Open-Box CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp for $449

Marble buttons, here we come! The CHORD Electronics Mojo DAC/amp is available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition with full warranty for $449 with free shipping by authorized dealer Gramophone of Maryland through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $529.

Refurbished Sennheiser HD800 for $849

UPDATE 12/9/17 AM: still good as of this recheck…

There’s a surprise at the official Sennheiser Outlet store! They are offering the refurbished Sennheiser HD800 open-back over-ear for $849. These are blessed by Sennheiser! Free UPS ground shipping is included.

In comparison, they go for $724~ in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used Etymotic Research ER4P-T In-Ears for $202

The new condition Etymotic Research ER4P-T microPro Precision Matched In-Ears go for $299 in new condition at reputable dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition for $202~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There is no further description of their condition, but “Used – Like New” is the highest used condition there.

Open-box Focal ELEAR for $689 + S&H [updated]

UPDATE 12/9/17 at 11:20am ET: the price now is $689 for all listings…

UPDATE 12/7/17 at 9:26am ET: now we are up to four separate listings, the price range remains the same…

UPDATE 12/6/17 at 11:33am ET: now we are down to two listings instead of three…

With the new CLEAR headphones coming in between the ELEAR and the UTOPIA, we have movement on the ELEAR pricing front. These came out at $1000. At the moment there are three open-box listings of these at Adorama with prices ranging from $669 to $689 depending on condition. Shipping is extra and starts around $14 (YMMV slightly based on zipcode).

PS: if you don’t see any headphones at the linked page, it means all three listings have sold out.

Used Pro-Ject Audiophile Head Box S for $99

The new condition Pro-Ject Audiophile Head Box S goes for $150 but if you are comfortable with used, “Listen UP” of Colorada is offering the black color scheme in “Used – Like New”, tested and inspected and in original box for $99 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is not Prime eligible. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews.

Open-box Sony MDR-Z7 for $500

A compromise between getting a headphone used or brand new from authorized dealers is to get it open-box from authorized dealers, which typically includes the same warranty as a new condition. So if want to triangulate the closed-back Sony MDR-Z7 in this fashion, you can get it in open-box condition for $500 by OneCall directly or by OneCall thru eBAY. Their eBay listing says there are three units available.

On the used front, you can get in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) for $419~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z ART for $74

The new condition Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z ART closed-back over-ears go for $119 in new condition at trustworthy sellers, but if you want to save some, there are two used listings of them by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, for $74~ in “Used – Good” condition or $79~ in “Used – Very Good” condition, with cosmetic imperfections and damaged original packaging.

Used Audiosplice NCAA Oregon Ducks On-Ears for $14

Ducks time! The Audiosplice NCAA Oregon Ducks licensed (in a bright green and yellow color scheme) closed-back on-ear headphones are available in “Used – Like New” (original packaging) condition for $13.75 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+. The few reviews it has are split.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR-225e for $150

As of a late 11/30/17 PM re-check, the used options are sold out…

The open-back Grado SR-225e headphones go for $200 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Good” (repackaged) condition for $150 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Of other Grados, only if you are a high-risk tolerance shopper, one fulfilled by Amazon 3rd-party seller has the Grado iGe in-ears with Apple controls for $55 instead of their usual price of $99. You have extra protection because it is “fulfilled by Amazon”, but still, you have to worry about these being authentic or something else wrong with them. This is more of a PSA to avoid, than a deal alert. But of course I am not the master of the universe, different people have different risk tolerances.

Used Fiio K5 DAC/amp with built-in Dock for $86

The new condition Fiio K5 DAC/amp with its built-in Dock goes for around $110 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, there is a “Used – Very Good” condition listing (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) offered for $86~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The K5 averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews and has 50 answered questions. It picked up a couple of each since the last time I posted about it.

Speaking of Fiio, note there are some Fiio + A&K iRiver IEM bundles running. Check our previous Fiio posts for those.

Used Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier for $239

The new condition Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier is on sale for $299, but if you want to save some more, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $239~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. As usual on Warehouse Deals, beware of “Just Launched” sellers and any seller with unusual or unexpected requests (such as emailing them before buying).

[DEAD] Open Box Chord Mojo for $449

These used prices got scooped up as well as “Marble Mania 2017” continues… 🙂

If you can’t resist those marble-style buttons, the Chord Mojo is currently available in “Used – Like New” open-box condition from authorized dealer Gramophone of Maryland for $449 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Gramophone and it is not Prime eligible.

The new condition price is $529.

[DEAD] Used Sony RF995RK Wireless RF Headphones for $30

This 20% off in-cart Amazon Warehouse Deals promotion expired, taking out with it everything that became a deal because of it… But if history is any indicator, it will return again at some point(s) during the holiday shopping season and the January after-math clearance sale and “make room for CES 2018” sale 🙂

[Read more…]

Open-box AudioQuest Nighthawk Wood Headphones for $249, NEW for $299

The new condition AudioQuest Nighthawk Wood Headphones are on sale in new condition for $299 from two different fulfilled by Amazon sellers now. “Electronics Expo” joins the party; previously only “Music Direct” had it available.

But wait, there’s more! Another option materialized on today’s re-check, it is available in open-box “Used – Like New” condition by Gramophone of House Maryland for $249 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Gramophone in Maryland, and it is not Prime eligible, so December delivery 🙂

Used Sennheiser Momentum IEMs for $52

Another good used deal created by the 20% off in-cart discount, you can get in “Used – Like New” condition the black chrome color scheme with the iOS remote buttons of the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ears for $52~ with free shipping after the in-cart discount. No coupon code needed for this. Remember, only items sold by AWD actual (not marketplace sellers) are eligible for the in-cart discount. Eligible listings show this promotion on their page [see example].

Used Bowers & Wilkins P9 Over-Ears for $535

In new condition, the stylish Bowers & Wilkins P9 closed-back over-ears go for $899 at most retailers, and for $799 by Audio Advice thru Walmart, but if you are comfortable with used headphones…

… thanks to the 20% off shopping cart discount at AWD (Amazon Warehouse Deals), there are three listings of these in “USED – Very Good” condition dropping to $535 with free shipping after the automatic 20% off in-cart discount. If you prefer a better condition, the “Used – Like New” go for $569~ after the in-cart discount.

PS: as with all these 20% off in-cart offers, only the listings that are sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual (not the marketplace sellers) are eligible for the coupon. Eligible listings show the 20% off next to them in this fashion [screenshot below]:

Used Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 bluetooth in-ears for $118

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 bluetooth earphones go for $249 in new condition at various colors and retailers, but if you want to save some, thanks to the 20% off in-cart discount on select Amazon Warehouse Deals products, you have two options on the H5 depending on color:

The Moss Green H5 start at $118~ in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) after the 20% off in-cart discount. There is one listing at this condition, but many more “Used – Like New” for $125~.

The Black H5 start at $125~ in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) after the 20% off in-cart discount (there are many listings for this option).

Used Onkyo E700MB/27 In-Ears for $50

More earphone “deep cuts” (as in the musical term, not the discount term) at the Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get in “Used – Good” condition the Onkyo E700MB/27 In-Ears for $50~ with free shipping after the 20% off automatic in-cart discount. The “Used – Very Good” goes for $3~ more. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews.

Used V-MODA Forza In-Ear Hybrid Sport for $45

V-Moda is riding high on the acclaim of their V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (Bluetooth) Over-Ears which are a Black Friday sale for $180 at many places (Amazon actual and Adorama and Guitar Center and B&H Photo and Musician’s Friends), but not all of their headphones are on the type train.

Their V-MODA Forza In-Ear Hybrid Sport averages 3.1 out of 5 and go for $100 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with their trade-offs and issues, you can get the white color in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $45~ after the 20% off in-cart discount at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

PRO TIP: instead of doing 20% off the price, and the subtracting that from the full price, it’s faster to multiple 80% of the full price 🙂

Used B&O Play H8 ANC/BT On-Ears for $210

The B&O Play H8 ANC and bluetooth on-ears go for around $350 in new condition (price varies slightly by color), but if you are comfortable with used, you can thank the Amazon Warehouse Deals 20% off in-cart discount promotion on select electronics that drops the price of the Black Color Scheme in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) from $263~ to $210.

The Gray/Hazel color scheme goes for $244 in “Used – Acceptable” (no further details given) but it’s not eligible for the 20% off automatic in-cart discount.

Used 1More Piston Fit On-Ears for $11

Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) is joining the Black Friday festivities with an automatic 20% off in-the-shopping cart discount. Eligible electronics [giant promo on the page there] get an additional 20% off discount when you add to the shopping cart. They have a little 20% off sign when they are able. AWD must be the seller of record (not marketplace sellers).

With that as an intro for all similar posts today (I won’t repeat the same thing), you can get the 1More Piston Fit In-Ears for $11~ in “Used – Very Good” condition (there are multiple listings). The Rose color scheme starts at $12 but it is not eligible for the in-cart discount.

Used Hifiman RE-400 in-ears for $30 w/free S&H

Marketplace seller “Alpha Stereo” is offering “Used – Like New” condition (all accessories, repackaged in damaged original packaging) Hifiman RE-400 in-ears for $30 with free shipping with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, which gives you an extra layer of protection when dealing with Amazon marketplace sellers.

Used (Acceptable) Grado SR-225e for $140

The open-back Grado SR-225e headphones are available in “Used – Acceptable” condition (lots of cosmetic imperfections; missing manual; repackaged) for $140 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is one probably to avoid if you are a perfectionist. You are not missing much on the repackaging since Grado’s packaging is a pizza box 🙂

Used Audioquest Dragonfly Black USB DAC/amp for $78

The new condition Audioquest Dragonfly black USB DAC/amp goes for the very specific price of $94.51 at Amazon, but if you prefer an even lower price, you can get it in “Used – Like New” (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $78 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

[DEAD] Used Monoprice M1060 Open Planars for $235

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

[Read more…]

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~.

Used Monoprice Monolith M560 Planars for $150 [WAS $144]

The Monoprice Monolith M560 planar-magnetic open/close headphones are available in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $150 [WAS $144~] or in “Used – Very Good” condition for $153~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 60+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR-225e Open-Back for $160

The Grado patrol on Amazon has the following used options available at the moment. I’m only listing the ones where Amazon Warehouse Deals actual is the seller. If anyone else is the seller (other than the official Grado store) make sure you double check and triple check to make sure they are legit sellers!

+ SOLD OUT: used Grado SR225 for $160 in “Used – Very Good” (cosmetic imperfections; original packaging)

+ used Grado SR80i for $70~ in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging)
+ note that this is the previous generation – in case you specifically want that one
+ note that the original packaging is essentially a pizza box, nothing glorious 🙂

[DEAD] Used Audioquest Dragonfly Black USB DAC/amp for $80

This sold out at this option…

A price-match has dripped down the price of the new condition Audioquest Dragonfly black USB DAC/amp to the very specific price of $94.50 at Amazon, but if you prefer an even lower price, marketplace seller Butterfly Photo is offering it in “Used – Like New” (open box condition) for $80 with free shipping. You can see both new and use options through Amazon Warehouse Deals [corrected link]. This averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 180+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Tuesday: JBL Yurbuds LaMichael James Earbuds for $4 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… [Read more…]

[DEAD] Used OPPO HA-2SE portable headphone DAC/amp for $277

This is no longer available used at this price…

[Read more…]

[DEAD] Used Creative LIVE Closed Over-Ears for $34

This used option sold out…

If you are a fan of the closed-back over-ear Creative LIVE headphones and don’t want to wait for future sales of the new condition option, at the moment there is a “Used – Very Good” condition listing (small scratches; damaged original packaging) going for $34~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This may not last long since the new condition price is currently $60. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 310+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Fiio Q1 USB DAC/amp for $48

This sold out at this lower used price…

[Read more…]

Used FiiO A3 portable headphone amp for $47

The new condition FiiO A3 portable headphone amp goes for $60, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition (minor signs of use, all accessories, original packaging) for $47 [was $50] with free shipping by marketplace seller “The Camera Box” (99%, almost 12,000 ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from “The Camera Box” and it is not Prime eligible.

As of the time of writing, the shopping cart says they have three units available at this condition/price combo. The A3 averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 420+ customer reviews.

The Amazon Best Seller Lists are only as good as the people or the AI bots who do the product categorizations, but among the amps shown in their Best Selling Headphone Amps list, they are #1 ahead of the Dragonfly Red, and the newly released $50 Fiio BTR01.

[DEAD] Used Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Tube Multi-Hybrid Headphone Amplifier for $48

As of 11/16/17 recheck, there are no used options available…

[Read more…]