Monday Fry’s Promo Codes: Pono DAP for $250 [B&M only]

Neil Young’s PONO digital audio player will return as one of the Fry’s Electronics promo code offers for $250 for Monday 11/16/15, good in-store only, so you have to be physically near a Fry’s store to be able to get it. No rainchecks, with a limit of one per customer. The promo codes are individualized and included in their email subscription e-newsletters.

Audeze LCD-2 + Fiio X5 (2nd Gen) for $1000

We have a second Audeze-Fiio bundle at Adorama’s website. You get the AUDEZE LCD-2 Planar Magnetic Headphones (Bamboo/Lambskin Leather edition) along with the Fiio X5 Second Generation DAP, all together for $1000 with free shipping. No rebates, no coupons, no hassles, just add to the shopping cart and proceed with the checkout process.

Audeze LCD-X Planar Magnetic Headphones + 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP for $1700

And now another bundle from Adorama’s website, this time of the Audeze kind. The Audeze LCD-X Planar Magnetic Headphones + 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr are bundled together for a limited time for $1700 with free shipping… No coupons, no rebates, just add to the shopping cart and proceed as usual…

64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP for $350

The DAP revival continues to bubble under the mainstream, and another sale is feeding the bubbles bubbling under. The 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr digital audio player is on sale for $350 with free shipping at Adorama.com as a limited time offer ending by 11/15/15.

PS: I am calling them “DAP” if they play audio. Obviously, most of the portable DAPs also have some form of a DAC/amp, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to produce sound. Different DAPs have different DAC and amp features and options. I am trying to keep these posts simple, so if they play music, I classify them as DAPs. Otherwise they go into the Amps and DACs category.

[DEAD] Monday: Pono DAP for $250 w/Fry’s promo codes

This daily deal expired, but it’s not the end of Pono deals for sure…

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Now shipping: Fiio X1 DAP in new colors (Black or Blue) for $100

The Fiio X1 digital audio player is expanding its reach with two new color-schemes, and they are both in-stock for their regular price of $100 by various sellers at Amazon (check the detailed list of sellers for more specifics). The two new colors are Blue or Black. This is the actual color of the device, not a shell/skin.

If you are not mesmerized by the two new colors, you can get the previous colors in Open-Box condition for $86 with free shipping by “All About Office” (99%) through Amazon.com, in either the Silver or the Gold. These ship from “All About Office”, so no Prime 2-day shipping.

64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP + 64GB Sandisk microSD for $380

The 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr digital audio player is bundled with a 64GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC memory card, all together for $380 with free shipping at Adorama.com. No coupons, no rebates needed. It’s a bundle sale!

Astell & Kern AK100 Mark II DAP for $427 with coupon

The Astell & Kern AK100 Mark II digital audio player is currently oh sale for around $427 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods with coupon code SCREAM3 (5% off). The coupon expires on 10/27/15 at 11:59pm eastern (unless it’s pacific, in which case add three more hours to the deadline).

Mon Fry’s Coupons: Pono DAP drops to $280

A new low price for the Neil Young Pono digital audio player. If you are receiving the Fry’s email newsletter unique-for-you promo codes, their offers for Monday Oct-26-2015 include the Pono going for $280. The offer is limit one per customer, and you can get it at their brick and mortar stores or their website using the unique promo code from your emails.

Massdrop: FAD Sonorous VI, Fiio X5ii, E18, Jaybirds, DT880

The action never stops it seems at members-only Massdrop. The latest offers, good for the next 6-7 days (from blog-posting date) include the following:

  • Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphone could go as low as $515 shipped
  • FiiO X5 2nd Generation Player could go as low as $318 shipped
  • FiiO E18 could go as low as $155 shipped
  • Jaybirds BlueBuds X Sports bluetooth earbuds as low as $118 shipped
  • Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohm Headphones as low as $250 shipped

Used Astell & Kern AK T5p headphones for $1054

The new condition Astell & Kern AK T5p headphones go for $1400 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable going used, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition for $1054~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Refurbished 32GB iPod Touch 4th generation for $90

Especially if you have a lot of 30-pin Apple accessories and are only interested in a device for music listening, A4C (All4Cellular) is offering a seller-refurbished 32GB iPod Touch 4 for $90 with free shipping. It comes with a 90 day warranty from the seller “A4C”.

NOTE: this only has enough firepower to support iOS 6.x. Definitely not iOS 9.

Massdrop unlocked: Fiio X5 second gen for $318

The second generation is now fully unlocked (= lowest price during this promotion) at members-only Massdrop for $310 plus $8~ flat shipping. Shipping estimate is mid-October 2015.

If you can’t wait, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition for $300~ by All About Office through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships from “All About Office” (99%, 8856 transactions/12 months), so it is not eligible for Prime shipping.

Weekly Headphone Offers with Frys Coupon Codes

Every Sunday, Fry’s reveals their weekly promo code deals, which run from Sunday AM until Saturday PM, following the “Weekly Ad” cycle of most retailers. To use these promo codes, you must needs be subscribed to their email newsletters, because the promo codes included there are unique for each subscriber. With that intro out of the way, these are the offers for the week of 9.27 thru 10.3 in 2015:

* Sennheiser HD 518 open-back over-ears for $60
* JVC HANC80 (active noise cancelling) for $30
* Neil Young’s Pono DAP for $300
* Audio-Technica Turntable (AT-LP60-USB) for $87

Massdrop Unlocked: FiiO E10K for $67

A new round of specials is up at members-only Massdrop, and as of the time of writing, with 7 days to go (from blog-posting date) the FiiO E10K USB DAC/amp is fully unlocked (= the lowest price possible under this offer), going for $63 plus $4 flat shipping.

Also offered there, but not fully unlocked, with five days to go, is the FiiO X5 2nd Generation Player that could go as low as $318~ shipped. Meanwhile the Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC/Amp Combo, with six days to go, could go as low as $160~ shipped.

Used Fiio X3 (2nd gen) DAP for $170 [was $160]

The second generation Fiio X3 DAP (digital audio player) is currently available inand for $170 in “Used – Very Good” condition by All About Office there (ships from there, not Amazon) through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

UPDATE (9/20/15): the “Used – Good” condition for $160 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual sold out.

Massdrop: Fiio X1, SMSL M8 DAC, BD MXP 50

New offers are up at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop. The following have 6-7 days to go. As of the time of writing they are not fully unlocked. They are:

  • Fiio X1 DAP could go as low as $85 shipped
  • Beyerdynamic MXP 50 iE iems as low as $33 shipped
  • SMSL M8 Desktop DAC (IN: USB, TOS/Coax, OUT: RCA) as low as $180 shipped

8GB Sandisk Clip Jam for $35~ (limit 3 per color)

We are going high (Astell & Kern) and Low in digital audio players. On the low front, the 8GB Sandisk Clip Jam is currently on sale for either $35 or $36 (depending on color), with a limit of three per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual.

The $35 is actually $34.99, so you have to get over $35 for free shipping (eg $1.47 for this small AmazonBasics camera case (repurposed for small earbuds or small DAPs).

Keep in mind, the newer models are not Clip+ level 🙂 The Clip Jam averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 200+ customer reviews and has 49 questions answered as well.

Fry’s Promo Codes (Sept 13-19): Pono DAP for $300

Neil Young’s heavily discussed (and oft-ridiculed) Pono digital audio player is discounted to $300 for the week of September 13-19 at Fry’s stores and their website. To get the discount, you have to be on their emailing list. They sent emails with personal coupon codes that get you the discounts. As of the time of writing, amazon.com did not price-match it.

Massdrop unlocked: JayBird BlueBuds X Sport for $121 [plus more new offers]

Added to the members-only Massdrop and already reaching the lowest price possible during this offer (aka fully unlocked) are the JayBird BlueBuds X Sport bluetooth in-ears going for $116 plus $5~ flat shipping. Also added, but not fully unlocked as of the time of writing, with 6-8 days left, are the following products:

* Musiland Monitor 02US Dragon DAC/Amp could go as low as $109~ shipped
* Colorfly C4 DAP could go as low as $508~ shipped
* Sony PHA-3 Portable DAC/Amp could go as low as $708~ shipped

Astell & Kern T5p Tesla + 64GB Jr DAP for $1200

Bundle time again, this time we have the Astell & Kern T5p Tesla Audiophile Headphone (special Beyerdynamic edition) bundled with the 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr. DAP together for $1200 with free shipping at Beach Camera. No coupons, no rebates.

Shure SE846 IEMs + Astell & Kern AK Jr 64GB DAP for $1050

If you happen to want both the Shure SE 846 IEMs and also the 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr digital audio player (and dac/amp), you can get them together bundled for $1050 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupons/rebates, just add to cart… Offer ends 8/30/15.

[DEAD] Used iPod Touch (5th generation, 16GB) for $70 w/free s&h

This sold out already…

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Teac HA-P90SD DAP and Head-Amp for $550

The Teac HA-P90SD digital audio player (and headphone amp too) is currently on sale for $550 in the red color scheme (in-stock now) and the black color scheme (ships 1-4 weeks) at Amazon. Takes microSD cards up to 128GB. It has a multi-function input that takes analog or optical or optical (one input jack). Slider button indicates line vs digital. Plays DSD in addition to the usual formats (FLAC, WAV, mp3, aac, wma, etc).

Audeze LCD-XC + 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP for $1800

We have a trio of Audeze-centered bundles at Adorama. We start with the Audece LCD-XC + 64GB AK Jr DAP offered for $1800 with free shipping. No coupons/rebates needed. These are limited time offers.

Audeze LCD-3 + 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP for $1950

The Audeze LCD-3 planar magnetics are bundled together with the 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr digital audio player for a limited time for $1950 with free S&H at Adorama.com. They are back-ordered as of the time of writing, but you can still place an order if you want to lock up the price in place.

Audeze LCD-2 + Fiio X3 + Fiio E12 amp for $1000 total

Audeze and Fiio together? Why not? If that sounds appetizing, the Audeze LCD-2 planar magnetic headphones are bundled with the Fiio E12 Mont Blanc headphone amp and the Fiio X3 digital audio player, all together as a bundle (no coupons/rebates), for a limited time for $1000 with free S&H at Adorama.com.

Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP bundled with select Westone In-Ears with combined purchase discount

If you are interested in the AStell & Kern AK Jr 64GB Digital Audio Player, and also interested in getting a pair of Westone earphones, Adorama has created a number of bundles that offered combined purchase savings versus buying these separately. The offers expire on 8/28/15. They are:

Massdrop Unlocked: ZY Cable for Sennheiser HD-5xx for $25 shipped [also: xDuoo, Sony DAP]

Fully unlocked with seven days to go (as of blog-posting date) on members-only Massdrop are the ZY Cables for the Sennheiser HD598 and 595 and 558 and 518 headphones, going for roughly $25 shipped.

Also added there, but not fully unlocked as of writing time are the xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp (RCA, USB inputs) that could go as low as $135 shipped, and the Sony NWZ-A17 Walkman digital audio player that could go as low as $260 shipped.

Used Fiio X3 (first gen) with 64GB microSD and coax kit for $186

The first generation Fiio X3 digital audio player, bundled with a 64GB Snadisk MicroSD memory card and a coaxial connection kit is offered in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged) for $186 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. A marketplace seller with just 5 total ratings has it for slightly less if you are a more adventurous shopper.

The second generation X3, in new condition and without the Sandisk and coaxial goes for $200 or $170 Used – Like New (store display in original box).

Speaking of the X3, the Fiio HS3B protective case is down to $5 in new condition. It is fulfilled by Amazon, however, it is part of the Add-On program, so you need to place an order of $25+ before you are allowed to buy it. If you buy it together with an X3, you are obviously over $25. Or you can reach $25+ by getting six of these (they are priced $4.99 each but I round prices in the blog for simplicity).

Used 64GB Sony Walkman NWZA17SLV DAP for $240

The 64GB Sony Walkman NWZA17SLV digital audio player is currently available in “Used – Like New” condition (store return) by OneCall thru Amazon Warehouse Deals for $240. It ships direclty from OneCall (WA). The new condition price at authorized dealers is $300.

OneCall is an authorized Sony dealer and the online “persona” of the Huppin’s brick and mortar stores from the great State of Gonzaga (formerly known as the State of Washington).

64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr DAP for $400

On the digital audio player front, the 64GB Astell & Kern AK Jr is on sale for a limited time for $400 at Adorama. Offer ends 8/17/15 or earlier if sold out.

[DEAD] Used Fiio X1 DAP for $77.50

Just like the previous time, the used option at this price got scooped up real fast… The Fiio X1 digital audio player goes for $100 in new condition, but if you prefer to save some, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition in the gold color scheme for $77.50 with free shipping by Aamzon Warehouse Deals actual. Supplies may be limited. The description says damaged original packaging.

Pono Music player for $300 with Fry’s promo code

The Fry’s weekly email subscriber ad for the week of August 9-15 (2015) that comes with the personalized promo codes includes an offer for the new condition Neil Young much hyped/talked/maligned Pono digital player going for $300 after promo code, instead of its starting price of $400. The promotion is good online or at their brick and mortar stores. Limit one per customer.

PS: these not general use coupons. You receive them when you sign up for their e-mail newsletters. The coupons are unique to each email address and typically can only be used once (or whatever the limit per item).

[DEAD] Used Fiio X1 (silver) for $78

As of a 8/3/15 re-check, this sold-out at $78, presumably someone scooped it up. If you missed this one, fear not, I will be monitoring their prices and post a new deal post if there are any future deals…

The new condition price for the Fiio X1 Digital Audio player is $100 but if you want to save some, you can get the silver model in “Used – Very Good” condition (original damaged packaging, cosmetic imperfections) for $78~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals.