HIfIMAN HE-500 in very good condition -BARGAIN!! -or- $399 with Default cable (or $525 with $160 Cardas Cable) @@ PENDING @@
Will Ship To: Anywhere
LAST PRICE DROP, BEFORE GOING OFF TO EBAY OR AMAZON AT A HIGHER PRICE...
New price: $399 with default HiFiman cable (not pictured)
$525 with Cardas updated cable (pictured)
Up for sale are a pair of used HiFiMan HE-500's. They are used, were bought used from another Head-fi member who had to sell for financial reasons back in Jan 2012 for a bit under $600, the going used price rate at the time. I'm selling as I have the new HE-560's on the way, and also own the HE-6's, therefore I have to make room.
The HE-500's are in very good condition, with no physical defects. Headband does show minor wear around edges, as would be expected from normal wear. The box itself shows minor wear from storage, again as expected.
Sonically they sound excellent.
Cardas Cable: aftermarket cable, put together for me by Charleston Cable Company, CARDAS cable with updated 1/4 inch plug as per photos. These cables improved bass extension without altering the basic sound signature. Cable is worth about $160.
Payment via paypal, but will entertain checks, with time to clear.
Domestic US shipping is on me, foreign is up to the buyer.
Paypal fees are up the buyer.
More on the upgraded cable:
This headphone cable is terminated on one end with the HiFiMAN headphone plugs and on the other end with the Furutech FP-704 stereo TRS jack. The Furutech is widely regarded as one of the highest quality TRS jacks available outside of expensive custom audio boutiques.
Cardas 4x24 Copper Litz Cable
Cardas cable is used by professionals and audiophiles alike for the creation of custom cables such as XLR cables and high quality interconnects. It features four spiral bound 24 AWG teflon insulated copper wires. This spiral binding and teflon shielding help to reduce interference between channels.
This cable is constructed with three goals in mind: durability, affordability, and quality. All of the interconnects are hand soldered with absolutely no splicing whatsoever, using Cardas quad-eutectic solder. The entire length of the cable is covered in a nylon multifilament sleeving. This sleeving is very clothlike and has much lower microphonic conductivity than the expandable monofilament nylon sleevings typically used in aftermarket headphone cables. Covering the entire cable in this material reduces microphonic distortions related to movement while listening, and eliminates the stiffness associated with many aftermarket cables featuring expandable nylon and significant lengths of heat shrink tubing.
Cheers for an excellent headphone at a very reasonable price!
Edited by Carlsan - 6/5/14 at 7:23am