Used Fiio F9 PRO IEMs for $100

The new condition Fiio F9 PRO in-ears with their hybrid setup (one dynamic, two balanced armatures) currently go for $140 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are fond of saving some, there is one unit available in “Used – Like New” condition [no signs of use says the listing] for $100 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “The Camera Box” (98%). This listing is NOT prime-eligible but you get free shipping from the marketplace seller.

In general, earphones and their packaging is lightweight and small, so any decent seller should be able to ship it reasonably fast.

Monday: AKG N20 for $50, N20 Lightning for $70

Good until Monday at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering the new condition AKG N20 in-ears for $50 or the N20LT (with Lightning cable connector) for $70. Shipping is free for Prime members, or $5 flat for everything you buy from Woot during a particular calendar day in the central time zone. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten per option per customer.

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

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Sennheiser HD1 ANC/Bluetooth On-Ears for $223

It looks like marketplace sellers have triggered another price-match of Amazon’s own listing, and they are currently offering the new condition Sennheiser HD1 On-Ears [nÊe Momentum] wireless (bluetooth) with ANC for $223 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer. This is the black color scheme.

Audioengine D3 Portable DAC/Amp $70 [MD]

Start your engines! Your audio engines that is 😉 For the next four days and change from blog-posting time, you can get the new condition Audioengine D3 Portable DAC/Amp for $70 with free US shipping from Massdrop. These will ship in mid-May 2018 with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing. This goes for $100 elsewhere, eg

Yamazaki Bautes Red Headphone Stand for $11 + S&H

Touch of Modern is running a Yamazaki minimalist Japanese Goods sale until 4/11/18 at 12pm pacific, and among the items offered, surprise-surprise, is this Bautes Red Headphone Stand going for $11 plus shipping. Maximum ten per customer. These ship in 2-3 weeks with all sales final.

Speaking of Touch of Modern, they have a limited time sale on EDOX watches (price-check them if you are not familiar with their typical price-range; I know nothing about these).

Used B&O PLAY H9i Bluetooth/ANC Over-Ears for $374+

The B&O Beoplay H9i bluetooth/ANC over-ears began shipping a few weeks ago for $500 [see New Headphones Tracker], but if you want to get them for less, there are multiple used options at Amazon Warehouse Deals with prices starting at $374~ in “Used – Good” condition by AWD actual. There’s also “Used – Very Good” for $399 and “Used – Like New” for $424~. Only the black color scheme so far is available in Used condition.

Phiips SHB9850NC/27 Bluetooth/ANC Over-Ear for $81 w/FS

Another offer running at NewEgg FLASH is the new condition Phiips SHB9850NC/27 Bluetooth/ANC Over-ear Headphones offered for $81 with free shipping, sold by NewEGGflash actual. The offer runs for the next four days and change from blog-posting time.

TechRabbit sale: refurb Bose MIE2 or Sol Master Track Over-Ears for $40 [and more]

Refurbishing specialists TechRabbit are having a headset sale featuring a mix of earphones and over/on-ears, many of which are refurbished, while other are pre-owned/used, and others are new-other. Check each individual listing for all the details. A total of 18 models are participating in this limited time sale (expires 3/5/18) including:

+ refurb Sol Republic Master Tracks Over-Ears for $40
+ pre-owned Bose Soundlink Around Ear Bluetooths for $90
+ pre-owned Bose MIE2 earphones for $40
+ refurb Jaybird BlueBuds X for $40
+ new-other Apple Earpods (Lightning connector) for $15
+ and a dozen more

Even EarPrint H2 Bluetooth Walnut Over/On-Ears for $199

Down $100 is the new condition EVEN EarPrint H2 Over/On-Ears bluetooth walnut and steel headphone, going for $199 with free shipping, sold by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews and have over a dozen answered questions.

PS: I’m not quite sure if these are over-ears or on-ears, thus the over/on-ears…

Read for FREE: Headphones at Consumer Reports

As a limited time promotion, Consumer Reports has removed the paywall, and all are free to read their content, no account required! Of on-topic interest, this is their headphones page where they have two broad categories, headphones in general, and noise cancellers separately. A total of 194 headphones are covered.

Keep in mind, this is consumer reports, not audiophile reports 🙂 Their sub-categories could use some work 🙂 If I find time, I will have an opinion/write-up post about these [no promises though because time is elusive!]

In other audio related action they have categories for:

+ Wireless/Bluetooth speakers

Massdrop Round-Up: lots of offers ending in 2-3 days

A handful of previously unmentioned Massdrop “Drops” are in progress at the moment, so we are rounding them up in a single post here, sorted by expiration time:

+ NuFORCE uDAC-3 DAC/amp for $60 with free US S&H
+ ships late February

+ Thinksound USP1 IEMs for $130 w/free US S&H
+ ships late February
+ made in USA, comes with 1-year Thinksound warranty

+ Fanmusic C6 Cables for HD 58X & HD 6XX for $65 with free US S&H
+ ships early March

+ Koss KDE250 Earphones for $100 w/free US S&H
+ ships late February

+ OSTRY KC06A In-Ears for $45
+ the “A” is a newer/revised model, sells more than KC06
+ ships early March

The above are the regular time-sensitive classic Massdrop “Drops”. But that’s not all! A number of the best-selling headphones at Massdrop are offered in a more conventional fashion, you buy them and they ship within a week of purchase. We track those at the Massdrop Tracker perma-post.

Refurbished Beats Mixr DJ On-Ears for $70 w/free S&H

Three color schemes remain in-stock and orderable of the refurbished (Grade A) closed-back on-ear Beats Mixr On-Ear DJ “David Guetta” headphones on sale until Friday night for $70 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. They come with a 90-day warranty from an unspecified third party. In other words, Groupon is not the one offering the warranty.

[DEAD] Used Sony MDR-Z7 Closed Over-Ears for $427

As of a 1/19/18 AM recheck, this sold out at this condition/price combo…

The closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-Z7 headphones are currently available in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) condition for $427 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Other “just launched” sellers may be offering it for less but those are typically big trouble waiting to happen, especially if they are not fulfilled by Amazon. Avoid those unless you are doing undercover work to capture criminals 🙂

Mjolnir Balanced Headphone Amplifier for $750

the latest model is the second generation Mjolnir Balanced Headphone Amplifier which goes for $850 plus shipping at the Schiit Audio website. But if you happen to want the first generation model, in new condition, you can get it for $750 with free shipping by Hi-Fi Heaven (B&M Wisconsin A/V dealer) through It ships directly from Heaven (ha!) and it is not Prime eligible. Per the shopping cart, they have only one unit available.

Used Pioneer DJ HRM-6 studio headphones for $119

The new condition closed-back over-ear Pioneer DJ HRM-6 studio headphones (yes, they have both buzzwords, “DJ” and “studio”) go for $169 in new condition, but if you want to save, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $119 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

This is a nice condition for used items, it’s best used condition, and they come in original packaging, and there is no mention of damaged packaging or cosmetic imperfections. However, keep in mind that listings may not be complete or totally accurate, so there’s always a YMMV component to used purchases. I’m saying this for perfectionists 🙂

B&H Photo 2-Day Sale includes RS160, XB450, Senal, Fiio X5 II, Ultrasone GO, Etc

Closing the year with a bang, New York’s B&H Photo’s website has a BIG TWO-DAY SALE running until Thursday night at 11:59pm ET that includes, among others, the following headphones, all with free shipping:

+ Fiio X5 II DAP for $180

+ Ultrasone GO folding closed-back for $45

+ Sony XB-450 “Extra Bass” Closed-Back for $27 in black

+ Sennheiser RS160 Wireless System for $85: one RF headset and one transmitter/base; uses KLEER technology; previous generation model

+ Senal SMH-1000 Closed Over-Ear Studio headphones for $50
+ Senal SMH-500 Closed Over-Ear Studio headphones for $30

+ MEE X7 bluetooth earphones for $35 in different colors

+ JBL LSR308 8″ Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor for $129

+ and a few more…

Sales expire on Thursday at 11:59pm eastern ~ except for individual products that may sell out and become un-orderable before that time…

Sennheiser HD 25 headphones for $95 + $5 S&H

This offer is back on again with a new listing at the Woot longer-running Headphones sales page, it is the new condition closed-back on-ear Sennheiser HD 25 headphones for $95. Limit up to three per customer. Shipping is $5 flat. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty. There are 18 days left in the same (from blog-posting date). Or earlier if it sells out.

[DEAD] Wedn: 1More Triple Driver IEMs for $60 [limit 3] {and …more}

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Skullcandy Bluetooths for $39 w/free S&H: Hesh 2 Over-Ears or Grind On-Ears

Back to eBay, where an eBay seller by the name of Headset Haven (98.9%, California) is offering a number of Skullcandy headphones on sale including the new condition Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $39 with free shipping, and the new condition Skullcandy Grind Bluetooth On-Ears for $39 with free shipping too.

Speaking of the Grind Bluetooth, we have a useful text and pictures unboxing of them here. The one unboxed is a different color scheme. Here’s an up close and personal look 🙂

Blue Mic LOLA headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic for $141

I don’t know who the Ninjas in Pyjamas are, but you can thank them for this very nice bundle! For $141 you can get the Blue Mic LOLA headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic. The LOLA are Blue Mic’s wired unpowered un-ANC un-bluetooth headphones. Old fashioned headphones. The Mic on its own goes for $90, and the headphones go for $250. This is subtraction by addition 🙂

This is sold and shipped by Amazon actual, not iffy marketplace sellers. Here name was Lola, she was a Yeti 🙂 Screenshot below:

This offer went for $144 when I first spotted it on 11/23/17 and has been flying under the radar since.

PS: this is eligible for 10% statement credit if you pay with a Prime credit card (Chase VISA or Prime Store credit card).

Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2 Closed On-Ears for $130

The first of two back to back B&W sales. First up, the new condition Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 Closed-Back On-Ears are on sale for $130 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 68 customer reviews.

New eBay coupon: 20% off $25+ items (up to $50 off)

It’s coupon time on eBay with a new 7-Day Coupon Promotion running until next Monday at 8am pacific (November 20, 2017). The coupon code PSHOPEARLY gets you 20% off the price of items individually priced at $25 or higher. You can get up to $50 off using the coupon. So anything that sells for over $250 will instead get a flat $50 off discount.

Over 120 eBaY sellers are participating and there are almost 2000 items at Portable Audio. Of those, there are over 460 of them that are headphones.

Of those 120+ previously mentioned ebay stores, perhaps the most recognizable in terms of headphones is the PitBull Audio eBay store. They have over 200 listings under headphones.

Remember the coupon only works on items that have an individual price of $25+, not a shopping cart of $25+ in various sub-$25 items.

I have to run some AFK tasks, so I can’t dig into the listings and check for deals right now, but check them out, especially PitBull since good deals tend to fly away quickly.

As usual, some brands and some products may not be eligible for the coupon for various reasons (restricted by manufacturer, seller’s choice, etc).

[DEAD] Prime only: Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO Studio for $480

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Used Sony MDR-XB650 BT Extra Bass Over-Ears for $36

The new condition Sony MDR-XB-650BT closed-back over-ears Extra Bass bluetooth headphones go for $80+ in new condition at authorized Sony dealers, but if you want to experience these for half the price and you are willing to go The Way of the Used, then…

… there are many and more used listings of the black color scheme in “Used – Very Good” condition for $37~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) actual. Also there, “Used – Like New” goes for $39~. Since there are five pages of listings, even if you don’t want them now, you may want to keep an eye on them in case of future discounts.

They are part of the AWD Bargain Bin where things are discounted by 50% off or more.

The link above to AWD only shows the listings that are sold by AWD actual (that’s Amazon as the seller, their used persona, and Prime eligible). Sony being a popular and recognizable brand, their used listings are often a wild west.

You can find lower prices, but before you buy, make sure you are buying from a reliable seller ~ here are the unfiltered listings, showing the lowest price per color. Click on the “See all offers for this product” next to the color(s) of choice (black, blue, red) to see the detailed listings for that particular color.

Noontec Hammo Closed Over-Ears for $30

In addition to the Hammo S Over-Ears being on sale, the previous generation, the Noontec Hammo closed-back over-ears in the very colorful red-yellow color scheme are on sale for $30, in new condition, offered at this price by two marketplace sellers, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible. They average 3.4 out of 5 based on 23 customer reviews.

5 Pairs of Cosmos Earpads for Koss Porta Pros for $5

With their debut at Massdrop, the Koss Porta Pros are having yet another hype wave. If you are looking for additional earpads for them, the Cosmos branded set of five pairs of replacement earpads for the Koss Porta Pros and other assorted Koss headphones of similar size (list is in the product description over there) are on sale for $4.56 by a marketplace seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Thankfully it’s not an Add-On item, so Prime members get them with free 2-day shipping 🙂

They average 4.3 out of 5 based on almost 100 customer reviews.

CAUTION: some of the non-Prime sellers offering these with free shipping are shipping from China! Make sure you check who the seller is if it’s not Prime eligible. Unless you don’t mind waiting for weeks for them to arrive from China.

Sennheiser IE80 in-ears for $205 [limit 3]

Back on sale again, the new condition Sennheiser IE80 in-ears are going for the very specific price of $204.77 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual where they average 4.2 out of 5 based on 300+ customer reviews, and have 70+ questions peer-answered by the internet-people 🙂

[DEAD] Big Blue Amplifier for $20 + $5 S&H

As of 8/16/17 recheck, this is out of stock and cannot be ordered at the moment…

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[DEAD] Monday’s Offers: Brainwavz Pads for $16.57, Brainwavz Hook, Bluedio, Symphonized, Etc

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New Weekly Headphoolia Round-Up is UP!

Now that we are in “Game Of Thrones” season, I will be posting these on Saturdays instead of Sundays. It reduces the chances of being late 🙂 So here we are, a new installment of This Week in Headphoolia is up, featuring videos from CanJam 2071 in London, an earphone-centric review crop, discussion on custom IEM experiences, and more!

If you have any suggestions or feedback for these round-ups, please leave a comment or use the contact form. Your feedback is what helps shape these!

AmazonBasics In-Ears for $3+ [not Add-ON]

As part of the pre-Prime-Day festivities, Amazon is cycling through discounts on various of their own products. One such as their AmazonBasics In-Ears currently on sale, in new condition, for $3.18 in white, $3.35 in pink, $3.42 in blue, and $4.37 in black. These are limit up to three per color per customer.

The above are wired only, no mic/remote. But if you prefer the model with a 1-button mic/remote, the white color is on sale for $3.45 and this one does not have a “limit 3”, you can buy up to 27 units. Classroom size order 🙂 Some schools actually may have need of these in case you feel generous or need the tax deductions.

Better yet, these are not currently marked as ADD-ON items, so if you are a Prime member, you can buy just one of them, and still get free 2-day shipping.

New Unboxing post: Klipsch S4A (II) in-ears

We have a new content post for you, as I am finally ramping up the production on the content part of the website. It is text and pictures unboxing of the Klipsch S4A (II) earphones. They were an impulse buy, I found them on clearance at a closing Office Depot/Max store.

Lake People HPA RS 08 balanced headphone amp for $700 + S&H [MD]

You can’t call them Lakers, that name is already taken 🙂 The Lake People HPA RS 08 balanced headphone amp is fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop (MD) for $700 plus shipping. The offer runs for the next nine days, and it will ship in late June 2017. As usual with MD, all sales are final!

New Weekly Round-up is posted!

Hooray! Not as early as I would have liked but it still got posted before late Sunday night, so you can read it as you wind down for Sunday 🙂 It is a new This Week in Headphoolia with an assortment of topics, a mix of video and text/pictures from across the internets!

You can also catch up with previous editions in the Headphoolia archives. There are 13 of them already!