Asia shopping: 11 11 Sales are happening now!

The Black Friday of ASIA is today 11/11 (in a global time zone kind of fashion)! Check your favorite Asian retailers for a variety of sales, including Aliexpress (check their Fiio sales and XDuoo sales) and GearBEST where a number of their KZ earphones and XDuoo gear are on sale. Use the search bars at those websites or use the various banners/offers higlihghted on their main sites. Happy hunting 😛

Prime Day starts later today, including 10% back on B&O

Get ready Prime members who happen to be shoppaholics! Prime Day 2018 begins later today at 12pm pacific time (Amazon server time; translates to 3pm eastern). But in the meantime you can participate in some of the Statement Credit promotions if you are a Prime member and have either on one of the Amazon credit cards (either the Prime Chase VISA credit card, or the Prime Amazon store credit card). Among the cashback (statement credit) options offered:

+ 10% back on Bang & Olufsen products

+ 10% back on Musical Instruments which include a variety of headphones under the Studio Product category. There’s 80 of them in the headphones sub-category but there are also other related products in other sub-categories – as it is often the case with categorization, it’s only as good as the methodology and the people implementing it ~ and nobody’s perfect.

UPDATE: among the latest Prime Day offers currently in progress you can get the new condition Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones in the Matte Black color scheme for $200 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Of audio interest, Amazon is bundling the SONOS ONE smart speaker with a $50 plastic gift card, all together going for $200 with free shipping.

NOTE that the Prime Day offers, as the name suggests, are offered for Prime members. If not a member, you can start a free trial and join in the shopping party…

Meanwhile starting at 8:15pm ET on Monday is a Prime Day lightning deal the new condition Jabra MOVE closed-back on-ear bluetooth headphones…

Monoprice MP10 Earphones for $8 w/free S&H and more

The Monoprice website has a trio of coupons running until Monday but they also have some stand-alone sales with free standard US shipping:

+ MP10 In-Ears for $8 with free standard US shipping
+ these look like stubby shallow insertion basic earphones with a 4.1 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews
+ these are eligible for the coupons but your order total must reach the coupon minimum amounts before you get the coupon discount
+ five of these are $25+, making them eligible for the $5 off $25+ coupon [see below], making them $7 per
+ limit ten per customer

+ open-box Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $80 with free standard US shipping
+ not coupon eligible

Coupons Ending Monday 6/25/18
+ GOAL5 is $5 off orders of $25+
+ GOAL20 is 20% off orders of $150+
+ GOAL25 is 25% off orders of $300+
+ these minimum purchase thresholds must needs be reached with products that are eligible for the discount. Non-coupon-eligible products don’t count towards the minimum needed to activate the coupon discounts

Make your own eBAY deal: 15% off $25+ orders

eBAY is back once again with another coupon promotion for select retailers. The offer is this: enter coupon code PLAYFUL15 and receive 15% off orders of participating items/retailers of $25 or higher. The coupon expires at the end of day on 6/23/18. The coupons that are unconditional typically only last eight hours, while the coupons that run for multiple days (like this coupon) are only eligible for select retailers…

When you follow the menus, there are over 430 items under the Headphones category. More related items are under the “Portable Audio” category, and other six degrees of separation items under various other categories.

2-Day Sale: M-Audio Micro DAC (USB) for $24 w/FS, RS160, Senal, Etc

New York’s B&H Photo is running a big 2-day sale until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern on June 20 in 2018. Among the items offered:

+ M-Audio Micro DAC USB Digital to Analog Converter for $24 w/free S&H

+ Sennheiser PMX 684i neckband earbuds for $20

+ Sennheiser RS160 wireless (Kleer technology), previous generation, for $85

+ Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones for $60

+ Tascam VL-S3 14W + 14W 3″ Powered Studio Monitor (Pair, Black) with free On-Stage foam speaker platforms for $50

Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

FriYAY is here once again, and with it it brings the recurring 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products promotion. This time around the coupon name is SIZZLIN20 and it expires Saturday night. Unfortunately none of the Monolith headphones are eligible for the coupon. Also not eligible is the in-stock and shipping $100 Monolith USB DAC/amp

Speaking of Monoliths, their Monolith line of products continues to expand in many directions! Note however that I only tested the coupons on the headphone-related products, I don’t know if they work on the other products.

Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

FriYAY is here once again, and with it it brings the recurring 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products promotion. This time around the coupon name is GRAD20 and it expires Saturday night. Unfortunately none of the Monolith headphones are eligible for the coupon. Also not eligible is the in-stock and shipping $100 Monolith USB DAC/amp

Speaking of Monoliths, their Multi-Channel Home-Theater Power Amplifiers are now available with XLR inputs. I haven’t tested the coupons on these.

Make Your Own Deal until Wedn 10pm ET tonight: 20% off orders of $50+ on eBAY

If you are looking to buy headphones or DACs or AMPs or DAPs or almost anything else on eBay that has the same price at most sellers, this is a great “make your own deal” coupon! Coupon code PICKDADSGIFT gets you 20% off orders of $50 or more on eBay, with a maximum discount of $100 off (= purchase amount of $500+). All eBay sellers are eligible for the coupon, this is not their limited seller coupon which typically lasts for 2+ days. The general purpose coupon is a flash sale that typically lasts eight hours or so. This coupon expires today, Wednesday 6/6/18 at 10pm eastern!

Don’t sleep on it ~ unless you are taking a midday nap that is 😉

Use the eBay search bar over there, or start with a headphones general eBay search.

You will notice among those the new condition Hifiman HE-400i Special Edition planar magnetic open-back over-ears going for $150 with free shipping from authorized dealer BuyDIG (aka Beach Camera). The coupon is 20% off, making it $120!

Tuesday only: 20% off at Monoprice includes Monolith M565* and M1060* headphones

Good news Monolith headphone fans! The brand new coupon code MAY29 gets you 20% off many things at the Monoprice website and this time around the coupon works on their latest Monolith planar-magnetic headphones:

+ M565 open-back drops to $136
+ M565C closed-back drops to $184
+ M1060 open-back drops to $216
+ M1060C closed-back drops to $267
+ SonicSolance ANC/BT drops to $43~
+ the four Monoliths mentioned above get free standard US shipping
+ find them all at the the Monoprice sale page or use their universal search box to locate products of interest

The M300 planar earphones drop from $150 to $120 but that’s not their lowest price. Sometimes they go on sale for $130, so when they are on sale, and eligible for the 20% off coupon, they drop to $104~. So if you don’t need them right away, wait for the next time the sale-and-coupon stars align 🙂 The open-box version is down to $100 but they are not coupon-eligible.

The open-box M560 is eligible for the coupon but it is out of stock so it cannot be ordered. This is for reference in case it comes in-stock later today or in future coupons that work in this fashion.

The coupon expires on Tuesday 5/29/18 at 11:59pm pacific time. No minimum purchase amount is required for the use of this coupon…

Monoprice Memorial Day coupons are out

The Monolith headphone-related products are not eligible for the Memorial Day weekend coupons at, but a number of other headphone products are eligible for a new trio of coupons that are good until Memorial Day night in the pacific time zone. Coupon 25BLUE gets you 25% off orders of $300+, while 20WHITE gets you 20% off orders of $150+. For small order, coupon 5RED gets you $5 off orders of $25+.

The coupons can only be used if you reach the minimum amount with coupon-eligible products. If you have a mix of coupon-eligible and coupon-ineligible items that total $300.01, you don’t be able to use the 25% off coupon. You need $300+ of coupon-eligible products in the shopping cart.

Wedn Daily Deals: JBL, Klipsch, Gaming, Etc

A handful of products are on a daily deal for Wednesday 5/23/18 starting with B&H Photo offering the new condition JBL Reflect Mini Lightweight earphones for $25 with free shipping in your choice of two color schemes until 11:59pm eastern on Wednesday.

Good until 11:59pm pacific time tonight at the Amazon Gold box is a Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speakers and Powergate Amplifier Bundle offered for $380, sold by Woot and fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime-eligible shipping.

Next up, Woot has a gaming accessories sale that includes a $15 Logitech USB headset and a $50 Logitech surround sound gaming headset. But that’s not all at Woot, they also have a Woot OFF running which may (or may not) have headphone and audio related products participating. These end at 11:59pm central time.

Tuesday: 20% off without minimum at Monoprice

If you want to place a Monoprice order and take advantage of their 20% off coupon but don’t want to make a bigger purchase, you are in luck! For Tuesday 5/22/18, coupon code MAY22 gets you 20% off most things at You can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login. I will test the Monolith products to see if any of them are eligible…

Woot Garage Sale includes $3 Panasonic RP-HE120 earphones

Woot has opened their Garage Doors again, with another multi-category garage sale. You can find microSD cards to feed your DAPs and PADs under the Computers category, while under the Electronics Garage sale they have the following headphones:

+ Panasonic RP-HJE120 earphones for $3
+ Playstation Gold Wireless for $20
+ AKG K55 Red DJ on-ears for $40
+ Sennheiser RS 120 RF wireless for $50
+ Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless for $130
+ Steelseries gaming headset

+ SOLD OUT: Sennheiser CX 2.00G earphones for $20

+ free shipping for Prime members; otherwise $5 flat for the calendar day

New Monoprice Coupons run until Monday night

This time around, the coupons are running for four days in a row, until Monday night! You can get 20% off orders of $150+ in eligible products promotion with coupon 20BUY, or 25% off orders of $300+ with coupon 25BUY. Or $5 off orders of $25+ with coupon 5BUY. The first two coupons are percentages, while the small coupon is a flat discount of $5 off.

Unfortunately none of the Monolith headphones are eligible for the coupon. Also not eligible is the in-stock and shipping $100 Monolith USB DAC/amp

PS: you may also want to check these coupons on previously mentioned sales of Bookshelf Speakers and refurb Monolith 7×200 power amplifier.

Make Your Own Deal: 10% off $25+ on eBay [up to $50 off]

Make your own deal with this latest eBay Couponing promotion. Enter the coupon P10PERCENT to get 10% off orders of $25+ at various participating retailers with the biggest discount possible being $50 off.

They have over 600 items under Portable Audio, about half of which are headphones (261 options).

The coupon expires on May 12th in 2018 at 11:59pm…

[DEAD] Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

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[DEAD] Make your own eBay Deal: 15% off $50+ purchases until 7pm ET on Friday

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[DEAD] Monday: 25% off $300+ Monoprice orders

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[DEAD] Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

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[DEAD] Monday: 25% off $300+ Monoprice orders

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Heads Up (NewEgg Flash): BeyerD Amp, Klipsch R6i, etc

According to the schedule at NewEggFLASH, the following headphone-related sales are scheduled to start at 12pm eastern on the following days:

+ April 22: Klipsch X6i in-ears and Onkyo C-7030 CD player
+ April 24: Beyerdynamic Headphone Amp
+ April 25: Klipsch R6i On-Ears

[DEAD] Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

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20% off Amazon Warehouse Deals (37 headphones)

It is the return of the 20% off in-cart promotions at Amazon Warehouse Deals and among the participating items there are 37 headphones at the moment, with the most recognizable brands being JLab and Urban Ears.

PS: if you are looking for an Android PAD, you can get the used Essential PH-1 phone starting at $272… It has 128GB on-board storage, but no microSD and no headphone jack…

[DEAD] Tuesday: Spend $100, Gt $25 store credit at ToM

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[DEAD] Tuesday $15 off $75+ Monoprice orders

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[DEAD] Monday: 25% off $300+ Monoprice orders

Monday’s gone, taking its coupons with it 🙂

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[DEAD] Tuesday’s Offers: Brainwavz, TrebLab, Etc

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PayPal coupon: $15/$150+ Crutchfield with many restrictions

PayPal send an email with a coupon promotion. I don’t know if it’s targeted or everyone can use the coupon. The offer is this: coupon code PayPal15 gets you $15 off a purchase of $150+ at Crutchfield with PayPal as the payment method until 4/20/18. Not a smoking hot deal, but a discount nonetheless 🙂

Restrictions apply however as a number of name-brand products are restricted from the coupon. Here’s a screenshot of that:

[DEAD] Sunday’s Offers: Master & Dynamic ME05 IEMs, Brainwavz, Kikka Stereo Tube Amplifier, Etc [updated]

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[DEAD] Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

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[DEAD] Groupon Coupon: 6mo Slacker Radio Plus for $10, ATH-AD900X for $131, Etymotic ER4XR or ER4SR for $315 each, Etc

This 2-day coupon expired but if you missed it, fear not – it returns every few days/weeks…

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Prime w/Card: 10% back on Musical Instruments includes 420+ Headphones

If you are a Prime member with either one of the official Amazon credit cards (Chase Prime VISA or Prime Store Card), and you buy participating Musical Instruments using either one of those credit cards, you will earn a 10% statement credit instead of the usual 5% statement credit. There is no limit on how much you can earn as a statement credit with these cards.

Among those “musical instruments” there are over 420 headphones participating in this promotion, popular models from Sennheiser (HD 600, 650, etc), AKG, Shure, Beyerdynamic, etc…

The promotion has its own dedicated search box on the promotional page so you can use that to search for brands or products of interest [screenshot below, it’s not a functional search box]..

Eligible products also mention this promotion on their individual product pages. Note that the 10% back only works for products sold and shipped by Amazon actual. If a product is sold by a marketplace seller (new or used or refurbished), you will earn the usual 5% if you pay with one of the two official Prime credit cards…

[DEAD] Monday: 25% off $300+ Monoprice orders

Monday’s gone and so is its coupon 🙂

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[DEAD] Monoprice 2-Day coupon: 20% off $150+ eligible orders

This coupon expired…

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Another eBay coupon: 10% off $25+ (up to $50 off on 88 headphones)

If you are a fan of eBay, they are back with yet another coupon promotion with 200 retailers participating. Using coupon code PTAKE10NOW gets you a 10% off discount on shopping carts of $25+. The biggest coupon discount you can get is $50 off. Orders over $500 will get a flat $50 off discount instead of 10% off. The coupon expires on 4/7/18 at 8am pacific.

There is a total of 88 headphones participating in this promotion…

+ Audio Technica ATH-PRO500 MK2 in red for $76.50 after coupon