Friday 8/21/20: Panasonic ANC Over-Ears and Truly Wireless (M&D, RHA, Philips), Etc

For Friday August 21 in 2020 Woot is having a Tech and Sundries sale that includes a handful of headphones. The sale ends at 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out:

+ Panasonic RP-HD805N ANC over-ears for $95, new condition but with a 90-day Woot warranty; a carrying case is included; the specs don’t mention it but the gallery pictures show that it is a wireless/bluetooth headphone; double-check before purchase to be sure!

+ RHA True Connect truly-wireless for $70

+ Master & Dynamic MW-07 truly wireless for $100

+ Philips Bass+ truly wireless for $45

+ Klipsch R6i in-ears for $60

+ a couple of other budget bluetooths ($20 truly, $13 sporty necklace-style)

Master & Dynamic MH-40 Closed Over-Ears (Wired) for $130

If you like the Master & Dynamic aesthetics and/or their sound (let’s not forget that LOL), a number of the color schemes of their closed-back over-ear wired MH-40 are on sale for $130 with free US shipping at the Amazon website.

A total of a lucky 13 options are available over there but not all of them are on sale. Click on the color of interest to see whether it’s on sale. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 330+ customer reviews and they have about 1/3rd of that in customer reviews…

Friday: Master & Dynamic MW60 Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears for $250

There’s also a big battle for the “fashion” headphone brands at around $300-ish, it’s not just the ANC/Bluetooth over-ear combos. In the “Stylish Wars”, Master & Dynamic is firing a new volley for Friday 8/9/19, the headliner Best Buy deal of the day is their new condition MW60 Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears going for $250 with free store pickup (wherever possible) and/or free shipping within the US…

Also part of the Friday daily deals at Best Buy, they have the Aluratek bluetooth audio receiver AND transmitter going for $30…

Thursday: Master & Dynamic MH-60 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $280

The headliner of the Thursday daily deals at the Best Buy website is the new condition closed-back over-ear Master & Dynamic MH-60 with bluetooth 4.1 and 3.5mm audio playback as well. No ANC. It goes for $280 with free shipping and/or free store pickup wherever possible…

As of the time of writing, Amazon has not price-matched it (yet?), the closer they get is $305~ after you apply a $50 off clip-on coupon on the “Leica” color scheme. Leica camera NOT included ^_^.

Master & Dynamic MW60 bluetooth over-ears for $297 to $350

Bluetooth headphones get a lot of hatorade by some in some of the audiophile online circles, but I suspect quite a few of those, deep in their audiophile caves, they use them for convenience and then bury them in their secret vaults when not in use so their fellow audiophiles do not catch them 😉

Which brings us to the Friday daily deals at Best Buy’s website where the new condition Master & Dynamic MW60 bluetooth over-ears are the headliner daily deal for $350 with free US shipping or free store pick-up where available and possible…

But that’s not all. It appears the price has been matched and slightly bested for a different color at amazon.com. The all-black goes for $340, the silver-brown goes for $347, while two of the $399 colors have a $50 off clip-on coupon dropping them to $349.

BUT WAIT, there’s an even lower price. The silver-red color scheme goes for $297, this too sold and shipped by Amazon actual and you can buy as many as you like. This color may be a bit of an acquired taste unless you are a red leather.

The color combo names you see are meta/leather. The first color is the color of the metal parts, and the second color is the color of the leather parts.

Note that this is a bluetooth 4.1 headphone with apt-X, so if you are a BT 5.0 or apt-X HD fan, this is not it. It promises a 16 hour battery life in the product description. It has tactile controls on the earcups and the earpads are removable. It also plays music via a conventional 3.5mm input and comes with cables and cable box and canvas pouch for the headphones.

They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 64 customer reviews. Per the product description, the rechargeable battery is LiPo (lithium polymer).

Just like other markets/industries, many of the traditional audio/audiophile brands were unprepared for the bluetooth avalanche and they are trying to play catch up now. As you can see at the top selling over-ears at amazon.com, there are a lot of combo ANC/bluetooth over-ears in the top of the chart from brands with no audiophile history or tradition: Cowin, TaoTronics, MPOW, etc. Of name brand interest though, there’s Bose and Sony. In an era of cascading bad news for Sony electronics, their WH-1000X line of headphones has been a big hit with some claiming that it even defeats Bose on ANC, which is one of the main raisons d^etre for Bose.

Speaking of which, the Sony WH-1000X Mark III is currently on a summer kickoff special for $298 at amazon.com and other authorized Sony USA dealers participating in this promotion. It comes with Alexa built-in, which I’m not sure if it’s a feature or a bug 🙂

Speaking of top sellers, did you know that Amazon also keeps a best selling list for Headphone Accessories?. Yes, we have arrived audiophool neighbors, when our accessories have their own best seller list, we made it 🙂

Okay, this post has gone out of control, all apologies for the never-ending rumbling 🙂

Sat: Master & Dynamic MH-01 In-Ears for $60

Among the Saturday 11/18/18 daily deals at Woot you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-01 in-ears for $60 with free shipping for Prime members [you must needs log-in with your Prime Amazon account] or flat shipping for non-members. These come with a 2-year M&D warranty…

Tue: Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears for $220

Name brand headphones return to the Best Buy daily deals, this time around it is the new condition closed-back over-ear stylish Master and Dynamic MH-40 in the metal-silver/brown color scheme going for $220 with free shipping.

NOTE that the numbers may be similar but the MH40 is over-ear while the MH30 is on-ear, so keep that in mind when price-checking. Note also that the numerous colors of these are often priced differently. Another sign of a “fashion headphone” ^_^ This is after all an unapologetically retro-fashion headphone!

Tuesday: Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears for $130 w/FS

This recurring daily deal at the Best Buy website has returned, good until the end of day on Tuesday night 6/26/18, you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears, closed-back, in the gunmetal/black color scheme for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

Sunday Daily Deals: $20 Truly Wireless, $120 Tascam Bundle, $250 M&D MH40

A couple of headphone related offers are part of the daily deals at New York’s critically acclaimed B&H Photo until 11:59pm eastern on Sunday as follows:

+ if you want to try “truly wireless” without breaking the bank, the new condition Pom Gear Pilot True Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $20 with free shipping in your choice of three different color schemes

+ Tascam Trackpack 2×2 recording bundle for $120 with free shipping
+ includes 2×2 USB audio interface, the well-regarded for their low price TH-02 headphones, and the TM-80 microphone

Next up, we move to Best Buy where one of their daily deals is the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-40 in the brown color scheme going for $250 with free shipping or free store pickup. Different Master & Dynamic headphones are frequently featured in the Best Buy daily deals this year…

Monday: Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears for $130 w/FS

They are back! This has become a recurring daily deal at the Best Buy website, good until Monday night 6/4/18, you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears, closed-back, in the gunmetal/black color scheme for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available/possible…

[DEAD] Thur: Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears for $130 w/FS

This daily deal expired but it seems to return every few days/weeks at Best Buy…

The new condition Master & Dynamic MH-30 On-Ears, closed-back, in the gunmetal/black color scheme are a Best Buy daily deal for $130 with free shipping or free store pickup where available locally…

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

This recurring daily deal expired…

Among the Wednesday daily deals at the Best Buy website you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears in the Gunmetal/Black color scheme for $150 with free shipping or free store pickup where possible/available. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Sunday Daily Deals: Sony MDR-1A for $150, M&D MH03 On-Ears for $150, Etc

Sunday’s gone and so are its daily deals…

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[DEAD] Sunday: Master & Dynamic MH30 for $150 and more

Sunday is over and so are its daily deals…

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Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears for $119 after coupon

Another “find” among the latest eBay coupon promotion: using coupon code PSPRINGBF you can get the new condition Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears for $119 with free shipping. This is sold by eBay seller “Deal Fisher” (98.6%, New Jersey) and per the listing, it says it comes with a manufacturer warranty. Only the “Gunmetal” color scheme is available for purchase. The “Brown” color scheme is out of stock. Offer ends 4/1/18 at 8am pacific or earlier if sold out.

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

This daily deal expired…

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[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.

[DEAD] Sunday: Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears for $180

This daily deal expired…

One of the Best Buy daily deals for Sunday is the new condition Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears in the gunmetal/black color-scheme going for $180 with free shipping or free store pickup (where available/possible). These are closed-back, wired on-ears with 32 ohm impedance and mic/remote.

[DEAD] Monday: M&D MH40 for $250, Beats Studio for $180

These daily deals expired…

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

This sale ended…

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[DEAD] Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears for $185

As Star Trek taught us, All Things Must Come to an End! As of a 9/25/17 AM recheck, this eBay listing SOLD OUT. There are no more units available…

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Master & Dynamic ME03 In-Ears for $99

If you are interested in getting the Master & Dynamic ME03 in-ears but don’t want to also buy a Master & Dynamic Over-ear or On-ear headphone, which will get you the ME03 in-ears for FREE while this B&H promotion is running, then you are covered too because…

… there is a stand-alone sale on the Master & Dynamic ME03 in-ears for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Two different colors are available. To see the sale price, you have to add-to-cart and logon to your B&H account.

Free Master & Dynamic ME03 Earphones with the purchase of various Master & Dynamic Headphones: MW30 for $249+, MW40 for $289+, MW60 for $450+

If you are/were planning to buy one of the Master & Dynamic over-ear or on-ear headphones, B&H Photo has a nice surprise for you! For a limited time, you can receive a FREE pair of Master & Dynamic ME03 Earphones, and you can select the color of your free IEMs (black or gunmetal). The ME03 on their own are currently on sale for $99.

There is no coupon code to enter. While this promotion is running, you will see it prominently featured on the product pages of qualifying products. Here is a screenshot of what to look for (if you are not familiar with their website):

Eligible OVER/ON-EAR HEADPHONES

The prices vary by color scheme, so if you are not set on a specific color, then you can save even more! You still get the free earphones regardless of price as long as the headphone is participating in the promotion [see screenshot above on how to easily tel if they are eligible]

+ MH30 Foldable On-Ears (Brown/Silver) for $249
+ you have to login and add-to-cart to see this price

+ MH30 Foldable On-Ears (many colors) for $299
+ MH30S5 Foldable On-Ears for $299

+ MH40 Over-Ears (Navy/Black) for $289
+ MH40 Over-Ears (Gunmetal) for $340
+ MH40SE Over-Ears for $371~
+ you have to login and add-to-cart to see this price

+ MH40 Over-Ears (remaining colors) for $399

+ MW50 Bluetooth On-Ears (two colors) for $449

+ MW60 G1 Bluetooth Over-Ears (Gunmetal) for $450
+ MW60S2 Bluetooth Over-Ears (Brown and Silver) for $466~
+ you have to login and add-to-cart to see these prices

I can’t buy multiple units just to test this, but you may be eligible for one freebie IEM for every eligible over/on-ear headphone you buy. It looks so in the shopping cart when I added multiple units to price-check them. But I did not place the order, so it’s not 100% certain 🙂 I wish I could just buy headphones by the pound just to test offers, but unfortunately none of the retailers accept Monopoly money 🙂

Used Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears for $173 [updated]

The new condition sale price has been superseded on 5/29/17 with a new promotion that gets you FREE Master & Dynamic M03 In-Ears with the purchase of select Master & Dynamic over-ears and on-ears.

It looks like Electronics Expo has triggered an automated bot price-match on the brown color scheme of the Master & Dynamic MH30 on-ear headphones for $249~ with free shipping at Amazon.com. The other four color schemes remains at $299. All together they average 4 out of 5 based on just 16 customer reviews.

On the other hand, if you prefer a lower price and USED and a different color, the gunmetal color scheme goes for $173~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual in “Used – Like New” condition. No further details are given on its condition.

[DEAD] Used Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless (BT) for $333

As of 5/24/17 recheck, this is no longer available…

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Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears for $300

If you are a fan of the Master & Dynamic sound and style, their MH30 on-ears, in the gunmetal color scheme, are on sale for $300 at Amazon by Amazon actual. They are temporarily out of stock, but you can place an order if you want to lock up the price. They average 4 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews at the moment.

Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ears + FREE Master & Dynamic MP1000 Stand for $299

Another Master and Dynamic offer, not a two-for-one like the ME-03 in-ears but you get a free stand instead. For $299, you can get the new condition closed-back folding on-ear Master & Dynamic MH30 along with your choice of a FREE headphone stand, either the silver or the black of the Master & Dynamic MP1000 stand. You select the color on the product page. The MH30 has four different colors, click on the small color-boxes over there to switch between the colors.

If you are not familiar with how these offers work on the B&H website, I posted a couple of screenshots on how to locate them after the jump…

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Two Pairs of Master & Dynamic ME03 in-ears for $159 total

If you happen to want TWO pairs of Master & Dynamic ME03 in-ears, you can get them together for $159 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time “buy one get one free”. Both pairs will be included in the package while this promotion is running. You don’t need any coupons, just add the 2-pack to cart and proceed to checkout. There are three different color combinations, either two black, or two gunmetal, or one of each.

UPDATE: these are also offered for the same price by AudioLAB thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Used Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears for $225

The Master & Dynamic MH40 closed-back over-ears have a $400 regular price in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you go the Way Of The Used, you can almost cut in the price in half, assuming the discounts color-schemes are the ones you like (or at least do not object to). So off to Amazon Warehouse Deals we go…

… where Audio Advice (they have two B&M stores in North Carolina) is offering the brown color scheme in “Used – Very Good” condition (original packaging) for $225 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from them, so it is not Prime eligible.

On the other hand, if you like the convenience of Prime, the Gunmetal color-scheme is offered in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $234~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless for $303

Retro-styled bluetooth action now where the Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless are available in “Used – Good” condition for $302.53 in Brown and $304.84 in Black through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This link shows the lowest price per color, click on the “See all offers for this product” next to the color name to see all the options per color. These go for $550 in new condition.

Used Master & Dynamic MW60 Bluetooth Over-Ears for $322

The wireless (Bluetooth 4.1 with Apt-X) Master & Dynamic MW60 headphones go $500 to $550 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, there is a “Used – Good” condition option (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) going for $322~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual (AWD). AWD makes no claims of a manufacturer warranty but they offer a 30-day warranty, so when you buy something from them, make sure you are going to have enough time to put it through the paces to make sure it’s a lemony-lemony lemon cake 🙂

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over Ears for $317 (black/navy) [updated]

Meanwhile the Black/Navy color scheme is on sale for $317~ with free shipping by themselves and a reputable marketplace seller. The other four color schemes range between $359 and $400.

As of 7/7/16, the sale of the white color scheme is over… If you are OCD about cleaning and de-staining your headphones, then you may be brave enough to get the white color scheme of the Master & Dynamic MH40 over-ear headphones going for $291 with a “1 to 2 months” shipping estimate at Amazon by Amazon actual.

Used Master & Dynamic MH40 for $289

The brown color scheme of the stylish (in the eyes of some at least) Master & Dynamic MH40 over-ear headphones is currently going for $289~ in “Used – Like New” condition by Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Electronics Expo (East Coast), so it is not eligible for Prime 2-day shipping. The other colors go for more.

Click on each color tab to see the options for each color. Be sure to note who the seller is, as there are many new/individual/unknown sellers offering them.

Used Master & Dynamic MH40 for $279

The Master & Dynamic MH40 over-ear headphones are currently available in the brown color scheme in “Used – Like New” condition for $279~ with free shipping by Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. There are six different color schemes of this, this page shows the lowest price per color. Click on the “See all offers for this product” to see the detailed listings for each color scheme. These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 57 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Master & Dynamic MH40 for $339

As of a late 8/6/15 re-check, the used offer is gone/soldout… I will be monitoring it and if more become available in the future I will post a new deal…

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