unlocked) at the members-only Massdrop, it is the new condition xDuoo TA-10 Balanced Headphone DAC/Amp going for $240 with free US shipping. The offer runs for the next four days and change from blog posting time. It will ship in early May from Massdrop with all sales final as usual. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Aune Z1S Anniversary Edition DAC/amp OR X7S Balanced Amp for $200 each [MD]

Another day, another offer unlocked at Massdrop! It’s the new condition Aune X1S Anniversary Edition DAC/Amp going for $200 with free US shipping. But that’s not all. On the same listing you can instead purchase the X7S balanced headphone amp in silver or black (but no Raiders edition). If you want both, there is a $20 combined purchase discount, you pay $380 instead of $400.

These will ship in early May 2018 from Massdrop, with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing. The drop is running for the next four days and change from blog posting time.

Aune B1S Portable Headphone Amp for $170 [MD]

I think this is the last one of the currently unlocked offers at Massdrop, we are back to the headphone amps with the new condition Aune B1S Portable Headphone Amp going for $170 with free US shipping, running for the next three days and change from blog-posting date. You have a choice of silver or black, but no Raiders edition 🙂 It will ship in early May from Massdrop, with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

AudioEngine D3 portable USB DAC/amp for $70 w/FS [MD]

Another offer is fully unlocked at the members-only but free-to-join shopping club that is Massdrop. It is the new condition AudioEngine D3 portable USB DAC/amp going for $70 with free US shipping. The offer runs for the next two days and change from blog-posting time and will ship in mid-April from Massdrop with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Motorola USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for $5 w/free S&H

The new condition Motorola USB-C to 3.5mm adapter is currently on sale for $5 [WAS $4] with free shipping at All 4 Cellular (A4C). Even if you buy only one, you still get free shipping because everything on their website comes with free shipping. But you can buy as many as you want.

This is made for the Motorola Moto Z smartphones which are among the smartphones without a headphone jack but it should work with most USB-C ports.

Headamp Slim for $160, Pico or Power for $250 each (with 3 Year Warranty) [MD]

Also running for the next two days and change (from blog posting time) is the new condition Headamp trio of products. The Slim goes for $160 with free shipping, the Pico DAC/amp goes for $250 and the Pico Power goes for $250 as well. Details on the individual models over there. They will ship in mid-April 2018 from Massdrop with all sales final as usual. They come with a 3-year HeadAmp warranty which is nice considering many things at Massdrop do not come with a warranty.

Little Dot MK III Tube amp for $230, SE $460 [MD]

It may be a little dot but it’s not a little price 😉 Running for the next two days and change (from blog posting date), Massdrop is offering once again the new condition Little Dot MK III Tube amp for $230 with free shipping and an end of April shipping estimate. It will ship from Massdrop with all sales final. On the same listing, they offer the SE (Special Edition; balanced, more power) for twice the price.

Used Fiio Q1 DAC/amp for $40 w/free S&H

The newly released Fiio Q1 II DAC/amp with DSD support is holding steady at its starting price of $100 as it is generating some buzz.

But if you don’t care for DSD or want to spend significantly less, you can get the first generation Q1 for $40 with free shipping in “Used – Very Good” condition (tested, all accessories, damaged packaging) by seller “K&M Camera” with the order fulfilled by Amazon. This averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 145 customer reviews.

Used Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Tube Multi-Hybrid head amp for $58

The new condition Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Tube Multi-Hybrid Headphone Amplifier goes for $66 by fulfilled by Amazon sellers but if you want to save some of that, you can get it for $58~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual in “Used – Like New” (original packaging) condition. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 325 customer reviews. It has parallel RCA and 3.5mm audio inputs.

Used Fiio A3 headphone amp for $45 w/FS

The new condition price of the Fiio A3 headphone amp is $60 but you can shave $15 off that price by going used. As of the time of writing there is a listing of this in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $45 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This averages 4.2 out of 5 based on nearly 500 customer reviews at Amazon and it has half as many answered questions, so it is definitely a known quantity…

Now shipping: Monoprice Monolith USB DAC/amp for $100

Well, well, well! An update of our Headphone Tracker [bookmark that!] has good news for Monoprice DAC/amp hunters! The first of the four new DAC/amps they revealed at CES 2018 is now in-stock and shipping at the Monoprice website. It is not eligible for the Monday coupon

And the DAC/amp that is in-stock is… *drum roll* … the new condition Monoprice portable USB DAC/amp, model/product number 29512, for $100 with free standard US shipping… It supports up to DSD 256, and has an internal (obviously) 32-bit 384 kHz ESS Sabre DAC, with a Savitech SA9227 USB controller, and comes with a 1-year warranty and 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Topping A30 amp for $90, D30 DAC for $105, both for $185 [MD]

The unlocked offers party continues at Massdrop, this time it is the new condition Topping D30 DAC going for $105, but on the same listing you can also buy the A30 headphone amp for $90, or the PA3 stereo amp for $90, or you can get a $10 combined purchase discount if you get two of the three. Or you can buy all three for $265. Free US shipping. The offer runs for the next two days and change from blog-posting time. They will ship in late April from Massdrop with all sales final. No mention of warranty in the listing.

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.

EarStudio ES100 now with Prime shipping for $99

The EarStudio ES100, a 24-bit bluetooth receiver, along with USB DAC/amp, and support for apt-X, apt-X HD and AAC, is now Prime eligible! You don’t have to wait for it or buy it from far away sellers. $99 gets it to you fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get it in two days, and non-members get it with Amazon’s “Super Saver shipping”. Maximum five units per customer at the moment. It averages 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer reviews. It also offers a custom app.

Little Dot MKII Tube Headphone Amp for $135 w/FS [MD]

They may call it a “Little Dot” but it is certainly larger than a dot 🙂 The new condition Little Dot MKII Tube Headphone Amp is back on again, fully unlocked at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop for $135 with free US shipping.

The offer is running for the next four days and change (from blog-posting date) and offers additional tube options for additional cost in the shopping cart. They will ship from Massdrop in early May 2018 with all sales final as usual (I’m not sure if I should repeat this in every post since this is how Massdrop does business). There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Monoprice Quartet of New DAC/amps gets May shipping estimates

Another new development from the update of the New Headphones Tracker is that the new quartet of Monoprice DAC/amps of various sizes announced at CES 2018 now have release estimates, but still pre-orders are NOT accepted.

MAY 2 in 2018
+ Monoprice portable USB
+ Monoprice Tube Amp (yes, the twenty pounder)

MAY 28 in 2018
+ Monoprice portable THX
+ Monoprice Desktop DAC/amp

[DEAD] 15% off Fiio products using eBay Flash coupon

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DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp for $200 + S&H

Darkness my old friend as they say. Well, it’s DarkVoice back at Massdrop! This time, fully unlocked, and running for the next five days and change (from blog-posting date) is the new condition DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp going for $200 plus shipping and handling. You can select your power supply option during the checkout process. These will ship in early May 2018 from Massdrop, with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Sabaj Da3 USB DAC/amp for $90

A $10 off clip-on coupon on the product page can get you the new condition Sabaj Da3 USB DAC/amp in your choice of color scheme for $90 with free shipping, sold by the Sabaj Amazon store with the order fulfilled by Amazon. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews and it has 11 answered questions.

Fiio Q5 now Prime eligible for $350

The new condition “do it all Paul” Fiio Q5 DAC/amp is now eligible for Prime shipping at its starting price of $350 by a handful of recognizable sellers at Amazon including Electronicxs EXPO. This is a crazy device with MFi, apt-X, DSD-256, RGB color-coding indicating input status (it has many, coaxial, line, optical, bluetooth, USB), and compatible with Fiios optional models. Read up on it if curious!

xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp for $120 [MD]

Another new offer has unlocked at the members-only but free-to-join Massdrop, it is the new condition xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp offered for $120 with free US shipping. Orders will ship in mid-April from Massdrop with all sales final. The offer runs for the next four days and change (from blog-posting date)…

Topping NX4 DSD DAC/Amp for $140 w/FS [MD]

This is looking like a busy week at Massdrop [check the latest unlocked offers], and one more has unlocked, it is the new condition Topping NX4 DSD DAC/Amp going for $140 with free US shipping. The offer is running for the next four days and change from blog-posting date here.

It is available in black or silver, and will ship in mid-April from Massdrop [don’t forget to do your taxes!] with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.