Pay $249 for Hifiman HM700 DAP + RE-400 IEMs with Prime Credit Card, Get $50 Statement credit

There’s even a digital audio player (DAP) that’s participating in the Pay with Prime Credit Card promotion. If you are a Prime member paying for the order with one of the two official Prime credit card, you will receive 20% back as a statement credit. In this case, you pay $249 for the Hifiman HM700 DAP + RE-400 IEMs and after your monthly credit card statement closes, you will receive a $50~ statement credit. They have to be sold and shipped by Amazon proper.

This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown. The offer is running while you see it mentioned on the individual product pages. If you don’t see it mentioned, it means it expired!!!

[DEAD] Thursday: Blue Mic LOLA Headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic for $100

This daily deal sold out before it expired…

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[DEAD] Thursday: Blue Mic Mo-FI Powered Headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic for $140

This daily deal sold out before it expired…

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Audio Technica M50xRD headphones + Klipsch R6 Neckband BT Earphones + $25 GC for $169

BuyDIG is back with another bundle, this one is centered around the new condition red Audio Technica M50X headphones for $169. When you add it to the shopping cart, automatically (no coupon needed while this offer is running) you will also get the Klipsch R6 neckband bluetooth earphones and a $25 BuyDIG promotional gift certificate.

[DEAD] Blue Mic Powered Mo-Fi headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic for $181

These were flying under the radar since Black Friday but Amazon made them a deal of the day and they sold out…

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Fiio E10K USB DAC/amp + AK iRiver ICP-AT1000 IEMs for $80

The Fiio E10K USB DAC/amp goes for $76 in new condition at various authorized Fiio Dealers such as Adorama and various at Amazon but for $4 more, you can get it bundled with Astell&Kern (iRiver) ICP-AT1000 earphones, sold in this bundle by seller “ProStudio Sound & Music” with the orders Fulfilled by Amazon, so you get Prime shipping, and Amazon customer service and support.

Audio Technica M50X Over-Ears + $30 GC for $129

Amazon is returning to the gift card game, you can get the new condition Audio Technica M50X closed-back over-ears bundled with a $30 plastic Amazon Gift card in a gift-box (those can be handy during the holidays) for $129 with free shipping and handling.

Given how easy it is to spend a $30 gift card at Amazon on things you need/want, that’s like paying $99 for the headphones. Only the black color scheme is eligible for the gift card offer. In the rare occasion where the gift card arrives to your door before the M50x ships from an Amazon facility, you can use the value of the gift card towards the payment of the M50x. That’s because of how Amazon’s accounting splits bundle pricing to prevent return fraud.

Fiio Q1 portable DAC/amp + A&K ICP-AT1000 IEMs for $60

The first generation Fiio Q1 is currently on sale for $55 by a trio of fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible sellers), but wait, there’s another option!

β€œPRO Studio Sound & Music” fulfilled by Amazon, the same seller offering the [A3 or E11K] + A&K IEMs is also having a similar bundle, this time with the Fiio Q1. This time the listing is clear, this the Q1 portable DAC/amp, along with the AStell & Kern ICP-AT1000 earphones, together going for $60 with the orders fulfilled by Amazon (Prime shipping).

Fiio [E11K or A3] head-amp + Astell & Kern ICP-AT1000 earphones for $60

It’s not clear from the listing whether the packaging you will receive will be the Fiio A3 (the new naming scheme) or the Fiio E11K (the old naming scheme). Regardless, you will get one of the two, bundled with the Astell & Kern (iRiver) ICP-AT1000 earphones, together going for $60 with free shipping, sold by “PRO Studio Sound & Music” with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you have an extra layer of protection there.

This is a fairly new listing, created mid-October 2017, so the date is not helping figure out whether the packaging will be of the A3 or the E11K. Essentially you are getting the A&K earphones for $5 more versus the the A3 on its own.

The earphones on their own are currently marked as a holiday season sale for $40 at B&H Photo, while an eBay search only finds random scattered listings, nothing serious/concrete for these.

Audio Technica M50X + Fiio A3 head-amp for $129

And we have another Audio Technica M50x bundle for $129, this time you get a free Fiio A3 portable headphone amplifier instead of a $30 Netflix Gift Card. The Fiio A3 goes for $60 on its own, so you are getting a better value with this bundle assuming you want/need the Fiio A3 or don’t mind gifting or selling or trading it. Of the average consumer, you will find more takers on $30 Netflix in the hand than $60 audiophile technobabble for future use πŸ™‚

This is sold by the BuyDIG Rakuten store. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout. BuyDIG creates some value combos, but not every combo they create is ideally suited to be used together. For example, if you find that you can drive your M50x well enough from your phone or DAP, you can use the Fiio A3 with some of your other headphones. Likewise, sometimes they bundle microSD cards with headphones. You obviously can’t stick the microSD card into the headphone, but you can use it with your phone, tablet, DAPs, Roku box, laptop, etc.

[DEAD] Audio Technica M50X + $30 Netflix Gift Card for $129

This sale ended and they changed the listing to a different bundle… No need to waste eBay listing fees I suppose πŸ™‚

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[DEAD] Blue Mic Mo-Fi headphones+ Blackout Yeti Mic for $175

These were flying under the radar since Black Friday but Amazon made them a deal of the day and they sold out…

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[DEAD] Blue Mic LOLA headphones + Blackout Yeti Mic for $144

These were flying under the radar since Black Friday but Amazon made them a deal of the day and they sold out…

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Hifiman HE5 Planar Headphones + EF100 Amp for $599

This offer is only offered through the official Hifman store directly because it is too complicated to structure on Amazon and eBAY and such. You get the Hifiman HE5 planar magnetic headphones AND the Hifiman EF-100 amp for $599. However, they won’t ship together. The EF100 will ship shortly after ordering, but the HE5 headphones will ship in December (no specific date or range in December mentioned). So if you are not in a hurry to receive them, pretend it’s Massdrop πŸ™‚

FREE JBL Aware C USB-C earphones with HTC U11 purchase for $599

During the Black Friday and Cyber Monday festivities, the HTC website has dropped the price of their U11 smartphone (no headphone jack) to $599 factory unlocked with USA warranty BUT they are also including for free the JBL Aware C USB-C earphones. The product page there just mentions “FREE JBL earphones”, it’s when you add the U11 phone to the shopping cart that you see more details about the free JBL USB-C earphones.

Here’s a screenshot of the shopping cart with more details on the earphone:

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 ANC Over-Ears with $30 Spotify Gift Card for $109

BuyDig is competing with itself on this headphone. Now their eBay store is offering the new condition Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 ANC Over-Ears for $109 with free shipping AND a $30 Spotify gift card. Not a bad bundle if you want the headphones of course. Note that this is a 3-months of service at the $10 tier, I don’t know how this would work for other Spotify plans that have different monthly prices.

Sennheiser HD 650 + Apogee Groove USB DAC/amp for $500

If you happen to want both the new condition Sennheiser HD 650 open-back over-ear headphones AND the Apogee Groove USB DAC/amp, you can get them for $500 with free shipping at the official Sennheiser Store.

Now if you only want one of the two, the math gets more complicated. If you also factor in the Sennheiser HD 6XX, and you don’t have a fixed time frame for the purchase, then things can get more complicated.

Speaking of open-back Sennheiser, their new HD 599 open over-ears is down to $200 by Amazon actual and the official Sennheiser store. This if you want to buy it now. If you don’t have a fixed time frame, they will probably have sales in the next few weeks/months if history repeats itself.

Free JBL E45BT Bluetooth On-Ears with 15.4″ late 2016 MacBook PRO with TouchBar

The closed-back JBL E45BT Bluetooth On-Ears are included for FREE when you purchase the new condition 15.4″ late 2016 MacBook PRO with TouchBar (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Retina, Radeon PRO 450, etc) for $1799 at B&H Photo in gray or black. You also get one year of the Microsoft Office subscription. This is a limited time offer.

[DEAD] Official Fiio Store 11.11 Specials at AliExpress: Fiio X DAP with IEMs or DAC/amp bundle

These Fiio 11.11 bundle sales expired…

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Gibson Trainer TH100/27 On-Ears with FIVE freebies for $85

If you like to stock up on accessories, the new condition Gibson Trainer TH100/27 On-Ears go for $85 with free shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg actual and when you add them to the shopping cart, you automatically get FIVE accessories for FREE in the shopping cart with a price of $0 each:

  • Extra set of earpads
  • Sports Armband
  • waterproof bag
  • soft water bottle
  • microfiber cloth

When the offer expires, you will no longer see them on the product page, and they will not appear in the shopping cart. There’s no promo code to enter.

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 with $25 Gift Card for $129

The new condition Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 closed-back over-ear noise-cancelling headphones are going for $129 with free shipping AND they get a $25 BuyDig gift certificate at until 12/1/17 or earlier if sold out.

Free Sennheiser HD 4.20s Over-Ears with purchase of Flex 500 Digital Wireless System for $200 total

It’s a Sennheiser Combo Value Meal! For a limited time, if you purchase the Sennheiser Flex 5000 Digital Wireless Headphone system for its current price of $200, you can get the closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 4.20s (don’t smoke them!) for FREE!

To get the freebies, you must have both of them in the shopping cart, and both must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual (not marketplace sellers) and in new condition. Add one of each in the shipping cart:

+ Sennheiser Flex 5000 Digital Wireless Headphone

+ Sennheiser HD 4.20s Over-Ears, closed-back
+ oops, almost forgot, we have a text and pictures unboxing here of the HD 4.20s headphones (no annoying audio/video)
+ so mayhaps there is a method to this bundling madness, because the HD 4.20s’s best feature is perhaps the earpads, comfort for long TV viewing/listening sessions

Then proceed to checkout, and at the top right corner of the Checkout page, the current price of the HD 4.20s will be automatically discounted. there’s no coupon code to enter. If you don’t see the discount, it means the promotion expired or something else is wrong. You must see the discount, otherwise you won’t get the discount!

Here’s a screenshot of how it should look:

What the Frell is the Sennheiser Flex 500?

The Sennheiser HD 4.20s is part of the Sennheiser HD 4*.* series, a known entity. But what exactly is this $200 Flex 500 digital wireless headphone thing?

This is based on the product description, I haven’t seen this: it is a more stylish wireless audio system, that is not using Bluetooth, so it is an RF wireless. It has digital optical and analog inputs. The receiver has a built-in rechargeable battery. The transmitter is more stylish than the usual pucks and headphone stand style transmitters of old. It looks more like a stylized doorstop πŸ™‚

You can use any headphones with it, it has a 3.5mm audio port. Included in the package are the MX 475 earbuds [check their product page]. These come standard inside the Flex 500 box.

Since the Flex 500 can take any 3.5mm headphones, the limited Sennheiser promotion is giving the HD 4.20s closed over-ears for FREE since some people may prefer full-size headphones instead of earbuds. You have to manually add the HD 4.20s in the shopping cart to get them for FREE. The MX 475 earbuds come sealed in the Flex 500 package – you don’t have to do anything to get these (other than buy the Flex 500 item).

Note that the Flex 500 is targeting TV viewers. If you are interested in using this for music listening, there are trade-offs to consider versus other wireless audio options, and some of that may depend on exactly where you are planning to use it (RF interference, etc).

[DEAD] Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X Open Over-Ears with $60 Gift Card for $229

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Sennheiser HD 650 + Apogee USB DAC/amp for $500

If you happen to want both the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones AND the Apogee Groove USB DAC/amp, you can get them both together as a bundle for $500 with free shipping from none other than the official Sennheiser Store. No coupon is needed. When the sale ends, the price will return to $700.

Hifiman X V2 Planars + iFi Micro iDSD Black Label for $1299

Bundle up time at authorized dealer For a limited time, $1300 with free shipping gets you these two:

+ HiFiMan Edition X V2 Planar Magnetic Open Back Headphones
+ iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition

No coupon, no rebate, simply add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout!

Blue Mic LOLA Headphones + Yeti Blackout Mic for $290

It’s a “value meal” among the latest Dell Deals. As a combo, for $290 with free shipping you can get the Blue Yeti Blackout Mic + LOLA headphones for a limited time.

The LOLA headphones are closed-back over-ear un-powered wired headphones. Both products are made by Blue Microphones. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay. But if you have any Dell gift cards or promotional gift cards and such, be sure to use them!

Focal Elear + Astell & Kern AK 100 II for $1150

Hide your wallet or call your Spouse CFO to get pre-authorization for this! The Focal Elear headphones are now available as a bundle at Adorama! For $1150 with free shipping you can get the new condition Focal Elear with the Astell & Kern AK 100 II together!

The Elear go for $1000 on their own while the AK 100 II has a regular price of $900, but it is currently on sale for $539 at select dealers. This is a limited time offer!

So in other words, you can see this offer as buy the Focal Elear and add the AK 100 II for $150 more. You can always sell or trade or gift the Astell which is a DAP, DAC and amp.

Adorama is an authorized dealer of both. This is a limited time offer!

Focal Utopia + iFi PRO iCAN Head Amp + Astell&Kern AK 100 II DAP/DAC/amp for $4000

The FOCAL Utopia flagship headphone goes for $4000 in new condition at authorized dealers. For a limited time, authorized dealer is it in a bundle with a FREE iFi and Astell and Kern for the same price of $4000 with free shipping.

The two free items are:

  • iFi Pro iCAN Headphone Amplifier
  • Astell and Kern AK 100 II DAP/DAC/amp (which is also available in the Elear bundle)

The ifi PRO head-amp currently goes for $1700 but occasionally goes on sale for $1300. The AK 100 II is currently on sale at authorized dealers for $539 with a $900 regular price.

So these are definitely not throwaway freebies πŸ™‚ But if you don’t want them, you can always trade them or sell them or gift them to friends and families and such. They could end up subsidizing a chunk of the Utopia purchase price πŸ™‚

This is a limited time offer!

PS: if you were 49.95% vs 49.95% on whether to get this bundle, this may help tilt the scales: they are also including a Pig Hog 1/4″ TRS Female to 3.5mm (1/8″) Male Stereo Adapter for free πŸ™‚

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 with Freebie Options for $189

The Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 closed-back over-ears go for $189 in new condition at the moment, but a couple of retailers below are bundling them with extras for FREE, so you still pay $189:

Option #1: this is sold by Quantum Networks, with the orders fufilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping, and everyone gets Amazon customer support and shipment from Amazon’s facilities. The three freebies are:

  • Fiio A1 portable headphone amp (the spiritual successor to the E6)
  • headphone pouch
  • 6ft Extender cable

Option #2: this is sold and shipped by Beach Camera through Amazon, but Prime members get Prime-like free shipping (it ships from the East Coast, so that may affect delivery speed). You get two freebies here as well:

  • omega-shaped wooden headphone stand
  • Slappa HardBody PRO Full Sized Headphone Case

All the freebies mentioned above are of general use and can be used with a variety of headphones, so even if you don’t need them for this particular model, you can put them to use with some of your other devices.

[DEAD] 20% off $200+ Monoprice coupon: SonicSolace ANC/BT for $48, Desktop HeadAmp $56, M560 + Tube Amp $240

This coupon expired…

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[DEAD] Wednesday: Gibson Trainer On-Ear Headphones with Five Freebies for $90

The 1-day sale is over, the price is back to $250 (!) as of 7/20/17!

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Ultrasone GO Portable headphones with Samson USB Mic and Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium software for $150

The new condition Ultrasone GO portable closed-back headphones are bundled together with the Samson GO USB microphone, and the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium software, all together going for $150 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You just add the bundle to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout. There’s no coupon, no rebate, no hoops to jump through.

Sennheiser HD 200 Closed Over-Ears with $30 Gift Card for $70

One of the more recent Sennheiser over-ear headphones is the HD 200 closed-back studio monitors, and this model is bundled with a $30 B&H Photo Gift Card, while still selling for its standard price of $70 with free shipping at B&H Photo, same price but without the gift card as Amazon and other reputable online dealers.

Assuming you have no trouble spending the $30 gift card in the future at B&H on things you want or need, this is an “effective” $40 price on the headphones!

[DEAD] Friday: Monoprice M560 Planars + Stereo Tube Head-Amp for $200 after coupon and $50+ filler items

Friday is over and so is this coupon promotion…

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Fostex T50RP Mark III with Fiio A1 head-amp and Bag for $160

Another bundle of threes here as well. The new condition Fostex T50RP Mark III planar magnetic headphones are bundled with the Fiio A1 portable headphone amplifier along with a general use Digpro gadget case, all together for $160 with free shipping by Beach Camera fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible for members. As with other bundles, they are a good value if you want/need all the items included in the bundle.