Yamaha YH-E700A ANC/BT closed over-ears for $130

Woot Plus are the longer running offers at Woot that run for a few days instead of just 24 hours. One such sale is running until the end of March 2023 (or earlier if sold), it is a Yamaha Audio sale that includes two head-related products, in new condition, with a 1-year Yamaha warranty:

+ Premium Sound True truly-wireless for $30
+ such an original model name 😉

+ YH-E700A ANC/BT closed over-ears for $130
+ two color options
+ up to two per customer
+ BT 5, apt-X adaptive
+ carrying case
+ USB-C charging

H&A Versa Professional Studio headphones for $40

If you are looking for a Sony MDR-V6/7506 type of a studio headphone, good until Thursday October 27 at 10am eastern in 2022, as one of their deals du jour, Adorama of New York is offering their new condition house-brand H&A Versa Professional Field and Studio Monitors for $40. They come with two cables (one coiled), and a 1/4″ adapter. They fold inwards.

Here’s a 93-second video promo for them from Adorama TV:

V-Moda XS Closed On-Ears for $60

Headphones return to the Musician’s Friend daily deal, this until Monday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition wired closed-back on-ear V-Moda XS foldable in the white-silver color-scheme going for $60 with free US shipping…

This is an older model, before ALMOST every single on-ear became bluetooth 😉

H&A Versa Studio Headphones for $50 w/FS

Good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) Adorama is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear H&A Versa studio headphones for $50 with free US shipping…

Think along the lines of a Sony V6/7506 type of a competitor with a 1-year warranty, two cables (one straight, one coiled) and a 1/4″ adapter… They fold inwards…

Monoprice BT-205 Bluetooth 5 Over-Ears for $20 w/FS

If you are the boldly going type who wants to be among the first to try new headphones, and don’t mind parting with $20, Monoprice is offering their new Monoprice BT-205 bluetooth closed-back over-ears for $20 with free standard US shipping…

Monoprice is stingy with free shipping, especially for lower cost items, so this is part of the offer… [of course anyone who has tried to mail anything at the Post Office or FedEx or UPS discovers that every shipment has a cost and free shipping is only something that Retail Titans of the Amazon and Wal*Mart size can afford]…

These are bluetooth 5.0 (basic profiles only) and they fold and they are lightweight. Lightweight however has its downside as they are advertised as maximum eight hours of playback. On the other hand, lighter on the head can be a plus.

Granted, it’s a $20 headphone but for the cable organizers out there, these use micro-USB, not USB-C. They also have a 3.5mm audio input.

The full 12-page user manual is available as a PDF link on their website HOWEVER there is some confusion because the manual says there is a microSD slot (cards up to 32GB) for mp3 playback and the slot in shown in the user manual product pictures.

However, on the website’s product page, the text does not mention a microSD slot, and none of the pictures in the product gallery or description show the microSD slot.

Assume it does not have a microSD to be on the safe side!

Does anyone even read or proof-read user manuals these days? 🙂

Friday: Sennheiser HD 458BT Bluetooth ANC Over-Ears for $100 in Black/Red

Good until the end of day of Friday October 9 in 2020, one of the Best Buy daily deals is the new condition closed-back bluetooth/ANC over-ear black-red color scheme of the Sennheiser HD 458BT offered for $100. This is marked up as an “exclusive” model.

This is a “modern” bluetooth headphone in that it supports bluetooth version 5.0 and it charges via USB-C. Yes, companies are finally abandoning microUSB 🙂 It also plays music via 3.5mm and folds inwardly [not folds flat].

As of the time of writing it averages 4.2 out of 5 over there based on 30 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Wedn: Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears for $150

This daily deal expired…

The new condition Master & Dynamic MH30 closed-back folding on-ears in the black-metal and black-leather combination are one of the daily deals at Best Buy for $150 with free shipping or free store pick where possible/available. These are wired and come with two cables and other accessories as well.

Noot K11 Foldable Kids Headphones for $8 after coupon

Coupon code NOOT2500 is a 25% off discount on the current prices of the new condition Noot K11 Foldable Kids Headphones. It drops the current price of $11 to $8.25. The coupon works only when it is sold by Noot with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 250+ customer reviews and has 23 customer reviews.

Open-box Noontec Zoro or Zoro HD for $13 with free S&H

Perhaps we have entered “Valentine’s Gift Buying” season because there’s more activity on the deals front. BuyDIG is offering 15% off their Clearance sale items with coupon code CLEAROUT15 until 1/31/18. This sale includes 29 headphones.

If you are looking for a budget closed-back on-ear headphone, as of the time of writing there are three listings of open-box Noontec Zoro On-Ears. The price is $15 with free shipping. Using the coupon CLEAROUT15 drops the price by 15%, making them $12.75 with free shipping. One of the three listings is the Zoro HD, while the other two are the Zoro.

As of the time of writing, there are two units left for the Zoro HD, and 3 and 10 of the two color schemes of the Zoro.

At their time, before the improved Beats Solo 2 came out, these Beats clones were considered by many to be a more decent Beats-style sound than the actual Beats. These are folding headphones. Plenty has been written about them if you are willing to dig into the search engines and the audio forums.

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).

Sennheiser HD 630VB Closed Over-Ears with Variable Bass Control for $290

It looks like Amazon’s price bots may have automatically price-matched marketplace sellers on their website, making the new condition Sennheiser HD 630VB Headphone with Variable Bass and Call Control going for $290 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon actual. Up to three pairs per customer from Amazon actual (you can buy more from the marketplace sellers but warranty situation from them is uncertain). Amazon’s own estimate is “usually ships in 5-7 business days”.

This is a lesser known and rather unusual headphone given the Sennheiser line-up. It has Variable Bass control through a rotary dial on the earcup, and even though it’s not wireless, it has on-earcup volume and call controls. It is a closed-back over-ear that folds (collapsing style).

It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 31 customer reviews, and has 20 answered questions by the internet people.

[DEAD] AKAI Project 50X Closed Over-Ears for $22 [limit 3]

This yo-yo sale is over again…

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[DEAD] Sennheiser PXC 550 ANC/BT for $294

As of 11/2/17 recheck, the price is back to $400…

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[DEAD] Master & Dynamic MH30 Folding On-Ears for $149+

This sale ended…

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NOOT K11 Foldable Kids On-Ears for $12 after coupon

After three planar posts, we go in a totally different direction! For a limited time, coupon code NOOT2500 gets you 25% off the purchase price of the new condition NOOT K11 Foldable Kids headphones. The coupon drops the price from $16 to $12.

They are fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day Prime shipping if a member, otherwise you’d need a $25+ order. These averages 4.6 out of 5 but based on only 13 customer reviews.

1Voice Bluetooth On-Ears for $23

The new condition 1Voice Soundwave Bluetooth On-Ear folding headphones are on sale for $23 at Stacksocial (five different options) and also at Groupon Goods (two color options). Shipping depends on your order total. At Groupon, you need $34.99+. I forgot what’s the free shipping minimum at Stacksocial.

Noontec Hammo S Closed Over-Ears for $40 w/free S&H

After sixteen Used deals in a row (probably a blog record here), we are back to the new condition with a half-off in-cart discount! The new condition Noontec Hammo S Over Ear headphones go for $80 in the white color schemes. At the moment, they have a promotion on their product page that drops their price by 50% when you add them to the shopping cart, making them $40 with free shipping.

Only the white color scheme is participating. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 60 customer reviews. They have a detachable cable, and they fold, and come with a carbon fiber headphone case. These are wired closed-back. Not to be confused with other Noontec Hammo headphones that have ANC.

The promotion is designated in this fashion at Amazon. Screenshot below for the desktop, but Amazon presents these type of offers in different ways depending on device and screen size and such…

[DEAD] Used Harman/Kardon Soho Flat Foldable On-Ear Mini for $18

All good deals come to an end and as of 8/24/17, this is no longer available at this price…

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[DEAD] Ultrasone PRO-550 Foldable Closed-Back Headphones for $70

This recurring offer expired…

This headphone has been steadily dropping in price during special promotions through the months. The new condition Ultrasone PRO-550 Foldable Closed-Back Headphones are now down to $70 with free shipping at Adorama. They come with a 5-year warranty from Ultrasone.

These have detachable cables and the S-Logic technology that some audiophiles dislike. They also include a storage case, extra earpads, and even a demo CD.

Used Sennheiser HD 630VB for $208

The Sennheiser HD 630VB headphones, with VB being Variable Bass (Control), are available in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $208~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. For more adventurous shoppers, some marketplace sellers have them for less, but they ship directly from the marketplace sellers and are not Prime eligible.

The 630VB are closed-back over-ear headphones, they fold, and they adjust bass via a rotary dial on the earcup. See product pictures on the main listing to get a feel of how this works.

They average 4.4 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews.

Refurbished JBL Synchros E30 On-Ears for $20 w/free S&H

On the budget side of things, the manufacturer refurbished JBL E30 closed-back folding on-ears are on sale for $20 with free shipping in three different color schemes by the official JBL store through the NewEgg website. The offer ends Saturday night.

AKAI 50X Closed Over-Ears for $25 [updated]

As of 7/12/17 re-check, the AKAI 50X Closed Over-Ears has increased from $19~ to $25~.

As the stock traders like to say, this is like trying to catch a falling knife. The prices of the AKAI 50X closed-back over-ear studio-ish headphones, aka Audio Technica M50X name-a-likes, keep on dropping! As of the time of writing, you can get them in new condition for the very specific price of $19.43 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit up to three per customer.

This offer is available to everyone, not just Prime members. At this point, one could buy them for accessories and experimentation and cannibalization. They come with two 6-inch cables (coiled and straight), a leatherette pouch, and a 1/4 to 1/8″ adapter. They average 3.5 out of 5 based on 68 customer reviews.

They were going for $26 when I posted the Latest Deals Summary last week.

Sony H.Ear MDR-100AAP for $109

If you like wine-pink (okay, Bordeaux Pink) colored headphones, you are in luck! The Bordeaux Pink color scheme of the new condition closed-back Sony H.Ear MDR-100AAP are on sale for $109 with free shipping by Beach Camera with the order fulfiled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping.

If you prefer a different color, the Lime Yellow goes for $119. You can see all the colors on the same listing, but only these two are on sale thusly.

These are wired, no bluettooth, no ANC, no Extra Bass. They almost feel naked without any buzzwords 🙂 They average 4 out of 5 based on 47 customer reviews.

PS: I can’t easily tell from the pictures if they are over-ear or on-ear. But they are closed-back for sure, and they fold.

Akai Professional 50X Studio headphones down to $23

The price of this headphone has been steadily dropping (a “falling knife” situation as the stock traders like to say), falling faster than Alicia Keys can sing “I keep on falling”. It is the new condition Akai Professional 50X Studio headphones currently down to $23.47 at Amazon by Amazon actual with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order for non-members. Limit three units per customer.

This looks and it is even named after the AT M50x 🙂 It averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 60+ customer reviews. It comes with two detachable cables, an adapter, and a leatherette pouch, so you get reusable accessories in addition to the headphones 🙂

Creative Flex Ultra-light On-Ears for $20

On the lightweight headphones front, the new condition Creative Flex Ultra-light Closed On-Ears are on sale for $20 by the Creative Amazon store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping as a Prime member. They only have one customer review so far from early June, so they may be more of interest to those of you who like to “discover” or “test” headphones that are not on the mainstream or off the radar.

The grills are decoration, they are not open. Zoom in the pictures in the gallery over there, and you’ll see there’s nothing behind the grills.

Akai Professional 50X Studio headphones for $32

This is such an Audio Technica M50X clone it even calls itself a “50X” 🙂 It is the new condition Akai Professional Project 50X and it is currently on sale (not a lightning deal) for just under $32 [was $36] with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 60+ customer reviews and two cables and a pouch.

Hifiman Edition S Open/Closed Foldable On-Ears for $149 [both colors]

The Hifiman sale also includes their Edition S Open/Closed Foldable On-Ears, they are down to $149 with free shipping in either color scheme. These can easily switch from closed to open and vice versa by adding/removing the earcup cover. The color options at Amazon by various sellers are:

+ black color scheme
+ alternate listing ~ since Amazon allowed marketplace sellers to create listings, the number of duplicates increased. Sometimes Amazon merges them back together, sometimes they don’t…

+ white color scheme
+ its color name is “White Lightning”, it is NOT a lightning cable headphone

These are dynamic on-ears.

[DEAD] Friday: JLab Flex Over-Ears for $29

Friday is over and so is this daily deal…

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Panasonic RP-BTD5-K Bluetooth On-Ears for $72

It looks like a marketplace sellers has “tricked” Amazon’s price-bots to automatically price-match its price on this headphone, new condition Panasonic RP-BTD5-K Bluetooth On-Ears going for $72 with free shipping by Amazon actual. It averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 52 customer reviews and they have 24 answered questions. The support NFC and fold flat.

PS: if you are not familiar with Bluetooth-ese, NFC is used only for connecting/pairing bluetooth headphones to sources. NFC is not used for the air flow of music.

Photive BTH3 Over-The-Ear Bluetooths for $40 w/FS

One of the popular budget bluetooth over-ear headphones among Amazon shoppers is the Photive BTH3 Over-The-Ear, and it is back on its recurring sale, going for $40 with free shipping, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on over 3800 customer reviews, and they have nearly 750 questions answered by other viewers like you.

They fold flat so they can fit in the included zippered hard travel case. They support Bluetooth 4.0, but no apt-X. They can also play music via 3.5mm input (not visible in most of the pictures). This is not a lightning deal, so the sale continues until it ends.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Premium Headphones for $800

As part of the Memorial Day and Dads-n-Grads sales, the new condition brown color scheme of the closed-back over-ear Bowers & Wilkins P9 Premium Headphones is on sale for $800 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of one unit per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so the expiration time is unknown. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews.

PS: there are plenty of units available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $640 through Warehouse Deals, but these being high on style/fashion, it may make the new condition more appealing for some who prefer pristine stylish headphones.

Used Pioneer HRM-5 Closed Over-Ears for $74

While no one was watching, Pioneer launched a new headphone, blessed with both “PRO”, “DJ” and “Studio” marketing, it is the closed-back over-ear folding Pioneer DJ HRM-5. It goes for $100 in new condition but it is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $75~ or “Used – Like New” for $79~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There’s one listing for each condition mentioned above by AWD actual.

It has one customer review that has two sentences in it. So plan ahead before you read it 😉 It has detachable cables and detachable pads (since there is a listing for official replacement pads for it, model HC-EP0402).

AKG Y50 On-Ears for $50 w/free S&H

The new condition AKG Y50 closed-back on-ears are on sale for $50 with free shipping at NewEgg Flash until Tuesday night. The seller of record is “Electronics Expo”. They have a mic/remote and fold.

Ultrasone Go Closed-Back for $59

Ultrasone is another headphone brand that has its niche but it is not greeted as a liberator by many. But for those who like the Ultrasone S-Logic way of doing things, their foldable Ultrasone Go Closed-Back are on sale for $59~ with free shipping at B&H Photo and by a trio of sellers fulfilled by Amazon.

[DEAD] Friday: JLAB Audio FLEX Closed Over-Ears for $35 shipped

This daily deal expired…

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