FS: Hifiman HE-500 Orthodynamic Headphones
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Excellent condition Hifiman HE-500 orthodynamic headphones.
These come with the Canare cable, full size box (not travel case), velour pads (with one extra pad), and extra connectors if you want to make your own cable. I've measured impedance of L/R and both are matched.
Updated: I know we're a meticulous bunch, so I want to point out all the flaws I see. I see four flaws. In photo 6, you see there's some paint on the edge of the metal piece that goes around the earcup that was rubbed off. In photo 7, there's a small scratch on the metal band - doesn't go through the paint to the underlying metal, but is on the surface. In photo 8, there appears to be a small paint imperfection - not caused by me, but from factory - this one you may have difficulty seeing - the paint is just a little darker in one area. In photo 9, there are two small scratches hear the grill on the rim of the earcup. So these are not 100% pristine, but flaws are quite minor.
The last photo is how I would plan to ship them (same way I received them) unless requested otherwise. There's firm foam on each of the 6 sides of the carrying case. Shipped this way, it weights a little under 6lbs. If you want double boxed, I'll need to find a box and it will cost somewhat more due to extra weight.
Reason for selling: Just streamlining a bit. Besides the 500's, I have HE-5LE's and HD-650's and I've been listening more to full size speakers lately. Two nice headphones are enough for now, so seeing if there's interest in the HE-500's first. They are, to my ears, an upgrade to the HD-650, but quite similar in sound signature. More detailed and dynamic though.
Asking $550 plus Paypal fees and actual shipping. Prefer U.S. sales for ease of shipment, but PM me if you're outside of U.S.
Note: I also have the Hifiman silver cable that came with later HE-500 shipments that I've reterminated to XLR for use with speaker taps. If you prefer that to the Canare, I could ship with the silver XLR cable instead.
Edited by captouch - 11/7/12 at 8:55am