[DEAD] Symphonized NRG S Wood Bluetooth EarClip earphones for $19

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MEE Audio Earphone Grab Bag for $9 with free S&H [MD]

This is the lowest priced grab bag as far as I can recall. You pay $9 with free USA shipping and for that you will randomly receive one pair of MEE Audio earphones from the Massdrop MEE Grab Bag sale. The options are:

These will be randomly selected and ship in early May 2018. You can buy multiple grab bags but each one is randomly selected, there’s no guarantee you will receive different options with multiple grab bags. The offer runs for the next six days and change from blog-posting time here.

[DEAD] Thur: JBL Focus 100 Sport Earhook Earphones for $5 w/FS

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Among the Thursday NewEGG NOW specials you can get the new condition JBL Focus 100 Sport Earhook Earphones for $5 with free shipping using promo code NEN050 for the rest of Thursday 4/12/18. It has one customer review, an unhappy camper.

[DEAD] Wedn: Samsung Level Active Bluetooth Earphones for $20 w/FS

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Beyerdynamic Byron In-Ears for $29 Used [updated]

UPDATE 4/13/18: The Beyerdynamic Byron wired in-ears go for $29 with free shipping in Used condition at amazon.com. The new condition increased from $39 to $49… This is the only wired model of the three “Byrons”. The other two are bluetooths and cost more. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 55 customer reviews and has 14 answered questions.

Shipping Soon: AKG K5005 Flagship IEMs

An update of the new Headphones Tracker has good news for those of you wanting to be among the first to get the AKG N5005 flagship earphones at their starting price of $999. A number of authorized dealers are scheduled to have them ready to ship next week:

SoundMAGIC EH11M Clip Earphones for $20 w/FS

The new condition SoundMAGIC EH11M Clip earphones are on sale at the moment for $20 with free shipping at Adorama directly and by Adorama thru Amazon

[DEAD] Brainwavz Delta In-Ears for $15

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Good until 8:35pm ET today, in your choice of six color schemes, you can get the new condition Brainwavz Delta in-ears for $15 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order, as one of the latest Amazonian deals du jour. The seventh option on that listing is a wireless model, that’s why it goes for $25 instead.

[DEAD] Sunday: Symphonized PRO Premium In-Ears for $10, Brainwavz Sheepskin, Etc

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Apple Earpods (3.5mm, MD827LL/A) for $9.45 w/FS

Tanga is offering the new condition Apple Earpods, model MD827LL/A, the one that came with the iPhone 6* phones, for $9.49 with free shipping and free returns. These are 3.5mm earphones, not lightning. The iPhone 6S* and SE were the last iPhones with a headphone jack. If you need two of them, 2-packs go for $18, a small combined purchase discount.

Ultimate Ears UE900s IEM for $175 w/FS [MD]

Another audio product returns at Massdrop, it is the new condition It’s Ultimate Ears time at Massdrop and it’s already fully unlocked! It is the new condition Ultimate Ears UE900s IEMs going for $175 with free US shipping. The offer runs for the next six days and change (from blog-posting date). These balanced armature IEMs have MMCX connectors and come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and will be shipped from Massdrop in early May 2018. All sales are final as usual…

Magaosi BK50 IEMs for $25 + S&H [MD]

On the budget side of things, running for the next five days and change from blog-posting time at Massdrop is the new condition Magaosi BK50 earphones going for $25 plus shipping. They are available in two color schemes and they have remote buttons that work with iOS and Android. They will ship from Massdrop in early May with all sales final.

[DEAD] Thursday: Tennmak PRO IEMs for $23 to $25

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JBL T280A earphones for $15 w/free S&H

On the budget side of things, with free shipping (but not the faster 2nd-day air shipping because they are under $20) you can get the new condition JBL T280A earphones for $15 with free shipping in your choice of three color schemes from the official JBL store’s weekly sales where they average 3 out of 5 based on 42 customer reviews, so read up on them if not familiar – the score is a sign of issues and/or trade-offs (and/or user-confusion).

SMS Audio Street earphones for $10

If you need these for comparison or experimentation (they are doing horribly in reviews, 2.6 out of 5 based on 178 of them), the new condition SMS Audio SMS-EB-PNK Street earphones in the pink/silver/white color scheme are down to $10 by a marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon (free shipping for Prime members). Again, these are mostly of interest for comparison and experimentation.

Used Hifiman RE400i Earphones for $29 w/FS

If the quality control concerns with Hifiman products don’t scare you away, Electronics Expo has the open-box “Used – Like New” Hifiman RE-400i in-ears for $28.77 with free shipping directly from them through Amazon Warehouse Deals. All accessories included and they are an authorized dealer per the listing.

RHA CL1 Ceramic In-Ears drop to $201 [limit 3]

Another development from today’s update of the Headphone Tracker, the new condition RHA CL1 ceramic in-ears are now down to $201~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. There are eight units available.

Blue Ever Blue Earphone Grab Bag for $24 w/FS [MD]

If you like the quasi-mystery and randomness of grab bags, Massdrop is back with another Blue Ever Blue grab bag running for the next five days and change (from blog-posting time). You pay $24 with free US shipping and for that you are guaranteed to randomly receive one of the following earphones:

To make the most of a grab-bag, assume that you are going to get your least desirable item from the list. If that’s okay with you proceed. If not, maybe save that money and put it towards the outright purchase of the item of choice 🙂

You can buy up to ten grab-bags per customer, but keep in mind, each selection is random, there’s no guarantee you will receive unique items if you buy more than one. Especially since one of the earphones has a 50% chance.

These will ship in early May 2018 with all sales final as usual. You can’t return them if you don’t like your randomly selected choice.

NoiseHush NX80 earphones for $7

On the budget side of things, the new condition NoiseHush NX80 earphones, wired with mic/remote are offered in the black and white color scheme for $7 each in the Woot Plus headphone page, with up to ten pairs per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or the usual $5 flat shipping for everything purchases in a single calendar day at Woot. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 2050+ customer reviews at amazon.com where they go for $12 in this color ($11 in red/black) and have over 100 answered questions.

PS: these are not ANC earphones. The “hush” in their name is for their “In-Line Noise Cancelling Microphone”…

Shure SE-846 CLEAR In-Ears drop to $699

The new condition Shure SE 846 in-ears in the CLEAR color scheme are currently on sale for a limited time for $699 with free shipping at Focus Camera.

As far as I can tell, this is the current/previous generation model. At CES 2018, Shure announced a relaunch of the SE-series models 846, 535 and 425. The new ones will come with a switchable iOS/Android cable and a bluetooth cable. Thus satisfying multiple demographics and use-cases among potential buyers. The new models will come out at the very nebulous time of “Spring 2018” 🙂

Used Denon Music Maniac AH-C250 In-Ears for $37 + S&H

If you are trying to find the Denon Music Maniac AH-C250 In-Ears, they are currently available in “Used – Excellent” condition for $37 plus $4+ shipping and handling at Adorama.com. When they sell out, you will no longer see them in the aforelinked search results.

NOTE: Adorama will be closing for Passover. Orders placed before Friday at 12pm ET will be processed before they close. Orders placed after will be processed when they return on April 8…

Refurbished Klipsch R6i In-Ears for $20

One more headphone has been added to the longer-running Woot Plus headphone sale, it is the Klipsch R6i in-ears going for $20 in factory reconditioned condition, with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat for non-members. Maximum ten units per customer at the sale price.

I haven’t seen or touched the above model, but we have here a text and pictures unboxing of the Klipsch S4A II…

[DEAD] Optoma NuForce BE2 bluetooth earphones for $29

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Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 In-Ears for $100 w/FS

Yet another offer is unlocked with the clock ticking at Massdrop, it’s the new condition Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 In-Ears going for $100 with free US shipping for the next three days and change (from blog-posting time). Maximum ten pairs per customer. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty but it will ship in late May 2018 from Massdrop with all sales final as usual.

Speaking of Massdrop and NuForce, their new condition Primo8 earphones are running in a parallel unlocked offer (aka “drop” in Massdrop-speak) for $150 with free US shipping. This had been a retired earphone, but a Cylon Resurrection ship was in orbit, so they brought it back 🙂 It will ship in late April 2018 from Massdrop, with all sales final. This too gets a 1-year manufacturer warranty which is also better than no warranty 🙂

They are back: Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Custom IEMs for $1250

If you missed them at their initial launch at Massdrop, fear not! They are back but still in limited quantities. the new condition Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Custom IEMs for $1250 with free US shipping and subsidized international shipping. The price is $1400 but will drop to $1250 thanks to an instant discount.

The shipping estimate this time around is late September 2018, a month later than the initial launch which was late August 2018. They come with a 1-year warranty.

You can make customizations in the shopping cart (nine options of shell and faceplate combinations). Optionally you can add an additional cable to your order (lightning or 2.5mm TRRS balanced) for +$50.

Ear impressions are not included in the price. You have to get your own and send them to Noble Audio in Santa Barbara (California). They expect to receive these within six weeks of the drop expiration, otherwise your order will be cancelled.

Munitio Billets Earphones for $12

Especially of interest to fans of the “Call of Duty” media franchise, a marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon (Prime 2-day shipping for members) is offering the new condition Munitio Billets Earphones with a 1-button remote/mic in the “winter white” color scheme for $12. You can buy as many as you like. This is not a lightning deal.

Meanwhile a different marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon as well is offering the new condition Munitio SV Mobile Performance Earphones with a 3-button remote/mic in the black color scheme for $20.

Ostry KC09 In-Ears for $70 + S&H [MD]

Running for the next three days and change (from blog posting time) this time we have an IEM at Massdrop, it’s the new condition Ostry KC09 in-ears going for $70 plus shipping. They will ship in early May from Massdrop with all sales final as usual. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

[DEAD] Thursday’s Offers: NuForce BE2, FIIL, Brainwavz, Etc

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Kinera Seed IEMs for $43 + S&H [MD]

We have two back to back IEMs unlocked at Massdrop. We start with the new condition Kinera Seed IEMs, not to be confused with Kinvara, the Red Priestess from Game Of Thrones 🙂 The price is $43 plus shipping.

They will ship in late April 2018, shipped from Massdrop, with all sales final as usual. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

TFZ Executive IEM series for $35 to $60 plus S&H [MD]

And now let’s check upon the regular “drops” at Massdrop. Good for the next two days and change (from blog-posting date) is the return of the TFZ Exclusive IEMs. Three models are available on the same listing, you can select in the shopping cart. The “Exclusive 1” goes for $35 plus shipping, while the “Exclusive 3” goes for $50 plus shipping, and the “Exclusive 5” goes for $60 plus shipping. They will ship in late April 2018 from Massdrop with all sales final as usual. No mention of warranty in the listing.

Now Prime shipping: MEE Audio M6 PRO (2nd Gen) IEMs

An update of the Headphone Tracker finds that both colors of the new condition second generation MEE Audio M6 PRO in-ears are now in-stock and fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible) for their starting price of $50. They are sold by the MEE Audio Amazon store.

Used Sony XBA-A3 Hybrid In-Ears for $240

The Sony XBA-A3 hybrid in-ears are currently available in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $240 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The previous link shows only the options available by AWD actual. You can get it for slightly less from other sellers, but that increases the risk. These are the default AWD search results. In this case, judging by the various listing descriptions, the extra $10 are well worth the reduction in risk.

Used Audio Technica ATH-CKP200 Earphones for $8

Speaking of not well-reviewed earphones, if you want an earphone as a low point benchmark to compare and contrast with other better/worse earphones, the Audio Technica ATH-CKP200 are getting destroyed in reviews, 11 of its 14 customer reviews are 1-stars. There is one unit available in the black color scheme in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) going for $7.85 with free shipping for Prime members through Amazon Warehouse Deals

Again, this should only be of interest if you are looking for a bad earphone to compare and contrast with better models (or other under=performing models).

Used Monster Clarity HD In-Ears for $8

We continue with the Amazon Warehouse Deals USED party (because new condition parties are boring?) where you can get the Monster Clarity HD in-ears for the very specific price for around $8 from a trio of fulfilled by Amazon sellers at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), including AWD actual. This is the white color scheme. The green color scheme starts at $9~. The others go for more. Note however that these average 3.2 out of 5 based on 119 customer reviews, so read up on them if not familiar. Their new condition price ranges from $25 to $40 depending on color.

LIVE NOW: Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Custom IEMs for $1250 [ships late August 2018]

UPDATE 9:36am ET: as expected, this is fully unlocked, with 14 units claimed so far…

It’s now LIVE! IT went live on Massdrop on Friday at 9am eastern (6am Massdrop/pacific time). It is the new condition Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Custom IEMs for $1250 with free US shipping and subsidized international shipping. The price is $1400 but will drop to $1250 thanks to an instant discount. The drop runs for the next seven days and change (from launch date).

UPDATE: the shipping estimate is … *drum roll* … August 21st in 2018. That’s five months from now, so patience is a virtue 🙂

You can make customizations in the shopping cart (nine options of shell and faceplate combinations). Optionally you can add an additional cable to your order (lightning or 2.5mm TRRS balanced) for +$50.

Ear impressions are not included in the price. You have to get your own and send them to Noble Audio in Santa Barbara (California). They expect to receive these within six weeks of the drop expiration, otherwise your order will be cancelled.

They come with a 1-year warranty. The shipping estimate was revealed at the product listing page after the offer goes went live at 9am eastern on Friday 3/23/18.

As of the time of writing, this has “355 users have requested this product”. These are guaranteed to custom-wreck your wallet 🙂