For Trade: Sony MDR-CD900ST for AKG K501 (US ONLY)
Will Ship To: CONUS
I know I'm probably going to regret this, but here goes:
I'm looking to trade my Sony MDR-CD900ST's for a pair of like-new condition AKG K501's. The CD900ST's are in great condition, with no noticeable flaws. The pads are in great condition, no tears and no flaking, no scratches anywhere on the headphones, and even the stickers are in immaculate condition.
I find myself getting rid of them simply because I can't use them for extended periods of time ("extended" being over 3 hours). The weird thing is, they are only uncomfortable for one of my ears. I think it's probably because my ears are slightly different shapes, since I had one ear gauged.
They come with the original box, as well as the little paper insert they originally came with (don't expect to read it, since it's in Japanese ) and they have the stock 1/4" jack. It doesn't include an adapter.
I absolutely love these headphones to death, since, when amped right, they have the absolute best mid range I've ever heard in a headphone, regardless of price. Even compared to my friend's HE-500's, these come out miles ahead, thanks to more body and microdetail (the level of detail in vocals is just astounding). Soundstage on these is very small, since the driver sits right next to you ear, but I see this as a plus with the sort of music I listen to, folk and the like. Extension on either ends could be better, though, I noticed when running out of my friend's Lyr, bass response improved quite a bit. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to try these out of any other amps, so I can't really comment on how they might sound on different rigs. I'd say just be prepared for weak extension and (very) light bass.
I'm not really interested in other headphones, since, to be frank, I doubt anything else in the price range could compete with them. I'd certainly entertain offers for higher priced headphones than these, but I don't expect them.
Only want to trade in the Continental US, sorry rest of the world.