FS: HiFiMAN HE-500 w/ Balanced & SE Cables
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Hi Head-Fiers, after thoroughly enjoying this HE-500 for the last few months, I have decided to put it up for sale, reason being certain design choices in its construction don't inspire the greatest confidence in me when considering long-term ownership, especially the cabling system. As seen in the photos, included in the sale are the HE-500 with velour pads installed, set of unused pleather pads, stock balanced silver cable terminated in 4-pin XLR with XLR to 1/4" adapter, aftermarket single-ended cable terminated in 1/4", spare SMC connectors, velour drawstring bag, and travel case. There are a couple of flaws on the HE-500 itself which I've photographed. One of the cups has a tiny ding on it and one of the rubber spacers between gimbal and cup has split, though it's being held securely in place by the pressure between the two. The stock balanced cable came to me disconnected in the right side SMC connector most likely because the original strain relief is too small and flexible for the job that it's required to do. I've repaired the connection and restored the cable to working order. If it does break again, I'd recommend soldering the spare connectors on instead. I've thrown in two short lengths of heat shrink that might be useful if it comes to that. Aside from the above-mentioned points, everything is in excellent functional and cosmetic condition. Asking price of $550 + shipping + any payment fees. Thanks for looking!
Edited by yaluen - 1/29/14 at 8:25pm