[DEAD] Starts Monday 11:50am ET: Koss KSC75 Clip-Ons Lightning Deal

This limited time offer expired. The Koss KSC-75 had been offered for $10…
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Philips Fidelio X1 Open-Back drop to $223

The Philips Fidelio X1 open-back over-ear headphones are further discount, in new condition, now going for $223 with free shipping at Amazon.com (limit 5 per customer). Part of the reason for the discounting is that the new Fidelio X2 are now shipping for $300.

Used JLab Omni Bluetooth Over-Ears for $70~

Bluetooth headphones may not win any audiophile awards, but when you want to move around and don’t want to deal with cables creating trouble or even ruining your headphones, bluetooth can be a compromise, at least for some. The new JLab Omni folding bluetooth over-ears go for $100 in new condition, but if you are cool with used headphones, they are available in “Used – Good” condition for $69 or “Used – Very Good” for $71.50 or “Used – Like New” for $73 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. There are many listings, so this may perhaps create price pressure and further drop prices (this is only a theory).

Sennheiser Urbanite XL (Over-Ears) for $225

The over-ear version of the Sennheiser Urbanite, aka the XL model, is currently on sale for $225 with free shipping in six different colors and mobile-OS combinations at Amazon.com with a limit of two per color.

V-Moda M80 Vocal On-Ears for $90 (limit 2 per color)

If you missed this when it was a lightning deal a few days ago, wipe those tears away. The V-Moda M80 Vocal On-Ears with 1-button remote/mic are on sale for $90 with free shipping in the Shadow and White-Silver color schemes, with a limit of two per color per customer at Amazon.com. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the expiration date is unknown.

[DEAD] Sunday’s limited time offers: Senn MM30i, BeoPlay Form 2i

Sunday’s promotion expired, but there are almost new ones on a daily basis during the holiday season at the Amazon Gold Box
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[DEAD] Saturday: Sennheiser G4ME ZERO PC Gaming Headset for $175

This limited time promotion expired…
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VSonic VSD1S In-Ears for $38

The Vsonic VSD1S in-ears are currently offered for $38 by Singapore’s Lend Me Your Ears but the order is fulfilled by Amazon.com from a USA warehouse. In other words, Lend Me Your Ears send Amazon’s USA warehouses a big box of headphones, so when an Amazon customer buys it, they ship from USA warehouse and are eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping for members (or the usual free super-saver shipping for non-members). This is model VSD1S, not to be confused with the VSD1.

Massdrop: AKG K167, FocusRite 2i2, Senn 598 ZY

A new round of specials are up at Massdrop. One of them is fully unlocked, the Sennheiser HD598 ZY Cable goes for just under $25. Two other items are not fully unlocked as of blog posting time. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Interface could go as low as $120, while the AKG K167 Tiesto DJ Headphones could go as low as $90. If you don’t want to wait or don’t want to deal with members-only website, it currently goes for $100 by AudioWatt at Amazon.

[DEAD] Saturday: Zipbuds Over/On-Ears for $65 to $85

This daily deal at Woot expired…
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[DEAD] Friday: Sony ZX110 for $8, ZX110AP for $17, AS200 for $8

This daily deal expired…
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[DEAD] Saturday In-Ear Lightning Deals: Beats Tour, BeoPlay H3

Today’s lightning deals expired…
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Etymotic MC3 in-ears for $55

On the in-ears front, there is some Etymotic action at Groupon Goods, the new condition blue color scheme of the Etymotic MC3 in-ears are on sale for $55 with free shipping and free returns. The offer ends Saturday night (about 48 hours from posting time).

Sol Republic Bluetooth On-Ears for $115

On the convenience and creature comforts front, Groupon Goods is offering the new condition white Sol Republic Bluetooth On-Ears for $115 with free shipping and free returns. The blue color scheme is sold out.

Sennheiser Momentum (Brown) Over-Ears for $190

Momentum action again, this time it is the brown color scheme of the over-ears that are on sale, leapfrogging the black version, currently going for $190 with free shipping at Amazon.com with a limit of one per customer.

Denon DN-HP500 DJ headphones for $60

The Denon DN-HP500 DJ headphones are currently going for $60 with free shipping at Amazon.com offered at this price by Amazon actual, along with marketplace sellers Sam Ash and Hifi AudioTronics.

Sony MDR-7520 Studio for $332 with coupon

The Sony MDR-7520 Studio Headphones can be yours for around $332 with free shipping when you use coupon code STNICK at Musician’s Friend. Coupon expires 12/23/14.

[DEAD] Thinksound ts01 in-ears for $36 w/free 1-day S&H

This limited time offer expired…

While writing up the free 1-day shipping post, I came upon another discount. The Thinksound ts01 in-ears are on sale for $36 per pair (limit 5) and they are also eligible for free 1-day shipping. Only the black/chocolate color scheme is at this price. They average 4 out of 5 based on 160+ customer reviews.

Free 1-Day shipping on select headphones at Amazon

It is the time of the year again for free 1-day shipping promotion, and Amazon offering this for select studio and audiophile headphones. You must manually select 1-Day shipping in your shopping cart to get this (unless 1-day shipping is your default shipping option). No coupon needed. So far, I’ve spotted these headphones being eligible for free 1-day shipping (remember, these must be sold by Amazon.com actual, not marketplace sellers):

+ Shure SRH-1840
+ Sennheiser HD 380 Pro and HD25-1 II
+ the HD 650 are eligible for the promotion, however, they are estimated to be in-stock December 26, which is too late if you are planning to give them as a Christmas gift
+ Sennheiser Urbanite XL
+ V-Moda Crossfade M100
+ V-MODA VAMP Verza Universal Headphone Amplifier
+ Audio Technica ATH-M50xBL or ATH-M50x white
+ Blue Mo-Fi headphones
+ Bose QC25 Over-Ears and QC20 In-Ears
+ JLab Bombora Over-Ears
+ Thinksound ts01
+ keep in mind this is a limited time offer only!

More headphones may be eligible, to be sure, simply check under the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section on each headphone’s individual Amazon page. That section is a few lines below the product pictures on the left side.

Sennheiser HD6 Mix for $200 and HD7 DJ for $217

The Sennheiser HD6 Mix is now on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon.com with a limit of one per customer and at Musician’s Friend (MF ships in 2015 however!).

Meanwhile the HD7 DJ headphone is also discounted, you can get it for $217 with free shipping at Amazon.com.

15% off on 70+ headphones at MF with coupon (eg Focal Classic and Pro)

Musician’s Friend has a new coupon code, use code STNICK to get 15% off an order of $49 or more from over 40,000 products which includes 80+ headphones. The headphones are under the “Pro Audio” category. As usual, price check items of interest as MF prices are typically different than Amazon and such. I can’t price-check 80+ headphones on a dime, but of potential interest are the Focal Classic and Professional going for 15% off their regular prices of $350 (= $298) and $400 (= $340) which decidedly beat Amazon’s prices. You can filter by manufacturer using the left sidebar of their page. Coupon expires 12/23/14.

B&M Dec 21-27: Audio Technica sport-fit and core-sport earphones for $5 each

According to the Staples Weekly Ad for the week of December 21-27 (2014) posted on their website under the “Weekly Ad” section, their brick and mortar stores will have the “Audio Technica sport-fit and core-sport headphones” for $5 per pair. The picture shows a pair of earphones and says assorted SKUs but does not specify which particular models are participating. This will likely get clarified on Sunday Dec-21-2014 when the deals go live. Not all their stores carry these, so it is definitely a YMMV.

New at Massdrop: Topping, xDuoo, Ecci

A trio of new offers have “dropped” today at Massdrop (reminder: members only but free to join). None of them are “fully unlocked” (= lowest price possible) as of the time of writing:

+ ECCI PR300 MKII as low as $52
+ xDuoo UA-05 DAC/Amp as low as $188
+ Topping NX1 Headphone Amp as low as $36
+ all are limited time offers

[DEAD] Friday: Klipsch X5 in-ears for $95

This daily deal expired…
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AKG K142 High Definition Headphones for $52 (limit 2)

We have a mini burst of new offers posted here. We start with the AKG K142 High Definition Headphones dropping down to $52 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 54 customer reviews.

10% off Sennheiser HD800 or HD700 with HDVD800/600 head-amp bundles

Amazon.com has a 10% off sale on the Sennheiser HD800/HD700 headphone and amplifier bundles. The HD800 flagship goes for $3000 with the HDVD800 or $2500 with the HDVA600. Meanwhile the “deputy” HD700 goes for $2350 and $1850 respectively.

Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears (black) for $200 [updated]

The black color scheme of the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ears is currently on sale for $200 at Amazon.com with a limit of one pair per shopping cart during this sale.

UPDATE: The $120 used offer got scooped up, the lowest price now is $140 in “Used – Very Good” condition. On the other hand, if you prefer used, this is available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for around $120 at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

MEElectronics HT-21 portable on-ears for $10 (limit 3)

On the lightweight portable on-ears front, the MEElectronics HT-21 are on sale again, going for $10 per pair, with a limit of three, at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. The usual Amazon free shipping rules apply (free 2-day for Prime members; or with a $35+ order for non-Prime members). These average 4 out of 5 with nearly 200 customer reviews.

Used Sony MDR-1A black for $221 (was $232)

The new Sony MDR-1A headphones go for $300 in new condition, but at the moment, there is a “Used – Good condition” option going for $221 (was $232) at Amazon Warehouse Deals (by Amazon). As usual, keep in mind that both prices and quantity of used items typically change more often than new condition products… Price updated in blog-post on 12/19/14 at 1:22am ET…

Belkin Rockstar unpowered splitter (five 3.5mm outputs) for $5.80

If you are looking for a basic and portable unpowered headphone splitter, the white-green color scheme is currently on sale for $5.80 per set, with a limit of five per shopping cart at Amazon.com. The other colors go for more. It has one 3.5mm input and five 3.5mm outputs. This is not powered.

AKG Q460 Mini On-Ears (green) for $63 (limit 3)

The AKG Q460 Mini on-ear headphones, in the lime-green color scheme, are currently on sale for $63 with free shipping, with a limit of three per shopping cart, at Amazon.com by Amazon itself. Only this color scheme is on sale. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 181 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Sennheiser Momentum On Ears (Green) for $88 [if you can wait]

As of 12/19/14, the lowest price among the on-ears is $100… If you don’t need to get these in 2014, and you are okay waiting for an unspecified time of 1-2 months, the green Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones are on sale for $88 per pair, with a limit of three per customer at Amazon.com. The red and pink go for $100 and the other colors for more.

[DEAD] Thursday’s limited time offers: Bluedio Bluetooth, Sony sports earbuds, etc

This round expired… Check the Amazon Gold box for future offers…
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Audio-Technica ATH-A700X for $100 w/coupon

Buydig.com has a coupon promotion for the Audio-Technica ATH-A700X Closed Back headphones. Use coupon code 700XDEAL over there and the price drops to $100 with free shipping. Coupon expires 12/21/14.

Massdrop: BeyerD DTX 72 iE in-ears as low as $45

A new round of specials is up at members-only but free to join Massdrop. Of earphone interest, the Beyerdynamic DTX 72 iE Earphones are offered for as low as $45 shipping. As of the time of writing, they are not fully unlocked. Offer expires in about seven days from today.