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post #4861 of 5020

The amount of work you put into this, you deserve a medal!!! AMP/DACS next :D?

post #4862 of 5020

AMPS/DACS? His girlfriend would run him clean out of the city! :tongue_smile:

post #4863 of 5020
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The amount of work you put into this, you deserve a medal!!! AMP/DACS next biggrin.gif?

ClieOS hopefully xD
post #4864 of 5020
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AMPS/DACS? His girlfriend would run him clean out of the city! :tongue_smile:

 

He did say he'd put a price on anything...

post #4865 of 5020
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He did say he'd put a price on anything...

At what cost Freedom? smile.png

post #4866 of 5020
He put a price on his w3000 over his th900 and lcd3 which I wasn't expecting. Not selling those two. Glad I got a response but I feel like a complete looser inquiring about a headphone I should have known that I couldn't afford. Lol. We're on these forums every day adding things up. When someone offers to sell you one headphone but not the other makes you think that there's a reason he's selling it off.
post #4867 of 5020

Damn, all that gear I'd like to own..

post #4868 of 5020
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
 

If you make the right offer, I honestly may be willing to sell anything.  I haven't had the time spend with the headphones like I used to.  Such is life :(


 

 

Even Orpheus and R10?

post #4869 of 5020
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 

 

Even Orpheus and R10?


Please, be realistic.

post #4870 of 5020
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

He put a price on his w3000 over his th900 and lcd3 which I wasn't expecting. Not selling those two. Glad I got a response but I feel like a complete looser inquiring about a headphone I should have known that I couldn't afford. Lol. We're on these forums every day adding things up. When someone offers to sell you one headphone but not the other makes you think that there's a reason he's selling it off.

the thing is i don't really know what the W3000 will go for in a few years.  They had a short run, so if they're being fetched at 1100 right now, it very possibly could be double that in 5 years.  It happens all the time, but the real reason I don't want to part with them so easily is because I'm moving to a place that I will likely be better served by closed headphones :)

 

 

 

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Even Orpheus and R10?

Yes I would sell all three if  I were given an offer on (or around) what I paid for them.  It would help with my moving expenses :)

post #4871 of 5020
Can I just come over and hang out for a while?
post #4872 of 5020
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
 

the thing is i don't really know what the W3000 will go for in a few years.  They had a short run, so if they're being fetched at 1100 right now, it very possibly could be double that in 5 years.

Probably not based on two pieces of data:

1. Appreciation on the very rarest (generally very best and most-coveted) discontinued headphones, namely the trio of HE90, R10, and Omega.

  • The HE90 (headphone only) sold for as little as $5k I believe and will fetch up to ~$10k or more these days for obvious reasons (~350 units, reputation, et alia).
  • The MDR-R10 sold for ~$4000 and will fetch highly variable pricing from $3000 to $6000+ due to deterioration concerns (~2000 produced).
  • The SR-Omega sold for ~$2000 and will fetch prices from $3500 to $4500 (~450 units produced).

 

These have all been legendary headphones for nearly (or over) a decade and they haven't appreciated nearly as much as might be expected (some hardly twofold).

 

2. Appreciation on the Audio-Technica line:

  • The ESW10 sold for about $500 and will fetch around the same to $600 today, despite being one of the most desirable portable headphones ever made.
  • The W3000 was typically available for $1000-1300 new, and the majority of the units sold have fallen within that range (admittedly too soon to say).
  • The L3000 was sold for ~$2000, and units sold over the past year or two have gone for ~$2500 (despite <500 units produced).

 

Given that even the rarest and best-reputed limited ATH has appreciated even less than the legendary trio despite a small number of units and quite a number of years since release, I think much appreciation on the 2000-unit W3000 is wishful thinking at best...

 

Of course, I haven't found enough data on the original pricing of the older Audio Technica limited headphones to corroborate further.

 

 

If you're looking for an appreciating investment, I suggest you sell me your W3000 (and potentially R10) and put the proceeds into some the stock market just after the bubble inevitably bursts. :wink_face: Of course stocks aren't really something you can listen to...


Edited by 3X0 - 3/21/14 at 12:54pm
post #4873 of 5020
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

Can I just come over and hang out for a while?

 

If you buy his house, maybe the headphones will be included :biggrin:

post #4874 of 5020
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

Can I just come over and hang out for a while?

Ha! :)

 

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
 

Probably not based on two pieces of data:

1. Appreciation on the very rarest (generally very best and most-coveted) discontinued headphones, namely the trio of HE90, R10, and Omega.

  • The HE90 (headphone only) sold for as little as $5k I believe and will fetch up to ~$10k or more these days for obvious reasons (~350 units, reputation, et alia).
  • The MDR-R10 sold for ~$4000 and will fetch highly variable pricing from $3000 to $6000+ due to deterioration concerns (~2000 produced).
  • The SR-Omega sold for ~$2000 and will fetch prices from $3500 to $4500 (~450 units produced).

 

These have all been legendary headphones for nearly (or over) a decade and they haven't appreciated nearly as much as might be expected (some hardly twofold).

 

2. Appreciation on the Audio-Technica line:

  • The ESW10 sold for about $500 and will fetch around the same to $600 today, despite being one of the most desirable portable headphones ever made.
  • The W3000 was typically available for $1000-1300 new, and the majority of the units sold have fallen within that range (admittedly too soon to say).
  • The L3000 was sold for ~$2000, and units sold over the past year or two have gone for ~$2500 (despite <500 units produced).

 

Given that even the rarest and best-reputed limited ATH has appreciated even less than the legendary trio despite a small number of units and quite a number of years since release, I think much appreciation on the 2000-unit W3000 is wishful thinking at best...

 

Of course, I haven't found enough data on the original pricing of the older Audio Technica limited headphones to corroborate further.

 

 

If you're looking for an appreciating investment, I suggest you sell me your W3000 (and potentially R10) and put the proceeds into some the stock market just after the bubble inevitably bursts. :wink_face: Of course stocks aren't really something you can listen to...

I liked that ending ;)

I'm not super eager to sell any of the gear, so I would want about what I put into it.  If I sold the Orpheus, it would be with the Aristaeus.  I also have 4 extra unused headbands, and 3 pairs of unused earpads.... And the headphone is in near-mint condition.  I will say, that I paid for more than 10k for just the headphone.  I actually paid above the asking prices you list for a lot of the headphones based on the condition and the fact that I really did want to include them for the purpose of this article.

If someone made a very compelling offer for the Aristaeus / Orpheus combo I would consider it.  It's not something I'm aching to sell, so it would probably need to be a very high offer. 

 

I paid quite a bit more for the Omega than 4500.  I've seen it go for much higher than what I paid for it too.

 

I think after the move (which will be toward the end of April) I will spend some time with the W3000 and figure out if I will sell them.


Edited by DavidMahler - 3/21/14 at 1:37pm
post #4875 of 5020
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If you buy his house, maybe the headphones will be included " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">

 



Or more likely if you buy all his headphones maybe the house will be included
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