FS: AKG K501 (v3, late model) mogami recabled
Will Ship To: Anywhere
After some years of contemplation I'm finally putting my beat up pair of AKG K501s for sale, so someone else can enjoy them. However, they are not in the best of condition - please see pictures before continuing. These are not for the faint of heart!
It seems like these K501s went through some inexperienced modder's hands before I received them, which is evident when you look at the outsides of the cups (see: pictures). When I received them someone had attempted to convert it to a dual-ended cable, using what was probably an xacto knife to cut into the plastic to make the hole. There was an issue with the sound cutting out in one channel, so I opened up the cups to find a mess of a soldering job. I repaired it the best I could, returning it to a single-ended Mogami w2893 mic cable and reterminated in a Neutrik 6.35mm stereo jack. Cable length is just under 5 feet. It's been fine, sonically, ever since, but it sure doesn't look pretty. Additionally, one of the golden 'K501" badges is missing, and the other is hanging on for dear life.
I know these headphones have a bit of a fabled reputation here, and since they're rare but damaged I'm not entirely sure what price tag to put on it. Just wanted to gauge interest here to see if anyone would want this thing. My asking price is $160, plus shipping and paypal fees. Send me a PM if you're interested or have any questions. Not currently interested in any trades, sorry!
Edited by Ikarios - 7/15/14 at 10:11am