The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)
Mar 28, 2017 at 9:33 AM Post #23,701 of 33,239

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https://reverb.com/item/4739764-shure-se535-ltd-j-2017-red

For an se535, I got a se425, I wonder if the se535 is much better?


Why do you keep promoting this? Is it your IEMs?
 
Mar 28, 2017 at 5:05 PM Post #23,703 of 33,239

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FiiO X5-III High Resolution Lossless Music Player + 64GB Micro SD card + FiiO L16 Stereo Audio Cable + 3.5mm Splitter Stereo Plug on Amazon ($399) 
 
Not the best deal but it's hard to find the black version right now, also not taxes (out of NJ) and the Fiio L16 cable ($10.89) for free.
 
 
Mar 28, 2017 at 7:45 PM Post #23,704 of 33,239

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https://reverb.com/item/4739764-shure-se535-ltd-j-2017-red

For an se535, I got a se425, I wonder if the se535 is much better?


I own 215, 315, 425, 535, and 846. 535 is a bit better than 425. Each iteration is an improvement. I love the Shure house sound. Wonderful mids, clean detailed bass with no bass bleed into the mids, and very good treble retrieval without a hint of sibilance.

846 is far better than 535, more so than 535 compared to 425.

Between 425 and 535, I don't hear a significant difference so I'd be happy with either one.
 
Mar 28, 2017 at 8:53 PM Post #23,705 of 33,239

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AliExpress has an upcoming sale next week and my weakened willpower in the face of audacious Chi-Fi bang for buck has me adding to my cart enough items to best my 5 year history of audiophile gear procurements.

Upgrade cables that cost more than the IEMs they're upgrading? Check!

Earbuds of all impedances? Check!

Entire catalogs of gear from a single manufacturer? Check!

Luckily (or not) rent is also due next week and I'm sure my cart will lighten as the clock ticks. The main deal I'm eyeing is the newly minted King of the under $200, triple-driver hybrids the MaGaosi K3 Pro.

It's gonna go for more than $50 off its typical $149.99 price tag.

6 more days till the sale commences and my eyes are bloodshot from scrolling through deals and scouring the 'net for reviews of obscure brands with names more easily pronounced by mallards than this American English tinged tongue.

 
Any news of this sale? I'm planning on buying that K3 also.
 
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Any news of this sale? I'm planning on buying that K3 also.

It's weird. Once the countdown clock reached zero I got a notification from the app telling me the sale had commenced, but when I went to the website the clock was counting down another 22 hours and the sale prices weren't in effect.

Someone in the K3 thread said they asked the seller NiceHCK for a Head-Fi discount on the K3 Pro and the seller, Jim, agreed to sell them for $80. Myself and a few others managed to get this discount also. He also gave me a discount on a few other things I picked up from his store.
 
Mar 28, 2017 at 9:11 PM Post #23,707 of 33,239

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It's weird. Once the countdown clock reached zero I got a notification from the app telling me the sale had commenced, but when I went to the website the clock was counting down another 22 hours and the sale prices weren't in effect.

Someone in the K3 thread said they asked the seller NiceHCK for a Head-Fi discount on the K3 Pro and the seller, Jim, agreed to sell them for $80. Myself and a few others managed to get this discount also. He also gave me a discount on a few other things I picked up from his store.

Can you share what other items were discounted?  You can never know what other items I do not need, I might be tempted to get anyhow once discounted... 
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Mar 28, 2017 at 9:12 PM Post #23,708 of 33,239

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Any news of this sale? I'm planning on buying that K3 also.

 
It's weird. Once the countdown clock reached zero I got a notification from the app telling me the sale had commenced, but when I went to the website the clock was counting down another 22 hours and the sale prices weren't in effect.

Someone in the K3 thread said they asked the seller NiceHCK for a Head-Fi discount on the K3 Pro and the seller, Jim, agreed to sell them for $80. Myself and a few others managed to get this discount also. He also gave me a discount on a few other things I picked up from his store.

 
Yep, it's weird.  If you go to customer service, they have a 'Hot Item' saying that some of the stores are starting tonight instead of last night.  No explanation why.
 
BTW, I've ordered a K3 Pro for $94.35 after a bunch of coupon BS.  Not as good as $80, but under $100, which is what I was looking for.
 
Probably going to pick up a Rose Aurora for $56.65 tonight when other stores kick in.
 
Debating whether  to get a Topping NX5 for $87.99, vs. $110 from Amazon with somewhat quicker shipping 
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Mar 28, 2017 at 9:32 PM Post #23,709 of 33,239

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It's weird. Once the countdown clock reached zero I got a notification from the app telling me the sale had commenced, but when I went to the website the clock was counting down another 22 hours and the sale prices weren't in effect.

 
   
Yep, it's weird.  If you go to customer service, they have a 'Hot Item' saying that some of the stores are starting tonight instead of last night.  No explanation why.

 
lol... Well, a delayed sale is better than none at all. Will one of you post a link to the sale, if it drops? I am really not familiar with AliExpress.
 
Mar 28, 2017 at 10:21 PM Post #23,711 of 33,239

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Can you share what other items were discounted?  You can never know what other items I do not need, I might be tempted to get anyhow once discounted... :deadhorse:

The other items weren't a dramatic discount like the K3 Pro. He let me buy a K3 Pro, a MEMT X5, 6 foam KZ ear tips and 12 silicon KZ ear tips for an even $100. The MEMT X5 is normally $21 and the delayed sale price was $19, so really I just paid $80 for the K3, regular price for the MEMT X5 and got a few ear tips for free.
 
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lol... Well, a delayed sale is better than none at all. Will one of you post a link to the sale, if it drops? I am really not familiar with AliExpress.

It's pretty straightforward. Once you go to the website you'll see the sale prices of items listed below their normal prices with the pink "7th" logo next to it. If you browse the site though the app the discounts can be a few cents to a few dollars cheaper.
 
Mar 29, 2017 at 3:17 AM Post #23,713 of 33,239

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Well over here the AliExpress sales have started. Use the app for maximum discounts. I bought a couple KZ IEMs as gifts.
 
I was surfing the app, and they encouraged us to add to the cart first. And sure enough, once the sale period starts, the discounted prices are displayed.
 
Mar 29, 2017 at 4:01 AM Post #23,714 of 33,239

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Hmm... any recommendation for balanced cables for HD650 on aliexpress? lol
 
Mar 29, 2017 at 4:41 AM Post #23,715 of 33,239

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  Hmm... any recommendation for balanced cables for HD650 on aliexpress? lol

You have the ZY Balanced cables on Massdrop

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/sennheiser-balanced-cable-for-hd6xx
 

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