Audio-Technica ATH-M50WH + Shure SE215-CL In-Ears for $220

In yet another headphone combo, marketplace seller K&M Camera at, with the order fulfilled by (so eligible for Prime shipping benefits) is offering these two headphones together for $220 with free shipping: the Audio-Technica ATH-M50WH + Shure SE215-CL. The white M50x are studio closed-back over-ears, while the SE215-CL are in-ears, CL = clear color scheme.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBL + Tascam DR-05 for $190

In addition to the previously mentioned white bundle, is also offering the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBL with Tascam DR-05 bundle for the regular price of the headphones-alone of $190 with free shipping.

This is a sale on the website, not a lightning deal, not a rebate, not a coupon offer. As such, I have no idea for how long this will last.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH + Tascam DR-05 for $170

The bonus gifts for the Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones are getting better. Previously you could get a free Fiio E6 at the standard price of $170, but now the freebies are going up. This time, for $170, no coupons, no rebates, you can get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH headphones plus the Tascam DR-05 portable digital recorder for $170 with free shipping at by Amazon actual. The DR-05 goes for $100 on its own, so you can use it or gift/sell/trade it if you don’t need it.

UPDATE: the black M50x is also available in this bundle for the same price, this one sold by Adorama on, so not eligible for Prime shipping benefits.

Tascam TH02-B Black headphones for $15 (or $10 after rebate)

The white Tascam TH-02-B studio-ish headphones had been steady at $15 the last few weeks but not the black model. However, right now, the black model is on sale for $15 as well at by Amazon actual. But that’s not all. Tascam has a mail-in rebates promotion (purchase period ends 12/31/14), and among them is a $5 mail-in rebate (MIR) on the TH-02 and a $5 MIR on the TH-MX2 as well. The rebate limit is one for each headphone model, but Amazon lets you buy as many as you want at $15 (but only one of them is eligible for the $5 MIR)… These average 4.1 out of 5 based on 208 customer reviews.

Tascam TH-2000-S headphones for $15 (limit 3)

On the budget studio-ish headphones front, the TASCAM TH-2000-S are currently on $15 per pair, with a limit of 3 per customer, at by Amazon actual. Only this silver-black color is on sale… Keep in mind, Tascam sells a variety of headphones under their brand, these are not as well rated as their other models (see next post for that!)

10% off Headroom Gift Cards (ends 12/25/14)

Headroom’s latest email has a couple of new offers! Using coupon code HeadRoomGift you can get 10% off the purchase of Headroom gift cards. Separately, they are offering free 2-day shipping on orders of $199 or more. Headroom is a smaller company, so they can’t be offering free shipping on their dime the same way Amazon or Target or Walmart can.

New at Massdrop: Astrotec AX-35 and Xuelin 770

Two new additions today at Massdrop, neither one fully unlocked as of the time of this post…

  • Astrotec AX-35 in-ears as low as $55
  • Xuelin IHIFI 770 Audiophile Player as low as $140

Massdrop: RHA MA350 in-ears for $28 unlocked (and more)

Today’s round of Massdrop offers (members only but everyone can join for free) has one fully unlocked item, the RHA MA350 in-ears going for $28 with free shipping. The remaining items are not fully unlocked as of blog-posting time:

  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro as low as $155
  • MEElectronics Atlas Headphones as low as $33
  • CEntrance Mini-M8 DAC/Amp as low as $568
  • Grace Design m920 as low as $1406

There’s something internet-funny when you have a $1395 item with $11.06 shipping. Just round the price to $1400? 🙂

B&M Dec 14-20: Sony MDR-ZX310 On-Ears for $25

According to their Weekly Ad, Staples brick and mortar stores are going to be offering the new Sony MDR-ZX310 on-ear headphones for $25 during the December 14-20 (2014) shopping week. They are available in black or red. I don’t know if their website will also have them on sale. You may also be able to use any Staples coupons available at the time (you can check at any time at The new ZX310 add a mic/remote, versus the good old ZX300/ZX100 that were straight-up headphones.

Beats Solo 2.0 On-Ears for $170 (red)

The red color scheme of the latest Beats Solo 2.0 On-Ear headphones is on sale for $170 with free shipping with a limit of five at by Amazon actual. (the blue for $160 promotion ended)… Updated 12/14/14.

[DEAD] Thur only: Beats EKOCYCLE Over-Ear Headphones for $160

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[DEAD] Friday’s Lightning Deals: MEelectronics Crystal In-Ears, Atlas On-Ears

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Fostex TH-900 for $1274 [updated]

If you are interested in the Fostex TH-900 audiophile headphones, in new condition, and you don’t mind waiting for 1.5 months, you can get them for $1275 at Musician’s Friend by using coupon code HOHOHO (coupon expires 12/18/14). The shipping estimate is January 22, 2015, so if you are not the patient type, it may be a painful wait.

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Sennheiser HD7 DJ Headphones for $250

The Sennheiser HD 7 DJ Headphones are discounted as well, you can get them for $250 with free shipping at In this case, the discount price is lower than the Musician’s Friend coupon discount ($280).

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 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 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 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

[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), 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 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 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 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 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.