Are They In-Stock? Philips Fidelio X2?

In this new feature, we try to keep up with the latest stock updates of some of the harder to find brand new headphones. This page is updated manually, and the results are accurate as of the “latest update” date shown below. If you have any headphones you’d like to see tracked, please leave a comment or use the contact form.

Latest Update: March 30 at 1:45pm ET – in-stock!!!

Headphone Stock Tracker
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Philips X2
Amazon (NEW)
Amazon (USED) ($270)

Febr 8-14 (B&M): Audio-Technica SonicFuel 360 earbuds for $30

The Audio-Technica SonicFuel 360 earbuds with a hook are going to be on sale for $30 per pair at Staples brick and mortar stores between February 8-14 in 2015. These look like they may be in-store only offers, because the two SKU numbers shown in the circular ad (1017400, 1017399) cannot be found on their website.

Refurbished Monster Diesel Vektr On-Ears for $50

The official Monster Store on eBay is offering the manufacturer refurbished Monster Diesel On-Ears for $50 with free shipping, in your choice of Apple ControlTalk or Universal ControlTalk, with a limit of five pairs per customer.

Massdrop: Philips Fidelio L1 for $115 (fully unlocked)

The Philips Fidelio L1 semi-open over-ear headphones are currently fully unlocked (= lowest price possible) for $115 shipped at members-only website Massdrop. There are about five days left on this offer from today (today = blog-posting date).

These average 4.5 out of 5 based on 61 customer reviews at where they have 19 questions answered by the internet peoplez 🙂

[SOLD OUT] In-stock: Momentum M2 Wireless (Over-Ears) for $500

As of 2/8/15, these are sold out at (online version of Huppin’s in WA).
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Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ears for $147

The leader of the open-back over-ear HD-5xx series Sennheiser headphones, the HD 598 with its burl wood is now going for $147 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, in new condition, at by Amazon actual. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on nearly 1000 customer reviews and has 100+ questions answered… If you don’t need the burl wood finish and you are willing to DIY-modify, you can convert the HD 558 (currently on sale for $90).

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD 558 for $90 (limit 3)

As of a 2/5/15 recheck, the sale ended and Amazon actual removed itself from the list of sellers. This is the second time this offer disappeared and then reappeared, so there is some hope…. The open-back over-ear new condition Senneheiser HD-558 headphones are currently on sale for $90 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at by Amazon actual. This is the middle model of a three headphone HD-5xx open-back line-up from the German juggernaut. This is not part of the lightning deals, it is an organic sale price.

These average 4.6 out of 5 based on 450+ customer reviews, and have 100+ answered questions by Amazon customers.

[DEAD] Recertified Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-Ears for $100 (w/2yr warranty)

As of a 2/5/15 recheck, the sale ended, but the refurb P3s are recurring specials at Amazon, so in all likelihood, they will return in the future…
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Phiaton PS 320 closed-back on-ears for $86 (limit 3)

The closed-back fashionable Phiaton PS 320 headphones are now going for $86 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at by Amazon actual. These are a discontinued model. They come with a “designer case”, they fold, have 32 ohm impedance, dual drivers, and such. They average 4 out of 5 with just 8 customer reviews.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (250 ohm) for $165 [or $130 after $35 MIR]

Temptation! The Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250 omh) is now on sale for $165 with free shipping at Adorama. And if you don’t mind mail-in rebates (MIR), you can get it for $130 after a $35 mail-in rebate (mail-in rebate details). The mail-in rebate offer ends 2/10/15. This rebate form is specific to this very model and Adorama as the seller.

Massdrop: CustomArt Pro 330v2 IEM

New offer at Massdrop, the CustomArt Pro 330v2 universal IEMs are offered, with the lowest price possible being $400 plus $50 (fifty) shipping. There is a limit of ten units for this offer. They will be shipped by CustomArt, about four weeks after they receive your ear impressions.

[DEAD] Pre-order discount: BeoPlay H8 for $467

This temporary discount ended…
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4pk eLHook headphone hooks for $16

They are back in-stock, the 4-pack of eL Hook headphone hooks is in-stock again for $16, fulfilled by Amazon, available in either black or white. You can buy as many as you like. They also have 2-packs for $12, but the 4pk is a better bang for the buck. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews

Refurbished 4GB Sansa Clip+ for $24 to $25

The good old 4GB SanDisk Sansa Clip+ mp3 player is available as refurbished for $24 sold by marketplace sellers and fulfilled by Amazon. If you are not a Prime member or plan a $35+ order, another marketplace seller (Blue Proton) is shipping it directly for $25 with free shipping. This is for the black color scheme. The other colors go for more. See all options at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Used Focal Spirit One for $80 to $83 [falling knife alert!]

UPDATE (2/3/15 at 4:05pm ET): the prices dropped by $6 since the previous update

UPDATE (2/2/15 at 7:29pm ET): the prices dropped by $10 since I posted this last night!

Focal is a well known company, but names don’t make the headphones. Their Spirit One headphones were not as well received by audiophiles as well as their Classic and Professional over-ears. After all, the “One” were targeting more of a consumer sound, with an Apple 3-button mic/remote. Regardless, they are currently available in Used condition with multiple listings at Amazon Warehouse Deals. The “Used – Good” condition go for $80 (was $86, was $96), while “Used – Very Good” for $83 (was $89, was $99). Since there are multiple listings, and if these don’t get scooped up, there is the possibility of the prices dropping further down. These are not the latest model in their line-up.

Now shipping: Sennheiser Momentum M2 Over-Ears for $350

The new Sennheiser Momentum M2 Over-Ears have shyly began shipping from some smaller retailers. At, it is shown as in-stock for $350 by Electronics Expo (99%, over 170k ratings, two brick and mortar stores in New Jersey). There’s also another seller offering them there as well, but the other seller looks too high risk for a $350 purchase (89%, only 36 ratings in last 12 months). These ship directly from the sellers, they are not fulfilled by

The above if you cannot wait to get them. Otherwise, it’s only a matter of time before Amazon actual and other big name sellers will have them.

Refurbished Sony MDR-AS40EX earhook-style earbuds for $15

The Sony MDR-AS40EX earhook-style earbuds are currently available manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Sony warranty for $15 with free shipping by dealfisher on eBay and by dealfisher fulfilled by (usual free shipping terms apply, 2-day for Prime or with $35+ order for non-Prime).

[DEAD] MEElectronics EP-M11J-SL-MEE in-ears for $25

This limited time offer ended… Per the Amazon Gold Box, starting at 3pm ET today (Monday 2/2/15), there is a limited time sale on the MEElectronics EP-M11J-SL-MEE in-ears for $25, made with Swarovski crystals. Because bling has its fans, especially among fashion earphones. These average 4.4 out of 5 blinged-out stars based on 22 customer reviews 🙂

[DEAD] Starts Tue 12pm ET: Beats Executive Over-Ears sale

This lightning deal expired…
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[DEAD] Bose AE2w Bluetooth Over-Ears for $190

This limited time eBay offer expired…
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[DEAD] Starts Tue 8am ET: Klipsch S4i rugged in-ears sale

This lightning deal expired…
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32GB Zune HD (new condition) for $200

Digital Audio Players are having a mini-renaissance of sorts, at least at the audiophile tier, but if none of the new options sounds interesting, there’s also the good old Zune HD. Some units still remain available in new condition, and some of them are part of the latest eBay Frenzy deals, for $200 with free shipping by Digital Outlet on eBay (the 32GB version). Needless to say, this is for dedicated Zune fans.

10% off Bose earbuds (ends 2/21/15)

Various Bose earbud models are currently on sale at their usual 10% discount at, with a February 21 (2015) expiration date. This includes multiple lines of their in-ears (SoundTrue, SoundSport, Freestyle).

Bluedio R2-WH wired headphones for $25

The Bluedio R2-WH wired headphones with detachable cable and folding design are currently on sale for $25 per pair, with a limit of three per customer, at by Amazon actual. They have zero customer reviews, so they may be more of interest if you like to try out or renew or compare models.

Used Woodees IESW101V in-ears for $15

The Woodees IESW101V in-ears (with wooden housing) are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $15 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, with three different listings, which may slightly increase the chances of future discounts.

Used Meelectronics DP1 EDM in-ears for $6 to $8

More Amazon Warehouse Deals fishing, the MEElectronics EDM Universe D1P In-Ears in the black color scheme are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $6 at Amazon Warehouse Deals but note that the listing over there says “Missing Earbuds” (which I take to mean it’s missing the extra eargels). But it looks like the pink is in “Used – Very Good” condition for $8.38 without any comments about missing parts. The reviews are shared between these in-ears and also on-ears, so the average does not tell the story.

[DEAD] Open-box Focal Spirit Classic for $310

These sold out… The new condition Focal Spirit Classic over-ear closed-back headphones go for $400 regular price, but if you want to save, you can get them in open-box condition for $300 plus $10 flat shipping by Electronics Expo at (these should not be confused with the Focal Spirit Professional studio headphones which have a regular price of $350).

Used NVX Audio XPT100 studio over-ears for $85

The NVX Audio XPT100 studio over-ears go for $100 in new condition, but if you want to save some, they are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $85 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. If $85 is not low enough, you could monitor it to see if it drops later on (if no one scoops them up). These average 4.6 out of 5 based on 49 customer reviews.

Massdrop: unlocked Titan 1 iems for $98

At Massdrop, a new offer is now fully unlocked, the Dunu Titan 1 IEMs going for $90 plus $8 shipping. Also launched (but not currently fully unlocked) are the Samson RTE 2 bluetooth on-ears with the lowest price possible being $80 shipped.

Beats Solo case for $6 w/free S&H

Among the latest eBay offers, you can get a Beats Solo headphone case for $6 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. The condition is described as “Refurbished Non Retail Packaging”. The eBay seller “buyspry” (99.4%).

The same seller is offering first generation Beats Studio headphones, in new not-retail-packaging condition, in white or red, for $100 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.

[DEAD] Ends Mon 1am ET: Sennheiser HD 518 open-back over-ear for $60

This limited time offer expired…
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Audio-Technica ATH-D40fs for $40 w/free S&H

Also part of the warehouse clearance sale at Musician’s Friend are the new condition Audio-Technica ATH-D40fs studio headphones offered for $40 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like during this sale.

AKG M80 MkII Studio (semi-open) for $30 w/free S&H

This limited time offer expired, but it is a recurring offer at MF…

Musician’s Friend warehouse clearance sale includes the new condition AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphones offered for $30 with free shipping. These average 4.1 out of 5 based on 170+ ratings over there at MF.

Massdrop: Blue Ever Blue 328R unlocked (also Aune X1 Pro, FocusRite)

A new wave of offers is up and running at members-only shopping site Massdrop. One of them is fully unlocked, the Blue Ever Blue 328R earbuds for $20 plus $2 shipping. These are actual earbuds, not in-ears. There are two more items, not fully unlocked as of the time of writing: the Aune X1 Pro DSD DAC/Amp could go for as low as $170 shipped while the FocusRite 2i2 could go for as low as $120 shipped.

[DEAD] HeadFoams Headphones for Kids for $20

This daily deal expired… The Amazon Deal of the Day for Friday Jan-30-2015 is a sale on the HeadFoams Headphones for Kids for $20, available in six different colors. They average 4 out of 5 based on 195 customer reviews. Offer ends by 3am ET on Sat.