Beats Solo 2 On-Ear for $160 (limit 1)

To eBay we go where we find the new condition Beats Solo 2 On-Ears (latest model) on sale for $160 with free shipping, in five different color choices, with a limit of one per buyer, sold by eBay seller “blutek” (99.3%).

Massdrop: Shure SE215 Blue LE for $115 (fully unlocked)

A new round of specials went up at Massdrop (members only; free to join), with the following items:

+ Shure SE215 Blue Limited Edition In-Ears for $115 (fully unlocked)
+ Edifier H850 Headphone as low as $48 (not fully unlocked)
+ Sennheiser HD 800 ZY Cable as low as $113 (not fully unlocked)

[DEAD] Sat only: Monster Adidas Originals Over-Ears for $150

This daily deal expired…
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[DEAD] No headphones scheduled for Sunday (or Saturday) Lightning Deals

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Philips Fidelio S2BK/28 In-Ears for $93 (limit 5)

The Philips Fidelio S2BK/28 in-ears are currently on sale for $93 with free shipping, with a limit of five pairs per shopping cart, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. Only the black color scheme is on sale.

Philips Fidelio X1 for $250 (limit 5)

The new Philips Fidelio X2 is getting a lot of early attention, but if you prefer the Fidelio X1 instead, it is currently on sale for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual

New (brown box) Monster Game MVP Carbon On-Ear Headphones for $70

Monster’s official eBay store is offering new condition but in a brown box instead of a retail packaging box of the Monster Game MVP Carbon On-Ear Headphones for $70 with free shipping, with your choice of black or silver, with a limit of five per customer.

Beyerdynamic T1 fully unlocked for $860

The Beyerdynamic T1 audiophile tier headphones are currently fully unlocked (= lowest price possible) for $850 plus $10 shipping at Massdrop. Offer ends in about one day from today.

[DEAD] Creative Aurvana Live for $50 (limit 5)

As of a 12/8/14 PM recheck, the price is up to $80 offered by marketplace sellers (Creative and others). However, Amazon’s own offer is gone, which sometimes is temporary and may (or may not) return later on… One of the frequently recommended sub-$100 closed-back headphones, the Creative Aurvana Live! is now on sale for $50 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at Amazon.com, both by Amazon actual and also by Creative’s Amazon store (in case you need more than five). Creative is fulfilled by Amazon, so they get Prime shipping benefits… These average 4.5 out of 5 based on 192 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Friday’s Lightning Deals: ATH-M50x + Tascam, VModa LP2 Vocal, Senn HD380, MEelec M6p

Friday’s lightning deals expired, but more will arrive during the holidays at the Amazon Lightning Deals

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Brooklyn Headphone Company BKHC BK9 Studio-Style headphones for $50 [was $40]

As of a 3/3/15 recheck, the Groupon offer for $40 per pair expired. As of this update, they go for $50 at amazon.com.

We have a mini trip to Groupon to check their latest headphones specials, starting with the new condition Brooklyn Headphone Company BKHC BK9 Studio-Style headphones on sale for $40 with free shipping and free returns, in five different colors…

More details and pictures at amazon.com where they average 4.2 out of 5 based on 8 customer reviews.

[DEAD] BKHC Studio Pro DJ Headphones for $30 [updated]

UPDATE (7/7/15): as of this recheck, they go for $30 again by various marketplace sellers with the order fulfilled by Amazon.com, so it is eligible for Prime shipping benefits.

As of a 2/26/15 re-check, the Groupon offer expired. Sometimes Groupon offers get re-listed, sometimes they don’t. Amazon’s own price is $40 as of the time of writing…

Groupon Goods is offering the BKHC (Brooklyn Headphone Company) BKHC Studio Pro DJ Headphones for $30 with free shipping and free returns. These are folding, with detachable cable, model UG-BKHC-DJGRY… More details and pictures at amazon.com where they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 8 customer reviews.

Sol Republic Bluetooth On-Ears for $115

Groupon Goods is offering the Sol Republic Bluetooth On-Ears for $115 with free shipping and free returns, either in blue or white colors.

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Studio Headphones for $115 (was $103)

The lightning deal at $103 ended, but as of 11:54pm ET the normal price is $115 for the new condition Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Studio Headphones (collapsible). They used to be on sale for $125 before. They average 4.4. with over 380 customer reviews. Blog-post updated 11:56pm ET.

AViiQ Concert Series Earphones for $17

Stacksocial is offering the AViiQ Concert Series Earphones in two color schemes for $17 per pair, with free shipping. Offer ends in about 4 days from today. No refunds. Allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. Six pairs of eartip sizes are included.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x + Tascam DR-05 DAR for $145 after $25 MIR

If you happen to need both the white Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones and the Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (DAR), you can get them together as a bundle for $145 after a $25 mail-in rebate at Adorama. The mail-in rebate is available as a PDF file. If you hate mail-in rebates, a price of $170 is not bad either – assuming you need both of them. This is a limited time offer (I don’t know when it expires).

Sennheiser HD650 + Tascam DR-40 DAR for $450 after $25 MIR

If you happen to need both the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones and the Tascam DR-40 digital audio recorder (DAR), you can get them together as a bundle for $450 after a $25 mail-in rebate at Adorama. Here is the mail-in rebate form in PDF format. If you don’t want to do the mail-in rebate, the price of $475 is not bad either – if you need both. This is a limited time offer (I don’t know when it expires).

New at Massdrop: BeyerD DT880-600 Premium, Philips Citiscape, etc

A new round of specials are happening at Massdrop. Two of them are fully unlocked as of the time of writing, the Just Mobile HeadStand ships for $41 (ends in about 7 days), and the Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 ohm only) ship for $248 (ends in about two days from today). Two more are not fully unlocked yet:

+ Philips CitiScape Downtown Headphone as low as $38
+ Moe Audio MOE-SS01 IEM as low as $42

[DEAD] Starts Thur 10:50am ET: sale on MEElectronics Atlas Carbon IML headphones

The Thursday deals expired, but more will likely spring up daily at the Amazon Lightning Deals during the holiday season…

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Massdrop: CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC as low as $410

New action at Massdrop (members only; free to join for everyone), it is the CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC, with the lowest possible price being $410. It is at the halfway point of getting unlocked, with six days left. Check their website for future updates on this offer.

[DEAD] Starts Wedn 9:50am ET: Limited Time Sale on Thinksound ts02+mic in-ears

This limited time offer expired… As of right now, there’s only one headphone offer scheduled for Wednesday 12/3/14 at the Amazon Lightning Deals. Starting at 9:50am ET (6:50am pacific/Amazon time) there is going to be a limited time offer (typically 4 hours but not always) on the Thinksound ts02+mic in-ears with a universal one-button remote. The price before the sale is $90. They average 4.3 out of 5 with nearly 300 customer reviews with roughly a 10:1 “review intensity ratio” (five vs one review stars).

Klipsch Image One Bluetooth On-Ears for $80 [updated]

If your interests intersect at Klipsch and Bluetooth, NewEgg is offering the new condition Klipsch Image One Bluetooth On-Ears for $80 with free shipping. [updated 12/21/14]

[DEAD] Used Sony MDR-1A headphones for $195 (was $203)

As of a 3/3/15 recheck, the used prices have jumped close to the new condition price… Curious about the new Sony MDR-1A headphones, but don’t want to pay “new release price”? The silver version of the MDR-1A is currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $195 (was $203) at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), sold by AWD actual… Price updated in blog-post on 12/2/14 at 2:28am ET.

[DEAD] NVX Audio XPT100 Studio Over-Ears for $90 (was $80)

As of a 3/3/15 recheck, this is back to $100… The closed-back NVX Audio XPT100 Studio Over-Ear studio headphones typically go for $100 but right now they are on sale for $90 (was $80) with free shipping by Sonic Electronix at Amazon. No purchase quantity limits… They average 4.7 out of 5 based on 40 customer reviews… Updated 12/5/14.

Noontec Zoro HD On-Ears for $45 (non-HD for $40)

Just completed a look at the headphone offerings at Groupon, so here is what stood out to me, starting with the Noontec Zoro On-Ears (closed-back; Beats Solo competitors) going for $45 in the HD version and $40 in the non-HD version. The default is the non-HD version. Select the HD version manually under Options (right side of the page, under the giant green BUY! button). Free shipping, free returns, multiple colors.

JLab Omni Bluetooth Folding Over-Ears drop to $90

JLab Omni Bluetooth Folding Over-Ears typically go for $100, but right now they are offered on Groupon for $90 with free shipping and free returns. These are bluetooth, folding headphones, over-ear, with hints of Momentum school of headphone modern-retro design, etc. They also play music via 3.5mm input, and have a case… They average 4.1 out of 5 at amazon.com based on 25 customer reviews, and they have 26 questions peer-answered.

V-Moda M100 Shadow Over-Ears drop to $260

This is not a big discount but the V-Moda M100s don’t stray too far from $300. The Shadow color scheme of the over-ears closed-back M100s is on sale for $260 at Amazon.com by Amazon actual (limit 5), while the other two colors are at $270.

Beats Solo 2 On-Ears for $160 (six colors)

Another Groupon doorbuster, the Beats Solo 2 On-Ear headphones, the latest generation, the ones that *gasp* made it to the Inner Fidelity Wall of Fame, are on sale for $160 with free shipping at Groupon Goods, available in six different color schemes.

Beats Studio ANC Over-Ears for $200 (seven colors)

One of the Groupon doorbusters are the new condition Beats Studio headphones which come with ANC (active noise cancellation), on sale for $200 with free shipping in seven different colors. These are wired headphones. There was one wireless option but it is sold out.

B&M (Staples): Sony MDR-ZX310 for $25

For the brick and mortar shopping week that ends at the close of business on Saturday December 6 (2014), Staples brick and mortar stores are offering the new Sony MDR-ZX310 closed-back headphones with mic/remote for $25 in various colors. Availability may vary because of Black Friday shoppers. The ZX310 is a follow-up on the ZX300/ZX100 (no mic/remote)… I can’t find these on their website, which may mean they are sold-out online and they pulled them off the website (or they don’t carry them online)… They are featured in their Weekly Circular Ad and I saw them physically at a Staples B&M store.

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD 280 Pro for $70 (no limits)

As of a 12/3/14 recheck, the price returned to $100…

The new condition Sennheiser HD 280 Pro studio headphones (closed-back, over-ears, no mic/remote) are on sale for $70 with free shipping at Amazon.com by Amazon actual for $70 with free shipping, with no limits. You can buy as many as you like! These have been around for a while, they have nearly 1500 customer reviews with an average of 4.4 out of 5. They are not part of the lightning deals, it a sale or a price-match of other retailers.

[SOLD OUT] Ends Mon 10:50pm ET: AKG Q350 in-ears for $30

This 4-hour lightning deal sold out at $30…
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(ENDED) Starts Tue 9:50am ET: Koss KTX-PRO1 Lightweight On-Ears sale

Tuesday’s action expired, but there’s seems to be something every day in the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals
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[DEAD] Fry’s (Tue only): JVC HAR-X300 Closed-Back Over-Ears for $10

This daily deal expired… If you are part of the Fry’s emailing list, their custom (personalized) unique coupon codes include the JVC HAR-X300 Closed-Back Over-Ears for $10 with a limit of two per customer. This particular offer is good online or at their B&M stores… These are budget closed-back over-ear headphones, part of the JVC 300-500-700-900 line-up. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 1100+ customer reviews at amazon.com.

[SOLD OUT] Mon only: Sennheiser HD 202 II sale for $16 [updated]

The Cyber Monday shopping wave swept this one too. It sold out before the end of the day. Amazon did not price match it (as far as I can tell)…
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