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Just wondering guys, I see two types of HD800's? One with a silver ring around the small grill on each earcup and one with a blue one? What does this mean? Different ohms? Balanced or single ended?

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Just wondering guys, I see two types of HD800's? One with a silver ring around the small grill on each earcup and one with a blue one? What does this mean? Different ohms? Balanced or single ended?
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The blue ringed models are customized.
post #5673 of 15782

Actually I think Senn put them out in a limited edition...feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though...

 

-Daniel

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Look to the right of DarKen's post. ( at least on my page)


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Edited by Pudu - 9/20/13 at 9:47pm
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Cheers guys.

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Cheers guys.
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Okay here is a follow up on my post a couple of pages back.  Amazon Japan delivered my new HD800 with the `damaged` box, which they had photographed and sent to me to confirm my order, and which i included in my previous post.  These pictures I just took a few minutes ago after the delivery guy left.  When I opened the Amazon packing container I realized I had been mislead, as you can see : 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The box is not the one in the photos from Amazon, it is pristine and my new HD800 is on my head blowing my mind (the syncopated cowbell in Trombone Shorty`s `Buckjump` sounds like it`s 2 meters behind my chair).  So why the reverse scam - offering a fake 30% scratch-and-dent discount ?  Probably it has to do with `volume discounts` from distributors to retailers, whereby big sellers reach a point in their inventory where the profit margin they earn for each unit sold becomes less than the discount they can receive from the distributor/manufacturer for ordering more units.  It sounds wonky but if you think about it the math could make sense.  A couple of years ago I bought an iMac here that was labeled `used` and hugely discounted, however it was clearly unused (everything still factory sealed, no software installed).  My friend who works for Apple Japan told me it must have been the result of this kind of discount system. The retailer can easily move the unit out the door by discounting it so much, more than their sales contract allows, and therefor push their inventory statistics into a range which qualify for future discounts/rebates/priority shipping from the distributor/manufacturer.  (This could also indicate something new is coming from Senn, and dealers are trying to move the current stock.  . .   Not that I`m rumor-mongering. ) 

 

More importantly, holy crap these headphones are freakin` amazing !

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Not quite vintage yet, almost 10 years since it came out though. It has that nice vintage look however. I'm currently using it to power my HE-6 until I finish my DIY First Watt F5 :D

 

I know that model and it is very highly rated. I'd like to try one some day. Plus it looks very elegant.

 

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More importantly, holy crap these headphones are freakin` amazing !

Congrats! That theory kind of makes sense as well. Cos they wouldn't be allowed to advertise them at the discounted price. 

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More importantly, holy crap these headphones are freakin` amazing !

Gratz man, wish I could hear these T.T

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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post

Okay here is a follow up on my post a couple of pages back.  Amazon Japan delivered my new HD800 with the `damaged` box, which they had photographed and sent to me to confirm my order, and which i included in my previous post.  These pictures I just took a few minutes ago after the delivery guy left.  When I opened the Amazon packing container I realized I had been mislead, as you can see : 
















The box is not the one in the photos from Amazon, it is pristine and my new HD800 is on my head blowing my mind (the syncopated cowbell in Trombone Shorty`s `Buckjump` sounds like it`s 2 meters behind my chair).  So why the reverse scam - offering a fake 30% scratch-and-dent discount ?  Probably it has to do with `volume discounts` from distributors to retailers, whereby big sellers reach a point in their inventory where the profit margin they earn for each unit sold becomes less than the discount they can receive from the distributor/manufacturer for ordering more units.  It sounds wonky but if you think about it the math could make sense.  A couple of years ago I bought an iMac here that was labeled `used` and hugely discounted, however it was clearly unused (everything still factory sealed, no software installed).  My friend who works for Apple Japan told me it must have been the result of this kind of discount system. The retailer can easily move the unit out the door by discounting it so much, more than their sales contract allows, and therefor push their inventory statistics into a range which qualify for future discounts/rebates/priority shipping from the distributor/manufacturer.  (This could also indicate something new is coming from Senn, and dealers are trying to move the current stock.  . .   Not that I`m rumor-mongering. ) 

More importantly, holy crap these headphones are freakin` amazing !
Your box looks very different from mine..Not trying to scare you or anything.
post #5681 of 15782

The serial number is the very latest batch - 24***. They must have changed the box design... Mine is dfferent too. Mine are 21*** 

 

How dare they!!

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The serial number is the very latest batch - 24***. They must have changed the box design... Mine is dfferent too. Mine are 21*** 

How dare they!!
Mine are 23xxx, and my box looks different as well, probably same a yours though Lug
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old box looked alot better.

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Yep, the vintage boxes sounded the best.

The new ones? Well ...
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Yep, the vintage boxes sounded the best.

The new ones? Well ...

 

:D

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