Closed Back Stories April 20, 2015

Update (4/20 10:35am): Best buy has the Sony Over-Ear Headphones – Black (MDRZX770BN/B) for $149.99 shipped (Reg. $230, lowest we can find).

Amazon has the Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Closed-Back Headphones (ATH-ANC7B) for $99.99 shipped today. That’s as much as $100 off the original listing, between $30 and $90 below the average selling prices, matching our previous mention (which did not include shipping) and the best price we can find.

They boast noise-cancelling circuitry that “reduces environmental noise by 90%”, large-aperture 40 mm drivers, fold-flat design, and ship with a 1/4-inch adapter, an airline adapter and a carrying case. This model, like the rest of the highly sought after ATH line of headphones, has received a 3.8/5 star rating from over 1,500 Amazon customers.

Sennheiser HD 202 II 3.5mm: 6.3mm Connector Semi-Circumaural Dynamic Hi-fi HeadphoneNext up, Newegg offers the Sennheiser HD 202 II on-ear headphones for $24.99, but using code EMCARNA28 will drop your total down to $14.95 shipped. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, $8 below Amazon, matching the lowest price we have seen on this set and the best price we can find.

They feature detachable ear cups, a frequency response range between 18Hz and 18kHz, 32 Ohm impedance, and a wind-up belt clip for the excess cable.

They carry a 2 year Sennheiser warranty and have received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 2,300 Amazon customers.

More headphone deals still alive:

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Closed Back Stories April 3, 2015

expiredHeadphones: AKG K 545 over-ears (refurb) $130 (Orig. $300), Sennheiser HD518 over-ears $60 (Orig. $130), more

Harman Audio has the recertified AKG K 545 closed back over-ear headphones for $174.99, but using code 129K545BLK drops your total down to $130 shipped. That’s $170 under the original listing, $129 below Amazon/the average new selling price and the best price we can find for a refurbished set.

They feature 50mm drivers, 2 detachable cables for music control and call control (“universal remote/Mic and Apple remote/Mic”), a foldable design and more. This set has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 30 Amazon customers.

You’ll find more of today’s most notable headphone deals below. These are all the current lowest prices we can find (within $1 of lowest on Sennheiser HD202s) and all come with free shipping:

  • Sennheiser HD 518 6.3mm Connector Around-Ear Headphone $60 (Orig. $130) | eBay
  • Sennheiser HD202 II Over-Ear Headphones $20 w/ code EMCARAP23 (Reg. $35) | Newegg
  • AKG K 323Xs I in-ears for iOS devices $40 w/ code 39K323XSI (Orig. $60) | Harman
  • AKG K 323Xs A in ears for Android devices $35 w/ code 34K323XSA (Orig. $50) | Harman

We have more headphone deals from Sennheiser, JBL, Klipsch and V-MODA in our previous roundup and more options in today’s Daily Deals.

More on the AKG K 545 closed back over-ear headphones:

Exceptional studio-quality sound.

Specially-selected 50mm drivers and a closed-back design works together to deliver precision sound with superior acoustic dampening and enhanced bass response.

Universal, multi-device connectivity.

Two detachable cables provide connectivity to the widest possible array of devices/equipment: one for use with most smartphones; the other for use with Apple devices. Both cables allow you to play and pause music, answer and end a call without removing your headphones.

Long-lasting comfort.

The K545’s super-soft, protein leather ear cushions allow for long-term listening without any fatigue or lack of listening pleasure.

Foldable, Portable, Secure.

A 2D Axis folding mechanism allows the K545s to fit into a carrying case for those few occasions when you’re not able to listen but want to take them with you.

Closed Back Stories December 20, 2014

expiredSennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones $150 shipped (Reg. $220+)

Focus Camera offers the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones for $149.99 shipped. This is a savings of at least $70 off the regular price, within $5 of our previous open box mention and $49 better than Amazon.


  • Closed back, over-ear design isolates ambient noise to maximize musical enjoyment.
  • Premium leather ear pads and headband deliver softness and breathability for extreme comfort during long listening sessions
  • Precision metal ear cups and stainless steel headband provide durability and enhance sonic performance
  • 18-ohm operating impedance produces outstanding dynamics and overall output level with portable audio devices

These headphones are currently rated 4.3/5 stars by over 300 Amazon customers.

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