Thursday’s Offers: TaoTronics, Bluedio, Brainwavz Angled Pads

There is some modest action planned for Thursday 1/11/18 in the Amazonian Gold Box with the following tentative schedule:

+ starts 9:10am ET: Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo Truly Wireless (price before sale $130)
+ they have a 30% off clip-on coupon (may or may not work with lightning deal sale)

+ starts 2:50pm ET: Musitrend LP 3-Speed Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers, Vintage Style Record Player Support Vinyl-To-MP3 Recording, RCA Output, Natural Wood (price before sale $80)

+ starts 5pm ET: Bluedio F2 ANC Over Ear Wireless Headphones (price before sale $63)

+ starts 6:55pm ET: Brainwavz Angled Memory Foam Earpad (price before sale $27.50)
+ there are five colors of these; I don’t know how many will be on sale

+ starts 8:10pm ET: TaoTronics Wireless Over Ear Headset Bluetooth Headphones (price before sale $70)
+ they have a $10 off clip-on coupon (may or may not work with lightning deal sale)

JVC HAMR60X XX Xtreme Bass Over-Ears for $26 w/FS

Bomb da bass, JVC style! The new condition JVC HAMR60X XX Xtreme Bass Over-Ears are on sale at the moment for $25.67 with free shipping by Amazon actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so there’s no fixed expiration date. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 60 customer reviews and have 19 answered questions. They come with a 1-button remote/mic. Probably not for classical music fans 😉

Used Koss Porta PRO Black On-Ears for $32

If you don’t want to wait for another sale, the Koss Porta PRO retro-looking open-back on-ears in the black color scheme are available in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $32~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The older iconic black/silver model is also available used at a similar price, but it goes on sale for less since it’s an older model.

Used Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Over-Ears for $504

Stylish headphones in non-perfect condition are a bit of a tug of war, but if you are comfortable with multiple imperfections, the Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature over-ears are currently available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for $504 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual which offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee return policy. Or you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition for $612. The new condition price is $900~.

Used Panasonic RP-HT21 lightweight on-ears for $4

If you are looking for old-school lightweight/featherweight on-ear headphones, the good old Panasonic RP-HT21 are available in “Used – Good” condition for $3.90 in two listings by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. Shhhh! They are not currently marked as Add-On items, so if you are a Prime member you can get them with free 2-day shipping. Otherwise it’s free shipping with the usual $25+ for non-members.

Refurb Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 Wired Over-Ears for $100

If you are Bang & Olufsen curious but don’t want to break the bank, at the moment, eBay seller “DealPlanIt” is offering the closed-back Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 Wired over-ears for $100 with free shipping in manufacturer refurbished condition in the black color scheme with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price.

Refurbished Sony WH-1000 M2 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $280

If you don’t want to wait for a future sale, or pay full price for the new condition option, at the moment, eBay seller “Secondipity” (multiple locations) is offering the Sony WH-1000 M2 ANC + bluetooth closed over-ear headphones for $280 with free shipping in manufacturer refurbished condition in either the black or gold color schemes with refurbished warranty and 30-day returns.

[DEAD] Used Philips X2 for $217

As of 1/16/18, these sold out… If you must have a Philips X2 right now and don’t want to wait for it or the X2HR, there is currently a “Used – Good” listing (no further details given) for the very specific price of $217.49 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This is not a deal, but rather an availability alert for anyone who may have been trying to find it.

[DEAD] Used Plantronics BackBeat Sense Bluetooth On-Ears for $40

As of 1/16/18 recheck, the “fulfilled by Amazon” options are sold out…

This is fulfilled by Amazon which reduces the risk, but it’s sold by an unknown marketplace seller, so there is higher risk than average. It is the white-brown color scheme of the Plantronics Backbeat Sense bluetooth on-ears, offered in “Used – Like New” condition for $40 with free shipping by marketplace seller “Bodyline” with the order fulfilled by Amazon, offered at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

If you are risk averse, or you hate the idea of having to return an item, you may want to avoid this listing!

Pre-order new Sennheiser HD820 Closed-Back Flagship Headphone for $2400

If you want to be among the first to get hands ears on the all new Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back flagship headphone, pre-orders are accepted for it for $2400 at the Sennheiser website, along with the B&H Photo website. Their release estimate is early summer 2018, so pretend it’s a Massdrop offering if it will help make the wait less insufferable 🙂

The parallel HDV 820 DAC/amp has no wait, it is already in-stock and shipping at authorized dealers for $2400 as well.

This is one of many new headphones revealed at CES 2018, we are keeping track of them at our CES 2018 headphone summary. I’m adding new releases as fast as I can. This usually takes a couple of weeks of updates before it is finished 🙂 We’ve done these for most major trade shows, you can find all those posts under the New Headphones category.

Used Panasonic RP-HT161 Closed Over-Ears for $8

On the budget side of things, the closed-back over-ear Panasonic RP-HT161 in the black color scheme is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $8 sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, with free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is on the same listing as a totally different Panasonic headphones, so pay attention to reviews and answered questions to make sure you are reading about this model, and not the other and more popular model (the good old RP-HT21)

[DEAD] Used Sennheiser HD 650 for $191 w/free S&H

As of a 10:42pm ET recheck, this listing/condition sold out, and the lowest used price is $255+ in “Used – Like New”…

Blinq is a clearing house and overstock reseller of sorts, and they get inventory from various places. If you are comfortable with used, they are currently offering the open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 650 in “Used – Good” condition with a 30-day money-back guarantee for $191 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Blinq, and it is not Prime eligible.

The HD650 prices are squeezed by the Sennheiser HD 6XX which is currently offered for $200 at Massdrop but ships in late March 2018.

JVC HA-RX330 Over-Ears for $14

More budget over-ears action, the new condition closed-back over-ear JVC HA-RX330 (not to be confused with the older HA-RX300 model) are currently on sale (and/or price-matched) for $14 per pair at Walmart by Walmart actual (free 2-day shipping with $35+ order or free store pickup), or at Amazon by Amazon actual (free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order; limit three pairs per customer).

Three different models are on the same page, so keep that in mind if reading customer reviews or reading answered questions.

Koss UR-23i Light Over-Ears for $8.49

The earpads are the headphones (almost) in this new budget model from KOSS, and the blue color scheme, in new condition, is currently on sale for $8.49 by a marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. “It” refers to the Koss UR-23-iB model in blue, while the black color scheme, aka the the Koss UR-23-iK goes for $12.59, likewise fulfilled by Amazon. The other two color schemes go for $20.

If you prefer the black color scheme but want to pay single figures, you can get it in open-box condition for $7 by marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members (shhhh, don’t tell Amazon’s bots; it’s not an add-on item), or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. They are D-shaped earcups/earpads, lightweight but over-ear, with the usual Koss limited lifetime warranty despite the low price.

Used Soundmagic HP200 Open Over-Ears for $76

Soundmagic too has open-back headphones, the HP200, and they are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for $76~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. No further description is given on their condition. Build quality complaints drag their review score to 3.2 out of 5 based a dozen of them, so keep that in mind, especially if you are planning to use them in more challenging situations.

Used Audio-Technica ATH-ANC50iS ANC for $25

We continue our dive into Amazon Warehouse Deals with the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC50iS active noise cancelling headphones. They go for $99 in new condition, but you can get them for about 1/4th of that price in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. For higher risk purchases, a couple of marketplace sellers offer it refurbished for around $20 with free shipping, but shipping directly from them (not Prime eligible). You can also filter the options by Prime on the left hand side. These are powered by a single AAA battery, so a plus for fans of user-replaceable batteries and/or AAA rechargeables. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 23 customer reviews.

As usual with ANC headphones, if you are not planning to use them for ANC most of the time, you are probably better served getting non-ANC closed-back models with good isolation.

Pioneer SE-MS5T Closed Over-Ears for $40 w/free S&H

We continue with the Amazon Warehouse Deals dive. Because of the price checking that goes with it, a Warehouse Deals dive surfaces both used deals and new condition deals. This is a new condition deal. All four color schemes of the new condition Pioneer SE-MS5T closed over-ears are going for $40 with free shipping, with up to three per color per customer. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

Used Bowers & Wilkins PX ANC/BT Over/On-Ears for $295

I just started a mini dive into Amazon Warehouse Deals, so expect some used posts in a row (depending on what I find). As with most things blog, the newer posts will appear above it, not below it, since reverse-chronological order makes the most sense for time-sensitive type of posting.

The new condition Bowers & Wilkins PX active noise cancelling bluetooth headphones go for $400 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, you can shave about 1/4th of the price by getting them in “Used – Very Good” condition for $295~ with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals. They have two listings, both are damaged original packaging, with minor cosmetic imperfections on the item (item = the headphones in this case).

PS: I can’t tell from the shape of the earpads/earcups whether these are over-ear or on-ears, thus the all-encompassing “Over/On-Ears” 🙂

Tascam TH-300X Studio Headphones for $35 w/FS

The current Musician’s Friend deal of the day running until Sunday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Tascam TH-300X studio headphones (closed-back, over-ears) going for $35 with free shipping. These also have “cousin” brands, so google them up if curious or not familiar.

[DEAD] Starts Sunday 3:05pm ET: Tacklife budget Decibel Meter

These daily deals expired…

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Monoprice: 20% off $150+; 8323 Bluetooth for $25 w/free S&H; MP30 In-Ears for $25 w/free S&H, Etc

It’s not Weekend at Bernie’s, it’s weekend at Monoprice.com where coupon code YEAR18 gets you 20% off orders of $150 or higher. The total of $150+ must needs be reached with coupon-eligible products, not a mix of eligible and ineligible. The coupon expires Saturday 1/6/17 at 11:59pm pacific time.

Other headphone-related sales at Monoprice:

+ 8323 Over-Ears with Bluetooth for $25 with free shipping
+ this is model 24735, supports apt-X

+ MP30 In-Ears for $25 with free shipping, with two tuning nozzles

+ Pure Tube Stereo Amplifier with Bluetooth, Line, and Phono Inputs for $300

Used AmazonBasics On-Ears for $10.49

The lightweight closed-back on-ear AmazonBasics headphones in the black color scheme are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for $10.49 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. The headphones average 4.2 out of 5 based on 4290 customer reviews. They are “tastefully bassy” for modern music.

Friday’s Offers: Brainwavz, Symphonized, Etc

Friday has some action in the Amazonian Gold Box lightning deals with the following items scheduled to go live as follows:

+ ends 12:20am ET: Bluedio V (Victory) Pro Patented PPS12 Drivers Wireless Bluetooth headphones for $112.49
+ 63% claimed as of 10:18pm ET

+ starts 4am ET: ET: esinkin Bluetooth Audio Adapter (price before sale $23)

+ starts 8:55am ET: Symphonized PRO Premium In-ear (price before sale $30)

+ starts 1pm ET: 6pk Vinyl-record styled cup coasters (price before sale $11)

+ starts 5pm ET: Brainwavz Angled Memory Foam Earpad (price before sale $27.50)
+ five different options are available; I don’t know how many of them will be on sale

+ starts 5:35pm ET: Brainwavz S0 In-Ears (price before sale $45)

Hifiman HE-400i Special Edition + iFi Micro iDSD Black Label Amp for $549 after coupon

We mentioned earlier the iFi + Beyerdynamic combo, now we have a different iFi combo at BuyDIG! Using coupon code LISTENUP you can get the iFi Micro iDSD Black Label Headphone Amp with the HIFIMAN HE-400i Special Edition planar-magnatic over-ears for $549 with free shipping until 1/10/18 or earlier if sold out.

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 ANC Over-Ears for $94

Coupon time! Coupon code DIG5 can get you the new condition Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 closed-back over-ear noise-cancelling headphones for $94 with free shipping at BuyDIG.com. The coupon expires 1/31/18 or earlier if sold out.

Beats Solo 3 On-Ears for $197 (four color options)

The popular Beats Solo 3 closed-back on-ear bluetooth with W1 headphones are back on sale again, going for $197 with free shipping in four different color schemes (Gloss Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Gloss White) by the NewEgg eBAY store. Limit three per color per customer during this sale. Because of the W1 technology, you can make the most of these when you are using an Apple device that supports this technology.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BT/ANC Over-Ears for $150

The new condition Sennheiser HD 4.50 closed-back over-ear bluetooth with active noise cancelling headphones are currently on sale for $150 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and they have 65+ answered questions.

Combo: Beyerdynamic DT880 (600 ohm) + iFi Micro iDSD Black Label for $499 after coupon

Sometimes a combo is not a burger and fries, but instead a semi-open headphone and a DAC/amp 🙂 Good until Friday night, BuyDIG is offering this Beyerdynamic + iFi iDSD combo for $499 with free shipping using coupon code LISTENCLEAR. The two items included are:

+ Beyerdynamic DT 880 (600 Ohms) Semi-Open Over-Ears
+ iFi Audio Micro iDSD Black Label Headphone Amp

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $50

The new condition Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ears are on sale for $50 with free shipping as one of the deals of the day at Best Buy. They also go for this price at this color scheme at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. Either a price match or a manufacturer initiated sale. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 2000+ customer reviews at Amazon with over 550 answered questions.

Koss PRO 4S Closed Over-Ears for $100 [MD]

Diary Air(e) time now! Fully unlocked at Massdrop is the new condition Koss Pro4S Closed Over-Ears for $100 with free US shipping for the next three and change days, shipped by Massdrop in late January 2018. All sales are final still…

They come with the Koss lifetime warranty as Koss and Massdrop are partners, and have some of the Massdrop in-stock exclusives as well.

Monoprice M560 Open/Closed Planars for $150

It’s Black Friday revisited for the new condition Monoprice M560 open/closed planar-magnetic on-ears. They are going for $150 with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website at the moment. No coupon, it’s an old fashioned sale price.

It’s Back! Sennheiser HD6XX for $200 [MD]

The Sennheiser HD6XX listing at Massdrop is reborn of smoke and salt! It is running again for the next 20 days and change (from blog posting date), or earlier if the 10,000 unit limit is reached. As of the time of writing, 7721 units have been purchased, so there’s plenty of them to go around.

The shipping estimate is the same as the previous drop, late March 2018. They come with a 2-year warranty as they are a Massdrop-Sennheiser collaboration. Limit up to five units per customer at the moment. All sales are final and they will be shipped from Massdrop.

These have been around for a while now, so you can find more reviews and comparisons to other headphones and also the HD600/HD650 duo.

PS: if you don’t want to wait that long, you can try your luck no eBay or other used headphone markets and forums.

NVX XPT100 Studio Over-Ears for $70 [limit 3]

These will definitely not be confused with stylish fashionable audiophile headphones. They are studio headphones to the core, the new condition NVX XPT100 Studio Over-Ears on sale for $70 with free shipping, sold by Limitless Creations Direct with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

The headphones average 4 out of 5 based on nearly 150 customer reviews and they have nearly 40 answered questions.

[DEAD] COWIN E7 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $35

This lightning deal expired, BUT if you missed it, fear not – it is a recurring lightning deal…

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Used Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO for $370

The beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO studio headphones are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) for $370~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or $392~ in “Used – Like New” condition. The first link shows a summary of all options. This link only shows the used options.