Monoprice M300 Planar Earphones for $100 w/FS

Monoprice is having another quarterly sale (yes, the first calendar quarter of 2019 is about to end) and as part of said sale you can get the new condition M300 Planar Earphones for $100 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty per customer at the sale price…

Monoprice Retro semi-open over-ears for $22 w/FS [also: Turntable w/AT100E for $180 and more]

One of the budget options in studio-ish headphones is a common lineage design used by Superlux and Samson among others. That design is also part of the ever-expanding Monoprice line-up, and as of the time of writing, their new condition Retro semi-open over-ears go for $22 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

But that’s not all. Monoprice is currently running various sales on some of their other headphones and they pair the sale with free standard US shipping. Among them:

+ M650 open-back over-ears for $110
+ I previously posted this but had a typo in the price in the blog-post title, so those of you skimming may have ignored it as not a good price 🙂

+ Turntable with AT100E Cartridge for $180

+ HR-5C closed over-ears for $55

+ IPX4 truly wireless for $45

+ 8323 with Bluetooth for $27
+ this is a bluetooth version of the famous 8323 closed-back over-ears

+ all the above come with free standard US shipping

Note that the free shipping offer is as of the time of writing. I do not know when it will expire for each headphone mentioned above!

But wait, there’s more! The Monolith line of high-end audio is also expanding at Monoprice with two new models coming out. These are not headphone amps. The 9-Channel Power Amplifier with XLR goes for $2000, while the 11-channel model goes for $2500

Monoprice M650 Open Over-Ears for $110 [corrected], MP30 IEMs for $12

Monoprice did not hide their intent to go after the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650 duo when they released two new open-back headphones going by the names of M600 and M650. Of those two, the new condition M650 is currently on sale for $110 with free US ground shipping with up to twenty pairs per customer…

If you have any coupons, it doesn’t hurt to try them, although more often than not, specials offers are not stackable with coupons. However, enough times they are, so, as I said, it doesn’t hurt to try them in the shopping cart…

Speaking of the Monoprice website, they are also offering the new condition MP-30 earphones for $12 with free US standard shipping, with up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price. This model has two tuning nozzles as well ~ the look/design looks familiar but off the top of my head I can’t tell/recall which model(s) these are “related” to 🙂

Monoprice HR-5 Open Over-Ears for $50 w/FS

Monoprice continues to add more headphone gear to their line-up, one of which is the brand new HR-5 open-back over-ears, and as of the time of writing, they are on sale for $50 with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website. Up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price. They don’t have any reviews at the Monoprice site, so your favorite search engines and forums are your friends…

They come with a generous package for the price, two sets of earpads included (protein and velour), a carrying case and a good old 1/4″ adapter. As you can tell by the accessories, the earpads are removable/replaceable…

AND in a parallel promotion, they are offering the HR-5C closed-back over-ears for $55 with free standard US shipping. This one has two customer reviews with a 4.5 out of 5 average, and it also has a few questions answered…

Tuesday: 20% off most Monoprice headphones and such under $500

A parallel coupon, promo code SURPRISE1 gets you 20% off most Monoprice brand products under $500 at their website. The maximum discount with the coupon is $100, so you have to prioritize what you want to get if your order total is over $500. As you can see at the aforelinked page, a number of headphone-related products drop interestingly:

+ M600 open over-ears drop from $80 to $64

+ M300 planar in-ears drop from $100 to $80

+ M1060 planar open over-ears drop from $250 to $200

+ Truly Wireless drop from $50 to $40

+ the above four items mentioned come with free standard US shipping

More headphone-related items are eligible, but these days Monoprice has so many headphones, earphones, DACs, amps and assorted cables and accessories that due to time constraints I cannot coupon-test right now…

Exclusions and restrictions apply. The linked-to page above has a link to the exclusions list, or more easily, you can test the coupon in the shopping cart and it will show what qualifies. You don’t need an account/login to test the coupon

Tuesday: Monoprice Electrostatic Headphone System for $560

Good until the end of day on Tuesday FEB-26-2019 in the pacific time zone, promo code SURPRISE2 gets you 20% off most Monoprice brand products priced over $500, and among them is the Monoprice Electrostatic Headphone System which, thanks to the coupon discount, drops from $700 to $560. It also comes with free standard US shipping.

It has one detailed customer review over there, so for more on it, your favorite audio forums, websites and search engines are your e-static friends 🙂

Monoprice Triple Driver earphones for $30 w/free S&H

Speaking of Monoprice, for those not interested in waiting for coupons or assembling a large enough offer so you can use the coupon, they are currently having an offer on the new condition Triple Driver earphones, they are going for $30 with free standard US shipping… I haven’t tested them with any coupons to see if they are stackable, so YMMV… These have a 1-button remote and mic, and average 4.3 out of 5 based on 95 Monoprice customer reviews..

NOTE: this used to go by the name “Triple Driver XXX” but someone at Monoprice marketing woke up one sweet day to the realization that “XXX” has another rather more famous meaning 😉

UPDATE: speaking of Monoprice, their closed-back over-ear 8323 with Bluetooth aka PID 24735, is down to the very specific price of $25.60 with free standard US shipping with up to 20 units per customer. Note that the reviews are blended with the good old 8323 headphones and the vast majority of those reviews are of the older 8323.

Monoprice Metal Omega headphone stand for $18 w/FS

There are plenty of acrylic and wooden omega-shaped [as in the greek letter “omega”] headphone stands, but if you are a fan of metal, Monoprice is having both a discount AND a free standard US shipping promotion on their silver headphone stand for $18 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty per customer at the sale price…

I haven’t tested this with any coupons, so YMMV if it is stackable [sometimes sale items are not coupon eligible, sometimes they are ~ it’s hard to guess without trying them in the shopping cart]…

Monoprice Aluminum headphone stand for $16 w/free US shipping

If you like aluminum thin-omega shaped headphone stands, for a limited time, the Monoprice website is offering their model for $16 with free standard US shipping with no coupon code needed. Limit up to twenty units per customer at the sale price. This is available in the black color scheme and also the silver color scheme… It is averaging 4.8 out of 5 based on a lucky thirteen customer reviews at the Monoprice website…

Mon: 20% off many things at Monoprice

To celebrate today, aka Green Monday, aka 12/10/18, coupon code GM2018 gets you 20% off many things [may most things] at There are restrictions on brands and also on some products that are already on sale [but some sale items are eligible for the coupon]. There’s only one way to know for sure, add the items to the shopping cart and then type in the coupon. You don’t have to login or create an account to see if the coupon works!

2-Pack Monoprice earphone sales with free S&H

On the budget side of things, eg if you want to have some earphones to hand off to friends and relatives when they visit during the holidays so they won’t try to use your own stuff, Monoprice is selling 2-packs of their earphones with free US ground shipping to boot! Two MP5s go for $6 total [and they are doing well review-wise considering], two MP10s go for $10 total [doing worse of this trio review-wise], and two MP20s go for $20 total.

IF budget earphones are not your thing, Monoprice is offering their new condition open-back over-ear M565 planar-magnetics for $150 with free US ground shipping.

Monoprice weekend Audio sale

Monoprice is taking audio more seriously these days [compared to their early days of 8323 and seashell earphone glory], and they have launched another 2-day Audio sale that includes a handful of Monolith products including some of their planar magnetic headphones: M1060 for $230, M1060C for $250, a quarter of amplifier, the Monolith Turntable for $200, various ANC/BT headphones on sale, along with a handful of earphones and such… In parallel, they also have a Home Theater sale

Monoprice M1060C Closed Planars for $250

Monoprice is offering nearly 500 items in their Cyber Week deals and one of those is the new condition closed-back over-ear planar-magnetic Monolith M1060C headphones for $250 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

Monoprice 8323 Wired Closed Over-Ears for $17

The good old Monoprice 8323 closed-back over-ear wired headphones are on sale, going for $17.24 by Amazon actual and if you are a Prime member, you get these in about two days. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

For more action, check the latest Amazon Audio deals

Monoprice w/FS: USB DAC for $70, M560 Planars for $150, Etc

Monoprice has been very aggressive during the 2018 Black Friday season with their discounting offers. We have yet another round of discounts that went live today:

+ Monolith USB DAC for $70 w/FS

+ Monoprice M560 open over-ears for $150 w/FS; these offer the open/closed option

+ 2-Speed Bluetooth Turntable System with Stereo Speakers for $50 w/FS; this is a budget option, not to be confused with the Monolith turntable

+ 10,000 mAh Portable Cell Phone Charger for $13 w/FS

UPDATE: I don’t want to fill up the website with Monoprice posts, so I’m appending two more offers here:

+ Monoprice SB-100 2.1-ch 36in Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer, Bluetooth, Optical Input, and Remote Control for $40 with free US shipping

+ Strata Home by Monoprice Stainless Steel Electric Kettle, 1.7 Liter for $20 with free S&H
+ you can use this to test the noise cancelling feature of headphones and also how much outside noise/sound gets into open/semi-open headphones and also to test the seal of closed-back and in-ears? 🙂

+ Monoprice MP-65RT 6.5in and Ribbon Tweeter 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) for $35 with the all-important free standard US shipping since speakers take up space and they are not exactly feather-weight shipping-fees-wise…

Monoprice M1060 Planar Magnetics for $200 w/FS

One more Monoprice offering as they are being quite aggressive with their BF 2018 offerings. It’s planar time! The new condition open-back over-ear M1060 planar-magnetics are on sale for a limited time for $200 with free US shipping. This is one of their doorbuster deals…

Monoprice M600 Open Over-Ears for $100, M300 Planar Earphones for $100, Etc

Monoprice has launched their early Black Friday sale featuring over 270 products. Of headphone/audio interest:

+ new condition open-back over-ear M600 headphones for $100 with free standard US shipping

+ new condition M300 Planar Earphones for $100 w/free S&H

+ new condition 8383 close over-ears with bluetooth for $20 with free shipping
+ great value IF you don’t have a GIANT head ~ I can just barely fit in but I’m not at the GIANT level

+ new condition Monoprice 6.5-inch Powered Coaxial Studio Multimedia Monitor Speakers (pair) for $100 w/free US shipping

+ new condition Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $100 with free US S&H

+ new condition Monoprice 50 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth & Line Output for $140 with free US shipping

+ new condition Monoprice Premium 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with Subwoofer for $140 with free US S&H

Speaking of Monoprice, they are running a two-step promotion: if you make qualifying purchases of $100+ by 12/2/18, you will receive a $25 off a qualifying order of $50+ to be used between December 5-31 in 2018. Check details over there…

Speaking of which, check also their curated Best of Audio sale (their term) which includes 34 items…

Monoprice True Wireless Earphones for $37 w/FS [updated]

Speaking of “truly wireless”, if you want something in-between [price-wise] the name-brands and the popular no-name brands on Amazon, the new condition Monoprice True Wireless Earphones (PID 30878, BT 4.2, iPX4) on sale for $37 [WAS $50] with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website

PS: I have only used one model so far [check our unboxing of the Jaybird Run] so I can’t speak for the whole genre, but they exceeded in terms of utility. Audio quality was as expected, you don’t wear these because you want to enjoy complicated classical music works 🙂

Speaking of Monoprice, they have launching a new line of more premium charging cables, and as part of the new launch promotion, their AtlasFlex cables currently come with free standard US shipping. It is easier to ship a cable than to ship a turntable after all 🙂 They have three types, USB-C, Lightning, and microUSB, all ending in USB-A. They are available in three lengths and two colors. Prices range from $4 to $8, so it’s not “magic cable” pricing ^_^

UPDATE: for post economy purposes, I’ll add it here too, there is also a Clearance/Overstock sale with over 480 products including a mini guitar headphone amp for $8, a portable guitar amp for $18, banana plugs and all sorts of other random things…

Now shipping: Monoprice Smart Magnetic bluetooth earphones for $30 w/FS

Monoprice is back again with yet another new headphone release, this time it is a budget utilitarian product, the new Smart Magnetic Bluetooth earphones, PID 34369, with a 3-button mic/remote with cVc 6.0, going for $30 with free standard US shipping for a limited time… These are necklace style bluetooths ~ in that they have a cable connecting the two eartips but obviously there’s no 3.5mm audio input…

Now (finally) shipping: Monoprice Monolith Desktop THX AAA Headphone Amp for $480

Another one of the Monoprice Big Bang at CES 2018 is now _Finally_ in-stock and ready to ship. It is the new condition Monolith Desktop Headphone Amp with THX AAA, Product ID 24459, going for $480 plus shipping.

PS: it is not eligible for the previously mentioned weekend coupon…

Monoprice sale: M560 for $150, M300 for $112, MP3 for $15, Turntable $199, Etc

Monoprice launched week three of their early Black Friday offers and this set includes a handful of headphones:

+ M560 open-back over-ear planar-magnetics for $150 with free US shipping

+ M300 planar in-ears for $112~ w/free S&H

+ MP30 earphones with tuning nozzles for $15 with free US shipping
+ it’s easier and cheaper to ship earphones than over-ears 🙂

+ Monolith Turntable for $199

+ various cables

Meanwhile good until Saturday night, the usual coupon code is back with new “names”:
+ GOBBLE20 is 20% off orders of $150+
+ GOBBLE5 is $5 off orders of $25+

I did not check the aforementioned headphones whether they work with the coupon…

Monoprice M600 Open Over-Ears for $100 w/FS

We have a group of offers at the Monoprice website, starting with week #2 of their Early Black Friday sales headling, headphone-wise, by the new condition open-back over-ear Monoprice M300 headphones, a name certainly not not an homage to the good old Sennheiser HD 600 🙂 This headphone is currently on sale for $100 with free standard US shipping, instead of its standard price of $130. It is not eligible for the weekend coupons. Limit up to 20 per customer at the sale price.

Monoprice is also running a limited time Home Theater sale with a variety of systems, speakers, subwoofers, mounts and the obligatory (and necessary mind you) audio accessories.

Back to the headphones, they also have a sale on one of their new recently released bluetooth headphones, the new condition BT-400 Closed Over-Ears go for $33 with free standard US shipping. Just like the previously mentioned 8323s, these too support apt-X.

Monoprice 8323 with Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for $20 w/FS

For a limited time [and not eligible for the weekend coupon], the Monoprice website is offering the new condition Monoprice 8323 with bluetooth closed-back over-ear headphones for $20 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is a newer model based on the wired 8323s. 8323 was their Monoprice PID, and because of the way their website works, new products get assigned new and unique PIDs. Thus the PID for the bluetooth 8323 is actually 24735 🙂 The customer reviews of the two are mixed together so keep that in mind ~ the vast majority of them there are for the older wired model.

I’ve had the wired model and certainly for the price it was a great deal but note that if you have a big head, this may be a tight fit. I could just barely fit inside and they do take up volume on your head when expanded.

They come with apt-X, and considering the price, one has to wonder exactly what the licensing fee for apt-X is and whether some of the more high-end headphone manufacturer (s’ fans) are using the apt-X fee as an excuse to justify the lack of it 🙂

PS: don’t forget to also check their Overstock sale of nearly 500 items for some randomness…

Sunday: Monoprice XXX Triple Driver IEMs for $30

Good for Sunday only, coupon code VET25 drops the price of the new condition Monoprice XXX Triple Driver IEMs from $35 to $30. They come with free standard US shipping, so you get them delivered for free [unlike Prime, a rarity at Monoprice]. IF you want many more of these or you are planning a larger order of eligible items, coupon VET150 gets you 20% off orders of $150. Mayhaps they are all getting Triple XXX IEMs for Christmas this year? 🙂

These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 88 customer reviews at the Monoprice website…

New Arrivals: Monolith Electrostatic Headphone System

The Monoprice Monolith headphone party continues with a new open-back electrostatic headphone system, now in-stock for $699 plus shipping. This comes with a portable headphone amplifier. Audio comes in (to the amp) from a 3.5mm audio input and goes out to the headphones through the electrostatic headphone jack. Annotated screenshot of the areas of interest of the portable headphone amp below:

Now (FINALLY) shipping: Monolith Portable HeadAmp + DAC with THX AAA

Wallets, open wide! Here comes THX! One of the CES 2018 [yes, that’s almost a year ago] products offered at the Monoprice Big Bang then is now ___finally___ shipping! It is the new condition Monolith Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC with THX AAA Technology, PID 24460, going for $280 plus shipping. Come on Monoprice, at least give it free shipping after 10 months of waiting 🙂

Digital inputs are of the micro-USB and 3.5mm optical kind, while the analog input is a standard 3.5mm. The 3.5mm is shared between optical and analogue Line IN. Lots of details and a couple of charts at the aforelinked page. There’s also a sub-1MB PDF user manual linked to there that is 22 pages long. There we learn that the volume knob is also a power button, a convenient way to save up on having yet another button ~ as long as it doesn’t accidentally turn on while in your bag.

PS: PID is the Product ID, a unique identifier given to every Monoprice product. The larger the number, the more recently it has been added to their website’s database.

PS2: the Monolith line-up at Monoprice has expanded so much so that they have created an audiophile-magazine splashy-ad type of a website to highlight all the products. There’s a total of eight Monolith branded headphones now. Guess the names before looking and win fabulous (virtual) prizes ^_^

Monoprice M1060C Closed Planar Headphones for $250

This is an old fashioned sale, no coupon code or minimum purchase required to get these deals at Monoprice:

+ closed-back over-ear M1060C planar-magnetic headphones for $250 with free standard US shipping
+ UPDATE: offer ends 11/6/18

+ Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $100 with free US shipping

+ Monoprice Deep Blue 10 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for $20 with free US S&H

+ Monoprice 4-Channel Speaker Selector for $15 plus shipping

I forgot to mention these in the original post, more action:

+ Monoprice Neckband Wireless Bluetooth Earphones with Retractable Earbuds for $35 with free US shipping

+ Brushed Aluminum Desk Headphone Stand for the very specific price of $9.74 plus shipping; up to 20 per customer at the sale price; no volume discount because they are already on sale;

Now shipping: Monolith Liquid Platinum HeadAmp by Cavalli

One more headphone-related product is now in-stock and shipping at the Monoprice website. It is the new condition Monolith Liquid Platinum Headphone Amplifier by Alex Cavalli, PID 33305, going for $700 plus shipping. The number of new products at Monoprice has increased so much so that this is in the 33,000s. The good old 8323 closed over-ears were merely in the 8000s…

Monoprice Headphone Stand (Aluminum) for $18 w/free S&H

Monoprice is back with a handful of special audio-related offers, some of which get unconditional free standard US shipping without coupons or other songs-and-dances…

+ Headphone Stand (PID 24462) for $18 with free standard US shipping
+ full aluminum construction; no assembly required

+ Monolith by Monoprice 6ft RCA Cable for $18 with free standard US shipping

+ Onyx Series Auxiliary 3.5mm TRS Audio Cable, 3ft for $1.05

+ Monolith by Monoprice Amplifier/Component Stand for $24

+ Lightweight on-ear headphones for $19
+ unboxing post coming soon [pictures taken; I must process them and write up the blog-post]…

Monoprice Monolith USB DAC for $85 w/FS

It’s a sale, not coupon-based at the Monopriced of select audio products, headlined by the new condition Monolith USB DAC, Product 29512, going for $85 with free standard US shipping during this promotion. Think of this as a DragonQuest AudioFly type of a competitor device. Okay, it’s AudioQuest Dragonfly ^_^

Purchasing a product that gets free shipping also helps (or eliminates depending on weight/etc) the S&H fee of other Monoprice products, so you may also be interested in these sales which don’t get free shipping on their own:

+ Monoprice Lightweight Closed On-Ears, PID 13191, for $10
+ these have shared lineage with the AmazonBasics on-ears and also sell under a couple of other brand names. I’ve had both but not at the same time ~ from memory they seem to have a similar sound signature, a pretty good value for modern music with some modest and rather tasteful bassiness ~ considering their price
+ an unboxing post is in the works, followed by a review

+ Wired Earbuds with Mic/Remote, PID 18591, for $2.49
+ very serviceable for the price, the kind you keep in bags and cars and workplaces and give to kids and friends and relatives who break or lose things all the time
+ these are of utilitarian use, don’t throw away the Tennmak PROs 🙂

Monoprice MP Gaming headphone for $13 w/FS

If you are looking for a basic gaming headset with free US shipping [and don’t want to hunt for coupons and rebates and such], for a limited time, the Monoprice website is offering the new condition Monoprice MP Gaming for the very specific price of $13.41 with free standard US shipping. These average 3.4 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews.

Speaking of Monoprice, if you are going to place an order anyway, there’s a handful of earphones that go as low as $2.49 per pair towards the middle of their Spooky sales. If your order already qualifies for free shipping, or if the items you are buying are lightweight [eg earphones], then they have minimal impact on the S&H fee.

PS: unrelated, but in the next few hours I will do another dive into Amazon Warehouse Deals, so expect a few posts to come out of that adventure [assuming they are notable deals of course]…

Now shipping: Monoprice HR-5 (Open or Closed options)

Monoprice continues to roll out new products, and among them are two new headphones under the HR-5 model. One pair is open-back, the other pair is closed-back. They sell for $70 each and they are, as of the time of writing, in-stock and shipping at the Monoprice website… These are wired with removable earpads (two pairs included), along with a case [see picture #4 in their gallery over there] and … I know little and less about these, so be sure to check your favorite audiophoolia websites and forums for more details…

UPDATE: thanks to Allan in the comments for pointing out this Head=Fi thread that discusses these headphones!

Budget Monoprice Two Pairs of Earphones with Free Shipping

Good until the end of day (in the pacific time zone), Monoprice is having an audio sale that also has two “secret” coupons! Coupon code EAR10 gets you TWO pairs of the MP10 budget earphones for $14 total with free shipping, while coupon code EAR20 gets you TWO pairs of the MP20 budget in-ears for $24 with likewise free shipping.

PS: the MP20 mayhaps look a little bit Symphonized?

Monoprice MP5 Earphones for $4.49 w/free S&H

A doorbuster at the Monoprice website. Not only it is on sale, but it gets the all important free US standard shipping, even if you only buy one pair of earphones! It is the new condition Monoprice MP5 earphones going for $4.49 with free US shipping (no minimum order amount), with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. The other nice thing of the free shipping on this, if you buy other items that don’t get free shipping, the free shipping promotion may absorb some (or all ~ depending on items) of their S&H fees.

PS: a handful of other Monoprice headphones and audio products are on sale and/or get free standard US shipping.

Monoprice MP10 Earphones for $8 w/free S&H and more

The Monoprice website has a trio of coupons running until Monday but they also have some stand-alone sales with free standard US shipping:

+ MP10 In-Ears for $8 with free standard US shipping
+ these look like stubby shallow insertion basic earphones with a 4.1 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews
+ these are eligible for the coupons but your order total must reach the coupon minimum amounts before you get the coupon discount
+ five of these are $25+, making them eligible for the $5 off $25+ coupon [see below], making them $7 per
+ limit ten per customer

+ open-box Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $80 with free standard US shipping
+ not coupon eligible

Coupons Ending Monday 6/25/18
+ GOAL5 is $5 off orders of $25+
+ GOAL20 is 20% off orders of $150+
+ GOAL25 is 25% off orders of $300+
+ these minimum purchase thresholds must needs be reached with products that are eligible for the discount. Non-coupon-eligible products don’t count towards the minimum needed to activate the coupon discounts