E-MU Headphones w/ Removable Cable for $500 to $520 [MD]

Yet another offer has blossomed into a fully unlocked flower at Massdrop [such flowery language today!], it is the new condition E-MU Teak Headphones w/ Removable Cable going for $500 with free shipping. You have a choice of Teak, Rosewood or Ebony which is $20 more. These will be shipped by the vendor in mid-February 2018, so patience is a two month virtue in this case. The offer runs for the next seven days and change (as of the time of writing). There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

Massdrop is also running a number of headphone offers that are shipping quickly (less than a week after ordering). You can find those in our Massdrop Tracker perma-post.

Topping DX7 Balanced DAC/Amp for $320 [MD]

More action at Massdrop, the new condition Topping DX7 Balanced DAC/Amp is fully unlocked for $320 with free shipping with four days and change left in this offer. Orders will ship in mid-January by Massdrop. All sales are final. There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

TFZ IEMs at Massdrop: Series 2 for $35, 4 for $70, MyLove II for $55 [plus S&H]

With four days and change left (as of posting time), you can get three different new condition TFZ IEMs at Massdrop plus shipping. No free shipping on this offer. The prices are:

  • Series 2 models for $35 + S&H
  • MyLove II for $55 + S&H
  • Series 4 models for $70 + S&H

These will ship in mid-January 2018 by Massdrop with all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the product listing.

SMSL M8A DAC for $180 w/FS [MD]

Another offer has been unlocked at the members-only shopping cart that is Massdrop, they are offering the new condition SMSL M8A DAC for $180 with free shipping, with a mid-January 2018 shipment estimate. Massdrop will do the shipping and all sales are final. No mention of warranty is mentioned.

Zorloo ZuperDAC USB DAC/amp for $59 w/FS [MD]

A new offer has unlocked at the members-only Massdrop, running for the next four days and change (as of writing time), it is the new condition Zorloo ZuperDAC, a portable USB DAC/amp, going for $55 with free shipping. These will ship by Massdrop in early January 2018, and all sales are final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

ZMF Ear Pads for $50 to $75 w/free S&H [MD]

And now to matters of comfort! Running now at Massdrop, fully unlocked, are the new condition ZMF Ear Pads for Fostex, Audeze & More headphones offered for $50+ with free shipping. There are multiple options at checkout with prices ranging from $50 to $75 depending on which options you select.

These will ship by vendor in early February 2018 and all sales are final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing. Check the product description and Massdrop discussion for a better feel of how they fit which headphones.

For all the Massdrop offers that are sold in a more conventional fashion, shipping within a week after ordering, check our Massdrop Tracker post.

Kinera BD005 IEMs for $20 w/free S&H [MD]

It’s not just triple and four figure items at Massdrop. They also offer bang for the buck items, and not just the good old VE Monks 🙂 Running for the next four days and change (as of the time of writing) it is the new condition Kinera BD005 IEMs going for $20 with free shipping. There are three colors to pick from (blue, gray, red), you don’t have to get the R’hllor red that is shown in the product pictures 🙂

This will ship in early January 2018 by Massdrop, all sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

PS: for headphones at Massdrop that are available on a regular basis like a normal retail, check our frequently updated Massdrop Tracker. Bookmark that post if interested!

Little Dot MK II Tube Headphone Amp for $130 [MD]

I fell behind on Massdrop updates, thus the avalanche of Massdrop posts. Good for the next one day and a few hours (as of the time of writing; unfortunately MD does not post a specific countdown until the clock is under 24 hours) is the new condition Little Dot MK II Tube Headphone Amp offered for $130 with free shipping. There are options for other tubes for additional cost.

These will be shipped by Massdrop in early January 2018 and all sales are final. There is no mention of warranty in the listings.

Ending Soon: Cardas Premium Clear Light Headphone Cables for $135 w/free S&H [MD]

Trigger warning! This post talks about triple figure headphone cables. You have been warned! Do not read any further if triggered or offended by this topic 🙂

Running for the next three days (as of the time of writing) at the members-only Massdrop are the new condition Cardas Premium Clear Light Headphone Cables offered for $135 with free USA shipping. Different size options are available.

These will ship in mid-January 2018 and will include a certificate of authenticity. They will ship by the vendor and all sales are final.

The listing says the drop is limited to 250 units, and 223 purchased so far, so they will likely run out before the expiration date. I don’t know if they have flexibility to extend the limit or not.

KOSS KDE 250 “Earphones” for $100 w/FS [MD]

This can give someone an existential crisis in trying to figure out how to properly categorize them 🙂 Regardless of the existential crisis, they are fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop, the new condition KOSS KDE 250 “earphones” for $100 with free USA shipping and an early January 2018 shipment estimate. This will ship from Massdrop, all sales final, and there is no mention of warranty on the listing. There are four days left in this promotion (as of the time of writing).

Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ears for $60

Another earphone has joined the “in-stock party” at Massdrop. It is the new condition Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ears going for $60 with free shipping. All sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

These ship a lot faster than typical MD offers. The drops run for 24 hours. After the 24 hours elapsed, all the orders placed during that particular 24 hour window get processed and ship in 2-3 business days after that.

More and more headphones are available in this fashion at Massdrop, including the Hifiman HE-4XX, Sennheiser HD-6XX, Objective 2, and more! You can see them in our Massdrop Tracker post.

Braiwavz IEMs Grab Bag for $24 w/free S&H [MD]

If you like the level of unpredictability in “grab bags” and “loot boxes” and “mystery bags” and such, and you are interested in getting a Brainwavz earphone, Massdrop is back with a Brainwavz grab bag offer. It is currently fully unlocked and running for the next seven days or so (from blog-posting date).

You pay $24 with free shipping, and for that you are guaranteed to receive one earphone, selected randomly: either the Jive, or the S0, or the S3, or the B150, or the M100. About half of the people will get the S0.

You can buy up to four units. Every purchase is random, so you are not guaranteed to receive four different models. A total of 640 units are available for this offer. These will ship mid-January 2018, and all sales are final.

There are also four “prizes” if certain amounts of grab bags are sold. The prizes are the AKG K7XX and the Brainwavz B400 in-ears. These too are selected at random.

Aune X7S Balanced Headphone Amp for $200 [MD]

And while we are talking Massdrop, also running for the next three days and change is another unlocked offer on a headphone amp, it is the new condition Aune X7S Balanced Headphone Amp going for $200 with free shipping. These will be shipped by the vendor in early January 2018, and all sales are final. There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

La Figaro 339 Tube Headphone Amplifier for $630 [MD]

With two days left (and change) as of the time of writing, Massdrop goes Opera! The new condition La Figaro 339 Tube Headphone Amplifier is fully unlocked for $630 with free shipping. This will ship by Massdrop in early January 2018 and all sales are final. There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

Meanwhile continuing to run on a daily basis, and arriving before Christmas 2017 are a number of In-stock deals at MAssdrop, including the Sennheiser HD6XX for $200, the Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX planar-magnetics for $170, different variations of the Fostex TH-X00 and AKG K7XX, the Objective 2 head-amp and more.

xDuoo Nano D3 Digital Audio Player for $75 to $80 w/FS

Another new offer has gone live (and fully unlocked) at Massdrop, it is the new condition xDuoo Nano D3 Digital Audio Player offered for $75 with free shipping in early January 2018. They will ship from Massdrop, and all sales are final.

Separately this is offered for $80 with free shipping by Penon Audio on eBAY, shipping from Hong Kong. Depending on where you are geographically, this may get to you a lot faster than Massdrop.

Last Call: Sennheiser IE8i IEMs for $130 [MD]

As of 12/4/17 2pm ET, there is one day and a few hours left in this drop! 299 units have been purchased so far…

The Sennheisers at Massdrop are multiplying! Live now and fully unlocked is the new condition Sennheiser IE8i IEMs for $130 with free shipping and handling. This ships to USA and Canada only per the listing. Orders are shipped by Massdrop, all sales are final, and will ship at the end of December 2017 (after Christmas). There is no mention of warranty in the listing. They offer runs for the next five days.

PS: there are two more Sennheiser currently running at Massdrop as In-Stock Drops, the HD6XX for $200 and a gaming headset. The “in-stock drops” are more like conventional online orders, they ship 2-3 days after each 24-hour daily drop closes.

SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp for $70 [MD]

Another new offer has become fully unlocked today at members-only Massdrop. It is the new condition SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp going for $70 with free shipping. The offer runs for the next four days or so. It comes with three different types of USB cables and can support up to DSD 512. The shipping estimate is CES 2018 (early January 2018). They ship from Massdrop and all sales are final.

If you prefer much faster delivery and the option to return them if you don’t like them, two of the three color options (black or red) are available for $86 by ShenzhenAudio with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get them in two days or so. The gray color ships directly from Shenzhen and it’s not Prime eligible, so there is a Massdrop-level of wait there 🙂

Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX planar-magnetics for $170

Look who’s back in the daily drops! The new condition Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX planar-magnetics are on again as 24-hour “in-stock drops” for $170 with free shipping. The drop will open and close daily. Orders will be shipped in 2-3 business days after the drop closes. That’s blazing speed by Massdrop standards 🙂 They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty (being a Hifiman-Massdrop co-development and all). All sales are final!

I added them to our Massdrop In-Stock Drops Tracker. I also re-arranged the order based on where the most activity is at.

TFZ Exclusive IEMs for $35 to $60

Also running for the next four days (from blog-posting date), the new condition TFZ Exclusive IEMs are on sale, fully unlocked at Massdrop in three options: the Exclusive 1 goes for $35, the Exclusive 2 for $50, and the Exclusive 3 for $60. These ship from Massdrop in late December 2017. All sales final. No mention of warranty in the listing.

Aune T1 SE MK3 Headphone DAC/Amp for $180 [MD]

Running for the next four days (from blog-posting date), Massdrop is offering the new condition Aune T1 SE MK3 Headphone DAC/Amp for $180 with free shipping and a late December 2017 shipping estimate from Massdrop. Options of color (silver or black) and power (110V or 220V) are available during the checkout process. All sales final. No mention of warranty in the listing.

Ink and Screened 18×24″ Headphone Patent for $16 w/free S&H [MD]

Massdrop is back with a new fully unlocked promotion on Ink and Screened 18×24 inch Patent Prints for $16 with free shipping each. One of them is the iconic headphone patent from 1981 from KOSS. The headphone is just one of the many options.

These will ship late December 2017, so probably don’t count them to arrive on time as a Christmas gift. All sales are final. The offer runs for the next four days (from blog-posting time).

Sennheiser HD 700 Open Over-Ears for $400 [MD]

It’s the union of the two Sennheiser towers at Massdrop. They already have the HD 6XX going for $200, but what if you wanted the HD 700 instead? Unloved as they may be by the masses, the HD 700s too have their shy and quiet and introverted fan base 🙂

And they are now fully unlocked at Massdrop running for the next four days (from blog-posting date) for $400 with free shipping. They come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty (MD and Sennheiser are besties these days) and will ship in late December 2017. All sales are final!

Then there’s the all new HD 660S to consider, which is currently going for $500 as a brand new model with the built-in Sennheiser tax, along with the good old HD600 and HD650.

Decisions, decisions, five models are up in the air! Pull out the spreadsheets and the frequency graphs and the 400-post comparison threads 🙂

VE Monks Plus (Blue) Earbuds for $5 + S&H [MD]

It’s back on again! It’s hype train may not be as strong, because we are easily distracted by newer discoveries, but it still has a special place in audiophoolia, it’s the new condition VE Monks Plus Earbuds (actual earbuds, not in-ears) in the blue color scheme going for $5 plus shipping.

At checkout you have the option between a transparent blue or a midnight/black blue. You have other options at checkout as well. You can get one with a different mic/remote combinations for a few dollars more, or even go for a braided cable, or an accessory pack.

These will ship from Massdrop at around CES 2018 time (early January 2018). There’s no mention of warranty, but let’s get real, it’s a $5 thing 🙂

I don’t have this particular model, I previously bought the red ones and posted a text and pictures unboxing, including a picture of the envelope they ship in 🙂 We also have an (incomplete) review diary of these.

If you need actual earbuds, you can’t go wrong at this price! As long as you can wait for 1.5 months for them that is 🙂 I waited, I survived, and so can you 😉

Massdrop x PS Audio Sprout II for $600 [ships May 2018]

This is a versatile device, not just a headphone amp but many more things, the new condition Massdrop x PS Audio Sprout II is running at Massdrop for the next six days for $600 with free shipping. Check the page over there and reviews if you are not familiar with it! You have a choice of silver or black during the checkout process.

There are so many connection options on the back! It’s a connector party. I don’t think they could physically add any more 🙂 It comes with a 1-year warranty from Massdrop.

NOTE however that this ships in late MAY 2018. I repeat, late May 2018! That is six months from now. I repeat this ships late May 2018! You’ll probably forget you bought it, it’s that long 🙂

Advanced Sound 747 ANC In-Ears for $50 [MD]

Hopefully these don’t sound like airplane engines 🙂 The new condition Advanced Sound 747 in-ears with active noise cancelling are fully unlocked at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop.com for $50 with free shipping. The offer runs for the next four days or so from blog-posting date. They ship from Massdrop in mid-December 2017. There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

The active noise cancelling part is powered by a built-in battery, there is a block that comes with it, further down the cable, and further down the page over there to see it.

Aune X1S 32bit/384kHz DSD128 Mini DAC for $180 [MD]

More new launches at Massdrop, this one is running for the next four days from blog-posting date, it is the new condition Aune X1S 32bit/384kHz DSD128 Mini DAC going for $180 with free shipping and a late December 2017 shipping estimate. It ships from Massdrop. There is no mention of warranty on the listing.

Ends 9pm ET: NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Comb for $60

This is a flash sale, this is good until 9pm ET today, it is the new condition NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Combo going for $60 with free shipping at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop. It will ship mid-December 2017.

For all the previous Massdrop offers, including the return of the $200 Sennheiser HD6XX, check all our Massdrop posts here.

KOSS ESP950 Electrostatic Headphone System for $600 [MD]

Come on Barbie, Let’s Have an Electrostatic Party! Fully unlocked at Massdrop, and with only 45 units available (14 claimed as of the time of writing), you can get the new condition KOSS ESP950 Electrostatic Headphone System for $600 with free shipping. It is estimated to ship mid-December 2017 from the vendor with the usual Koss limited lifetime warranty.

This is not the only Koss-Massdrop partnership, they also offer the Massdrop x Koss Porta Pro X for $38 with free shipping as one of their “In-Stock Drops”. These are sold like a regular online purchase (the “drops” open/close every 24 hours and items purchased during a 24 hour window get shipped in a couple of business days after that). We are tracking the “in-stock drops” in our new Massdrop Tracker.

Massdrop x Koss Porta Pro X for $38 w/free S&H

Massdrop too is participating in the Black Friday festivities. Earlier today they relaunched the Sennheiser HD6XX for $200 offer, which has over 840 units sold already.

And now they are back with another one of their exclusives, the new condition Massdrop x Koss Porta Pro X for $38 with free shipping. It comes with the usual Koss limited lifetime warranty.

In case you are not familiar with them, despite their portable looks, these are open-back!

These too are an “in-stock drop”, meaning the offer opens and closes daily, so don’t be alarmed by the countdown clock (unless it’s the actual end of the in-stock drop).

I added them to our new Massdrop In-Stock Drops Tracker.

Sennheiser HD6XX back for $200 [MD]

Don’t stop believing! The new-condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones are back on sale for $200 with free shipping at members-only but free to join Massdrop website! Shipping is +$15 for outside the USA. All units will be serialized. The drop has 10,000 units, and runs for the next eight days.

They are made in Ireland as a Massdrop-Sennheiser partnership and will ship late March 2018. I repeat, these will ship late March 2018. This is four months away! Patience is a virtue 🙂

MEE Audio Earphone Grab Bags for $14 w/free S&H [MD]

If you like the adventure of grab-bags, Massdrop is running another one, this time it is MEE Audio earphones. You pay $14 with free shipping, and you can buy one or two grab bags. These will ship in early January 2018, so patience is a virtue.

For the price of $14, you will randomly receive either the MEE Audio M6 (60%), or M6 bluetooth (25%), or the M6 PRO earphones (15%). As usual, Massdrop has prizes at numeric milestones, depending on how many get purchased.

The offer ends in seven days (from blog-posting date), or when 4000 units are purchased.

Speaking of Massdrop, they are also offering items on a recurring basis as well, you can find them on our MD In-Stock Tracker.

Thinksound ON2 Wood On-Ears for $130 [MD] or $140 [Prime]

It $10 less worth waiting for an extra month? That decision is yours to make! But let’s start from the beginning!

The new condition Thinksound ON2 Wood On-Ears are back on sale again for $130 with free shipping at members-only but free-to-join Massdrop for $130 with free shipping and a mid-December shipment estimate. These ship from the vendor and come with a 2-year warranty per the listing.

If you don’t want to wait for a month, and instead prefer to get them in a couple of days, they are on sale for $140 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer during the sale. There they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews, and have a soccer team of answers 🙂

NuForce BE2 Bluetooth IEMs for $40 w/free S&H [MD]

Another offer has unlocked at members-only Massdrop, it is the new condition NuForce BE2 Bluetooth IEMs offered for $40 with free shipping. The offer runs for the next four days (from blog-posting date) and it is estimated to ship mid-December 2017. There are two color scheme options you can select from during the checkout process. These ship from Massdrop. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

This is one of their latest Audio-related offers. Massdrop also has products that are sold in a more traditional fashion. We have rounded those up in the In-Stock Drops Tracker here.

PS: Massdrop blog-post titles here are marked with either an [MD] at the end of the title, or Massdrop is mentioned in the name, so you can quickly tell, so you can quickly figure it out. Because once you go Prime, waiting for six months for a Sennheiser HD 6XX gets you a LOT of points towards Sainthood 🙂

Massdrop Headphone Tracker: The In-Stock Drops

In this post, we try to keep track of the various in-stock headphone-related offers that are available at Massdrop. This tracker is updated manually, that’s why we have a “latest update” date below…

LATEST UPDATE: December 7 in 2017: Massdrop x NuForce EDC join the party… the Hifiman HE4XX planars are back…

IN-STOCK DROPS

The In-Stock Drops are a relatively new feature at Massdrop, it is a more conventional online retail experience. These are products that are available at Massdrop facilities and will ship in about 2-3 business days after the daily drop you purchased from closes. The actual “drops” will open and close every 24 hours. In this case, the countdown clock is only for the daily drop, not for the whole offer.

EARPHONES

OVER and ON EARS

DACs, AMPs, DAPs

GAMING HEADSETS

FOOTNOTES

+ I only mention warranty above if it is mentioned in the actual product listing (if it’s buried in the text, I may not find it)
+ If you spot any errors, typos and such, please leave a comment and I will update it! I like corrections, my binary feeling does not get hurt if someone points out a correction 🙂

Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/Amp for $320 [MD]

Running for the next two days, the new condition Massdrop CTH + SDAC DAC/Amp is fully unlocked at Massdrop for $320 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. The estimate there says it will ship in late February 2018, so keep that in mind, that’s 3.5 months from blog-posting date! This is based on Cavalli Audio and Grace Design components as outlined at the page over there.

Note again that this will ship at the end of February 2018!