HIFIMAN HE400i Special Edition (Chrome) for $179

If the quality control issues don’t scare you away, good until 4/16/18, coupon code 50OFF gets you the new condition HIFIMAN HE400i Special Edition (Dark Blue Chrome) planar-magnetic over-ear headphones for $179 with free shipping at BuyDIG which offers free 45-day returns which is a plus if you experience quality-control issues within that period, but if anything happens after that, you’d have to take it with the manufacturer warranty.

Weekly Harman/JBL Store Sale w/Free S&H: AKG K81 for $27, AKG K181 for $64, JBL NBA Synchros for $40, Etc

The sales below are happening at the official JBL/Harman stores and are good until 4/15/18 or earlier if individual products sell out ahead of time. Their offers are a mix of new condition and refurbished, so always check each listing before buying…

We have a new lower price for these “classic” DJ headphones! The new condition AKG K81 DJ headphones (closed, lightweight, on-ears) are on sale for $27 with free 2nd-day air at the official Harman store. You can buy up to five pairs at the sale price. Sael ends 4/15/18.

In parallel the new condition AKG K181 DJ UE headphones with detachable cable, mono/stereo switch, and bass boost are on sale for $64 with free shipping and up to five pairs per customer.

With the NBA season heating up, the JBL Synchros S300 NBA-licensed headphones for six popular NBA teams are back on sale again for $40 with free shipping These are new condition.

Massdrop Headphone Tracker: The In-Stock Drops

In this post, we try to keep track of the various in-stock headphone-related offers that are available at Massdrop. This tracker is updated manually, that’s why we have a “latest update” date below…

LATEST UPDATE: April 11 in 2018: the Hifiman HE-350 is back… Added an “INACTIVE” section at the bottom for offers that are not currently available but could return in the future…


The In-Stock Drops are a relatively new feature at Massdrop, it is a more conventional online retail experience. These are products that are available at Massdrop facilities and will ship in about 2-3 business days after the daily drop you purchased from closes. The actual “drops” will open and close every 24 hours. In this case, the countdown clock is only for the daily drop, not for the whole offer.







+ I only mention warranty above if it is mentioned in the actual product listing (if it’s buried in the text, I may not find it)
+ If you spot any errors, typos and such, please leave a comment and I will update it! I like corrections, my binary feeling does not get hurt if someone points out a correction 🙂

[DEAD] Open Box Sennheiser HD 800 for $909

As of a 4/17/18 AM re-check, this sold out at this price…

The open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are available in “Like New – Open Box” condition for $909 with free shipping at Blinq directly or through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD). Both the Blinq website and AWD say there are two left. Since these ship directly from Blinq, we can assume that there is a total of two, not two at each place.

[DEAD] Telefunken Wiking Closed-Back Headphones for $89 + S&H

As of a 4/13/18 AM recheck, both Telefunken headphones are sold out…

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Monster ROC Sport Wired Over-Ears (Christiano Ronaldo) for $125

Especially for fans of Christiano Ronaldo, Woot Plus [the longer-running deals there] is offering the new condition Monster ROC Sport Wired Over-Ears by Christiano Ronaldo and Monster for $125 a 1-year warranty. The sale continues until the end of April 2018 and it is part of the Woot Plus headphone sale

This averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews at amazon.com where it has 21 questions answered…

[DEAD] Expiring Thursday 3am ET at Massdrop: UE900S, AK T1p, AT DSR, Dekoni, Etc

These particular offers (aka “Drops” in Massdrop-speak) expired, but most of their offers eventually return (in the unspecified future)…

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[DEAD] Philips SHP-9500S Open Over-Ears for $50 w/FS

As of a 4/17/18 re-check, this sold out (cannot be ordered until it returns again) and its price increased to $55…

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Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones down to $239

The new condition Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones (closed-back with ANC too) are further down in price now, the blue color scheme is going for $239, while three other color schemes go for $249, all these sold and shipped by Amazon actual where they average 4.1 out of 5 based on nearly 250 customer reviews and have over 120 answered questions…

Used Noontec ZORO HD On Ears for $12

The Noontec ZORO HD closed-back On-Ears in the red-black color-schemes are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperefections, damaged original packaging) for the very specific price of $12.47 with free shipping for Prime members (or with a $25+ orders) at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This was back during the earlier dates of Beats and these were considered by many to having out-Beating Beats 🙂

Beyerdynamic T51i On-Ears + $50 Promo eGift Card for $229

As we mentioned in our NewEgg Flash heads up post, today the Beyerdynamic T51i On-ears offer went live at NewEgg Flash going for $229 with free shipping and a $50 NewEgg promotional e-gift card. This is sold by NewEggFlash actual and comes with a 2-year warranty. Offer ends Sunday night or earlier if sold out. There is a red “Almost Gone” red tag on the page.

Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO (80 ohm) + $50 promo e-gift card for $179

NewEgg strikes again with another Beyerdynamic offer! For a limited time, you will receive a $50 NewEgg promotional e-gift card (good for one year after you receive it) when you purchase the new condition Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO (80 ohm) closed-back over-ears for $179 with free shipping. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, with up to two per customer. No coupon code needed, no mail-in rebate card, just add to cart and proceed to checkout. You will receive the $50 promotional e-gift card by e-mail in about four days after you are invoiced.

On the same listing, they have the 250 ohm version of this headphone for the same price but it only gets a $25 promotional e-gift card instead of a $50. Because the extra ohms are more expensive 😉

[DEAD] Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 (DJ Khaled) for $130

AS of a 4/13/18 recheck, this is sold out…

Woot has launched a new Electronics Garage sale and among the participating products is the new condition Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled in the Black Golden color scheme for $130 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat for non-members. These are wired closed-back headphones with “daisy chain sharing”

Used Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears for $14

On the budget side of things, the Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $14~ or “Used – Like New” for $15~, both by Amazon Warehouse Deals. These are AAA-powered ANC headphones but also work with a 3.5mm audio input…

Senal Studio Headphones with Freebies: SMH-1000 for $60, SMH-1200 for $100

As part of their NAB 2018 sales, B&H Photo is having a sale on a couple of Senal closed-back over-ear studio headphones and they get free accessories as well.

+ Senal SMH-1000 with free Senal storage pouch for $60 with free expedited shipping

+ Senal SMH-1200 (four color schemes available) with free Auray universal headphone case for $100 with free expedited shipping

Rockville BTH7 Swiveling Bluetooth On-Ears for $30 w/FS

The new condition Rockville BTH7 Swiveling Bluetooth On-Ears are currently on sale for $30 with free shipping by AudioSavings (New York) through eBay and also thru Amazon. It averages 4.5 out of 51 ratings at eBay (36 of them are customer reviews, the rest are “just” star ratings). It has just two customer reviews at Amazon.

Heads Up: next week at NewEgg Flash: Beyerdynamic T51i, DT 131, DT 240, Etc

This is a heads-up alert! According to the schedule of upcoming headphones at NewEgg FLASH, they are planning to launch the following headphone offers in the next few days, each offer starting at 12pm eastern of that particular day:

  • Mon 4/9: Beyerdynamic T51i On-ears
  • Tue 4/10: KEF Porsche Design Motion One neckband bluetooth earphones
  • Wedn 4/11: Beyerdynamic DT 131 On-Ears with a $30 promo gift card (that’s what the teaser says)
  • Thur 4/12: Sony XB950 B1 (bluetooth, no ANC) “Extra Bass” over-ears
  • Fri 4/13: Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO

The prices and the sellers of record will be revealed over there when each individual offer goes live. There’s always the possibility of something getting rescheduled or cancelled.

AKG K81 DJ Closed On-Ears for $29 w/free S&H

One of the sub-$100 frequently recommended headphones, the good old AKG K81 closed-back on-ear headphones are now on sale again for $29 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Orders will ship next week, which is still much faster than Massdrop 🙂

If you are a boldly going early adopter or reviewer, a marketplace seller called Adecco has replacement earpads for these (along with AKG K518 and MDR-NC6) for $4, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. There are no customer reviews, but they have three pictures of the earpads. Given the price, they are an Add-On item, so you must needs place an order of $25+. Limit up to ten per customer at this introductory/sale price.

Used Yamaha HPH-150B Open-Back On-Ears for $50 w/FS

The new condition Yamaha HPH-150B open-back on-ear headphones go for $100 at the moment but if you cut the price in half, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $50~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There are multiple models on the same listing, so if you are reading reviews, make sure they are of the correct model.

[DEAD] Saturday: Brainwavz, Bluedio, Symphonized, Etc

These lightning deal offerings are over…

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Even H2 wireless on-ear headphones for $170 + S&H

Touch of Modern is back with another sale, the new condition Even H2 wireless on-ear headphones are offered for $170 plus shipping and handling until 4/10/18 at 12pm pacific time… It goes for $200 on sale at amazon.com where it averages 3.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews. As usual, all sales are final with shipment happening in 2-3 weeks.

Speaking of Touch of Modern, they have a massive Art Clearance sale that includes some music-themed posters (Jay Z, Lady Gaga, etc) on clearance for around $15 each plus the obligatory S&H fee.

FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears return for $700 [MD]

Hot on the heels of the return of the HD 6XX and HD 58X, Massdrop has also brought back another drop, it’s the new condition FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears going for $700 with free US shipping. These will ship in late May 2018 from Massdrop with a 2-year FOCAL warranty since this is a co-operation. The offer runs until the end of the month, however, it may sell out ahead of time. 755 units are available and per the stats there, 690+ have been claimed! So don’t sleep on it for too many nights if you are thinking to jump in.

Used Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X for $239

The open-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X headphones are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $239~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual or for $253 in “Used – Like New”. These are not shown in the “default view” but when you filter it by Used Options only you can see them.

Now shipping: Focal Listen Professional for $299

The “red Professional” we are seeing with the Focal Clear is also available for the Focal Listen. The new Focal Listen Professional closed-back over-ears are currently in-stock and shipping for $299 by ProAudioStar through Amazon. They ship directly from the ProAudioStar (Brooklyn) and they are not Prime eligible.

Open-box Audeze EL8 Open Over-Ears for $399

The open-back over-ear planar-magnetic Audeze EL-8 headphones are currently offered in open-box “Used – Like New” condition with full warranty per the individual listing of Gramophone (Maryland authorized dealer) through Amazon Warehouse Deals for $399 with free shipping. These ship directly from Gramophone and are not Prime eligible. Another seller has them for the same price (World Wide Stereo) but their listing does not promise a fully warranty.

Back On: Sennheiser HD6XX and HD58X at Massdrop

The window has opened once again to order these two Massdrop exclusive Sennheiser open-back over-ear headphones with the following deadlines:

  • HD 58X Jubilee for $150 with free US shipping. Offer runs until the end of April 2018 with orders shipping late July 2018 from Massdrop/li>
  • x Massdrop HD6XX for $200 with free US shipping. Offer runs until the end of April 2018 with orders shipping late August 2018 from Massdrop, with all sales final and a 2-year Sennheiser warranty.
  • maximum five of each per member. Non-US shoppers pay $15 flat shipping. All sales final. Include 2-year Sennheiser warranty<

Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohm) Chrome SE for $140

Another $140 Beyerdynamic, the new condition DT 990 (600 ohm) in the Chrome special edition is also on sale for $140 with free shipping by the BuyDig eBay store with up to three per customer at the sale price. They are an authorized dealer and these come with the customary 2-year warranty from Beyerdynamic.

Beyerdynamic DT880 PREMIUM (600 ohm) Chrome SE for $140

Back to the Beyerdynamic classics, the new condition Beyerdynamic DT 880 PREMIUM (600 ohm) semi-open headphones are on sale for $140 with free shipping by the buyDig eBay store with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is the Chrome Special edition.

AmazonBasics Volume Limited Kids On-Ear for $9

With kids getting started with smartphones and tablets and such at an early age, paying attention to their hearing health is ever-so more important. Volume-limited headphones can be one approach. And for a limited time, the pink-orange color scheme of the AmazonBasics Volume Limited Kids On-Ears is on sale for the very specific price of $8.63 with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown. They average 4 out of 5 based on 501 customer reviews and have 28 answered questions.

Or if you prefer a blueish color scheme with a slightly lower price, coupon code 32K7M9G3 can get you the blue color scheme of the Mumba volume-limited kids headphones for under $7. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 90+ customer reviews. Only this color scheme is couponized.

[DEAD] Thur: refurb Parrot Zik 2.0 ANC/BT for $80

These daily deals expired…

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[DEAD] Thur: refurb Beats Mixr On-Ears for $50 w/FS

This expired but it is a recurring daily deal…

IF you missed these in the previous daily deal offerings, they are back! Running until Thursday at 11:59pm ET as a daily deal at All 4 Cellular (A4C), you can get the refurbished closed-back on-ear Beats Mixr (David Guetta Edition) in the neon yellow color scheme for $50 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty from A4C.

Monoprice Metal Closed On-Ears for $18 w/free S&H

Another couponless Monoprice sale and with free US standard shipping to boot! It’s the new condition Monoprice Metal Closed On-Ears, PID 18515, going for $18 with free standard US shipping. No coupon needed. This is a limited time offer but expiration date is unmentioned. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 38 customer reviews and has 13 questions answered (23 answers available).

Since the above gets free shipping, it should absorb most (if not all) of the S&H fee of this $2 new condition Monoprice 1-button earphones, PID 18591. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 60+ customer reviews. Shipping is extra, so append to another order to absorb their S&H fee.

Select Monoprice Monoliths on Sale: M565 for $180, Etc

Monoprice launched an old-fashioned sale, not a coupon promotion, on select Monolith products as follows:

+ M565 open-back over-ears for $180
+ M1060 open over-ears for $279
+ M300 planar earphones for $130, or $100 open-box
+ Bookshelf speakers, stands, etc
+ the $250 Turntable is not on sale, not sure what it’s doing there
+ the Monolith RCA cables 9ft and 12ft are under $20 with free S&H
+ the metal thin Omega headphone stands are $20 with free shipping (not Monoliths)
+ M560 for $150 or $120 as open-box

The M1060C, M560C and newly released USB DAC/amp are NOT on sale…

AKG K171 II Closed-Back On-Ears for $69 w/free S&H

The official Harman store is back with another weekly offer, the new condition AKG K171 II Closed-Back On-Ears are on sale for $69 with free 2nd-day air shipping and warranty with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They have detachable cables (two cables included) and the signature AKG “two story” headband

Now shipping: Klipsch Heritage HP-3 for $1200

These headphones took their sweet time to come out, the Klipsch Heritage headphones were announced at CES 2017 but they are still hard to find. But as of the time of writing, they are in-stock for $1200 by “HiDef Lifestyle”, a Pennsylvania A/V dealer through Amazon (four units left) and also through eBay and … Nordstrom