Used Behringer HPS-5000 studio for $20~

The new condition Behringer HPS5000 studio headphones go for $30+ but if you want to save some, there are multiple listings of these at Amazon Warehouse Deals with “Used – Good” going for under $20 and “Used – Very Good” for $21~. There are three listings so price pressure may build up. They average 3.2 out of 5 based on 31 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Open-box Hifiman RE-400 In-Ears for $59 w/free s&h

As of mid-August the prices of these are higher…

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Massdrop Unlocked: Sennheiser Urbanite XL for $145

With six days left as of the time of writing, the Sennheiser Urbanite XL over-ears (in your choice of iOS or Android and black or denim color scheme) are offered for $145 with free shipping at members-only but free to join site Massdrop. This is the lowest price possible under this offer over there.

PS: as of the time of writing, the lowest used price for these is $118~ in “Used – Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears for $65 (first gen)

Back to eBay, where NewEgg’s official eBay store is offering the new condition Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears (black, first generation) for $65 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. They have a 3-button remote with mic. NewEgg is strict about the five per person limit (per their eBay lsting).

Refurbished Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1 Gaming Headset (Open Back) for $200

The open-back Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1 Gaming Headset is currently available in Manufacturer Refurbished condition with a one year warranty for $200 with free shipping by If you want to save a bit more, there are multiple listings of this in “Used – Very Good” condition for $186~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. Multiple listings can sometimes put price pressure and trigger further discounts but this is only a general trend, not guaranteed by any means.

Bundle: two Tascam TH-200X headphones + Livewire HA204 4-channel amp for $80

As part of a Headphone and Studio Amp bundle sale good until 7/26/15, Musician’s Friend is offering this Tascam and Livewire bundle for $80 with free shipping. You receive two pairs of Tascam TH-200X headphones, the Livewire HA204 4-channel amplifier, and two extension cables.

Koss KSC-21 SportClip Clip-Ons for $9.30 (limit 5)

While we are on the topic of Koss clip-ons, the Koss KSC-21 SportClip Clip-On Headphones are on sale for $9.30 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of five per customer. The usual free shipping options apply (free 2-day for Prime members or with a $35+ for non-members). Fiyr of these get you free shipping, $9.30 times 4 = $37.20. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 62 customer reviews.

NOTE #1: these two models mentioned today should not be confused with the more famous KSC-75 Clip-ons which go for $12.50~ and have nearly 2000 customer reviews (with a 3.9 out of 5 as well).

NOTE #2: these clip-ons, just like the good old Portapros are open-back, not closed-back. Which probably get them some of the negative reviews from people wanting to use them during exercise or in crowds and discovering leakage in and out.

Koss KSC-7 SportClip Clip-Ons for $6.50 + S&H (limit 16)

The Koss KSC-7 SportClip Clip-Ons are currently on sale for $6.50 per pair at Tigerdirect with a limit of sixteen (16) units per customer. Shipping is additional, but because these are lightweight, you pay similar shipping regardless of how many you buy. For example, with 16 in the shopping cart, the lowest shipping price is under $5 (may vary by zipcode). Their regular price is $10.

Sony MDR-7520 studio for $355

The Sony MDR-7520 closed-back over-ear headphones are currently going for around $355 by Adorama on Amazon and by Guitar Center. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 40 customer reviews at the former.

Massdrop: Sony Z7, PHA-3, TTpod T2, etc

A new quartet of offers were added today at members-only Massdrop. As of the time of writing, none of them are fully unlocked, but they have seven days to go, plenty of time for the deals to pickup momentum and reach their lowest price possible (= fully unlocked in their lingo). They are:

  • Sony MDR-Z7 headphones as low as $510 shipped
  • Sony PHA-3 Portable DAC/Amplifier Combo as low as $708 shipped
  • Blue Ever Blue 328R earbuds as low as $20 shipped (actual earbuds)
  • TTPOD T2 IEMs as low as $83 shipped (they go for $90 at amazon)

Beyerdynamic T1 for $670

Move over Massdrop, here comes eBay! The Focus Camera eBay store is offering the new condition Beyerdynamic T1 headphones for $670 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.

Refurbished Beats Solo HD On-Ears for $60

If you wanna try Beats without breaking a band, or use them as a comparison prop in your headphone evaluations, among the eBay offers buzzing around at the moment are the manufacturer refurbished Beats Solo HD on-ears in the black color scheme, offered for $60 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “BuySPRY” (99.5%). Over 1300 units got sold so far from this bassy listing.

Massdrop Unlocked: Beyerdynamic T1 for $790

Massdrop temptations, currently offered there fully unlocked (aka lowest price possible under this offer) are the Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla girls offered for $780 plus $10 flat shipping. The offer ends in about five days from blog-posting date.

Also running there but not fully unlocked are the Dunu DN-2000J earphones that could go as low as $306~ shipped. Offer ends in about eight days from blog-posting date.

Monoprice Desktop Headphone Amp for $70 with coupon

Monoprice has a new limited time coupon code, AF10 gets you $10 off an order of $50+ good until the end of day on Monday 7/20/15. With the coupon, you can get the Monoprice 11567 Desktop Headphone Amp for $70. In parallel, for the same time period, they will have a promotion that gets you free shipping with orders over $50.

AKG K619 DJ headphones for $29 w/free s&h {they are fragile!}

The Harman Audio store on eBay is offering the new condition AKG K619 DJ headphones for $29 with free shipping, in three different color schemes (black, red, blue). These are closed-back on-ears. However, do check reviews, multiple people are complaining these are very fragile physically, so that’s probably factored in the big discount.

PS: you can find this and other popular eBay stores linked to in the Sidebar of this blog for your convenience (under the “eBay Stores” section).

Motorola S11-Flex HD Bluetooth Headset for $34.99

The Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Saturday 7/18/15 is the new condition Motorola S11-Flex HD Bluetooth Headset (solid frame, behind the neck) for $34.99. You can buy as many as you like. Woot is the seller of record but the order is fulfilled by, so you get the usual free 2-day Prime shipping or with a $35+ order. Which is why the $34.99 price is important, because you have to buy something else, or at least two of these for free shipping if you are not a Prime member. These average 3.5 out of 5 based on over 1300 customer reviews. They also have 220+ questions answered by other customers. The offer ends by 3am ET on Sunday or earlier if they sell out.

Sennheiser PX95 Mini On-Ears for $28 w/coupon

The Sennheiser PX95 Mini On-Ears are available for $30 with free shipping at deal site For a limited time, coupon INVITE15 drops them down to $28. The details there say new condition with a 30 day warranty.

Massdrop unlocked: Shure SE846 IEMs for $780

Fully unlocked at Massdrop with about seven days to go (from blog posting date) are the Shure SE846 IEMs going for $780 with free shipping. Orders will begin shipping August 7, so don’t buy if you need them to arrive quickly. A few more offers were added there, but as of the time of writing they are not fully unlocked – they are:

  • Etymotic ER4-S Micro Pro Earphones as low as $225~ shipped
  • Astrotec AX-35 Hybrid IEM as low as $55~ shipped

[DEAD] 8GB Clip Jam (Sandisk) mp3 player for $34.50

This lightning deal expired…
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Massdrop: FLC Technology FLC8 as low as $303

With six days left in the offer (as of the time of writing), the FLC Technology FLC8 with its 36 custom sound signatures is offered at members-only Massdrop. The lowest price possible under this offer is $300 plus $3~ shipping. The Massdrop page references the ljokerl review at TheHeadphoneList.

Nady QH560 Deluxe Studio Headphones for $18 w/free s&h

The current Musician’s Friend Deal of the Day are the new condition Nady QH560 Deluxe Studio Headphones for $18 with free shipping. Offer ends by 5am or 8am eastern (I forget, they keep changing it) on Friday 7/17/15 or earlier if sold out.

[DEAD] Ends Thur 9am ET: Onkyo ES-CTI300 On-Ears for $70

This lightning deal expired… One more lightning deal squeaked through at Amazon, good for six hours only, ending by 9am ET on Thursday are the silver Onkyo ES-CTI300 On-Ears with Control Talk offered for $70 by Woot with the order fulfilled by Amazon.

[DEAD] Philips X1 for $170

This lightning deal ended… Party on X1 fans! They are a PrimeDay lightning deal for $170 at Amazon, with the offer ending by 1:50am ET on Thursday 7/16/15. The X2 went for $230 earlier during PrimeDay Madness.

[DEAD] Wednesday is Prime Day, YMMV on Headphone offers: B&W, Sony, AKG, Audio Technica, Bose, Brainwavz, Pono, Alesis, Samson, etc, etc, etc

A lot of headphones were offered during Prime Day but the day is over and the deals are dead, done, expired…

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[DEAD] Wedn: Bose SoundTrue On-Ears white for $80 (returns)

The Bose Zombie dead is finally dead 🙂

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[DEAD] Ends by 3:50pm ET: Audio Technica M40x for $80

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… The action continues at Prime Day with the Audio Technica ATH-M40x closed-back over-ears going for $80 with free shipping, in new condition, by Amazon actual. Offer ends by 3:50pm ET or earlier if they run out.

TTPOD T1 or T1-E IEMs for $30 each

The TTPOD T1 IEMs are fully unlocked for $30 at Massdrop but if you don’t want to deal with Massdrop delays and login-walls buying clubs and such, various marketplace sellers are offering them for $30 fulfilled by Amazon, which means free 2-day Prime shipping for members (or with a $35+ order). At $30, they are available in transparent white or transparent red.

Also going for $30 is the T1-E in blue or transparent gray.

These kinda look like teeth, which may (or may not) make them a good gift idea for anyone working in dentistry 🙂

It is back: AKG K7XX Massdrop Limited Edition for $200

The AKG K7XX Massdrop Limited Edition headphones (open-back over-ears) are back at members-only Massdrop, offered for $200 with free shipping, with seven days to go (from blog-posting date). This offer has 1250 units available. As of the time of writing, over 1000 units are still available. The K7XX (actual product name, not X as a wildcard) is based upon the K702 65th anniversary edition, fine-tuned by Massdropophiles.

Also fully unlocked over there, with about five days, are the Westone W30 in-ears going for around $303~ shipped. Really people, $300 earphones and you have to charge $3.38 in shipping? Come on! 🙂

With about five days left, these offers are running there, but not fully unlocked as of the time of writing:

  • Shure SE215 Blue Earphones LE as low as $115 shipped
  • Little Dot MKIII Tube Headphone Amp could go as low as $225 shipped

Apogee Groove DAC/amp + Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro (250 ohm) for $400 after $30 mail-in rebate

If you happen to want to get both the new Apogee Groove portable USB DAC/amp and the Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro (250 omh), both in new condition, you can get them for $430 with free shipping at Adorama. Just add the bundle to the shopping cart.

If you want to save some more, there is a $30 mail-in rebate (MIR) offer, bringing it down to $400 after the $30 MIR. Here is a PDF with details on the rebate which is exclusive to Adorama purchases. If you don’t want to bother with the rebate, still $430 is not a bad price for both!

Offer ends by 7/20/15.

Refurbished Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears for $90

The closed-back over-ear first generation Sennheiser Momentum in the brown color scheme are currently available in refurbished condition for $84 plus $6 flat shipping by Adgtron thru Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from Adgtron, so no Prime shipping benefits. There are listings of these under both Used and Refurbished so check the different tabs over there to see where the best prices are (they do change). The other two colors go for $100+ from various sellers.

Used Shure SRH 1540 for $387

The closed-back over-ear Shure SRH 1540 (not to be confused with the 1440/1840 open-back duo) is currently available in “Used – Good” condition for around $387 by Amazon Warehouse Deals while the the “Used – Very Good” condition goes for $412~.

Used Thinksound On-1 On-Ears for $150

The new condition Thinksound on1 on-ear headphones go for $200 at the moment, but if you prefer used, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition (original damaged packaging) for $150 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There’s only one listing at the moment in used condition. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 41 customer reviews. These are of the wooden kind.

Used Philips SHB7150FB/27 for $41

There are multiple used listings of the Philips SHB7150FB/27 bluetooth headphones at Amazon Warehouse Deals in “Used – Very Good” condition. If the price is not right, you can also keep an eye on it – sometimes when the available used quantity is not moving fast enough for their pricing computers, their prices drop. But I have no idea how their computers decide how to do this, so this is very YMMV. They average 4 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews.

Refurbished Shure SRH 940 for $199

The closed-back over-ear Shure SRH 940 are currently available in refurbished condition for $199 with free shipping by Audiotopia thru Amazon Warehouse Deals. These are refurbished by Audiotopia with a 30-day money-back guarantee from them. This ships from an Amazon warehouse, so you get free 2-day Prime shipping if a member. The headphones average 4 out of 5 based on 67 customer reviews.

V-Moda XS On-Ear (black) for $130 [limit 3]

If you are not in a hurry to receive them, the matte-black new condition V-Moda XS On-Ears are currently on sale for $130 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer at by Amazon actual. The shipping estimate is 10-14 days, but ordering it locks up the $130 price regardless of delivery date. The silver are not on sale. The lowest used price for the black is around $104.