Shipping now: Monster DNA Pro 2.0 for $280

If you are a headphone early adopter and curious to check out the new Monster DNA Pro 2.0 headphones, they are currently in-stock and shipping for $280 with free shipping by Monster’s Amazon store. The orders are fulfilled by Amazon so they are eligible for Prime benefits.

[DEAD] Used Pioneer SE-M521 headphones for $18~

This used offer is no longer… A new burst of used deals from Amazon Warehouse Deals will be posted in the next few hours as I go through them and post! We start with the Pioneer SE-M521 40mm driver headphones available in “Used – Like New” condition for just under $18 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on six customer reviews.

[DEAD] Refurbished Focal Spirit One for $85

This offer sold out… Focal’s first attempt at a consumer-friendly sound signature, the Spirit One, is currently offered in refurbished condition for $85 with free shipping by Electronics Expo at Amazon.com, with the order fulfilled by Amazon so it is eligible for Prime shipping benefits.

[DEAD] Targus TA-41HP-WHT On-Ears for $4

This sale ended and as of 3/23/15 it’s back up to $13… You don’t even need a five fingers for these, the white color scheme of the Targus TA-41 (model TA-41HP-WHT) are currently going for $4.36 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of three per customer. However, these are part of the Amazon Add-On program, which means you have to place an order of $25+, otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy them. This restriction also applies to Prime members. The other color schemes of this headphone go for $13 each.

Unlocked at Massdrop: Audio Technica MSR7 Bundle (and Gustard H10)

Back to Massdrop we go where some new offers are up on that members-only (but free for anyone to join) website. The reason for the login wall is that some of their offers are below MAP (minimum advertised prices) prices, so they can’t have an “open” website with them.

As of the time of writing, two offers are fully unlocked (= lowest price possible during this promotion). Each one has four days left from today, with today being the blog-posting date, not the date you are reading this. They are the Audio-Technica MSR7 Exclusive Massdrop Bundle for $250 that includes the muted Antlion Modmic 4.0 and Brainwavz Zirconia headphone stand, with two color choices at checkout. This offer has a maximum of 400 units (129 purchased as of the time of writing).

The other one is the Gustard H10 headphone amplifier going for $300 plus $11.50 flat shipping.

Refurbished Kensington K33137 On-Ears for $5 w/free S&H

On the $5 shipped on-ear headphone front, the Kensington K33137 on-ears are offered for $5 with free shipping, in refurbished condition with a 30 day warranty by Ocean Reef Electronics thru Amazon Warehouse Deals. These ship from Ocean Reef so everyone gets free shipping. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 110 customer reviews.

Beats Solo 2 On-Ears (gray) for $140

The gray color scheme of the many different color options of the second generation Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones are currently on sale for $140 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. The other color schemes range from $150 to $200 at this time.

[DEAD] Ends Sun 3am ET: Street by 50c Wired Over-Ears for $70

This daily deal expired but these are offered every few weeks in lightning deals…
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[DEAD] AKG M80 Mark II Semi-Open Stdio for $30 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… One of their recurring deals are back, the AKG M80 Mark II semi-open studio headphones are the Musician’s Friend deal of the day offered for $30 with free shipping. Offer ends by 8am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out.

Unlocked at Massdrop: Bravo V2 and Shure SE535

A new wave of offers went up at members-only shopping site Massdrop, and two of those have already reached their lowest price possible. The Bravo V2 amp goes for $60 shipped, while the Shure SE535 IEMs go for $380 shipped. Both expire in about five days from today (today = blog-posting date).

Also launched at Massdrop but not fully unlocked as of the time of writing are the following:

  • Edifier H850 Headphones as low as $48~
  • IEMs: Fidue A63 as low as $42~, TTpod T1S as low as $33~
  • xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp as low as $135

Used RCA WHP141B (900MHz) wireless for $16.50

Amazon Warehouse Deals is building up inventory on the used RCA WHP-141-B RF Wireless headphones. There are multiple used listings, with the prices ranging from $16.50 to $19.25 depending on condition. With multiple listings, the chances of prices dropping further down are higher (unless of course they are getting bought up at a satisfactory rate (to the computer that decides the prices)).

These are perhaps best suited for utilitarian listening, not for dedicated music appreciation type of listing. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on nearly 1700 customer reviews.

Audio Technica ATH-RE-700 for $95 to $98

Audio Technica makes many headphones and they are not shy about releasing new ones every other day. Among them the ATH-RE-700 closed-back headphones. In the brown color scheme, they go for $95 at Amazon by Amazon actual.

If you prefer the black color scheme, it goes for $98 by Sonix Electronix and by Sonix at Amazon where they have one long customer review that compares to the ATH-M40x (and one short one).

Used Noontec Zorow Wireless for $70

The Noontech Zoro Wireless (Bluetooth and NFC) are available in “Used – Very Good” condition, in the white color scheme, for $70 by Amazon Warehouse Deals where they currently have three listings, so there is the possibility of the price dropping further down because of supply and demand dynamics. The new condition price is $100. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 27 customer reviews.

Used Sony MDR-7502 for $28~

The Sony MDR-7502s are nowhere near as famous as the MDR-7506 (the V6 cousin), but they go for a lot less too, you can get them for around $28 in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 3.6 out of 5 based on 49 customer reviews.

10% off select items with coupon (refurb RS 120 for $45 w/free S&H)

Tanga is offering 10% off select audio items when you use coupon code ROCKIN10 at checkout. The headliner is the refurbished Sennheiser RS 120 offered for $50 with free shipping. With the coupon, it drops to $45. This is RF wireless, but does not use Kleer technology (Kleer starts with the RS 160 model). A few other fashioable low-priced brands are included in the sale (Scosche on-ears, iFrogz, Subjekt, etc). There is a countdown clock on the deal expiration (around 3/15/15).

Sennheiser HD 419 for $35 w/free S&H

The closed-back Sennheiser HD 419 over-ear headphones are currently on sale for $35 with free shipping by some marketplace sellers at Amazon.com (Sonix Electronix, Adorama, VMI). They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 363 customer reviews and have 42 questions peer-answered by the interwebs.

If you like to digitally haggle, you may be able to get them for less, the VM Innovations eBay listing goes for $36 with free shipping, but they have “Best Offer” enabled, so you may (or may not) be able to get them for less.

The 419 are straight up headphones (no mic/remote). If you are looking for a model in the HD 4xx closed-back series with a mic/remote, the “HD 429 S” (S is part of the model name for Smart/Smartphones) is available for $26 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” condition by Pinnacle Deals thru Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro flatten to $100

No pun intended, but the price of the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro studio headphones has flattened to $100 with free shipping at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. IF you are trying to get the lowest price possible, these are occasionally featured as lightning deals for less, but the timing of the lightning deals is typically unpredictable.

Koss ESP-950 Electrostatic Stereophone for $824

Come on Barbie, let’s have an Electrostatic party! You can’t unread that line, but you can get the new condition Koss ESP-950 Electrostatic Stereophone for $824 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews and has four questions answered. This is not a lightning deal, so the price is market driven or manufacturer-promotion driven.

Used Sentry HW701 RF Wireless headphones for $3~

The SENTRY HW701 Wireless headphones look like yet another rebranding of those “As Seen On TV” basic RF wireless headphones with a transmitter base that takes two AAs and the headphones taking two AAAs. These are best for utilitarian usage, and not for music listening (unless you just want “background noise”). Regardless, the price is very right in this case, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition for $3.16 at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

The usual free shipping terms apply, if you are a Prime member, you can get them in two days for free! Non-Prime members need to place an order of $35+ in qualifying items for free shipping – as usual.

Used Ultrasone Edition 12 for $1000

The Ultrasone Edition 12 go for $1700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save a lot, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition for $1000 by Sonic Sense at Amazon Warehouse Deals. These ship from Sonic Sense, so they are not eligible for Prime shipping benefits.

The description for this listing says: “Authorized Dealer * In Stock * Orders Received by 10:30 A.M. MT SHIP SAME DAY!!!”

PSA: Headphones stolen from Audeze factory

There was a big break-in and theft at the Audeze factory in Southern California with a quarter million dollars worth of headphones stolen per the Audeze blog. If you are shopping around the auction/used/refurbished/off-market, be careful as the thieves may try to sell the stolen headphones. Audeze will soon publish the serial numbers of the stolen property.

Audio Technica ATH-M40x + Creative E1 portable head-amp for $110 total

This is an “if the stars align” type of a deal, if you happen to want both the new Audio Technica ATH-M40x closed-back headphones and the Creative Labs E1 portable headphone amp, they are bundled together for $110 with free shipping by Amazon actual (not by marketplace sellers). Who knew, Amazon is now making its own headphone + amp match-making schemes 🙂

The bundle has only one customer review but it is a detailed one. The headphones on their own average 4.7 out of 5 based on 243 customer reviews, while the E1 portable amp averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 66 customer reviews and has 26 questions answered.

Beats Solo 2 On-Ears for $150 (only red) [updated]

As of a 3/6/15 re-check, only the red color scheme of the Beats Solo 2 on-ears remains on sale for $150 per pair, in new condition, at Amazon by Amazon actual.

Some of the color schemes of the latest Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones (yes, the ones that generated a big debate among audiophile circles when they found their way to the *gasp* Inner Fidelity Hall of Fame) are on sale for $150 at Amazon and Best Buy.

Senal SMH-1000 Studio with free pouch for $70 [buy 3 sets for $180]

New York’s B&H Photo has a new sale on Senal Studio headphones. The more famous SMH-1000 with a free Senal storage pouch are offered for $70 with free shipping. If you need more, in multiples of three sets, page further down over there for a 3-pack for $180 (= $60 per set). The 3-pack also receives a free pouch per headphone. The freebies are included automatically, you don’t have to lift a finger 🙂

The less famous and lower priced SHM-500 are offered for $39 with free shipping. Or you can buy a 4-pack for $129 (= $32.50~ per headphone). No free pouches for the 500s.

Used Audio Technica ATH-AX3 for $21 (was $26.50)

More used fishing, if you are fond of bright red headphones, the red-black color scheme of the Audio Technica ATH-AX3-RD is going for $21 (was $26.50~) in “Used – Very Good” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Only the red color is available in this price.

Price updated in blog-post on 3/9/15.

Used Sennheiser PX 90 On-Ears for $36

The portable Sennheiser PX 90 on-ears are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for $36 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 4.2 out of 5 with 14 customer reviews, and are marked discontinued by manufacturer.

Shipping Now: Fostex TH-500RP for $700 [updated]

As of 3/3/15, the Fostex TH-500RP planar magnetics are now in-stock and shipping for $700 with free shipping at Amazon.com by market place sellers. They have one customer review so far over there, but it is from an audiophile.

UPDATE (3/5/15): Amazon actual sold out (1-2 months estimate) but various marketplace sellers have them in-stock at the same price.

Used Targus TA-13NCHP ANC over-ears for $6 [updated]

If you like to compare or experiment on headphones, or need a case, the Targus TA-13NCHP active noise-cancelling headphones are available in “Used – Like New” condition for $6 (was $7.35) by Amazon Warehouse Deals. The description says “Item will come in original packaging. Packaging may be damaged”. They come with a Targus branded case, which I am assuming will be included based on the description? The ANC circuit promises “up to 80% of ambient noise”. As the two reviews point out, these DO NOT include a mic with volume control. It doesn’t say how the ANC circuit is powered (single use batteries or internal?).

Price updated 3/6/15.

Free Audio Technica ATH-M50x with select PreSonus Monitor Speakers

Adorama is bundling the Audio Technica ATH-M50x closed-back over-ear headphones for free with the following Presonus Ceres powered studio monitor speakers. Free expedited shipping is included:

+ PreSonus Ceres C4.5BT Two-Way 4.5″ (black) for $300 total
+ PreSonus Ceres C4.5BT Two-Way 4.5″ (white) for $300 total
+ PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT Two-Way 3.5″ (black) for $230 total
+ PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT Two-Way 3.5″ (white) for $230 total
+ the color refers to the ATH-M50x, not the Presonus speakers
+ no coupon needed, these are bundled together, just add to cart and checkout
+ I don’t know when this promotion expires

20% off select Skullcandy headphones

The official online Skullcandy store has a 20% off headphone sale featuring the Crusher, Slyr, Plyr*, and Navigators. Very colors are available. No coupon code needed. This is a limited time offer but they don’t mention the expiration date.

Used A-Audio A01 Over-Ears for $91

The A-Audio A01 headphones, in the Matte Phantom Black/Lyric color schemes, are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $91 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Used Beyerdynamic T70 Over-Ears for $352 [updated]

The Beyerdynamic T70 Over-Ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $352 (was $336, was $344) with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The description says “Item is in original packaging, but packaging has damage…”

Price updated 3/4/15 1:21 PM ET.

Used JVC HA-SR500-B portable on-ears for $13

On the used front, the black JVC HA-SR500-B portable on-ears with mic/remote are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $13 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews.

Massdrop: Philips Fidelio L1 unlocked for $115

The Philips Fidelio L1 semi-open headphones are currently fully unlocked for $105 plus $10 flat shipping at members-only but free to join website Massdrop.com. There are about four days left in this offer from today (today = blog posting date here). These are semi-open with 40mm drivers and 28 ohm impedance.

Some of the marketplace sellers at amazon.com are close in price, starting at $118 with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon actual does not have them and they are marked “discontinued by manufacturer”. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 69 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Sennheiser PX100-IIi for $50, MM100 for $80, MM400X for $130 [plus $5 flat S&H]

This daily deal expired but items keep resurfacing in various future Woot deals until they completely sell out…
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