Fry’s B&M only: Sol Republic Master Tracks for $100 with promo code

If you subscribe or if you are already subscribed to the Fry’s Electronics ( emailing list, they send you unique promo codes by email that only you can use towards the purchase of select products that they have on special. Among the latest emails, one of the offers has the Sol Republic Master Tracks Over-Ears for $100. The promo code expires at the end of day on 1/5/15. This is only good in-store, not at their website. Limit two per customer. Stock and availability may vary from store to store (I can’t check them all). There are three colors available and they are eligible for this offer. They have a mic and 3-button remote… They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 200+ customer reviews at

Verizon: get Sol Republic Tracks for $10 with new 2yr Droid Maxx or Moto X contract or Edge

If you happen to be interested in getting either the Motorola Moto X or the Droid Maxx smartphones on Verizon with a two year contract or an Edge activation, you can add the Sol Republic Tracks on-ear headphones for just $10 more. This is only a deal if you are interested in either one of these phones on a Verizon contract. Otherwise, the contract is obviously way too expensive to counter the “combo” discount for the headphones. This is a limited time offer but their TV ad did not mention a specific expiration date.


[DEAD] Used Philips Fidelio X2 for $270

As of 1/5/15, the used options are sold out and it is only available in new condition at the regular price… This is a small discount at the moment compared to the new condition price, but dedicated used-condition buyers may find it of interest still since these are a new release. The Philips Fidelio X2 is available in “Used – Good condition” for $270 at Amazon Warehouse Deals by AWD actual. The new condition price is $300. The used price may go up and down depending on various factors, so you may want to keep an eye out for it in case it gets discounted.

[DEAD] Used Audio Technica ATH-M30 for $40

As of 1/5/15, this sold out and is no longer available used at this price… If of all the Audio Technica studio headphones, old and new, it is the ATH-M30 the ones you want, they are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $40 with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals by AWD actual. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on nearly 2300 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD 429 for $40

This offer ended and the eBay listing is gone…
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Numark Electrowave DJ Headphones for $50 w/free S&H

The white Numark Electrowave DJ Headphones are currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend as part of their Warehouse Clearance sale that includes 80+ headphones. If you are not familiar with a headphone’s price range, do price check at Amazon and other places, as MF’s prices are all over the place compared to Amazon and such.

Used Sennheiser HD 429 S for $26 w/free S&H

On the other hand, if you are looking for a pair of Sennheiser HD 4xx headphones with a mic/remote, and don’t mind used, the HD 429 S (the S is part of the name, S for smartphone) are available in “Used – Like New” condition for $26 with free shipping by Pinnacle Deals at Amazon. These ship from Pinnacle Deals, so everyone gets free shipping… They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews.

Velodyne vTrue Aluminum Studio headphones for $90

Good until 1/1/15, NewEgg is offering the Velodyne vTrue Aluminum Studio headphones with a more oval / heart-shaped earpads for $90 with free shipping. No promo code needed. They have 50mm drivers and 24 ohm impedance, and include two cables (straight and with remote/mic).

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD 449 headphones for $60

This offer ended and the eBay listing is gone…
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Targus Bluetooth On-Ears for $20 (YMMV)

On the strictly utilitarian bluetooth front, the Targus Bluetooth On-Ears, model TA-44HP-BT-BLK, are on sale this week (ends 1/3/15) at Staples brick and mortar store for $20 per pair. I can’t check every Staples stores, so there is a YMMV.

These are also going for $20 by Office Depot on eBay Now with a $5 flat local delivery fee. This is part of eBay Now (local delivery), not the regular eBay.

Hifiman HE-400 Over-Ear Planar for $300

With the new Hifiman HE-400i planar magnetics riding in at $500, the older HE-400 have now settled to $300 at sold at this price by Hifiman and HeadAmp (VA) and RazorDog Audio (eBay).

Groupon: 10% off with coupon includes Audio Gear

Groupon is offering 10% off Groupon Goods products with coupon SALE10 until late on 12/30/14. This includes headphones and audio gear among many other things.

With the 10% off discount deducted (I am doing the math in my head, so there may be math errors), you can get:

  • Monster N-Tune On-Ears for $81
  • Noontec Hammo Over-Ears for $59~
  • Photive X-Bass Bluetooth for $40~
  • Etymotic MC3 in-ears for $45
  • Panasonic RP-HJE-120 earbuds for $4.50
  • and more

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro for $110

If you missed it during the holiday lightning deals, and you don’t want to wait for future specials, the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro studio headphones are currently going for $110 at by Amazon actual and slightly less by some of the marketplace sellers over there. These are a step above the HD 280 product line-up and average 4.4 out of 5 based on 420+ customer reviews. If you are curious about them, they have 80+ questions answered.

[DEAD] California Headphone Company Laredo On-Ears for $15

As of 1/13/15 recheck, they are sold out again…

The On-Ear headphones from the California Headphone Company, the Laredo, are back at, shipped by Amazon for $15 per pair (so eligible for Prime shipping or $35+ free for non-Primes), with no purchase quality limits… The more highly rated Silverado Over-Ears remain out-of-stock and un-orderable.

Massdrop: Philips L1, Shure SE-846

Two new offers are live at members-only, with six days to go (from today), with neither fully unlocked as of the time of writing.

+ Philips L1 over-ears as low as $115
+ Shure SE846 in-ears as low as $820

Sony MDR-MA100 Open-back Over-Ear for $22

Open-back on a budget now, the Sony MDR-MA100 over-ears are going for $22 by marketplace sellers with the orders fulfilled by This is discontinued by the manufacturer but some supplies are still available. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 43 customer reviews.

Sol Republic Tracks Collegiate as low as $73 (Western Michigan)

If you are a fan of Western Michigan, the Sol Republic Tracks Collegiate series on-ear headphones with 3-button remote and mic is on sale for $73. Next up is Tennessee for $85, and Gonzaga for $90. Other schools go for more. See them all at

Beyerdynamic DT 235 (white) for $35 (limit 3)

They may not win fashionable headphone of the year awards, but they focus on function, and they are now on sale for $35, the white Beyerdynamic DT 235 lightweight closed-back on-ears, at by Amazon actual with a limit of three per customer. The black goes for more, currently $42. These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 86 customer reviews.

Panasonic RP-HC200-Y noise cancelling for $20

If you are looking for yellow headphones with active noise cancelling (ANC), the Panasonic RP-HC200-Y are currently on sale for $20 per pair, with a limit of three per customer, at These are powered by one AAA battery. Needless to say, don’t expect these to perform like the Bose QC headphones that cost an order of magnitude more. The HC200s average 3.6 out of 5 with nearly 500 customer reviews.

Note: A good rule of thumb when it comes to ANC headphones, if you are not planning to use them mostly in ANC situations where they can be effective, then you are better off getting closed-back headphones with a good seal.

Velodyne VFree bluetooth on-ears for $50

On the Bluetooth on-ears front, the Velodyne VFree, in either black or white, are offered for $50 with free shipping, by a marketplace seller, with the order fulfilled by These have apt-X technology but they are using Bluetooth v2.1.

Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ears for $75

The Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear headphones, with “Extended Bass” included in their subtitle are currently going for $75 with free shipping, in new condition, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at by Amazon actual. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 500+ customer reviews. If you have any questions about them, they may have already been answered, it has 68 customer questions answered. Keep in mind, the answers are peer-to-peer, so it is up to the internet to self-police the accuracy of the answers.

Sennheiser RS120 Wireless (RF) for $76

The wireless (RF, no Kleer) Sennheiser RS120 headphones are currently on sale for $76 with free shipping, with a limit of three pairs per customer, at by Amazon actual. You get the headphones and the charging dock which also serves as a stand and of course as a transmitter. You can use multiple headphones with one transmitter, up to 100 according to the product description. I don’t know if anyone tested 100 🙂

Note #1: Model number disambiguation: the headphones on their own are model HDR 120. This item mentioned here, the RS 120 includes one pair of headphones and one transmitter/charging-dock.

Note #2: the RF models using Kleer technology start at RS 160.

New-Other Beats Solo HD On-Ears for $90

Among the latest eBay offers, we find the new-other (non-retail box) Beats Solo HD on-ears offered for $90 with free shipping, in either purple or pink. The seller is “buyspry” (99.5%). Nearly 10,000 units got sold through this eBay listing.

Massdrop: Air-Fi Matrix 2 fully unlocked for $72

With five days left (as of 12/28/14), at members-only but free-to-join shopping club Massdrop, the bluetooth MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix 2 headphones (model AF 62) are currently fully unlocked (lowest price possible) for $72 with free shipping and handling. The product description over there proudly pronounces this headphone’s Wall Of Fame selection at Inner Fidelity.

Also added to Massdrop, but not fully unlocked are the HiSound Audio WooDuo 2 IEMs, with the lowest price possible being $65 with six days left (from today [today = blog-posting date]).

[DEAD] Used AKG K240 for $42

As expected, this got scooped up quickly, gone as of a 12/19/14 recheck…

The new condition AKG K240 first generation studio headphones is stubborn-ish around $60, but if you are comfortable getting a Used condition, it is currently available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for $42 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual, so it qualifies for free shipping (or 2-day Prime for members). This may not last long, but I can’t keep checking the listing every hour, so it may be long gone by the time you read this.

[DEAD] Sat only: Philips SHP3000 over-ear headphones for $10

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Panasonic Technics RP-DH1250 DJ headphones for $108

The silver Panasonic Technics RP-DH1250 DJ headphones, model RP-DH1250-S, is currently on sale for around $108 and change per pair at by Amazon actual which has a limit of three pairs per customer during this promotion. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price can continue or change at any point in time.

Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla for $920 (was $950, was $1000)

The Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla headphones are currently on sale for $920 (was $950, was $1000) with free shipping at by Amazon actual with a limit of five per shopping cart… Price updated 12/26/14.

Sennheiser PMX 60 behind-neck for $18 w/free S&H

Not part of the previously mentioned clearance sale, but part of the Tanga sales are the discontinued Sennheiser PMX 60 behind-neck headphones going for $18 with free shipping. Tanga typically has a limit of ten per customer. They are described as new condition, in retail packaging, with two year warranty.

These average 3.9 out of 5 with 250+ customer reviews at

Tanga Clearance sale: Sennheiser MX 365 earbuds or Philips Android in-ears for $12 w/free S&H each and more has an end of year headphone clearance sale featuring nearly 40 different sub-$100 earphones and headphones, mostly from non-mainstream and non-audiophile brands. The online ones over $100 are Beats. About half of them come with free shipping. Some potentially interesting ones:

+ Sennheiser MX 365 Stereo Earbuds (brown only) for $12 w/free S&H
+ Philips SHE7005A/28 In-Ears for Android for $12 w/free S&H
+ Logitech Ultimate Ears 200 in-ears (red or purple, I can’t tell) for $14 w/free S&H
+ Scosche Realm RH600 On-Ears (white) for $29 + shipping (similar price fulfilled by Amazon)

The clearance ends in very early January 2015, or earlier for any that happen to sell out.

Massdrop: Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2 for $78

Fully unlocked (lowest price possible) at the moment at Massdrop are the Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500 Mark II closed-back DJ headphones going for $70 plus around $8 flat shipping. They come with two cables, pouch, plug and adapter. There are about six days left (from today; today = blog-posting date) for this offer. Massdrop is free to join; but only members can see or buy the offers.

Open-box Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears (brown) for $157

The VM Innovation’s eBay store is offering the open-box Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears, in the brown color scheme, for $157 with free shipping. They come with a 3-month manufacturer warranty plus a 9-month VMI warranty, bringing the total to one year of warranty coverage. They are not in the original packaging. VMI is an authorized Sennheiser dealer.

Jabra Revo On-Ears: Wired for $60 or Bluetooth for $100

As part of the Staples website’s deals, good until 12/30/14 (or earlier if sold out), there is a sale on select Jabra Revo On-Ear headphones. The wired go for $60 per pair (gray or white color scheme) while the bluetooth on-ears go for $100 (black color scheme).

Massdrop: Bravo V3 unlocked for $73 (also: AKG K812, Fiio X5)

In the land of the Massdrops, the Bravo V3 “naked” headphone amp is fully unlocked for $65 plus $8 flat shipping. This is the lowest price possible. Expires in about five days from today. A couple of other items are offered but not fully unlocked as of posting time, the AKG K812 flagship can go as low as $1080, while the FiiO X5 audiophile DAP can go as low as $300. Check their website for future updates on each individual offers. Unfortunately I cannot “babysit” individual offers throughout their lifecycle.

[DEAD] MEElectronics Atlas On-Ears for $40 (some colors)

This sale ended as of 12/25/14 recheck…
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