Black Friday is upon us along with all the lightning deals we’ve come to expect. If you’re like us, you’ll want to know about all the top deals that will be running for the upcoming holiday season, read on for all the details!

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Apos Audio

Apos Audio are running deals across their ensemble bundles, experience savings across various products as well.

Lowest Price Guarantee Extension

Apos are extending their price match guarantee throughout the holiday period until Dec 31st, meaning that Apos will match the lowest price buyers can find within 30-days of purchase or refund the difference – and this includes sales and deals from other authorised sellers. The usual price match disclaimers apply, see here or contact Apos staff to confirm whether your purchase satisfies their criteria.

Discounts

  • Free SPC balanced cable with Meze Rai Penta valued at $149 USD.
  • Exclusive 20-30% discount of nearly all Ultimate Ears products (until Dec 4th)
  • Dan Clark Spotlight Sale, gain discounts across DCA’s product range up to 15%!

New Ensemble Bundles

Apos Ensemble provides discounts on pre-made bundles. Each includes a DAC and AMP with or without a select range of headphones and in-ears. This holiday season, Apos introduce:

  • Topping-50S Ensemble: D50s DAC, A50s amp, power supply, interconnect cable, and your choice of headphones.
  • SMSL-9 Ensemble: SU-9 DAC, SH-9 amp, interconnect cable, and your choice of headphones.
  • Topping-90 Ensemble: D90 DAC, A90 amp, interconnect cable, and your choice of headphones.
  • Topping-30-Ensemble: E30 DAC, L30 amp, interconnect cable, and your choice of headphones.
  • Gustard-16 Ensemble: X16 DAC, H16 amp, interconnect cable, and your choice of headphones.

Extended Product Range

Apos are ever-expanding their product range to suit all buyers. We recently announced that they are authorised sellers for Ultimate Ears. Apos are proud to announce they are now also an authorised seller for Unique Melody. UM have created some of the most stunning and unique IEMs on the market, with a focus on innovative acoustic designs such as the new MEST that features a bone conduction driver to augment the bass response. Their latest IEMs have been hugely well-received and can now be enjoyed with Apos’ legendary support and price-matching.

AKM Fire

It’s with a heavy heart that we report that the AKM production line has been closed until the end of April 2021 at the soonest due to a devastating fire. Our best wishes on behalf of all THL members go out to those affected in any way or form.

Unfortunately, this also means that AKM products will be experiencing stock shortages and limited restocking. We have also experienced price jumps over 20% since this news made light. Apos highly encourages those looking into products using AKM chips to purchase now as stock will be limited for some time to come.

Giveaways

We recently featured Apos’ SMSL SU-9 giveaway, this is another reminder to enter as sign-ups end on Nov 30th. See Apos’ product page for more details and specifications, enter the giveaway here and see our full review of the SU-9 on THL here.

HiFiGO

HiFiGO are running discounts across a huge range of products this Black Friday! Score savings across sources, IEMs, Headphones and accessories on their store here. See below for a summary of the participating brands:

  • Audiosense
  • Audirect
  • Aune
  • BLON
  • BQEYZ
  • BGVP
  • CatEar
  • Colourfly
  • DUNU
  • Fidue
  • Fiio
  • Hidizs
  • Hifiman
  • iBasso
  • Ikko
  • Kinera
  • KZ
  • Moondrop
  • NF Audio
  • Oppo
  • Questyle
  • QOA
  • Shanling
  • Shozy
  • SMSL
  • TANCHJIM
  • TINHiFi
  • Topping
  • TRN
  • TRI
  • ViVo
  • Whizzer
  • XDUOO

Penon Audio

From 24th until the 30th of Nov, Penon will be participating with Black Friday deals up to 65% off! Score savings on DUNU, ISN, TFZ, Tansio Mirai, Magaosi, Aner, LZ, ikko and many more! See Penon’s deal page here.

Music Teck

From the 24th of Nov until Dec 1st, Music Teck are running deals on a variety of premium brands including Unique Melody, Luxury and Precision, Hiby, Cayin, Shanling and Sendy Audio. See the full list of deals and savings on their Black Friday deals page here.

1More

We love the value offered by 1More’s products and this is further compounded upon during their current Black Friday sale running from Nov 23rd until the 4th of December. The promotion is running across their entire product range, see below for a summary of deals currently running on their webstore:

  • True Wireless ANC: $139.99 (down from $199.99)
  • Triple Driver: $67.99 (down from $79.99)
  • Quad Driver: $135.99 (down from $169.99)
  • Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless: $108.99 (down from $149.99)
  • Colourbuds True Wireless: $79.99 (down from $99.99)
  • Stylish True Wireless: $59.99 (down from $99.99)
  • Pistonbuds True Wireless: $39.99 (down from $49.99)
  • Piston Fit Bluetooth: $24.99 (down from $29.99)
  • Stylish Bluetooth Pro: $39.99 (down from $49.99)
  • Piston Fit: $9.99 (down from $14.99)
  • Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT: $23.99 (down from $59.99)
  • Dual Driver BT ANC: $97.99 (down from $139.99)
  • Stylish Dual-Dynamic: $14.99 (down from $29.99)
  • VI React Bluetooth: $29.99 (down from $59.99)
  • Portable BT Speaker: $69.99 (down from $99.99)
  • Spearhead VRX: $99.99 (down from $199.99)
  • Spearhead VR BT: $39.99 (down from 79.99)
  • Piston Classic: $9.99 (down from $16.99)

64Audio

Another legendary name in the IEM space with some of the highest rated in-ear monitors on the market. 64Audio will be joining in the Black Friday deals with a 20% off all IEMS excluding the A2e, A3e and Nio.

Score a deal on a 64Audio IEM using code BF64 on their webstore here.

Audeze

Audeze are a name that resounds deep in the conscience of the passionate audiophile. Once again, they’re offering huge savings on some of their most popular models from the 11th of November until the 11th of December, see our rundown below:

  • LCD-1: 25% off new stock
  • Mobius: 25 % off new stock

Avara

If you haven’t heard of Avara, the Indonesian CIEM manufacturer certainly deserves a look. Their CIEMs have almost unrivalled value, starting at just $99 USD and their flagship EST-6 manages to uphold this sense of value with its adoption of the latest electrostatic tweeter design and ultra-linear tuning.

The company is further sweetening the deal with a local promotion, offering any faceplate or shell design at no additional cost. You can see their product line and configurator here and our Avara reviews on THL here!

Campfire Audio

We’ve all heard of CFA, the Oregon-based company has made a name for themselves with their gorgeous premium IEMs and Cascade headphone. To celebrate Black Friday, they’re bringing back their famous B-stock sales and promise the best savings yet. See ALO Deals to peruse their entire discounted range here!

Craft Ears

A relative newcomer, Craft Ears instantly made a name for themselves with their balanced and engaging Craft Four and solidified their expertise with the very impressive flagship Craft Six. The company is running a 15% off sitewide sale during Black Friday starting today on the 25th of Nov until the 2nd of Dec. See their webstore here to customise one for yourself and see our Craft Ears reviews here!

Custom Art

If you’re looking for a company that provides quality at a reasonable price, Custom Art surely has you covered. Celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Piotr’s innovative single-driver Fibae Black, the company will be offering a 20% discount on this model. The price will be €360 before options and shipping and will run from the 23rd of November until the end of December. Configure and secure a unit for yourself here and see our review coverage of Custom Art on THL here!

Dan Clark Audio

Anyone looking into high-end headphones has surely head of Dan Clark, formerly Mr Speakers. Their Aeon and Ether line have gained a huge following for their rich tonality and excellent tunability to personal preference. From the 23rd of Nov through to Cyber Monday on the 30th, experience 15% off any DCA headphone including the brand new Ether 2 System. Club DCA members can enjoy an extended 25% discount! You can view their product range here. We reviewed the Aeon here and the Ether 2 here.

Empire Ears

THL have reviewed many of Empire Ears IEMs over the years and have walked away impressed time and again. Their latest crop of flagships are the most impressive yet, the Odin being one of the most coveted summit-fi in-ears of 2020. For Black Friday Score:

  • 10% off Odin
  • 10% off Hero
  • 20% off Legend X
  • $300 off the Phantom

Deals available on Moon Audio and Bloom Audio. See our extensive reviews of their product range on THL here!

FIR Audio

Fir are a relatively new player in the IEM space but with skilful staff that translate their experience into their products. They’ll be running Black Friday deals from the 29th to the 1st of Dec through Music Sanctuary and US only. Eligible purchases now include free bundled accessories as shown below:

We recently released a full review series of FIR audio’s lineup on THL here.

JH Audio

Black Friday is starting early at legendary high-end audio company JH Audio! Receive up to 25% off JH Audio CIEMs and accessories using code BlackFriday20 at checkout on their webstore here. For a full breakdown of savings see below:

  • 25% off JH13v2, AFR, Angie, JH16v2, Lola and Roxanne
  • 15% off JH3x, JH10x3 and JH11
  • 20% off Select Accessories, Apparel and Signature Designs

Master & Dynamic

Industrial build and timeless design are united in M&D’s headphones which has gained them a notable following in their past years of operation. From Nov 24th until the 1st of Dec, they will be spreading some Black Friday cheer, offering spending-based savings across their web store. M&D will also be donating 5% to New York’s largest food rescue organisation to help locals in need this holiday season.

  • Use code GIVEBF20 for 20% off orders of $300 or more or:
  • Use code GIVEBF25 for 25% off orders over $500

Discount excludes Gift Cards, Gift Wrap & Monogramming, and the Away and BAPE Collections. See their online store here and our coverage on THL here.

Metal Magic Research

MMR have been making waves with their artisan metal-shell IEM designs. Enjoy 15% off storewide from the 27th of November until the 4th of December. Check out their webstore here and our review on THL here!

Noble Audio

If you’ve looked into a high-end IEM, you’d surely have heard of Noble. They made a splash with their dual-flagship Kaiser Encore and Katana alongside their well-received follow-up Khan and summit-fi Sultan. Their Black Friday deals might be some of the most enticing we’ve seen yet!

  • Encore and Katana for $925 USD (50% off!)
  • 20% off entire UIEM and CIEM range (excluding rush order and TWS products)
  • 20% off Cables (excluding Wagnus x Noble products)

Noble’s Black Friday sale will be running from Nov 27th 00:01 CST – Nov 30th 23:59 CST. You can view their webstore here and our review here!

Ultimate Ears

US-based UE have created many fine IEMs over their years of operation. Their Reference monitor has been a staple in the hobby for many years and we lauded the UE18+ Pro for continuing the same natural tonality and timbre pioneered by that model. Apos Audio are currently running an exclusive sale where buyers can achieve up to 30% savings across the majority of UE product range. Enquire with their staff on Apos Audio to secure a deal for yourself!

ZMF

Born from the mind of tinkerers, ZMF has gained cult-status with their homely yet high-performance headphones. They’re spreading the love this year during Black Friday with new products and sales across used, B-stock and one-off ZMF models! See their webstore here for all the details and our review of the Atticus here.

Ares Audio

Ares Audio is another new name in custom cables, but they’ve made a strong start with their unique approach to design according to the mantra “look good, sound better”. From the 27th until the 30th of November, Ares Audio will be offering up to 10% off across their entire custom cable range. We’ll be reviewing their latest model on THL soon! You can view their product range here!

Effect Audio

One of the main players in the aftermarket custom cable business, Effect Audio are offering up to 15% off their entire product range and 10% off the first THREE orders of Horus, Horus X, Horus OCTA and Code 51.

In addition, Effect Audio will be giving away one Vogue Black series Grandioso cable worth $199 USD for free on their Faceboook page here.

To see which model will suit your needs best, see our full reviews on THL here.

Element Technology

We’ve reviewed quite a few Eletech cables on THL from their original hit Plato to their brand new Socrates and flagship Iliad. The name may be new, but their products demonstrate the decades of experience the smarts behind the brand introduce. This year from Nov 27th, experience great savings across Eletech’s entire product range here using the codes below. But be quick as they’re limited quantity only!

  • Fortitude: 15% off using code EBF02 (15 units)
  • Prudence: 15% off using code MBG3R (15 units)
  • Socrates: 10% off using code SDY8R (10 units)
  • Plato: 10% off using code TGC9W (10 units)
  • Iliad: 10% off using code ADA9F (5 units only)

Plussound

We’re fans of Plussound on THL, the company are a pleasure to deal with and provide high-quality handcrafted cables time and again. Black Friday is starting early in California as the company is running a 20% off storewide sale from the 16th of November until the 30th.

Use code BF2020 at checkout to score a premium aftermarket cable at a discount on their webstore here. See our compendium of Plussound reviews on THL here.

Satin Audio

Whether it be their collaborations with leading IEM manufacturers or their ludicrously low pricing, Satin Audio have gained cult-status with the unrivalled value offered by their custom cables. To further sweeten the deal, Satin Audio are running a sitewide 15% off sale from the 27th until the 30th of November (GMT+7). See their webstore here and our Satin Audio reviews on THL here.

Auris

Auris made a name for themselves in 2013 with their high-end headphone amplifier designs and have continued this momentum with their new portable Earmen range.

They will be running a 30% discount on their Euterpe DAC/headphone amplifier ($1,699 USD), one of their most popular and highly rated models. The Euterpe features an integrated DSD-capable ESS Sabre DAC, unbalanced NOS tube amplifier and impedance selector and linear PSU. It has a gorgeous wooden construction and small footprint designed to stand upright and double as a headphone stand.

I had the opportunity to demo the Euterpe and found it to have a highly ear-pleasing tonality and an involving presentation, if not quite the same cleanliness of the super-technical solid-state amp designs that are now commonplace. It is an elegant piece of performance hardware that surely deserves a listen.

See Auris’ webstore here.

Specifications

  • Tubes 2 x PL95, 1 x ECC81
  • Amplifier Configuration Single Ended
  • Power output 0,9 W
  • Conversion rate USB: DSD64, DSD128, PCM max 32bit/384kHz
  • Output Impedance Low 32-80 Ohm / High > 150 Ohm
  • Power supply 115 / 230 VAC
  • Inputs 1 x USB, 1 x RCA
  • Outputs 6.3 mm Stereo / RCA Pre out
  • USB Driver Windows
  • Dimensions (WxHxL) mm 270 x 210 x 230
  • Weight (kg) 4.1/NET (without PSU)
  • Weight (kg) PSU 1.1/NET
  • Dimensions PSU (WxHxL) 95mm x 185mm x 55mm

Burson Audio

From my hometown in Australia, Burson has quickly risen to fame with their range of cost-effective desktop source devices. We previously covered their Playmate on THL here and their OPAMPs here and came away very impressed. They’ll be hosting a sitewide sale on all of their products until the end of November.

Use code 20OFF on their webstore here to take 20% off site-wide and savings stack on already reduced prices!

Fiio

This year, Fiio are hosting deals on 11 products over their entire product range within the US. See the breakdown of savings and reviews on THL summarised below:

BT Receivers:

  • µBTR: $19.99
  • BTR3K: $59.99 (14% off)
  • LC-BT2: $54.99 (21% off)

IEMs:

  • F9: $49.99
  • FA1: $79.99 (6% off)
  • FA9: $449.99 (10% off)
  • FH5: $239.99 (8% off)
  • FH7: $399.99 (11% off)

DAPS:

  • M3K: $49.99 (29% off)
  • M3 Pro: $74.99 (6% off)
  • M7: $84.99 (15% off)