Massdrop: Shure SE215 Blue LE for $115 (fully unlocked)

A new round of specials went up at Massdrop (members only; free to join), with the following items:

+ Shure SE215 Blue Limited Edition In-Ears for $115 (fully unlocked)
+ Edifier H850 Headphone as low as $48 (not fully unlocked)
+ Sennheiser HD 800 ZY Cable as low as $113 (not fully unlocked)

Philips Fidelio S2BK/28 In-Ears for $93 (limit 5)

The Philips Fidelio S2BK/28 in-ears are currently on sale for $93 with free shipping, with a limit of five pairs per shopping cart, at by Amazon actual. Only the black color scheme is on sale.

AViiQ Concert Series Earphones for $17

Stacksocial is offering the AViiQ Concert Series Earphones in two color schemes for $17 per pair, with free shipping. Offer ends in about 4 days from today. No refunds. Allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. Six pairs of eartip sizes are included.

New at Massdrop: BeyerD DT880-600 Premium, Philips Citiscape, etc

A new round of specials are happening at Massdrop. Two of them are fully unlocked as of the time of writing, the Just Mobile HeadStand ships for $41 (ends in about 7 days), and the Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 ohm only) ship for $248 (ends in about two days from today). Two more are not fully unlocked yet:

+ Philips CitiScape Downtown Headphone as low as $38
+ Moe Audio MOE-SS01 IEM as low as $42

[DEAD] Starts Wedn 9:50am ET: Limited Time Sale on Thinksound ts02+mic in-ears

This limited time offer expired… As of right now, there’s only one headphone offer scheduled for Wednesday 12/3/14 at the Amazon Lightning Deals. Starting at 9:50am ET (6:50am pacific/Amazon time) there is going to be a limited time offer (typically 4 hours but not always) on the Thinksound ts02+mic in-ears with a universal one-button remote. The price before the sale is $90. They average 4.3 out of 5 with nearly 300 customer reviews with roughly a 10:1 “review intensity ratio” (five vs one review stars).

[SOLD OUT] Ends Mon 10:50pm ET: AKG Q350 in-ears for $30

This 4-hour lightning deal sold out at $30…
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Beyerdynamic DX 120 or 102 iE in-ears for $50

Beyerdynamic action now, the DX 120 iE in-ears are offered for $50 with free shipping, for a limited time as part of the Cyber Monday festivities at Adorama (black color scheme). They also have the DX 102 iE in-ears on sale for $50 in the white-silver color scheme or the red-black color scheme or the black-silver color scheme.

[DEAD] Cyber Monday Lightning Deals: AIAIAI TMA-1, Koss DJ100, AKG Q350, Beats, Bluedio, Klipsch, MeElec, Presonus, etc

Cyber Monday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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MEElectronics M9 in-ears for $10 (or M9p for $12)

On the budget front, the MeElectronics M9 in-ears (no mic/remote), in easy-to-open packaging (formerly known as frustration free packaging) are on sale for $10 per pair, with a limit of five per customer, at by Amazon actual.

On the other hand, if you want a mic/remote (one button), you can get the M9p for $12 per pair at Meritline (no coupon needed; ships from US warehouse). They come with various eartip sizes and a carrying case as well. When you page-down over there at Meritline you will find a giant handy chart that compares features of the various MEelectronics in-ear models.

[DEAD] Saturday Lightning Deals: B&W P3 recertified, MEelectronics Venture and AirFi Bluetooths, AR HP1020 earphones

Saturday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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Tesla Invasion at Massdrop: T90, T70p, T70

A trio of Beyerdynamic Tesla headphones have been added to Massdrop (members only; free to join). As of the time of writing, none of them are fully unlocked (which means lowest price possible). The T90 can go as low as $460, the T70p as low as $395, and the T70 as low as $380. I am adding shipping fees to the total. Also added in this round was the SoundMAGIC E10 in-ears that can go as low as $25. As always, these are limited time offers and the lowest price possible is unlocked only if a predetermined number of buyers buy or commit-to-buy a particular offer.

Lots of new Massdrop offers: Shure SE846, Firestone Stand (fully unlocked)

Massdrop (members only, free to join) has a burst of new offers added to their website. There are so many we break them down by fully unlocked and not. The status is as of blog-posting time. Check their website for future updates…

Fully Unlocked
+ Shure SE846 Reference IEM for $830
+ Firestone Audio Headphone Stand for $40

Not Fully Unlocked
+ Philips Fidelio L1 as low as $115
+ Ultrasone Pro 900 Headphones as low as $380
+ OSTRY KC06A Inner-Ear Earphones as low as $55
+ TTPOD T1S IEM as low as $33
+ Fidue A63 IEM as low as $42
+ Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier as low as $110 (close to fully unlocked!)
+ FiiO E17 Alpen Portable Amp/DAC as low as $113
+ Aune T1 MK2 Headphone Tube DAC/Amp Combo as low as $170
+ CEntrance HiFi-M8 XL4 Portable DAC/Amplifier as low as $560
+ Bakoon HPA-01 Headphone Amplifier as low as $1205 (funny, they have $10 shipping on a $1200 item!)

Also, don’t forget the AKG K7XX limited edition special we mentioned yesterday. As of blog-posting time, over 1500 have been purchased. They have a limit of 2000 units for this drop!

Massdrop: UE CIEMs, Ultrasone HFI 580, Astrotec, Mousai

In addition to the previously mentioned AKG K7xx Massdrop edition, the following offers went live today. None of the ones mentioned below are fully unlocked as of blog posting time:

+ Ultimate Ears Custom In-Ear Reference Monitors as low as $750
+ Ultrasone HFI 580 Headphones as low as $138
+ Astrotec Lyra Earbuds as low as $100
+ Mousai MSD192 DAC as low as $300

[DEAD] Tuesday Lightning Deals: Beats Studio Wireless, MEelectronics M-Duo, Senn PX685i Adidas

Tuesday’s offers expired but there will be plenty more during the holidays at the Amazon Gold Box

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New Shure Mail-Rebates: $50 on SE535, $10 on SE215

If you are okay with doing mail-in rebates, Shure has launched a new mail-in rebate promotion, covering the 11/21/2014 through 1/11/2015 time period. You will get $50 back on the Shure SE-535 (CL, V, LTD-EFS) and $10 back on the SE-215 (K or CL). This is a stock-up type of rebate promotion, it allows up to six SE-535s and up to six SE-215s. The rebates are to be mailed to a processing center in Douglas::Arizona. You can find the earphones and rebates at Headroom and and other participating and authorized Shure dealers.

HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ears drop to $80

The HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ears have dropped to $80 at various sellers at, including Amazon actual and various others (Hifman’s own Amazon store, WW Stereo, Gramophone, Audio Advisor, etc)… They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 94 customer reviews…

Sony XBA-H1 In-Ears for $55 refurbished [updated]

The Sony XBA-H1 hybrid 2-way in-ears are currently on sale for $55 manufacturer-refurbished by Secondipity through their eBay store or through their Rakuten store.

UPDATE: the new condition are no longer on sale… in new condition for $100 at Walmart’s website

[DEAD] Used Shure SE112-GR in-ears for $28

As of a 11/30/14 recheck, the price is closer to $40… Curious about Shure’s budget SE112-GR in-ears but don’t want to pay regular price? You can pay almost half price at the moment by going used. You can get them for $28 in “Used – Very Good” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), sold by AWD actual. These are the straight up earphones, no mic/remote. (the model with the mic/remote is the Shure SE112m+-GR)… As usual, keep in mind, quantity and prices of used products typically change more often than new condition products… These average 4 out of 5 based on 33 customer reviews (reviews are pooled together between the two models).

Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE In-Ears for $45

We start the deal party with the Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE in-ears, they are currently going for $45 with free shipping, fully unlocked (lowest price possible) at, which is a members-only website, but everyone can join. I don’t post links to Massdrop because it creates confusion – it only shows the actual product page if you are a member and logged on to your account. Everybody else gets redirected to their home page. The offer ends in about 7 days from today (or earlier if sold out).

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