Monoprice M300 Planar Earphones for $100 w/FS

Monoprice is having another quarterly sale (yes, the first calendar quarter of 2019 is about to end) and as part of said sale you can get the new condition M300 Planar Earphones for $100 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty per customer at the sale price…

Dekoni Blue (by Fostex) Planars for $190 [MD]

Planet Planar continues to expand with newer options, one of which is now fully unlocked at the members-only BUT free-to-join Massdrop webite. It is the new condition Dekoni Blue (by Fostex) semi-open over-ear planar-magnetic headphones, based on the good old Fostex T50RP Mark III.

The price is $190; orders will ship in late March 2019 from the vendor. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. The drop runs for the next four days and change [from blog-posting date that is]…

Monoprice weekend Audio sale

Monoprice is taking audio more seriously these days [compared to their early days of 8323 and seashell earphone glory], and they have launched another 2-day Audio sale that includes a handful of Monolith products including some of their planar magnetic headphones: M1060 for $230, M1060C for $250, a quarter of amplifier, the Monolith Turntable for $200, various ANC/BT headphones on sale, along with a handful of earphones and such… In parallel, they also have a Home Theater sale

Monoprice M1060C Closed Planars for $250

Monoprice is offering nearly 500 items in their Cyber Week deals and one of those is the new condition closed-back over-ear planar-magnetic Monolith M1060C headphones for $250 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty pairs per customer at the sale price.

Monoprice M1060 Planar Magnetics for $200 w/FS

One more Monoprice offering as they are being quite aggressive with their BF 2018 offerings. It’s planar time! The new condition open-back over-ear M1060 planar-magnetics are on sale for a limited time for $200 with free US shipping. This is one of their doorbuster deals…

Hifiman HE-560 V2 Planars for $250 [or $166 Used]

It’s doorbuster time at Adorama! For a limited time, they are offering the planar magnetic open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-560 V2 headphones for $250 with free shipping… Note that these are the V2, not the first generation… Or you can go used for $166 in “Fair” condition…

Monoprice M1060C Closed Planar Headphones for $250

This is an old fashioned sale, no coupon code or minimum purchase required to get these deals at Monoprice:

+ closed-back over-ear M1060C planar-magnetic headphones for $250 with free standard US shipping
+ UPDATE: offer ends 11/6/18

+ Monoprice 25 Watt Stereo Hybrid Tube Amplifier with Bluetooth for $100 with free US shipping

+ Monoprice Deep Blue 10 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for $20 with free US S&H

+ Monoprice 4-Channel Speaker Selector for $15 plus shipping

I forgot to mention these in the original post, more action:

+ Monoprice Neckband Wireless Bluetooth Earphones with Retractable Earbuds for $35 with free US shipping

+ Brushed Aluminum Desk Headphone Stand for the very specific price of $9.74 plus shipping; up to 20 per customer at the sale price; no volume discount because they are already on sale;

New at Massdrop (Thursday 9am ET): Hifiman Edition XX Open planars for $600

UPDATE: the shipping estimate has been revealed, it is the end of May 2019, that’s almost seven months from now, so patience is a virtue even for the patient ^_^

Massdrop strikes again! The date of interest this time is Thursday November 1st at 9am eastern! At that very point in time, after the Halloween festivities are over, they will launch a brand new custom co-brand headphone, the Hifiman Edition XX, an open-back planar-magnetic over-ear headphone. The verbiage at Massdrop says that at 20 ohm, an amplifier is not required, it can be driven from a laptop or portable media player. But what about the Sandisk Clip Plus? 🙂

The price is revealed in the listing, it will be $600 with free US shipping and subsidized international shipping. It will come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty which makes sense since it is a Hifiman x Massdrop co-operation.

The big unknown that will be revealed tomorrow is the shipping estimate. This is a new product, so I’m guessing don’t expect it to arrive in 2018 🙂

Hifiman HE-560 V3 Planar Over-Ears for $299

Hifiman trade-offs return. The company has an above average issue with physical problems of their headphones, so if you are not already aware of that, be sure to read up on it before making a decision on this offering…

For a limited time, Adorama is offering the new condition Hifiman HE-560 V3 planar-magnetic open headphones for the special price of $299 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout. They come with a 1-year limited warranty…

In-Stock: Audeze LCD2 Closed for $899

It is not hard to lose track of the various Audeze headphones as they have similar names and variations on a theme. One of their latest models is the LCD2 Closed-Back planar over-ears and as of the time of writing, five units of these are in-stock and shipping for their starting price of $899 by World Wide Stereo (WWS), through Amazon. Prime members get them with Prime-like delivery speed even though they ship directly from WWS.

Tuesday only: 20% off at Monoprice includes Monolith M565* and M1060* headphones

Good news Monolith headphone fans! The brand new coupon code MAY29 gets you 20% off many things at the Monoprice website and this time around the coupon works on their latest Monolith planar-magnetic headphones:

+ M565 open-back drops to $136
+ M565C closed-back drops to $184
+ M1060 open-back drops to $216
+ M1060C closed-back drops to $267
+ SonicSolance ANC/BT drops to $43~
+ the four Monoliths mentioned above get free standard US shipping
+ find them all at the the Monoprice sale page or use their universal search box to locate products of interest

The M300 planar earphones drop from $150 to $120 but that’s not their lowest price. Sometimes they go on sale for $130, so when they are on sale, and eligible for the 20% off coupon, they drop to $104~. So if you don’t need them right away, wait for the next time the sale-and-coupon stars align 🙂 The open-box version is down to $100 but they are not coupon-eligible.

The open-box M560 is eligible for the coupon but it is out of stock so it cannot be ordered. This is for reference in case it comes in-stock later today or in future coupons that work in this fashion.

The coupon expires on Tuesday 5/29/18 at 11:59pm pacific time. No minimum purchase amount is required for the use of this coupon…

Tuesday: Monoprice M1060C Closed Planars for $264 w/FS after coupon, M1060 Open for $240 after coupon

Surprise! Tuesday-only coupon MAY22 is 20% off purchases without minimum, and it also works on the new condition Monoprice M1060C Closed-Back Planars, dropping them from $330 to $264 with free standard US shipping! Offer good until Tuesday night or earlier if sold out!

Also eligible for the coupon is the new condition Monoprice M1060 Open-Back Planars dropping from $300 to $240!

The same coupon drops the M300 earphone planars from $150 to $120. This is not as good as previous deals though, because sometimes the M300 drops to $130 as a sale (before the coupon is factored in).

[DEAD] Monoprice M300 Planar Earphones for $104 w/FS after coupon

This coupon expired..

Good news audio-friendos! The weekend coupon SUNNY20 (20% off orders of $150+) works on the new condition M300 planar-magnetic earphones dropping them from $130 to $104 with free standard US shipping. The coupon expires Saturday night! The open-box version ($100) is not eligible for the coupon.

Tue: Monoprice M565 for $153 after coupon

Monoprice has its own Rakuten store and they carry Monolith products as well. Good until 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday, coupon code SAVE15 gets you 15% off the new condition Monoprice M565, dropping it from $180~ to $153~. You may also want to try the coupon on other Monoprice/Monolith related products. And price-check any of them whose price-ranges you are not familiar with…

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.

iSine 10 Planar Earphones with Lightning for $299

Is it Audeze Week? In addition to the previously mentioned Audeze B-stock offers at Adorama, we now have another Audeze offer, this one is new condition at Touch of Modern good until 4/24/18 at 12pm pacific. It is the iSine 10 planar-magnetic earphones (with a Lightning and Standard cables included) going for $299 with free shipping [SURPRISE ~ but it is a fairly small package, so free shipping is more affordable]. It comes with a 3-year warranty, with all sales final, and shipping in 2-3 weeks.

Refurbished Audeze EL-8 Open Planars for $229 [B-Stock]

Welcome to the Audeze B-Stock party at Adorama! For a limited time, they are offering a number of Audeze headphones in B-stock condition at sale prices! We start this party with the refurbished Audeze EL-8 Open Back Planar Magnetic (with the standard cable) going for $229 with free shipping and a 1-year Audeze warranty! This is the only one of this round of offers that is a refurbished B-stock.

Audeze iSine 20 Planar Earphones for $300 [B-Stock]

Planar-magnetic earphones remain fairly rare, while the over-ear kind is propagating through the market. So, to the earphones front, the Audeze iSine 20 planar earphones with the standard 3.5mm cable (no Lightning Cipher cable) is available in B-Stock condition for $300 with free shipping and 3-year warranty at for a limited time only.

Audeze LCD-2 Shedua Wood Edition Open-Back Over-Ear Planar Magnetics for $529 [B-Stock]

The B-Stock action continues at with the Audeze LCD-2 Shedua Wood Edition planar-magnetic open-back over-ear headphones offered for a limited time for $529 with free shipping and with full Audeze warranty. This model comes with the Audeze “Professional Travel Case”.

Audeze LCD-i4 Planar Earphones for $1499

Flagship b-stock action now of the earphone kind! Adorama is offering the Audeze LCD-i4 Planar Earphones (both 3.5mm and lightning cables; EFPIGS version) for $1499 with free shipping. All these are limited time offers!

Audeze SINE Planar Closed On-Ears for $180 (B-Stock)

More Audeze-Adorama action of the B-Stock kind, it is the closed-back AUDEZE SINE On-Ears offered for $180 with free shipping in B-stock with full Audeze warranty at Adorama!

Audeze EL-8 Closed Planars (B-Stock) for $250

All your Audeze dreams have come true IF you were looking to get the Audeze EL-8 closed-back over-ear planar magnetics for $250 with free shipping in B-Stock condition with an Audeze warranty. Not an April Fool’s Day! That’s the sale running at the moment at, an authorized Audeze dealer! This is the black/silver color scheme, no wood.

Hiifiman HE-560 Planar Over-Ears for $350

The new condition Hifiman HE-560 Planar Magnetic open-back over-ear headphones are on sale again for $350 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Note however that Hifiman has above average quality control issues with some of their headphones, so if you are not familiar, check the various audio/headphone forums. In other words, you are more likely to have to return or deal with manufacturer warranty. If that’s something you hate with a passion, you may want to resist the sale temptation…

HIFIMAN HE400i Special Edition (Chrome) for $179

If the quality control issues don’t scare you away, good until 4/16/18, coupon code 50OFF gets you the new condition HIFIMAN HE400i Special Edition (Dark Blue Chrome) planar-magnetic over-ear headphones for $179 with free shipping at BuyDIG which offers free 45-day returns which is a plus if you experience quality-control issues within that period, but if anything happens after that, you’d have to take it with the manufacturer warranty.

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.

Select Monoprice Monoliths on Sale: M565 for $180, Etc

Monoprice launched an old-fashioned sale, not a coupon promotion, on select Monolith products as follows:

+ M565 open-back over-ears for $180
+ M1060 open over-ears for $279
+ M300 planar earphones for $130, or $100 open-box
+ Bookshelf speakers, stands, etc
+ the $250 Turntable is not on sale, not sure what it’s doing there
+ the Monolith RCA cables 9ft and 12ft are under $20 with free S&H
+ the metal thin Omega headphone stands are $20 with free shipping (not Monoliths)
+ M560 for $150 or $120 as open-box

The M1060C, M560C and newly released USB DAC/amp are NOT on sale…

Hifiman HE-400i Planar Over-Ears for $186 after coupon

The inclusion of Beach Camera in the eBay coupon promotion using coupon code PSPRINGBF can get you the new condition Hifiman HE-400i Planar Headphones for $186~ with free shipping. The price before the coupon is $219. Note that Hifiman has above average issues with build quality, so keep that in mind before buying! Offer ends 4/1/18 at 8am pacific or earlier if sold out.

[DEAD] Used Hifiman Sundara Planar Over-Ears for $339

As of a 3/24/18 recheck, this sold out in USED condition…

If the Hifiman construction issues don’t scare you away, their Sundara over-ear planar-magnetics are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $339 with free shipping by seller “Audio Advice Online” (AAO) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from AAO and are not Prime eligible. The new condition price is $499.

Used Audeze LCD-X Music Creator for $999

The open-back over-ear planar-magnetic Audeze LCD-X Music Creator bundle (without the fancy Audeze travel case) go for $1200 in new condition but if you want to save some, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition for $999 with free shipping by seller “Audio Advice Online” (AAO) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from AAO and they are not Prime eligible.

Pre-order Audeze Mobius Planar Cinematic headphones for $250

Audeze had been teasing this and the tease has now solidified. The Mobius is a planar-magnetic cinematic immersion 3D type of a headphone and for a limited time, you can be among the first to pre-order it at IndieGoGo for $250 as an early bird special price. The official price will be $400 when it launches. Note that delivery is Massdrop-like, June 2018. It ships worldwide. They have a total of 1000 available, with 656 available at the $250 tier. There are many more available in the $299+ tiers.

PS: it turns out, the first fifty to commit to this were able to pre-order it for $200. Needless to say, that sold out very quickly…

For more on this new critter, there is a 17 minute video of it at Head Fi YouTube, also YouTube-embedded below…

In-Stock Now: Audeze LCD-X Music Creator edition

Some high profile retailers have run out, but if you are currently looking for the AUDEZE LCD-X Music Creator edition in new condition from authorized Audeze USA dealers, it is currently in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama directly with free expedited shipping and by Adorama and World Wide Stereo through Amazon (Prime eligible) for $1199 with free shipping and handling.

Monoprice M1060 Open Over-Ear Planars for $224 with free shipping after coupon

FriYAY is here and with it we have the usual duet of Friday-and-Saturday coupons for Coupon KNOCK is $5 off orders of $25 or more, while the coupon KNOCK2X is 20% off orders of $150 or more. The minimum amounts must needs be reached with products eligible for the coupon, not a mix of eligible and ineligible items. You can still buy ineligible (for the coupon) items in the same shopping cart, they just won’t count towards the $250 minimum. The coupons end Saturday night…

As usual, your humble correspondent has tested all the Monolith headphones (I have a shopping cart with all of them in, and add/remove and do the math if more than one is coupon eligible). Only one of the Monolith headphones is eligible, but it has also been discounted since the last time the coupon was out, so we have a bigger discount.

The new condition Monoprice M1060 Open Over-Ear Planars are on sale for $280 but they are also eligible for 20% off coupon code KNOCK2X dropping them to $224 with free standard US shipping!

If you are buying these, since they get free US shipping, they can “absorb” partially or fully the shipping cost of other items that are not eligible for free shipping. So it might be a good opportunity to add cables, adapters and other small things. Like this $2 Monoprice earphones with a 1-button remote/mic, or mayhaps this $1.09 splitter with separate volume controls.

[DEAD] Monday: Monoprice M300 Planar In-Ears for $97.50 with coupon IF your order total is $300+ in coupon-eligible products

This daily deal expired…

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Used Audeze SINE DX On-ears for $509

The new condition Audeze SINE DX On-ear (open-back planar-magnetics) go for $599 but if you want to save some by going used, they are available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $509~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This description typically suggests just damaged packaging, but obviously I have no way of knowing for sure for each specific listing.

Refurbished Monoprice M560 for $120, New $150

These two are not eligible for the Monoprice weekend coupons (they work on the M1060 though), probably because they are on sale on their own:

+ refurbished M560 open/closed on-ears for $120 plus shipping
+ if you buy them with something that qualifies for free standard US shipping, it may “absorb” some or all of its shipping fee

+ new condition M560 open/closed on-ears for $150 with free shipping