I realize that only I can really figure out if it is worth it for me to get my broken drivers in my K1000's replaced, but I thought I'd ask to see what people think.
I have a pair of K1000's that have two blown drivers. I have been broken for a few years, and sat in the box all that time. I very stupidly forgot to mute my preamp when I was cleaning the needle on my turntable between sides. I have them in for repair, and it will cost me $850 to have both drivers replaced, and have a new stock cable installed. I really like the K1000's, but $850 is very close to a pair of Audeze, and a good bit of the way to a T1 or HD800.
What do you guys think that a pair of K1000's with new factory drivers and factory cable is worth in today's market? My guess is that it is worth around the repair price, but I haven't kept up with prices (and in searches, the prices of sold items are erased).
What would you do in my situation? I enjoyed the K1000's while they were working, in fact, I think they offered some of the best sound I have heard. I haven't listened to the new uberphones, so I don't know how they compare. I have an Aleph 30, which is a great match for the K1000's, so I do have an appropriate amp.
So, I guess my options are
1. Get them fixed for $850.
2. Sell them broken (maybe $200?) and then I'd have $1050 to buy a different pair of headphones.
Thanks for taking the time to read my message. I am curious to read what you guys have to say.