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

This lightning offering expired…

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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

These lightning offerings expired…

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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 🙂

1More Quad Driver IEM for $129 after coupon

Coupon code MARCHMAD20 (yes, it’s march madness season with the coupons too) gets you $20 off the current price of the new condition 1More Quad Driver IEMs dropping them from $149 to $129 with free shipping at Stacksocial. Their standard price is $200. These were launched after their Triple Driver IEMs got on the hype train. And then the “Driver Wars” took over 🙂

Monoprice Clearance Sale and Metal Dynamic On-Ears for $18 w/FS; MP20 In-Ears for $16 w/FS

Monoprice has launched a spring clearance sale of various random things they carry on their website. The Portable Audio section of the clearance sale is particularly loaded including the dual-driver over/on-ears going for $10 with free shipping, the dual-driver in-ears for $7~ plus shipping, and more. Then when you page down below the phones cases (some of them are iPod cases), you will find a dizzying array colorful cables. After the colorful cables, there’s more random headphones, and various random audio cables including a $0.35 rectactble 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable averaging 4.6 out of 5 based on 465 customer reviews.

Not part of the spring clearance sale, but on sale on their own, with free US ground shipping each are the following two budget headphones:

+ MP20 In-Ears for $16 w/free S&H (brand new model, only one review so far)

+ Metal Dynamic On-Ears for $18 w/free S&H (4.4 out of 5 based on 37 customer reviews)

One more thing that qualifies for free shipping, the 20oz Pure Emperor Tumbler goes for $7 with free US shipping, or if you buy TWO of them, coupon code TUM20 makes them $10 total ($5 each).

The reason I’m mentioning the free shipping options is that once you have a free shipping item in your Monoprice shopping cart, the shipping fee of other items in your cart gets absorbed (partially or fully) by the free shipping. So, for example, the S&H fee may ruin the $0.35 retractable audio cable price, but if it’s appended to an offer with free shipping, then it’s good! So there is a method to this madness 🙂

Magaosi K5 IEMs for $150 w/free S&H [MD]

Massdrop is back again with another unlocked offer of the IEM kind. It is the new condition Magaosi K5 IEMs going for $150 with free US shipping, running for the next four days and change (from blog posting date). Multiple color schemes are available at checkout. They will ship from Massdrop in late April with all sales final as usual No mention of warranty in the listing…

PS: the eBay flash coupon promotion expired. I am going to go through the posts and mark them expired shortly…

IMR R1 In-Ears for $360 + S&H

The new condition IMR R1 in-ears are currently on sale until 3/25/18 at 3pm eastern for $360 plus shipping at Touch of Modern. They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. They ship in 2-3 weeks with all sales final. They are switchable and come with five colorful audio filters for customization.

[DEAD] Wedn’s Offers: Brainwavz B400 BA IEMs, JLab, KZ ZSE, etc

These daily deals ran out of daylight (aka they expired)…

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[DEAD] Google Pixelbuds for $135 after coupon

This eBay flash-sale coupon expired…

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[DEAD] Yinyoo KZ ZST Hybrid BA/Dyn IEMs for $14

This lightning deal expired, but if you missed it, fear not. These “fulfilled by Amazon” (Prime shipping) KZ ZST hybrid IEMs are recurring in the lightning deals every few days/weeks…

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Panasonic Drops 360 Luxe In-Ears (RP-HJX21M) for $30 w/FS

The Focus/aSavings group of companies strikes again with another offer. It is the new condition Panasonic Drops 360 Luxe In-Ears, model RP-HJX21M, (not to be confused with model RP-HJX20M; the “M” I’m assuming is for memorable model names; okay, it’s probably for Mic/remote) on sale for $30 with free shipping from their website directly and from their eBay store and also fulfilled by Amazon….

Klipsch X11i In-Ears for $53 w/free S&H

To the eBay world we go where the Buydig eBay store is offering the new condition Klipsch X11i in-ears for $53 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Soundmagic PL50 In-Ears for $30 w/FS [MD]

We have the first of three Massdrop offerings that are unlocked now, it’s the new condition SoundMAGIC PL50 in-ears for $30 with free US shipping. They run for the next three days and change (from blog-posting date) and will ship from Massdrop in mid-April 2018 with all sales final as usual.

[DEAD] Sat Offers: NuForce Optoma BE6i earphones for $49, Etc

Saturday is gone and with it it took its daily deals. So poetic 🙂

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Selling Fast: Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs for $900

These are back and with a vengeance! They are on pace to sellout long before the drop ends! Over 560 units have been claimed of the 770 available as of the time of writing. They are moving fast. Five units got sold while I was writing this short blog-post!

“These” are the new condition Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs offered for $900 with free US shipping at Massdrop.

They come with a 1-year warranty and will ship in mid-May 2018. Optionally, for +$40 you can add a lightning cable OR a 2.5mm TRRS balanced cable to your order.

Bose SoundTrue Ultra Earphones for $60 w/FS

The new condition Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear in the charcoal color scheme are currently on sale for a limited time for $60 with free shipping by Best Buy and Amazon actual. Maximum up to three per customer at each seller. This is a newer design that has a more conventional IEM “head”, not the half-speaker earpod-style protrusion of the previous IE/MIE earphones…