AKG K167 Tiesto DJ headphones for $50

Actual DJ headphones! The new condition AKG K167 dj headphones under the Tiesto name, closed-back and over-ear, are currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The entry-point in this line is the K67. The one on sale is the K167. There’s also a K267.

Focal Spark for $29, CLEAR for $1100

The new condition FOCAL CLEAR open-back over-ear headphones are currently on sale for $1100 at select authorized FOCAL dealers, including the World Wide Stereo Black Friday sale along with Amazon actual and ADorama (using coupon code CYBERDEALS).

At the other end of the FOCAL price-range, their new condition Focal Spark wired in-ears are on sale for $30 per pair, available in three different color schemes.

Sony WH-CH700N bluetooth/ANC over-ears for $98

The new condition Sony WH-CH700N, with this rather goofy name, they are on sale for $98 with free shipping at select Sony authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon

We actually have a text and pictures unboxing post of this very headphone at this website! PORG Funko is NOT included πŸ™‚

AKG N60 NC closed over-ears for $80

The new condition AKG N60 NC (active noise cancelling) closed-back on-ears are currently on sale for $80 with free shipping as a Black Friday doorbuster at the official Harman Audio online store. Harman owns AKG and Samsung owns Harman. And the Reptilians own everything πŸ˜‰

Focal Listen Closed Over-Ears for $129

The new condition FOCAL Listen closed-back over-ear wired headphones are now on sale for $129 at authorized FOCAL dealers such as World Wide Stereo (as part of their 2018 Black Friday sale) and also at Amazon

Meanwhile the wireless version of the Listen headphones, aptly named “Listen Wireless” are on sale for $190 in the standard color scheme or $210 in the trendy color schemes.

Sennheiser Black Friday sale: HD1*, RS*, HD 4.50 BTNC, Etc

The official Sennheiser store is running its own Black Friday sale with the following offers:

+ HD1 Bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $200
+ comfortably numb edition; okay, the Pink Floyd edition for $250

+ HD1 Neckband bluetooth in-ears for $100

+ HD1 Necklace bluetooth in-ears for $100

+ HD 4.50 BTNC (bluetooth + ANC) for $150

+ the whole RS-series of wireless (non-bluetooth) headphones, eg for TV usage

+ also some gaming and flex models

Bose bluetooth on-ears for $100 [Costco]

As part of the early Black Friday festivities, the Costco website is offering the closed-back Bose bluetooth on-ears for $100. Non-Costco members can purchase products at their website with a small surcharge ~ unless a product is explicitly restricted to paying Costco members…

Black Friday launches at NewEgg and Target

NewEgg has added more offers to their on-going Black Friday sales. They currently have three pages of offers under their headphones category. There is a mix of consumer-type of headphones but also a couple of audiophile-friendly models such as the Monoprice M1060C for $300, Audio Technica’s ANC 700 model. There’s also a couple of KEF models on sale.

Speaking of headphone sections, Target has also launched some of their doorbuster-y sales ~ this is the headphone section of their BF sales…

Monoprice w/FS: USB DAC for $70, M560 Planars for $150, Etc

Monoprice has been very aggressive during the 2018 Black Friday season with their discounting offers. We have yet another round of discounts that went live today:

+ Monolith USB DAC for $70 w/FS

+ Monoprice M560 open over-ears for $150 w/FS; these offer the open/closed option

+ 2-Speed Bluetooth Turntable System with Stereo Speakers for $50 w/FS; this is a budget option, not to be confused with the Monolith turntable

+ 10,000 mAh Portable Cell Phone Charger for $13 w/FS

UPDATE: I don’t want to fill up the website with Monoprice posts, so I’m appending two more offers here:

+ Monoprice SB-100 2.1-ch 36in Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer, Bluetooth, Optical Input, and Remote Control for $40 with free US shipping

+ Strata Home by Monoprice Stainless Steel Electric Kettle, 1.7 Liter for $20 with free S&H
+ you can use this to test the noise cancelling feature of headphones and also how much outside noise/sound gets into open/semi-open headphones and also to test the seal of closed-back and in-ears? πŸ™‚

+ Monoprice MP-65RT 6.5in and Ribbon Tweeter 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) for $35 with the all-important free standard US shipping since speakers take up space and they are not exactly feather-weight shipping-fees-wise…

Musician Friend coupons for Black Friday

Musician’s Friend is back with another coupon promotion just in time for the Black Friday festivities. Coupon BLACKFRIDAY gets you 10% off orders of $49+ OR 15% off orders of $99+.

Meanwhile coupon code HOLIDAY gets you up to 25% off on select eligible products

Thur: Cowin E7 ANC for $50, Sandisk/WD sales

Happy Thanksgiving with some headphone/audio related offers in the Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) Amazon GOLD Box in the USA:

+ Cowin headphone sale including E7 ANC over-ear for $50, E7 PRO for $60, E8 for $103

+ Western Digital and Sandisk sale
+ of DAP/PAD/phone interest, 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $80 or 128GB for $20 or 64GB for $11
+ of storage and archive interest, a variety of WD and G-Tech external hard drives from 1TB to 10TB

Monoprice M1060 Planar Magnetics for $200 w/FS

One more Monoprice offering as they are being quite aggressive with their BF 2018 offerings. It’s planar time! The new condition open-back over-ear M1060 planar-magnetics are on sale for a limited time for $200 with free US shipping. This is one of their doorbuster deals…

Thur: MEE Pinnacle P2 IEMs for $42 [MD]

Massdrop is running a few Black Friday preview sales and among those there is one earphone, the new condition MEE Electronics [now MEE Audio] P2 Pinnacle in-ears going for $42. The offer runs for about 23 hours from blog-posting time. It comes with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer and will ship from Massdrop in mid-December 2018.

PS: Massdrop will launch their proper Black Friday sales at 9pm pacific on Thursday…

Koss Porta PRO bluetooth on-ears for $70 [MD]

If you love the good old Porta PROs but you also like the convenience of bluetooth, Massdrop is back with another offer, the new condition KOSS PortaPRO wireless going for $70. Limit up to three headphones per Massdrop member. Note also that this drop is limite to US and Canada addresses.

These support bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X, and of course like the original, they are open-back/open-air, so you can smell their dairy air? πŸ™‚

Speaking of dairy air, even though they are a KOSS product, per the MD listing, they come with just a 1-year warranty, not the usual KOSS lifetime. But a hard case is included.

Thursday: BOSE SoundSport earphones for $49 w/FS

Happy Thanksgiving Day! And with an earphone daily deal at B&H Photo ~ they are offering the new condition Bose SoundSport earphones in the charcoal color scheme with the Apple (read: iOS) button configuration for $49 with free shipping. These are not quite in-ears as they have that unusual Bose speaker-protrusion type thing that goes into the ear.

SoundSPORT because they have a sweat and weather resistant design. “Resistant” is a step behind “Proof” as the marketing language suggests. They also have the distinctive Bose “Stay Hear” membrane-type-things that help them stay in our ears longer.

UPDATE:: speaking of BOSE there is a limited time sale of these earphones for 50 euro along with the QuietComfort QC20 or QC25 for 150 euro per pair at Amazon Germany….

Burson Play DAC/amp for $480 [MD Exclusive]

Massdrop is back with another exclusive, this time it is a DAC/amp, it is the new condition Burson Play, going for $480. This exclusive MD version includes three V6Vivid-Dual opamps and two V6Classic-Single, all made by Burson Audio. This offer will ship in late December by Massdrop and the “drop” is running for the next four days and change [from blog-posting date]. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Bose Quiet Comfort QC25 ANC Over-Ears for $125

The QVC store has launched their own online Black Friday and of headphone interest they are offering the new condition Bose QuietComfort QC25 closed-back over-ear active noise cancelling for $125 with free shipping in your choice of iOS or Android buttons. These are ANC-only, not bluetooth. Bluetooth was added with later models…

Refurb Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ears for $90

The official BOSE eBay store is offering the factory renewed Bose SoundLink bluetooth on-ears for $90 with free shipping with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with the same warranty as the new condition models.

Speaking of which, they are also offering the likewise factory renewed SoundSport FREE truly-wireless earphones for $130 with free shipping. Two color options are available and the same limit of up to five per eBay user…

Monoprice M600 Open Over-Ears for $100, M300 Planar Earphones for $100, Etc

Monoprice has launched their early Black Friday sale featuring over 270 products. Of headphone/audio interest:

+ new condition open-back over-ear M600 headphones for $100 with free standard US shipping

+ new condition M300 Planar Earphones for $100 w/free S&H

+ new condition 8383 close over-ears with bluetooth for $20 with free shipping
+ great value IF you don’t have a GIANT head ~ I can just barely fit in but I’m not at the GIANT level

+ new condition Monoprice 6.5-inch Powered Coaxial Studio Multimedia Monitor Speakers (pair) for $100 w/free US shipping

+ new condition Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $100 with free US S&H

+ new condition Monoprice 50 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth & Line Output for $140 with free US shipping

+ new condition Monoprice Premium 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with Subwoofer for $140 with free US S&H

Speaking of Monoprice, they are running a two-step promotion: if you make qualifying purchases of $100+ by 12/2/18, you will receive a $25 off a qualifying order of $50+ to be used between December 5-31 in 2018. Check details over there…

Speaking of which, check also their curated Best of Audio sale (their term) which includes 34 items…

1More Triple Driver Over-Ears for $147 [Windscribe PRO Unlimited VPN for $36]

The Stacksocial website is coming out of the gate with a trio of coupons. Coupon BFSAVE20 is 20% off tangible/physical goods. Coupon BFSAVE40 is 40% off apps and services and coupon BFSAVE75 is 75% off course bundles. You can test the coupons but you need to login to a Stacksocial account.

I tested this and it works, you can get the new condition 1More Triple Driver Over-Ears for $144 plus $3 flat shipping after entering the limited time coupon. The price before the coupon is $180.

Speaking of this coupon promotion, coupon BFSAVE40 gets you a lifetime subscription to the well regarded Windscribe PRO VPN for under $36. Its price before the coupon is $59.

1More Triple Driver In-Ears for $60

The new condition 1more Triple Driver in-ears are currently on sale for $60 with free shipping with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price by the 1More USA store fulfilled by Amazon. On the same listing, you will find their quad driver IEMs for $130, that’s $70 more for an extra driver πŸ˜‰

Massdrop Black Friday begins Thursday 9pm pacific

Massdrop has announced that their official Black Friday sale will begin on Thursday [that’s Thanksgiving Day] at 9pm pacific time, or let’s just say 11:59pm eastern time to prevent the 12:00 date confusion πŸ™‚

Monoprice True Wireless Earphones for $37 w/FS [updated]

Speaking of “truly wireless”, if you want something in-between [price-wise] the name-brands and the popular no-name brands on Amazon, the new condition Monoprice True Wireless Earphones (PID 30878, BT 4.2, iPX4) on sale for $37 [WAS $50] with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website

PS: I have only used one model so far [check our unboxing of the Jaybird Run] so I can’t speak for the whole genre, but they exceeded in terms of utility. Audio quality was as expected, you don’t wear these because you want to enjoy complicated classical music works πŸ™‚

Speaking of Monoprice, they have launching a new line of more premium charging cables, and as part of the new launch promotion, their AtlasFlex cables currently come with free standard US shipping. It is easier to ship a cable than to ship a turntable after all πŸ™‚ They have three types, USB-C, Lightning, and microUSB, all ending in USB-A. They are available in three lengths and two colors. Prices range from $4 to $8, so it’s not “magic cable” pricing ^_^

UPDATE: for post economy purposes, I’ll add it here too, there is also a Clearance/Overstock sale with over 480 products including a mini guitar headphone amp for $8, a portable guitar amp for $18, banana plugs and all sorts of other random things…

Wedn (EU): Phiaton, Cowin, Necklace, Jaybird, Etc

Yesterday they had Sony Walkmen DAPs, today (Wednesday) the Amazon Germany Gold Box sales includes a pot pouri of headphones including the Cowin E7 PRO ANC/BT over-ears for 52 euro, the Phiaton BT 330 NC on-ears (with ANC/BT too), a couple of unknown brand gaming headsets, and half a dozen bluetooth necklace earphones…

PS: by “necklace earphones” I mean the ones that have a cable connecting the two earpieces but don’t have a 3.5mm audio input, so the cable loops around your neck like a … necklace.

BUT WAIT, there’s more! There’s also a Logitech x Jaybird sale that includes various UE bluetooth speakers but also half a dozen Jaybird earphones. From the necklace department they have the Freedom for 49 euro and the Freedom 2 for 69 euro, while from the “truly wireless” they have the Jaybird RUN for 119…

PS2: we actually have a text and pictures unboxing of the Jaybird Run here. I posted it 13.5 months ago and almost forgot πŸ™‚

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen SE for $649 AC

For a limited time, coupon code TESLA (yes that one!) can get you the new condition Beyerdynamic T1 second-generation Special Edition (black) headphones for $649 with free shipping at the BuyDig website… These are dynamic headphones…

Hifiman HE-560 V2 Planars for $250 [or $166 Used]

It’s doorbuster time at Adorama! For a limited time, they are offering the planar magnetic open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-560 V2 headphones for $250 with free shipping… Note that these are the V2, not the first generation… Or you can go used for $166 in “Fair” condition…

Beyerydynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $129

They still can’t beat the Amazon Germany price of 116 euro, but if you are in the USA, this is as close as it gets, you can get the new condition closed-back over-ear Beyerdynanic DT 770 PRO in the 250 ohm variant for $129 with free shipping at NewEgg from two well known marketplace seller there (Electronics EXPO and Beach Camera) and this has also been price-matched by Amazon actual….

PS: there are many and more options in the famed Beyerdynanic DT 770/880/990 series and plenty has been written of them in the interwebs, so your favorite engine(s) are your best friends in trying to sort it all out – short of buying them all and posting a MEGA comparison πŸ™‚

KEF Space One (Porsche Design) for $100

Space is the place at NewEGG, where for a limited time (five days and change from blog-posting time) they are offering the new condition KEF Space ONE closed-back over-ear ANC headphones for $100 with free shipping with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not marketplace sellers… The headphone is part of the “Porsche Design” series… The ANC circuit is powered by AAA, so if you are a fan of rechargeables of the Eneloop kind that’s a plus…

Refurb B&O Play H4 Over-Ear Bluetooths + $15 GC for $119

For a limited time, NewEgg marketplace seller “Extended Play” is offering the refurbished B&O Play H4 headphones for $119 with free shipping and they also include a $15 promotional gift card with purchase. This is sold and shipped by the marketplace seller, not NewEgg… The headphones are closed-back over-ear bluetooths… Limit three pairs per customer at the promotional price… It is not clear whether there is any warranty included, so assume there isn’t to be on the safe side…

Sennheiser PXC 250 II Lightweight ANC On-Ears for $110

At the intersection of active noise cancelling and lightweight and collapsible headphone lives the good old Sennheiser PXC 250 II, and as of the time of writing, a marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon has it available in new condition for $110 with free shipping and handling… The ANC circuit is powered by one AAA battery…

AKG K702 Open Over-Ears for 117 euro

A marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon is offering the new condition open-back over-ear AKG K702 headphones for $180 with free shipping, but depending on your location, you may be able to get a better deal if you shop from Amazon Germany where they currently go for 117 euro with VAT/customs included for the whole European Union. The price is so good that the used options sell for more (!) there…

Now shipping: Monoprice Smart Magnetic bluetooth earphones for $30 w/FS

Monoprice is back again with yet another new headphone release, this time it is a budget utilitarian product, the new Smart Magnetic Bluetooth earphones, PID 34369, with a 3-button mic/remote with cVc 6.0, going for $30 with free standard US shipping for a limited time… These are necklace style bluetooths ~ in that they have a cable connecting the two eartips but obviously there’s no 3.5mm audio input…

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear for $115

For a limited time, all four color schemes of the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (bluetooth) closed-back over-ear are on sale for $115 per pair, in new condition, by Amazon actual

Tue (EU): Sony Walkmen (NW-A45, NW-ZX300, etc) sale and more

Sony audio is one of the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday November 20 in the year of 2018 including:

+ NW-A45 Walkman for 139 in different colors

+ NW-ZX300 Walkman for 552 euro

+ NW-WS625 waterproof sport Walkman with earphones for 128

+ XDR-V1BTD DAB + Radio (Bluetooth speaker) for 130 in different colors

+ a couple of receivers and a more!

Monday PADs: LG V30+ (LS998) for $399

For Monday in the pacific time zone, among the daily deals at NewEGG, you can get the new condition LG V30+ (model LS998) for $399 with free shipping from marketplace seller BREED [a rather unfortunate seller name if you ask me]. This phone of course is of PAD interest. PAD being “phones as DAPs”. With its famed quad DAC, 128GB of on-board storage that can fit plenty of digital music and streaming downloads, along with a microSD card, 6-inch screen and Snapdragon 835 that should be able to handle music and video apps for years to come, and IP68 water/dust-proofness to survive life as a DAP, and such…