Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones for $310

These are not eligible for the MF coupon, but they have a straight up discount, the Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones go for $310 with free shipping at Amazon.com and Musician’s Friend (MF).

Focal Spirit Professional for $297 [Focal Spirit Classic for $340]

Musician’s Friend has a 15% off a qualifying purchase of $99+ promotion when you enter coupon code HOHOHO (just like Santa, not zero) in their shopping cart. The coupon expires 12/18/14. There are 51 headphones under “Pro Audio” are participating in this promotion, including the Focal Spirit Professional studio headphones. Their regular price is $350 minus 15% off = $297! These rarely go on sale.

Also participating in this promotion are the Focal Spirit Classic headphones. Their regular price is $400 minus 15% off = $340.

Used Panasonic RP-HC-200W ANC headphones for $22

The Panasonic RP-HC-200W active-noise-cancelling headphones, in the white color scheme, are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $22 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (with the usual Prime or $35+ free shipping). Or you can get it for $22 with free shipping for all, in refurbished condition, from Ocean Reef Electronics (98%) over there. The new condition prices are $33+ depending on color scheme. They average 3.6 out of 5 based on 460+ customer reviews. The ANC circuit is powered by one AAA battery.

Massdrop Amp Day: Cayin C5, LEAR FSM-02V2

Two new related offers have gone up at Massdrop, both headphone amp-related. First up, the LEAR FSM-02V2 Headphone Amp has a lowest possible price of $286. Then, a bundle, the Cayin C5 Portable Amp plus ECCI PR100 MKII IEMs can go as low as $160. As of the time of writing, neither one is fully unlocked. Offers expire in about five days from blog-posting date.

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD6 MIX Headphones for $238

This coupon code expired… If you are not in a hurry to receive these, you can get the Sennheiser HD6 MIX Headphones for $238 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend by using coupon code HOHOHO over there (coupon expires 12/18/14). Please note however, that the shipping estimate for these is January 5 in 2015, so they will be too late for Santa delivery!

[DEAD] Wedn only: Klipsch Image X5 In-Ears for $100

This daily deal expired… One of the main (24 hour duration) deals at Amazon.com for Wednesday Dec-10-2014 are the new condition Klipsch Image X5 In-Ears offered for $100 with free shipping. They are Prime eligible, even though the seller of record is Woot, which is of course owned by Amazon.com. Offer ends by 3am ET on Thursday or earlier if they run out.

Music updates: 100 free mp3-albums from Microsoft, 7digital selling FLACs

A couple of quick music updates of relevant interest. First up, Microsoft is giving away 100 mp3-albums for free. These are well-known albums from well-known artists, including the Super Deluxe edition of Who’s Quadrophenia, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Abba, Norah Jones, various platinum Top 40 artists, and many more. To get them, you need Windows 8, the Microsoft “Music Deals” Metro app, and an Xbox account (free to sign up for). You can do this on any Windows 8 device, you don’t need an actual Xbox device. You can get as many as you like, including all 100 of them. These are 320k mp3s (at least the ones I checked). Offer ends in six days from blog-posting date.

Meanwhile, 7digital is starting to sell 16-bit and 24-bit FLACs on select titles. The only 24-bit I found so far is the new AC/DC album, “Rock or Bust”. You have to view the album pages using their new website Preview option (link at the top of the page over there). It’s the same url, so I can’t link to it.

[DEAD] Starts Wedn 10:50am ET: recertified Harman Kardon Premium BT Bluetooth headphones

This limited time offer expired… There is one headphone limited time deal in the Amazon Gold box for Wedn Dec-10-2014, it is the recertified Harman Kardon Premium BT Bluetooth headphones starting at 10:50am eastern time. The price before the sale (as of blog-posting time) is $150. The refurbished are on the same product listing page as the new condition which go for $200. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 150+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears for $180

This limited time offer expired… More Sennheiser Momentum action, these time it is the larger over-ear circum-aural on sale, going for $180 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.com.

[DEAD] Tue only: Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3 + Soundblaster E1 head-amp for $90 [updated]

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Massdrop: DarkVoice, ZY Cable and ECCI IEMs (fully unlocked at $22~)

A trio of new offers is up at members-only (but free to join) Massdrop.com, and one of them, is, as of the time of writing, fully unlocked, the ECCI PR100 Mark II IEMs go for $20 plus $2.39 shipping. The other two are not fully unlocked as of the time of writing: DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp as low as $235 and the ZY Cable Sennheiser Replacement Cable as low as $60. Check their website for future updates – unfortunately I cannot “babysit” individual Massdrop offers.

Audio Technica ATH-CKS77BK In-Ears for $60 [also CKM55BK for $35]

Audio Technica ATH-CKS77BK In-Ears are currently on sale for $60 with free shipping at BuyDig.com and by Beach Camera at Amazon, where they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 customer reviews.

In parallel, you can get the Audio Technica ATH-CKM55BK In-Ears for $35 with free shipping by BuyDig.com where if you are planning to place an order of $99 or more, you can use coupon code DIG5 for $5 off your total (coupon expires 12/14/14).

Used Philips Fidelio X1 for $178 (was $169) [updated]

We haven’t forgotten used and refurbished headphones, it’s just harder during the holidays to find time to scour Amazon Warehouse Deals for discounts. But we have one now! The Philips Fidelio X1 is available in “Used – Good” condition for $178 (was $169) at Amazon Warehouse Deals (by Amazon, not marketplace sellers). The “Used Very Good” goes for about $6 more. [price updated in blog-post on 12/11/14]

Crackpot Theory: There are a few Amazon Warehouse Deals listings there, which sometimes (but not always) builds up price pressure on an item, and the prices drop further on until people start buying them. So even if you are not interested at the current price, this may be something to keep an eye out for. The new condition X1 goes for $250, and the new condition brand-new X2 for $300.

Klipsch X7 In-Ears for $80 with coupon

The Klipsch Reference Series X7 In-Ears are available for $80 with free shipping at BuyDig.com when you use promo code GRMO over there (expires 12/14/14 or earlier if sold out ahead of time).

[DEAD] Starts Tue 10:50am ET: MEElectronics A151P Balanced Armature In-Ears sale

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[DEAD] Ends Tue 3am ET: Sennheiser RS120 RF wireless for $60 (limit 2)

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[DEAD] Tue only: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears for $95 per pair

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[DEAD] Tue only: Klipsch S3m In-Ears (white) for $18 w/free S&H

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[DEAD – lasted 8 minutes only] Tue only: Sennheiser IE 80 East In-Ears for $160 (limit 2)

This sucks. This deal only lasted 8 minutes! I checked Woot exactly at the deal change. When I rechecked on Tue at 1:08am ET, this was marked as sold out already… Tuesday 12/9/14 is turning out to be a busy day with headphone daily deals. Woot is offering the new condition Sennheiser IE 80 East In-Ears for $160 with a limit of two per customer. Shipping is $5 flat. Offer ends on Wednesday at 1am ET or earlier if sold out.

Koss PortaPro On-Ears for $25 (limit 5)

The Koss PortaPro On-Ear headphones are currently on sale for $25 at Amazon.com by Amazon actual with a limit of five per customer. This is a general sale price, it is not a lightning deal. About a month ago they were offered as a lightning deal for around $20 per pair. These are old-school open-back on-ears, with a case included, and an average of 4.4 based on 2300+ customer reviews. They have 60+ questions answered.

Massdrop: XDuoo X1 DAP for as low as $80

New at Massdrop, the XDuoo X1 digital audio player (DAP) is offered with the lowest price possible being around $80 with shipping factored in. As of the time of writing, it is not fully unlocked.

[DEAD] Monday Lightning Deals: Audio Technica M50xWH & M50xBL bundles, Beo H3, Thinksound ts02

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

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Refurbished Plantronics BackBeat Go Bluetooth earbuds for $30

The first generation Plantronics BackBeat Go Bluetooth earbuds are available as manufacturer refurbished as one of the eBay Deals for $30 with free shipping. The eBay seller is “bigdeals” (99.4%). Limit 50 per customer.

[DEAD] California Headphone Company Silverado further discounts: Over-Ears for $39 (was $35)

As of a 12/11/14 recheck, the Silverado Over-Ears are sold out…

The Silverado over-the-ear headphone of California Headphone Company (the one with the better reviews) has yet another discount, it is now going for $35 (was $30) plus $5 flat shipping, sold by the manufacturer through Amazon.com. It ships from the manufacturer (CHC), so everyone pays shipping regardless of Prime membership. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 92 reviews. [price in blog-post updated 12/8/14]

The On-Ear model is on sale as well, it is the Laredo going for $15 plus $5 flat shipping, likewise shipped from the manufacturer through the Amazon website. This averages 4.0 out of 5 based on 26 reviews.

Sony XBAH3 Hybrid 3-way In-Ears for $272 (limit 3)

The Sony XBAH3 Hybrid 3-way In-Ears are currently on sale for $272 with free shipping, with a limit of up to three per shopping cart, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. As the “BA” in the model name suggests, these are Balanced Armature headphones.

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

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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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