Hifiman HE-400i Dark Blue Chrome for $180

If you missed them during the Black Friday season, fear not! The sale is alive and kicking, the new condition limited edition Hifiman HE-400i Dark Blue Chrome open-back over-ear headphones are going for $180 with free shipping at BuyDIG.

Monoprice Monolith Sales Return: M1060 for $250, M560 for $150

On the Monoprice planar magnetic front, the sales of select new condition Monolith headphones are back, matching their Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices.

The new condition M1060 Over-Ears are back down to $250, while their open-box version remains out of stock and cannot be ordered (it was on sale for $200 when it was available for purchase).

Meanwhile the open/closed M560 On-Ears are going for $150 with free shipping. The refurbished version went for $100 but sold out since the Black Friday madness and cannot be ordered at the moment.

The newer M565 over-ears and M300 in-ears have not bee discounted and are not eligible for the Green Monday coupon. They remain steady at $200 and $150 respectively.

In other Monoprice action, two of their popular sub-$100 headphones continue to be on sale AND with free standard US shipping:

+ Sonic Solace ANC/BT Over-Ears for $50 with free S&H in black or tan/brown

+ Triple XXX Triple IEMs for $35 with free standard shipping

20% off Headphones at Stacksocial with Coupon

Stacksocial carries a limited selection of headphones and for a limited time, coupon code GREEN20 gets you 20% off their current prices. With the coupon factored in, among others, the prices drop for the Audeze iSine 10 planar in-ears to $225 for the standard version and down to $255 for the Lightning cable version.

[DEAD] Hifiman HE-560 Planars for $400

As of a 12/6/17 at 10:34am ET recheck, these sold out at $400 by EE and they are going for $500 by other sellers…

More planar discounting action, this time it is the new condition Hifiman HE-560 dropping to $400 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Electronics Expo through Amazon. If you are a Prime member, you will get upgraded to faster Prime-like shipping, even though they ship directly from Electronics Expo. This is not a lightning deal. The other sellers have them for $500. There are three units available as of the time of writing according to the Amazon product page.

Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX planar-magnetics for $170

Look who’s back in the daily drops! The new condition Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX planar-magnetics are on again as 24-hour “in-stock drops” for $170 with free shipping. The drop will open and close daily. Orders will be shipped in 2-3 business days after the drop closes. That’s blazing speed by Massdrop standards 🙂 They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty (being a Hifiman-Massdrop co-development and all). All sales are final!

I added them to our Massdrop In-Stock Drops Tracker. I also re-arranged the order based on where the most activity is at.

[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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Refurbished Monoprice M560 Planars for $100 w/free S&H

The dream of the $99 planar headphones is alive, in Portland, in Portland! Okay, this is not Portlandia, but it’s planar doorbuster time at Monoprice! They are offering the refurbished Monoprice M560 open/closed on-ear planar-magnetic headphones for $100 with free standard US shipping. Limit one per customer!

Hifiman HE-400i Dark Blue Chrome for $180

If “Dark Blue Chrome” is your favorite color, you are in luck! The new condition limited edition Hifiman HE-400i Dark Blue Chrome open-back over-ear headphones have dropped from $200 to $180 with free shipping at BuyDIG. It looks like they are “savings” these for their own website, I haven’t seen them through their eBay or Amazon stores.

Speaking of planar-magnetic headphones on sale, the Monoprice M560 open/closed on-ears continue for $150, while their larger M1060 over-ears are back down to $250 with free shipping.

Also continuing is the AUDEZE Cyber Monday sale but a couple of models have sold out and can no longer be ordered: the $200 SINE On-Ears and one of the $650 LCD-2s.

Black Friday Only: Monoprice M1060 Planars for $250

For Black Friday only, Monoprice is offering the new condition Monoprice M1060 Planar Magnetic open-back over-ears for $250 with free standard US shipping. No coupon needed. This rarely goes on sale at the Monoprice website and is never eligible for their usual coupons.

The planar segment is competitive these days, for more deals check our Planar Magnetic posts. Fear not, the posts are not magnetic, they won’t cling to you 🙂

Cyber Monday too: iSine 10 for $225, with Lightning for $255

During the Cyber Monday festivities, coupon code CYBER20 (previous it was BFRIDAY20 for Black Friday) will get you 20% off almost everything at Stacksocial.com. They carry some headphones there, their most famous are the new condition Audeze iSine 10 planar magnetics. Before the coupon, they are on sale for $279 for the standard and $319 for the Lightning Cable version. They are both on the same listing. After the 20% off coupon, they drop to $223 and $255 respectively.

If you are planning to get anything educational or software, coupon code CYBER40 gets you 40% off those during the Cyber Monday 2017 festivities.

Audeze LCD-2 for $650 to $700 (3 options) [updated]

Four different new condition AUDEZE LCD-2 over-ear planar-magnetic headphones are participating in the Black Friday sale at Adorama, an authorized dealer with Audeze warranty as follows:

+ LCD-2 Bamboo and Lambskin Leather for $650
+ LCD-2 Shedua Wood Edition for $650
+ LCD-2 Rosewood and Lambskin Leather for $700

+ SOLD-OUT: + LCD-2 with Travel Case, Aluminum with Lambskin Leather Ear Cushions for $650

Audeze LCD-X for $1050, LCD-3 for $1300

Two more Audeze planar-magnetic over-ear headphones are on a Black Friday sale at Adorama, it is the new condition AUDEZE LCD-X Reference (Aluminum/Lambskin) going for $1050 with free shipping and handling, and also the new condition AUDEZE LCD-3 (Zebrano & Lambskin) going for $1300 with free shipping.

This is looking like an Audeze blog take-over, so let’s break the streak with a couple of Fender Black Friday deals from Adorama: the new condition Fender T-Bucket 350E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar goes for $150, while the Fender T-Bucket 450E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar goes for $200 with free shipping. There, streak broken with the power of six strings 🙂

AUDEZE LCD-4 Reference Open Circumaural for $2999

You can buy fifteen Sine ON-Ears for the sale price of the Audeze LCD-4, but you are not going to get the LCD-4 audio experience with fifteen SINEs unless you have fifteen heads 😉 Okay, we are getting into Star Trek territory, back on topic 🙂

The new condition AUDEZE LCD-4 Reference Open Circumaural Headphone is on sale for a limited time for $2999 with free shipping as part of the Black Friday festivities at authorized dealer Adorama with a 3-year Audeze warranty.

[DEAD] Audeze SINE On-Ear Planar with Cipher Lightning for $200

As of a 11/27/17 re-check, this sold out and can no longer be ordered…

If you are a fan of the Audeze On-Ear planar magnetic lightning-connector headphones, their new condition AUDEZE SINE On-Ear with 24-bit Cipher Cable is on a Black Friday sale for $200 with free shipping at authorized dealer Adorama! They come with the usual Audeze warranty, 3-years for the drivers, 1 year for the cable. Temptation time especially for iPhone and iPad users 🙂

Hifiman HE5 Planar Headphones + EF100 Amp for $599

This offer is only offered through the official Hifman store directly because it is too complicated to structure on Amazon and eBAY and such. You get the Hifiman HE5 planar magnetic headphones AND the Hifiman EF-100 amp for $599. However, they won’t ship together. The EF100 will ship shortly after ordering, but the HE5 headphones will ship in December (no specific date or range in December mentioned). So if you are not in a hurry to receive them, pretend it’s Massdrop 🙂

Hifiman Edition X V2 Planar Over-Ears for $1199

This one got lost in the shuffle when I posted the previous Hifiman deals, it is the new condition Hifiman Edition X V2 down to $1200 with free shipping by various sellers thru Amazon and by the official Hifiman and World Wide Stereo stores on eBAY. These too are planar magnetic, over-ear, over-the-universe headphones 🙂

Hifiman HE-400i Dark Blue Chrome LE for $199

The popularity of planar-magnetic headphones continues to rise, and so do the available options and alternatives in the market, which means more discounting! Earlier today the Monoprice M560 open/closed dropped to $150 but we have another discount…

… at BuyDig, the Dark Blue Chrome Special Edition of the Hifiman HE-400i open-back over-ear planars is down to $199 in new condition with USA warranty!

Monoprice M560 Open/Closed Planars for $150

The first round of the Monoprice Black Friday doorbusters are here, and of headphone interest, their new condition open/closed M560 planar-magnetic on-ears are on sale for $150 with free standard shipping. Their usual price is $200. The sale is not offered thru their eBay or Amazon stores as of the time of writing, only their website.

Also part of the sale, of more general audio interest (this is not a dedicated headphone amp) it is the new condition 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth offered for $100 with free standard shipping.

[DEAD] Used Monoprice M1060 Open Planars for $235

These sold out as USED as of 11/20/17 PM recheck…

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Audeze iSine 10 Planar In-Ears with Lightning Cable for $320

Look at who’s making their Stacksocial debut with a launch discount? Audeze! Their new condition iSine 10 Planar In-Ears with the Lightning + Standard cable for $320 with free shipping instead of the regular price of $400. Only the Lightning version is on sale. The regular version remains at $280. So for $40 more you get the flexibility of using it with latest iPhones, iPads (3rd gen iPad was the last with a 30-pin) and iPods (4th generation iPod Touch was the last one with a 30-pin).

No coupon is needed, but if you have any of those or store credits you may be able to use them towards the purchase. I don’t have any to test it.

Speaking of Stacksocial, they are offering the new condition Sphereo X2 Speakers for $30.

Hifiman HE-400i Planar Magnetics drop to $219

The Hifiman HE-400i planar-magnetic headphones were released prior to the HE-400S. But they both settled in an overlapping price range the last few weeks. Now the HE-400I has gone further down, going for $219 by Hifiman on eBay (you can buy as many as you want) and by various at Amazon including Electronics Expo and the Hifiman store, both of these fulfilled by Amazon.

On the used front, the Hifi Heaven eBay store has them as a USED customer return “Like New” for $180, while at Amazon Warehouse Deals there are various “Used – Very Good” listings by AWD for $175~.

Refurbished Audeze EL-8 Open Planars for $339

This is back in-stock again, the manufacturer refurbished Audeze EL-8 Open Planar-magnetic over-ear headphones are offered for $339 with free shipping and a standard 3-year warranty on the driver and 1-year warranty on everything else by the Audeze Amazon store through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is Prime eligible, so you get it in about two days if you are a Prime member.

As of the time of writing, there are nine units available according to the Amazon shopping cart.

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.

[DEAD] Tiny discounts on Monoprice Monoliths [DEAD: M560 Planars for $144]

Even the tiny discounts expired…

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[DEAD] Audeze LCD-X Open Planars (Music Creator Package) for $1199

This is sold out as of a 11/2/17 recheck…

The official Audeze Amazon store is offering the new condition Audeze LCD-X Open Planars (Music Creator Package) for $1199 with free shipping with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day Prime shipping for members. The “Music Creator Package” does not include the travel case that the standard LCD-X kit includes. It is a creative way to discount a product 🙂

[DEAD] Used Audeze Sine Planar Lightning On-Ears for $269 + S&H

As of a 10/25/17 at 9am ET recheck, this sold out in USED condition…

If you can’t wait for future sales of the new condition model, the AUDEZE SINE On-Ears with Lightning cable are available in “Used – Demo condition” for $269 plus shipping (starts around $9 and varies by option and zipcode) at Adorama.com. They come with a 90-day warranty from Adorama, along with a 30-day return policy.

Audeze LCD-2 sale has a new low: $650 [two options]

Planar Mania 2017 continues as more and more models come out, thus putting more price pressure on existing models. Which may explain why the return of the cyclical Audeze LCD-2 sale at Adorama is now at $649. Previous “cyclical sales” were at $699.

+ Audeze LCD-2 Aluminum and Lambskin for $649

+ Audeze LCD-2 Shedua Wood Edition for $650

[DEAD] Used Monoprice M1060 Planars for $224

As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sold out in used condition…

The new condition price for the Monoprice M1060 planar-magnetic open-back over-ear headphones is $300 but if you are comfortable with used, used prices begin at $224~ in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, missing accessories, new earpads, damaged original packaging) or $239~ in “Used – Very Good” condition, both by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

PS: there are on the same listing as the M560, so if you are reading reviews or answered questions, keep that mind as Amazon intermingles them.

Used Hifiman HE-400i Planars for $174+

While updating the Latest Deals Summary, new developments …developed in the world of the planar Hifiman HE 400i! They are out of stock as new condition from their two listings at amazon.com, but at the same time, their used prices are currently lower than before, they start at $174 in “Used – Acceptable” condition (various cosmetic imperfections, missing accessories, damaged original packaging), and go to $199 in “Used – Very Good” condition through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Now shipping: Monoprice M300 Planar Earphones for $150

Last week, the Monoprice M565 Planar Over-Ears came in-stock for $200, today, it’s time for the in-ears to be in-stock and ready to ship!

The new condition Monolith M300 Planar Earphones are in-stock and shipping for $150 with free standard US shipping at the Monoprice website!

[DEAD] Audeze LCD-X Open Over-Ear Planars for $1100

As of 9/30/17 recheck, this recurring sale expired again…

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[DEAD] Manufacturer Refurbished Audeze EL-8 Closed Wood Over-Ear Planars with Warranty for $339

As of a 10/10/17 recheck, this is sold out…

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In-Stock Alert: Monoprice M565 Planars for $200

One of the headphones that came with the IFA 2017 wave [sorry, I fell behind, I still have to add a dozen more new headphones to the list] is the new Monoprice M565 planar-magnetics, an open-back set, unlike the open/closed style of the M560.

And these new M565 are now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 plus shipping at the Monoprice website, and for $211 with free shipping by Monoprice thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Used Hifiman HE-400i Planars for $199

The PURGE of the Latest Deals Summary has began (it will finish later today), and with it we have a bit of a price-milestone [not that headphone prices are like stock prices but still…] the used Hifiman HE-400i has dropped under $200 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, going for $199~ with free shipping by AWD actual.

This is a “USED – Very Good” with cosmetic imperfections. As of the time of writing, there are three separate listings (slightly different conditions) when you look at the detailed USED listings. The link in the first paragraph is the summary/default view that the AWD computers decide to show. The link in this paragraph shows all the used listings.

Needless to say, it’s a much more competitive planar-magnetic market these days, so you have many options to consider considering!

Hifiman X V2 Planars + iFi Micro iDSD Black Label for $1299

Bundle up time at authorized dealer Adorama.com. For a limited time, $1300 with free shipping gets you these two:

+ HiFiMan Edition X V2 Planar Magnetic Open Back Headphones
+ iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition

No coupon, no rebate, simply add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout!