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).

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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.

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