PADs: Used LG V40 for $639

If you want to use the LG V40 flagship smartphone at a DAP but balk at the full new condition price, fear not! New York’s finest B&H Photo is offering it in USED condition for $629 in “condition 10”. This is the factory unlocked North American variant, in the “aurora black” color scheme.

With a 6-inch screen, this can be great for music videos and concerts too, and/or some of the more luxurious music playback and equalizer apps. With 6GB of RAM, it should be able to handle Android music and video streaming apps for years to come. It has 64GB on-board storage plus microSD slot.

On the other hand, if you prioritize on the quad DAC and you are not revved up to get the latest “phone” specs, the new condition unlocked LG V30+ goes for $495 after a $5 off (!) clip-on coupon. This is a USA warranty model. Being a “+”, it has 128GB on-board.

Used Focal ELEAR open over-ear for $529

If you are interested in getting a used Focal Elear headphone and are not tempted by the Massdrop variant, Hifi Heaven is offering a “Used – Very Condition” option for $530 with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Next up for $569 is an open-box return by Fique and a “Used – Like New” condition by “Hifi Summit”. These three ship directly from the marketplace sellers with free shipping but not Prime or Prime-like shipping.

Used Book: 2007 Audio Parts Import/Export for $9

This is the definition of a very deep cut 🙂 If you happen to be looking for a copy of the 2007 book “Import and Export Market for Parts for Audio-Frequency Electric Amplifiers, Microphones, Loudspeakers, Headphones, Earphones, and Combined Microphone-Speaker Sets in United States”, you are in luck! A copy is available in “Used – Acceptable” condition for $9~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The note says that “associated media” may not be included. In new condition, this 94-page printed book by Philip M. Parker and published by the ICON Group goes for $188…

Used Pioneer SE-MS5 Over-Ears for $25

If you are fond of being used, you can save a few frapuccinos by getting the used version of the Pioneer closed-back over-ear SE-MS5 headphone, in the R’hllor red color scheme, in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $25~ from Amazon Warehouse Deals actual and Prime eligible. The new condition prices currently go for $40+ depending on color scheme…

Open-box Sennheiser HD 660S for $347

If all the various Sennheiser HD 6* and 7* open-back headphones it is the “HD 660S” the one you want, and you don’t mind used/open-box options, this fairly new headphone is now available in “Used – Like New” (open box condition) for $347~ with free shipping by marketplace seller [and Sennheiser refurbished seller] Blinq thru Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Blinq and everyone gets free shipping. The new condition price is currently $500.

The biggest competitor of course to the aforementioned lines is mayhaps the HD 6XX going for $200 at Massdrop, assuming don’t have to pay crazy customs and shipping fees.

Used Fiio F9 PRO IEMs for $100

The new condition Fiio F9 PRO in-ears with their hybrid setup (one dynamic, two balanced armatures) currently go for $140 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are fond of saving some, there is one unit available in “Used – Like New” condition [no signs of use says the listing] for $100 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “The Camera Box” (98%). This listing is NOT prime-eligible but you get free shipping from the marketplace seller.

In general, earphones and their packaging is lightweight and small, so any decent seller should be able to ship it reasonably fast.

Used Audio Technica ATH-WS1100 iS for $95+

As of the time of writing, you can slash the new condition price in half for new closed-back Audio Technica ATH-WS 1100 iS, part of their closed-back “Solid Back” series. Sold through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD actual, you can get it for $95~ in “Used – Acceptable” [a higher risk condition], or $109~ in “Very Good” or $116~ in “Used – Like New”. These headphones average 4.4 out of 5 based on over 110 customer reviews.

Used Focal Spirit One S closed-back for $49

FOCAL started slow with their headphone line-up before going on an audiophile big bang that got us many options, such as the Elear, Clear, Utopia and so forth…

Of the first wave of closed-back models, the Focal Spirit One S is currently offered in “Used – Like New” condition [no further details provided] for $49 with free shipping by marketplace seller “Fique” (96%, 730+ ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from the marketplace seller and it is NOT Prime-eligible, so there is some higher risk since you won’t be dealing with Amazon shipment and customer service for any order-related issues…

Sennheiser Urbanite XL Closed Over-Ears for $70

The Urbanite was one of Sennheiser’s attempts at counter the ever-growing popularity of the pre-Apple Beats headphones. It hasn’t grown as much as the Momentum line (now sold as HD1 in some markets) in terms of model line-up, but their new condition over-ear closed-back wired model, the “Urbanite XL” is currently on sale for $70 with free shipping by Amazon actual with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price… At Amazon, this averages 3.8 out of 5 based on nearly 200 customer reviews. I have seen them but have not listened to them…

Used Sony MDR-1A Closed Over-Ears for 92 euro

UPDATE: as of 10/22/18 recheck, the price increased to around 92 euro for the silver color-scheme in the same condition. The other color is slightly more…

And now off to Germany we go, where the closed-back over-ear (previous generation) Sony MDR-1A is offered in multiple listings and in various conditions starting at around 87 euro in “Used – Good condition” by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, with prices rising to 92~ euro in “Used – Very Good”, and 97~ in “Used – Like New” on the fifth page of the results.

Strategically, given all these listings, one can play the waiting game and see how low the Amazon price computers will drop their prices given all the pages and pages of listings.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Open Over-Ears for $96

There are not that many open-back options under $100, especially with Philips bowing out with their half-legendary SHP-9500/S [see our unboxing] and the Status Audio OB-1 being hard to find… But Sennheiser and Grado are not the only games in town either! Audio Technica has its own ATH-AD series and the second entry in this line, their ATH-AD700X open-back over-ears is currently on sale for the very specific price of $95.72 by Amazon actual

Used Sony XP550 AP Extra Bass for $20

If you want to try the Sony Extra Bass line without breaking the bank, you can go the way of the used, as as of the time of writing, Amazon Warehouse Deals has the black color scheme of the 2017 model of the XB550 AP Extra Bass for under $20 in “Used – Very Good” condition with free shipping for Prime members. Make sure AWD itself is the seller [or any other sellers you recognize]… Of the other color schemes, the blue is available for $22~ BUT it is only in “Used – Acceptable” condition, so that’s a higher risk…

Used Sony WH-CH700N ANC/BT for $90

If you are a fond of used, and bluetooth and ANC, the Sony WH-CH700N headphone is available at the moment in “Used – Very Good” condition for the very specific price of $89.50 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (AWD). Make sure AWD is the actual seller, and not the iffy sellers over there…

We have a text and pictures un-boxing of this very headphone… The PORG is NOT included 🙂

[DEAD] Used Grado SR80e open on-ear for $84

As of a 10/18/18 re-check, this sold out in used condition, but such is the cycle of used Grados on Amazon. If you wait, it will eventually return…

If you are Grado-curious but don’t want to pay the full price, then Amazon Warehouse Deals comes to the rescue as they currently have a “Used – Like New” (comes in original packaging [that’s a spartan “pizza box”]) for the very specific price of $84.15 with free shipping. The new condition price at authorized Grado dealers is $100… This is an open-back model and a low-risk entry-point into the “Grado sound”…

[DEAD] EU: Used Creative Aurvana LIVE 2 for 41 euro

As of a 10/22/18 re-check, the used options sold out…

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Used Sennheiser HD 2.20s for $26 w/FS

One the used side of things, Blinq is offering the closed-back on-ear Sennheiser HD 2.20S for $26~ with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They ship directly from Blinq, so everyone gets free shipping but not Prime shipping.

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.

Open-box Sennheiser HD 4.20S Closed Over-Ears for $32 w/FS

If you want a relatively lightweight pair of closed-back over-ear headphones whose #1 feature is comfy thick earpads, the Sennheiser HD 4.20S (don’t smoke them!) are available in “Used – Like New” (open-box condition) for $32~ by Blinq through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Free shipping for all but they are not Prime eligible.

Blinq has 14 units available as of the time of writing. As we mentioned yesterday, Blinq is “blessed” by Sennheisser to sell their open-box headphones.

We have a text and pictures unboxing of these right here…

Refurbished Sony XB950-N1 ANC/BT “Extra Bass” Over-Ears for $70 w/FS

If you don’t want to wait for future sales and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished headphones, the Sony MDR 950 N1 “Extra Bass” closed-back over-ear headphones with both bluetooth and ANC (active noise cancelling) for $70 with free shipping by Secondipity thru eBAY with a maximum of five pairs per customer. They come with a refurbished-item warranty and 30 day returns too.

Open box Senneiser HD 569 Closed for $73

If you are interested in the current-generation of Sennheiser HD 5** headphones, and don’t want to pay new condition prices, Blinq is offering the closed-back over-ear HD 569 for $73~ with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. They are not Prime eligible.

Blinq sales of open-box Sennheiser headphones are “blessed” by Sennheiser – if you go to the Sennheiser website and click on the “Outlet” link, it will take you to the Blinq website showing their nearly 300 (!) Sennheiser products.

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition, NewEgg is offering a $50 promotional e-gift card if you purchase these for $180…

Used Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Closed Over-Ears for $81

The new condition Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Closed Over-Ears go for $100 with a bonus $30 NewEgg promotional gift card until Thursday night, but if you are not fond of promotional gift card and prefer a lower out of pocket price, they are available in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) for $81 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual… They are not eligible for the 20% off in-cart discount…

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] Used Sennheiser HD 660 S for $400

As of a 4/22/18 recheck, this sold out at $400 in USED…

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20% off Amazon Warehouse Deals (37 headphones)

It is the return of the 20% off in-cart promotions at Amazon Warehouse Deals and among the participating items there are 37 headphones at the moment, with the most recognizable brands being JLab and Urban Ears.

PS: if you are looking for an Android PAD, you can get the used Essential PH-1 phone starting at $272… It has 128GB on-board storage, but no microSD and no headphone jack…

[DEAD] Open Box Sennheiser HD 800 for $909

As of a 4/17/18 AM re-check, this sold out at this price…

The open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are available in “Like New – Open Box” condition for $909 with free shipping at Blinq directly or through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD). Both the Blinq website and AWD say there are two left. Since these ship directly from Blinq, we can assume that there is a total of two, not two at each place.

[DEAD] PADs: $25 off preowned iPhone SEs ($164+ after coupon)

These offers expired…

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Beyerdynamic Byron In-Ears for $29 Used [updated]

UPDATE 4/13/18: The Beyerdynamic Byron wired in-ears go for $29 with free shipping in Used condition at amazon.com. The new condition increased from $39 to $49… This is the only wired model of the three “Byrons”. The other two are bluetooths and cost more. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 55 customer reviews and has 14 answered questions.

Used Noontec ZORO HD On Ears for $12

The Noontec ZORO HD closed-back On-Ears in the red-black color-schemes are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperefections, damaged original packaging) for the very specific price of $12.47 with free shipping for Prime members (or with a $25+ orders) at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This was back during the earlier dates of Beats and these were considered by many to having out-Beating Beats 🙂

Used FiiO Q1 Mark II DAC/amp for $69

If you had been waiting for a good used price on the FiiO Q1 Mark II DAC/amp, which goes for $100 in new condition, as of the time of writing, you can get it in “Used – Good” condition (original accessories, not original box) for $69 with free shipping by Electronics Expo through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from Electronics EXPO and it is not Prime eligible… It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 37 customer reviews…

Used Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears for $14

On the budget side of things, the Audio Technica ATH-ANC20 ANC On-Ears are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $14~ or “Used – Like New” for $15~, both by Amazon Warehouse Deals. These are AAA-powered ANC headphones but also work with a 3.5mm audio input…

Used Cayin C5 Portable head-amp for $110

The Cayin C5 Portable headphone-amp in the brushed black metal color scheme is going for $110 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” open-box condition with a 1-year warranty per the details in the listing offered by “MusicTeck” through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $130. The amp averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 53 customer reviews.

Used Yamaha HPH-150B Open-Back On-Ears for $50 w/FS

The new condition Yamaha HPH-150B open-back on-ear headphones go for $100 at the moment but if you cut the price in half, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $50~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There are multiple models on the same listing, so if you are reading reviews, make sure they are of the correct model.

Used Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X for $239

The open-back over-ear Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X headphones are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original packaging) for $239~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual or for $253 in “Used – Like New”. These are not shown in the “default view” but when you filter it by Used Options only you can see them.

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.

Used Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset (iOS) for $170

Blinq is back with another Sennheiser offer, they have the Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset (iOS) in “Used – Good” condition for $170~ with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. It ships directly from Blinq, and it is not Prime eligible. The new condition price of these is $300.