A Feast of Trade-Offs: the new Koss Porta Pro Wireless (BT 4.1, apt-X) for $75 [MD] or $80 NOW!

Good news, bad news! If you wished there was a bluetooth version of the legendary Koss Porta PROs, we have both! A brand new wireless (bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X) version is now available for purchase at Massdrop. The bad news is that it goes for $75. Up to three headphones per customer. The drop is limited to US (free shipping) and Canada.

Seven more units need to get purchased before this offer unlocks. The drop ends Sunday night. It will ship in late May 2018 and it comes with just a 1-year warranty, not the legendary Koss limited lifetime warranty.

This is a feast of trade-offs and silver linings… A hard case is included. No NFC.

However, if you don’t want to wait for Massdrop, for $5 more you can get them from KOSS fulfilled by Amazon. $80 wiht free shipping ~ free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Two days is faster than late May 2018 🙂 Amazon does not have a limit, you can buy as many as you want.

VAVA MOOV 25 Bluetooth Apt-X IPX6 Earphones for $30

The “Vava” brand is one of the brands by fulfilled-by-Amazon seller “Sunvalley Brands” which also sells the popular RaVpower portable power banks and USB AC chargers. For a limited time, they have a 25% off clip-on coupon on the product of the new condition VAVA MOOV 25 Bluetooth Apt-X IPX6 Earphones dropping their price from $40 to $30, with free shipping. These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews.

PS: it is interesting how all these budget brands can afford to include apt-X, yet some of the big audio manufacturers with prices orders of magnitude higher still don’t have apt-X (let alone apt-X or LDAC or bluetooth 5.0) in their bluetooth headphones.

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

And now some V-Moda couponing action! 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.