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post #8986 of 9815
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Originally Posted by dustinsterk View Post

Anyone else have an opinion on the Sennheiser HD428...thinking of pulling the trigger on these.  Thanks!

 

Yes.  They are good headphones.  However, with a bit of elbow grease, they become great headphones.  I went through the process of performing a second set of modifications on a pair that I've owned for over a year and I documented the process with pictures.  I hope to get a thread started on my mod process so others may benefit from it.  However, before I create such a thread, I'll search to ensure another thread isn't already in place.  But, I'll assure you, my modification has gone further than any other mod of the HD-428s in the past.

 

Realizing that sound and how it's interpreted is very subjective, but for me, I can state that my current HD-428s can out-gun a modded Fostex T50RP when it comes to "fun" factored in.  The bass is ever-present and solid.  The mids are there and the upper frequencies have detail, but are not overbearing in any way.  I'm quite sure that Sennheiser never imagined that the HD-428s could have so much potential because if most owners were to take enough time to properly mod them, it would cannibalize some of the sales of their headphones further up the food chain.

 

A quick shot of my "finished" product:

 

 

 

Sorry to have taken this thread somewhat off-topic, but I thought it was relevant to anyone who is considering purchasing these under-$30 "wonders" by Sennheiser.

post #8987 of 9815
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Originally Posted by dustinsterk View Post

Anyone else have an opinion on the Sennheiser HD428...thinking of pulling the trigger on these.  Thanks!

 

This is what you're talking about, correct?  Refurbed for $28 on eBay  http://www.ebay.com/itm/350505892265?afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&PID=1225267&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

post #8988 of 9815

Also, (saw on slickdeals)

 

HD419 (new) for $33 shipped when you apply promotion code IJAM at checkout.  Dunno how good these are though

 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sdtid=5786162&sku=SRHD419&ref=cj

post #8989 of 9815
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Originally Posted by clarkkent View Post

Also, (saw on slickdeals)

 

HD419 (new) for $33 shipped when you apply promotion code IJAM at checkout.  Dunno how good these are though

 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sdtid=5786162&sku=SRHD419&ref=cj


The 419 are darkest of the newer 400 series, If you ever heard a Px100, that's the sound sig they have, The 428 deal being much better.  Some 419 love for ya!!!


Edited by Magicman74 - 1/14/13 at 3:46pm
post #8990 of 9815

Anyone know how often the DT 880 Premium 250 ohms go down in price? I was going to order tonight but the price went from $240 to $291.

post #8991 of 9815
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post


The 419 are darkest of the newer 400 series, If you ever heard a Px100, that's the sound sig they have, The 428 deal being much better.  Some 419 love for ya!!!

 

Thanks, I think I may buy the refurbed 428's

post #8992 of 9815
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Anyone know how often the DT 880 Premium 250 ohms go down in price? I was going to order tonight but the price went from $240 to $291.

 

At Amazon? All the time. See http://camelcamelcamel.com/beyerdynamic-DT-880-Premium-250/product/B000F2BLTM

post #8993 of 9815

Urban Inspirations at amazon.ca has the Beyer DT250 250 ohm for $49.95 again. They cancelled my previous order, saying no stock. Let's see what transpires this time round.

 

Also, Canada Computers has the Pioneer SE-MJ591 for $88.88 (regular price $399.99).

post #8994 of 9815
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Originally Posted by soundisee View Post

Anyone know how often the DT 880 Premium 250 ohms go down in price? I was going to order tonight but the price went from $240 to $291.

Hey, I'd advise you to be patient. Last few weeks beyer dt 880 have seen wild price fluctuations. esp 600 & 250 ohm models.

also keep checking warehouse deals.

post #8995 of 9815
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Urban Inspirations at amazon.ca has the Beyer DT250 250 ohm for $49.95 again. They cancelled my previous order, saying no stock. Let's see what transpires this time round.

 

Also, Canada Computers has the Pioneer SE-MJ591 for $88.88 (regular price $399.99).

Mine was cancelled as well. I ordered them again. see what happens.rolleyes.gif

post #8996 of 9815
So, the nice people at seyo-shop.com apparently had a pair of Denon D2000s for $298+ $24 shipping. Finding that a reasonable price, I gleefully send them an email confirming if they really had these in stock for the advertised price. I'm told that these are the last pair, so I rush back to buy them. Price is now $580 + $28 shipping. I'm a little pissed, but I see a pair of D5000 for $579, so I assume they have more inventory of these than the D2000. I place an order for, only to be told that the entire Dx000 line is out of stock and I should check out the "New and Improved" Denons.

All efforts in making contact have since been unsuccessful. Project Prometheus has failed and the face-hugging D7100 has taken over biggrin.gif .

Oh yeah, the refund is still taking its own sweet time to reach me.
post #8997 of 9815
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Originally Posted by varyV View Post

So, the nice people at seyo-shop.com apparently had a pair of Denon D2000s for $298+ $24 shipping. Finding that a reasonable price, I gleefully send them an email confirming if they really had these in stock for the advertised price. I'm told that these are the last pair, so I rush back to buy them. Price is now $580 + $28 shipping. I'm a little pissed, but I see a pair of D5000 for $579, so I assume they have more inventory of these than the D2000. I place an order for, only to be told that the entire Dx000 line is out of stock and I should check out the "New and Improved" Denons.

All efforts in making contact have since been unsuccessful. Project Prometheus has failed and the face-hugging D7100 has taken over biggrin.gif .

Oh yeah, the refund is still taking its own sweet time to reach me.

I know exactly the feeling, i made phone calls to a store in Japan, and got the same treatment, that sorry, they ran out of stock, and told me they will get me the same cans from another store for twice the price, i refused to pay that amount of money. I finally found them refurbished somewhere else, for a decent price.

 

Japan is only bet to find them new, but those guys ask for a lot of money. 

post #8998 of 9815

nearly bought that d2000 from seyo-shop but man their site wasnt updated for quite a while so I hesitated. Guess I should of just bought it then.

post #8999 of 9815
A low cost deal for bassheads: JVC HAM5X for £21.67 at amazon.co.uk. An amazing deal for EU peeps (this is the lowest price for this headphone in Europe, ever, I think) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004W73TCI
post #9000 of 9815
On the brighter side of Japan, the Fostex TH900 could be picked up for as little as ~$1700, shipped from pricejapan.com. And lawton audio is doing upgrades on them now. Imagine the TH900 with the aftermarket upgrades darthsmile.gif .
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