Tin Hifi T4 IEMs for $70 at Massdrop

Tin has been building a reputation for itself, and now the T4 IEMs are part of the Massdrop Black Friday, on sale for $70 with an early January 2021 shipping estimate. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. They come with a nice looking case and various eartips [see gallery picture #6 over there]… This is the standard version, it is not a “Massdrop X” version [there’s enough of these that we now have to specify to prevent potential confusions]…

Used 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $40

If you are fond of the 1More Triple driver IEMs, there are plenty of them available in USED condition for around $40 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This listing shows both new and used prices. Select USED on the tab over there to see even more used prices.

As of the time of writing used prices range from $38 in “Used – Good” to $41 in “Used – Like New”, with “Used – Very Good” sitting in between them at $40…

Monoprice headphones, speakers and tube amps sale

Monoprice is running a big headphones and speakers sale. We already mentioned a couple of them, but they have a total of 37 headphone options on sale, seven speakers and three tube amps…

+ the good old 8323 closed over-ears for $16 with free US shipping

+ Modern Retro over-ears for $21
+ closed-back, clone cousin of Superlux/Samsons

+ some of their more recent multi-driver IEMs

+ three tube amps (not dedicated headphone amps)

Audeze iSine 20 Planar In-Ears for $229

Good until Friday 11/27/20 at 10am eastern time (or before that if it sells out), as one of their deals du jour, Adorama is offering the new condition Audeze iSine 20 planar in-ears for $229 with free US shipping and handling. You also earn 1% store rewards on the purchase (to be used in future purchases)…

This is B-stock but per the listing it still comes with a 3-year Audeze warranty…

Sennheiser IE-60 arrive at Massdrop for $100

Joining the “$100 in-ears party” is a new entry at Massdrop, they have now began offering the new condition Sennheiser IE-60 IEMs for $100. This is the standard version of the earphone, not a Massdrop custom production.

This is not an in-stock drop. They are estimated to ship by mid-December 2020. They also need to reach the minimum purchase quantity to activate (six more sales needed as of the time of writing of this blog-post)…

Noble X Massdrop sale: Universal for $125, Luxe for $45

Curious about the Noble IEMs but don’t want to spend big bucks to get their more high-end options? You are in luck because Massdrop is having a couple of their more affordable options on sale as part of their “Holiday Specials Event”:

+ Noble X Massdrop X Universal IEMs for $125

+ Noble Luxe Massdrop X IEMs for $45

+ they come with free US shipping and free US returns
+ discounted international shipping (but not free)
+ Noble Audio warranty

+ both of these are “in-stock drops” meaning they are available at MD’s warehouse and will ship quickly (COVID delays permitting that is of course implied about everything we say these days)

KZ Singles Day sales

I’m still in the KZ phase of Chi-fi and if you are too, they have plenty of sales with quick-processing (“ships within 24 hours” they claim) and sometimes some freebies (eg extra foam eartips) on various KZ in-ears at Ali Express. The link here points to a search for “KZ ZSN PRO” but you can use their search box or browse around to find your KZ models of interest…

On the other hand, if you prefer faster and less adventurous delivery, the prices are higher but not much higher at Amazon USA

This being singles day and all, it is a bit of a shocker how high the prices of some of the KZs are at Gear Best. Did they have some kind of a falling out? Did they cheat KZ by falling in love with another Chifi manufacturer? 🙂

Thursday: Klipsch Porsche Motion One, Etc

And Klipsch and Porsche! The Klipsch Porche Design Motion ONE neckband bluetooth earphones are on sale for $50 with free US shipping as part of the NewEgg dailies

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies there’s a sale on Buddyphone School+ kids closed-back on-ear headphones for $20 in three color options…

PS: the NewEgg teaser for Friday is the Sony WH-1000X3 ANC/bluetooth over-ears. The sale price will be revealed when it goes live on Friday 11/6/20…

Wednesday: Sennheiser and Skullcandy bluetooths

Judging by the increase in headphones in daily deals, mayhaps retailers, marketers and manufacturers have “upgraded” headphones as some of the hot buy items during the 2020 holiday shopping season ~ an with good season given the COVID situation…

As teased yesterday, among the Wednesday 11/4/20 NewEgg daily deals they have the new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free necklace-style bluetooth earphones on sale for $70 with free US shipping…

Staying with Sennheiser, at the Amazon Gold Box they are offering the new condition IE 80S BT earphones for $200 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer. These are neckband-style (hardened) with also a hardened earhook mechanism…

And at the budget side of things, at the Best Buy dailies, the headliner is the new condition Skullcandy Sesh Evo truly-wireless for $25…

Monday: Shure SE-535 IEMs (both 3.5mm and BT 5.0 cables) for $199

Second day with a Shure IEM as one of their daily deals at B&H Photo! Today (being Monday November 2nd in 2020) has the new condition Shure SE-535 in-ears with both a 3.5mm and bluetooth 5.0 cables, going for $199 with free US shipping, a 2-year warranty, and a choice of bronze or red color schemes…

In addition to the universal 3.5mm mic/remote cable and the bluetooth 5.0 cable (which also has the battery for the bluetooth hardware ~ obviously) you get various eartips, a carrying case and such. This too is a microUSB-charged bluetooth…

UPDATE: among the Woot dailies is another incarnation of the new condition Master & Dynamic MW07 truly wireless for $80 in the “grey terrazo” color scheme. Interestingly though, this comes with a 90-day Woot warranty (instead of a manufacturer warranty)…

And then at the Best Buy dailies they have another recurring headphone featured in their daily deals, the new condition MEE Matrix Cinema bluetooth/ANC closed-back over-ears for $60…

Sunday: Shure SE-846 w/BT 5.0 cable kit for $549

Want a high-end universal IEM that gives you the option of wired and bluetooth 5.0 playback? Good until Sunday 11/1/20 at 11:59pm eastern time (yes, you get an extra hour to decide because of the “Fall Back” DST temporal thing), you can get the new condition Shure SE-846 w/BT 5.0 cable kit for $549 with free US shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of the CLEAR or the black color schemes. The other two color schemes (bronze, blue) are special order and are not on sale.

This kit includes both the Shure universal mic/remote cable (RMCE-UNI in Shure speak) and the Shure bluetooth 5.0 cable/adapter (RMCE-BT2 in Shure speak), a premium carrying case, various small headphone-y accessories (eartips, shirt clip, etc), and a 2-year warranty… The charging of the bluetooth 5.0 cable/adapter happens via micro-USB (charging cable is included)…

UPDATE: under “Electronics” at the Woot offers for Sunday they have the refurbished Bose Soundsport bluetooth earphones for $63 in your choice of three color schemes. These come with a 90-day iCertify warranty…

And at the Best Buy dailies they have the new condition Jaybird Tarah necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $30…

Wedn: Sennheiser CX 2.00i Earphones (iOS) for $15

If you are looking for iOS buttons on a basic earphone from a name brand company, good until 10/28/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i going for $15 with free USA shipping at B&H Photo, available in two color schemes. The Android version is not on sale.

All together these average, as of the time of writing, 4 out of 5 based on 50 customer reviews. While these are not earbuds in the classical sense, I hesitate to call them in-ears as well since they are of the stubby kind. I’ll leave the full debate on what to call them to the various forums after they get tired of hyping the all new Sennheiser HD 560S. Good thing I didn’t order the HD 6XX or the 598 Jubilee 🙂

Thursday: NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones for $10

Thursday 10/22/20 is here and with it we have a $10 bluetooth earphone as one of the B&H daily deals, it is the new condition NuForce BE Sport3 bluetooth earphones going for $10 with free US shipping.

This is in the gunmetal color scheme. It is necklace-style, with earhooks and double-flanged eartips. As of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews…

UPDATE: meanwhile at the NewEgg dailies of Thursday you can get the new condition Sennheiser HD 2.30G closed-back on-ears on sale for $30 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Wedn: Sennheiser IE 80S bluetooth in-ears for $200

Sennheiser too is joining the Wednesday 10/21/20 daily deals party, this time at Amazon with the new condition IE80S BT bluetooth in-ears going for $200 with free US shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price. These have some kind of an over-earlobe earhook and they are neckband-style (the hardened type, not the ones with a loose cable that hangs on your neck like a necklace)…

Also part of the Wednesday daily deals, this time at Best Buy’s you can get the new condition Beats Studio 3 ANC/bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $250…

Starts Wedn 12:30pm ET: Shure KSE1500 (or KSE1200) Electrostatic Earphone System

Wednesday is Day #2 of the Amazon USA Prime Day and sometimes it does pay to dig through the “Upcoming” lightning deals, because what a surprise for audiophiles! Starting on Wednesday 10/14/20 at 1230pm eastern time, they will have a lightning deal on the new condition Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System. The price before the sale is $2999.

This is not a Prime-only deal, but it is a Prime Early Access, which means Prime members can buy it at 12:30pm ET at the sale price, while non-Prime-members can buy it starting at 1pm ET. I doubt something so niche within a niche will sell out within half an hour, so you should have plenty of time to get it if you are not a Prime member.

BUT if you are worried, you can start a 30-day Free Prime Trial and buy it right away when it goes live…

Note that on the same listing there’s the KSE1200 which has a price of $1999 before the sale. Sometimes a lightning deal teaser shows the “root” item of a multi-item listing, instead of the item that will be on sale.

In other words, the KSE1500 will most likely be the one on sale, but there’s also a chance it will be the KSE1200, and an even smaller chance that it might be both…

Note also that the lightning deal teasers do not say which one will be the seller of the deal. In this case, Amazon actual and marketplace sellers are offering the KSE1500, while the KSE1200 is only offered by a marketplace seller.

EU: Focal Spark In-Ears for 19 euro

This is not a Prime Deal, anyone can buy it, I run into it while surfing around looking for Prime Day deals. Illel Hifi of Paris through Amazon France is offering the silver color scheme of the Focal Spark in-ears in new condition for 19 euro. The other colors go for more.

Sunday: Libratone Q Adapt In-Ears for $34 [USB-C or Lightning]

If you are a fan of the Libratone Q Adapt earphones, things are not so meh on Sunday 10/11/20, because the MEH deal du jour for today until 11:59pm ET are the aforementioned in-ears going for $34 in your choice of Lighting or USB-C connector. Shipping is free if you are a paying Meh mehmber 🙂

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies, there’s a sale of Klipsch and Jamo speakers and soundbars, a total of 18 options with prices ranging from $50 to $300.

Back to the daily deals once again [because of the Holiday season some of the daily deals at Adorama repeat] are the new condition semi-open studio headphones that go by the name AKG K240 II, although their new formal name might be “Samsung Harman Kardon AKG” 😉

Thursday: Beyerdynamic Xelento bluetooth IEMs for $619

The Beyerdynamic x NewEgg bromance continues with a new offering among their Thursday October 8 in 2020 Newegg daily deals, it is the new condition Xelento Wireless Tesla earphones going for $619 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG actual, with up to ten per customer at the offer price…

Elsewhere, under the Electronics daily deals at the Woot site they have a Victoria bluetooth vinyl record-players from $65 to $95, and they have a Spin-Clean vinyl-record washers for $64 to $114. Just don’t put them in the clothes dryer 😉

Coming back in their daily deals at Adorama is the new condition semi-open over-ear AKG K240 Mark II studio headphones for $100 with free US shippings…

Refurbished Bose SoundSport bluetooth earphones for $65

Good until 8am ET on Wednesday as the Musician’s Friend daily deal is the new condition closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-200X headphone for $30 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile Woot is running a Hometober sale that includes the refurbished Bose SoundSport bluetooth earphones going for $65 with a 90-day warranty. These are conventional earphones with insertion and seal, not to be confused with some of their earlier models that protruded inside the earcanal like an Apple “pod” but did not attempt to form any kind of seal…

This particular Woot sale also offers an Altigo bluetooth over/on-ears headphone for $18. This sale ends on October 11 at 11:59pm ET in 2020 ~ or earlier for anything that sells out earlier…

Sunday: refurbished Klipsch S2m In-Ears for $20

If you want to try out Klipsch earphones on the down low, the Sunday 9/6/20 NewEgg deals of the day include the refurbished Klipsch S2m in-ears going for $20 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual.

What’s included in the refurbished kit is not clear from the listing. It does come with a 90-day warranty and the customary 30-day NewEgg return/replacement policy…

Wedn: Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $30

For Wednesday August 19 in 2020, Best Buy is offering as one of their daily deals the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $30 in black metallic color scheme. The other color options go for more… These are necklace-style compact-length earphones which, as of the time of writing, average 4.2 out of 5 based on 739 customer reviews…

And for the EU inclined, Amazon Germany is having a KLIM sale with their gaming headset going for 30 euro, while their colorful wired earphones go for around 14 euro [price varies by color scheme] which can also be cannibalized for their generous accessories kit: zippered pouch, extra eartips including two Comply-looking ones, and a splitter cable [so two people can listen to the same music source]

Monday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15 w/FS

If you are looking for name-brand budget in-ears with the Apple 3-button remote control, you are in luck because until Monday 8/3/20 until 11:59pm eastern [or earlier if sold out] New York’s B&H Photo is offering as one of their daily deals, in two color scheme options, the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15 with free US shipping…

As of the time of writing these average 4 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews over there…

Sunday: Jaybird Tarah for $30, 1-Year Prepaid TIDAL for $65 [not the high-res], Etc

Sunday is here and the Best Buy dailies have two audio-interest products. First up, the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones [necklace style] going for $30 [averages 4/5 on 600+ customer ratings as of the time of writing]…

Then for prepaid music listeners, you can get a 1-year prepaid TIDAL Premium music subscription for $65 for the first year [cannot append to an existing live subscription]. This comes out to a very nice $5.5~ per month. Note that this is the standard resolution service, similar to Spotify, Apple Muzak, etc. Their Hi-Res service costs more and it is not included in this offer…

Elsewhere, at the NewEgg Daily Shockers you can get the new condition bluetooth (with a battery block type thing) Pioneer SE-CL5=BT earphones for $15…

Samsung couldn’t just stand having simple names for their truly-wireless, so they have now “Galaxified” them. One of the Amazon deals of the day is the new condition Galaxy Buds+ Plus truly-wireless going for $140 with free US shipping. These come with a Fast Charge wireless chargepad with a cooling fan. One per customer at the sale price. As of the time of writing, they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 170+ customer ratings…

UPDATE: not daily deals, but I didn’t want to create a separate post for them, Woot is running another Staff Picks sale, running until 7/29/20 [or earlier if sold out ~ and they do sellout] and it includes two headphones:

+ JBL Live 400 bluetooth on-ears for $45
+ Sony MDR-NC7 ANC on-ears for $45
+ SOL REPUBLIC Jax 1-button wired earphones for $13
+ eMedia FD05107 Piano Keyboard Starter Pack For Dummies for $80

PRO TIP: you can use a music keyboard as part of your headphone testing. I have been doing this ever since I got my previous music keyboard. Now that I upgraded from Casio to a higher Yamaha model, even more so 🙂

Sunday: lots of headphones on sale at Amazon Germany

EU shoppers, get your wallets ready! Amazon Germany is having a headphone sale as part of their Sunday daily deals. A total of 22 options are participating, a mix of different types. I’m breaking them down by type:

+ Pioneer S9 bluetooth over-ears for 115 euro
+ Pioneer SE-S3-BT bluetooth on-ears for 44 in different colors
+ Pioneer foldable basic on-ears for 12 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer SE-M521 closed over-ears for 21 euro (with AKG-style headband)

+ Philips BH-305-BK/00 closed on-ears for 60 euro
+ Philips SH-402-BK/00 bluetooth over/on-ears for 40
+ Philips SHK-2000-PK/OO kids headphones with volume control for 14 euro

+ Philips truly wireless for 61 euro

+ Pioneer SE-CH9-T(K) wired in-ears for 70 euro
+ Panasonic RP-TCM-130-E wired in-ears for 10 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer basic wired in-ears for 12 euro in different colros

+ Libratone neckband-style bluetooth earphones for 119 euro

+ Philips UN-102-BK/00 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for 12 euro

+ Pioneer SE-E5T (23 euro) and SE-E7T (53 euro) bluetooth exercise necklace-style earphones

+ Pioneer splashproof wired exercise earphones with earhooks for 13 euro

The sale ends at 11:59pm Amazon Germany time which is six hours ahead of eastern (New York time) if my Time Lord Calculator is correct 😉

Thursday: Samsung U-Flex, MEE BTR, Venax 8e In-Ears, Etc

One of the Woot deals du jour for 5/21/20 is the new condition Samsung U-Flex Wireless neckband-style earphones going for $40 with up to three pairs per customer. They are available in two color-schemes and come with a 1-year Samsung warranty…

Among the Best Buy deals du jour you can get:
+ MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth audio receiver for $23
+ Insignia wired earpod-style earphones for $10

Meanwhile among the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a sale on Venax brand headphones including the M6 in-ears (which include a waterproof little bag) for 8.22 euro. They also have 27~ bluetooth on/over-ears…

Tuesday: KEF Porsche Design Motion One bluetooth earphones for $80

One of the NewEgg deals of the day for Tuesday 5/19/20 is the new condition KEF Porsche Design Motion One bluetooth neckblace-style earphones going for $80 with free shipping, sold by NewEgg actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Anker and its sub-brands can’t stop coming up with new bluetooth headphones of different kinds, and one of them is on sale at Amazon, it’s the new condition Soundcore Liberty Neo truly-wireless going for $33 with free shipping and free returns.

Symphonized NRG wood in-ears for $12

Good until 5/20/20 (or earlier if sold out), we have a new addition to the Woot Garage sale, it’s the new condition Symphonized NRG wood in-ears going for $12 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. A hipster-y little bag [see gallery picture #4] is included along with extra eartip sizes…

Free shipping for Prime members, or $6 flat for calendar day purchases for non-Prime members..

We have a text-and-pictures unboxing of one of the many many variants of the budget Symphonized earphones, it’s the NRG 2.0 wired in-ears. I do not know what the differences are between them all…

Monday: Philips SE-CL5BT ClipWear bluetooth earphones for $14.50 w/FS

Good until Monday 5/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out) is a new kind of exercise bluetooth earphone, it has a built-in clip, which also allows for a larger battery (estimated power of eight hours) it is the Philips SE-CL5BT Clipwear with IPX4 rating going for $14.49 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

PS: the sale price begins at 3am ET on 5/4/20. No promo code needed. NewEgg teases their next-day daily-deals a couple of hours before they go live, that’s why I’m posting it before it went live 🙂

PS: this is an actual clip that clips on to clothes and such. Not to be confused with the KOSS Clip-ONs. Speaking of which, after many years, the left side of my Clip-ONs no longer works 🙁 Time to buy a couple of the Massdrop versions ~ when they come back in-stock that is…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, Woot is offering the new condition Jabra Evolve 75 MS bluetooth on-ears for $140 with free shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat). It includes a charging stand and a 90-day Woot warranty…

Wedn: Focal Sphear S In-Ears for $40, Etc

Earphones is the name of the game for the Wednesday 4/29/20 daily deals today, starting with Woot offering the new condition Focal Sphear S in-ears for $40, in the black color scheme, in new condition but with a 90-day Woot warranty. Free shipping only for Prime members…

Two earphones are offered in the Wednesday NewEgg daily deals as follows:

+ Apple Airpods (2nd generation) for $127.50

+ Philips Upbeat bluetooth earphones for $12

Bluetooth Earphones: Creative Outlier ONE V2 with FREE 1st Generation for $40 w/FS

For a limited time, the official Creative (Labs) online US store is offering a FREE first generation Outlier ONE bluetooth earphone set with the purchase of the new condition Version 2 (aka V2). You pay $40 with free US shipping and you get both…

The free item appears AUTOMATICALLY in your shopping cart (after you add the V2 to the shopping cart) while this promotion is running. If you no longer see it in the shopping cart, it means the promotion expired and you won’t receive

Tuesday: AKG N30 In-Ears for $80 w/FS

The official AKG store on NewEgg is offering the new condition AKG N30 in-ears for $80 with free US shipping for Tuesday April 21 in 2020 in the pacific time zone! The headphone is available in black or white. The sale goes live at 12:01am pacific time on Tuesday.

NOTE: I’m writing this about an hour before it goes live, so I don’t know if both colors will be on sale or one of them!

Monday: Fuji Labs Sonique II earphones for $10

This is recurring every few days/weeks at the Newegg deals of the day, so if you miss it on the very important 4/20/20, you will probably find it again in the future. In the meantime, if you are reading this on time, you can get the new condition Fuji Labs Sonique II earphones with an “exercise” hook for $10 with free US shipping, with up to 20 pairs per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by the Fuji Labs store at NewEgg.

They have a mic/remote, and their official “name” is AUFJ-PSQWTS306BK. You don’t need to memorize it, it won’t be on the HeadFi Semester Exams 😉

Monday: Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones for $45 [also: Tascam, Anker]

Monday April 13 in 2020 comes in with a bluetooth earphone daily deal at the Best Buy website, it is the new condition Jaybird Tarah offered for $45 in the black-metallic-flash color scheme. The other two color schemes remain at the regular price of $100.

This averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews over there, and it’s a fairly small/lightweight necklace-style bluetooth earphone, so it’s not a surprise it has a six hour battery life. These are after all exercise-intended, with that little hook-thing that hooks on the inside of your ear like those Bose StayHear things… [I’m sure there’s a proper name for these but I can’t recall it at this very moment]…

UPDATE: one of the Newegg daily deals is the new condition Anker Soundcore Life 2 ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $40 when you enter the limited time promo code 93XPH73 in their shopping cart…

UPDATE #2 good until Friday 4/13/20 at 8am ET, the Musician’s Friend deal of hte day is the new condition Tascam TH-300X closed-back over-ear headphones for $40. These look familiar, they appear to have common ancestry with models sold under some other brands as well (CAD?)…

Thursday: Insignia pod-style bluetooth earphones for $20

Two bluetooth earphones are on sale for Thursday 4/9/20 at the Best Buy deals of the day as follows:

+ Insignia (house brand) for $20; these are more pod-style, not in-ears, not earbuds
+ average 4.2 out of 5 based on nearly 500 customer reviews

+ Taotronics TT-BH069BB ANC for $30
+ average 3 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews

+ also of audio interest, SiriusXM Onyx Plus Satellite Radio Receiver with Home Kit for $45, a couple of remote controls, and an ION Audio projector type of thing for $150.

Speaking of audio related, the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am eastern every day) is the new condition H&A Professional USB Microphone For Podcasting and Studio Recording (with Stand, model HAUPM) going for $50 with free US shipping…

UPDATE: part of the NewEgg daily deals for this day is the new condition Philips UpBeat SHB-2505WT/00 truly wireless going for $38 with free US shipping, sold by NewEgg actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Wedn: FujiLabs Sonique SQ306 II In-Ears for $10

Good until 4/8/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, the Fuji Labs NewEgg online store is offering the new condition FujiLabs Sonique SQ306 II In-Ears for $10 with free US shipping. This is available in two color schemes. They have earhooks of sorts. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

They average 5 out of 5 based on nine customer reviews and they have three answers…