[Price Drop] FS: mint HiFiMAN HE-500 w/ All-New-&-Unused Earpads [+Options] -- Free USPS Priority
Will Ship To: 48 Contiguous US States
Selling mint-condition HE-500s with just several weeks of light use on them (~50 hours) for money reasons. Important to note that I have never touched the stock headband (slapped a Beyer strap on it in the same motion taking it out of the box) nor have I ever used the stock pleather pads (immediately installed velours). Also important to note that I will be replacing the used uneven stock velour pads with brand-new-&-unused, even-&-flawless spare velours (shown near white box in photos) prior to shipment.
Stock sale includes everything in the HE-500 set photo apart from the Sennheiser 1/4" to 1/8" Stereo Cable Adapter & Beyer Headband Cushion Strap, as well as the balanced Canare cable, Neutrik XLR connnectors, & travel case items visible in the lefthand side of the photo. So that's everything that the headphones originally come with, plus the brand-new replacement velours swapped in for free (as well as your choice of pleather vs. velour installed prior to shipment). I may also be willing to swap cases (travel case instead of stock storage box) at no cost - PM me and ask if you'd be interested.
Listed price includes Free USPS Priority shipping. Depending on which PayPal payment method you use, maybe add $10 to help partially cover fees. High selling preference for established members w/ ~100+ posts & 2+ positive feedback, though am willing to consider anyone and might make a particular exception for someone with a great buyer history (head-fi or eBay) and fewer posts. Upon request, I can also link to my own flawless eBay profile & feedback history.
If you have any questions or want additional photos, please let me know - otherwise, please PM if interested.
-> Since I will be taking off the used pads, you can specify which type of pad you want installed on them before shipment.
-> If you don't want the pleather pads, I will keep them as extras and knock $10 off.
-> If you don't want the extra connectors for DIY cabling, I will keep them as extras and knock $5 off.
-> If you want the pictured Sennheiser 1/4" to 1/8" Stereo Cable Adapter pictured, add $10 extra.
-> If you want the pictured new-&-sealed Beyer Headband Snap-on Cushion Strap, add $10 extra.
-> If you want a matched pair of unopened gold-plated Neutrik XLR connectors (NC4MXX-B + NC4FXX-B) for modding the stock silver cable into a balanced + SE adapter set, I can include them at-cost for $15 extra. I'll add the modding work myself with your pre-specified preferred lengths using eutectic solder for free, too.
-> If you want a matching black travel case with gold HiFiMAN label (shipped separately), add $40 extra (includes shipping). I bought two of these from an aftermarket / 3rd party retailer expecting them to be the newer blue type, and lucked out when they shipped me the old black type that match both the HE-500 & 4 much better.
-> I will also consider selling the custom balanced + SE adapter set shown attached to my HE-4s for ~$120 extra. Total length of ~60inches, w/ SE adapter alone ~12inches. Hand-braided 23.5awg Cardas Litz ultra-pure copper in teflon, 4 strands/side, 8 total. Same Neutriks listed above + Furutech 704G Stereo plug. ViaBlue separator at the 'Y'. Would also swap the set for the stock HE-500 silver cable for $20 extra.
Edited by raspiguy - 2/28/14 at 11:49am