Tue: Sennheiser HD 2.30 [i/G] Closed On-Ears for $30

As teased yesterday, for today (Tuesday 9/8/20) among the NewEGG daily deals they have the new condition Sennheiser HD 2.30G closed-back on-ears on sale for $30 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual…

Both the Android (“G” model) and the iPhone (“i” model) are participating in the sale…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, good until Wednesday 9/9/20 at 10am eastern time [or earlier if sold out] Adorama of New York is offering the new condition Tascam DR-40X digital audio-recorder and USB audio interface for $140 with free US shipping…

Monday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15 w/FS

If you are looking for name-brand budget in-ears with the Apple 3-button remote control, you are in luck because until Monday 8/3/20 until 11:59pm eastern [or earlier if sold out] New York’s B&H Photo is offering as one of their daily deals, in two color scheme options, the new condition Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $15 with free US shipping…

As of the time of writing these average 4 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews over there…

Friday: Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $160

Some may have Friday on their minds, others may have Sennheiser. If the latter, good for Friday 7/17/20, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless set going for $160.

The congestion in the market at all price ranges, from CrapPods to AirPods, and the dominance of the Apple AirPods and its clones is putting some price pressure on the headphone-name-brands to bring their prices closer to earth ~ instead of some of those high-brow high-profit-margin prices 🙂

This of course opens up the whole audio company vs tech company debate, but that’s a story for another day…

Friday: 1-Year TIDAL subscription for $80 [and more]

Best Buy strikes again with their Friday 7/3/20 daily deals with a 1-year TIDAL digital music subscription offered for $80. That’s for the first year. Future years will automatically renew at the future full price of the subscription… Also part of today’s daily deals are the closed-back Insignia [house brand name] bluetooth over-ears going for $23…

Meanwhile at Woot Sellout they have the refurbished ChromeCast Ultra 4K going for $50 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And for those shopping in the EU, Amazon Germany has a couple of bluetooth Sennheiser Momentum in-ears going from 79 to 95 euro. One is necklace-style [all the cable is loose, hangs in front of you like a …necklace], the other is neckband-style [part of the cable is solid].

Monday: Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $160

Last but not least in the 6/8/20 BestBuy deals du jour is the new condition Sennheiser Momentum truly-wireless set going for $160 with free US shipping and/or store/curbside/whatever pickup is available based on region and availability…

Also there, they have the Jaybird Tarah necklace-style bluetooth earphones going for $45…

Monday: Sennheiser HD 2.30i Closed On-Ears for $35

Hen-Heiser fans, your time has come. Starting at 3am ET on Monday 6/1/20 and lasting for 24 hours [or earlier if sold out], one of the NewEgg deals du jour is the new condition closed-back Sennheiser HD 2.30i on-ears wired headphones going for $35 with free US shipping.

The listing has two color schemes and iPhone (i) and Android (G) button options. I don’t know which combination(s) will be on sale. It will be revealed over there when it goes live…

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed Over-Ears drops to $80

If you are interested in a “studio headphone” that actually wants to be a studio headphone and not a fashion/style headphone that uses the name studio to get audio-cred, the new model of the closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is on sale for $80 at B&H Photo and also by Amazon actual

Sennheiser (Non-Bluetooth Wireless) RS175 for $200, RS135 for $100

If you are interested in non-bluetooth wireless headphones, the ones with the receiver base, a couple of the latest Sennheiser models are on sale at B&H Photo, namely the RS-135 RF (replaced the good old RS-120) going for $100, while the RS-175 goes for $200…

These newer models are not using the Kleer technology, while the previous models did…

Friday: Sennheiser Momentum Truly Wireless for $180, Samsung Galaxy S10e PAD, Etc

Lots of audio options are available in the April 17 in 2020 deals of the day at the Best Buy website. They are:

+ Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $180

+ Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 PRO truly wireless for $130

+ MEE Audio BTR bluetooth audio receiver for $25

+ on the smartphones with a headphone jack front, there are various offers on the new condition Samsung Galaxy S10e, with the lower prices on the carrier-versions. Some of them also get a $50 Best Buy e-gift-card. Per the listing this includes in the phone’s box “AKG tuned” earphones.

+ the $60 ION bluetooth speaker type thing is sold out

Sennheiser HD 58X Open Over-Ears drop to $150 [MD]

IF you are 50-50 on whether to get the new Sennheiser HD 58X open-back over-ear headphones, there’s a small discount on them now at the Massdrop website tilting the scales to 52-48 🙂 You can get it for $150 with free US shipping and free US returns.

It comes with a 2-year warranty and it is an in-stock drop, which means it will ship within a couple of business days after purchase. You don’t have to wait for weeks and weeks for the order to ship. Of course given today’s #CoronaCrisis2020, actual delivery may take longer than pre-Corona…

Being a “modern incarnation”, it has a detachable cable, and it is individually serialized. It is made in Romania.

At checkout, you have optional options [LOL] for a combined purchase discount:

  • Drop TRRS Balanced 2.5mm cable for +$45
  • 3-year Drop warranty with Accidental Coverage (US market only) for +$20
  • the Earpads and Objective 2 headphone-amp options are currently NOT available
  • in the US, you can upgrade to faster shipping for +$5, or Overnight for +$15

Monday: Sennheiser CX 2.00i In-Ears for $18

If you are a fan of the budget stubby Sennheiser earphones (I guess one could theoretically call them in-ears) you have until 11:59pm eastern time on Monday 4/6/20 to get them for $18 with free US shipping at B&H Photo where it’s one of their daily deals. This is available in three options with Apple and Samsung remote options available (select correct listing tabs for that)…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals for this day, the BestBuy dailies offer the JAM Tune neckband bluetooth earphones for $25…

UPDATE #2: Amazon Germany’s dailies go in the ear as well, they have Samsung truly wireless in their Gold Box

Sennheiser PC-37X gaming headset down to $100

If you are a fan of gaming and Sennheiser and Massdrop too, there is a sale on the new condition Sennheiser PC-37X gaming headset for $100 with free US shipping and free US returns. And it comes with a 2-year warranty. If you want more, you can optionally purchase an extended 3-year warranty for +$15.

Good news, this is an “in-stock drop”, so it will ship a couple of business days after purchase. It is not the “classic” Massdrop drop…

Sennheiser HD 4.40BT Bluetooth Over-Ears for $70

If you are looking to spend under $100 for a pair of closed over-ear bluetooth headphones but don’t want to get the many non-audio brand ANC/bluetooth combo options, then for $70 you can get the new condition Sennheiser HD 4.40BT by Amazon actual with a maximum of two pairs per customer at the sale price. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 5500+ ratings.

NOTE however that this is a Bluetooth 4.0 headphone (might be a deal killer for those with new BT 5.0 smartphones and such), and supports apt-X but not apt-X HD.

Note also that the recently revealed Sennheiser bluetooth headphones in the 4-series cost a lot more and have not been greeted as liberators by the early reviewers.

I haven’t seen these but I had their “cousins”, the HD 4.20S wired over-ears and from the pictures it looks like they use similar pads. Those HD 4.20S pads are probably the #1 feature of the headphones…

Here’s the HD 4.20S pad, around 1 inch thick!

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PS: just like the previously mentioned HD 599 sale, the HD 4.40BT and 4.20S came out at IFA 2016

EU: Sennheiser HD 599 Open Over-Ears [Ivory] for 130 euro

As we just mentioned in the previous post, the black color scheme of the Sennheiser HD 599 goes for $130 in the US market, but not the Ivory…

On the other hand, things are in the opposite direction in the European market. The black color scheme goes for 200 euro but the Ivory color scheme is on sale for 130 euro (short for “euro-dollars?) by Amazon Germany with a limit of two per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown…

Together both colors average 4.5 out of 5 based on 1280+ customer ratings and they have 47 answered questions.

Funny how simple wired headphones have a lot fewer questions than wireless and headphones with mic/remote. I wonder why ^_^

Sennheiser HD 599 Open Over-Ears for $130 [limit 2]

You can score a very serviceable set of open-back over-ear headphones for less than half the price you’d pay for the fashionable trendy $300ish ANC/BT over-ears and get better sound too! As of the time of writing, the new condition open-back over-ear wired Sennheiser HD 599 is on sale for $130 with free US shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to two pairs per customer at the sale price.

This is the black color scheme [not the Ivory] that is marked as an “Amazon Exclusive”. It comes with a 2-year warranty, replaceable earpads, and thank the Old Gods and The New [and R’hllor too of course ~ even though it does not have any red on it] it has detachable cables and it comes with two of them…

They average (both color schemes grouped together) 4.6 out of 5 based on 1360+ customer ratings and they have about 10% of that in peer-answered questions. When you drill down on the customer reviews by option, 185 of the 434 reviews are for the black option. Unfortunately it does not automatically calculate the rating when you select the filters/sub-options, so short of going through the 185 customer reviews manually to average them…

The HD599 is the headliner of the new HD-5?? [I can’t put the standard “X” in there because now there’s the Massdrop HD-?XX partnership] that starts with the HD559, then the HD 579, and in-between these two open-back models, there’s also the HD 569 closed-back. These were introduced at IFA 2016, that’s 3.5 years ago as of the time of writing.

PS: if you are not familiar, in recent months Amazon has switched to (sometimes) showing customer rating scores instead of customer reviews. The ratings include the customer reviews but also anyone who gives the product a 1-5 star rating without actually writing a customer review. It’s obviously easier to rate than to review. Even the customarily idiotic one-sentence useless customer review you see on Amazon is “harder” to write than just click or touch a 1-to-5 star rating 🙂 But I’m digressing…

FREE NuForce Stride bluetooth earphones with Sennheiser HD6XX purchase for $195

For a limited time only (expiration date is not mention), you will automatically [no coupon needed, no additional action on your behalf] receive a FREE NuForce Stride bluetooth earphone with the purchase of the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones for $195 with free US shipping and free US returns from the Massdrop website. This is an “in-stock drop” so it will ship in one business day after purchase, it won’t take weeks and weeks like the traditional Massdrop offerings…

To ensure the offer is running, use your browser’s in-page search feature (eg CTRL F in Chrome) looking for “NuForce” or “Stride”. You will see this promotion mentioned multiple times in the listing. Even though it does not appear “above the fold” (on the part of the page that fills up some screens, eg laptops).

The HD 6XX come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty since they are produced in co-operation with Hennheiser 🙂 The NuForce kit includes a hard case and six sets of eartips and a microUSB cable. No mention of warranty on the NuForce.

When you click the “BUY” button that takes you to the shopping cart, you will not see the NuForce mentioned there. The options you see in the shopping cart are for additional optional purchases (extra earpads, cables, DAC/amp, warranty) and a shipping upgrade option. Most of the optional items are offered with an additional combined purchase discount, eg the Drop+ THX AAA 789 linear amplifier is +$300 instead of $400 which sells on its own.

NOTE that this is the recently revised HD 6XX. Check the Massdrop and the interwebs for more details if you are not already familiar with the revisions…

Sennheiser HD 200 + Behringer UMC-404-HD Audio Interface for $179

For a very limited time only, Adorama is offering a Sennheiser x Behringer bundle for $179 with free shipping within the USA. For that price, you get two different items:

  • Sennheiser HD 200 closed-back over-ears
  • Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD audio interface

No coupon, no rebate. The sale price is reflected on their website while this promotion is running…

Monday (EU): Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE ANC/BT for $95 euro

Good for Monday February 3 in 2020, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition, a bluetooth and ANC headphone, for 95 euro with free shipping in Germany + Austria. Shipping is extra elsewhere. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

There it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on nearly 10,000 customer reviews but note that all the variants of this model are grouped together in the listing (with or without ANC, SE and not SE, etc)…

Sennheiser HD 6XX drops to $195 [MD]

While price-checking around for the HD600 lightning deal (Friday 1/31/20 at 8:24pm ET), I noticed a limited time discount on the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX, currently going for $195 with free US shipping and returns at the Massdrop website. This is a big seller, it is a few thousand sales short of hitting the 100,000 units mark!

So now you have two options to consider, depending on whether the HD600 lightning deal price is competitive or not. Plenty has been written about all these headphones (600, 650, 6XX), and if you are reading this as of the time of writing, you have plenty of time to read through the various opinions, forums, blogs, etc…

Surprise! Sennheiser HD600 Lightning Deal starts Friday at 8:24pm ET

The Friday surprise is not coming from the world of politics but from the world of Amazon! According to the teaser in the Amazon Gold Box, starting at 8:24pm ET on Friday January 31st in 2020 for Prime members, and 8:54pm ET for non-members, there is going to be a lightning deal on the new condition Sennheiser HD 600 open-back over-ear headphones. The price on their website before the sale, as of the time of writing of this post is $299.

Gold Box Teaser for HD 600 Lightning Deal

The reason for this lightning deal may perhaps be the existence of the Massdrop blockbuster Sennheiser HD 6XX headphone currently going for $195 with free US shipping. Per the listing over there, this headphone sold over 92,000 units…

Sennheiser HD8 DJ Closed-Over-Ears for $140

Good until 12/14/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD8 DJ headphones for $140 with free shipping within the USA. Up to three per customer at the sale price. There, they average close to 5 out of 5 based on a Michael Jordan number of customer reviews…

PS (SPOILER ALERT): 23 customer reviews…

PS2: this is part of their latest offers for the holiday shopping season…

PS3: speaking of limited time deals, Amazon Germany is offering this AmazonBasics Transport for the Bose Soundlink Revolve speaker for under 4 euro. You can also fit other similarly shaped items in there. Check pictures, dimensions (I shouldn’t say measurements in an audio blog because some people might be measuring bags too) and customer reviews to see what else might fit inside…

Tue: Sennheiser G4ME ONE PC Gaming Headset for $80

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm central time, you can get the new condition Sennheiser G4ME ONE PC Gaming Headset for $80 with free shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat shipping for the calendar day) as one of the Woot deals of the day for Tuesday 12/3/19. Limit up to five per customer. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee for $135

For a limited time only, Massdrop is having a sale on the new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee going for $135 with free US shipping and returns, and a 2-year Sennheiser warranty. This is a limited time offer. It is an in-stock drop, so it will ship the next business day after purchase…

This is part of their Cyber Monday 2019 sales that include the Beyerdynamic DT 177X, Noble IEMs, Koss, and more…

EU: Sennheiser Free Bluetooth in-ears for 80 euro

For EU shoppers (and beyond depending on taxes, customs and shipping fees), Amazon Germany is offering for a limited time the new condition Free bluetooth in-ears for 80 euro in the black/red color scheme with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price…

Black Friday doorbuster: Sennheiser HD 6XX for $180

The sale that was promised is here! The new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones are on sale as a limited time Black Friday offer at Massdrop for $180 with free US shipping and returns. This being a collaboration between the two companies, it comes with a full two-year warranty, although optionally you can purchase a 3-year Massdrop extended warranty.

This being an in-stock drop, it will ship in about one business day after the purchase closes, in our case, as of the time of writing, the shipping estimate is December 2nd (and for those traumatized by previous long Massdrop waits, yes, it is in 2019) 😉

Sennheiser HD 599 SE Open Over-Ears for $100

$100 has more options these days for open-back over-ear headphones from well-known manufacturers. In addition to the previously mentioned Philips options, as part of the Black Friday festivities, you can get the new condition Sennheiser HD 599 SE for $100 with free shipping from Amazon actual with up to five pairs per customer. This is marked as an Amazon Exclusive and it is the black color scheme of the model…

Sennheiser PXC 550 ANC/bluetooth over-ears down to $200

Sennheiser goes on the attack in the very competitive prestige-brand ANC/bluetooth over-ear combos and they have brought down the price of their closed-back over-ear PXC 550 to $200 with free shipping by various at Amazon (including Amazon actual) along with B&H Photo and friends…

Note however that there is a second generation model now, which, however, goes for $350, so there’s a big price gap between the two…

PS: we have not turned into an ANC/bluetooth blog! I’m simply posting as many deals as I can find (and have time to post) and a lot of today’s options and deals are on the ANC/bluetooth combos…

Sennheiser M2 IEi Wired In-Ears for $35

NewEgg is now running a variant of their Black Friday sale and among those offers they do have a Headphone section, the headliner of which is the new condition Sennheiser M2 IEi HD1 wired in-ears with Apple buttons going for just $35 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg so you know you are not getting an iffy/international/etc product…

The sale is on both the black/red (looks stylish from the pictures) and the black/chrome (looks more conventional/streamlined in the pictures) options…

Monday: Sennheiser HD 58X drops to $135

Sennheiser fans of the world, unite and take over! Massdrop has just launched a $25 off discount on the new condition HD 58X Jubilee open-back over-ear headphones, from its regular price of $160. It comes with free US shipping and free US returns. For international orders, shipping is discounted but extra and of course there are customs depending on your location.

NOTE that the discount expires on 11/4/19 at 11:59pm pacific time!

During the checkout process, there are options to optionally add earpads to your order and/or the Objective headphone amp. The earpads have a $5 off combined purchase discount while the Objective has a $15 off combined purchase discount. There’s also an option for a $20 3-year accidental coverage US-only warranty. See shopping cart for details 🙂

This is an in-stock drop, so you won’t be waiting for delivery!

Surprise Massdrop Combo: Sennheiser HD6XX _AND_ Sony WH-1000X M3 for $400 TOTAL

Well this is a surprise and a temptation that may be hard to resist for practical audiophiles. For $400 at the Massdrop website, you get two headphones, the audiophile-loved open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD-6XX, AND the utilitarian Sony WH-1000X M3 closed-back over-ear with bluetooth and ANC.

And better yet, both headphones come with a warranty. The HD-6XX comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, and the Sony WH-1000X M3 comes with a 1-year Sony warranty per the listing over there.

This is a pre-order with two days left to purchase (as of the time of writing of this post). The orders will ship mid-September from Massdrop.

PS: if you only want one of the two, you can always gift or sell or trade the other one. Or you can send it to me LOL 🙂

Used Open-Box Sennheiser HD 300 Closed Over-Ears for $30

If you want to give the new-ish Sennheiser HD 300 closed-back over-ears a try without paying the $50 new condition price, Blinq through Amazon Warehouse Deals has them in “Used – Like New” open-box condition going for $30~ with free US shipping. This ships directly from Blinq and it is not Prime eligible. So no fast shipping for Prime members but on the other hand, everyone gets free shipping (not just Primes)…

These are part of Sennheiser’s newer “streamline the model numbers” line of headphones because let’s face it all those 4.20 and 429 S numbers got the average consumer very mixed up.

I haven’t seen or touched the HD 300 but judging from the pictures, their earpads look very similar to the earpads of the older Sennheiser HD 4.20S which we had a text and pictures unboxing of. The earpads were the best feature of that headphone. So comfy. Just put those on after one of those vice-grip headphones and enjoy the lack of brain crunch 🙂

Sennheiser Momentum BeFree SE Bluetooth Earphones for $150

If you are looking for necklace-style bluetooth earphones, the new condition Sennheiser Momentum BeFREE special edition model is on sale at the moment for $150 with free US shipping by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, so the price is such until it changes at an unspecified time in the future.

This is a new release, it first got added to Amazon in June 2019. It averages 3.3 out of 5 based on 7 customer reviews…

Sennheiser Momentum Free SE bluetooth earphones for $150 [Prime Deal]

More Prime action, this time from Sennheiser, they are offering their new condition Sennheiser Momentum Free special edition necklace-style bluetooth earphones [gosh, the names are getting longer and longer] for $150 with free shipping if you are a Prime member… IF you are not a Prime member, you have to add it to the shopping cart in order to get a “reveal” of the Prime Deal price…

For all the action, check the Prime Day Gold Box, and given the volume of deals for these two days, the time you spend digging around, the more interesting deals you may find…

This week: Sennheiser HD 6XX for $200 again with Massdrop Email Click Coupon

Good until Sunday of this week (according to my calendaring math that would be Sunday July 7 in 2019), there’s a Massdrop email that promotes a $20 off discount on the Sennheiser HD 6XX.

When you click on the link in that email and go to your Massdrop account (already logged in), it will apply automatically a $20 off discount towards the purchase of the open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 6XX, dropping it from $220 to $200, which was its original price.

There’s no coupon code to enter ~ the discount appears automagically in your shopping cart AFTER you click on the special link in the Massdrop email…

It’s still a bit of a miracle they hadn’t increased the HD 6XX to get closer to the HD 600 / 650 prices 🙂

EU: Sennheiser CX 300S Stumpy In-Ears for 40 to 41 euro

Sennheiser itself had a mini big bang of new consumer-tier headphones and among them is the return of the dreaded “S” (dreaded because in englishes a final “s” indicates plural ~ making conversations and searches more complicated than necessary). The stumpy CX 300 II barely-in-ears have now been replaced with the CX 300S, and at Amazon Germany the white color scheme is down to 40 euro and the red (“rot” in german) is down to 41 euro.

Their default prices are 50 euro at amazon.de, and $50 USD at amazon.com.

PS: “stumpy” is not (yet?) a headphone technical term ^_^