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post #2086 of 13982

Agreed on the finish on Chris' cans.


Top notch.

 

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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

 

Aside from Colorware indicating that their gloss paint is more durable, I would definitely suggest the matte finish.  It just looks better.  Plus I've seen Maxvla's pair up close, and the matte finish still seemed significantly more durable than the stock finish.

post #2087 of 13982

I see a pair with the glossy finish that says othewise.  

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I see a pair with the glossy finish that says othewise.  

 

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Beauties!  The silk on those cables have a nice sheen that goes well with the glossy.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I see a pair with the glossy finish that says othewise.  

 

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I would never pay a premium for paint colour but the matte certainly is more coherent top to bottom.  The glossy pops where the unpainted areas are subtle.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

I would never pay a premium for paint colour but the matte certainly is more coherent top to bottom.  The glossy pops where the unpainted areas are subtle.

Well, if your already going to pay the $1500 retail than the "free" paint job isn't a bad deal.  Unless your buying direct from Germany like you said earlier.  It's especially better long term if the colorware paint is more durable than stock.

post #2091 of 13982

Personally... I would get glossy white (diamond white) everywhere with blue rings. biggrin.gif

Black is cool, but it's also boring and ubiquitous.

 

Also I was thinking I could mimic the original colors of the HD800, by going black headband, and then "steel" color for the grey part of the HD800.

 

On a side note. I think it's ridiculous Sennheiser can't use better quality paint that won't chip or peel. I had this problem with two HD650s and people dealing with the same problem on a $1500 Sennheiser Flagship in 2013 is just ridiculous. I hope it's good for the enviornment paint or some other logic behind it. - End of Rant -

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On a side note. I think it's ridiculous Sennheiser can't use better quality paint that won't chip or peel. I had this problem with two HD650s and people dealing with the same problem on a $1500 Sennheiser Flagship in 2013 is just ridiculous. I hope it's good for the enviornment paint or some other logic behind it. - End of Rant -

 

its so im constantly tempted to sell my hd 800s and rebuy them brand new in pink/white tongue_smile.gif

post #2093 of 13982

I don't.

 

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I see a pair with the glossy finish that says othewise.  

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I don't.

 

 

I do - that's all that matters  - because they're mine..biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

I would never pay a premium for paint colour but the matte certainly is more coherent top to bottom.  The glossy pops where the unpainted areas are subtle.

 

I didn't pay a premium.  I paid the regular MSRP and got the paint job for freeblink.gif

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I do - that's all that matters  - because they're mine..biggrin.gif

Very true. biggrin.gif
post #2097 of 13982

It's a world market.  If the local market doesn't want to compete it's not my problem.  The other reality is that like changing a car from stock to something personal... resale suffers.  But the point is that retailers can clearly sell it for the same price as the EU and make money but choose not to.  I understand they have to respect the minimum listed price, but that doesn't mean they can't sell it for less.  If Colorware can paint them and sell them for the MSRP then the others can certainly afford to eat the difference.  I paid $1105 for mine, to my door, taxes in.  Couldn't be happier :D

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

its so im constantly tempted to sell my hd 800s and rebuy them brand new in pink/white tongue_smile.gif

My girlfriend wants one in all diamond white with a pink ring (glossy). biggrin.gif

post #2099 of 13982

I reckon jet black and red looks pretty awesome too. Give a new colour change from the regular silver and black themes.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

It's a world market.  If the local market doesn't want to compete it's not my problem.  The other reality is that like changing a car from stock to something personal... resale suffers.  But the point is that retailers can clearly sell it for the same price as the EU and make money but choose not to.  I understand they have to respect the minimum listed price, but that doesn't mean they can't sell it for less.  If Colorware can paint them and sell them for the MSRP then the others can certainly afford to eat the difference.  I paid $1105 for mine, to my door, taxes in.  Couldn't be happier :D

 

 

I bet you my $100 to your dime mine or a all black matt will sale faster a few years down the road.  One reason would be paint chips.  If you're not really, really careful the stock paint job sucks and will chip for no reason at all "seems like".

 

Like others, this is my second pair.  First pair sold for what I paid for them so I just added a little bit more for the paint job.  I really couldn't be happier - I think this was the best more to make.  "For me" anyway..  

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