Thursday: Pioneer XDP-02U DAP for $150 [also: Libratone Q, etc]

It’s a DAP day at the B&H Photo deals of the day for 8/6 in 2020, it is the new condition Pioneer XDP-02U with Wifi and bluetooth, in the pink color scheme going for $150 with free US shipping… One of the silver linings of top tier smartphones “losing” their headphone jacks is that it “increases” the lure of a dedicated audio player for some…

Elsewhere, the Meh daily deal [former Woot employees] is the Libratone Adapt Q bluetooth and ANC on-ears (closed-back of course) going for $69. Shipping is free for MEH members, otherwise you pay a flat shipping fee…

Budget time at the Best Buy deals du jour, it’s once gain their house-brand Insignia bluetooth over-ears going for $15. This is marked as a clearance product, averaging as of the time of writing 4.5 out of 5 based on 2450+ ratings…

No Beyerdynamics today at the Newegg dailies but they go back to one of their other daily-deal-favorites, it’s the new condition Philips SHB-2505-BK/00 UpBeat truly wireless earphones going for $29 with free US shipping…

$30 Thursday: Pioneer BT On-Ears, Jaybird Tarah In-Ears

You can get a …bird of sorts for $30 during Thursday 6/25/20 at the Best Buy daily deals, the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones, necklace-style…

Pioneer continues to make appearances at the NewEgg daily deals, this time around it is the new condition closed-back on-ear SE-MJ-553-BT bluetooth headphones for $26 with free US shipping…

And continuing until tonight are the previously mentioned B&H MEGA deal zone offerings…

Monday Truly Wireless: Skullcandy Indy, JLab Jbuds Air, Anker

No truly-wireless in yesterday’s daily deals, but they strike back today with two offers at the Best Buy daily deals, it’s the Skullcandy Indy going for $60 and the JLab Jbuds Air Sport going for $70… These for Monday June 15 in 2020 that is…

BUT the NewEGG daily deals save the day with a budget closed-back over-ear, the new condition red Pioneer SE-MS5T-R going for $31 with free US shipping…

Also at NewEgg, there’s the Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo (2019 update) truly wireless for $30 with free US shipping…

Sunday: lots of headphones on sale at Amazon Germany

EU shoppers, get your wallets ready! Amazon Germany is having a headphone sale as part of their Sunday daily deals. A total of 22 options are participating, a mix of different types. I’m breaking them down by type:

+ Pioneer S9 bluetooth over-ears for 115 euro
+ Pioneer SE-S3-BT bluetooth on-ears for 44 in different colors
+ Pioneer foldable basic on-ears for 12 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer SE-M521 closed over-ears for 21 euro (with AKG-style headband)

+ Philips BH-305-BK/00 closed on-ears for 60 euro
+ Philips SH-402-BK/00 bluetooth over/on-ears for 40
+ Philips SHK-2000-PK/OO kids headphones with volume control for 14 euro

+ Philips truly wireless for 61 euro

+ Pioneer SE-CH9-T(K) wired in-ears for 70 euro
+ Panasonic RP-TCM-130-E wired in-ears for 10 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer basic wired in-ears for 12 euro in different colros

+ Libratone neckband-style bluetooth earphones for 119 euro

+ Philips UN-102-BK/00 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for 12 euro

+ Pioneer SE-E5T (23 euro) and SE-E7T (53 euro) bluetooth exercise necklace-style earphones

+ Pioneer splashproof wired exercise earphones with earhooks for 13 euro

The sale ends at 11:59pm Amazon Germany time which is six hours ahead of eastern (New York time) if my Time Lord Calculator is correct 😉

Thur: Bower & Wilkins PX-7 ANC Over-Ears for $325

Best Buy strikes again with their June 11 (2020) deals of the day as they have the new condition Bowers and Wilkins PX-7 ANC closed-back over-ear headphones on sale for $325 and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds (truly wireless) for $60… And if you need to store or transport your music or feed your DAPs and PADs, they have a Sandisk and WD sale with hard drives, flash drives, microSD and full-size SD cards and more!

NewEgg continues to put headphone-eggs in their daily deals basket, this time around they have the white Pioneer SE-MJ-722-TW closed-back on-ears going for #21.50 with free US shipping…

On the other side of the Atlantic ocean, Amazon Germany offers the new condition Arbily truly wireless for 32 euro…

Wedn: B&W PX5 On-Ears, Bose QC II, Sony XB, Thorens, Etc

Two headphones plus gaming headsets are among a loaded day at the Best Buy daily offerings for Wednesday June in 2020:

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX-5 ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $220
+ Bose Quiet Comfort II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $299
+ discount and free mouse with Razer Nari Ultimate gaming headset

Under the “Electronics” daily deal at the Woot website they have the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ear Sony XB-650-BT going for $45 with a 1-year Sony warranty. It is only available in black. It has NFC. Note that this is part of their “Extra Bass” line, so opera, classical, audiophile jazz, etc you may not like the “transformation” of the music with these 🙂

NewEGG seems to have an unwritten rule of one headphone offer per day at their daily deals and Wednesday’s offer is the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ-553-BT-R closed-back on-ear bluetooths in the red color scheme going for $26 with free US shipping…

Last but not least, for the vinyl junkies or player collectors, one of the B&H Photo daily deals is the new condition Thorens TD 201 manual 2-speed turntable with built-in amp going for $250. It is available in two color options [device color, not sound coloration color!]…

SHOCK! did you notice something today? All these offers and not a single “truly wireless” earphone. There is hope for the audio world after all 🙂

Sat: Pioneer SE-MJ-503-W Closed On-Ears for $12

Budget closed-back on-ears is another congested field with various name brand options and one of them is the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ-503-W (white color scheme) going for $12 during Saturday 6/6/20 in the pacific time zone at NewEGG as one of their daily deals.

I haven’t heard this particular model, but a couple of Sonys [one ZX-1?? and ZX-3??) I’ve used, I found them “tuned for coffee shops”. They were serviceable there, but when you listened to them in a quiet place they sounded horrid…

On the other hand, the AmazonBasics-Monoprice I found to be quite serviceable even in rather quiet places. A bit on the “tastefully bassy” side of things. An unboxing and review of the Monoprice is in my ever-growing to-do list 🙂

I do not know if the Pioneer shares any ancestry with the AmazonBasics-Monoprice…

UPDATE: two headphones among the Saturday Best Buy offers as well:

+ Insignia bluetooth earphones (pod style) for $15

+ JBL (a child with many parents, Samsung, Harman, AKG) LIVE 800 bluetooth over-ears for $80

Tuesday: Samsung Galaxy Buds, refurb Jabra Elite 65t, Etc

Truly wireless is the name of the game for now, until Apple releases the over-ear “Air Pods” and all of sudden the unwashed mashes will “discover” over-ear headphones. Hopefully a percentage of those will actually explore more audiophile over-ear headphones 🙂

At Best Buy, 6/2/20 is Samsung day with all kinds of Samsung products, including their Galaxy Buds truly-wireless going for $100.

At NewEGG there are a couple of options, starting at 3am ET as usual:

+ Pioneer SEC-7B-TB neckband bluetooth earphones for $23

+ refurbished Jabra Elite Active 65t sporty truly-wireless for $50

Sunday: Pioneer XDP-02U digital audio player for $150

It’s audio day at the B&H deals du jour good until Sunday 5/10/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Pioneer XDP-02U with Wifi and Bluetooth digital audio player for $150 in three color options
+ dual microSD slots, DSD, 2.4″ touchscreen, twin ESS SABRE DACs, MQA, supports some streaming services (not the major ones), etc

+ NuFORCE BE Free8 truly wireless for $30

+ unlocked LG G7 Fit phone for $150 (does not have a quad DAC)

UPDATE: there’s some audio auction at Woot dailies, a Yamaha TSR-7850R 7.2 AV receiver for $270 and various Vizio audio deals under “Electronics”…

UPDATE #2: and some audio action at the Best Buy dailies as well:

+ Plantronics FIT 6100 closed bluetooth over-ears for $70
+ Aluratek bluetooth receiver/transceiver for $30
+ Harman-Kardon smart speaker for $100

Thursday: Pioneer SE-MJ503-K Closed On-Ears for $14

On the budget side of closed-back on-ears, good until Thursday April 23 in 2020 at 11:59pm pacific time [or before that if sold out], New EGG is offering as one of their deals of the day the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ503-K (K for black color scheme) for $14 with free US shipping. No promo codes, no mail-in rebates! These have a folding design.

Pioneer HDJ-2000 Mark II DJ headphones for $199

Good until Saturday 7/6/19, B&H Photo is offering the new condition closed-back Pioneer HDJ-2000 Mark II DJ headphones in the silver color scheme for $199 with free US shipping. They come with two different cables and a carrying pouch.

They have just two customer reviews, both happy, one an actual club DJ and the other one a *trigger warning for HeadFi audiophiles* a self-proclaimed “Beats Evangelist” ^_^

Wedn: Pioneer DJ HRM-7 Studio headphones for $99

We have another headphone featured in daily deals. It is the new condition closed-back over-ear Pioneer DJ HRM-7, going for $99 with free shipping within the US at at B&H Photo until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern time ~ or earlier if they happen to sell out… It includes two cables and an extra pair of velour earpads…

Pioneer SE-MONITOR5 Closed Over-Ears for $470 [ends Sat PM]

Good until Saturday night at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s B&H Photo is offering the new condition Pioneer SE-MONITOR5 closed-back over-ears for $470 with free US shipping. They come with various cables and earpads, cellulose nano-fiber drivers, and a 1-year warranty.

Pioneer SE-Monitor 5 Closed Over-Ears for $500

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern time, you can get the new condition Pioneer SE-MONITOR 5 hi-res dynamic headphones for $500 with free shipping. They come with balanced and unbalanced cables and two different sets of earpads. These are closed-back.

Sunday: Pioneer XDP-30R DAP for $140

DAPs are the coachroaches of digital gadgets ~ they refuse to be killed by the smartphones 😉 Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, you can get the new condition Pioneer XPD-30R digital audio player for $140 with free shipping and handling.

Mon: Pioneer HRM-7 DJ/Studio headphones for $99

Good until Monday at 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Pioneer HRM-7 DJ/Studio headphones (closed, over-ears) for $99 with free US shipping. It comes with two sets of cables (obviously detachable) and a replacement set of earpads. These have the two level headband design.

Used Pioneer SE-MS5 Over-Ears for $25

If you are fond of being used, you can save a few frapuccinos by getting the used version of the Pioneer closed-back over-ear SE-MS5 headphone, in the R’hllor red color scheme, in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $25~ from Amazon Warehouse Deals actual and Prime eligible. The new condition prices currently go for $40+ depending on color scheme…

Thur: Pioneer Triple Play for $319 (HRM-5 headphones, Active Monitors, DJ)

What if you wanted a bit of everything? Studio headphones, active speakers, and a DJ controller? Good until Thursday OCT-18-2018 at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering this Pioneer bundle for $319 with free shipping. For that you get:

+ HRM-5 Studio Headphones
+ pair of DM-40 two-way active monitors
+ DDJ-WeGO4 Digital DJ Controller

Wedn: Pioneer XDP-30R DAP for $150

It’s DAP time among the deals of the day B&H Photo, good until Wednesday October 17 at 11:59pm eastern time. It is the new condition Pioneer XDP-30R offered for $150 with free shipping in the black color scheme.

This is not an Android DAP [but supports TIDAL and Tune IN Radio streaming], but it has some advanced features, such as balanced outputs, two microSD card slots [and 16GB on-board storage], dual SABRE, dual-band Wifi, bluetooth, small touchscreen for operations, DSD support [up to 5.6 MHz], AAC up to 192/32, They also promise MQA support with a future firmware update.

As we’ve seen with smartphones [and other devices too], promises of future updates often remain promises, so keep that in mind if this is a major decision point in your purchase!

It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on a dozen customer reviews at B&H, and 3.5 out of 5 based on 20 customer reviews at Amazon where it also has 17 answered questions by “viewers like you”…

Used Pioneer SE Monitor 5 for $596

The new condition currently goes for $999 but it went for $761 a month ago. But if you are comfortable with use, you can shave off $170 off the then sale price. Okay, let’s start from the beginning. As of the time of writing, there is one unit available of the Pioneer SE-Monitor 5 headphones available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) going for $596~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. They have zero customer reviews.

PS: more Warehouse Deals action later today as I check and process more potential deals…

Pioneer SE Monitor 5 Closed Over-Ears for $761

We go from a $13 item to a $761 item 🙂 The new condition Pioneer SE Monitor 5 closed-back over-ear headphones are currently going for the very specific price of $760.67 with free shipping by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal and it doesn’t look like it’s a price-match.

Pioneer HDJ-X10 Closed DJ Headphones for $297 after coupon

It may look like we have a “Studio and DJ” theme today but it’s total coincidence. This is where the deals are surfacing 🙂

As part of the eBay coupon promotion running until Sunday 8am pacific, coupon code P20SAVENOW is a 20% off discount on purchases of $25+ with a maximum coupon discount of $50.

This makes the new condition Pioneer HDJ-X10 closed-back DJ headphones sold by eBay seller “iDJ Now” (New York, 99.8%) drop from $347 to $297 in your choice of Black Color Scheme or Silver Color Scheme

Used Pioneer SE-CH5T In-Ears for $28 w/free S&H

The black color scheme of the Pioneer SE-CH5T in-ears are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) going for $28 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $40. They average 4.7 out of 5 based on a lucky 13 customer reviews.

UPDATE: initially the blog-post title failed to mention they are used. It has since been corrected.

Pioneer SE-MS5T Closed Over-Ears for $40 w/free S&H

We continue with the Amazon Warehouse Deals dive. Because of the price checking that goes with it, a Warehouse Deals dive surfaces both used deals and new condition deals. This is a new condition deal. All four color schemes of the new condition Pioneer SE-MS5T closed over-ears are going for $40 with free shipping, with up to three per color per customer. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

Used Pioneer DJ HRM-6 studio headphones for $119

The new condition closed-back over-ear Pioneer DJ HRM-6 studio headphones (yes, they have both buzzwords, “DJ” and “studio”) go for $169 in new condition, but if you want to save, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $119 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

This is a nice condition for used items, it’s best used condition, and they come in original packaging, and there is no mention of damaged packaging or cosmetic imperfections. However, keep in mind that listings may not be complete or totally accurate, so there’s always a YMMV component to used purchases. I’m saying this for perfectionists 🙂

Pioneer SE-MHR5 closed-back headphones for $75

For a limited time only, the new condition Pioneer SE-MHR5 closed-back headphones with a detachable balanced cable are on sale for $75 with free shipping at BuyDIG, with a USA warranty. The offer includes automatic/built-in coupon code c11711187497.

Pionner XDP-100R DAP for $269

The new condition Pionner XDP-100R DAP in the silver color scheme is on sale by Electronics Expo (authorized dealer) across various internet sellers. It goes for $269 through Sears and for $270 Prime-eligible fulfilled by Amazon, and $279 through Walmart.

This has a 32GB internal storage along with two microSD card slots, and a 4.7-inch 720p touchscreen display. It runs Android (Google Play app access).

Used Pioneer SE-MS5T Closed Over-Ears for $36

The Pioneer SE-MS5T closed-back over-ear headphones go for around $50 in three of the four colors available, but if you are comfortable with used, USED prices start at $36~ in the black color scheme, and $39~ in the brown color scheme through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

The link above shows you the lowest prices per color scheme. If you want to see the detailed listings of each color, click on the “See all offers for this product” next to the name of each color. Screenshot example below:

Pioneer SE-MS5T Closed Over-Ears for $50

Sale time! The new condition Pioneer SE-MS5T closed-back over-ear headphones are on sale for $50 with free shipping in the brown-tan and black-silver color schemes at Amazon by Amazon actual. The red color scheme is on sale for $50 as well, but it’s in the mysterious “temporarily out of stock” status.

[DEAD] Used Pioneer SE-MS7BT Bluetooth Over-ears for $88

As of 8/24/17, the new condition price dropped to $100, making it a better deal than used at $88…

The new condition Pioneer SE-MS7BT Bluetooth Over-ears go for $130 at authorized dealers, but if you are okay with used headphones, the brown color scheme is available in used condition starting at $88 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, with prices increasing for better conditions. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 26 customer reviews.

Used Pioneer HRM-5 Closed Over-Ears for $74

While no one was watching, Pioneer launched a new headphone, blessed with both “PRO”, “DJ” and “Studio” marketing, it is the closed-back over-ear folding Pioneer DJ HRM-5. It goes for $100 in new condition but it is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $75~ or “Used – Like New” for $79~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There’s one listing for each condition mentioned above by AWD actual.

It has one customer review that has two sentences in it. So plan ahead before you read it 😉 It has detachable cables and detachable pads (since there is a listing for official replacement pads for it, model HC-EP0402).

Used Pioneer XDP-100R DAP for $219

The Pioneer XDP-100R DAP is currently on sale for $300 in new condition, but if you want to save more, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition for $219~ with free shipping by Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is available in both black (previous link) and in silver color schemes. They ship directly from Electronics Expo (East Coast, not Prime eligible). They average 4 out of 5 based on 36 customer reviews.

Pioneer SE-MJ553BT-K On-Ears and Indigo head-amp and Slappa case for $70

It’s bundle up time now. You get three different products for $70. The new condition closed-back on-ear Pioneer SE-MJ553BT-K bluetooth headphones, the Indigo portable headphone-amp (which looks a lot like this M-Audio ~ they both for $30 on their own), the Slappa hardbody headphone case (goes for $20 on its own).

All these are by Beach Camera thru Amazon. It ships directly from Beach Camera (New Jersey) but if you are a Prime member, you get Prime-like shipping speed directly from Beach.

On the other hand, if you don’t want the portable headphone-amp, you can a different bundle for $10 more: it replaces the amp with an omega-shaped wood headphone stand.

PS: some of these bundles are value plays, you don’t necessarily have to (or you can’t) use all the items together, eg the portable head amp and a bluetooth-only headphone.

Pioneer XDP-100R DAP for $300

DAP-DAP time! The new condition Pioneer XDP-100R is on sale for $300 in new condition in the black or silver color scheme by Electronics Expo (East Coast B&M retailer) with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member. This averages 4 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews and has nearly 60 questions answered. More questions than reviews can be a sign of a niche-interest in a product.

Open-box Pioneer XDP-100R DAP for $279

The Pioneer XDP-100R is offered in open-box “Used – Like New” condition for $279~ with free shipping by Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals in either the black color scheme or the silver color scheme. These ship directly from Electronics Expo. They also have a “fulfilled by Amazon” option that costs $20 more. Both come in original box with original accessories. The DAP averages 4 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews.