Ending Soon: Cardas Premium Clear Light Headphone Cables for $135 w/free S&H [MD]

Trigger warning! This post talks about triple figure headphone cables. You have been warned! Do not read any further if triggered or offended by this topic πŸ™‚

Running for the next three days (as of the time of writing) at the members-only Massdrop are the new condition Cardas Premium Clear Light Headphone Cables offered for $135 with free USA shipping. Different size options are available.

These will ship in mid-January 2018 and will include a certificate of authenticity. They will ship by the vendor and all sales are final.

The listing says the drop is limited to 250 units, and 223 purchased so far, so they will likely run out before the expiration date. I don’t know if they have flexibility to extend the limit or not.

KOSS KDE 250 “Earphones” for $100 w/FS [MD]

This can give someone an existential crisis in trying to figure out how to properly categorize them πŸ™‚ Regardless of the existential crisis, they are fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop, the new condition KOSS KDE 250 “earphones” for $100 with free USA shipping and an early January 2018 shipment estimate. This will ship from Massdrop, all sales final, and there is no mention of warranty on the listing. There are four days left in this promotion (as of the time of writing).

Monoprice Tube Amp sale (7 options)

Monoprice is running a sale on seven of their Tube amps with prices ranging from $100 to $600. Three of them are amps only, while the other four are amps + speaker bundles.

Speaking of Monoprice, they have a couple of coupons that are running until Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time:

+ GINGER gets you $5 off a $25+ order
+ BREAD gets you 15% off an order of $150+

Sennheiser HD1 Bluetooth ANC Over-Ears for $350

The Sennheiser holidays continue on the highly-contested $300~ price tier of ANC/BT over-ears, where their HD1 Bluetooth with ANC closed-back over-ears are on sale for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

Sennheiser is even competing with itself, as the Momentum-branded version goes for the sale price, while the PXC 550 continues for $300.

Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) for $150 [updated]

On the truly wireless front, the all new Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) [they are so new they time-traveled from the future in 2018!] are on sale for $150 in all three color schemes at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to two per color per customer. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews.

UPDATE 12/11/17: the price of the white increased from $140 to $150.

Needless to say, the truly wireless earphones are a matter of convenience and of utilitarian use, they are not a replacement for audiophile level headphones and earphones πŸ™‚

UPDATE: meanwhile the previous generation model, the Samsung Gear Icon X are going for $60 with free shipping in refurbished condition as the All 4 Cellular deal of the day running until Monday 12/11/17 at 11:59pm ET. They come with a 90-day warranty from A4C.

Sennheiser HD1 neckband bluetooth earphones for $135

Further discounting since the last time we looked at this, the new condition Sennheiser HD1 neckband bluetooth earphones are going for $135 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown. They average 4 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews.

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[DEAD] Monday: 20% off at Monoprice w/coupon

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For Monday only, coupon code 20GREEN gets you 20% off at Monoprice.com. No minimum purchase amount required! Most items on their website are eligible but NOT everything. The usual coupon exclusions do apply. You can check whether something’s eligible by putting it in the shopping cart and entering the coupon. You don’t need an account to do this.

[DEAD] Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads for $16

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Sennheiser HD1 Closed Over-Ears (iOS) for $235

The black color scheme of the iOS buttons version of the wired closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD1 headphones is on sale for $235 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual, while the Ivory color scheme goes for $250. Limit up to three per customer. The Android is not on sale… The HD1 is the Momentum reborn/renamed… iOS only refers to the remote control buttons functionality, you can use these with any music source…

Shure SRH Over-Ears Sale Continues

Some of the Shure SE-series IEM doorbusters expired, but their over-ear headphone sale prices continue (or they have returned since the Black Friday / Cyber Monday) as follows:

+ closed-back SRH 240A for $49

+ closed-back SRH 440 for $79

+ closed-back SRH 840 for $149

+ closed-back SRH 940 for $249 or $219 by “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers

+ open-back SRH 1440 for $249

+ closed-back SRH 1540 for $399

+ open-back SRH 1840 for $399

+ closed-back SRH 750 DJ for $99

Sennheiser HD 650 drips to $306

If of all the Sennheiser HD 6**/7** headphones it is the new condition open-back over-ear HD 650 the one you want, you can get it in new condition for $306~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. Free 2-day delivery for Prime members.

Or if you can wait until late March 2018, you can get the Sennheiser HD 6XX for $200 with free shipping at Massdrop. This is 3.5 months from blog-posting date, so that’s quite a wait in internet time πŸ™‚

17% off at Musician’s Friend with coupon

You can make your own deals with this coupon at Musician’s Friend, running until 12/21/17. Get 17% off your order total (no minimum purchase amount required) with coupon code HOLIDAY17 entered in their shopping cart. The maximum discount with the coupon is $500.

Over 23,600 products are eligible for the coupon but not everything they carry. The usual coupon exclusions apply, some are manufacturer restrictions, some are retailer restrictions, and so forth. You can test the coupon without creating an account or logging in, just add the items of interest to the shopping cart, and enter the coupon code and see what discount you get.

V-Moda Crossfade II for $229, with apt-X for $239

This sale is back! The new condition V-moda Crossfade II Over-Ears in the Matte Black color scheme drop from $329 to $229 in the shopping cart when you enter coupon code CYBERDEALS in the checkout page (you have to enter an email address to enter the coupon; you don’t have to fill up the rest of data fields).

Or if you prefer apt-X, the Rose/Gold Color Scheme which is the only one of the three colors that supports Qualcomm’s apt-X drops from $349 to $239. Yes, the coupon is $110 off for this model, and $100 for the other one.

The white color scheme is not eligible for the coupon. All these at Adorama.com.

Meanwhile the first generation of this headphones continues to be on sale for $180.

Audio Technica Sale: M20X for $39, M30X for $59, M40X for $79

The Audio Technica closed-back over-ear studio-ish headphone line is on sale. The M50x goes for the uninspiring price of $129 (the price of hype I suppose) but the other models are discounted as follows, in new condition, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, with up to ten pairs per model per customer:

+ M20X Closed Over-Ears for $39

+ M30X Closed Over-Ears for $59

+ M40X Closed Over-Ears for $79

+ free shipping and handling

Koss SportaPro Lightweight On-Ears for $19

The Koss SportaPro, not to be confused with the more famous PortaPro, are on sale at the moment, going for $19 in new condition, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price, sold and shipped by Amazon actual where they average 4.2 out of 5 based on 430+ customer reviews. They have a collapsible design. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. Free shipping with Prime or with a $25+ order.

Speaking of the more famous PortaPros, the all-black color-scheme goes for $42 with free shipping. This has less blue than the classic PortaPros… Or if you prefer a model with a mic/remote, you can get the Massdrop X edition for $38 with free shipping as one of the Massdrop In-Stock offerings (they ship within a week after ordering).

KOSS BT540i closed-back bluetooth over-ears for $96

The new condition KOSS BT540i closed-back bluetooth over-ear headphones are on sale for the very specific price of $96.49 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 55 customer reviews.

Parrot ZIK 3 Bluetooth ANC headphones for $137 after coupon

The previous time these were on a coupon sale at the official Parrot Zik store, their after coupon price was $150. Now, thanks to new coupon ZIKSD45, you can get the new condition Parrot Zik 3 bluetooth with ANC techie-friendly headphones at the official Parrot USA store for $137~ with free shipping.

You don’t have to login or create an account to test the coupon. Simply add the Zik 3 headphones to the shopping cart, proceed to checkout, and enter the coupon code, and the price will drop while the coupon promotion is running.

KEF M100 In-Ears for $26 w/free S&H [updated]

UPDATE 12/11/17 another color sold-out, the Champagne Gold is gone. The Racing Blue drops from $29 to $26~ with free shipping when you use the 10% off Mobile Checkout promo code MBLB1205B that expires 12/11/17.

The burnt orange goes for $29 with free shipping and it looks like it’s not eligible for the 10% off coupon.

Already the Titanium color scheme is sold out, so these may indeed by on their way out. Certainly their cascading price drops seems to suggest so πŸ™‚

Speaking of KEF, Amazon has a limited time sale on the KEF Q100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers – Black Oak (Pair) for $249 with free shipping with up to four sets per customer. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal.

This daily deal expired: How can you go? The new condition KEF M100 in-ears are now on sale for $25 with free shipping in the “Burnt Orange” color scheme as a Saturday deal of the day at NewEgg by NewEgg actual. The sale ends by Sunday at 3am ET.

B&O PLAY H6 Over-Ears for $179 NEW or $130 Refurb

You have a choice on this one! The new condition closed-back B&O PLAY Beoplay H6 Over-Ears are on sale for $179 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer in the black color scheme, while the refurbished version goes for $130 by seller “DealPlanIT” with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Look for the “refurbished” option in the Condition or use this link that only shows refurbished.

Note that the one mentioned above is the first generation model. The current generation model is the second generation which goes for more.

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[DEAD] Sunday: Sony MDR-XB450 Closed On-Ears for $27 w/FS

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The new condition closed-back Sony MDR-XB450 Extra Bass on-ear headphones are on sale in the black color scheme for $27 with free shipping at B&H Photo until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, as one of their deals of the day. This continues the recurring inclusion of headphones in their daily deals!

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Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ears for $60

Another earphone has joined the “in-stock party” at Massdrop. It is the new condition Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ears going for $60 with free shipping. All sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

These ship a lot faster than typical MD offers. The drops run for 24 hours. After the 24 hours elapsed, all the orders placed during that particular 24 hour window get processed and ship in 2-3 business days after that.

More and more headphones are available in this fashion at Massdrop, including the Hifiman HE-4XX, Sennheiser HD-6XX, Objective 2, and more! You can see them in our Massdrop Tracker post.

Refurbished Sennheiser HD800 for $849

UPDATE 12/9/17 AM: still good as of this recheck…

There’s a surprise at the official Sennheiser Outlet store! They are offering the refurbished Sennheiser HD800 open-back over-ear for $849. These are blessed by Sennheiser! Free UPS ground shipping is included.

In comparison, they go for $724~ in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Sennheiser HD 579 Open Over-Ears for $100

The new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 579 headphones, part of their latest “9s” line-up is on sale for $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit one per customer). This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

Apple Airpods for $140 [Costco Members Only]

Costco is offering for its members only the new condition Apple Airpods for $140 with free shipping. You have to login with a Costco account that has an active paying Costco membership.

For a number of items, Costco allows non-members to purchase them with a 5% surcharge. However, some of the best deals (or limited quantity deals) have a “Members Only Item” tag, and this Airpods deal is indeed restricted to members only.

Google USB-C DAC/amp for $9 w/free S&H

Google announced this at a higher price than Apple’s lightning adapter, but reality hit them, common sense prevailed, and Google’s very own USB-C DAC/amp adapter is now going for $9 with free shipping (even if you don’t buy anything else) at the official Google Store. You can’t use Google Play gift card balance to pay for it though, the Google Store insists on credit cards, while almost anything you buy at the Google Play store (including music subscriptions) can use your Gift Card balance.

I bought this a few days ago, and it’s here, so we have our customary practical text and pictures unboxing of it. But don’t expect a tiny box in the mail, mine came in a giant padded envelope:

Comply Foam Eartip Sale: 3 pairs for $15 (various options)

Eleven different options for Comply Foam Eartips are on sale in 3-pair packs for $15 per set. They are available at different sizes, and there’s also a variety pack. Check the details of each individual listing for compatibility and user opinions. There are too many to list here individually.

Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amplifier with DAC for $1800

The new condition Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amplifier with DAC is now on sale for $1800 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. On the same listing, a 3rd-party seller has it for the same price, so make sure the one you buy is from Amazon actual (authorized dealer), not the marketplace seller. This may be a computer-generated price-match of the 3rd-party seller, or a general sale. It is not a lightning deal so the expiration time is unknown.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC/Amp for $75

Another option in the sub-$100 USB DAC/amps is making some waves in the Amazon Top Selling Head Amps, it is the new condition, and in five color schemes, Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC/Amp going for $75 with free shipping by various sellers, some of which are fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get it faster.

So far it averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews and it has 11 answered questions. It promises access to their dedicated Windows USB Class 2 USB driver. The input is micro-USB, so if you have other smartphones with other devices, it’s The Dongle Life πŸ™‚ Volume is adjusted by two remote-control style +/- buttons with 53 steps.

Still Good: KZ ZS6 In-Ears for $29 w/FS from China

The 11/11 sale price of $29 has stuck around for two of the three color schemes of the KZ ZS6 in-ears, the black and red color schemes continue to be on sale at this price at GearBest with free slow shipping from China. The green color scheme however has been discontinued… The ZS5 continues to range between $18 and $20 depending on option…

AKG N-series of NC On-Ear and In-Ear on Sale

AKG is having a sale on a number of their N-series noise-cancelling on-ear and in-ear headphones at B&H Photo until Saturday night. This includes their N60 ANC on-ears for $200, or ANC with BT for $240. Also part of the sale are various N20 and N40 in-ear variants (a total of seven of them).

Some of these appear to also be on sale at Amazon.