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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I have a pair of Palladium Edition 8's with Moon-Audio Silver Dragon V3 cable.  I was thinking about selling them, Sound is good, fit isn't perfect.  I was talking with a friend about it.  He's a jeweler.  He said if they have palladium cups I should recycle them.  He said his jewelry store would probably give me between $1,000 and $2,000 just for the palladium, depending on how many ounces are in the cup.  I looked into it.  Palladium is around $700 an ounce.  I wonder how many ounces are in the cup. 

 

I think it is an interesting investment when your headphones go up in value just because of the precious metal their made out of.  I am guessing you don't get the same bonus with the HD800's.

post #2 of 16

I think its plated with a very very thin layer of palladium

post #3 of 16
I think he was thinking about the whole cup being Palladium instead of Palladium coated, it will worth nearly as much as his estimate nor you will be able to buy a brand new Edition 8 for the same money. If you are thinking of doing something with it, selling it should still get you plenty.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

More of a joke... but he was as curious as I was.

 

We were having a good laugh about it today.

post #5 of 16
Like others have said, I highly doubt there's enough palladium in the cups to even consider selling it to extract.
Though considering the price difference between the regular edition 8s and the there's probably a decent amount of palladium coating?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

Like others have said, I highly doubt there's enough palladium in the cups to even consider selling it to extract.
Though considering the price difference between the regular edition 8s and the there's probably a decent amount of palladium coating?


no... coatings are normally very very thing 

post #7 of 16

As you've been told, it's likely a thin plating. There is no way that Ultrasone (or anyone else) would basically give away hundreds (to thousands) of dollars of precious metals with a product; they couldn't sustain it for any period of time even if they were feeling exceptionally generous. Finished goods are almost always worth more than the sum of their components (especially raw materials). 

 

Granted, if the price of precious metals increased substantially, they could (in theory) increase in value, but this would likely require decades of inflation. 

 

 

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

As you've been told, it's likely a thin plating. There is no way that Ultrasone (or anyone else) would basically give away hundreds (to thousands) of dollars of precious metals with a product; they couldn't sustain it for any period of time even if they were feeling exceptionally generous. Finished goods are almost always worth more than the sum of their components (especially raw materials). 

 

Granted, if the price of precious metals increased substantially, they could (in theory) increase in value, but this would likely require decades of inflation. 

 

 

I'm not saying they put 500+$ worth of palladium but there's probably a good 100-200$ worth of palladium coating.
post #9 of 16
no, coatings are very very thin, it will account for little of the total cost
post #10 of 16

im guessing ~$20

post #11 of 16

This. Think about it - you can get gold-plated cables for a few dollars; gold costs more than palladium most days. 
 

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Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post

no, coatings are very very thin, it will account for little of the total cost


 

post #12 of 16

lol!

post #13 of 16
Cost of extraction of palladium off a cup could possibly cost more than the palladium coating itself. Labor, freight, chemical process of extraction for an unknown assay of a light coating don't fly too much with any precious metal guys.

Just a thought..
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

Cost of extraction of palladium off a cup could possibly cost more than the palladium coating itself. Labor, freight, chemical process of extraction for an unknown assay of a light coating don't fly too much with any precious metal guys.
Just a thought..


True. 

Look for palladium bars instead. 

post #15 of 16

Just sell the headphone itself for better conclusions smily_headphones1.gif

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