New IEM Arrival: Focal Sphear S for $129

We have a new arrival! The Focal Sphear S in-ears that were previously announced, focal’s follow-up to the “Sphear” are now in-stock and shipping for $129 by multiple authorized dealers as follows:

+ OneCall.com (aka Huppin’s)

+ various at Amazon

+ authorized eBay sellers: HiDef Lifestyle and Redfli (Indiana)

Focal is now riding high(er) in the headphone world thanks to the hype train generated by the Elear and Utopia duo. Their entry into headphones had been a rather timid approach at the $300-ish price range, but their second wave went high (Utopia, Elear) and low (affordable models) in terms of pricing.

Used Titus Audio Symphony Line Conductor for $21

The Titus Audio Symphony Line Conductor in-ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $21~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. Per the shopping cart, there is only one unit available.

On the other hand, if you prefer to get the new condition model, there’s currently a 25% off clip-on coupon over there, dropping the price from $52~ to $39~.

PS: there are multiple models on that page, so if you are playing with the options, make sure you are looking at the correct model.

Amazon price-matches Costco on 1More Triple for $80

It looks like Amazon has price-matched Costco on the gold color scheme of the new condition 1More Tripler Driver in-ears. These are from Amazon actual and you can buy as many as you like.

If you don’t need them right away, as far as I can recall, their lowest price at Costco had been $65 during the Holidays. Note also that now there is a new 1More hype train, the Quad drivers which go for $190 at the moment.

Sennheiser CX 300 II earphones for $21 [limit 3]

A new condition post! What a surprise 🙂 The new condition Sennheiser CX 300 II earphones are currently on sale for the very specific price of $21.35 [I round the prices in the post titles to make them more readable] at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. These average 3.8 out of 5 based on over 4000 customer reviews and they have over 230 questions answered.

PS: this is restricted to Prime members at the moment. On the same listing, there is a bundle with Comply T-400 foam tips. This bundle is not restricted to Prime members. You pay current prices for both the earphones and the Comply (so if the price of either one changes, the price total will also change).

Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE for $24 w/free S&H [updated]

Another budget Beyerdynamic earphone with a promo code at NewEgg, promo code 0725EBTS27 gets you the Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE for $24 with free shipping. The price before the coupon is $29. Offer ends next Monday 7/31/17.

UPDATE: thanks to Allan for the alert! This earphone is also going for $24 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer, and Prime eligible.

Phiaton MS 300 BA earphones for $35 w/free S&H [updated]

It is turning into a Phiaton day today with two parallel offers for the MS 300 balanced armature hybrid earphones. At NewEgg, promo code 0725EBTS31 drops the price from $100 to $40. The offer has been extended by a week.

This had been a Monday daily deal for $50 and surprisingly dropped further down on Tuesday with a new promo code. Not sure what they are doing/smoking over at NewEgg but a lower price is better than higher one 🙂

Separately, the white color scheme is on sale for $49 with free shipping by audioLAB with the order fulfilled by Amazon. This is not a lightning deal, so its expiration is unknown, it could last anywhere from milliseconds to centuries 🙂

[DEAD] Wednesday’s Offers: JLab, Cougar, Brainwavz Angled Pads, Etc [updated]

Wednesday is over, and so are its daily deals…

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Optoma HEM2 in-ears for $80 w/free S&H [updated]

If you are not tempted by the Driver Wars of 2017, for a limited time only, NewEgg is offering the new condition Optoma HEM2-RED in-ears, in the red color scheme, for $80 with free shipping after you enter promo code 0725EBTS32 over there.

It looks like the offer ends at 3am ET on Wednesday but it may continue with a different promo code. That’s what happened on Monday to Tuesday..

Phiaton MS 100 BA Balanced Armature Earphones for $30

If you are a fan of budget-priced balanced armature earphones, the new condition Phiaton MS 100 BA earphones are on sale for $30 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. There, they average 4 out of 5 based on 38 customer reviews. Based on the pictures, this looks like it has a 1-button remote.

Rosewill Wood In-Ears for $8 with Free S&H

Rosewill products are more frequently featured at NewEgg than other retailers, but when you look at the Rosewill RHTS-11002 wood in-ears for $11 at NewEgg, it’s actually not the lowest price. Rosewill’s Amazon store is offering them for $8 with free shipping through Amazon. They ship directly from Rosewill and are not Prime eligible.

But if you prefer Prime-shipping (or the “no rush credits” when you select slower Prime shipping), Amazon’s own price is not that far off, $9.25 with free 2-day Prime shipping (not an Add-On). Check the detailed listings for the options.

These average 3.8 out of 5 based on 45 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Brainwavz M2 in-ears for $44.50 w/FS

This daily deal expired…

Good until 6:04pm ET today, the new condition Brainwavz M2 in-ears go for $44.50 wiht free shipping. They are one of today’s lightning deals.

Used KZ ED2 earphones for $4.83 [Prime eligible]

As a dutiful webmaster, I must needs give our readers a chance to buy these before I even consider buying them. According to the Amazon shopping cart, the KZ ED2 SE earphones is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic damage, original packaging) for $4.83 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual with free 2-day Prime shipping for members. Another way a Prime membership pays off!

According to the shopping cart there is only one unit available. Sometimes the quantities shown are accurate, sometimes are not (eg, it turns out they had more than two used Beats EP a few days ago). Amazon uses a lot of servers and sometimes they may be out of sync, and perhaps used product syncing is more tricky or less flexible than new condition, so who knows. So some YMMV is in order. But as long as the shopping cart allows you to buy it, it’s all good.

[DEAD] Nuforce HEM4 In-Ears for $140

This sale ended…

More earphone action, this time it is the new condition Nuforce HEM4 In-Ears, in the blue color scheme, going for $140 with free shipping, with a limit of up to three pairs per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. These are balanced armature too with dual drivers. Picture #4 over there shows the loaded accessories kit that is included with the item by NuForCe.

(ENDED) Monoprice Triple XXX IEMs for $34 + $2.50 S&H [updated]

The various coupons for this expired. As of 7/24/17, it is going for $40 plus shipping ($2.50 slowest option)…

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Used Beyerdynamic Xelento Tesla In-Ears for $849

A new mini immersion in Amazon Warehouse Deals has been completed, which will produce a series of new used/refurbished headphone posts (above this one, since blogs grow in reverse order).

We start this immersion with the Beyerdynamic Xelento Tesla in-ears going for $849~ in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The new condition price is $999. If interested but don’t like the price, you can always monitor it for future price drops since this is not a mass market earphone, so things typically don’t move as fast as they do with consumer-popular models.

Best Buy 2-Day Sale now open to everyone

The Best Buy members-only sale of yesterday has now been opened to everyone. It is a Black Friday in July ending on Saturday night. It features all the headphones we mentioned yesterday including the Bose QC20 earphones for $180, and the Soundsport Charcoal (the color scheme, not the material it is made of) earphones for $50.

Beats X Bluetooth Earphones for $100

They are back on sale again! All four colors of the new condition Beats X Bluetooth Earphones are on sale for $100 each at Amazon by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you like at this point in time. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 330 customer reviews, and have almost 100 questions answered by the internet people 🙂

[DEAD] Phiaton BT 220 NC Bluetooth and ANC Earphones for $70

This offer expired…

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Beyerdynamic MMX 41 iE In-Ears for $25 w/free S&H [updated]

The Friday-only coupon expired, but the pre-coupon price has not risen. The new condition Beyerdynamic MMX 41 iE In-Ears go for $25 with free shipping…

For Friday, the NewEgg website is offering the new condition Beyerdynamic MMX 41 iE In-Ears for $20 with free shipping when you enter coupon code EMCSRHCR5 over there. The price before the coupon is $25. The offer will go live at 3am ET on Friday.

Massdrop x MEE Audio Pinnacle PX IEMs for $114

MEE Electronics has grown since they became MEE Audio. They even have their very own Massdrop exclusive! The Massdrop x MEE Audio Pinnacle PX IEMs is now fully unlocked going for $114 with free shipping. The offer runs for the next 11 days (from blog-posting date here). They come with a 2-year warranty. Note however that these will ship in mid-September 2017, that’s almost two months from today, so keep that in mind if you don’t like waiting and waiting and waiting.

Monoprice Triple XXX IEMs for $40 + $2.50 S&H

The new condition Triple Driver XXX Triple IEMs is on sale for $40 at the Monoprice website. No coupon, this is an actual sale. Shipping is extra but it seems to be $2.49 for the slowest shipping method for every zipcode I tested.

KZ ZS5 Quad Hybrid In-Ears for $19 w/free S&H [from China]

If removable cables are a high priority for your earphones but you still don’t want to break the bank, GearBest is having a flash sale on the new condition KZ ZS5 earphones in the Gray color scheme for $19 with free shipping (unregistered Air Mail) from China. The other three colors go for $25.

If you like a better shipping option, there are a couple of options under $3, which may be a reasonable trade-off if you don’t want to wait forever without tracking.

In addition to the 0.75mm detachable cable, they have quad hybrid drivers, two dynamic and two balance armature.

[DEAD] Friday’s Offers: Puro BT5200, Symphonized, Etc

Friday is over, and so are its daily deals…

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Used Jaybird X2 bluetooth earphones for $26

Amazon Warehouse Deals has launched another Bargain Bin Clearance with over 20,000 items participating, and lo and behold, here’s a used earphone doorbuster! The Jaybird X2 Sport Bluetooth earphones are available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) in the Storm White color scheme for $26~. Prime members get free 2-day shipping. For non-Prime members, it’s the new usual of $25+/$35+.

Only the Storm White is available at this super low price. Supplies of used items are limited. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 5400+ customer reviews. This is the previous generation model, replaced by the X3.

[DEAD] Monday: Rosewill EX-700 earphones for $20 w/FS

This daily deal expired…

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KZ Earphone Sale: ATR for $6, ZS3 for $8, ZST for $12 [Free S&H from China]

KZ earphones are now available from various Prime-eligible sellers if you prioritize quick delivery over lower price. But if you are not in a hurry to receive them quickly, then you can get them at a lower price with free (slow) shipping from China.

A couple of KZ models are currently on a flash sale at GearBest as follows:

+ the KZ ZS3 earphones with detachable cable for $8

+ the KZ ZST Wired On-cord Control with detachable cable for $12
+ this is the colorful “Colormix” edition – the picture over there explains 🙂

+ the KZ ATR earphones for $5.67

These come with free Unregistered Air Mail (slow shipping) from China. Other shipment options are also available but not free. But except for Expedited shipping, the “Registered Air Mail” and “Priority Line” are fairly low and much lower than the price of the earphones.

Xiaomi Pistons (Original Fresh) for $6 w/free S&H (from China)

There are many variations now of the Xiaomi Pistons after they were riding the Chi-Fi Hype Train for many months. One of those variations is on sale at GearBest, it is the new condition Original Xiaomi Piston In Ears, the “Fresh Version” in the black color scheme, going for $5.79 with free shipping (unregistered Air Mail). This ships from China, so factor that in the shipping delivery time. Only the black color scheme is on sale.

As of the time of writing, over 1000 units are available, and 35 hours remain in the offer. They timed this to end when Game Of Thrones Season 7 begins 🙂

Pre-order new Audeze LCDi4 Planars for $2495

If you want to be among the first to get the new flagship Audeze earphones, the planar LCDi4, they are now available for pre-ordering at reputable online dealer B&H Photo for the flagship price of $2495 with free expedited shipping when they get released. There is no specific shipping estimate other than the all-encompassing “coming soon”.

Educational Only: Free Beats with purchase of select Apple products directly

If you qualify for educational discounts as set forth by Apple, and you want to buy select computers or iPads from the Apple store, you can get a free set of Beats with purchase. The computers (desktop, laptop) buyers get free wireless headphones (not sure which model it is, or whether it’s Solo or Studio), while the iPad buyers get Beats wireless earphones. Check their website for details on the promotion and who qualifies for the educational discounts.

[DEAD] Used Denon AH-C120MA earphones for $21

As of a 6pm ET recheck on 7/14/17, the used option sold out and is no longer available…

Amazon is having a clearance at Warehouse Deals, they call it the Bargain Bin, that’s the one that has many used CDs at …bargain bin prices that we previously mentioned. Also part of the “Bargain Bin” is the Denon AH-C120MA earphones, in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged with cosmetic damages and missing accessories) for $20.77. There is only one used listing for these at the moment.

Used Thinksound Rain Wood In-Ears for $22, NEW for $35 to $40

The new condition thinksound rain 9mm Wood In-Ears in the silver-cherry color scheme go for $35, but if you want to save even more, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $22~ by Amazon Warehouse actual.

Or if you prefer the black-chocolate color scheme, it goes for $40 in new condition.

KEF M100 In-Ears for $99 [two colors]

The black and brown color schemes of the KEF M100 earphones are on sale for $99 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per color per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so the sale will continue until it ends 🙂

Bose Mobile Earphones for $60 w/free S&H

If you prefer the previous generation of the Bose earphones with the “Stay Hear” inner earhooks, and prefer to buy them new condition instead of used, you can get them so for $60 with free shipping at the official BOSE eBay store with a limit of up to five pairs per customer. This is a model with a mic and 3-button remote.

These are somewhere in-between an in-ear and an earbud. They don’t fill the ear canal like a typical in-ear does. Instead, they have a mini speaker-like protrusion that goes in the ear canal but does not create a seal. Meanwhile their (removable) hooks hook the ear contours (instead of going over the top of the ear), making them harder to drop off.

In a way they are a compromise if you hate both in-ears and earbuds 🙂

[DEAD] Wednesday’s Offers: RHA IEMs, Marley, Fluance, Plantronics, Etc

Wednesday’s offers are over…

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[DEAD] Sennheiser IE80 In-Ears for $180

This offer expired but fear not ~ for more action, check the Deals Summary

The Sennheiser headphones are not part of the schedule, they just go live in the Prime Deals when they are ready, and running until 7:35pm ET, the new condition Sennheiser IE80 In-Ears for $180 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual. It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 320 customer reviews.