[DEAD] Fiio A5 portable head-amp for $40 w/free S&H

This didn’t last long. As of a 7/26/17 AM recheck, it is sold out at $40…

I don’t know if this is a price error or not, but the new condition Fiio A5 portable headphone-amp is offered for $40 with free shipping by K&M Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon. They have a solid profile as a seller, and “fulfilled by Amazon” means you have an extra layer of protection in case of problems.

Used AudioQuest DragonFly Red for $185

The red AudioQuest DragonFly is pretty stubborn in its new condition price of $200, and its used prices are resilient as well. The best that I can find at the moment is a “Used – Like New” option for $180 plus $5 flat shipping by seller “Audio Critic” (100%, 124 ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is not Prime eligible. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 150 customer reviews.

Monoprice Hybrid Tube USB DAC/Amp w/Bluetooth for $66 w/free S&H

The Monoprice Stereo Tube Headphone Amp with 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Bluetooth (with apt-X support), and Preamp Out, model (PID) 16154, is currently on sale for the very specific price of $66.21 with (rare) free shipping at the Monoprice website. It has RCA inputs and outputs, along with USB input and headphone output on the front ~ check product pictures.

PS: it is not eligible for the Sunday 15% off coupon BUY15 ~ many sale items are not eligible for coupons, but not all of them ~ that’s why I must needs keep checking because you never know.

Little Dot Sale (six options; ship from China)

The previously mentioned Little Dot Sale at NewEgg FLASH is now under way! A total of six models are participating, with prices ranging from $2800 to $600. These are sold by Shenzhen Audio and will ship free from China. The sale ends Thursday night (7/27/17).

A picture is sometimes worth a thousand words, here’s the participating models and prices:

[DEAD] iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition for $380

As of 7/25/17 recheck, this recurring sale ended again…

Good thing with a recurring sale, if you miss it, it will come back in the future. And the future is NOW! The new condition iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition is on sale for $380 with free shipping at Adorama.com, an authorized dealer of the various A/V brands they carry.

Used Pro-Ject Audiophile Head Box S for $119

More used action, this time it is the Pro-Ject Audiophile Head Box S in the Black color scheme, going for $119 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” (with detailed condition description) by Listen UP through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from LISTEN UP and it is not Prime eligible. The new condition price is $149. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews.

SMSL SD-793II DAC/amp for $60 [ships from China]

If you are not in a hurry to receive this, Shenzhen Audio (ships from China), through NewEggFLASH is offering the new condition SMSL SD-793II DAC/amp for $60 with free shipping. It will take 2-3 weeks for the free shipping method. This has coaxial and optical input, and RCA output, along with a headphone out (it looks like a 1/4″ in the picture, but I could be wrong). There is no USB input. Offer ends on Tuesday 7/25/17.

Starts Friday 5am and 12pm ET: Half a dozen Little Dots on sale

If you are a fan of the Little Dot headphone amps, half a dozen of them are scheduled to go on sale on Friday either at 5am ET or 12pm ET at NewEgg FLASH.

Some will go live at 5am ET, others at 12pm ET. The actual start time over there may get readjusted slightly. For example, the previously mentioned Audio Technica ATH-AD*X sale shifted to later in the day.

NewEgg FLASH only has a thumbnail teaser. They do not reveal who the actual seller of these is going to be, and they don’t reveal the sale price until the sale goes live. So these are the two unknowns. Here’s the teaser for two of them:

[DEAD] Used Magni 2 Headphone Amp for $105

As of 7/24/17 recheck, the used option is not currently available…

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[DEAD] Used Fiio A5 portable head-amp for $64

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[DEAD] iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition for $380

This recurring offer expired…

This is a cyclical sale, and it is back on the sale cycle again! It is the new condition iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition is on sale for $380 with free shipping at Adorama.com.

[DEAD] Apogee GROOVE Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier for $131

This offer expired but fear not ~ for more action, check the + Deals Summary

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[DEAD] Peachtree Audio SONADAC Digital to Analog Converter/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier for $1040

These offers expired, but for more, check the Latest Deals summary

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[DEAD] Apogee GROOVE+ USB DAC/amp with 3-YR Plan for $150

This lightning deal expired, but fear not! The option without the 3-year warranty has now been scheduled to be a Tuesday Lightning Deal.

Another one of the busy Monday Lighting Deals has gone live, good until 7:35pm ET is the new condition Apogee GROOVE+ AA3 Portable USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier with 3 Year Assure Premium Service Plan offered for $150 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $295 last night.

Used V-MODA REMIX Amp and Speaker for $223

V-Moda tried to be more creative with their portable speaker, they combined it with a VAMP headphone amp, their new V-MODA REMIX goes for $300 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used products, you can get the black color scheme of that in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $223~ or in “Used – Very Good” condition (likewise) for $238~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Together they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews.

iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition for $380

The iFi portable headphone DAC/amps go on cyclical sales, and it’s a sale cycle again, the iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition is on sale for $380 with free shipping at Adorama.com for a limited time only (ends by 7/15/17).

Used Sony PHA-1 Headphone Amplifier for $162

There are many used listings for the Sony PHA-1 Headphone Amplifier at Amazon Warehouse Deals, so this is a listing to keep an eye out for further future discounting if supply gets under price pressure. As of the time of writing, they have multiple “Used – Very Good” listings for $162, and “Used – Like New” for $172. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews.

Used Sony PHA-2 Headphone Amplifier for $289

The SONY PHA-2 Headphone Amplifier is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfection, damaged original packaging) for $289~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. Per the shopping cart, there is only one unit available. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 10 customer reviews.

Open box Fiio A3 portable head-amp for $49

The Fiio A3 portable headphone amp is currently available in Open Box condition (Used – Like New, full warranty) for $49 with free shipping by Maryland’s Gramohpone through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Graomphone and is not Prime eligible. A few other options are available in similar prices depending on the color.

[DEAD] Vox amPlug I/O Guitar Headphone USB Audio Interface with JamVOX III for $30

This daily deal expired…

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New Blog Post: Unboxing the Monoprice Desktop Headphone Amp (PID 11567)

Nothing like a deadline to get you to get things done 🙂 I just posted a Text and Pictures Unboxing Post (no audio, no annoying video, no animations) of the Monoprice 11567 desktop headphone amp. I had purchased this (with my own money) during a previous sale at Monoprice.

The coupon expired: The deadline being that you can get it for $64 plus shipping at the Monoprice website using coupon code BIG20 until 3am eastern on Tuesday (I think that’s when the Monoprice daily coupons expire since Monoprice is on the pacific time zone ~ but I haven’t tested the exact coupon expiration time).

Opinions and reviews on how this performs will come in future posts! I am trying to get optimized so I can post a LOT more content ~ instead of one thing every other month 🙂

[DEAD] Archeer 4-channel headphone amplifier (1/4″ jacks) for $10

As of 6/23/17 re-check, this is sold out and cannot be ordered at the moment…

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[DEAD] Monday: Monoprice Desktop Headphone Amp for $64 + S&H after coupon

This coupon offer expired…

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Used Astell & Kern PAF11 Headphone Amplifier for AK380 Media Player for $514 + S&H

If you already have the Astell&Kern AK380 Media Player or if you are planning to buy it, you can get the A&K PAF11 Headphone Amplifier in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $514 plus shipping ($10+) at Adorama.com. This is only the headphone amplifier module. The digital audio player is NOT included (it costs a LOT more).

The above link has spaces in it. In case your browser’s can find it, here’s the Search Results link. Supplies are limited, so when they run out, you won’t see it in the search results or the product page.

Used TEAC HA-P90SD DAP for $195

The last time we posted about this in late May 2017 it was going for $239 but as of this recheck, the red color scheme of the TEAC HA-P90SD DAP and amp is currently available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for $195~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) actual.

Used Schiit Audio Asgard 2 Head-Amp for $226

The Schiit Audio Asgard 2 available in “Used – Good” condition (no further details provided) dropped in price since the last time we posted about it. It went for $236.57 but it is now $226.49 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, and Prime eligible for members.

Shipping math considerations versus buying it from the Schiit website covered in the previous post.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo Second Generation (2 IN, 2 OUT) for $72

As of 6/16/17 it is back on sale again for $72…

This is of interest if you also need the Audio Interface functionality. If not, you are better off getting a dedicated headphone DAC/amp. It is the second generation of the Focusrite Scarlett Solo (two input, two output) on sale for a limited time for $72 with free shipping at authorized dealer Adorama.com.

[DEAD] Nobsound NS-08E Vacuum Tube Amp for $38 w/free S&H

This lightning deal expired…

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[DEAD] Friday: Monoprice M560 Planars + Stereo Tube Head-Amp for $200 after coupon and $50+ filler items

Friday is over and so is this coupon promotion…

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[DEAD] Monday: Monoprice M560 Planars + Stereo Tube Head-Amp for $200 after coupon and $50+ filler items

This coupon expired…

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Aune X7S Balanced Headphone Amp for $200 [MD]

Another offering has gone fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop, it is the new condition Aune X7S Balanced Headphone Amp going for $200 with free shipping. The offer runs for the next four days and it is estimated to ship early July 2017. As usual, all sales are final.

Used Schiit Audio Asgard 2 Head-Amp for $237

In new condition, the Schiit Audio Asgard 2 Headphone Amplifier goes for $249 plus mandatory shipping at the Schiit website or for $279 with free shipping (including 2-day Prime for members) at Amazon.

With these prices in mind, the Asgard 2 is available in “Used – Good” condition (no further details provided) for $236.57 with free 2-day Prime shipping (for members) by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

The price difference is close until you factor in shipping. For an East Coast zipcode, Schiit’s shipping fees are $16.49 for FedEx Ground, $30 for USPS Priority, $36 for FedEx 2-day. Because Schiit is in Southern California, West Coast shipping is less, for example, $14 USPS, $20 FedEx 2-Day.

Likewise, their PYST RCA cable goes for $20 + shipping on the Schiit website, versus $24 with free 2-day Prime shipping fulfilled by Amazon. Again, the shipping fee and delivery speed is the decider here.

Speaking of Schiit, the ebook co-authored by the two company co-founders remains on sale for $3.82 in Kindle e-book format. This 383-pager is the story of the company, most of which you can also find in parts in the Head-Fi forums ~ which are certainly not as readable or mobile as a Kindle ebook 🙂

NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp for $70 [MD]

More Massdrop action, running for the next seven days, you can get the new condition NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp for $70 with free shipping and handling. This will ship late June 2017, and as usual, all sales are final.

Zorloo ZuperDAC for $55 w/free S&H [MD]

The small USB DAC/amps continue to be popular, and one of those critters is now fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop, it is the new condition Zorloo ZuperDAC going for $55 with free shipping. Their offer runs for the next seven days and will ship late June 2017. As usual, all sales are final, so if you don’t like it, you have to sell it, can’t return it.

[DEAD] Monoprice M560 Planars + Stereo Tube Head-Amp for $240 after coupon and $0.01+ filler item

This coupon expired but it returns almost on a weekly basis, so if you missed it, just wait for a few more days 🙂

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