KOSS ESP950 electrostatic headphones, New Other (Syd, AU)
Will Ship To: Australia
I bought this pair of Esp950s in June of this year for 956 USD + shipping (77 USD) from states (1150 AUD worth), and only opened the package for a testing purpose. The total on-head time of them should be less than 3 hrs.
The reason for sale is that I need to fund up my upgrade to a STAX-007 set as the esp950s have shocked and opened me the gate to electrostatic phones. No doubt, they are absolutely graceful and elegant headphones in terms of sounds as recommended by Jude Mansilla in the newest '2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide --- Ultra-High-End Headphones' (http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-summer-buying-guide-ultra-high-end-headphones-summit-fi)
All original accessories are included , and only the amp/energiser, phones & the AC power supply have been used. The others are in brand new condition, never opened and well kept. (I do keep all my equips like babies with extra extra cares in a smoke free pets free dry place).
One giant thing to mention, Koss life time trouble-free warranty will go with this pair. So basically, if anything bad arises (unlikely), just ship them back to Koss and
get a new pair back for free @ anytime, they keep great values. + this pair is technically brand new and rather rare here in Au (the reason why I bought them from the states).
(About the details of these headphones, I don't have much to say other than heaps of those reviews everywhere online (as it has been lasting in the market for more than 10 yrs and still is the best and the only top-line product of Koss, as well as the only survival of ongoing electrostatic headphones other than the Stax's, this says a lot). Generally, IMO, the pop music (the strongest hand of these phones) would sound totally different and unique (guaranteed) on them from any of other dynamic and planar headphones that I have heard, you would be very much impressed/pleased if you haven't had a try on these ones ever before. Bedsides all, they give great on-head comfort as headphones, which is dedicated by the (detachable) genuine leather headband.)
1. They (all esp950s) are born with some electrostatic buzz after every time starting it up (sometimes not), however, it won't affect you appreciating music.
2. The paper box is slightly folded and tilted and shown in pics, as it came to me just like that.
+ it's a 110v system, a step-down transformer is strictly required when used in AU. (I could sell you the special 500va one that I am using with it for a little 30 AUD (valued at 70 AUD), it is a Monster. Weighs about 3~5kg, aimed for a claimed 'better sound', images upon on request).
As all the natures of the headphones, they are basically new and have got 35% off already from the original price, the price is firm and assured that this is really good as a deal of getting them if you have planned so. Items are located in Syd, cash on pick-up is as always preferred. Otherwise, I am not responsible of handling any shipping and paypal fees etc. (if any) shall occur. (e.g. 25 AUD Australia-wide?, to be confirmed)
They have been solidly packed and ready to go at any time from now.
Any other questions, more than welcomed to ask.
Thanks for reading!
I have heaps of Like New condition hifi headphones (Sony SA3000s, AKG K701s, Etymotic ER4S red/blue version, Sony XB500s etc.) are considered to sell, please let me know if you feel interested.
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Edited by cyberbully - 9/20/13 at 10:14am