Massdrop unlocked: JayBird X2 Sport Bluetooth in-ears for $148

The JayBird X2 Sport Bluetooth earphones are currently fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop going for $144 plus $4~ flat shipping. Offer ends in about seven days from blog-posting date. These are the second generation and come with the removable earwings

[DEAD] Starts Monday at 9pm ET: Philips SE-CL31t and Ausdom M08 BT

These 4-hour lightning offers ended…

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[DEAD] Starts Monday at 9:50am ET: Sony MDR-V6 Sale

This 4-hour offer ended. The sale price this time was $60…

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[DEAD] Monday: Open Box Beats Solo 2 for $100

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Beats Solo 2 Wireless (BT) On-Ears for $203~

Nothing like the combination of Beats and Bluetooth to make some audiophiles seeing red. Which would not be inaccurate in this case, because the red color scheme of the Beats Solo 2 Wireless (Bluetooth) On-Ears is on sale for $203~ by If you buy two or three, you get additional “volume” discounts. Maximum three per customer. The other colors go for more.

Next best price is $208~ at Amazon by Amazon actual which is now carrying Certified refurbished models as well.

Weekly Headphone Offers with Frys Coupon Codes

Every Sunday, Fry’s reveals their weekly promo code deals, which run from Sunday AM until Saturday PM, following the “Weekly Ad” cycle of most retailers. To use these promo codes, you must needs be subscribed to their email newsletters, because the promo codes included there are unique for each subscriber. With that intro out of the way, these are the offers for the week of 9.27 thru 10.3 in 2015:

* Sennheiser HD 518 open-back over-ears for $60
* JVC HANC80 (active noise cancelling) for $30
* Neil Young’s Pono DAP for $300
* Audio-Technica Turntable (AT-LP60-USB) for $87

Used M-Audio portable 2-output amp/dac for $21~

The M-Audio portable Bass Traveler amp/DAC little thing (think Fiio E6 competitor) is currently available in “Used – Good” condition for $21~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $29. Its defining characteristic is that it has two headphone-outputs instead of one.

Headphone case for Beats Solos for $4 w/free s&h

Back to the budget accessories, for just $4 with free shipping, you can get this carrying case for Beats Solos from eBay seller “BuySPRY” (99.3%). Over 2670 units sold from this listing. Limit 50 per customer. This ships from USA, not China.

Philips SHL3060 DJ headphones for $15 w/free s&h

On the budget front, NewEgg is offering the Philips SHL3060 DJ headphones (32mm drivers, fold flat, 24 ohm) for $15 with free shipping, with a limit of five pairs per customer.

Massdrop: Beyerdynamic Manufaktur DT 990 (600 Ohm)

Another new addition to Massdrop, the Beyerdynamic Manufaktur DT 990 (600 Ohm) could go as low as $250 plus $10 flat shipping. This has five days to go from blog-posting day.

Auvio Wireless FM Transmitter for $4 [Add-On]

On the accessories front, the Auvio Wireless FM Transmitter is currently on sale for $4 by three different marketplace sellers at You can buy as many as you like. There’s one catch though, it is part of the Add-On program, so you must place an order of $25 or more (otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it). This restriction applies to both Prime and non-Prime members. Perhaps add it to your next order…

[DEAD] Sony MDR-ZX770-BT/B Bluetooth Over-Ears for $85

This particular offer ended but these headphones have been making the daily deals rounds across the interwebs…

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Massdrop: Grace Design m920 as low as $1511

Up at members-only Massdrop, with only a maximum of 25 units available for this promotion, the Grace Design m920 could go as low as $1500 plus $11~ flat shipping if it fully unlocks before it ends. The offer ends in about seven days (from blog-posting date).

Massdrop: Fostex TH500RP, Geek Out 1000

Massdrop has more new offers loaded, good for the next 6-7 days (from blog-posting date). Neither is fully unlocked as of the time of writing. The offers are:

+ Fostex TH500-RP as low as $460~ shipped
+ Geek Out 1000 USB DAC/Amp as low as $172~ shipped

AKG K44 semi-closed over-ears for $20 again w/free s&h

They are back down to $20 again at Guitar Center, they being the semi-closed over-ear AKG K44 headphones. You can buy as many as you like at this price. Free ground shipping and also eligible for free store pickup (if your local stores have them).

Sennheiser HD 205 II Over-Ears for $30

The closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 205 II (self-described DJ-style) headphones are now on sale for $30 per pair at Frys Electronics with a limit of one per customer. These do not need a coupon. The sale price is straight up $30. Free shipping with an order of $35+ or free store pickup where available. Currently back-ordered but you can still order it if you like the price. Shipping estimate is October 7~. Offer ends 9/26/15.

Sennheiser HD 419 Over-Ears for $30 w/free s&h

If you are interested in the Sennheiser HD 419 from an authorized dealer, you can get them in new condition for $30 with free shipping by Sonic Electronix on eBay.

[DEAD] Thursday: Razer Adagio In-Ears for $30 w/coupon

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Refurbished Sennheiser HD 518 for $45.50

The Sennheiser HD 518 get offered for $60 through the Fry’s promo codes every few days, but if you prefer to pay even less, and you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get them in that condition for $40 plus $5.50 flat shipping by Adgtron thru Amazon Warehouse Deals.

This is a screenshot of their listing, with the interesting parts “highlighted”:


Correction: corrected total price in blog-post title, $45.50, not $55.50 🙂

Massdrop Unlocked: FiiO E10K for $67

A new round of specials is up at members-only Massdrop, and as of the time of writing, with 7 days to go (from blog-posting date) the FiiO E10K USB DAC/amp is fully unlocked (= the lowest price possible under this offer), going for $63 plus $4 flat shipping.

Also offered there, but not fully unlocked, with five days to go, is the FiiO X5 2nd Generation Player that could go as low as $318~ shipped. Meanwhile the Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC/Amp Combo, with six days to go, could go as low as $160~ shipped.

Shipping Now: Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO 250 for $600

If you want to be among the first to own them, the brand new Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO (250 ohm, 45mm Tesla, Made In Germany) studio headphones are in-stock and ready to ship to your ears (well, indirectly, the UPS guy does not (yet?) offer custom headphone “installation”) for $600 by a trio of marketplace sellers (Focus Camera, Electronics Expo, AudioLab) at Amazon’s own inventory remains in the all-encompassing “temporarily out of stock” state.

Certified Refurbished Beats Solo 2 On-Ears for $105

The Beats Solo 2 on-ears, the ones that created a big kerfuffle a few months ago when they made it to the InnerFidelity Wall of Fame, are now available in certified refurbished condition, with all accessories and a 90 day warranty, going for $105 in five colors, and $110 in black. The seller is Square Deals thru Amazon (eligible for Prime shipping).

The lowest new condition price is $139 for the black color scheme at Amazon by Amazon actual.

Used Koss R80 closed-back over-ears for $16~

The Koss R80 go for $30+ in new condition, but if you like to hear their dairy air for less, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition for $16, or in “Used – Very Good” condition for $17~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. These average 4.2 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews. These are closed-back around-ears with a coiled cable.

Used Denon Music Maniac AH-C250 In-Ears for $104~

The Denon Music Maniac AH-C250 are currently available at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) in two non-new options. You can get them in “Used – Like New” condition for $100 plus $5 flat shipping by Electronics Expo thru AWD (they ship from Expo, so no Prime shipping). Or you can get them in refurbished condition (most likely seller-refurbished since it doesn’t specify) for $103 by Ocean Reef thru AWD. The earphones average 3.3 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews.

M-Audio Bass Traveler Portable HeadAmp (Two Outputs) for $29

If you are looking for a Fiio E6 type of size portable headphone amp, but two outputs (can connect two headphones) are a must have feature, the M-Audio Bass Traveler Portable is now going for $29 at by Amazon actual. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on five customer reviews. Has a “Boost” option (Flat, M, H), charges via micro-USB and officially supports 16-100 ohm headphones.

Audio Annual 2014: The Definitive Audiophile Reference for $4.59

If you like shiny glossy pictures of mostly high end audio gear, you can get the “Audio Annual 2014: The Definitive Audiophile Reference” book (it’s like a thicker glossier magazine) by the Thalakoturs for $4.59 at fulfilled by Amazon. This is new condition, comes sealed. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Non-members need a $35+ order for free shipping. This averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 8 customer reviews. Keep in mind, this is the 2014 edition, so it won’t have some of the recent models. Headphones are only one of the many subsections.

[DEAD] Used M-Audio Super DAC for $109

As of a 9/23/15 re-checking of stock, this is sold out as used…

If you are curious about the new M-Audio Super DAC but don’t want to pay full price, you can get it in “Used – Good condition” for $109~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. There’s only one used listing (this one) so far.

Refurbished Sennheiser Amperior OnEars (Blue) for $90

If you are fond of blue headphones and the portable Sennheiser Amperiors, you can get them in that color scheme in refurbished condition for $90 with free shipping (ships from Kentucky – Calipari not included!) by Sonic Electronix via Amazon and directly from Sonic Electronix.

NOTE #1: their blue bundle with the free Slappa SL-HP-07 case is out of stock (but orderable) because they ran out of Slappa bags.

NOTE #2: if you prefer the silver color instead, it is offered in refurbished condition for $100 by Sonic Electronix and by Sonic via NewEgg and Sonic via Amazon… Sonic also has the bundle with the Slappa but it too is out of stock, just like the blue…

Hamilton Buhl SC7V Stereo/Mono headphones w/volume control for $8 [free S&H with $49+ orders]

The Hamilton Buhl SC7V stereo/mono headphones with a volume control knob on the earcup are currently on sale for $8 at Adorama. Free shipping if your order total is $49+. Otherwise, shipping appears to be under $5 (but the usual YMMV depending on zipcode)… These average 3.8 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews at

Massdrop unlocked: ATH-M50x Velour Earpads for $22

Unlocked (lowest price under this offer) at members-only Massdrop are the ATH-M50x Velour Earpads offered for $20 plus $2 flat shipping. You can select which color scheme you prefer (black, brown, white, red, or burgundy) during the checkout process. Offer ends in about six days from blog-posting date.

Also added there but not fully unlocked yet are the Edifier H850 Headphones that could go as low as $48~ shipped. They have about five days to go from blog-posting date.

Used Koss SP540 Over-Ears for $79 [was $85]

The Koss SP540 full size headphones have a $150 regular price, but you can get them almost in half if you go used, there’s one “Used – Very Good” listing offering them for $79~ [was $85~] by Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 56 customer reviews… Price updated here 9/22/15…

Used Denon AH-C50MABK In-Ears for $10~ [updated]

If you are Denon-curious, the Denon AH-C50MABK In-Ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $10 [sold out] and, “Used – Like New” for $10~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. A Prime membership gets you free 2-day shipping.

They only have five reviews, ironically the most critical review says: “These sound no better than $15 discount store earphones”.

Skullcandy Navigator for $20 w/free s&h [limit 3]

If you are Skullcandy-curious but don’t want to spend too much to satisfy your curiosity, Target’s eBay store is offering new condition Skullcandy Navigator On-Ears (model S5AVDM-161) for $20 with free shipping and free returns, with a limit of three per customer. Over 1360 units sold so far from this listing.

In more practical terms, you can stock up on these and use them as Toy Drive donations, since most of the donated toys are focused on babies and younger kids, and Toy Drive programs sometimes cannot find enough gifts for older kids.

[DEAD] Used Denon D7100 for $426 (was $493 at OP) [updated]

As of 9/26/15 re-checking, these sold out at the sub-$500 prices…

The Denon D7100 Music Maniac headphone is currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging with minor cosmetic imperfection on the item) for $429` (was $451~, was $468~, $493~) with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals… Price updated here 9/23/15…

Refurbished Apple Earpods for $7 w/free s&h [new condition for $11 w/free s&h]

And now something on the “single figure shipped” front. Among the latest featured offers on eBay’s Daily Deals, eBay seller “guaranteeCellular” (98.5%) is offering manufacturer refurbished Apple EarPods for $7 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. Over 350 units sold so far from this listing per the page over there.

If refurbished earbuds is not your thing, fear not, you can get them in new condition for $11 with free shipping, also with a limit of 50 per buyer, from eBay seller “A4C” (98.8%).