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Free Things to Include With Headphones?

post #1 of 24
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If you were to buy headphones on a website like Ebay, and were to recieve a free audio-related gift under $5, what would it be. Your answers will be used for reference if I decide to do something like this.

post #2 of 24

HD 800.

 

Edit: TBH, I don't even know if you could include quality cables under 5$... but replacement cables would be quite cool.

Edit 2: A headphone stand.

post #3 of 24

I think the most useful thing would be mod-related to the phones in question. Many phones have specific mods to improve them, and sometimes they require some extra equipment - foam, tape, tools, others. Or maybe some pads (if you are doing this large scale, original pads could maybe come out at the price mark). Many recommend to get the Shure SRH840 pads for SRH440 cans, for example.

 

To generalize, I'd want something to enhance the phones, rather than some gimmicky stuff on the side. The buyer can choose to mod, or keep them original and untouched.

post #4 of 24


 

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Originally Posted by BrokenHinge View Post

I think the most useful thing would be mod-related to the phones in question. Many phones have specific mods to improve them, and sometimes they require some extra equipment - foam, tape, tools, others. Or maybe some pads (if you are doing this large scale, original pads could maybe come out at the price mark). Many recommend to get the Shure SRH840 pads for SRH440 cans, for example.

 

To generalize, I'd want something to enhance the phones, rather than some gimmicky stuff on the side. The buyer can choose to mod, or keep them original and untouched.


 

Solid idea, though only to advanced users. Including modding essentials I would think, would de-value the headphones; since the customer would go by the assumption that they need modding to sound right/their best, to begin with.

 

I would recommend either extra ear pads, replacement cable, headphone stand, and that sort.

post #5 of 24

Maybe not $5, but Fiio E3 would be a nice gift.

post #6 of 24

It'd be useful to give 'em an adaptor for the "other size" of jack.

 

Though I've read that most people here have too many, I had to make all of mine.

post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by smashing View Post

Maybe not $5, but Fiio E3 would be a nice gift.


Agree. 

probably the best gift on that price range. 

post #8 of 24

iTunes or Amazon music gift card?

 

Nothing goes better with headphones than music!

post #9 of 24

Q-tips or an ear wax removal kit  biggrin.gif

post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by NiceCans View Post

ear wax removal kit  biggrin.gif


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for Iem's lovers, lol

post #11 of 24
Throw in a used CD for $5.

(Good to see you again, Nice Cans!)
post #12 of 24

I think it'd be great if you had a few choices to pick from, including;

 

- Extra pads

- Extension chord (3.5mm- male to male)

- Extra cable (for those that have a removable cable)

 

and so on..

 

 

Basically just aim on providing something useful, not gimmicky (as said above).

post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

Throw in a used CD for $5.

(Good to see you again, Nice Cans!)

 

Thanks Uncle Erik,


That's a great idea, especially if you offer a choice from two or three various genre's.

post #14 of 24

The best thing any mfr. could issue with a new headphone is a really nice low-cost carrycase made just for that headphone.  The reason is because nobody else is going to make a really nice case specifically for that headphone.  And with the mfr. planning to make as many cases as they do the 'phones, the cost to make them would be very low - a fraction of what a good case would cost separately.

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by dalethorn View Post

The best thing any mfr. could issue with a new headphone is a really nice low-cost carrycase made just for that headphone.  The reason is because nobody else is going to make a really nice case specifically for that headphone.  And with the mfr. planning to make as many cases as they do the 'phones, the cost to make them would be very low - a fraction of what a good case would cost separately.



I was going to suggest this, but don't most manufacturers include a case? I mean all the headphones I've ever bought have come with one..

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