EU: AKG K702 Open Over-Ears for 109 euro

Austria is close to Germany, so mayhaps the rolled them down the mountains into the Amazon Germany warehouses, so they were able to get a great price. “Them” being the new condition open-back over-ear AKG K-702 headphones going for 109~ euro with free shipping within/nearby Germany.

AKG has released a number of AKG K7-series models, including Massdrop exclusives, so you have plenty of options and comparisons, not just in terms of price but also in terms of sound and ergonomics and things of that nature.

The price different of this particular model is quite big between the US and the EU, so if you are set on this, it is worth the extra time and customs and such bringing it in from the EU to the US.

PS: I do not know if these were made in Austria or China…

EU: AKG K612 Open Over-Ears for 99 euro

The benefits of being physically closer to Austria mayhaps translate to lower prices as well. The new condition open-back over-ear AKG K612 headphones are currently on sale for 99 euro with free shipping within Germany by Amazon Germany, where however they are not greeted like the Vienna Orchestra ~ they are averaging 3.2 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews and they have 11 answered questions.

So be sure to read up on them before purchase if you are not already familiar with them and the alternatives out there…

EU: AKG K701 Open Over-Ears for $128

Thanks to its latest new parents, AKG is now touching three major continents, but that’s a story for another day. Their new condition good old open-back over-ear K701 headphones are currently down to 128 euro with free shipping in Germany by Amazon Germany actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. The price is such that the used options over there cost more than the new condition. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 210+ customer reviews over there.

Note that AKG has released newer models since, including those Massdrop exclusives, so if you are not up to date with their open-back line-up, the forums and the search-engines are your friends.

Not far off in price, their K702 open over-ears go for 122 euro but they are currently restricted to Amazon Germany Prime members only…

Meanwhile the AKG K612 are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around 79 euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual

EU: AKG K612 open over-ears for 90 euro

AKG is now touching three continents. An Austrian company, purchased by Harman Kardon, which in turn got purchased by Samsung. So it has local affiliations regardless. Which brings us to Amazon Germany, offering, for Prime members only at the moment, the new condition open-back over-ear AKG K612 PRO headphones for 90 euro.

Not a bad price if you happen to be looking for open under 100 euro from the EU. Note that there are plenty of models in this AKG line, so research them all if you are not already familiar with them…

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.

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˜‰

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…

AKG N90Q Reference ANC Over-Ears for $1000

For a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the new condition AKG N90Q Reference class ANC over-ear closed-back headphones for a flat $1000 with free shipping and handling. Interesting choice to add ANC to a reference-priced headphone but if all the headphones were the same, it would be more boring πŸ™‚

Refurb Samsung AKG S9/S8 In-Ears for $8 w/FS

One of the latest (and recurring) deals at clearance specialist A4C (All 4 Cellular) is the seller-refurbished dual-name SAmsung AKG S9*/S8* in-ears offered for $8 with free US shipping. Everything at A4C comes with free shipping even the sub-$5 items they carry. But obviously it’s not Prime-like speed, especially if you are not on the East Coast.

These are wired in-ears. Samsung now owns AKG but this relationship began before Samsung purchased AKG’s parent company “Harman Kardon”. A4C offers a 90-day warranty for their seller-refurbished items….

Sat: refurb AKG N60NC for $80, N60NCBT for $130 [w/1yr W]

Good until Sunday at 1am eastern, Woot is offering a couple of factory refurbished AKG on-ears. The wired N60NC (noise cancelling) goes for $80, while the bluetooth + ANC N60NCBT goes for $130. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty.

Note also that Woot has added a new benefit for Amazon Prime members. Eligible products will get free two-day shipping, not just slow free shipping! This levels up the benefit to the regular Amazon website. Products that are not shipped/fulfilled by Woot-Amazon will not be eligible for free 2-day shipping as usual.

Monday: AKG N20 for $50, N20 Lightning for $70

Good until Monday at 11:59pm central time, Woot is offering the new condition AKG N20 in-ears for $50 or the N20LT (with Lightning cable connector) for $70. Shipping is free for Prime members, or $5 flat for everything you buy from Woot during a particular calendar day in the central time zone. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten per option per customer.

Daily-ish Deals: AKG N20U for $55, Denon Bi-A 2-Way Ref Monitors $80 to $100

Among the latest Woot headphone offers, the new condition AKG N20U Premium in-ears are on sale for $55 with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat shipping for non-members. They come with a 1-year warranty.

Meanwhile good until Saturday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Denon Bi-Amplified 2-Way Reference Monitor for $99 in the 8-inch (DN-308S) or $79 in the 6-inch (DN-306S). This is a single monitor, not a pair.

Among the Frday NewEgg shell-shockers, you can get the new condition Klipsch Reference Closed Over-Ears for $99 with free shipping using promo code EMCSXUSE5 until Saturday 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out). This offer is only available in the white color scheme. It is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Sunday: refurb AKG N60NC for $90, Bluetooth for $140

Among the Woot daily deals for Sunday you can get two factory reconditioned AKG noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The N60NC goes for $90 while the N60NC bluetooth version goes for $140. They come with a 1-year AKG warranty. Up to ten pairs per customer. Sale ends by Monday at 1am eastern. Daily deals are added to their on-going headphone sales and disappear from that page when the sale ends.

Samsung Galaxy AKG S9/S9+ In-Ears for $13 w/FS [updated]

The new condition Samsung Galaxy tuned by AKG earphones that are bundled with the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and S8/S8+ smartphones are currently on sale for $13 with free shipping at All 4 Cellular (A4C). They went for $10 when they were a daily deal, so if you don’t need them right away, you can wait if/until they become a daily deal again…

[DEAD] Sat: refurb AKG N60NC for $100, N60NCBT for $150

These daily deals expired…

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AKG N60NC ANC/BT On-Ears for $150 [updated]

UPDATE: the craziness when a seller is having a price-war with itself πŸ™‚ Electronics Expo is now offering the new condition AKG N60NC ANC/BT On-Ears for $150 with free shipping through NewEggFLASH until Sunday night!

ORIGINAL POST: Electronics EXPO, fulfilled by Amazon (so Prime shipping) is offering the new condition AKG N60NC ANC/Bluetooth On-Ears for $180 with free shipping and handling. You can buy a many as you like at this price. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews and have 10 answered questions.

AKG N60 NC Closed On-Ears (ANC) for $150

NewEgg launched a new 72 Hour Sale and among the items featured in the sale is the new condition AKG N60 NC On-Ears (closed-back with ANC) going for $150 with free shipping. Maximum three pairs per customer. This is sold by Electronics Expo. The sale ends Saturday night or earlier if sold out. No promo codes or rebate cards needed…

Weekly Harman/JBL Store Sale w/Free S&H: AKG K81 for $27, AKG K181 for $64, JBL NBA Synchros for $40, Etc

The sales below are happening at the official JBL/Harman stores and are good until 4/15/18 or earlier if individual products sell out ahead of time. Their offers are a mix of new condition and refurbished, so always check each listing before buying…

We have a new lower price for these “classic” DJ headphones! The new condition AKG K81 DJ headphones (closed, lightweight, on-ears) are on sale for $27 with free 2nd-day air at the official Harman store. You can buy up to five pairs at the sale price. Sael ends 4/15/18.

In parallel the new condition AKG K181 DJ UE headphones with detachable cable, mono/stereo switch, and bass boost are on sale for $64 with free shipping and up to five pairs per customer.

With the NBA season heating up, the JBL Synchros S300 NBA-licensed headphones for six popular NBA teams are back on sale again for $40 with free shipping These are new condition.

Shipping Soon: AKG K5005 Flagship IEMs

An update of the new Headphones Tracker has good news for those of you wanting to be among the first to get the AKG N5005 flagship earphones at their starting price of $999. A number of authorized dealers are scheduled to have them ready to ship next week:

AKG K81 DJ Closed On-Ears for $29 w/free S&H

One of the sub-$100 frequently recommended headphones, the good old AKG K81 closed-back on-ear headphones are now on sale again for $29 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Orders will ship next week, which is still much faster than Massdrop πŸ™‚

If you are a boldly going early adopter or reviewer, a marketplace seller called Adecco has replacement earpads for these (along with AKG K518 and MDR-NC6) for $4, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. There are no customer reviews, but they have three pictures of the earpads. Given the price, they are an Add-On item, so you must needs place an order of $25+. Limit up to ten per customer at this introductory/sale price.

AKG K171 II Closed-Back On-Ears for $69 w/free S&H

The official Harman store is back with another weekly offer, the new condition AKG K171 II Closed-Back On-Ears are on sale for $69 with free 2nd-day air shipping and warranty with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They have detachable cables (two cables included) and the signature AKG “two story” headband

Refurbished AKG K545 Closed Over-Ears for $100 w/FS

If you are a fan of the AKG K-closed back series, their K545 wired closed-back over-ears are available in refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty for $100 with free 2nd-day air shipping at the official Harman Audio store. Maximum up to five pairs per customer. Four different color schemes are available, which is a plus if you are buying multiple units for people in the same household, or if you want to split them by usage (eg DIY/mod one of them).

Refurbished AKG K845BT Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears for $100

The official Harman Audio store has these on sale again, it is the refurbished wit full warranty AKG K845 BT bluetooth over-ears for $100 with free shipping in your choice of black or white color scheme. Limit five per customer (not sure if it’s per color or total). Their 2nd-day air free shipping promotion continues as long as you purchase headphones or portable speakers priced $19.99 or more. It is cheaper to ship those donut sized bluetooth speakers with free 2-day air than 100-lb stereo speakers πŸ™‚

AKG K181 Reference DJ headphones for $40 + S&H [MD]

Hey Mr DJ, put those AKGs on! The new condition AKG K181 DJ UE Reference Class (that’s part of the model name) closed-back headphones are running at Massdrop for $40 plus shipping for the next four days and change (from blog posting date). They will ship in early April 2018 from Massdrop with all sales final as usual. They come with a 2-year AKG warranty which is nice, especially considering the price!

Here is a video unboxing of them from “Massdrop TV”:

Refurbished AKG K514 Mark II Semi-Open for $20 w/free S&H

Mayhaps AKG needs to license “Don’t Stop Believing” and turn it into “Don’t Stop AKGing” πŸ™‚ For about the price of the vinyl album containing that song, you can buy from the official Harman online store the refurbished AKG K514 Mark II semi-open headphones. That’s $20 with free shipping and handling and they come with a 1-year warranty. They have the iconic “two story” headband. Maximum five pairs per customer at the sale price. o/~ Don’t Stop AKGiiiiing o/~

AKG K81 DJ Closed On-Ear headphones for $29 w/FS

One of the headphones often found in frequently-recommended budget lists is the AKG K81 DJ closed-back on-ears and this headphone is currently on sale for $29 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is not a daily deal, so expiration date is unknown. Limit up to 50 per customer, so this is what everyone is getting for the next few birthdays πŸ˜‰

Weekly Sales: AKG N-Series and JBL Reflect In-Ears

We begin our weekly Harman-AKG-JBL sale round-up with new condition action. The official Harman Audio store has a 20% off sale on the AKG N-series which is currently a mix of in-ears and on-ears. The price you see is the price you pay, there’s no coupon/rebate. A total of seven models are participating. If you are not familiar with their price ranges, do price check, as AKG prices can be all over the place.

Meanwhile their friends at JBL have a sale on select Reflect earphones

Refurbished AKG K545 Closed Over-Ears for $100 w/free S&H

On the over-ear front, the refurbished closed-back AKG K545 are on sale for $100 with free 2nd-day air shipping at the official Harman store in your choice of four different color schemes, including the modestly space-age looking “Green-Z” color. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price. This too is part of their weekly Monday through Sunday deals.

Refurbished AKG K490NC On-Ears for $60 w/free S&H

If the Harman sale is too loud with all the rumbling in the warehouse, mayhaps some ANC is in order πŸ˜‰ The certified refurbished (recertified) AKG K490NC On-Ears are on sale as well, going for $60 with free 2nd-day shipping in the black color scheme, with up to five units per customer.

Their weekly deals typically run Monday through Sunday night, unless sold out and such.

AKG K171 Mark II On-Ears for $75 w/free S&H

In a parallel sale at the official Harman store, the new condition AKG K171 Mark II On-Ears are on sale for $75 with free 2nd-day air shipping with up to ten units per customer at the sale price. This is only available in the black color scheme as they are not consumer-tier headphones.

AKG K141 Mark II Semi-Open for $70 w/free S&H

The official Harmon/JBL stores are back with their new weekly offers, including the new condition AKG K141 Mark II semi-open on-ears going for $70 with free 2nd-day Air shipping in the black color scheme. Up to ten units per customer at the sale price. No coupon needed – the price you see is the price you pay.

NOTE that their stores have sales on both new condition and refurbished headphones, so make sure you check each listing.

Pre-order new AKG N5005 IEMs for $1000

Another one of the new four-figure headphones is now available for pre-ordering, it is the AKG N5005 available for pre-ordering for $1000 at B&H Photo. There is no release estimate at the moment. This too surfaced while updating our on-going Headphone Tracker

Refurbished AKG K840 KL (Kleer) Wireless On-Ears for $120

If you are a fan of the KLEER digital wireless technology (as opposed to RF or IR found in lower cost products), also part of the weekly Harman website deals is the recertified AKG K840 KL On-Ears going for $120 with free 2nd-day air and a 1-year warranty. Limit up to five per customer.

I didn’t know AKG too had Kleer technology headphones. Sennheiser used them in their RS160 and above previous-generation wireless but they switched apparently to their own technology with the newer RS**5 models. This being an on-ear is a more mobile setup, with the transmitter looking more like a smartphone power-bank than a 50s scifi ground control device πŸ™‚

Refurbished AKG K3003i In-Ears for $500

No, we have not turned into an AKG blog πŸ™‚ The weekly deals of the Harman/JBL online stores have just come out and they happen to have a handful of headphones this week, headlined mayhaps by the recertified AKG K3003i In-Ears going for $500 with free 2nd-day air shipping and a 1-year warranty. The sales typically run Monday up until Sunday (or earlier if sold out). Limit up to five per customer for this model during this sale.

Refurbished AKG K845 BT Bluetooth Over-Ears for $100

It’s A Song of AKG and Bluetooth! The White Walker color scheme of the AKG K845 BT closed-back over-ear bluetooths is on sale for $100 with free 2nd-day shipping and a 1-year warranty at the official Harman Audio store. This is part of their weekly sales which start on Mondays. The Night Watch (black) color scheme is not sale.