[DEAD] Fry’s w/personal promo code: JVC HAW600RF RF headphones for $25

This limited time offer expired…
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New at Massdrop: BeyerD DT990-250 Pro, xDuoo, etc

Yesterday launched a wave of new Massdrop offers, and today has even more. As of the time of writing, none of the ones below are fully unlocked (= lowest price possible):

+ Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm as low as $180 (only 250 ohm participating)
+ xDuoo TA-02 Tube DAC/Amp as low as $90
+ Hidizs AP100 Portable HiFi Music Player as low as $230
+ Luxury & Precision LP5 Music Player as low as $700 (only 1 needed to unlock)

[DEAD] MEelectronics AirFi AF32 Bluetooth On-Ears for $31 (blue only)

This limited time offer expired… If you like blue Bluetooth headphones (ha!), the MEelectronics AirFi AF32 bluetooth on-ears, in the blue color scheme only, are on sale for around $31 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 1300+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Wedn Lightning Deals: Thinksound, B&O, Outdoor Tech, SMS Audio

Wednesday’s offers expired, but stay tuned to the Amazon Gold Box for more daily offers…

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Lots of new Massdrop offers: Shure SE846, Firestone Stand (fully unlocked)

Massdrop (members only, free to join) has a burst of new offers added to their website. There are so many we break them down by fully unlocked and not. The status is as of blog-posting time. Check their website for future updates…

Fully Unlocked
+ Shure SE846 Reference IEM for $830
+ Firestone Audio Headphone Stand for $40

Not Fully Unlocked
+ Philips Fidelio L1 as low as $115
+ Ultrasone Pro 900 Headphones as low as $380
+ OSTRY KC06A Inner-Ear Earphones as low as $55
+ TTPOD T1S IEM as low as $33
+ Fidue A63 IEM as low as $42
+ Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier as low as $110 (close to fully unlocked!)
+ FiiO E17 Alpen Portable Amp/DAC as low as $113
+ Aune T1 MK2 Headphone Tube DAC/Amp Combo as low as $170
+ CEntrance HiFi-M8 XL4 Portable DAC/Amplifier as low as $560
+ Bakoon HPA-01 Headphone Amplifier as low as $1205 (funny, they have $10 shipping on a $1200 item!)

Also, don’t forget the AKG K7XX limited edition special we mentioned yesterday. As of blog-posting time, over 1500 have been purchased. They have a limit of 2000 units for this drop!

[DEAD] Used FiiO D3 (D03K) for $20

This is no longer available used… If you want to save some, the FiiO D3 (D03K) is available in “Used Very Good” condition (may be repackaged) for around $20 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) sold by AWD, which is the only listing at the moment… It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 67 customer reviews…

NewEgg: Klipsch Image One Bluetooth for $80, Pioneer SE-MJ522 for $15

NewEgg has another round of early Black Friday specials that include the following headphones:

  • Klipsch Image One Bluetooth On-Ears for $80
  • Pioneer SE-MJ522-K for $15 with promo code
  • JLab MyBuds earbuds for $4 (various colors)
  • sold out: Rosewill R-Studio E-550 for $5 with promo code

Microsoft Store reveals Black Friday offers: V-Moda LP2 for $100, Skullcandy Navigator for $40, and more

The Microsoft Store has revealed their Black Friday Headphone deals. These offers will go live at different times during the week, check their website for specific dates. They are not live right now. But they reveal the prices, so you can do your research ahead of time. Among others, they include:

  • V-Moda Crossface LP2 Limited Edition for $100
  • Skullcandy Navigator for $40
  • Beats Executive for $170
  • Beats Solo On-Ears Drenched for $80
  • Beats Solo 2 On-Ears for $180 (the ones on the IF WoF)
  • see dates, prices and models at the Microsoft Store

Used Sennheiser MM30i earphones for $18

The Sennheiser MM30i earphones with 3-button mic and remote are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $18 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD. Item is repackaged and something is missing (the description says “missing earbud cover / pad”)… They go for $30 in new condition. They average 4.0 out of 5.0 based on 132 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Refurbished HiFiMan HE-400 for $250

As of a 1/26/15 recheck, these are not available refurbished… HifiMan’s own online store is offering the HiFiMan HE-400 planar-magnetic headphones for $250 in refurbished condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals. They go for $300 in new condition.. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 110 customer reviews… Keep in mind, the latest model is now the HiFiMan HE-400i which goes for $500 new.

Sennheiser CX 300 II earbuds for $30

The Sennheiser CX 300 II earbuds are on sale for $30 at multiple authorized Sennheiser retailers including Amazon.com by Amazon actual (limit 3) and BuyDig.

Menu options added at the top

I added a trio of menu options at the top of the blog (the black navigation bar) to make it easier to quickly filter through things. The options will increase over time. I can only post the categories that already exist, so the more deals get added, the more manufacturers will be added to that list.

The three new menu options are:

  • HEADPHONE TYPES: Over and On Ear (one category), In-Ears, Earbuds, Bluetooth (and will add ANC and others later on), Amps and DACs (one category for now to keep things simple). Some deal-posts will be in multiple categories if they mention products that fall into multiple categories
  • MANUFACTURERS: a lot more will be added as more deals get posted – I can only include the ones that have deals posted, if I put placeholders, you’ll be seeing empty pages, and that’s not fun
  • AUDIOPHILE: it is tricky to define scope on this one. I’m doing it by ear (ha!) and by gut feeling for now. If you have strong opinions on what should be included/excluded please leave a comment or use the contact form

AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Headphones for $200

Massdrop just boosted its audiophile street cred. They are offering the AKG K7XX (actual product number/name, not a placeholder) Massdrop First Edition Headphones, yes, a Massdrop special edition (described as “Configured by Massdrop, manufactured by AKG”, based on the K702 65th), for $200 with free shipping. It even says Massdrop on them. This offer is fully unlocked, with a limit of 2000 units. The delivery estimate is hopefully before Christmas 2014 for US addresses, and probably after that for non-US addresses. Ends in 7 days from today or earlier if sold out. Details and specs over there.

Massdrop: UE CIEMs, Ultrasone HFI 580, Astrotec, Mousai

In addition to the previously mentioned AKG K7xx Massdrop edition, the following offers went live today. None of the ones mentioned below are fully unlocked as of blog posting time:

+ Ultimate Ears Custom In-Ear Reference Monitors as low as $750
+ Ultrasone HFI 580 Headphones as low as $138
+ Astrotec Lyra Earbuds as low as $100
+ Mousai MSD192 DAC as low as $300

Beats Solo HD Drenched On-Ears for $80 (many colors)

The Beats Solo HD Drenched Colors On-Ears are currently on sale for $80 at the Staples website, online only, but they are eligible for free ship-to-store or free shipping. About half the colors are currently out of stock, but their email says the offer is good until 11/26/14, so new supplies may arrive by then. The Drenched colors are not the latest on-ear model (the latest on-ear model is Solo 2).

[DEAD] Tuesday Lightning Deals: Beats Studio Wireless, MEelectronics M-Duo, Senn PX685i Adidas

Tuesday’s offers expired but there will be plenty more during the holidays at the Amazon Gold Box

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Used Audio Technica ATM-M30 for $34

The Audio Technica M30x is the latest model, but if you are more interested in the previous model, the ATM-M30, you can get it the used route, currently going for $34 in “Used – Like New” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual… These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 2200+ customer reviews over there…

Philips Fidelio X2 goes out of stock [updated]

As of a 2/17/15 recheck, the open-back over-ear Philips Fidelio X2 situation is this: in new condition, it is now back in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Amazon.com by Amazon actual.

Meanwhile, the used condition is also sold out… However, it is in-stock in “Used – Good condition” for $270 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

New Shure Mail-Rebates: $50 on SE535, $10 on SE215

If you are okay with doing mail-in rebates, Shure has launched a new mail-in rebate promotion, covering the 11/21/2014 through 1/11/2015 time period. You will get $50 back on the Shure SE-535 (CL, V, LTD-EFS) and $10 back on the SE-215 (K or CL). This is a stock-up type of rebate promotion, it allows up to six SE-535s and up to six SE-215s. The rebates are to be mailed to a processing center in Douglas::Arizona. You can find the earphones and rebates at Headroom and Amazon.com and other participating and authorized Shure dealers.

NAD Viso HP50 for $250 new or $200 used

The NAD Viso HP50 started at the $300 battleground point for over-ear studio-ish headphones. Currently though it is going for $250 in new condition by various sellers at Amazon.com and around $200 Used (depending on condition) at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

[ENDED] Monday Lightning Deals: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears, Bower & Wilkins P3 refurbs, Bluedio

Today’s round ended, but there should many and more headphone deals during the holidays at the Amazon GoldBox

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HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ears drop to $80

The HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ears have dropped to $80 at various sellers at Amazon.com, including Amazon actual and various others (Hifman’s own Amazon store, WW Stereo, Gramophone, Audio Advisor, etc)… They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 94 customer reviews…

California Headphone Co Silverado Over-Ears for $55

The California Headphone Company Silverado over-ear headphones continue to be on sale for $50, however, the Amazon Warehouses have run out, so they ship directly from the company which charges a $5 flat shipping. In other words, $55 total at Amazon.com. These are the ones that do well in reviews, 4.5 out of 5 based on 81 reviews… Their sister model, the Laredo On-Ears go for $25 and ship from Amazon’s warehouses but average 4 out of 5 based on 26 customer reviews.

Koss Pro DJ 200 for $70

The Koss Pro DJ 200 fold-flat studio headphones are currently on sale for $70 with free shipping, in new condition, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual where they average 4.7 out of 5 based on 31 customer reviews. They have detachable cords (two included, one normal, one smartphone/tablet), and stereo/mono switch, and a carrying case is included. They have 38 ohm impedance.

Black Friday Budget Pick: Sony ZX100 On-Ears for $10

A number of Black Friday circular ads are featuring the Sony ZX-100 closed-back on-ear headphones for $10. They are a solid budget headphone for the price. They will be offered for $10 straight up at Walgreens and Staples and essentially for $10 at Sears (when you factor in the bonus points back through the Sears Rewards program)… They have over 5000 customer reviews at amazon.com with an average of 4.2 out of 5…

Sears Members Black Friday doorbuster: iLive Bluetooth On-Ears for $50 (get $40 back in Members Points)

If you are a member of the Sears Rewards program and willing to brave the elements of Black Friday madness (which now begins Thursday night), they have a doorbuster promotion on the iLive Bluetooth On-Ear headphones. You buy them for $50 but you receive $40 back in Points. You have to be a member of their rewards program for this. This is model iahb64, and if you want to research it ahead of time, this is the Sears product page.

Also part of the festivities, the basic JLabs JBuds will be on sale for $2.50 in different colors. This is a straight up sale, no points/coupons needed.

Used Sony MDR-Z7 audiophile headphones for $578

The new condition price of the all-new Sony MDR-Z7 is $700 at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get it for $578 in “Used – Very Good” condition or $590 in “Used – Like New” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual. As always, and especially for higher priced items like this, make sure you check who the actual seller of the product is over there at AWD (and Amazon).

Used Philips Fidelio X1 for $202

The new Philips Fidelio X2 is now released, so if you are interested in the previous X1 model, perhaps it makes more sense to go the used route, it is going for $202~ in “Used – Acceptable” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD). Look for AWD as the actual seller.

Sony XBA-H1 In-Ears for $55 refurbished [updated]

The Sony XBA-H1 hybrid 2-way in-ears are currently on sale for $55 manufacturer-refurbished by Secondipity through their eBay store or through their Rakuten store.

UPDATE: the new condition are no longer on sale… in new condition for $100 at Walmart’s website

[DEAD] Used Shure SE112-GR in-ears for $28

As of a 11/30/14 recheck, the price is closer to $40… Curious about Shure’s budget SE112-GR in-ears but don’t want to pay regular price? You can pay almost half price at the moment by going used. You can get them for $28 in “Used – Very Good” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), sold by AWD actual. These are the straight up earphones, no mic/remote. (the model with the mic/remote is the Shure SE112m+-GR)… As usual, keep in mind, quantity and prices of used products typically change more often than new condition products… These average 4 out of 5 based on 33 customer reviews (reviews are pooled together between the two models).

Sennheiser HD 205 II for $30

The Senneheiser HD 205 II studio-DJ headphones are now on sale for $30 per pair, with a limit of three per customer at Amazon.com by Amazon actual… Pouch, 1/4″ adapter and the usual 2 year Sennheiser warranty are included… It averages 4 out of 5 based on 94 customer reviews… I am assuming most people are familiar with Amazon’s shipping policies (free 2-day for Prime members or free super saver shipping with a $35+ order for non-Prime members), so I won’t repeat it in every post? If not, please let me know!

[SOLD OUT] Used Shure SRH-1840 for $394 (was $376)

As of a 11/24/14 9:29pm ET recheck, this sold out…

The Shure SRH-1840 open-back over-ear go for $500 in new condition, but right now they are available in “Used – Very Good” condition in original damaged packaging for $394 (was $376) at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) sold by AWD actual. There’s only one listing under Used at the moment (this one)… Price in blog-post updated 11/24/14 at 12:02am ET…

[DEAD] Beats Solo HD On-Ears (green only) for $100 [limit 3]

This particular offer ended but there are going to be Beats specials left and right, online and offline during the next few days… Expired offer after the break…

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Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE In-Ears for $45

We start the deal party with the Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE in-ears, they are currently going for $45 with free shipping, fully unlocked (lowest price possible) at Massdrop.com, which is a members-only website, but everyone can join. I don’t post links to Massdrop because it creates confusion – it only shows the actual product page if you are a member and logged on to your account. Everybody else gets redirected to their home page. The offer ends in about 7 days from today (or earlier if sold out).

PS1: how many people are interested in seeing Massdrop offers mentioned here? Keep in mind, I can only mention each offer once when it goes live. I can’t baby-sit individual offers throughout the week. Let us know in the comments or using the contact form.

PS2: the Menu (black bar on top) and the Sidebar will populate over time as more posts get added.

Welcome to the new Headphone Deals blog

Welcome to our new Headphone Deals blog! This is operating as a sub-domain on our main headphones blog. Here we will feature deals on headphones and related accessories (amps, dacs, cases, etc).

What to Expect

This blog will cover new, refurbished, used, open-box, and everything in-between. New condition items are the default, so it won’t be mentioned in the title or have a WordPress Tag, but it will be mentioned in the blog-post text. Anything that is not new condition will mention its condition (used, refurbished, open-box, etc) in the blog-post title, and in the blog-post text, and it will also have an appropriate WordPress Tag indicating its status.

To prevent wasting space in the blog-post title, we will only mention “+ S&H” if shipping is mandatory for all shoppers. If something has free shipping, or free shipping under some conditions (eg orders over $35 or for Prime members), we won’t mention shipping in the blog-post title to keep things clean. Otherwise every post will have a long and winding title that will clutter things up (even more).

In order to keep things simple and easy, at the moment, for WordPress Tagging purposes, I decided not to divide headphones into open-back and closed-back and in-betweens or over-ear vs on-ear. I may do that in the future, but for now, I want to keep things as simple as possible. Likewise, I won’t create Tags for headphones with or without mic/remote or differentiate between 1-button and 3-button remotes. Again, for the sake of speed and simplicity. If any of these are important enough, please feel free to make a case for them.

I am still trying to figure out on where to draw the line on which headphones to tag as “audiophile”. There are never-ending forum discussions on what on “audiophile”, so it’s tricky business. I may have to write a 5000 word essay in order to explain where I draw the lines 😉

Let us know!

As with every online endeavor, there is always the risk of errors, mistakes, confusion, typos, and the like.

For questions, feedback, ideas, errors, suggestions, problems, and more, please use the online contact form or leave a comment below.