Refurbished 16GB iPod Nano (7th Gen) for $100

If you want to get a seventh generation iPad Nano without breaking the bank, eBay seller VIP Outlet (Arkansas) is offering the seller refurbished 16GB iPod Nano (7th Generation), model MKN02LL/A, for $100 with free shipping. It comes with a 90-day warranty from them, and a 30-day return policy. Limit up to five per customer.

Seller-refurbished is typically higher risk than manufacturer-refurbished which is typically factored in the prices.

The 7th generation Nano is the first to use the new Lightning connector. It also has a headphone jack, and supports bluetooth 4.0. For more on the Nanos, dig into Wikipedia.

HifiMan Mega Mini Media Player for $99 [three color options]

More action in the Hifiman eBay store, the more expensive Portable Music Players were too embarrassed of the lower price of this model to have it under their DAP category so instead they pushed it to the “Other” category. Yes, the Otherization of DAPs!

Okay, silliness aside, the new condition HifiMan Mega Mini Media Player is on sale for $99 with free shipping by the Hifiman official ebay store in your choice of silver or gold or gray color schemes.

This can take microSD cards (often called “TF” in Asian tech specs) up to 256GB, and can play up to DSD. They have a long product description over there on the eBay listing, including a Q&A that answers the question whether it “requires a break-in”. I’m afraid to say that the only way to properly break in audio equipment is to use $999 audio cables, play alternative whale songs and pink noise, while wearing the headphones upside down and singing opera. This is known!

[DEAD Popwoods DAP for $35, Symphonized Wood IEMs for $15.50

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[DEAD] Hidizs AP60 (2nd Generation) DAP sale

This lightning deal expired…

If you are up early tomorrow, per the Gold Box lightning deals schedule at Amazon, they will have a lightning deal offer starting at 6:09am ET on the new condition Hidizs AP60 (2nd Generation) digital audio player. The price before the sale is $130.

They play DSD, support bluetooth with apt-X, microSD slot up to 256GB, etc. They are available in five color schemes and average 3.6 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews.

[DEAD] HIFI WALKER H2 Lossless Bluetooth DAP for $108

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XDuuo DAP 11.11 sales (ship from China)

Xduoo too is participating in the Gearbest sales. Four of their DAPs are currently on sale with free shipping from China, including their X2 DAP for $34, their X3 DAP for $76, the X10 HD for $120, and the X10T for $204. They also have their XD-05 DAC/amp going for $150.

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

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Refurbished 16GB iPod Touch (5th Generation) for $80

Good until 11/10/17 (or earlier if sold out), you can get the refurbished 16GB Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation for $80 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty by Altatec thru Rakuten after using coupon code ALT13 over there. This has a headphone jack and a lightning connector. The 4th generation iPod Touch was the last one with the 30-pin connector.

[DEAD] Open-box Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 DAP for $929

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[DEAD] RUIZU X50 Bluetooth MP3 Player for $19

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[DEAD] Used OPUS #1 MQA DAP for $195

The price went up as of 11/16/17 recheck…

If you are okay with used DAPs, the OPUS#1 MQA DAP is available in “Used – Acceptable” condition [no further details given] for $195~ [WAS 203~] with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals. The “Used – Like New” goes for $251~. There are no other used conditions in-between these two prices. It averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews. Price updated here 11/2/17…

[DEAD] Sunday: Fiio X5 II DAP for $180

This daily deal expired…

Good until Sunday 11:59pm eastern time, you can get the new condition Fiio X5 II digital audio player in the black color scheme for $180 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as one of their daily deals. Only this color is on sale.

[DEAD] Fiio X3 II Digital Audio Player for $135

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Sony NW-ZX100HNSM DAP for $499

We have a trio of back to back DAPs (digital audio players) on sale, courtesy of Amazon’s website recommendation algorithm surfacing them. We start with the new condition Sony NW-ZX100HNSM going for $499 with free shipping by Beach Camera with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews.

Cowon Plenue D DAP for $189

Jet Audio is discounting the gold/black color-scheme of their Cowon Plenue D digital audio player to $189, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible. The other color scheme is over $200. Together they average 4.1 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews and they have nearly as many answered questions.

They have a 32GB internal memory and a microSD slot as well. This runs their own DAP OS. No Android.

Pionner XDP-100R DAP for $269

The new condition Pionner XDP-100R DAP in the silver color scheme is on sale by Electronics Expo (authorized dealer) across various internet sellers. It goes for $269 through Sears and for $270 Prime-eligible fulfilled by Amazon, and $279 through Walmart.

This has a 32GB internal storage along with two microSD card slots, and a 4.7-inch 720p touchscreen display. It runs Android (Google Play app access).

[DEAD] 16GB Bassplay P3000 High Resolution DAP for $50

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Focal Elear + Astell & Kern AK 100 II for $1150

Hide your wallet or call your Spouse CFO to get pre-authorization for this! The Focal Elear headphones are now available as a bundle at Adorama! For $1150 with free shipping you can get the new condition Focal Elear with the Astell & Kern AK 100 II together!

The Elear go for $1000 on their own while the AK 100 II has a regular price of $900, but it is currently on sale for $539 at select dealers. This is a limited time offer!

So in other words, you can see this offer as buy the Focal Elear and add the AK 100 II for $150 more. You can always sell or trade or gift the Astell which is a DAP, DAC and amp.

Adorama is an authorized dealer of both. This is a limited time offer!

Astell and Kern AK 100 II DAP and DAC/amp for $539

If you like the Astell and Kern AK 100 II DAP, DAC and amp combo, but you are not tempted by Focal Elear bundle, you have another option: the AK 100 II is on sale in new condition for $539 at B&H Photo and a couple of recognizable sellers at

Sony NW-A35 Walkman DAP for $148

As part of the 2017 Sony audio line-up, the new condition Sony NW-A35 Walkman, in the 16GB storage option (fear not, it also takes microSD cards), is on sale for $148 in three color schemes by various sellers including Amazon actual at This supports DSD playback, along with Bluetooth including LDAC.

[DEAD] Sony NW-ZX100HN-SM DAP for $399

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Refurbished Zune HD for $70

Between smartphones and a resurgent media player market, there are plenty of choices to play music with a portable device. But if you happen to be looking for a good old Microsoft Zune HD, it is available in certified refurbished condition for $70 by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible.

Used Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP for $180

We previously mentioned that the Astell & Kern AK Jr. Hi-Res Music Player is on sale for $249 in new condition, but if you are comfortable buying used DAPs from reputable dealers, you can get it in Used Condition, rated a 9/10, at B&H Photo for $180 with free shipping.

PS: if you are curious about this device, B&H also has over there its 27-page PDF manual. This is a link directly to the PDF file.

Astell & Kern AK Jr. Hi-Res Music Player for $249

More DAP sale action, the new condition Astell & Kern AK Jr. Hi-Res Music Player is on sale for $249 with free shipping by a fulfilled by Amazon seller along with B&H Photo. This has 64GB on-board storage and a microSD storage (up to 256GB cards).

Fiio X5 DAP (2nd Generation) for $180

The Fiio digital audio player (DAP) has grown in all directions now-a-days. If of all the available models out there it is the new condition X5 II the one you want, it is curerntly on sale for $180 with free shipping at New York’s B&H Photo.

PS: I don’t have this model, but I have a text and pictures unboxing of the Fiio X1 (first generation). A review of it is coming 🙂

[DEAD] Monday: Astell&Kern AK120 II DAP for $749

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Good until Monday at 11:59pm ET, you can get the new condition Astell&Kern AK120 II DAP for $749 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it is one of their daily deals. This supports up to 5.6 MHz DSD.

[DEAD] 8GB FecPecu MP3 Player for $18+

This lightning deal expired, but these DAPs are among the recurring lightning deals, so it will probably come back in the future…

Good until 3:40am ET, the new condition 8GB Fecu Metal MP3 player is a lightning deal sale for $18.31 in the black color scheme (and more in the other colors), sold by FecPecu, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon so they are Prime eligible.

This DAP which can play a lot more than MP3 files (APE, WAV, OGG, FLAC, WMA, etc) averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews. It also takes microSD memory cards up to 64GB.

8GB Tensun MP3 Player with microSD for $25 after coupon

If you like to explore budget Chi-Fi mp3 players, the 8GB Tensun MP3 with microSD slot (up to 64GB) drops from $30 to $25 when you enter coupon code R7JWEYMN at checkout, sold by Tensun, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible. It supports various formats and averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews and has a dozen of answered questions. It also includes a pair of basic-looking earphones.

I haven’t seen or touched this. It is slightly tempting to do a budget chi-fi DAP group review, but I would need 240 hours per day for that 🙂

[DEAD] 8GB FecPecu MP3 Player with Bluetooth for $23

This lightning deal expired. It was $4 off the current price. With prices so low, there is a pretty low ceiling on how much they discount them ~ unless it’s a fire sale 🙂

Good until 5:34pm ET today, as one of the lightning deals at Amazon, you can get the 8GB FecPecu MP3 Player with Bluetooth for $23~ in two color options. This plays a number of audio files, but not DRM files. It has 8GB storage of its own, and can support microSD cards up to 64GB.

SanDisk 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player for $28

The green and pink color schemes of the new condition SanDisk 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player are on sale for $28 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three per color per customer. This is not a lightning deal. When browsing around the listings, note that there is a mix of new condition and certified refurbished, so pay attention to each listing in the Amazon search results.

They have a microSD slot, so you can have a lot more than 8GB of music stored on this player. In addition to DRM-free audio formats, it also plays Audible (DRM). They come with a 2-year warranty (the new condition models).

Used HiFiMan HM-650 DAP for $299

If you are comfortable with used DAPs and beat up boxes, the HiFiMan HM-650 is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged box, all accessories included) for $299 with free shipping by HeadAmp Audio Electronics with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free Prime shipping. The new condition price is $450.

PS: a number of Hifiman IEMs are currently on sale – check the Hifiman posts here if interested.

XDuoo X3 DAP for $83 to $90

If you are comfortable buying from non-famous eBay sellers, the XDuoo X3 digital audio player (DAP) is offered in new condition for $83~ with free shipping by eBay seller OverSeaOutlet (99.1%, New Jersey). Two units are available as of the time of writing.

If you prefer a more better known seller, Massdrop has it running for $90 with free shipping, available in three different color options. The sale runs for the next five days, it will ship end of June 2017, and as usual, “all sales final”.

Fiio X1 DAP for $70 + S&H [MD]

Unlocked at the members-only Massdrop site is the new condition Fiio X1 (first generation) digital audio player going for $70 plus shipping. The offer runs for the next six days but may end earlier if the 64 available units are claimed (39 of them are claimed as of posting time).

These will ship in late June 2017, and all sales are final as usual. They will ship from Massdrop.

I am listening to music through this as I am writing this as a matter of fact 🙂 The promised review is still in the works, but I already posted a utilitarian text and pictures unboxing (no audio, no slideshows, no video, no annoyances).

If you don’t want to deal with Massdrop and forgo the option to return it if you don’t like it, you can get it for $79 Prime eligible in the gold color scheme.

Further complicating decisions is that Fiio released a 2nd Generation model which goes for $100 and adds Bluetooth. I’ve only used the first generation, so I can’t compare them.

[DEAD] Memorex MR4240 Portable AM/FM Pocket Radio for $10

As of 5/30/17 AM recheck, this sale ended, ruining my lo-fi DAP joke 🙁

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