Grado HF-1 and HF-2 -- matched serial # set (#8)
Will Ship To: US
After much consideration (and of course years of enjoyment) I've gotten to the point where I not longer use either of these pairs of headphones much and it's a shame for them to be sitting locked up in a case all of the time. I am the original owner of both, have the signed/numbered box for both and the headphones themselves are in excellent condition.
HF-1 - I personally modified these headphones shortly after receiving them. They always sounded much better with wooden cups to my ears and I played around with several configurations before ultimately settling on GS-1000 style cups. Pictures are actually somewhat unkind to these cups as the end grain tends to make them look a little ugly. They have always received big compliments from meets that they attended. I do have and will include the original plastic cups so if one wanted to return them to stock they could (with a little work) but I wouldn't recommend it and I have no interest or time to do so for you. The cable is also currently terminated for balanced (4pin XLR) but I will include a 4-pin to 1/4" adapter (that I also made). I also replaced the cheap, faux leather/plastic headband that originally came on these with the much nicer headband from a pair of vintage SR-325s. I regularly enjoyed these with both bowls and flats and will be including a set of flat pads.
HF-2 - bone stock and nothing of note other than these are one of the ~26 pairs that were from the first run sold and distributed by Todd at CanJam that actually correctly say "Head-Fi" on them. So technically they are the rarest Grado ever produced... if that matters to you. They remain my favorite Grado short of vintage RS-1s which will set you back more than the asking price of both of these.
I will only sell these as a set - I'm not splitting them up. I am not interested in trades and I'm pretty firm on my price which includes domestic shipping and insurance. Lowball offers will be cheerfully ignored. I will not ship these internationally without additional $ and significant references. I will expect all buyers to either provide a fee free form of payment (no this does not force you to pay as a gift) or cover any fees associated with the transaction. The asking price reflects the rarity of the package (I only know of potentially two other matched sets) and the modifications made to the HF-1s. Yes, I'm aware that you can buy HF-2s with the F1 misspelling for less. You are welcome to do so. :) If in the unlikely event that someone local (New England) wants to pick them up we can negotiate an appropriate price.
Feel free to ask questions. I'll be adding pictures as I pull the various bits out of storage. Thanks for looking.