Sennheiser RS Kleer Wireless line-up on sale for $124 to $200

The Sennheiser RS-series line-up of Kleer wireless headphones is currently on sale at Amazon as a group. The entry-point into the Kleer line-up, the RS-160 goes for $124, the RS-170 goes for $170, and the RS-180 for $180. Review-wise, the RS-160 averages 4.1 (out of 400+), the RS-170 averages 4.3 (out of nearly 1000), and the RS-180 averages 4.2 (out of 700+ customer reviews). Each have their features and trade-offs, for example, the RS-180 is open-back, the RS-170 is closed-back, the RS-160 has a tiny hockey-puck transmitter, while the other two have big transmitters that also serve as headphone stands and chargers.

New arrival: Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2 for $300

At the $300 “magical” headphone price-point, we find the brand new Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2 headphones (series 2 aka 2nd generation), in-stock and ready to ship for $300, with a limit of five per shopping cart at by Amazon actual. In parallel, the first generation are discounted to $264 (limit 5), although at this point, it may make more sense to go for recertified (refurbished) for the first generation. The P-series has been making guest appearances at the Amazon Lightning Deals (new and recertified), so perhaps they’ll reappear during the holidays.

Bose SoundTrue On-Ears drop to $150

The new Bose SoundTrue colorful on-ear headphones have dropped to $150 in their various colors at various authorized Bose dealers, including Amazon. These are wired headphones. The only exception from that list is the AE2w which is an over-ear bluetooth pair for $220.

[DEAD] Sunday Lightning Deals: Bluedio, UrbanEars, etc

Sunday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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[DEAD] Saturday Lightning Deals: B&W P3 recertified, MEelectronics Venture and AirFi Bluetooths, AR HP1020 earphones

Saturday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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Tesla Invasion at Massdrop: T90, T70p, T70

A trio of Beyerdynamic Tesla headphones have been added to Massdrop (members only; free to join). As of the time of writing, none of them are fully unlocked (which means lowest price possible). The T90 can go as low as $460, the T70p as low as $395, and the T70 as low as $380. I am adding shipping fees to the total. Also added in this round was the SoundMAGIC E10 in-ears that can go as low as $25. As always, these are limited time offers and the lowest price possible is unlocked only if a predetermined number of buyers buy or commit-to-buy a particular offer.

MEelectronics HT-21 portable on-ears for $10

From the high-end to the single-figures we go, where the MEelectronics HT-21 portable on-ears are on sale for $10 (technically $9.99) per pair at by marketplace sellers and Amazon actual as well… They average 4.0 out of 5.0 based on 187 customer reviews.

[SOLD OUT] Fri only: Sennheiser HD 598 Open-Back Over-Ear for $100 (limit 2)

This sold out early, when I rechecked at 11am~ ET on Friday, it was gone :-(… As part of the top line Amazon Gold Box Deals for Friday 11/28/14, the open-back open-ear Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are on sale for $100 per pair, with a limit of two pairs per customer during this sale. This is the top of the current HD-5xx trio of 518-558-598. Yes, they have burl wood accents, it is not Photoshop 🙂

[SOLD OUT] Fri only: Bose AE2 Over-Ears for $80 (limit 2)

This too sold out before the 24 hours expired, but the Sennheiser open-back sold out earlier, so victory for the audiophiles vs the technocrats 😉 As part of the top line Amazon Gold Box Deals for Friday 11/28/14, the Bose AE2 Around-the-Ear (Over Ear) headphones are on sale for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 700+ customer reviews.

Black Friday at Headroom: ATH-M50x for $150, Momentums, Fostex, etc

Headroom has launched their Black Friday offers on their website and they include the previously mentioned Momentums for $200 (over) and $100 (on-ears), along with the black Audio Technica ATH-M50x for $150, a couple of Sennheiser Kleer RS-series wireless headphones, V-Modas, and on the four figure front, the Fostex TH-900 for $1350, and the Sennheiser “End Game Combo” for $3000.

Sennheiser Momentum Sale: Over-Ears for $200, On-Ears for $100

Looking for an opportunity to get the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears for less? has a sale on the Momentum Over-Ears and On-Ears. The Over-Ears go for $200 per pair in three color choices and the On-Ears go for $100 per pair in seven color choices! This is a sale, but it is not part of the lightning deals, so the expiration date is unspecified.

[DEAD] Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth for $100

This limited time offer expired… The Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth headphones are currently on sale for $100 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at by Amazon actual. They average 4.5 out of 5 with 32 customer reviews and have 22 questions answered.

[DEAD] Black Friday Lightning Deals: Philips Fidelio X1, AKG, Kinivo, etc

Friday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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[DEAD] Thur Lightning Deals: MEelectronics AirFi AF62, AB On-Ears, AT-CKM55, AR, etc

Thursday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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Woot Plus headphone sale (ends by 12/2/14)

Woot Plus has another heapdhones and earphones sale, this one ending by 12/2/14 at 12am Central time, featuring 17 different headphones and earphones from different brands (the only one that sold out so far is the AKG K840KL for $85). The headliner of the remaining ones is perhaps the new condition Sennheiser RS-120 RF Wireless for $70 with a limit of 2 per customer. Shipping is $5 flat as usual. Due to time constraints I can’t list and price-check the rest of them.

[DEAD] Star Wars SMS Audio On-Ears for $102 with promo code

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[DEAD] Fry’s w/personal promo code: JVC HAW600RF RF headphones for $25

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New at Massdrop: BeyerD DT990-250 Pro, xDuoo, etc

Yesterday launched a wave of new Massdrop offers, and today has even more. As of the time of writing, none of the ones below are fully unlocked (= lowest price possible):

+ Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm as low as $180 (only 250 ohm participating)
+ xDuoo TA-02 Tube DAC/Amp as low as $90
+ Hidizs AP100 Portable HiFi Music Player as low as $230
+ Luxury & Precision LP5 Music Player as low as $700 (only 1 needed to unlock)

[DEAD] MEelectronics AirFi AF32 Bluetooth On-Ears for $31 (blue only)

This limited time offer expired… If you like blue Bluetooth headphones (ha!), the MEelectronics AirFi AF32 bluetooth on-ears, in the blue color scheme only, are on sale for around $31 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart at by Amazon actual. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 1300+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Wedn Lightning Deals: Thinksound, B&O, Outdoor Tech, SMS Audio

Wednesday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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Lots of new Massdrop offers: Shure SE846, Firestone Stand (fully unlocked)

Massdrop (members only, free to join) has a burst of new offers added to their website. There are so many we break them down by fully unlocked and not. The status is as of blog-posting time. Check their website for future updates…

Fully Unlocked
+ Shure SE846 Reference IEM for $830
+ Firestone Audio Headphone Stand for $40

Not Fully Unlocked
+ Philips Fidelio L1 as low as $115
+ Ultrasone Pro 900 Headphones as low as $380
+ OSTRY KC06A Inner-Ear Earphones as low as $55
+ TTPOD T1S IEM as low as $33
+ Fidue A63 IEM as low as $42
+ Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier as low as $110 (close to fully unlocked!)
+ FiiO E17 Alpen Portable Amp/DAC as low as $113
+ Aune T1 MK2 Headphone Tube DAC/Amp Combo as low as $170
+ CEntrance HiFi-M8 XL4 Portable DAC/Amplifier as low as $560
+ Bakoon HPA-01 Headphone Amplifier as low as $1205 (funny, they have $10 shipping on a $1200 item!)

Also, don’t forget the AKG K7XX limited edition special we mentioned yesterday. As of blog-posting time, over 1500 have been purchased. They have a limit of 2000 units for this drop!

NewEgg: Klipsch Image One Bluetooth for $80, Pioneer SE-MJ522 for $15

NewEgg has another round of early Black Friday specials that include the following headphones:

  • Klipsch Image One Bluetooth On-Ears for $80
  • Pioneer SE-MJ522-K for $15 with promo code
  • JLab MyBuds earbuds for $4 (various colors)
  • sold out: Rosewill R-Studio E-550 for $5 with promo code

Microsoft Store reveals Black Friday offers: V-Moda LP2 for $100, Skullcandy Navigator for $40, and more

The Microsoft Store has revealed their Black Friday Headphone deals. These offers will go live at different times during the week, check their website for specific dates. They are not live right now. But they reveal the prices, so you can do your research ahead of time. Among others, they include:

  • V-Moda Crossface LP2 Limited Edition for $100
  • Skullcandy Navigator for $40
  • Beats Executive for $170
  • Beats Solo On-Ears Drenched for $80
  • Beats Solo 2 On-Ears for $180 (the ones on the IF WoF)
  • see dates, prices and models at the Microsoft Store

[DEAD] Refurbished HiFiMan HE-400 for $250

As of a 1/26/15 recheck, these are not available refurbished… HifiMan’s own online store is offering the HiFiMan HE-400 planar-magnetic headphones for $250 in refurbished condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals. They go for $300 in new condition.. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 110 customer reviews… Keep in mind, the latest model is now the HiFiMan HE-400i which goes for $500 new.

AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Headphones for $200

Massdrop just boosted its audiophile street cred. They are offering the AKG K7XX (actual product number/name, not a placeholder) Massdrop First Edition Headphones, yes, a Massdrop special edition (described as “Configured by Massdrop, manufactured by AKG”, based on the K702 65th), for $200 with free shipping. It even says Massdrop on them. This offer is fully unlocked, with a limit of 2000 units. The delivery estimate is hopefully before Christmas 2014 for US addresses, and probably after that for non-US addresses. Ends in 7 days from today or earlier if sold out. Details and specs over there.

Beats Solo HD Drenched On-Ears for $80 (many colors)

The Beats Solo HD Drenched Colors On-Ears are currently on sale for $80 at the Staples website, online only, but they are eligible for free ship-to-store or free shipping. About half the colors are currently out of stock, but their email says the offer is good until 11/26/14, so new supplies may arrive by then. The Drenched colors are not the latest on-ear model (the latest on-ear model is Solo 2).

[DEAD] Tuesday Lightning Deals: Beats Studio Wireless, MEelectronics M-Duo, Senn PX685i Adidas

Tuesday’s offers expired but there will be plenty more during the holidays at the Amazon Gold Box

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Used Audio Technica ATM-M30 for $34

The Audio Technica M30x is the latest model, but if you are more interested in the previous model, the ATM-M30, you can get it the used route, currently going for $34 in “Used – Like New” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual… These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 2200+ customer reviews over there…

Philips Fidelio X2 goes out of stock [updated]

As of a 2/17/15 recheck, the open-back over-ear Philips Fidelio X2 situation is this: in new condition, it is now back in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at by Amazon actual.

Meanwhile, the used condition is also sold out… However, it is in-stock in “Used – Good condition” for $270 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

NAD Viso HP50 for $250 new or $200 used

The NAD Viso HP50 started at the $300 battleground point for over-ear studio-ish headphones. Currently though it is going for $250 in new condition by various sellers at and around $200 Used (depending on condition) at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

[ENDED] Monday Lightning Deals: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears, Bower & Wilkins P3 refurbs, Bluedio

Today’s round ended, but there should many and more headphone deals during the holidays at the Amazon GoldBox

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California Headphone Co Silverado Over-Ears for $55

The California Headphone Company Silverado over-ear headphones continue to be on sale for $50, however, the Amazon Warehouses have run out, so they ship directly from the company which charges a $5 flat shipping. In other words, $55 total at These are the ones that do well in reviews, 4.5 out of 5 based on 81 reviews… Their sister model, the Laredo On-Ears go for $25 and ship from Amazon’s warehouses but average 4 out of 5 based on 26 customer reviews.

Koss Pro DJ 200 for $70

The Koss Pro DJ 200 fold-flat studio headphones are currently on sale for $70 with free shipping, in new condition, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at by Amazon actual where they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 31 customer reviews. They have detachable cords (two included, one normal, one smartphone/tablet), and stereo/mono switch, and a carrying case is included. They have 38 ohm impedance.

Black Friday Budget Pick: Sony ZX100 On-Ears for $10

A number of Black Friday circular ads are featuring the Sony ZX-100 closed-back on-ear headphones for $10. They are a solid budget headphone for the price. They will be offered for $10 straight up at Walgreens and Staples and essentially for $10 at Sears (when you factor in the bonus points back through the Sears Rewards program)… They have over 5000 customer reviews at with an average of 4.2 out of 5…

Sears Members Black Friday doorbuster: iLive Bluetooth On-Ears for $50 (get $40 back in Members Points)

If you are a member of the Sears Rewards program and willing to brave the elements of Black Friday madness (which now begins Thursday night), they have a doorbuster promotion on the iLive Bluetooth On-Ear headphones. You buy them for $50 but you receive $40 back in Points. You have to be a member of their rewards program for this. This is model iahb64, and if you want to research it ahead of time, this is the Sears product page.

Also part of the festivities, the basic JLabs JBuds will be on sale for $2.50 in different colors. This is a straight up sale, no points/coupons needed.