Hi-Fi Stories July 21, 2015

Sennheiser HD650 over-ear headphones + Apogee Groove portable DAC/headphone amp $550 shipped ($755 value)

Update (7/24 11:40am): This deal is now dead at Amazon, but it is still live at Adorama.

Adorama via Amazon is offering the Sennheiser HD650 Audiophile Dynamic Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones bundled with the Apogee Groove portable USB DAC/headphone amp for $549.99 shipped (matched at Adorama direct). That’s $204 off the current going rate for these items individually and the best price we can find for either. Even at the lowest price we’ve seen for these headphones, you’re saving about $20 more. Apogee’s new Groove DAC has never been on sale before.

The HD650s feature a 10 – 39,500 Hz response, neodymium magnets, and “specially designed acoustic silk to ensure precision damping over the entire frequency range.” They have a 4.7/5 star rating from over 340 Amazon customers.

Apogee has been a leader in DAC technology for many years and its portable Groove solution has seen favorable reviews thus far. You can learn all about it in our announcement post.

If you’ve been waiting for the Groove to go on sale, Amazon is also offering the DAC/headphone amp bundled with other high-end headphones right now from Beyerdynamic as well.

Hi-Fi Stories March 9, 2015

Sennheiser HD 600 open-back pro headphones $245 shipped (Reg. $400)

Adorama is offering the Sennheiser HD 600 Open-back Hi-Fi Professional Stereo Headphones for $245 shipped. That’s $155 off the original listing, $55 under the average selling price, $47 better than Amazon and the best price we can find.

These are open-back, Hi-Fi style headphones that feature:

  • Lightweight aluminum voice coils ensure excellent transient response
  • Neodymium ferrous magnets maintain optimum sensitivity and excellent dynamics
  • Sophisticated design, elegantly finished in black and gray
  • High-quality open metal-mesh earpiece covers
  • Detachable, Kevlar-reinforced oxygen-free-copper cable with very low handling noise

This set has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 180 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for some closed-back cans, we still have the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones in black for $149.99 shipped. That’s around $38 below Amazon’s price and matching our previous mention which was within $5 of an open box deal.

More on the HD 600:

The HD 600 is an audiophile-grade open dynamic hi-fi/professional stereo headphone. The advanced diaphragm design eliminates standing waves resulting in a clean sound free of artifacts and acoustical disturbances. The HD 600 is a fantastic addition to a hi-fi stack or dedicated listening room, and is a favorite among mastering engineers worldwide.

  • Natural, spatial imaging
  • Exceptional transient response
  • Optimized for hi-resolution recordings
  • Made in Ireland
Learn more about the HD 600

“I have used my HD 600’s for casual and critical listening ever since I got my pair. I can depend on the HD 600 in many different environments and can always expect great results out of it.” -Kazuri Arai, Recording/Mix Engineer

Hi-Fi Stories January 30, 2015

expiredPlantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones w/ charging case in white $60 shipped (orig. $100), more

Amazon is offering the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Hi-Fi Earbud Headphones with Charging Case in white for $59.99 shipped. That’s $40 or 40% under the original listing, the best Amazon has offered them for and the lowest price we can find from a trusted retailer. While we have seen the black set go for as low as $43, it was a very limited sale from Rakuten.

Features:

  • Charge case enables up to 14.5 hours listen time
  • Sweat-proof, durable design
  • Stable, comfortable fit
  • Deep Sleep power-saving mode
  • Up to 4.5 hours of listening time
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Other Leading Smart Devices

This set has received a 3.6/5 star rating from over 1,000 Amazon customers. Newegg, for today only, also has a discounted set of BT headphones with the LG Grey Tone Pro Bluetooth wrap-around headset for $44.99 shipped using code AFNJ4850 in the cart (Reg. $57+, current low). Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Hi-Fi Stories September 5, 2014

Update 9/08 (11:45AM): The headphones have jumped up to $30 shipped.

The Harman online store has the refurbished AKG (K 511) Hi-Fi Stereo Over-Ear Headphones for only $24.99 shipped. That’s $35 off the list price, $13 less than Amazon’s current listing for a new pair, and the best price we could find for them.

The headphones have high-performance sound quality with a lightweight design. They also feature a self-adjusting headband and a convenient single-sided cable. They come with a 1/4-Inch (6.3MM) jack adapter and are fully covered by their original warranty period.

We also found some Bose in-ear headphones starting at $60 if you need a sporty pair of buds for work outs. expand full story

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