Originally Posted by Xenophon
Guys, they're headphones ...if you want to speculate and work price volatility there are other instruments available that don't require keeping physical stock and have greater leverage built into them. I agree that it's not nice to see a sudden price drop just after purchasing but the feeling will pass. As long as you don't have to sell there's no problem. Just keep them in your mental ledger at book value, not firesale value. Hell, banks do it all the time.
I'm looking forward to reviews of the new HifiMan cans but so far we're in the 'building up the hype' phase. And unless something REALLY extraordinary were to come out of this I for one certainly don't intend to 'upgrade' and sell off my 500, let alone my 6.
maybe u could try (good luck with that by the way..hehehe) to find a used HE5 and let it be modified to transform into a code-x? okay its not one of the 20 NOS originals..but i understand it will sound the same as one.
by the way my friend..my amp will be here in two weeks time.(as u probably already read here..lolz)..when ru going to be back in europe? as some dutch audiophile goons are planning to do another benelux meeting some time within the next few months..would love to see u there, talk and shake ur hand and ur ofcourse more then welcome to listen to my code-x and my BC PAG. if u want ofcourse!
and to the otehr guys...get real!! its like buying a new car...the minute u drive out of the showroom its at least 5000usd less worth... its same with phones.. u just ahve to bit the bullet...u always loose on the more mid-fi stuff... only the most expensive/rare stuff sometimes goes up in worth..especially if u have a very limited edition or even better a numbered model... for the rest u will always loose money..get over it.. or get something really special...and expensive!
and worst part is that if ur phone (or whatever u own) is being replaced by a newer model and u have a mass produced product u can kiss ur money goodbye! thats the hard fact.. i lost lots of money on my he500 that i sold in december..but i expected that! and now the new phones come out it will get worse... but if u have something special thats almost impossible to get on the free market..then the price will rise..like a code-x..it already got an offer of 1500usd! and i expect that when reviews come in about the other 19 pieces the want factor will grow...only with these kind of special phones the owners dont like to to talk about it to others...they stay silent and enjoy what they have... i am probably the only one who talks about his code-x..but lately is less..i dont need to talk about it to show u guys how good it can sound... i leave it up to ur imagination..just like the others do who have something special and hard to get:-)
i wish u guys all the luck if u wanna sell ur he500...but if i would give u an honest advice..keep him.. as i cant imagine the new 560! being so much more better then the he500 (especially if u do the right mods).... and the newbies...GET ONE NOW..OR SOON while the prices tumble down..u will do the deal of the lifetime when the prices go in a freefall downwards....at least until a certain point just above the price of a new he400... its the time to upgrade from a he300/400 to a he500...same will happen i am guessing when the new mysterious JADE will come out... HE6 owners will sell their beloved phone to get funds for the new JADE...all IMHO ofcourse!!
ME? well ..i am not going to buy anything soon..and this will be my endgame headphone rig....i wont buy anything else headphone wise...never more...
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/24/14 at 6:44pm