[DEAD] Starts Tue 9am ET: Klipsch X5 earphones limited time offer

This limited time offer expired…
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[DEAD] Lift Audio Icon in-ears for $16 with coupon

As of a 2/13/15 re-checking, the coupon expired…
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MEelectronics A151 balanced armature earphones for $35

If you are fond of balanced armature earphones, the MEelectronics A151 are on sale at Amazon.com by Amazon actual for $35 (without mic) or $40 (with mic), with a limit of five per option per customer. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 275 customer reviews.

If you need additional or replacement eartips, you can get them by size or as a bundle through MEelectronics’s eBay store.

Massdrop: CustomArt Pro 330v2 IEM

New offer at Massdrop, the CustomArt Pro 330v2 universal IEMs are offered, with the lowest price possible being $400 plus $50 (fifty) shipping. There is a limit of ten units for this offer. They will be shipped by CustomArt, about four weeks after they receive your ear impressions.

[DEAD] MEElectronics EP-M11J-SL-MEE in-ears for $25

This limited time offer ended… Per the Amazon Gold Box, starting at 3pm ET today (Monday 2/2/15), there is a limited time sale on the MEElectronics EP-M11J-SL-MEE in-ears for $25, made with Swarovski crystals. Because bling has its fans, especially among fashion earphones. These average 4.4 out of 5 blinged-out stars based on 22 customer reviews 🙂

[DEAD] Starts Tue 8am ET: Klipsch S4i rugged in-ears sale

This lightning deal expired…
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10% off Bose earbuds (ends 2/21/15)

Various Bose earbud models are currently on sale at their usual 10% discount at amazon.com, with a February 21 (2015) expiration date. This includes multiple lines of their in-ears (SoundTrue, SoundSport, Freestyle).

Used Woodees IESW101V in-ears for $15

The Woodees IESW101V in-ears (with wooden housing) are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $15 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, with three different listings, which may slightly increase the chances of future discounts.

Used Meelectronics DP1 EDM in-ears for $6 to $8

More Amazon Warehouse Deals fishing, the MEElectronics EDM Universe D1P In-Ears in the black color scheme are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $6 at Amazon Warehouse Deals but note that the listing over there says “Missing Earbuds” (which I take to mean it’s missing the extra eargels). But it looks like the pink is in “Used – Very Good” condition for $8.38 without any comments about missing parts. The reviews are shared between these in-ears and also on-ears, so the average does not tell the story.

Massdrop: unlocked Titan 1 iems for $98

At Massdrop, a new offer is now fully unlocked, the Dunu Titan 1 IEMs going for $90 plus $8 shipping. Also launched (but not currently fully unlocked) are the Samson RTE 2 bluetooth on-ears with the lowest price possible being $80 shipped.

Shure SE-215 plus $10 store credit for $100

Shure used to have a $10 mail-in rebate on the SE-215 (one of the frequently recommended $100 in-ears), which was kinda goofy. Who wants to invest the time in a mail-in rebate for a $10 amount? When you factor in photocopies, postage, supplies, cutting up box/UPC, and such. The mail-in rebate promotion ended as of 1/11/15.

However, now they have a new more digital-shopper friendly promotion. You buy either the silver SE215-CL or the black SE215-K for $100, and three days after your order ships, Amazon will apply a $10 promotional credit to your Amazon account. This will happen automatically, you don’t need to do anything (other than buy the earphones of course).

This offer is only good when Amazon.com actual is the seller, not from marketplace sellers or used/refurbished. The offer expires 2/19/15 unless renewed or cancelled. They have terms and conditions explaining it. Annotated screenshot of the page mentioning the offer below:


PS: I checked a few other Shure earphones and headphones but so far, the SE-215 are the only ones I found having this promotion.

Massdrop: MEElectronics M-Duo as low as $35

New offering went up at Massdrop, this time it is the MEElectronics M-Duo in-ears, with the lowest price possible being $35 shipped. This has eight days left from today. It is not fully unlocked yet. Duo as in dual driver. The description unapologetically describes the sound signature as V-shaped.

Unlocked at Massdrop: AKG K7xx, ATH-Pro500MK2, Sieveking stand

Three new offers at Massdrops are fully unlocked (the lowest price possible during the life of a particular offer). They are the Massdrop-exclusive AKG K7XX (that’s the model name) headphones, based on the K702 65th anniversary edition, offered for $200 with free shipping with six days left from today. Also ready to go are the Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2 for $78 shipped (five days left from today) and the Sieveking Omega Headphone Stand for $140 shipped (also five days left).

Not fully unlocked are the Shure SE535 IEMs with the lowest price possible being $380 (five days left from today).

Used Thinksound ms01 in-ears for $26

The Thinksound ms01 in-ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $26~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals in the black/chocolate color scheme. Part of the housing is wooden.

Used Acoustic Research HP1020 in-ears for $28 to $33

The Acoustic Research HP1020 in-ears are currently available Used ranging from $28 (Acceptable) to $33 (Very Good) condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals. There are many listing under “Very Good” which has the potential of further discounts if they don’t get scooped up quickly.

[DEAD] Klipsch X11 in-ears for $100 (limit 5)

As of 1/28/15, this is sold out and cannot be ordered… For a limited time, NewEgg is offering the Klipsch X11 in-ears for $100 with a limit of five per customer. No coupon code needed.

Unlocked at Massdrop: TTPod T1S IEMs for $32.50

The TTPod T1S IEMs are currently fully unlocked (= lowest price possible) for around $32.50~ shipped at members-only website Massdrop. It is free to join, but only logged on members can view their offers, which is why I am not linking them. This offer expires in about 3 days from today [every post here has a posting date].

Pioneer SE-CX8-K in-ears for $90 w/promo code

The black color scheme of the Pioneer SE-CX8-K in-ears are currently offered for $90 with free shipping when you use promo code EXLAKNT27 at NewEgg. You need to be subscribed (or be willing to be added) to their e-mailing list for the promo code to work. These promo codes expire by 3am ET on 1/28/15 (or earlier if they sell out)… These average 4 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews at amazon.com.

[DEAD] Used Yamaha EPH-M100 in-ears for $37 (was $43)

As of a 2/19/15 re-check, the used offers at these prices sold out…

The black color scheme of the Yamaha EPH-M100 in-ears is currently available for $37 (was $43) with free shipping, in “Used – Good” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

This is one of the first headphones subjects/victims that we are doing experimental review diary and unboxing posts… Price updated 1/23/15.

NOTE: this is a newer model, with a more consumer-y sound. It should not be confused with the older EPH-100 in-ears. The difference in the model name is so small, it’s an extra “M”, so it can be easily confused.

Used Panasonic RP-HJE70-S in-ears for $23 (was $29)

From the “deep deep cuts” department, the silver Panasonic RP-HJE-70-S in-ears are offered in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $23 (was $29) at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews… Updated price on 1/25/15.

Massdrop: Cypher Labs, Fostex HP-A8C

Two new additions to Massdrop, neither one fully unlocked as of the time of writing, but they have seven days to go (from posting date). They are on the audiophile price range:

+ Fostex HP-A8C 32-bit DAC Headphone Amp as low as $957
+ Cypher Labs C6iem as low as $403 (NOTE: these are not custom IEMs – the model name may hint of that because of the “C” and “iem” being so close, but they are not custom).

[DEAD] Used white AKG K350 in-ears for $18

As of a 1/22/15 recheck, these sold out as used…
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Used MEElectronics Air-Fi AF71 Metro Bluetooth in-ears for $13.50

More $15-ish deals from the Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), the black/yellow color scheme of the MEElectronics Air-Fi AF71 Metro Bluetooth in-ears is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $13.20, sold by AWD actual. Only this color scheme is discounted.

Used AKG Q350 in-ears for $26 (black) [update: white for $12 sold out]

UPDATE (1/19/14): the white for $12~ sold out given the craziness of the price, but the black remains in “Used – Good” condition for around $26 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

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Massdrop: TTPOD T2 in-ears fully unlocked for $83

At members-only website Massdrop, the TTPod T2 in-ears are fully unlocked for $75 plus $8 flat shipping. This is the lowest price possible under this offer. There are about six days left on this offer (from blog-posting date). Everyone is free to join, but only joined members can see and purchase the offerings.

Sennheiser MM 70S or 70i in-ears for around $41

More Sennheiser in-ear action, good until 1/31/15 (or earlier if they sell out), Adorama is offering the two variations of the Sennheiser MM70 with free shipping. The MM70 S (universal) goes for $40, while the MM70 i (iPhone/iPad/iPod) goes for $42.

Used Sennheiser Momentum In-Ears (Galaxy) for $72

If you are interested in the Galaxy version (not the iOS version) of the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ears, they are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for just under $72 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. The used iOS version goes for more. Their new condition price is $100. These average 4.1 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews.

Shure SE846 in-ears as low as $820 (Massdrop)

At Massdrop, the Shure SE-846 in-ears are offered, with the lowest possible price being $820 with free shipping. It has not reached the lowest price yet, as there is only just one commitment. Offer closes in about four days from today.

Massdrop: unlocked xDuoo TA-01 (also STAX, Fidue, Mousai)

More action at the members-only but free-to-join Massdrop website. Of the latest offers, one is fully unlocked (lowest price possible), the xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp goes for $135 shipped (expires in five days from today). The items below are not fully unlocked as of the time of writing of this blog-post:

+ STAX SRS-3170 Electrostatic Earspeaker System (SR-307 Headphones plus SRM-323S Amplifier) as low $1010
+ Fidue A83 Hybrid IEM as low as $260
+ Mousai MSD192 DAC as low as $300

[DEAD] Ends Sat 1am ET: Sennheiser IE 60 East In-Ears for $75

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Massdrop: BeyerD DX120 iE in-ears and iBasso DX90 DAP

Two new offers are up at Massdrop, neither one fully unlocked as of the time of writing of this post. The Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE Earphones could go as low as $45 shipped while the iBasso DX90 DAP could go as low as $345 shipped. They expire in about seven days from today (today = blog posting date).

[DEAD] 2-pack of Soul by Ludacris SS7 earphones for $33 total

As of a 2/5/15 re-check of this, the price went up… If you need two pairs of earphones, a two-pack of Soul SS7 by Ludacris are currently offered for $33 total by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon.com.

If you are not a Prime member, you can get to free S&H with a $35+ order. You can always add a splitter or adapter or cable or headphone pouch to get there.

Massdrop: TTPod T1-E in-ears unlocked for $30 (also Dunu DN-1000 IEMs)

It’s IEM day at Massdrop, where the TTPod T1-E in-ears are fully unlocked for $30 shipped (end in about five days from today). The Dunu DN-1000 IEMs are offered with a price as low as $165 but they are not fully unlocked as of the time of writing.

UPDATE (2/20/15): the TTPod T1-Es are now available fulfilled by Amazon.com (sold by various marketplace sellers) with prices starting at $30 (white), $32 (transparent), $34.99 (red or blue or purple or black). The usual Amazon free shipping terms apply (Prime or with a $35+ order). Note that the prices are as of this update and may change in the future. Various marketplace sellers are offering them, so pay attention to who each seller is, their ratings, and reputation.

HifiMan RE-400 or RE-400i In-Ears for $80 each

The HifiMan RE-400 or RE-400i (with mic/remote) In-Ears are currently going for $80 per pair, sold by HifiMan and others at Amazon.com, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.com, so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member.

MEElectronics A151 for $33 (no mic) or $35 (A151P w/mic)

Balanced armature action now on the in-ears front, the MEelectronics A151 are on sale for $33 without mic and for $35 with mic (A151P model), with a limit of five each per shopping cart at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. Combined, the balanced review total (ha!) is 3.7 out of 5 based on 250+ customer reviews.