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

These daily offerings expired…

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AKAI Project 50X Closed Over-Ears drop to $18

This is one of the headphones in the Deals Summary and it is falling down and down again. As of the time of writing, the new condition AKAI Project 50X Closed Over-Ears go for $18.38 with a limit of three per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members over with a $35+ order (eg two pairs).

They are folding, and have detachable cables. Two pairs are included, along with an adapter. They average 3.2 out of 5 based on 84 customer reviews, and have 20 questions answered.

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!

[DEAD] Monday: Monoprice M560 Planars + Tube Head Amp drop to $240 with Coupon AND $0.01+ filler item

This offer expired but this coupon is a recurring offer, so it will likely return in the future. It appears to be a Monday coupon, but not always…

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Sennheiser HD 559 Open Over-Ears for $100

Time heals wounds and drops prices 🙂 Which is the case on the latter, the open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 559, part of the new 5XX line-up is currently on sale for $100 at Amazon by Amazon actual. It has detachable cable and replaceable earpads which can help with longevity.

PS: of the new HD 5X9 line-up, note that the HD 569 are closed even though they don’t have a “CS” in their name like the HD 598 CS. The HD 5X8 was all open-back until the 598 CS came along a few months ago.

Cowin E-7 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $30 after coupon

The new condition closed-back over-ear Cowin E-7 Bluetooth headphones go for $51, but if you enter cuopon code Y2TRP9NM you can get them for $30 per pair for a limited time at Cowin fulfilled by Amazon. The coupon only works if Cowin is the actual seller. There are two models on the same listing. The coupon only works on the non-ANC bluetooth model. The ANC model does not get discounted with the coupon. Together they average 4 out of 5 based on nearly 1000 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Wednesday’s Offers: Noontec, JLab, Symphonized, Etc

Wednesday is over, and so are its lightning deals…

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Thinksound Wood IEMs Grab Bag for $36 [MD]

If you are a fan of the randomness of grab bags, Massdrop is running another one for the next eight days. You pay $33 plus $3~ shipping, and for that, you will randomly receive one out of five Thinksound wood IEMs, among the ts01, ts02, ms02, and rain3 models. Limit up to two per customer. Some of them may be in bulk packaging. They also feature up to four “grand prizes”. They are estimated to ship at the end of this month.

PS: I did a mini Amazon immersion earlier today. Expect those posts to come out in the next few hours as I go through all the headphones I marked for checking/posting.

Free Sennheiser Momentum 2 Wireless Headphones with purchase of select Surface devices

If you are/were interested in getting a Microsoft Surface device, select models of the Surface 4 tablet or the Surface Book laptop, are eligible to get you a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 2 Wireless (bluetooth) headphones for FREE through the Microsoft online store. It has steps to follow, it’s not a simple add-to-cart-now promotion:

  1. you may have to be a member of the Microsoft Rewards program (free to join – see at the bottom)
  2. in your Rewards dashboard or emails, you receive a promo code for this offer – Spoiler Alert: the coupon code is HEADPHONES for everybody
  3. then you select an eligible Surface devices at the online Microsoft Store and add it to the shopping cart
  4. avoid the Office and NFL Type Cover upsell traps (unless you want to buy them)
  5. enter the promo code HEADPHONES, and the Sennheiser headphones magically appear in your shopping cart. You don’t add the headphones manually. You don’t need to login to test the coupon. Just add an eligible Surface to the cart and proceed to checkout and enter the promo code


You can see which models are eligible by clicking on the two blue links at the Surface-Sennheiser promotional page, a screenshot of those are below to help you locate them quickly since they don’t look like web links but they are clickable over there (not below, below it’s only screenshot):

When you click on either of the blue buttons, you see the various sub-models. The ones eligible for this promotion have a “Microsoft Rewards” logo on them. Not a surprise, but the entry-level models of the Surface 4 and the Book are not eligible. Of the Surface 4, the two eligible models are the two 256GB storage models (i5 or i7; 8GB RAM). Of the Surface Book models, all except for the entry-level option (i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM) are eligible. Screenshot below:

Models that are not eligible for the offer do not have the purple “Microsoft Rewards” rectangle at that position.


After you add an eligible Surface to your cart, and go through the Office and Type Cover upsells, you have to enter the coupon code HEADPHONES by clicking on the “Enter Promo Code” which will reveal a box to type in.

After you type it in and hit Apply, the headphones magically appear in your shopping cart just like the screenshot below:

It’s Easy to Join

It’s easy to join Microsoft Rewards, especially if you already have a Microsoft account, eg one you use at the Microsoft App Store or to login to Windows (not a local account) or one of the other Microsoft services. You just go to your account and find the Join the Rewards option, click a button and you are in. The offer is right there waiting. I just did this – here’s a screenshot of how the promotion looks:

XDuoo XD-05 DAC/Amp for $178 [MD]

The XDuoo XD-05 DAC/Amp is currently fully unlocked at the members-only shopping site Massdrop for $170 plus $8~ flat shipping. The offer is running for the next seven days days (from blog-posting date; not blog-reading date) and it will ship late December 2016. It will ship from Massdrop. There is no mention of warranty duration in the listing, but a warranty card is included.

It is available in two color schemes. This is a portable device (charges via microUSB) and has a variety of inputs and outputs on the back and front of the device, along with Gain (three settings) and Bass (two settings) manual switches on the front of the device.

Massdrop recap: products with 2-5 days left

A few more items became fully unlocked at Massdrop, so to get things moving faster, here’s a round-up, with the days remaining being from the blog-post date:

  • 2 days left: Kennerton Ikiz IEMs for $138 shipped
  • 3 days left: Audeo PFE 232 IEMs for $407 shipped
  • 3 days left: xDuoo TA-02 Tube Amp for $98 shipped
  • 5 days left: FX Audio DAC-X6 for $70 shipped

APPJ 1601A Wi-Fi Tube Amplifier for $184 [MD]

Another day another offer unlocking at Massdrop, this time it is a double stack, the APPJ 1601A Wi-Fi Tube Amplifier going for $175 plus $9~ flat shipping. The offer is good for the next seven days and will ship in late September 2016. This is a multi-feature device but NOTE this is NOT a dedicated headphone amp.

Philips F1/27 On-Ears for $50 w/free S&H

This is a higher risk purchase because the seller is “Autocare Depot” and it ships directly from them, so if you are a low risk shopper, you may want to skip this.

It is the lightweight closed-back on-ear Philips F1/27 headphones, in new condition, offered for $50 with free shipping by seller “Autocare Depot” through They ship directly from the seller, so they are not eligible for Prime shipping. Amazon’s own price is $99. The headphones themselves average 4.4 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Tascam TH-300X for $35 w/free S&H [corrected]

This daily deal expired but the Tascams are recurring at the MF deals that have now expanded to three items per day instead of just one…

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Mpow Bluetooth Receiver drops to $12

If you need to bluetoothize (verb) your headphones or anything else that can play music from a 3.5mm input, the well-reviewed (4.3 out of 5 with 2660+ reviews and 300+ questions answered) Mpow Bluetooth Receiver is now down to $12 in new condition at Manufacturers rarely describe this clearly, but you can read the reviews and Q&A for more details.

Receiver is the key word here, it “receives” music from a bluetooth source (eg smartphone or tablet). The opposite is a Transmitter, which “transmits” music (eg from a 3.5mm playback source) to a bluetooth receiver (eg this device or bluetooth headphones or bluetooth-enabled speakers).

Using both a bluetooth receiver and a transmitter, you can take any two analog devices, eg your tape cassette player and your wired headphones and turn them into a bluetooth set. However, keep in mind that there is audio degradation with bluetooth, and more so when you combine them, so this may be best for audiobooks or spoken word or non-musical audio or background music while doing household chores that wouldn’t let you critically enjoy music anyway.

[DEAD] Fostex TX-1 for $20 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… In the #3 slot of the current Musician’s Friend Deals of the Day (aka at the bottom of the stack) are the new condition Fostex TX-1 Headphones offered for $20 with free shipping. The offer ends by Wednesday at 8am ET.

[DEAD] Philips A1Pro/27 DJ Headphones for $40 [limit 5]

As of 10/21/16 re-checking, these sold out…

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Used HIFIMAN HE1000 Planars for $2400

Two different Hifiman authorized dealers have listings of the Hifiman HE1000 planar magnetics (open over-ear) in “Used – Like New” condition for $2400 through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Neither is Prime eligible. Keep in mind that Hifiman has higher than average reliability issues compared to the competition at similar price ranges, so factor that in when making used Hifiman purchases.

[DEAD] AKG K52 Closed Over-Ears for $23 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… The Musician’s Friend Deal of the Day  is the new condition closed-back over-ears AKG K52 for $23 with free shipping good until 8am ET on Friday 6/24/16.

Munitio PRO40 Closed Over-Ears for $89

The black with gold trim color-scheme of the closed-back over-ear Munitio (yes, Call of Duty) PRO40 headphones is currently going for $89 with free shipping, in new condition, by two marketplace sellers, with both of their inventory fulfilled by Amazon. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 50 customer reviews over there.

10% to 15% headphones at Stacksocial with Coupon

Coupon code VIPACCESS gets you a discount at Stacksocial, 15% OFF on Wednesday 5/11/16 and 10% off after that. This works on most of their Headphones which include the JLab Flex ($50 minus coupon) along Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooths, Munitio in-ears, Veho Z8 (look very B&W homage/cloney), Grain Audio, Adidas Monster, and Brooklyn HC among others.