Friday: Philips SE CL-502 in-ears for $9

On the utilitarian single-figure front, good for Friday 10/25/19, Newegg is offering as part of its daily deals the new condition Philips SE CL-502 basic in-ears for $9 with free US shipping. Up to three per customer at the sale price.

PS: this has one review, a 1-star review, but it appears to be a confused user, as the complaint is that there is no mic/remote. The spartan listing does not promise that, neither the gallery picture of the packaging has any hints of a mic/remote. But it is also possible that the listing may have been edited or had previously been hijacked by marketplace sellers.

Wedn: Philips SHP-9500 open over-ears for $65

Sometimes cancel culture gets to headphones too but the open-back over-ear Philips SHP-9500 managed to get reborn of smoke and salt, and it is one of the Newegg deals of the day for Wednesday 10/23/19, going for $65 with free US shipping with up to three pairs per customer, sold by Newegg actual, not marketplace sellers…

Note however that before the Great Cancellation this was on sale for as low as $45 or so. But since it came back it managed to hold a higher price thanks to all the forum hype and it getting on many recommendation lists for sub-$100 headphones…

If you are not in a hurry to get it, keep an eye out for the various sellers at Ali Express to see if anyone blinks and discounts it. As of the time of writing, the Newegg daily deal “defeats” the Ali prices…

I didn’t use the original 9500, but I do have a text and pictures unboxing of the SHP-9500S. Their differences are small but a lot has been written about them in the forums 🙂

Friday: Philips SE-CL-502K Basic In-Ears for $7 w/FS

FRiday on your mind with a budget name-brand earphone. It’s the new condition Philips SE-CL-502/K basic earphone going for $7 with free US shipping by NewEgg actual with up to three per customer. This is in the black color scheme. Per the spartan description over there, this has a 1-button remote/mic upon its cable. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and you get the sale price…

Meanwhile at Woot they have the new condition Beats X bluetooth in-ears (neckband style) going for $70 with free shipping for Prime members in your choice of black or white color-schemes with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year Apple warranty…

EU: Philips X2-HR Open Over-Ears for 139 euro

Amazon Germany has now leapfrogged Amazon USA in terms of the absolute number of the price for the new condition open-back over-ear Philips X2-HR headphones, going for a limited time for 139 euro at amazon.de while the lowest price at the amazon mothership is $150.

Speaking of the Amazon mothership, one marketplace seller has the older Philips X2 open over-ears for $108~ in “Used – Very Good” condition. The listing says this is new in open package. The marketplace seller averages 99% with 31K rankings. Note however that this ships directly from the seller [not fulfilled by Amazon] which increases the risk…

The Sub-$100 Legend is Back, sold by Amazon Actual (SHP-9500)

The sub-$100 open-back legend is back sold by Amazon actual, not by marketplace sellers. Yes, it’s the Philips SHP-9500 currently going for $79~, sold and shipped by Amazon.

This headphone went as low as $50 before it had ran out a couple of years ago.

We have a text-and-pictures unboxing of the SHP-9500 purchased before it ran out, somewhere between 2016-2017. “L” is for Left, not for “Loser” 🙂

the earcups

Both this and the Philips X2HR are solidly back in production. The X2HR goes for $175~ by Amazon actual and $150 by a marketplace seller (fulfilled by Amazon, so the risk is reduced).

On the European side of things, it currently goes for $200 euro at Amazon Germany

Philips Fidelio X2-HR Open Over-Ears for $150

This time they are available for all to buy, not just Prime members! The Philips headphone brand has been resurrected ~ thank the Seven Gods for the Cylon Resurrection ship hidden behind the moon!

So you can now get the new condition Philips Fidelio X2-HR open-back over-ear headphones for $150 with free US shipping with up to six per customer (they may have just six left, not have a “limit 6” per customer).

Optionally, while logged on to your Amazon account, you may see an offer for an installment plan. In my case, I see an offer that says five monthly payments of $50. As long as it gets paid without issue, there’s no financing fee (eg, they’ll take $30 out of your credit/debit card for five months in a row ~ if the card doesn’t explode it’s all good).

PS: as to the differences between the X2 and the X2-HR, there’s plenty to find in the forums and the audiophoolia blogs…

EU: Philips X2HR/OO Open Over-Ears for 139 euro

And now we fly back to the European Union where Prime members at Amazon Germany can get the new condition open-back over-ear Philips X2HR/00 headphones for 139 euro with free shipping within Germany. Yes, the open-back Philips headphones are back! The price is close enough to the SHP-9500, making it a more difficult decision…

Philips X2-HR Open Over-Ears for $160 [Prime Deal]

Prime members, start your engines! Good until 1pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition open-back over-ear Philips X2-HR headphones for $160 with free shipping (obviously since these offers are for Prime members only). This is sold and shipped by Amazon.

PS: yes, the critically acclaimed open-back Philips headphones have made a comeback. More on that after Prime Days ends 🙂

Tuesday PrimeDay Lightning Deals including Philips X2HR, MEE M6B, B&O, 8323, Etc

Finally Amazon added a Headphones category when you are filtering the Lightning Deals of the day in the Gold Box and there we can see which headphones are on deck to go live throughout Prime Day #2, aka Tuesday July 16 in 2019.

These are in the order they will appear. I’m only posting the potentially interesting ones, I can’t post 70+ of them 🙂

+ Philips X2HR
+ MEE Audio M6B bluetooth earphones
+ B&O Play H4 bluetooth closed-back
+ Amazon-popular brands like TaoTronics and Anker and Cowin and SoundPeats
+ Pioneer Rayz in-ears (Lightning)
+ Plantronics Backbeat GO 410
+ AIWA Arc-1 bluetooth closed-back
+ AmazonBasics On-Ears (price before sale $15 to $16 depending on color)
+ NuForce BE Live5 bluetooth earhpones
+ Monoprice 8323 closed over-ears
+ various Plantronics

Tue: Philips SHB-9850-NC BT/ANC Over-Ears for $48

At the chagrin of some audiophiles, combo Bluetooth with ANC over-ear headphones are all the rage these days, so every manufacturer and their sister brands are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Which brings us to one of the NewEgg deals du jour for Tuesday, promo code EMCSEEPU3 gets you the new condition Philips SHB9850NC/27 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $48 with free shipping. This runs on Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and AAC support.

Tue: Philips M2L Lightning Headphone for $40 w/FS

The good old Philips SHP 9500S ain’t walking through that door any time soon, but one of the NewEgg daily deals for Tuesday 10/23/18 has the new condition closed-back on-ear Philips M2L/27 Lightning headphones on sale for $40 with free shipping when you enter promo code EMCSEPRR3 over there.

Note that these headphones have a lightning connector and will ONLY work with a Lightning (Apple iPhones, iPods, iPads) port, not a conventional 3.5mm headphone jack.

Wedn: Philips O’Neill The Construct (Closed On-Ears) for $29

One of the Woot daily deals for 10/10/18 at Woot Electronics is the new condition Philips SHO7205 O’Neill The Construct closed-back on-ear headphones going for $29 with free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat (regardless of order size during a single calendar day in the central time zone) for non-members. It is available in two color schemes with up to ten pairs per customer.

PS: speaking of on-ears, the Monoprice lightweight closed on-ears are in, and an “unboxing post” is in the works. These appear to share a common ancestry with the AmazonBasics version [which appear to be gone from Amazon’s USA and Germany websites] but I don’t have them anymore, so I can’t compare them directly. From early listening, it sounds like they have a similar sound signature: tastefully bassy, better suited for modern music; not classical…

Philips X2 HR Open-Back Over-Ears for $199

The new condition Philips X2 HR open-back over-ear headphones are currently on sale for $199 with free shipping and handling at Guitar Center (with store pickup available depending on location and availability) and also at Musician’s Friend… Note that the Musician’s Friend in-stock estimate is late June 2018. Pretend it’s Massdrop 🙂

Philips SHE2105WT/28 Earbuds for $2.34

UPDATE 4/13/18: we now have our customary text and pictures unboxing of these earbuds 🙂

Earbuds with a mic/remote and you only pay $2? And it’s a name-brand manufacturer? Yes to all that! The new condition Philips SHE2105WT/28 earbuds (actual earbuds) in the white color scheme are on sale for $2.34 per pair by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you want at this price. They average 3.6 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews. They are an add-on item, so you need a $25+ order to buy them.

I bought one of them the last time they were on sale. I am using them as bed time earphones for podcast and audiobook listening. Because they are flat earbuds, I’m using them as mini speakers. I don’t actually use them conventionally by covering the ear canal (poor ears need to do so breathing at night). Instead I put them near or around the upper or lower ear.

PS: I will create an unboxing post for them soon 🙂

[DEAD] Philips SHP-9500S Open Over-Ears for $50 w/FS

As of a 4/17/18 re-check, this sold out (cannot be ordered until it returns again) and its price increased to $55…

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[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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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.

Philips O’Neill “The Construct” for $28

We have one more addition to the “Cheap Headphones” sale at Woot which in its current incarnation is running until the end of March 2018. It is the new condition Philips O’Neill “The Construct” headphones, model SHO7205, going for $28 with free shipping for Prime members, or $5 flat shipping for non-members. Limit up to ten pairs per customer. They come with a 1-year warranty from Philips.

Philips SHE2105WT/28 Earbuds for $2.18 [limit 3]

Earbuds with a mic/remote and you only pay $2? And it’s a name-brand manufacturer? Yes to all that! The new condition Philips SHE2105WT/28 earbuds (actual earbuds) in the white color scheme are on sale for $2.18 per pair by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 3.3 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews. I bought one of them at the sale price, but have not opened it yet. They are an add-on item, so you need a $25+ order to buy them.

Philips FS3 for $15, FX3 or SHL-3100 for $20 each

Woot Plus has refilled their longer-running cheap headphones sale (that’s what they call it) with three more affordable Philips models. Now that Prime members get free shipping, a lot of their low-priced items are seen/evaluated in new light since you don’t have to pay the $5 flat fee as a Prime member.

The three new additions:

+ Philips FX3 closed-back over-ears for $20
+ Philips SHL-3100 for $20
+ Philips FS3 closed on-ears for $15
+ all three are new condition

Phiips SHB9850NC/27 Bluetooth/ANC Over-Ear for $81 w/FS

Another offer running at NewEgg FLASH is the new condition Phiips SHB9850NC/27 Bluetooth/ANC Over-ear Headphones offered for $81 with free shipping, sold by NewEGGflash actual. The offer runs for the next four days and change from blog-posting time.

Philips Fidelio M2L Lightning Connector On-Ears for $60

We have another addition to the Woot Cheap Headphones sale since our post yesterday. They are now offering the new condition Philips Fidelio M2L Lightning On-Ears for $60 with free shipping for Prime members, or +$5 flat for non-Prime members. Limit up to three per customer. The sale ends at the end of February or earlier if sold out.

These have a Lightning connector, so they are only compatible with Apple devices that have that (iPhone 5 and newer, iPad 4 and newer, all iPad Minis and PROs, and iPod Touch 5th generation).

Philips SHP-9500S Open Over-Ears for $50 w/FS

NewEgg is back with another email newsletter promotion with a focus on mobile gear, and among the headliners in the email is the return of the new condition open-back over-ear Philips SHP-9500S headphones to $50 with free shipping. No coupon needed for this. The sale ends next Wednesday (or earlier if sold out). Limit up to twenty pairs per customer.

This is sold and shipped by NewEgg actual, not iffy marketplace sellers. We have a text and pictures unboxing of it here [it = the headphone; not NewEgg]. Still no review, but I’m gonna guess the moment I publish the review, the headphone will get discontinued 😉

[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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Used Philips A1 PRO/27 Closed DJ Headphones for $29 w/FS

This was the entry-level in the Philips + Armin Van Buuren line of DJ headphones. It is the closed-back over-ear Philips A1 PRO 27 available in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual for $29 with free shipping. They are on the same listing as the A5 model, so make sure you are reading reviews and questions/answers for the correct model.

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 🙂

[DEAD] Used Philips X2 for $217

As of 1/16/18, these sold out… If you must have a Philips X2 right now and don’t want to wait for it or the X2HR, there is currently a “Used – Good” listing (no further details given) for the very specific price of $217.49 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This is not a deal, but rather an availability alert for anyone who may have been trying to find it.

Philips SHE2105WT/28 Earbud for $3.31

Happy New Year, with more music for your ears! 🙂 We start on the budget side of things, $3.31 is the current price for the new condition Philips SHE2105WT/28 Earbud. You can buy as many as you like! It is however an Add-ON item, so you must needs place a $25+ order, otherwise the shopping cart will not let you buy it. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews.

PS: this is an actual earbud, not an in-ear. It has a 1-button remote/mic even.

Philips SHP-9500S Open Over-Ears for $50 w/FS

This is not the lowest price ever (it was around $45 from what I recall) but if you don’t want to wait for future sales, the new condition Philips SHP-9500S open-back over-ears are on sale for $50 flat with free shipping with up to twenty pairs per customer until next Monday night…

The open-box version, which went for $35 with free shipping the last time it was in-stock is out of stock and cannot be ordered as of the time of writing.

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:

Philips SHE2105 WT/28 Earbuds for $3 to $3.73

The VE Monks may have gotten some “rotation”, but they are not the only (actual earbud) earbuds out there. The new condition Philips SHE2105 WT/28 in the White color scheme are currently down to $3.73 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You can buy as many as you want. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.

There is a catch however, the price is low enough that they are currently an ADD-ON item, so you must place a $25+ order, otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy them. You can append them to an existing order, or you can get to $25 by getting seven or more of them.

They average 3.3 out of 5 based on 18 customer reviews.

BUT WAIT, there’s …less! If you are a Prime member, the price of these will automatically drop by 20% in the shopping cart. Based on the current price of $3.73, these will drop down to $3~ each instead.

The $25+ Add-On limit is in place regardless of Prime member status. In fact it was created specifically so Prime members wouldn’t buy $1 items and get free 2-day shipping on them 🙂

Friday: Philips SHB3060 BK/27 Closed Bluetooths for $40

The Woot Electronics daily deal at the moment is the new condition Philips SHB3060 BK/27 closed-back bluetooth headphone offered for $35 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer. It comes with a 1-year warranty. Offer ends Saturday 1am ET or earlier if sold out.

Philips Fidelio M1 MKII WT/27 Closed On-Ears for $45

A new headphone has arrived at the longer-running Woot headphones sale, it is in the pole position, the new condition Philips Fidelio M1 MKII WT/27 On-Ears going for $40 plus $5 flat shipping with a 1-year Philips warranty. Limit up to three per customer. There are 18 days left in the same (from blog-posting date). Or earlier if it sells out.

The grills are decorative, these are closed-back headphones 🙂

[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:

[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 🙂

Philips SHP-9500S Open Over-Ears for $48 w/free S&H

As the NewEGG Black Friday ad promised [see our 2017 summary], the new condition open-back over-ear Philips SHP-9500S headphones are on sale for $48 with free shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg until Saturday night (or earlier if sold out).

If you are planning to make a $200+ purchase at NewEgg, and don’t object to paying for it with MasterPass (Mastercard’s competitor to the VISA Checkout service), coupon code MPBF17 gets you $25 off an order of $200+ paid with Masterpass. Masterpass is the service. Mastercard are the credit cards. You have to pay using the Masterpass service.

So that would bring the price further down, depending on how you want to virtually allocate the discount on your order total 🙂

we have a text and pictures unboxing of them, and if I can stop time, I will also post a detailed review 🙂