EU: Used Audio Technica ATH-MSR7-GM for 132 euro

Audio Technica is also vying for the more stylish segment of the market, and one of their entries in this arena is the closed-back over-ear ATH-MSR7. The “GM” (gunmetal) color scheme of this headphone is currently available in “Used – Good” condition for 132 euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals, or for 139 in “Used – Very Good” condition.

CAUTION: there’s a just launched “fulfilled by Amazon” 3rd-party seller offering it for 150 euro in new condition. Judging by the seller profile, this looks like a high risk transaction, so keep that in mind when price-checking at Amazon, since it is an open-market and iffy sellers manage to sneak through Amazon’s AI filters…

Audio Technica AD900X Open Over-Ears for $100 [MD]

Grado and Sennheiser are well-known for their sub-$100 open-back over-the-ear headphones but they are not the only ones offering them. Audio Technica is in the game too and thanks to this new Massdrop listing, they are offering the new condition open over-ear Audio Technica AD900X for $100. Massdrop will ship these in early April 2019. There is no mention of warranty in the listing…

Audio Technica ATH-AD500X Open Over-Ears for $68.50

Sennheiser and Grado are not the only ones with a sizeable open-back line-up. Less memorably named they are, but Audio Technica too has their AD-line of open-backs, and the entry-point in this line-up is the ATH-AD500X which currently goes for $70 by Amazon actual but it is currently restricted to Prime members… But that’s not all, when you are logged on to your Amazon account, there’s an option to clip-on a $1.50 off clip-on coupon, dropping the price down to $68.50…

For whatever reason Amazon has grouped three different models from this line-up in the same root listing, so you have to go through the customer reviews and filter them by this option. The review score you see there is an aggregate of all three models. Strange that Amazon hasn’t figured how to sort this out yet ~ considering how obsessive they are with data and AI 🙂

If you are not a Prime member, or if you are not fond of the way Amazon does things, they are on sale for $70 by Walmart actual

Audio Technica M50X Bluetooth Over-Ears for $199

If you are all in with the Audio Technica M50X but also need the convenience and flexibility of bluetooth, their M50XBT (as in bluetooth obviously) are now on sale for $199 with free shipping by Amazon actual and also at B&H Photo….

Used Audio Technica ATH-WS1100 iS for $95+

As of the time of writing, you can slash the new condition price in half for new closed-back Audio Technica ATH-WS 1100 iS, part of their closed-back “Solid Back” series. Sold through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual, you can get it for $95~ in “Used – Acceptable” [a higher risk condition], or $109~ in “Very Good” or $116~ in “Used – Like New”. These headphones average 4.4 out of 5 based on over 110 customer reviews.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Open Over-Ears for $96

There are not that many open-back options under $100, especially with Philips bowing out with their half-legendary SHP-9500/S [see our unboxing] and the Status Audio OB-1 being hard to find… But Sennheiser and Grado are not the only games in town either! Audio Technica has its own ATH-AD series and the second entry in this line, their ATH-AD700X open-back over-ears is currently on sale for the very specific price of $95.72 by Amazon actual

Audio and Musical Instruments as part of Prime Day 2018 sales

The Prime Day sales include a dedicated Audio and Musical Instruments sale that includes a trio of famous Audio Technica “Studio” headphones, the M30X for $52~, M40X for $74~, and the M50X for $112~. There’s also a few AT turntables and mics, JBL speakers, the Shure SE-112 BT1 bluetooth earphones for $69, a budget “getting started” electric guitar kit for $75 (Prime shipped), and various other guitars and musical instruments.

Separately, they are offering the new condition nuraphone smart headphones for $299 with free shipping…

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT “Pure Drive” Bluetooth Over-Ears for $200

The Best Buy daily deals have also triggered a price-match of this at Amazon by Amazon actual, it is the new condition Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT closed-back over-ear bluetooth headphones using the recently revealed A-T “Pure Drive” hype-technology/buzz-word. Limit three per customer at Amazon. They support apt-X HD.

Used Audio Technica M50X Closed Over-Ears for $90

Also part of the 20% off in-cart discount at Amazon Warehouse Deals that is part of their Earth Week 2018 sales is the “Used – Like New” (original packaging) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed Over-Ears for $90~ with free shipping. This is sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.

Used Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears for $14

On the budget side of things, the Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $14~ or “Used – Like New” for $15~, both by Amazon Warehouse Deals. These are AAA-powered ANC headphones but also work with a 3.5mm audio input…

Used Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X for $239

The open-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X headphones are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $239~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual or for $253 in “Used – Like New”. These are not shown in the “default view” but when you filter it by Used Options only you can see them.

Audio Technica ATH-PRO 500 Mark II for $72 after coupon

We have our first “find” from the latest eBay coupon promotion: using coupon code PSPRINGBF you can get the new condition Audio Technica ATH-PRO 500 Mark II in the red color scheme for $72.42 with free shipping from eBay seller “Big Value Inc” (98.8%, New Jersey).

There are four units available as of the time of writing. Offer ends 4/1/18 at 8am pacific or earlier if sold out.

Audio Bundle: Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Turnable with Mackie CR3 Speakers Pair and extras for $299

It’s always fun to contrast big and small, so from a $4 USB-C adapter we go to a $300 bundle of a turntable and a pair of speakers along with assorted accessories. Okay, let’s start from beginning…

The new condition Audio Techica AT-LP120BK-USB goes for $299 on its own in new condition at authorized AT dealers. For the same price, Beach Camera is bundling it with a pair of Mackie CR Series CR3 3″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors, and an RCA cleaning kit through Amazon. It ships directly from Beach and it is not Prime eligible.

The speakers on their own go for $100.

Used Audio Technica ATH-CKP200 Earphones for $8

Speaking of not well-reviewed earphones, if you want an earphone as a low point benchmark to compare and contrast with other better/worse earphones, the Audio Technica ATH-CKP200 are getting destroyed in reviews, 11 of its 14 customer reviews are 1-stars. There is one unit available in the black color scheme in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) going for $7.85 with free shipping for Prime members through Amazon Warehouse Deals

Again, this should only be of interest if you are looking for a bad earphone to compare and contrast with better models (or other under=performing models).

Audio-Technica W5000 Wood Headphones for $550

Knock, on wood! Audio Technica wood! Another offer has fully unlocked at the members-only but free-to-join Massdrop, it is the new condition Audio-Technica W5000 Wood Headphones for $550 with free US shipping. That bright red innards case you see over there is part of the standard kit and is included. These will be shipped from Massdrop in early April with all sales final. No mention of warranty in the listing.

If you want these but don’t want to wait that long, you can get them for $600 by the Focus Camera and aSavings group of companies thru Amazon or thru eBAY or through Focus directly

Pre-order new blue-black Audio Technica M50X headphones

If you want to be among the first to get the new blue/black color scheme of the Audio Technica M50X and don’t mind paying full price, this new color scheme is now available for pre-ordering for $169 at B&H Photo

Used Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears for $16

The Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 active noise-cancelling closed-back on-ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $16 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $49.

This is powered by a single AA battery, so a plus for fans of rechargeables. It comes with an AT branded drawstring pouch and an angled detachable cable, so the accessories alone are probably close to being $16 in value.

The four customer reviews are evenly split between 5-stars and 1-stars.

PS: yes, another Amazon Warehouse Deals “deal fishing expedition” is in progress. More coming up later today as I process the ones earmarked by the fishing expedition.

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000Z Wood Over-Ears for $399

If you don’t mind waiting for these for about a month, the new condition Audio-Technica ATH-W1000Z wooden closed-back over-ear headphones are on sale for $399 with free shipping at B&H Photo. They are back-ordered with a March 26 (2018) shipment estimate ~ still faster than if this was a Massdrop drop 🙂

Amazon has not price-matched these; they go for $465 there and they ship immediately.

[DEAD] Audio Technica ATH-AD900X for $131 after coupon

This coupon expired, but it is a recurring coupon, so it should return at some point in the future…

Good until Wednesday night (2/28/18 PM), coupon code SALE3 drops the price of the new condition open-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-AD900X from $146 down to $131~ with free shipping.

This is the third in their open-back line that starts with the AD500X, then AD700X, then this one, and then into the four figure (model number wise) we go…

Audio Technica ATH-WS770 IS GM for $71 [Premier] or $83

If you are a member of NewEgg Premier, you get a deal! The new condition Audio Technica ATH-WS770ISGM Solid Bass Closed-Back Over-Ears in the gray metal color scheme (GM) go for $71 with free shipping for NewEgg Premier members. Non-members pay $11.64 for shipping and handling.

If you don’t like paying for shipping, these go for $83 in new condition with free shipping by Amazon actual (in either color scheme; the other one is Black-Red (BRD)) and also at Dell Home (if you have any Dell promotional gift cards, that’s one way to spend them).

[DEAD] Audio Technica ATH-AD900X for $131 after coupon

This recurring Groupon coupon expired but it will return at some point(s) in the future…

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Audio Technica M40X + Slappa Hardbody Case for $79

The closed-back over-ear Audio Technica M40X (which had a counter-insurgency against the hype train of the M50X) is now down to $79 at a number of retailers (eg Musician’s Friend and Sweetwater), but you can do better, which is why you are reading this website 🙂

For the same price of $79, and with Prime shipping, you can also get the Slappa Hardbody PRO SL-HP-99 headphone case, sold by K&M Camera with the orders fulfilled by Amazon (thus the Prime shipping). The case is included automatically, you don’t have to do anything additional.

This SL-HP-99 case goes for $20 on its own, it’s not a throwaway freebie! This should not be confused with the more famous SL-HP-07 case which also goes for $20 on its own.

Used Audio Technica ATH-ESW9 headphones for $146

These appear to be not easy to find shipping from within the USA at a reasonable price, but if you are comfortable with used, the Audio Technica ATH-ESW9 headphones are available in “Used – Good” condition (no further details) for $146~ with free shipping sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. Only one unit of these is available, so don’t sleep on it if you must needs have them.

Audio Technica SR5 Closed On-Ears for $65 w/free S&H

It’s coupon time for Audio Technica at BuyDIG, running until 2/16/18 or earlier if sold out! With free shipping!

First up, the new condition Audio Technica ATH-SR5 closed-back on-ears in the black color scheme drop to $65 with free shipping thanks to an instant coupon. You don’t have to type anything for this coupon.

But you do have to type for this next coupon, enter coupon LIP1887 and the price of the new condition Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT Fully Automatic Bluetooth Stereo Turntable System (Orange) drops from $179 to $139!

Audio Technica ATH-A1000Z for $200, ATH-A2000Z for $400 [MD]

More action on the Massdrop front, running for the next two days and change (from blog-posting date), you can get the new condition closed back Audio Technica ATH-A1000Z for $200 or the ATH-2000Z for $400 with free US shipping. They are both on the same Massdrop listing. As you can tell from the pictures, these are “very” closed back 🙂

These will ship at the end of February 2018 by Massdrop. All sales final as usual. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

Preorders accepted for new Audio Technica M50X in Black/Blue

If you like the Audio Technica M50X but the only thing that’s stopping you front buying them is that your favorite color combination is Black and Blue, instead of the other existing colors, Audio Technica has you covered! Coming out in early February is the Black and Blue version of the M50x, named officially the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBB and it is available for pre-ordering for $169 at Woodwind & Brasswind and at Musician’s Friend.

Used Audio Technica R70X Open Over-Ear for $239

The open-back over-ear Audio Technica R70X (a parallel model to the closed M70x) are currently available in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $239~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This link is the summary that only shows one used listing, but when you check the Used Only listings you’ll also find a “Used – Very Good” for $255~ and a “Used – Like New” for $270~.

Audio Technica MSR7 for $160 w/FS after coupon

Also part of the eBay coupon promotion running until Sunday 8am pacific, coupon code P20SAVENOW is a 20% off discount on purchases of $25+ with a maximum coupon discount of $50.

This brings the price of the new condition Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 in the black color scheme drop from $200 to $160 with free shipping, sold by eBay seller “iDJ Now” (New York, 99.8%). There are two units available as of the time of writing.

Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS for $200, LS400iS for $450 [MD]

It’s Audio Technica LS-series time at members-only Massdrop. In the same listing you can get in new condition the following IEMs:

+ ATH-LS200iS for $200
+ ATH-LS400iS for $450
+ optionally you can upgrade the cables for +$90 (323A) or +$100 (313)

Free shipping for US addresses. They will ship from Massdrop in late February 2018, with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listings. The offer runs for the next three days and change from blog-posting date.

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x: Refurb for $216, Used for $225

If you don’t want to wait for future sales, the closed-back over-ear Audio-Technica ATH-M70x studio headphones are available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $225 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual… Or on the same listing, there is a fulfilled by Amazon offer from a 3rd-party seller in refurbished condition for $216~ with free shipping. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X for $99 New or $88 Used

Audio Technica too has a line of affordable open-back over-ear earphones, not just Sennheiser and Grado and the Philips SHP-9500S! The second model in this line-up is the ATH-AD700X, and this is currently on sale in new condition for $99 by Focus Camera directly or thru Amazon (aSavings is them too).

On the other hand, if you prefer used, there is a “Used – Like New” (original packaging) for $88~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used Audio-Technica ATH-ANC50iS ANC for $25

We continue our dive into Amazon Warehouse Deals with the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC50iS active noise cancelling headphones. They go for $99 in new condition, but you can get them for about 1/4th of that price in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. For higher risk purchases, a couple of marketplace sellers offer it refurbished for around $20 with free shipping, but shipping directly from them (not Prime eligible). You can also filter the options by Prime on the left hand side. These are powered by a single AAA battery, so a plus for fans of user-replaceable batteries and/or AAA rechargeables. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 23 customer reviews.

As usual with ANC headphones, if you are not planning to use them for ANC most of the time, you are probably better served getting non-ANC closed-back models with good isolation.

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 ANC Over-Ears for $94

Coupon time! Coupon code DIG5 can get you the new condition Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 closed-back over-ear noise-cancelling headphones for $94 with free shipping at BuyDIG.com. The coupon expires 1/31/18 or earlier if sold out.

Used Audio Technica SonicPro ATH-IM04 Balanced In-Ears for $393

The Audio Technica SonicPro ATH-IM04 Balanced In-Ears are currently available in “Used – Good” condition for $393~ with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, with Prime shipping for members. There are four different models of this line on the same listing, so do make sure you are reading customer reviews and details for the correct model if you are traversing the various options over there.

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