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Denon DXXXX price - Going up or down?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I've just been seeing some discussions in the Basshead club, and the LCD2 thread about this, so I thought I would consolidate it here.

 

There has been some speculation about a possible price drop of some of the older Denon cans (Namely, the D2000, D5000 and D7000), due to the Fostex TH600 and TH900.

What are your thoughts?

post #2 of 15

If you own a Denon D2/5 or 7k and you're selling them, sell them at the price you purchased for or price them appropriately based on it's age and condition or accessories included in the package.

 

Too many have sellers in the F/S section try take advantage of potential buyers by flipping sales, the asking amount more than what they paid for. Doesn't matter if it's rare, discontinued or not, don't flip sales, be fair.

 

Rant over and not directed at OP in any way. This applies to all other headphones as well.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Agreed! Well said. I have ZERO intention of selling my lovelies anyway, regardless of their worth :o2smile:

I've just noticed the general value go "up" over the years.

Go to Amazon and type in "Denon D5000" you won't believe your eyes..

post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Agreed! Well said. I have ZERO intention of selling my lovelies anyway, regardless of their worth :o2smile:

I've just noticed the general value go "up" over the years.

Go to Amazon and type in "Denon D5000" you won't believe your eyes..

 

Well that's for new, but honestly I would sell for more than what I paid depending on the market. I like to price my cans cheaper than most for in production, I love getting and sharing deals BUT for something like the W3000 ANV and the D7000 [one I'd like to own purely as an investment] I think I'd want to sit on it a few years to be able to sell it for more than I paid. And that's preferance, you know supple and demand. If I REALLY need the money than ofc I'd sell them to move, but seeing as I don't really need a D7k [my w1000x after a few mods is fantastic] I'd like to have it just as selling point or a leverage coin. I'd proably trade a D7k before I solid it [unless ofc I had a sudden bill that needed to be paid!] But I've always sold for about %80 of what I paid, and that said I'd like to have at least one can that I can fall back on for %110 %120 sale price if I ever find my self in a hole 

post #5 of 15

So who wants to buy my Lawton Modded D5000 for $2000!?!?!?!?!

 

:veryevil:

 

lol

 

 

Eventually prices will come down not necessarily because of Fostex new headphones, it might be due to "newcomers" such as the Alpha Dogs, or even companies like KEF making full-size headphones, etc. etc. Might these Denon achieve "legendary-like" status? Maybe, but they were mass-produced and there are LOTS of them out there so, I think prices might just stay the same for a while.

post #6 of 15
I sold a pair of D-2000's I bought for $160 bucks new a few years ago. I got almost $500 for them, then ordered a TH600, waiting for them to arrive now:D

edit: Damn, I can't see straight!!! $160 not 260
Edited by Magicman74 - 9/17/13 at 12:00pm
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

So who wants to buy my Lawton Modded D5000 for $2000!?!?!?!?!

 

:veryevil:

 

lol

 

 

Eventually prices will come down not necessarily because of Fostex new headphones, it might be due to "newcomers" such as the Alpha Dogs, or even companies like KEF making full-size headphones, etc. etc. Might these Denon achieve "legendary-like" status? Maybe, but they were mass-produced and there are LOTS of them out there so, I think prices might just stay the same for a while.

 

I wouldn't mind your Modded D5 acutally q.q 

post #8 of 15

It's dumb, but there are people out there that willingly surrender their money towards inflated prices which just perpetuates the cycle. The Denons have appreciated more than many formally limited-edition headphones, and they were a mass-produced run that spanned several years.

 

An appreciating market isn't always a consequence of the selling side alone. If there weren't people that actually bought $350 D2000s, $600 D5000s and $700 D7000s it wouldn't be as much of a situation.

 

Hopefully the Fostex TH-600 drops to $600-700 and they reach FOTM status so the Denon craze can end already.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
 

It's dumb, but there are people out there that willingly surrender their money towards inflated prices which just perpetuates the cycle. The Denons have appreciated more than many formally limited-edition headphones, and they were a mass-produced run that spanned several years.

 

An appreciating market isn't always a consequence of the selling side alone. If there weren't people that actually bought $350 D2000s, $600 D5000s and $700 D7000s it wouldn't be as much of a situation.

 

Hopefully the Fostex TH-600 drops to $600-700 and they reach FOTM status so the Denon craze can end already.

 

Maybe so but it's the allure and the visuals of the D7k that would make ME pay that price, nothing sounds like wood but wood, although even the TH 600 are equally technically the two will have enough of a different voice to warrent an even price for both imo 

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

I wouldn't mind your Modded D5 acutally q.q 

 

:eek:

 

Hahaha.

I've thought about selling them because I don't use them as much, just a few times at home... but then I look at them and they look oh so good!!! And then I place them on my head and... oh so good sounding! The only thing I hate is the huge-long ass cable that was put on them.

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

:eek:

 

Hahaha.

I've thought about selling them because I don't use them as much, just a few times at home... but then I look at them and they look oh so good!!! And then I place them on my head and... oh so good sounding! The only thing I hate is the huge-long ass cable that was put on them.

 

Agree'd my w1000x is the same way what you need to do is rubber band BIG loops in the cable, about 7 inches long, like how you do with a Vaccum Cleaner Cable, that takes care of the cable issue

 
and yea... them wood cups q.q  PFF gelocks you and I need to trade, my w1000x [Modded] for your D5000 [Modded] just to see how each one sounds! My w1000x has L3000 pads so it's easily a $600 can [not to mention the Dynamt Mod which cost me more money]
 
:3 
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

Agree'd my w1000x is the same way what you need to do is rubber band BIG loops in the cable, about 7 inches long, like how you do with a Vaccum Cleaner Cable, that takes care of the cable issue

 
and yea... them wood cups q.q  PFF gelocks you and I need to trade, my w1000x [Modded] for your D5000 [Modded] just to see how each one sounds! My w1000x has L3000 pads so it's easily a $600 can [not to mention the Dynamt Mod which cost me more money]
 
:3

 

How did the Dynamat cost you money? It cost me 45cents to ship

:tongue_smile:

post #13 of 15

By contrast, I have a pair of Denon D-2000 that I have used for a total of about 10 minutes.  I have listed them on head-fi at least twice and nobody was interested in buying them even with the hard case.  And my price was far below $500.  Kudos to Magicman74 for getting top price!

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 

 

How did the Dynamat cost you money? It cost me 45cents to ship

:tongue_smile:

 

Hey now xD not every one has a nice guy like you around to help them q.q, ao *cough* *cough* it cost me TIME... which is money >.> 

post #15 of 15
LOL!!

Naaaahh!


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