EU: Philips X2HR/OO Open Over-Ears for 139 euro

And now we fly back to the European Union where Prime members at Amazon Germany can get the new condition open-back over-ear Philips X2HR/00 headphones for 139 euro with free shipping within Germany. Yes, the open-back Philips headphones are back! The price is close enough to the SHP-9500, making it a more difficult decision…

Philips X2-HR Open Over-Ears for $160 [Prime Deal]

Prime members, start your engines! Good until 1pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition open-back over-ear Philips X2-HR headphones for $160 with free shipping (obviously since these offers are for Prime members only). This is sold and shipped by Amazon.

PS: yes, the critically acclaimed open-back Philips headphones have made a comeback. More on that after Prime Days ends 🙂

Used FOCAL ELEGIA closed over-ears for $599

The new condition FOCAL Elegia closed-back over-ears currently go for $699 but if you prefer the way of the used, authorized dealer OneCall has a “Used – Very Good” condition listing going for $599 through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Prime members will get Prime-like delivery speed even though it ships from OneCall (state of Washington, from the “Go Zags” neighborhood)…

EU: Sennheiser HD 660S for 377 euro

Germany being the motherland of Sennheiser has its benefits. For example, the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 660S is on sale for 377 euro with free shipping within Germany by Amazon Germany actual. You can buy up to three pairs at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date is unknown to me…

Focal Elear Open Over-Ears for $549

IF you are looking to get the open-back over-ear Focal Elear in new condition, as of the time of writing, Amazon actual is offering them for $549 per pair. You can buy as many as you like at the price. This is not a lightning deal, so there’s no public expiration date…

FOCAL has multiple options these days on the open-back front and of course the competition is not sitting idly either. Check your favorite forums and websites if you need ideas on what to pick and what to avoid…

EU: Sennheiser HD660S for 389 euro

The price is on a downward trend at the moment for the new condition Sennheiser HD 660 S open-back over-ear headphones, they are currently on sale for 389 euro from Amazon Germany actual.

This of course is competing with its other siblings, the good old HD600 and HD650 from traditional audio retailers, and the relatively new HD6XX from Massdrop. In the US, you can get two HD6XX headphones for the price of one HD660 S which is more expensive than Europe. In the EU on the other hand, Massdrop prices include customs/duties/taxes and shipping, bringing the prices closer together depending on location. Plus there’s the matter of warranty…

Used Focal ELEAR open over-ear for $529

If you are interested in getting a used Focal Elear headphone and are not tempted by the Massdrop variant, Hifi Heaven is offering a “Used – Very Condition” option for $530 with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Next up for $569 is an open-box return by Fique and a “Used – Like New” condition by “Hifi Summit”. These three ship directly from the marketplace sellers with free shipping but not Prime or Prime-like shipping.

FOCAL CLEAR PRO available on eBay as well

If you are stocked up on eBay Gift Cards and/or eBay Bucks, or plan to take advantage of the Chase Q2 5% PayPal cashback rewards [up to $1500 per individual credit card; must activate offer], Sweetwater’s [no, not the one from Westworld] eBay store has TWO new condition FOCAL CLEAR PROFESSIONAL (the red/black color scheme) for their regular price of $1700 with free shipping.

[DEAD] Used Sennheiser HD 660 S for $400

As of a 4/22/18 recheck, this sold out at $400 in USED…

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Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen (Special Edition) for $699 after coupon

It’s Tesla time! No, not the electric cars, but the Beyerdynamic headphones. More specifically the second generation Beyerdynamic T1 in the Special Edition black color scheme offered at for $699 with free shipping thanks to coupon code TESLA which expires 4/22/18 (or earlier if sold out)

[DEAD] Open Box Sennheiser HD 800 for $909

As of a 4/17/18 AM re-check, this sold out at this price…

The open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are available in “Like New – Open Box” condition for $909 with free shipping at Blinq directly or through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD). Both the Blinq website and AWD say there are two left. Since these ship directly from Blinq, we can assume that there is a total of two, not two at each place.

FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears return for $700 [MD]

Hot on the heels of the return of the HD 6XX and HD 58X, Massdrop has also brought back another drop, it’s the new condition FOCAL ELEX Open Over-Ears going for $700 with free US shipping. These will ship in late May 2018 from Massdrop with a 2-year FOCAL warranty since this is a co-operation. The offer runs until the end of the month, however, it may sell out ahead of time. 755 units are available and per the stats there, 690+ have been claimed! So don’t sleep on it for too many nights if you are thinking to jump in.

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.

Back On: Sennheiser HD6XX and HD58X at Massdrop

The window has opened once again to order these two Massdrop exclusive Sennheiser open-back over-ear headphones with the following deadlines:

  • HD 58X Jubilee for $150 with free US shipping. Offer runs until the end of April 2018 with orders shipping late July 2018 from Massdrop/li>
  • x Massdrop HD6XX for $200 with free US shipping. Offer runs until the end of April 2018 with orders shipping late August 2018 from Massdrop, with all sales final and a 2-year Sennheiser warranty.
  • maximum five of each per member. Non-US shoppers pay $15 flat shipping. All sales final. Include 2-year Sennheiser warranty<

Now shipping: Klipsch Heritage HP-3 for $1200

These headphones took their sweet time to come out, the Klipsch Heritage headphones were announced at CES 2017 but they are still hard to find. But as of the time of writing, they are in-stock for $1200 by “HiDef Lifestyle”, a Pennsylvania A/V dealer through Amazon (four units left) and also through eBay and … Nordstrom

Closed-Back AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon for $400 as well

But wait, there’s more! It’s not just the Semi-Open version that we previously mentioned that is on sale for $400. The closed-back version of the AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon is also on sale for $400 with free shipping by various recognizable fulfilled by Amazon sellers, along with OneCall directly and World Wide Stereo and such.

PS: pay attention to the listings to make sure you get the one you wish (closed or semi-open). Including my own posts. I am far from infallible 🙂

AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon Semi-Open for $400 [updated]

UPDATE 4/2/18 9am ET: more sellers have now joined the discounting party since Sunday!

The new condition AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon Semi-Open Around-the-Ear headphones are now for $400 with free shipping by various sellers at Amazon (including “fulfilled by Amazon”) along with OneCall directly (aka Huppin’s of Gonzaga) and OneCall on eBAY and OneCall thru NewEgg and World Wide Stereo

PS: OneCall (Huppin’s is their brick and mortar name) is a reputable and authorized A/V dealer in the Pacific Northwest, Easter Washington State, the land where Gonzaga reigns supreme!

Now shipping: FOCAL CLEAR Professional for $1699 [CORRECTED]

Hide your wallets! The Red Temptation is Here! No, not Melisandre, it’s the Focal Clear Professional headphones, in-stock and ready to ship right now at B&H Photo [CORRECTED LINK!]. If you want them now, order them before Thursday at 7pm eastern! After that, B&H Photo closes for Passover and orders placed after that time will be processed beginning April 8! Their starting price is $1699 with free expedited shipping…

For more comings and going of hard to find or recently-released headphones, check our Headphones Tracker… Speaking of which, the RHA CL1 is estimated to be in-stock again on April 1st for $219…

Used Focal Elear for $589

Marketplace seller “Fique” (99%, 656 ratings, New Jersey) is offering the open-back over-ear FOCAL ELEAR in “Used – Like New” (open box return) condition for $589 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Fique and it is not Prim eligible. Per the shopping cart they have two units available. They have a gallery of six pictures of the unit offered.

Philips X2HR Open-Over Ear for $182 Open-Box or $235 New Condition

Look who’s back! The open-back over-ear Philips X2HR/27 headphones are available in open-box condition for $182 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend. They are in-stock and ready to ship. They are marked as “Scratch & Dent” which includes 45-day no-hassle returns but no manufacturer warranty.

As of 4/1/18 recheck, this coupon expired: But if you prefer new condition, fear not! Coupon code MFX2HR drops the price of the new condition from $295 to $235 also at Musician’s Friend. This too is in-stock and ready to ship…

You can test the coupons without having to create an account. Simply add items of interest to the shopping cart, proceed to the shopping cart, and page down to locate the coupon code box and type it in there.

Used Pioneer SE Monitor 5 for $596

The new condition currently goes for $999 but it went for $761 a month ago. But if you are comfortable with use, you can shave off $170 off the then sale price. Okay, let’s start from the beginning. As of the time of writing, there is one unit available of the Pioneer SE-Monitor 5 headphones available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) going for $596~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. They have zero customer reviews.

PS: more Warehouse Deals action later today as I check and process more potential deals…

LIVE Again: Sennheiser HD6XX for $200 [MD]

They are back on again! The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones offer is live again at the members-only but free-to-join Massdrop website, going for their usual price of $200 with free US shipping and $15 flat shipping outside the US. Their one attempt to increase their price to $250 a few drops ago backfired and they quickly reverted to $200. This offer runs for the next eight days and change from blog-posting date (April Fool’s Day or so).

A maximum of five units per member is allowed. They will be serialized and come with a 2-year warranty since they are the product of the Senn-Mass shipping ~ they are putting the “x” in the names, thus opening the door to “shipping talk” 🙂

Patience is a virtue here too. The shipping estimate is mid-August 2018, about a week ahead of the Noble Kaiser 10 Custom IEMs. You can buy five HD6XXs for the price of one Kaiser CIEM 🙂

In a way this long wait curtails impulse buys. If this was available with Prime shipping, I probably wouldn’t be able to resist!

[DEAD] Don’t Forget 15% off the Sennheiser HD600, HD650, HD6XX

This eBay flash-sale coupon expired…

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Used Audeze LCD-X Music Creator for $999

The open-back over-ear planar-magnetic Audeze LCD-X Music Creator bundle (without the fancy Audeze travel case) go for $1200 in new condition but if you want to save some, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition for $999 with free shipping by seller “Audio Advice Online” (AAO) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from AAO and they are not Prime eligible.

BeyerDynamic T1 (2nd Gen; Special Edition) for $699 after coupon

Now that the eBay madness is over, we are back to our scheduled programming with another coupon promotion from BuyDig running until 3/18/18. You can get the new condition BeyerDynamic T1 Second Generation (special edition black) for $699 with free shipping using coupon code IOL138323028FA (you don’t have to type in the coupon; on the product page, there’s an “Apply Coupon” Javascript button).

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

Campfire Audio Andromeda In-Ears thru Amazon

If you like to buy four figure earphones through Amazon, marketplace seller “AUDIO 46” has one left in-stock of the Campfire Audio Andromeda In-Ears for $1099 with free shipping. It ships directly from “AUDIO 46” and it is not Prime eligible.

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.

Now available: FOCAL Utopia by Tournaine (Gold, Diamonds)

If you want to dazzle everyone at the next audio meet-up, you can’t go wrong with the Focal Utopia by Tournaire headphones, open-back, over-ear, open-wallet, with 18K gold, mounted with 6.5 carats of diamonds for the one “low” price of $100,000 🙂 These are a special order, so there is some wait involved. Anyone who bought lots of shares of Apple or Google or Facebook the day they went public, you have earned this 😉

FOCAL ELEAR Open Over-Ear drops to $699

Down goes Elear! Earlier in the morning when I was deal-fishing at Amazon the FOCAL ELEAR went for $750, but as of the time of writing, two fulfilled by Amazon sellers (Audio Advisor and Audio Fanatic) have dropped to $699 with free Prime shipping. You can also see the big picture with the detailed listing. I don’t know if those two “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers are authorized FOCAL dealers.

The price now matches the FOCAL ELEX at Massdrop which also go for $700. Their “drop” is ending in about one day and change. Unlike the “fulfilled by Amazon” which ships in about two days, the Elex at Massdrop will ship in late April 2018. Patience is definitely a virtue.

Pioneer SE Monitor 5 Closed Over-Ears for $761

We go from a $13 item to a $761 item 🙂 The new condition Pioneer SE Monitor 5 closed-back over-ear headphones are currently going for the very specific price of $760.67 with free shipping by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal and it doesn’t look like it’s a price-match.

Refurbished AKG K3003i In-Ears for $500

No, we have not turned into an AKG blog 🙂 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.

Finally: Sennheiser HD 660 S shipping from Amazon actual

If you like to buy your headphones from Amazon actual (not marketplace sellers), the time has come! The new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 660 S are _finally_ in-stock and shipping from Amazon actual for their starting price of $500 with free Prime shipping.

Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro Universal Fit IEMs for $1200 [MD]

All along the Flagship tower! Just launched at Massdrop is the new condition Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro Universal Fit IEMs for $1200 with free US shipping. These need three commitments before they unlock. Five color options are available at checkout. The wood options are the same price in this offer, they don’t carry a +$100 surcharge. They come with a 1-year warranty and will ship in late March 2018 from Massdrop. All sales final as usual.

Used Sony MDR-Z7 Closed Over-Ears for $387

And now something used. If you want/need the Sony MDR-Z7 closed-back over-ears, they are currently available in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $387~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The previous link shows the summary/default. This link shows only the used options, and there’s a second one by AWD actual, “Used – Like New” for $439~.

If you don’t mind imported new condition models (no Sony USA warranty) they go for $500 by a couple of sellers at