Monoprice: $2 shipped replacement eartips, 8323 headphones $18 shipped, Desktop Head-Amp for $88, etc

Monoprice has a 10% off sitewide sale when you enter coupon code JUNE10 over there. The coupon ends on 6/26/15 2:59am eastern time. Their usual exclusions apply (usually big ticket items). With the coupon factored in, you can get the good old closed-back over-ear Monoprice 8323 for $18 with free shipping, the Monoprice Desktop Headphone amp (search for product ID 11567) for $88.70~ with free shipping and such. They also have various other headphones and in-ears, along with very decently priced general purpose eartips (search for “replacement silicone” over there with free shipping and prices under $2).

Sennheiser HD 439 for $40 w/free s&h

Sennheiser is not shy about having multiple HD 4xx models, and one of them, the new condition HD 439 closed-back over-ears are currently on sale for $40 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by NewEgg on eBay.

Bose QuietComfort 25 ANC also available in Galaxy/Android

If Beats and Bose don’t break your audiophile bones, and you are an Android user, Bose recently released a Galaxy and Android version of their Quiet Comfort 25 ANC headphones (over-ear, closed-back, powered ANC), going for their standard price of $300 and available in either black or stylish. Together with the iOS version, they have 1200 customer reviews with an average of 4.5 out of 5.

AKG Q701 Quincy Jones for $200 (all colors)

The new condition open-back over-ear AKG Q701, part of their Quincy Jones line-up, are currently on sale in new condition for $200 per pair, with all three color schemes having the same price, with a limit of five per customer at by Amazon actual. They average 4.4 out of 5 with 420+1 customer reviews posted so far 🙂

Koss ESP-950 Electrostatic for $700

The Koss ESP-950 electrostatic system is currently on sale in new condition for $700 by AudioLab with the order fulfilled by Amazonia’s own price is $707~.

Used Beyerdynamic T51i On-Ears for $197

The Beyerdynamic T51i on-ears are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for around $197 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. Their new condition price is currently $300.

Massdrop: BeyerD DT 990 (600), Colorfly C4, SMSL M8

More action at members-only Massdrop, the following offers are running with 6-7 days left as of blog-posting date, and none of them is fully unlocked. They are:

+ Beyerdynamic Manufaktur DT 990 (600 Ohm) as low as $280 shipped
+ Colorfly C4 portable DAP (and DAC and AMP) as low as $508 shipped
+ SMSL M8 desktop DAC as low as $180 shipped

Now shipping: Skullcandy Strum in-ears for $50

Audiophiles, close your eyes! Don’t read this post 😉 A new earphone from Skullcandy is now in-stock and ready to ship in three different color schemes for $50 at the Skullcandy store. They come with free shipping and lifetime warranty. It has a universal 3-button remote and mic.

[DEAD] Turtle Beach Call of Duty: Ghosts Ear Force Spectre Limited Edition Headset for $40

This daily deal is over…
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[DEAD] Numark Electrowave DJ for $50

This daily deal is over… The current Musician’s Friend Deal of the Day are the Numark Electrowave DJ offered for $50 with free shipping. Offer ends by 8am ET on Wednesday or earlier if they sell out.

Massdrop: Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom In-Ears for $975

The Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom In-Ears are currently fully unlocked (lowest price offered) at members-only Massdrop for $975 with free shipping. The offer is good for the next seven days (from blog-posting date). Patience is a virtue for this offer, shipping estimate is late July (2015).

Refurbished TASCAM TH-MX2 for $22 w/free s&h

The TASCAM TH-MX2 studio headphones are currently available in refurbished condition for just under $22 with free shipping by the AudioWatt store through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Their new condition price is $30. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 110 customer reviews.

NOTE: these should not be confused with the Tascam TH-02.

[DEAD] V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-Ears for $70 (six colors)

Despite having six different colors available, these sold out during the day, long before the expiration…
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[DEAD] Sennheiser HD 700 drops to $505

As of 6/24/15 recheck, the price is $550~… The previously mentioned used options at around $400 sold out, however, we have good news on the new-condition front. The open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 700 are now down to $505 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual.

[DEAD] Ends Mon 3pm ET: Audio Technica ATH-M50x for $120

This 4-hour lightning deal expired…
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Open-box Fiio X1 for $86

The new condition Fiio X1 goes for $100 which is not a bad price, but if you want to save some more, you can get it for $86 with free shipping in open-box condition, in either color scheme, by seller “All About Office” (99%, 8226) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This model averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 318 customer reviews. Note that it does not have internal storage, so you have to use your own microSD memory cards (up to 128GB).

Massdrop: JayBird BlueBuds X bluetooth earbuds for $115

Three more offers were added to Massdrop, with 6-7 days as of blog-posting date. Of the three, one is fully unlocked (= has the lowest price possible during this particular offer), the JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth earbuds going for $115~ shipped. Their lowest price is $121 at but in a different color scheme.

The other additions (not unlocked as of the time of writing) are the quick return of the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 CC that could go as $178 shipped (same price as previous June offer) and the Bravo V2 Headphone Amplifier that could go as low as $88~ shipped.

[DEAD] Monster Clarity HD In-Ears for $25 (no limits)

This sale ended, the price is back to $40~ as of 6/22/15…
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Used Beyerdynamic Custom One Plus for $153 (was $133)

The recently released Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus is currently available in “Used – Good” condition for around $153 (was $133) by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

This is a blanket reminder on used offers, prices change faster and quantities are typically small, so both the prices and availability may be different by the time you read this. The text here cannot update automatically when something changes, so the further away you are from blog-posting-date, the higher the chances are that things will be different. I don’t want to post this giant paragraph on every post because it makes reading and skimming more difficult and it can get irritating if you keep seeing the same block of text over and over and over.

Open box NAD VISO HP50 for $220 (was $200)

If you like modest-red headphones, the NAD VISO HP50, another frequently recommended model, is available in “Used – Very Good” (open-box with full warranty per this particular description) condition for $220 (was $200) by ListenUp thru Amazon. They ship from ListenUp so they are not eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping benefits. The other used colors go for $220+. These closed-back over-ears go for $300 in new condition. They average 4.4 out of 5 with nearly 100 customer reviews.

Used Shure SE215 black for $80

The Shure SE-215 are one of the in-ears you often seen in $100-ish recommendation lists and partly because of that, they are mostly “stuck” in price at $100 in new condition. But if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $80 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. There are multiple listings, so there is the possibility of price-pressure discounting them some more but this is only speculation since I don’t know how the prices are decided. They average 4.1 out of 5 with over 1500 customer reviews so far. Hype train number of reviews 🙂

Used Astell & Kern AK 120 II for $1320

On the four figure DAP front, the Astell & Kern AK 120 II is currently available in “Used – Like New” condition for $1320 with free shipping by Beach Camera thru Amazon.

Open box Focal Spirit One for $90

If you are comfortable with open-box headphones, the Focal Spirit One is currently available as open-box in red or white at, the website of about a handful of bricka nd mortar specialty hifi stores in Colorada, Albacracky and Portlandia. Per the listing, they come with full warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

Used MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 for $6

The MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 in-ears are currently available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for around $6 in the black color scheme by Amazon Warehouse Deals. The extra few pennies may be worth it over the “Used – Very Good” for $5.66 that says “Item will come repackaged”. Other used colors go for more, with white at $6.41 in similarly-described condition.

[DEAD] Refurbished Sony Walkman NWZ-A17-SLV DAP for $200

As of 6/24/15 recheck, these sold out at $200…
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[DEAD] Used Harman Kardon SOHOi On-Ears for $81

As of 6/24/15, the lowest used price is $100+… The Harman Kardon SOHOi On-Ears with a 3-button mic/remote (iOS) are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $81 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. These are square, fashion, folding headphones.

Westone Adventure Series High Performance Earphones for $50

Among the latest Website Deals, you can get the new condition Westone Adventure Series High Performance Earphones, model WST78401, aka 8401, for $50 with free ship to store, or free shipping for Rewards members. This is an online-only offer, so Store Pickup is not available. Offer ends by 6/23/15 according to the page over there.

Used V-Moda XS On-Ears (black) for $84

The V-Moda XS On-Ears, in the black color scheme, are currently going for $84~ in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals. There’s only one listing by AWD there, so if you are interested, you may want to research them at a non-leisurely pace. Their new condition price is currently $180.

Used Philips Fidelio X2 for $227 (was $216)

The new condition price of the Philips Fidelio X2 went back up to $300 (from sale at $250) but the used prices went in the opposite direction creating a bigger gap between the two. As of the time of writing there are two “Used – Very Good” listings for $227 (was $216~) at Amazon Warehouse Deals, and one “Used – Like New” for $241 (Was $230)… Prices updated here 6/19/15…

Used Audio-Technica ATH-R70x for $264

The recently-released open-back over-ear Audio Technical ATH-R70x (the parallel model to the M70x) is currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $264 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

[DEAD] Used Sennheiser HD 700 for $408

As of 6/23/15 recheck, the used options in this price range sold out… The Sennheiser HD 700 are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for around $408 by Amazon Warehouse Deals where the new condition price is $544~.

Used Beyerdynamic T1 for $741

Tesla time, the Beyerdynamic T1 are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $741 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Used RHA MA750i for $70 to $75

The RHA MA750i in-ears are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for around $70 by Amazon Warehouse Deals or $75~ in “Used – Very Good” or $80 in “Used – Like New”. There are many many “Very Good” listings, so price pressure may force them further down (five pages of used listings over there as of the time of writing). These average 4.2 out of 5 based on 385 customer reviews but they share the listing with their parallel non-mic/remote (MA750).

Massdrop: Audeze Deckard (+BeyerD), Gustard, Musiland

More Massdrop offers were added today, but as of the time of writing, none of them are fully unlocked, however, they each have seven days left (from blog-posting date). They are:

  • Audeze Deckard for $700 (optionally add Beyerdynamic DT 990 (600 ohm) for +$100 or the T1 for +$600)
  • GUSTARD DAC-X12 USB Version as low as $452
  • Musiland Monitor 02US Dragon DAC/Amp as low as $119

Now shipping: SanDisk SDMX26-008G-G46 Clip Jam for $39

Sandisk is back with another colorful variation of their popular Clip* mp3 player line-up. The new model is the SanDisk SDMX26-008G-G46, with a street name of “Clip Jam”, available in black and four colorful colors, currently going for around $40 (varies slightly by color) at It has 8GB on-board plus the good old microSD slot that makes the Clips such a good value. Promises up to 18 hours of battery life and comes with a two year warranty. There’s no mention of FLAC in the list of supported formats (but supports mp3, aac, wma, wav, and Audible).