For sale is a pair of vintage Grado SR200 headphones with transition drivers.
This extremely special pair has been “woodied” and modded using the finest, exotic Bubinga wood by the experts at HeadPhile, including a complete recabling using HeadPhile’s signature BlackSilver cable. HeadPhile, with a custom request, also added a pair of “twisty-screws” to the headphone post, allowing the Grado SR200 to sit comfortably on one’s head, and mitigating Grado’s comfort problem. HeadPhile also included a wooden cable splitter.
For the uninitiated, Grado’s transition drivers are among the rarest headphone drivers on the planet. As Joe Grado’s brainchild, the drivers were used in most famously the “super vintage” Grado RS1 during the transitional period between Joe Grado and John Grado. Many reviewers and Head-Fi’ers assert that the transition drivers significantly outperform the white drivers of the current Grado RS1i.
Cosmetically, frankly, these are the most beautiful headphones I have ever seen. There are absolutely no cosmetic blemishes anywhere, and the Bubinga wood is unspeakably brilliant.
Functionally, the Grado SR200 is also in perfect, superb shape. I actually enjoyed these over the Grado RS1 and the Grado HF2.
I'm asking only $SOLD shipped for this one-of-a-kind pair of headphones. This is a bargain, as the actual cost is around $1200.
After a boatload of research on eBay and HeadPhile and Head-Fi, I have found that Grado SR200 headphones with transition drivers usually sell from $400 to $600, and that the HeadPhile mods cost around $575. Total cost would be around $1200. However, I am obviously willing to take any reasonable offer, so go ahead and message me!
Edited by LeonWho - 6/16/10 at 10:27am