Open-Box Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled for $115

Another refill of the longer running Woot Plus headphone sale includes the open-box Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled (obviously DJ) headphones going for $115 with free shipping for Prime members (or $5 flat for non-members) and with a 30-day Woot warranty. These are wired closed-back headphones, no bluetooth here…

Open-Box Monoprice M1060C Closed Planars for $269

It is not eligible for the Friday/Sat coupons but it is on sale on its own, you can get the Open-Box Monoprice M1060C closed-back over-ear planar-magnetic headphones for $269 with free standard US shipping. The new condition price is $330, so that’s $61 of savings by going open-box.

Open-box Sennheiser HD 4.20S Closed Over-Ears for $32 w/FS

If you want a relatively lightweight pair of closed-back over-ear headphones whose #1 feature is comfy thick earpads, the Sennheiser HD 4.20S (don’t smoke them!) are available in “Used – Like New” (open-box condition) for $32~ by Blinq through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Free shipping for all but they are not Prime eligible.

Blinq has 14 units available as of the time of writing. As we mentioned yesterday, Blinq is “blessed” by Sennheisser to sell their open-box headphones.

We have a text and pictures unboxing of these right here…

Open box Senneiser HD 569 Closed for $73

If you are interested in the current-generation of Sennheiser HD 5** headphones, and don’t want to pay new condition prices, Blinq is offering the closed-back over-ear HD 569 for $73~ with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They are not Prime eligible.

Blinq sales of open-box Sennheiser headphones are “blessed” by Sennheiser – if you go to the Sennheiser website and click on the “Outlet” link, it will take you to the Blinq website showing their nearly 300 (!) Sennheiser products.

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition, NewEgg is offering a $50 promotional e-gift card if you purchase these for $180…

[DEAD] Open Box Sennheiser HD 800 for $909

As of a 4/17/18 AM re-check, this sold out at this price…

The open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are available in “Like New – Open Box” condition for $909 with free shipping at Blinq directly or through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD). Both the Blinq website and AWD say there are two left. Since these ship directly from Blinq, we can assume that there is a total of two, not two at each place.

Open-box Audeze EL8 Open Over-Ears for $399

The open-back over-ear planar-magnetic Audeze EL-8 headphones are currently offered in open-box “Used – Like New” condition with full warranty per the individual listing of Gramophone (Maryland authorized dealer) through Amazon Warehouse Deals for $399 with free shipping. These ship directly from Gramophone and are not Prime eligible. Another seller has them for the same price (World Wide Stereo) but their listing does not promise a fully warranty.

[DEAD] Open-box Philips X2HR Over-Ears for $171

As of a 4/3/18 AM re-check, the open-box option sold out again…

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Used/Open-Box Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset (iOS) for $239

If you are curious about Sennheiser’s 3D earphones but don’t want to pay the $300 new condition price, Blinq has the Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset (iOS) in “Used – Like New” open-box condition offered for $239 [WAS $225] with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Blinq’s sale of used/open-box products is endorsed by Sennheiser as we learned yesterday

Used (Open Box Like New) Beats Solo 3 for $138

A limited time sale on select random products at Blinq includes the open-box like-new Beats Solo 3 bluetooth on-ear headphones for $138~ with free shipping and easy returns. The Solo 3s are in the “center square” of the promotion 🙂

Used Focal Elear for $589

Marketplace seller “Fique” (99%, 656 ratings, New Jersey) is offering the open-back over-ear FOCAL ELEAR in “Used – Like New” (open box return) condition for $589 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Fique and it is not Prim eligible. Per the shopping cart they have two units available. They have a gallery of six pictures of the unit offered.

Philips X2HR Open-Over Ear for $182 Open-Box or $235 New Condition

Look who’s back! The open-back over-ear Philips X2HR/27 headphones are available in open-box condition for $182 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend. They are in-stock and ready to ship. They are marked as “Scratch & Dent” which includes 45-day no-hassle returns but no manufacturer warranty.

As of 4/1/18 recheck, this coupon expired: But if you prefer new condition, fear not! Coupon code MFX2HR drops the price of the new condition from $295 to $235 also at Musician’s Friend. This too is in-stock and ready to ship…

You can test the coupons without having to create an account. Simply add items of interest to the shopping cart, proceed to the shopping cart, and page down to locate the coupon code box and type it in there.

[DEAD] Open-Box Monoprice 8323 Closed Over-Ears for $10

AS of a 3/19/18 PM recheck, this sold out again…

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Open box open-back Sennheiser HD 559 for $61 w/free S&H

The open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 559 are currently available in “Used – Like New” condition for $61~ with free shipping by Blinq through Amazon Warehouse Deals (ships directly from Blinq, not Prime eligible) or from the Blinq website directly.

Open-box Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC for $105 w/FS

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC (bluetooth and ANC) over-ears are currently on sale in Open-Box New-Other condition for $105 with free shipping by Blinq through eBay with up to five pairs per customer at the sale price. Over 100 units have been sold so far from the eBay listing per the eBay stats over there.

Ends Sat PM: refurb Beats X for $46, open-box 16GB iPod Touch 6 for $120, Etc

Blinq is having a Featured Sale that includes some audio-related products running until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern. The coupon is applied automatically in the cart, but in case of technical issues, you can also find the coupon at the aforelinked page.

The coupon is a 25% off discount, and it drops the prices of the following items as follows:

+ open-box iPod Touch 6 (16GB, blue) for $120~
+ three left; this has a Lightning connector

+ open-box iPod Nano (16GB, 7th generation, blue) for $130~

+ factory refurbished Beats X bluetooth earphones for $46~ in black or blue

+ see them all at the Blinq Featured Sale
+ free shipping on all purchases regardless of price
+ 30-day money back guarantee on purchases

Because of the nature of Blinq (they pick up returns and overstocks and sell them to consumers) the risk of something having to be returned is higher than buying something brand new sealed in box, so the free shipping and 30-day returns go a long way towards mitigating the risk. Unless you hate returning things with a passion 🙂

Open-box Hifiman HE-400i Planar Magnetics for $120

Planar temptation! BuyDIG is now offering the open-box HIFIMAN HE400i Special Edition (the dark blue chrome color scheme) for $120 with free shipping and free returns. That’s right $120! This is an open-box closeout sale of the “while supplies last” kind. They are open-back over-ear planar-magnetic headphones. Certainly not a bad price! The biggest risk is Hifiman’s quality control with their headphones falling apart, so keep that in mind [check various audio forums for more on that front].

Under “Package Contents” it says this comes with a 1-year warranty. Further down the product listing there’s also an option for a Mack 3-year extended warranty for $20 more.

Speaking of BuyDIG, they are offering the new condition Teac TN-400S Belt-driven Turntable with S-Shaped Tonearm in the gloss black color scheme for $229 with free shipping until March 3rd. No coupon/rebate needed.

Open-box Blue Microphones ELLA planar-magnetic drop to $550

The last time we posted about the Blue Microphones ELLA planar-magnetic and powered headphones they were going for $590 in open-box condition, but now they have dripped further down, going for $550 with free shipping in open-box condition by authorized dealer OneCall directly or through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Per the listing, they come with a full warranty.

Open-box Sennheiser PC 373D Gaming Headset for $122 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: I totally forgot about this, Massdrop has an in-stock drop on the new condition Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X Gaming Headset for $120 with free shipping and 2-year warranty. “In-stock drops” ship within a week of purchase, unlike the classic “drops” that can take months. An in-stock drop opens and closes every 24 hours. At the end of each 24 hour cycle, orders that were placed get processed and are shipped out in 2-3 business days. We track these in our Massdrop Tracker

Good until the end of the month (2/28/18) an automatic in-cart coupon drops the price of the Like-New Open-Box Sennheiser PC 373D Gaming Headset from $151~ to $128~ with free shipping and free returns. The coupon code is FEBVIDEOGAMES15 but it gets added automatically when you add the item to your shopping cart – you shouldn’t have to enter it manually.

Open-box Noble Audio X Universal IEMs for $197

Blinq is back with another like-new open-box type of a promotion and as of the time of writing, their product page says they have only one unit available of the Noble Audio X Universal IEMs with a 2-pin to lightning connector, going for the very specific price of $196.49 with free shipping and free returns.

PS: if you are not familiar with Blinq, they explain how they get their inventory on their web pages over there. They sift through returned and overstock items from other retailers, and sell them on their own website at a discount. They also offer a 10% off coupon if it’s your first order (it’s mentioned prominently on their website).

Beats Solo 3 for $135 (refurb) or $155 (open box)

An automatic 20% off discount that appears in the shopping cart (coupon FEBSILVER20 in case of cart issues) at BLINQ until 2/23/18 at 9am eastern drop the price of the following two matte silver Beats Solo 3 Wireless on-ear headphones (model MR3T2LL/A) as follows:

+ Factory Refurbished drops from $169 to $135

+ Open-Box Like New drops from $194 to $155

They offer free shipping and free returns.

Open Box Used Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Over-Ears for $74

Getting the Innerfidelity blessing is helping the Sennheiser HD 4.40 bluetooth over-ear headphones keep their prices at a profitable margin, but if you don’t want to wait for another sale (they were a $100 Amazon deal of the day in late November 2017), there is an alternative, you can get them in “Used – Like New” open-box condition by BLINQ through Amazon Warehouse Deals for $74~ with free shipping.

Speaking of the HD 4.* series and Blinq, they have the HD 4.20s closed-back over-ears wired in “Used – Like New” open-box condition for $41~ with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. We actually have a text and pictures unboxing of these. Their thick earpads are their #1 feature.

Both ship directly from Blinq and are not Prime eligible…

Open box Sony MDR100 H.Ear Bluetooth On-Ears for $115

This is a while supplies last promotion. As of the time of writing, there are 14 units available of the open-box closeout Sony MDR100 H.Ear On-Ear with Bluetooth and NFC going for $115 with free shipping at BuyDIG

[OLD POST] Used Fiio K1 USB DAC/amp for $30 w/free S&H

This was superseded by a better deal on 2/19/18…

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Open box Hifiman RE-400i for $25 w/free S&H

The first of two Hifiman in-ear posts! The Hifiman RE-400i (with iOS mic/remote) is available in “Used – Like New” (Open Box) condition for the very specific price of $24.77 with free shipping, sold by authorized dealer Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Electronics Expo, so everyone gets free shipping, however, it is not Prime eligible.

Open box Sennheiser HD25 Light On-Ears for $86

The Sennheiser HD25 Light on-ear closed-back DJ headphones go for $130 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them for $86.49 with free shipping in Open Box condition from BlinQ either thru Amazon or through the BlinQ eBay Store.

Used Open-Box Chord Mojo DAC/amp for $450

It’s back down to $450 again for the “Used – Very Good” open-box condition CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp with those marble-style buttons, offered at this price by real-world A/V dealer “HiDef Lifestyle” through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from HiDef and it is not Prime eligible.

[DEAD] Open-box Apple Airpods for $135 + S&H after coupon

These coupons expired…

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

As of a 2/6/18 recheck, the open-box sold out and the new condition price skyrocketed to $70. Side-effects of a sustained hype train 🙂

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[DEAD] Open-Box Monoprice Sonic Solace ANC/BT Over-Ears for $32 + S&H after coupon

These coupons expired…

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Used Open Box Sennheiser HD 650 for $256

If of all the various Sennheiser options it is the HD 650 the one you want, it is currently available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition for $256 with free shipping by BLINQ through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD). This ships directly from Blinq and it is not Prime eligible. The new condition price is steady at $315 these days at authorized Sennheiser dealers.

The same seller has the all new HD 660S in Used Open Box condition for $438~ also through AWD.

Of note, upsetting the 600/650 truce is the Massdrop HD 6XX for $200 whose “drop” (aka offer) is currently inactive.

Open-box Noontec Zoro or Zoro HD for $13 with free S&H

Perhaps we have entered “Valentine’s Gift Buying” season because there’s more activity on the deals front. BuyDIG is offering 15% off their Clearance sale items with coupon code CLEAROUT15 until 1/31/18. This sale includes 29 headphones.

If you are looking for a budget closed-back on-ear headphone, as of the time of writing there are three listings of open-box Noontec Zoro On-Ears. The price is $15 with free shipping. Using the coupon CLEAROUT15 drops the price by 15%, making them $12.75 with free shipping. One of the three listings is the Zoro HD, while the other two are the Zoro.

As of the time of writing, there are two units left for the Zoro HD, and 3 and 10 of the two color schemes of the Zoro.

At their time, before the improved Beats Solo 2 came out, these Beats clones were considered by many to be a more decent Beats-style sound than the actual Beats. These are folding headphones. Plenty has been written about them if you are willing to dig into the search engines and the audio forums.

Open-box Focal CLEAR for $1399

This is the first time I’ve seen this headphone available as used at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Marketplace seller “Wired for less” (100%, 1345 ratings) offers it in “Used – Like New” open-box condition for $1400 with free shipping instead of the $1500 price in new condition. This ships directly from the marketplace seller and it is not Prime eligible.

Philips SHP-9500S: New for $50 [updated]

The new condition new condition model is currently in-stock and on sale for $50 with free shipping until Thursday night (or earlier if sold out) by NewEgg actual.

As of 1/22/18 AM recheck, the open-box option is sold out and cannot be ordered. The price remains $38 on the page though… It is back in-stock but not currently on sale. the open-box Philips SHP-9500S are going for $38 with free shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual.… The lowest price I could find on this blog on the open-box option was $30 after coupon.

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:

It is worth the price for sure, new or open-box, but in my opinion this headphone got way too overhyped, raising expectations to unrealistic squared 🙂

Open Box Monoprice M565 Open Planars for $170 + S&H

Monoprice has refilled their open box and refurbished sale page with more inventory and among them you can get the open-box Monolith M565 open-back planars for $170 plus shipping. The new condition price is $200.

Speaking of which, you can the open-box Monolith M1060 open-back planars for $250 plus shipping. The new condition price is $300.

Strategically it might be a good idea to buy these together with other items that are eligible for free shipping, so you won’t pay as much for shipping for them.

PS: Monoprice had a big bang of new headphone gear at CES 2018, including closed-back planars and a whole range of DAC/amps, from a tiny laptop model to a 20 pounder tube!

Open box Sony MDR-100ABN ANC/BT Over-Ears for $100

Some eBay action now, where eBay seller “Quick Ship Electronics” is offering the Sony MDR-100ABN ANC/BT headphones for $100 with free shipping with up to five pairs per customer in “New – Other” Open-Box condition. These are over-ears, with a built-in battery and a 1-year warranty from the seller Quick Ship Electronics (not Sony USA).