FS: Sony MDR-SA5000 (Complete w. Box/Stand, Recabled, New Earpads)
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Up for sale is a gently-used pair of Sony MDR-SA5000 headphones. This package includes the headphones, Sony headphone stand, box and all original documentation. I purchased these in 2007 from a fellow Head-Fi'er, and made some improvements, viz.:
- Re-cabled the headphones with Sennheiser HD650 stock cable
- Replaced the original leather earpads with official replacements from Sony (this was around 2010/2011)
These were never my main headphone, as I always seemed to drift more toward the Sennheiser HD650. So, they have mostly been sitting in the box for the last 7 years, and I'd say they have less than 5 hours of use since I replaced the ear pads. Functionally, the headphones are in absolutely perfect shape. Cosmetically, I would rate them as very good - excellent. There are some tiny flecks of paint missing on the assembly, but no major scuffs/scratches. The ear pads, as previously mentioned, are basically brand new. These ear pads alone cost around $80 from Sony.
If you're reading this, you're probably familiar with these legendary phones - they have an interesting combination of 'airiness' and punch that makes them excellent for electronica/EDM, fast jazz and other dynamic, percussion-intensive genres of music. It pains me to give these up, but now that I have room for loudspeakers my headphones are getting less use than I would like. I would prefer that these be enjoyed by a fellow music lover and audiophile.
Asking $400 OBO - I am not interested in trades at this time.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
Thanks for looking!
Edited by MoodySteve - 8/29/14 at 5:44am