Yuin PK2 earbuds for $63 (Prime shipping)

The Hifiman store offers the Yuin PK2 actual earbuds for $79, but if you want to pay less and receive them faster, a couple of fulfilled by Amazon marketplace sellers (free 2-day Prime shipping) are offering them for $63 with free shipping at amazon.com. I haven’t heard of either marketplace seller, but because the order is “fulfilled by Amazon”, it makes returns, shipping, payment issues, and such much easier since you just talk to Amazon’s regular customer service. You don’t have to “fight” with the marketplace sellers directly.

Yuin PK3 Earbuds for $37 w/free S&H

In the world of actual earbuds, before the VE Monks hype, there was Yuin! And their PK3 earbuds are currently on sale for $37 with free shipping by Shenzhen Audio through Newegg Flash (ships from Asia) and for $39 with free shipping by the Hifiman store through amazon.com (not Prime eligible).

Yuin PK3 Earbuds for $37 (ship from USA, Prime eligible)

Before the VE Monk hype train, Yuin were frequently the first name mentioned when someone asked for actual earbuds suggestions. If you want to get their PK3 model without waiting for it to arrive from Asia and potentially get delayed at customs, Esther International is offering them for $37 at amazon.com and they are Prime-eligible, so you get free S&H if you are a Prime-member or with a $49+ order.

Yuin Pk3 Earbuds for $27 shipped [MD]

Actual Earbuds are making a mini resurgence, partially thanks to a variety of “pods” by Apple. Before the “Monks craze” there was Yuin, and right now, their Yuin Pk3 Earbuds are fully unlocked for $24 plus $3~ flat shipping at Massdrop. This offer has three more days left to go (from blog-posting date). Shipping estimate is early November. They are available in the black color scheme.

Speaking of the Monks, we have here an unboxing (text/pictures only) along with an in-progress diary-style review of the Monks Plus model.

Yuin PK3 Earbuds for $39

If you want to get the Yuin PK3 Earbuds (actual earbuds, not in-ears) from a US seller with Prime shipping, you can now get them for $39 from the Hifiman Amazon store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping (or store credits if you select a slower but still free shipping method). Non-Prime members have the “new usual” of $49+ or at least $25 in physical books. The earbuds themselves average 3.8 out of 5 based on 109 customer reviews.

Massdrop unlocked: Macaw GT100S IEMs for $58 [also added: Zik 2.0, Yuin PKs)

All three of the Massdrop items mentioned below expire in about seven days from blog-posting date. One of them is fully unlocked as of the time of writing, the Macaw GT100S IEMs go for $55 plus $3~ flat shipping. The other two are not unlocked yet, but they have plenty of time. The Parrot Zik 2.0 over-ears all-buzzword-team headphones could go as low as $328 shipped, while the Yuin PK2 earbuds (actual earbuds) could go as low as $50 shipped.

[DEAD] Wednesday Limited Time Offers: Sony V55, Yuin PK3, etc

These daily limited time offers ended…

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Massdrop: Yuin, Sieveking, SMSL

Three more items have gone live at Massdrop, with expiration times being 5-7 days from today (today = blog-posting date). None of them are fully unlocked as of the time of writing:

+ Sieveking Omega Headphone Stand as low as $140 shipped
+ SMSL VMV VA-2 amp (silver or black) as low as $98 shipped
+ Yuin Pk3 Earbuds as low as $29 shipped (only needs one person to unlock)

Massdrop: Gustard and Musiland Unlocked

New offers have gone up recently at members-only website Massdrop. Of those, the Gustard DAC-X12 (USB Version) is fully unlocked for $452~ shipped with about seven days left from today (today being the blog-posting date). Also fully unlocked, with five days to go is the Musiland Monitor 02US Dragon DAC/Amp for $119 shipped.

In progress but not fully unlocked are the SoundMAGIC HP200 over-ear headphones that could go as $158~ shipped, and their PL21 earphones that could go as low as $17~ shipped. Also happening are the Yuin PK2 earbuds (actual earbuds, they do not go into the ears) that could drop down to $50 shipped.

Massdrop: Yuin Pk3 Earbuds unlocked for $29

The Massdrop action continues, rain or shine it seems. Right now, fully unlocked as the Yuin Pk3 Earbuds going for $29 with free shipping (that’s the lowest price possible under their tiered system). Ends in about five days from today. Not fully unlocked, with a lowest price possible of $431 is the Little Dot MK IV SE Headphone Amplifier, which offers a choice of 110V or 220V during checkout.