[Expired] More noteworthy deals (updated for Cyber Weekend): SteelSeries Flux ($10), Brainwavz M1 ($30), M2 ($35), M3($50), R3 ($80), Phonak Perfect Bass ($45), Creative Aurvana Live ($50)

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In this thread I will keep posting whatever Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals I think are no-brainers for those in the market for new headphones.

 

SteelSeries Flux – $10 + Shipping from SteelSeries.com

Discount: The SteelSeries Flux In-Ear is $10 + shipping (normally $50) direct from SteelSeries, or free with orders of $25 or more
Where: here (steelseries.com)
Why: While not the most durable headset, the Flux In-Ear offers very good audio performance at $50. For $10, it’s quite possibly the best bang/buck in portable audio. See our IEM Buyer’s Guide for more info.

Brainwavz M3 Earphones – $50 + Free Shipping and more from Amazon.com

Discount: The Brainwavz M3 is $50 (normally $80) on Amazon while dual-driver R3 model is $80 (normally $120).
Where: M3 here (amazon.com); R3 here (amazon.com)
Why: Though not the most ergonomic, Brainwavz’ M3 and R3 earphones offer solid value in the sound quality department. See our full reviews for more info.

Brainwavz M1 Earphones – $30 + Free Shipping and more from mp4nation.net

Discount: Normally $40-45, the Brainwavz M1 can be had for $30 from mp4nation.net
Where: here (mp4nation.net) (use coupon code BF2014M1DEAL)
Why: The M1 is a long-time feature on our IEM buyer’s guide and one of the smoothest, more pleasant-sounding earphones in its price range.
Coupon code: BF2014M1DEAL (limited use)

Other mp4nation deals of note:
Brainwavz M2 for $34.50 with coupon code BF2014BWM2
Soundmagic E10
for $24.50 with coupon code BF2014SME10 (limited use)

See here for more Black Friday coupon codes from mp4nation

Phonak Audeo Perfect Bass – $44.50 or less + Free Shipping from Earphone Solutions

Discount: Normally $89, the excellent Phonak Perfect Bass can be had for $44.50 (or even less) from EarphoneSolutions
Where: here (earphonesolutions.com)
Why: The Perfect Bass is an excellent BA earphone with a warm, smooth sound. Plus, it can be modified to an even better Phonak PFE just by switching filters! See our review for more info.
Coupon code: AU50 takes 50% off; for an additional $10 off, register a new account with Earphone Solutions and sign up for the newsletter, which grants $10 worth of reward points

 

Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones- $49.99 + Free Shipping from amazon.com

Discount: Normally $70+, the classic CAL! can be had for just $49.99 from amazon.com
Where: here (amazon.com)
Why: Despite its age, the original Creative Aurvana Live! (sister headphone to the Denon D1001k) is still a fantastic headphone – an ultra-comfortable small circumaural with warm, punchy sound that works well both at home and on the go. The only downside is that noise isolation isn’t great.
Coupon code: None

 

VSonic GR07 Classic Earphones – $77 + Free Shipping from LendMeUREars.com

Discount: Normally $99, the newest GR07 version can be had for $77 from LendMeUREars
Where: here (lendmeurears.com)
Why: The GR07 is a long-time feature on our IEM buyer’s guide, and the latest version only adds more value.
Coupon code: None

The budget-oriented VSonic VSD1S, also featured on our IEM buyer’s guide, can be had for $29.15.

See here for more Black Friday specials from LendMeUREars. An additional 17% discount is available on other items with coupon code blackfriday17

Sony MDR-V6 Headphones – $49.99 + Free Shipping from amazon.com

Discount: Perhaps the definition of a classic headphone, the MDR-V6 is down from its usual ~$80 to $49.99 at amazon.com
Where: here (amazon.com)
Why: The cornerstone of many studios, Sony’s MDR-V6 is a nigh-indestructible professional monitor that still works well in consumer applications. This is a headphone that can (and does) last decades of use. If that’s not good value, I don’t know what is.
Coupon code: None

Ostry KC06 In-Ear Monitors – $30 + Free Shipping from mp4nation.net

Discount: Normally $60-70, the excellent Ostry KC06 can be had for just $30 from mp4nation.net
Where: here (mp4nation.net) (use coupon code BF2014KC06DEAL)
Why: The KC06 is a fantastic in-ear earphone at its regular $60 price. At $30, it’s a steal for anyone who might enjoy its bright, crisp, mid-forward sound. Review here.
Coupon code: BF2014KC06DEAL (limited use)

Sennheiser HD600 – $265 + $2 shipping (US) from BuySonic (sold out)

Discount: Normally about $400, the HD600 can again be had for $275 from BuySonic.
Where: BuySonic.com (free registration required)
Why: Despite its age, the HD600 remains one of my favorite full-size cans and is a no-brainer in this price range.
Coupon code: Not needed

BuySonic has quite a few other headphones and accessories on sale including the Sennheiser HD800 at $999, a whole slew of Fiio gear, and headphones from Grado, AKG, and Beyerdynamic. Check them all out here (free registration required).

Audio-Technica M50X with free Fiio E6 portable amplifier – $135 + Free Shipping from Ebay (sold out)

Discount: Normally $185-190, the popular Audio-Technica M50X can be had for just $135 with a free Fiio Amp
Where: here (ebay.com)
Why: The latest-generation of Audio-Technica’s best-selling M50 monitors rarely drops down to this price, and with the free E6 thrown in, it’s quite a deal
Coupon code: Not needed

 

 

 

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Living in the fast-paced city of Los Angeles, ljokerl has been using portable audio gear to deal with lengthy commutes for the better part of a decade. He spends much of his time listening to music and occasionally writes portable audio reviews across several enthusiast sites, focusing mostly on in-ear earphones.

11 Comments

  1. blura14 on

    Just got the SteelSeries Flux in the mail, for $10, it’s super solid. Thanks Joker!

    • ljokerl on

      Agreed! Glad at least some of them were picked up by people who will appreciate the sound quality and not just those getting a free gift with their keyboards 🙂

  2. ljokerl on

    HD600 is out of stock. Added deals on the Creative Aurvana Live and MDR-V6

  3. BlurA14 on

    Joker, have you listened to the TTPOD-T1E? Wondering how they compare with the Ostry KC06. They’re roughly the same price, but retail for Ostry obviously much higher. Also, is the Ostry KC06A a level better than the KC06 or just mildly? Thanks!

    • ljokerl on

      Haven’t tried the TTPOD or the KC06A. From what I’ve been told the KC06A is a minor improvement on the KC06 but I can’t attest to how minor.

      • blura14 on

        Ostry now gone from MP4Nation

        • ljokerl on

          Got it, removed. Added some deals from lendmeuears instead.

  4. getclikinagas on

    Wow. Those M50s cleared out pretty quick.

    PS: MP4nation links are broken.

    • ljokerl on

      Thanks, moved the ATH-M50x. Not surprised to be honest. Good price on a very popular can.

      All links updated. Added the Brainwavz M1 at $30 as well – normal sale price, but still a good earphone for the $$. Also, HD600 price went down to $265.

      Sigh… have a feeling keeping this list going will be a full-time job for the next 72 hours.

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