• WANTED: Happy members who like to discuss audio and other topics related to our interest. Desire to learn and share knowledge of science required as is 20 years of participation in forums (not all true). There are daily reviews of audio hardware and expert members to help answer your questions. Click here to have your audio equipment measured for free!

Master "deals" (massdrop, ebay, Amazon, etc.) Thread on Audio Product Sales

Shanman

Member
Forum Donor
Joined
Jul 28, 2021
Messages
91
Likes
81
KLH Model 5
Retro design, well reviewed subjectively. Maybe someone wants to bite for an ASR submission.

Like many Adorama deals you likely need to link through the Slickdeals link (they partner a lot)
$799 each so $1598 a pair vs $2500 elsewhere.

^^That's a smoking deal^^
GR Research seemed to think highly of them, basically saying they were impressive as is. Usually he mods the crap out of every speaker sent in by customers.
 

earlevel

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2020
Messages
378
Likes
530
Someone might like this—sale till midnight Pacific Time at Musician's Friend, you need to put it in your cart to see the full discount:

AKG K371 headphones $99

Screen Shot 2022-05-30 at 5.34.53 PM.png
 

Rottmannash

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Nov 11, 2020
Messages
2,093
Likes
1,724
Location
Nashville
Apos sale:
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_20220531-161107_Firefox.jpg
    Screenshot_20220531-161107_Firefox.jpg
    78.7 KB · Views: 93

ROOSKIE

Major Contributor
Joined
Feb 27, 2020
Messages
1,402
Likes
2,438
Location
Minneapolis
Not a Klipsch fan, but this $1200.00 bundle would cost me over $4k in Canada. The link looks like that because they won't ship this to me in Canada.


That is shipped by Adorama. Adorama.com is a big supplier in the USA. They do ship to Canada but maybe Klipsch won't let them. I'd try Adorama.com instaed of Amazon 3rd party.
If you want Klipsch stuff and are willing to use slickdeals.net and search for Klipsch you will see many deals available some of which the pricing only works if you follow the slickdeals.net link to adorama.com as they partner sometime.
Some really really really good prices.
But again I don't know if Klipsch bans exports as they sometimes want each country to have a specific sales relationship.
 

AlexanderM

Active Member
Joined
May 1, 2021
Messages
180
Likes
111
That is shipped by Adorama. Adorama.com is a big supplier in the USA. They do ship to Canada but maybe Klipsch won't let them. I'd try Adorama.com instaed of Amazon 3rd party.
If you want Klipsch stuff and are willing to use slickdeals.net and search for Klipsch you will see many deals available some of which the pricing only works if you follow the slickdeals.net link to adorama.com as they partner sometime.
Some really really really good prices.
But again I don't know if Klipsch bans exports as they sometimes want each country to have a specific sales relationship.
Thanks. Not really interested in Klipsch myself, just thought that looked like quite the bundle for the price, so if someone was interested. I was actually looking for Dali bundles and that came up.
 

AlexanderM

Active Member
Joined
May 1, 2021
Messages
180
Likes
111
A lot of garbage is still garbage, though.
I pretty much think the same way, except that Amir in this review did say that with EQ it became a beauty and a good offering, so I do think about that sometimes. That said I don't plan on buying Klipsch, but it's still quite the bundle. And I realize those aren't the speakers in the bundle, just saying.

 

beefkabob

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Apr 18, 2019
Messages
1,287
Likes
1,698
I pretty much think the same way, except that Amir in this review did say that with EQ it became a beauty and a good offering, so I do think about that sometimes. That said I don't plan on buying Klipsch, but it's still quite the bundle. And I realize those aren't the speakers in the bundle, just saying.

Some individual pieces are good, but this is a huge set that means you're getting a real mix. You gonna have 4 different EQs? Good luck. No thanks. It's hard enough to get a flat sub and two flat speakers to integrate well with minidsp and dirac, let alone something more complex and ten times messier.
 

maxxevv

Major Contributor
Joined
Apr 12, 2018
Messages
1,845
Likes
1,935
Not a Klipsch fan, but this $1200.00 bundle would cost me over $4k in Canada. The link looks like that because they won't ship this to me in Canada.


Very sure there are "postal forwarders" to forward your items to Canada. I use a local registered company to ship similarly "geo-locked" products on offer out of the US too.
Do a search, pretty sure you'll find one.
 

Martin

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Mar 23, 2018
Messages
1,406
Likes
3,557
Location
Cape Coral, FL
Some individual pieces are good, but this is a huge set that means you're getting a real mix. You gonna have 4 different EQs? Good luck. No thanks. It's hard enough to get a flat sub and two flat speakers to integrate well with minidsp and dirac, let alone something more complex and ten times messier.

That's why many AVRs are equipped with automatic EQ systems like DIRAC, MCACC, YPAO, MRAC, and Audyssey. I have a 7.0.2 surround system with Klispch Reference speakers that MCACC has sounding fantastic.

For my stereo system I use SOX, of course it is only two full range speakers. No subs to integrate.

Martin
 

Robbo99999

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
4,388
Likes
4,048
Location
UK
Adorama has the Hifiman HE560 V4 for $199, free shipping. Use this link

I was gonna say, that's it's a pity that Oratory has not measured this one, but Amir has measured it:
It's not bad, distortion is quite low, and frequency response is ok and EQ'able. It's certainly the right time to buy it when it's on sale, as I'd expect distortion to be lower for that fairly high price, but the good thing is it doesn't need quite as much bass boost, unlike the cheaper Hifimans, which plays positively into the distortion figures for the HE560. Channel matching is good in Amir's review so that's a significant positive, and better than the HE4XX that I measured on my miniDSP EARS, in terms of channel matching - which you'd kind of expect (hopefully) from a more expensive headphone.
 

raistlin65

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Nov 13, 2019
Messages
2,277
Likes
3,390
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
I was gonna say, that's it's a pity that Oratory has not measured this one, but Amir has measured it:
It's not bad, distortion is quite low, and frequency response is ok and EQ'able. It's certainly the right time to buy it when it's on sale, as I'd expect distortion to be lower for that fairly high price, but the good thing is it doesn't need quite as much bass boost, unlike the cheaper Hifimans, which plays positively into the distortion figures for the HE560. Channel matching is good in Amir's review so that's a significant positive, and better than the HE4XX that I measured on my miniDSP EARS, in terms of channel matching - which you'd kind of expect (hopefully) from a more expensive headphone.

I can confirm that it also sounds great with a lot of bass boost for anyone that wants to turn it into a "fun" headphone sound. Very clean due to how inaudible the bass distortion was that Amir measured. Just needs a good amp for the bass boost given its low sensitivity.

As far as that retail price, that's based upon the original release. It was released a long time ago. So definitely no one should buy at or close to full retail.
 

cavedriver

Active Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2020
Messages
170
Likes
156
Good price on the Dali Opticon 5 at Upscale Audio right now, probably sold out soon:

Edit: This is a model Dali has discontinued. They are on to the next generation of the Opticon series.
 

Robbo99999

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
4,388
Likes
4,048
Location
UK
I can confirm that it also sounds great with a lot of bass boost for anyone that wants to turn it into a "fun" headphone sound. Very clean due to how inaudible the bass distortion was that Amir measured. Just needs a good amp for the bass boost given its low sensitivity.

As far as that retail price, that's based upon the original release. It was released a long time ago. So definitely no one should buy at or close to full retail.
What's it's regular current going price?
 

Robbo99999

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
4,388
Likes
4,048
Location
UK
Hifiman has it open box for $229. Not sure what they had been previously listing it as.

But several years ago, the V3 were commonly available for a lot less than that retail price.
That's still good that deal you posted though, $199 for new (not open box), I'll post it up in addition to yours earlier as we've had a few conversation posts to take away the emphasis from it:
 
Top Bottom