I got these with no intention to ever sell, time goes by and they just sit in the box. For the last twelve month I only used those ones, just too many headphones and too little time. Tough decision but I decided to let them go so somebody could enjoy them on daily basis.
I am the original owner bought the CD3000 brand new sealed in the box. They are still smell and looks like new after years and have maybe 25-30 hours of total time.
So what is so special about this pair? The stock Sony have only three wires in the cable that goes to the left side. Then from there much thinner and much lower quality wires runs through headband to the right side driver. You can't re-terminate them to use as balanced you must re-cable them to be balanced. My pair was re-cabled with very soft high quality mogami cable. The mini plugs and jacks for balanced to single end conversation are expansive and high quality. Even though the cable entry was left stock on one side the four wires runs without interruption from the plug pins to the drivers thus can be used as balanced. They also can be used as single ended by changing the 4pin plug to 1/4 plug. Also the cups were modded with dumping material to bring even lower resonance of the material.
The cable is about 13 foot long. I also will include spare after market pads.
The headphones supper comfortable like a pillows and have the biggest sound stage you can get from close headphone.
I doubt that you will ever find a better MDR - CD3000.
Thanks for looking.
Edited by vvs_75 - 11/5/12 at 2:40pm