EU: Shure SRH-840 for 127 euro

The discounting action continues for Shure at Amazon Germany. As of the time of writing, the new condition closed-back over-ear SRH-840 studio heapdhones are going for the very specific price of 127 euro with free shipping in Germany. VAT is included in the price for all EU countries… Other Shure closed and open over-ear/studio headphones are also discounting in different ways over there…

There’s also some discounting of models at Amazon USA, for example the open-back SRH-1440 goes for $300 with free shipping, while the good old SRH-440 is down to $79.

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.

Free Universal Case with Sennheiser HD 280 for $100

Proper studio headphones they are, the Sennheiser HD 280, and for a limited time, B&H Photo is bundling a FREE Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case, all together going for $100. The case goes for $20 on its own and comes with a 1-year warranty of its own. The HD 280 are a known quantity. The case averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews and it has a few questions answered as well. Between those and the pictures and descriptions [dimensions under the SPECS sub-tab over there] you can get a feel on what other headphones you can fit inside.

UK: Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO for 382, DT 1770 for 387 BP

And now to the UK we go where two of Beyerdynamic’s next-gen studio headphones are on sale by Amazon UK actual [not by marketplace sellers!]. The new condition open-back DT 1990 PRO is on sale for 382 UK pounds, while the closed-back DT 1770 PRO goes for around 387 British pounds (BP). These are sold and shipped by Amazon UK and are not lightning deals, so the sale will continue until it ends 🙂 These are 250 ohm headphones, so keep that in mind iPod Nano music listeners ^_^

EU: Shure SRH-440 Studio for 72 euro

It is not a surprise that some of the classic Beyerdynamic DT 7-8-9 headphones sell for less in Germany than in the US, since it is their home country. It is a bit of a surprise though that Shure, although German-sounding, are a Chicago-based USA company, yet their closed-back over-ear SRH-440 studio headphones sell for $100 in the US but they are on sale for just 72 euro by Amazon Germany itself.

I haven’t listened to these, but I listened to the SRH-240A. The 440s can still be found in some of the “$100 closed over-ear recommendation lists” but since then, other closed-back options around that price-range have surfaced [and with mic/remotes], so as always, be sure to research things to your satisfaction before committing to a purchase…

Sat: Marantz MPH-2 Studio Headphones for $40 w/FS

Good until Sunday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out), you can get the new condition Marantz MPH-2 Studio Headphones for $40 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend where it is their deal of the day.

They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews over there.

Shure Sale: SRH440 for $75, 840 for $149, Etc

Two of the old school recommended studio-ish closed-back over-ear Shure headphones are currently on sale in new condition at authorized dealers. The good old Shure SRH 440 goes for $75 with free shipping, while the SRH 849 goes for $149 with free shipping.

Meanwhile on the SRH 1X40 front, the magic price is $374 for either the new condition closed SRH 1540 or the open SRH 1840. These two get 10% statement credit cashback if you are a Prime member and pay with one of the two official Prime credit cards [the usual statement credit is 5%].

Also part of this Shure discount cycle are the new condition Shure SE112-K-BT1 bluetooth earphones for $89 and the Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for $129.

Speaking of Shure, they are exiting the phono cartridge business despite the resurgence in vinyl, so if you like their phono products, you may want to pay attention to prices and clearance sales and such.

[DEAD] Sunday: Senal SMH-1200 Studio Headphones for $60

This daily deal expired…

Good until Sunday 11:59pm eastern time, as one of their daily deals, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Senal SMH-1200 Studio Headpphones (closed back, over ear) for $60 with free standard shipping.

Used Audio Technica M50X Closed Over-Ears for $90

Also part of the 20% off in-cart discount at Amazon Warehouse Deals that is part of their Earth Week 2018 sales is the “Used – Like New” (original packaging) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed Over-Ears for $90~ with free shipping. This is sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.

[DEAD] Brainwavz HM5 Studio for $83

This recurring lightning deal expired…

The headphone headliner of the Monday Amazonian Gold Box is the new condition closed-back over-ear Brainwavz HM5 Studio Monitor Headphones going for $83 with free shipping until 4:55pm eastern.

The price before the sale was $109.50. These average 3.9 out of 5 based on 136 customer reviews and they have 26 answered questions.

Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Closed Over-Ears + $30 Promo Gift Card for $100 w/FS

Good until Thursday night, NewEgg FLASH includes a $30 NewEgg promotional e-gift card with the purchase of the new condition Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO closed-back over-ear studio headphones headphones going for their standard price of $100 with free shipping. They come with a 2-year BeyerD warranty…

These headphones got an extra boost in interest with a late January 2018 Innerfidelity review

Senal Studio Headphones with Freebies: SMH-1000 for $60, SMH-1200 for $100

As part of their NAB 2018 sales, B&H Photo is having a sale on a couple of Senal closed-back over-ear studio headphones and they get free accessories as well.

+ Senal SMH-1000 with free Senal storage pouch for $60 with free expedited shipping

+ Senal SMH-1200 (four color schemes available) with free Auray universal headphone case for $100 with free expedited shipping

Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones for $30 w/free S&H

While the Braiwavz HM5 are a 6-hour lightning deal starting at 10:35am ET today, on the more budget side of studio headphones, the good old Tascam TH-200X (they also go by other brand names) are back on sale again for $30 with free shipping by Musician’s Friend and also available at the same price from their eBay store.

Used Sony MDR-7520 for $219 + S&H

The Sony MDR-7520 studio headphones (not to be confused with the much cheaper 7502) are currently available in “Used – Demo condition for $219 plus shipping at Adorama. Once the used quantities are depleted, you will no longer see any 7520s in the aforelinked search results page. Shipping starts at $8.25 and varies by zipcode and chosen shipping options. The “What’s In the Box” box on the right side further down the page of individual product listings shows what’s included…

[DEAD] Brainwavz HM5 Studio Headphones for $83 [ends 4:35pm ET]

These daily deals expired…

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Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphone Kit for $100 with FREE NEXT DAY delivery

As we mentioned yesterday, the good old Sony MDR-7506 are on sale for $80 in new condition at some authorized Sony dealers. But if you are not interested in them or you want to get your studio headphones almost immediately, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphone Kit for $100 with free NEXT DAY delivery.

The kit goes for $25 more than the headphones standard kit and for that you get three extra items in the kit:

+ Auray Genuine Sheepskin Leather Earpads ($30 on their own)
+ Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case ($20 on its own)
+ Auray COHH-2 – Clamp On Headphone Holder For Mic Stand ($10 on its own)

S o if you want/need two out of the three, you come ahead with the kit. Or if you need any of those three accessories individually, each one of them currently has a free shipping promotion on it.

Sony MDR-7506 Closed Over-Ears for $80

If you have a near-term buy-interest in the good old Sony MDR-7506 closed-back over-ear studio headphones, they are currently on sale again, going for $80 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, and it doesn’t look like a price-match. Perhaps an old school sale! The headphones average 4.6 out of 5 based on 4300+ customer reviews.

UPDATE: also going for $80 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo after you do the “add to cart” thing…

Marantz MPH-4 Closed-Back Over-Ear for $40 w/FS

Running until Sunday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out) the current Musicians’s Friend Stupid [that’s what they call it; not an editorial note] deal of the day is the new condition Marantz MPH-4 Closed-Back Over-Ear self-described monitoring headphone for $40 with free shipping and free returns.

Used Soundmagic HP150 Closed Over-Ears for $72

The Soundmagic HP151 are a more recent model, and HP150 closed-back over-ears are harder to find in new condition at a reasonable price. But if you prefer the HP150, they are currently available in “Used – Good” condition (no further details given) for $72~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There is only one used listing for these at the moment. They average 3.7 out of 5 based on 25 customer reviews.

Audio Technica M40X + Slappa Hardbody Case for $79

The closed-back over-ear Audio Technica M40X (which had a counter-insurgency against the hype train of the M50X) is now down to $79 at a number of retailers (eg Musician’s Friend and Sweetwater), but you can do better, which is why you are reading this website 🙂

For the same price of $79, and with Prime shipping, you can also get the Slappa Hardbody PRO SL-HP-99 headphone case, sold by K&M Camera with the orders fulfilled by Amazon (thus the Prime shipping). The case is included automatically, you don’t have to do anything additional.

This SL-HP-99 case goes for $20 on its own, it’s not a throwaway freebie! This should not be confused with the more famous SL-HP-07 case which also goes for $20 on its own.

Sennheiser HD 200 with $30 Gift Card for $70 w/free S&H

This 2017 holiday shopping offer has returned! The closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 200 studio headphones go for $70 at various retailers, but you can get them for the same price with a $30 B&H Photo electric gift card from B&H Photo. This is an actual gift card, not a promotional gift card.

Marantz MPH-1 Studio Headphones for $30 w/free S&H

Musician’s Friend is also joining the featured eBay Deals party by offering the new condition Marantz MPH-1 Studio Headphones for $30 with free shipping and handling. Limit up to five per customer for these closed-back over-ears.

They look familiar in design, remind me of some CAD and Tascam and such models.

Sony MDR-V6 Studio Headphones for $67 w/free S&H

This is not the lowest price ever, but if you need to get the good old Sony MDR-V6 studio headphones (closed over-ears) in new condition, they are going for $67~ with free shipping by Amazon actual which looks to be an automated price-match of a couple of marketplace sellers. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price from Amazon actual, and more from the marketplace sellers.

If you prefer to shop on eBay, you can get them for about a dollar more from Ritz Cameras on eBAY. There is no mention of warranty in the Ritz eBay listing, so assume no warranty.

You can’t go wrong with these headphones even at full price, they are a time-tested model and one of the benchmarks a number of people use to compare performance of other/newer headphones.

Tascam TH-MX2 Closed Over-Ears for $25 w/free S&H

The closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-MX2 studio headphones are currently on sale for $25 with free shipping at B&H Photo and at Amazon actual with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. The price of this is $24.99, thus that extra penny needed to get free shipping.

[DEAD] Used Koss PRO DJ 200 Studio for $49

This sold out as of 2/6/18 recheck…

Back to “The Used” with the closed-back Koss PRO DJ 200 Studio headphones, they are currently available in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) for $49~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There is only one used listing for this headphone which averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 94 customer reviews over there.

Samson SR850 Semi-Open Over-Ears for $33 w/free S&H

According to a blog search here, this went as low as $25 shipped, but if you don’t want to wait for a future sale, the new condition Samson SR850 Semi-Open Over-Ears are on sale for the very specific price of $32.80 with free shipping by Amazon actual, where they average 4.5 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews. They picked up 132 more customer reviews since April 2017 dropped 0.1 in review average.

These are a value play headphone with a loooooong non-detachable cable. It also sells under the Superlux brand and there are probably other variations as well. We have a text and pictures unboxing of these here. They are open enough that in a quiet room you can use them as temporary computer speakers if you hang them near ear-level and increase the volume level. The only accessory included is a 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter.

Studio Bundle: Three Senal SMH-1200 Studio Headphones + Presonus HP4 4-Channel Head Amp for $430

Another handful of offers have been added to the Weekly B&H Audio Deals headlined by a true studio bundle for actual studio. It is a bundle of Three Studio Headphones + Presonus Amp, together going for $430 with free expedited shipping. The bundle consists of:

+ three closed-back over-ear Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones (three different colors making it easier to color code for different people or band members or positions)
+ each headphone goes for $150 on its own

+ one PreSonus HP4 – 4-Channel Headphone Distribution Amplifier (goes for $130 on its own)

[DEAD] Shure SRH440 Closed Over-Ears for $80 after coupon

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Audio-Technica ATH-M70x: Refurb for $216, Used for $225

If you don’t want to wait for future sales, the closed-back over-ear Audio-Technica ATH-M70x studio headphones are available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $225 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual… Or on the same listing, there is a fulfilled by Amazon offer from a 3rd-party seller in refurbished condition for $216~ with free shipping. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews.

Used Yamaha HPH-MT120BL Studio Headphones for $52

The Yamaha HPH-MT120BL closed over-ear studio headphones are currently available in “Used – Very Good” (repackaged) condition for $52~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. These are more of the rectangular earpad design.

Tascam TH-300X Studio Headphones for $35 w/FS

The current Musician’s Friend deal of the day running until Sunday at 8am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Tascam TH-300X studio headphones (closed-back, over-ears) going for $35 with free shipping. These also have “cousin” brands, so google them up if curious or not familiar.

NVX XPT100 Studio Over-Ears for $70 [limit 3]

These will definitely not be confused with stylish fashionable audiophile headphones. They are studio headphones to the core, the new condition NVX XPT100 Studio Over-Ears on sale for $70 with free shipping, sold by Limitless Creations Direct with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping. Limit up to three pairs per customer at the sale price.

The headphones average 4 out of 5 based on nearly 150 customer reviews and they have nearly 40 answered questions.

Used Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO for $370

The beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO studio headphones are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) for $370~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or $392~ in “Used – Like New” condition. The first link shows a summary of all options. This link only shows the used options.

Now shipping: Tascam TH-03 for $25 w/free S&H

The Tascam TH-02 found themselves in some budget headphone recommendation lists and as it happens most of the time, a new model has arrived, it is the Tascam TH-03 (first time I’ve heard about it) and it is now in-stock and shipping for $25 with free shipping by Focus Camera directly or fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible), sold by aSavings, which is an online persona for Focus Camera.

It is marketed as a studio headphone, and indeed there are no consumer-y frills and accessories. You just get the 1/4″ adaptor. No mic/remote. Screenshot from Amazon listing below:

[DEAD] Wedn: Senal SMH-1200 Studio Headphones for $60 with FREE Next Day Delivery

This offer expired… Good until Wednesday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) the blue color scheme of the closed-back over-ear Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones are on sale for $60 with FREE next day delivery. That’s right, free next day delivery (USA) is included. The other three color schemes are not on sale.