[DEAD] Open-box Philips SHP-9500S for $35 w/free S&H

As of a 12/16/17 at 1:15pm ET, the open-box Philips SHP-9500S sold out once again and cannot be ordered… However the price remains $35 on the page… I will be monitoring the situation and post updates when I notice it returning…

It’s back on again! The open-box Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ear headphones are back in-stock at NewEgg for $35 with free shipping and handling…

PS: we have a text and pictures unboxing of these. Eventually I’ll post a detailed review of these but I can’t promise a date because I’ll probably miss it 🙂 Detachable cable as you can see in the picture:

Open-Box CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp for $449

Marble buttons, here we come! The CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp is available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition with full warranty for $449 with free shipping by authorized dealer Gramophone of Maryland through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $529.

Open-box Focal ELEAR for $689 + S&H [updated]

UPDATE 12/9/17 at 11:20am ET: the price now is $689 for all listings…

UPDATE 12/7/17 at 9:26am ET: now we are up to four separate listings, the price range remains the same…

UPDATE 12/6/17 at 11:33am ET: now we are down to two listings instead of three…

With the new CLEAR headphones coming in between the ELEAR and the UTOPIA, we have movement on the ELEAR pricing front. These came out at $1000. At the moment there are three open-box listings of these at Adorama with prices ranging from $669 to $689 depending on condition. Shipping is extra and starts around $14 (YMMV slightly based on zipcode).

PS: if you don’t see any headphones at the linked page, it means all three listings have sold out.

Open-box Sony MDR-Z7 for $500

A compromise between getting a headphone used or brand new from authorized dealers is to get it open-box from authorized dealers, which typically includes the same warranty as a new condition. So if want to triangulate the closed-back Sony MDR-Z7 in this fashion, you can get it in open-box condition for $500 by OneCall directly or by OneCall thru eBAY. Their eBay listing says there are three units available.

On the used front, you can get in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) for $419~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

[DEAD] Open-box Philips SHP-9500S for $35 w/free S&H

As of a 12/6/17 at 10:35am ET recheck, these sold out once again…

The open-box Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ear headphones are back in-stock at NewEgg for $35 with free shipping and handling…

PS: we have a text and pictures unboxing of these. Eventually I’ll post a detailed review of these but I can’t promise a date because I’ll probably miss it 🙂

[SOLD OUT] Open-Box Monoprice M1060 Planars for $200 w/FS

As of Tuesday 11/28/17, this is sold out and cannot be ordered BUT the price remains $200…

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[DEAD] Open Box Chord Mojo for $449

These used prices got scooped up as well as “Marble Mania 2017” continues… 🙂

If you can’t resist those marble-style buttons, the Chord Mojo is currently available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition from authorized dealer Gramophone of Maryland for $449 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Gramophone and it is not Prime eligible.

The new condition price is $529.

Open Box Polk Tower Speakers for $649 to $1299

And now something different, a trio of open-box Polk speaker setups have gone on a Black Friday sale at Adorama with free shipping as follows:

+ open box Polk 2x S50 Small Tower/S30 Center/S10 Surround Speaker/HTS 10 10″ SW for $649

+ open box Polk Audio Home Theater 2x S60 Tower/S35 Center/S20 Bookshelf Speaker for $999

+ open box Polk Audio 2x S60 Home Theater Tower Speaker With Audio Bundle for $1299

Open-box Blue Microphones ELLA planar-magnetic for $590

The Blue Microphones ELLA planar-magnetic over-ear headphones go for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get it in open-box condition at ONECALL for $590 with free shipping and a full warranty as Onecall is an authorized dealer for all the brands they carry.

Refurbished Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp for $150 [or Make Offer on $210 Open-Box]

The Sony PHA-1A portable DAC/amp currently goes for $300 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers. But if you want to cut the price in half and still get a warranty, you can get it in refurbished condition for $150 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty by Secondipity through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Secondipity, no Prime shipping.

If you prefer a condition somewhere in-between new and refurbished, and you are mayhaps willing to digitally haggle using ebay’s “Best Offer” system, there is an open-box eBay listing on this by RazorDog Audio’s eBay store offering it for $209 with “Make Offer” enabled. Their listing says this is an open-box return with less than 5 hours usage and full warranty. Razor Dog is an authorized dealer.

“Make Offer” aka “Best Offer” is an official way created by eBay for sellers and buyers to haggle over a price using the eBay system. As long as the haggling happens within this system, it is 100% okay with eBay rules.

[DEAD] Open-Box AKG N90Q LE ANC headphones for $759 [or less]

The eBay listing for this is over…

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[DEAD] Open-box Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 DAP for $929

The eBay listing for this is over…

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[DEAD] Open-box Philips SHP-9500S for $38 w/free S&H

This sold-out again as of a 11/5/17 AM re-check…

The open-box Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ear Philips SHP-9500S headphones are back in-stock at NewEgg for $38 with free shipping. The new condition price is around $50.

PS: we have a text and pictures unboxing of these. Eventually I’ll post a detailed review of these but I can’t promise a date because I’ll probably miss it 🙂

Open-Box HIFIMAN EF100 110V Headphone & Integrated Amplifier for $300

The HIFIMAN EF100 110V Headphone & Integrated Amplifier is available for $300 in two different situations as follows…

Then on eBay, the AudioLab Outlet store has one unit available in “New – Other” Store Demo condition for the same price with free shipping from PA.

This sold out: At Amazon Warehouse Deals, authorized dealer “Electronics EXPO” (EE) is offering it in “Used – Like New” Open-box condition for $300, sold by EE, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping.

Open-box NVX XPT-100 Closed Over-Ear Studio headphones for $50 w/free S&H

One of the no-frills closed-back over-ear studio headphones is the NVX XPT-100, and as of the time of writing, there are five units of them available in OPEN BOX condition for $50 with free shipping by Sonix Electronix on eBay.

They have also dropped in new condition (Prime eligible) where they average 4 out of 5 based on 143 customer reviews and they have 38 answered questions.

[DEAD] Open-box Monoprice 8323 Closed Over-Ears for $10 + S&H

As of a 11/16/17 recheck, this is sold out…

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[DEAD] Open-box Philips SHP-9500S for $38 w/free S&H

As of a 10/21/17 AM re-check, the open-box is out of stock again, but the new condition remains in-stock for $52 with free shipping…

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[DEAD] Open-box Philips SHP9500S for $30 after coupon

UPDATE 10/19/17 at 9am ET: This is out of stock again… The coupon expires at 11:59pm pacific on today, so there is still a glimmer of hope it might return before it expires…

Just in the nick of time, the open-box Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ear headphones are back in-stock at NewEgg and eligible for the 20% off coupon code 71012PBS054 (that’s the coupon code)! The price before the coupon is $38, and it drops to $30~ after coupon. Free shipping! The coupon expires 10/18/17.

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[DEAD] Open-Box Philips SHP-9500S has a 20% off coupon BUT it is out of stock and CANNOT be ordered

This offer expired…

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[DEAD] Open-Box Audeze LCD-3 (Z&L) for $1249

This sale ended…

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Open-Box FOCAL Elear for $550 with coupon

During the RMAF 2017 festivities, up high in the Rockies, FOCAL showed their new CLEAR (yes, that’s the name) audiophile headphone that sits between the ELEAR and the UTOPIA and is priced at $1500. There are a couple of videos on it posted the last few hours on The YouTube.

If the CLEAR price is not …cleared by your Spouse/CFO but you still want FOCAL audiophile headphones, there is an alternative. The FOCAL Elear are available in open-box condition for $550 with coupon code OCTOBER17 at Adorama.com. The price before you enter the coupon code is $999.

If you are not familiar with how their website works, step by step instructions after the break…

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Philips SHP-9500S for $50 [open-box sold out]

The Philips SHP-9500S and its predecessor the SHP-9500 generated a lot of hype, much of it deserved, however, as it is often the case with hype, it went out of control, and the echo chamber of gurus and recommendation waves made it even worse. Still for the price, it’s a pretty good value, just don’t expect it to be better than every single open-back headphone out there 🙂

As of a 10/8/17 recheck, the in open box condition for $38 is currently sold out and cannot be ordered.

As of the same recheck, the new condition continues to be available for $50 with free shipping.

Both listings are sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not iffy marketplace sellers.

We have a useful text and pictures unboxing. A review is coming later on, hopefully before the “Winds of Winter” is published 😉

Open-box Focal Spark Wireless IEMs for $75

While the FOCAL four-figures audiophiles are wondering and wandering about the miracles of wonders of the new FOCAL CLEAR that is allegedly going to be priced somewhere between the ELEAR ($1000) and the UTOPIA ($4000) according to the HeadFi CanJam RMAF 2017 Preview Show [YouTube embedded below, the Focal Clear is the first headphone teased], we have a discount on the Focal Spark bluetooth earphones.

Both colors are available in open-box condition by authorized dealer HiDef Lifestyle, offering them for $75 with free shipping (instead of their $100 new condition authorized dealer price) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This link shows the lowest price by color. Click on “See all offers for this product” next to the color’s name to see the expanded listings per color.

They average 3.4 out of 5 based on a lucky 13 customer reviews at Amazon.

Open-box Focal Spark bluetooth earphones for $79

The Focal Spark bluetooth earphones go for $99 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to get your Focal fix for less, they are available in open-box condition (“Used – Like New”) with all conditions and inspected by the seller, authorized dealer “Listen UP” of Colorado, selling it thru Amazon. This ships directly from LISTEN UP and it is not Prime eligible.

Open-box Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier for $799

The Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier is currently available open-box condition (“Used – Like New”) for $799 with free shipping from authorized dealer Gramophone (in Maryland) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from Gramophone in Maryland. The new condition price is $1000.

[DEAD] Open Box AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC/Amp for $178

As of 8/24/17 PM recheck, this is no longer available at this price/condition…

The red AudioQuest DragonFly (different colors are different models) USB DAC/amp is stubborn at its $200 price, but occasionally you can find it at a small discount used, such as this open-box condition “Used – Like New” listing going for $178 with free shipping by Butterfly Photo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Butterfly (butterflies NOT included) and it is not Prime eligible.

Open-Box BeatsX bluetooth earphones for $80

The Beats X bluetooth earphones are available in “New – Hassle Free” condition, or open-box or brown-box or whatever you wanna call it: you get the earphones and original accessories but not in the retail packaging. Instead they will come in a brown box or a white box or bulk packaging. This condition means a discount, you pay $80 with free shipping at Tech Rabbit.

Tech Rabbit offers a 30-day return policy and a 1-year warranty covered by them (not the manufacturer). Only the black color scheme is currently in-stock.

[DEAD] Open-box Hifiman RE600S for $49

As of 8/24/17 recheck, this is not available as used at the price…

The Hifiman RE600S V2 is the latest model, and it goes for $129 in new condition. If you prefer the first generation, or a much lower price, the first generation model is available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition from authorized dealer “Electronics Expo” for $49~ with free shipping by Electronics Expo (EE) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from EE, and it is not Prime eligible.

[DEAD] Used HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ears for $30

As of 8/16/17 recheck, the $30 option sold out. The lowest used price is currently $39…

The HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ears go for $49 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used earphones, they are available in “Used – Like New” condition for $30 by a marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon, and for $39 in open-box condition from authorized dealer, both listings through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

[DEAD] Open-box Chord Mojo DAC/amp for $450

This sold out in open-box condition…

The Chord Mojo has been successful enough that its new condition price is steady at $500 and its used prices are not ventured much further down. So if you want to save some and you are comfortable with open-box from authorized dealers, Maryland’s Gramophone is offering it in “Used – Like New” Open-box condition with full warranty for $449 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Gramophone and it is not Prime eligible. The new condition price is $500.

PS: as usual, when shopping at Amazon Warehouse Deals, make sure you pay close attention to who the actual seller of each listing is. There are some “Just Launched” and low feedback sellers that are very high risk. Unfortunately Amazon has yet to find a way to automatically purge them forever.

Open-box Blue Ella Planars w/full warranty for $590

The Blue Ella planar-magnetic headphones go for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, yet still get the full manufacturer warranty, you can get them in open-box condition from OneCall, an authorized and respected A/V dealer, for $590 with free shipping.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used, and you don’t need the warranty, they have now dropped to $456~ in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. It is good to have choices 🙂

Open-box Philips SHP-9500S for $42 w/free S&H

If you don’t want to wait for future sale on the Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ear headphones, they are back in-stock in open-box condition for $42 with free shipping by NewEgg actual. From what I recall, the open-box went as low as $35 or so, so if you don’t need to get this right away, you can wait for the next sale.

If you are curious about this headphone, we have a text and pictures unboxing post. I am planning to use this headphone as a guinea pig for my “long form review” format. In the future 🙂

In the meantime, METAL571 just posted a 12-minute video review of this headphone, which you can also find YouTube-embedded below.

[DEAD] Open box Philips SHP9500S for $40 with free S&H

As of 6/26/17 recheck, this is sold-out and cannot be ordered (until more inventory becomes available)…

The open-back over-ear Philips SHP9500S are also available once again in open-box condition for $40 with free shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg actual.

I have posted an unboxing post on these. I am planning to use these as the guinea pig for my long-form multi-page format review experiment 🙂

Open box Fiio A3 portable head-amp for $49

The Fiio A3 portable headphone amp is currently available in Open Box condition (Used – Like New, full warranty) for $49 with free shipping by Maryland’s Gramohpone through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Graomphone and is not Prime eligible. A few other options are available in similar prices depending on the color.

[DEAD] Open-box Meridian Explorer2 DAC for $149

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

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