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post #46 of 68
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Originally Posted by Rob N View Post
I wonder how much my pair is worth



BTW the specks you can see are not blemishes but dust
Ouch! You're going to take a hit for that dust. You'll be lucky to get $1K considering.

I'll tell you what. I feel charitable, I'll go ahead and give you $1,100 for them
post #47 of 68
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Originally Posted by Rob N View Post
I wonder how much my pair is worth



BTW the specks you can see are not blemishes but dust
Wow! Excellent cans. Seriously, I do wonder how much these are worth. Good for you, man.
post #48 of 68
CherryBomb, I wonder why you are selling this pair of headphones which you acquired very recently? Did you have any chance to compare them to ps1000? When I listened to hp1000s, I thought it was one of the few cans that I loved. I never had the chance to listen to Hd800s or PS1000s though...
post #49 of 68
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I will take them off your hands for $1000. Deal?
Seriously -> Such mint condition HP1's are really rare these days, so I am sure someone would pay a premium if you put it up for sale.
post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by artears View Post
CherryBomb, I wonder why you are selling this pair of headphones which you acquired very recently? Did you have any chance to compare them to ps1000? When I listened to hp1000s, I thought it was one of the few cans that I loved. I never had the chance to listen to Hd800s or PS1000s though...

They are really awesome headphones. If there are any problems with them whatsoever, then it is me. Let me explain.

At first I had a hard time with the HP-1s. I have some hearing loss in my left ear, and have had two different surgeries on that same ear, so sometimes it can be hard for me to get my headphones properly amped. It can also be hard for me to find the right ear pads that will feel comfortable on my left ear, since that ear can ache sometimes; this is especially true for headphones having pads that sit on the ear like the HP-1s.

I have since found a configuration for the HP-1s that does the trick for me and my particular set of ear issues: I put the bowl pads on them, and turn the cross feed off on my HR Desktop Amp. The sound of this is excellent for much of my music, but not all.

My wife on the other hand has no ear issues. She listens to the HP-1s with the flat pads and she assures me they sound AWESOME for all types of music. She likes them way better than my RS-2s or HD650s, and for any music whatsoever. So, I feel confident that the SQ of my HP-1s is excellent, and that the drivers are in excellent condition.

Unfortunately, as awesome as the HP-1s are, given the price they just aren't a good fit for me due to the HP-1 pads being on the ear. I could just use them with the bowl pads, but this narrows the scope of music that sound good with them. The bowls also sit on the ear a little, which can cause my left ear to ache. So, I'd like to switch to an elite-class headphone having drivers that are tuned for pads that go all the way around my ears, and the PS1000 looks to be a perfect match.

I hope this helps explain why I am selling these awesome headphones.
post #51 of 68
Thank you for the reply. If I had the funds, I would buy them in a heartbeat. But I won't be able to get anything for at least two months. If you still have them at that time, you know who to send a pm .

Here is a suggestion, if you check the website headphile.com, you will see that under the mods for grado some nice beyer pads are sold. Those can do the trick for you, might be worth to check...
post #52 of 68
Cherry Bomb - a good idea for you would be to grab a pair of Head F1 HF-2 and send them to Larry (Headphile) and have him use the HF-2 drivers for a Vixen conversion. A highly recommendable pairing (used BlkCopper cabling). I have them on as I type. Pls let your wife keep and enjoy the HP-1 (but, disconnect the switch if it hasn't been done already. Yes, I also have a pair of HP-2.
Larry places the drivers close to the ear and you'd be surprised at the bass those drivers can put out - it shows you how restrictive or important the shells can be to a drivers' performance. You'd have the comfort and joy of an open circumaural - only aprox $1150 en total for drivers and conversion. It's a hellofalot better than the price of PS1000. I haven't heard those, yet - so, also possibly the SQ.
Amping for Vixen HF-2 - I'm preferring either Blue Circle SBH, or EAR HP4/NOS (Tung Sol) .
P.S. I'll be sending in a 2nd pair of HF-2 for the conversion next week .
post #53 of 68
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Originally Posted by CherryBomb View Post
What do you guys think? How'd this buyer do?
Am I missing something here? CherryBomb bought these from ebay right?

Then why is he asking "how did this guy do?"

Now he is selling them for $1400.00. Why are they not selling?
post #54 of 68
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Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
Am I missing something here? CherryBomb bought these from ebay right?

Then why is he asking "how did this guy do?"

Now he is selling them for $1400.00. Why are they not selling?
I started the thread because I was unsure if I had paid too much. I am selling them now, and the price is down to $1400, because I either paid too much or am overly motivated to sell them quickly. If they don't sell by lunch tomorrow, then no big deal, I'll just box them up and keep them until the recession passes. Its also possible that I will post them on eBay, but I would rather they go to a fellow head-fier because they are more likely to appreciate and take good care of them. If they are posted on eBay, the buy it now price will certainly be more than $1400; this is a head-fi only price.

If anyone is in the Bay Area and would like to audition them prior to purchase, you are more than welcome to do so. Bottom line: these cans are as advertised, and there is nothing nefarious going on here.
post #55 of 68
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Originally Posted by BushGuy View Post
Cherry Bomb - a good idea for you would be to grab a pair of Head F1 HF-2 and send them to Larry (Headphile) and have him use the HF-2 drivers for a Vixen conversion. A highly recommendable pairing (used BlkCopper cabling). I have them on as I type. Pls let your wife keep and enjoy the HP-1 (but, disconnect the switch if it hasn't been done already. Yes, I also have a pair of HP-2.
Larry places the drivers close to the ear and you'd be surprised at the bass those drivers can put out - it shows you how restrictive or important the shells can be to a drivers' performance. You'd have the comfort and joy of an open circumaural - only aprox $1150 en total for drivers and conversion. It's a hellofalot better than the price of PS1000. I haven't heard those, yet - so, also possibly the SQ.
Amping for Vixen HF-2 - I'm preferring either Blue Circle SBH, or EAR HP4/NOS (Tung Sol) .
P.S. I'll be sending in a 2nd pair of HF-2 for the conversion next week .
whoah. can you say more about how they sound!!!?
post #56 of 68
$1400 for an HP1 seems like a good price for someone who is in the market for one, but people are still very reluctant to spend.
post #57 of 68
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
$1400 for an HP1 seems like a good price for someone who is in the market for one, but people are still very reluctant to spend.
I know. This seems like the worst time possible to be selling a headphone for more than $1K.
post #58 of 68
My vintage RS-1 sat on the boards for about two months, CherryBomb. Don't get discouraged too easily.
post #59 of 68
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My vintage RS-1 sat on the boards for about two months, CherryBomb. Don't get discouraged too easily.
I hear you, man. My brain has just become obsessed with getting the PS1000s. Eitherway, I'm sure it will work out. There is always a willing buyer for these hard-to-find headphones.
post #60 of 68
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Originally Posted by CherryBomb View Post
They are really awesome headphones. If there are any problems with them whatsoever, then it is me. Let me explain.

At first I had a hard time with the HP-1s. I have some hearing loss in my left ear, and have had two different surgeries on that same ear, so sometimes it can be hard for me to get my headphones properly amped. It can also be hard for me to find the right ear pads that will feel comfortable on my left ear, since that ear can ache sometimes; this is especially true for headphones having pads that sit on the ear like the HP-1s.

I have since found a configuration for the HP-1s that does the trick for me and my particular set of ear issues: I put the bowl pads on them, and turn the cross feed off on my HR Desktop Amp. The sound of this is excellent for much of my music, but not all.

My wife on the other hand has no ear issues. She listens to the HP-1s with the flat pads and she assures me they sound AWESOME for all types of music. She likes them way better than my RS-2s or HD650s, and for any music whatsoever. So, I feel confident that the SQ of my HP-1s is excellent, and that the drivers are in excellent condition.

Unfortunately, as awesome as the HP-1s are, given the price they just aren't a good fit for me due to the HP-1 pads being on the ear. I could just use them with the bowl pads, but this narrows the scope of music that sound good with them. The bowls also sit on the ear a little, which can cause my left ear to ache. So, I'd like to switch to an elite-class headphone having drivers that are tuned for pads that go all the way around my ears, and the PS1000 looks to be a perfect match.

I hope this helps explain why I am selling these awesome headphones.
So why not put jumbos on them?

And why not just relist them on ebay with a buy it now of 1700 and see how that goes. They could always use bing.com and get a discount. Or use audiogon even.
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