1. ssillcollector

    Okay I'm happy with $10 headphone

    Anyways, I found Sony MDR CD30 in garage sale and I'm pretty satisfied with it. After reading about what other headphones are selling for, I'm curious what I am missing with cheap phones. What exactly is the main reason for you to discard mainstream phones and invest on brands like Grado &...
  2. OakIris

    CD3000 headphones too loose - any solutions?

    This has probably come up before, but my search didn't come up with any posts. (Maybe I have a pin head?!?) The headphones always seemed a bit loose to me, but the woody cups have made the 'phones a bit heavier and this seems to have exacerbated the problem. They feel very insecure on my head...
  3. fuzzybaffy

    Best "jack-of-all trades" closed headphone?

    So, I'm currently enjoying and loving the Sennheiser HD-650, but I find it's a bit inconsistent with what it's good with. Some tracks sound simply amazing with the HD-650, yet, others fall completely flat. I don't remember having this problem with any other high-end pair of headphones before...
  4. fante7

    The DT880 Appreciation Thread

    I have been using the DT880 religiously now for several months. Man, this thing sounds great... I like it more than any other headphone I've listened to within the triple-digit price range. It offers a balanced presentation with plenty of detail, great instrument separation and soundstage, and...
  5. Isaacc7

    Wow, things sure have changed. (Cd3000)

    I bought my first pair of "real" headphones in 2004 or so. They were Sony cd3000. At the time they were the most ridiculously priced headphones I had ever come across. I laughed at my dealer but then I tried them paired with a mini max headphone amp and I was smitten. 10 years on and it's...
  6. E3E

    Ever seen a pair of Sony MDR-CD3000s go for $60?

    This might be more appropriate in general discussion, if so I apologize in advance. -- I haven't seen anyone else chatter about this on Head-Fi AFAIK, after doing a search for any talk about this particular eBay listing, so I figured I'd post about it here. I'm not sure if this guy is a...
  7. ourfpshero

    Is it wrong to miss a headphone?

    Sigh, I just saw this ad for a Sony cd3000   -which is way too rich for me, but I had a like new cd3000 a few years ago and sold it for about $450 here- a great price...
  8. MoJaveMan250

    Sony CD3000 vs today's closed cans

    I've been planning on buying a set of closed cans for a while. I was wondering if I found a good deal on a pair of CD3000's would they still be better than say a Denon D2000/5000/7000 or Audio Techinicas etc.. Amp and source issues aside are they still the best closed cans for under $1,000? Thanks
  9. joemin97

    Rebuilding MDR-CD3000 any tips

    I have had this pair since they were new, already replaced earpads but the headband and and center elastic band is rotted as well. I removed the rotted pleather on the top band. My question is this, should I send this into someone to refurbish or will this be easy to do. Or should I just sell...
  10. Steve999

    I have my new $31 CD780s - compare notes in this thread if you like

    Okay, I'm listening to my new $31 Sony CD780s from e-cost. The CD580s were my main and favorite listening phones before this time. The CD780s are better. The CD780s do indeed sound like baby CD3000s to me. Bass impact of the CD780s is better than on the CD580s. Mids and highs are better too...
  11. Joe Bloggs

    Cheap sony and AT phones to recommend?

    Hi, I am taking a sound design class and the lecturer has asked us all to each buy a pair of monitoring headphones. And he told the class to 'ask Joseph. Joseph is very knowledgeable about headphones' So I find myself being an advisor of sorts for the whole class's purchases. Now, most of...
  12. mrsamo

    MDR cd-3000

    Hey folks, haven't been here for a while as I've gone off head-fi-ing what seems like for good (I've moved onto photography now).   So, I still have the MDR CD3000 which I've barely used. I've kept it because it's such a collectors item and mine still looks like new.   How much would be...
  13. tankteh

    Sony MDR CD3000 (horrible)

    I've been using these headphones for the whole day now. I've tried them with and without and amplifier. I wouldn't ever recommend these. They have a poor build quality. I'd say 80% plastic. I got new earpads, but the headband material and old earpads get all sticky and crumble apart. I can't...
  14. gzone3lement

    Installing Sony MDR-CD3000 drivers to a different pair of headphones

    Has anyone worked on installing CD3000 drivers to the SA3000 headphones? I saw this thread and it seemed it is possible:   However, the thread does show any pictures and there isn't...
  15. gzone3lement

    Installing Sony MDR-CD3000 drivers to a different pair of headphone enclosure

    I will be getting a pair of Sony MDR-CD3000 headphones soon. I might plan on removing the 50 mm drivers and install it in a different headphone enclosure. I saw the MDR-SA5000 as the potential pair, but it is complicated because of glued mounting instead of bolt-and-nut mounting. Does anyone...
  16. Skylab

    Sony MDR-R10 with CD-3000 drivers - is this copesetic?

    Shouldn't this auction be even more clear about the fact that these are really not MDR-R10's?  The CD3000 drivers were not the same driver, were they???
  17. zhenya

    Refurbishing CD3000's; what is the role of the foam covering the drivers?

          Not sure where to post this, but I'm thinking I might get better technical responses here than in the general headphone forum.   Anyhow, I'm refurbishing a pair of Sony CD3000 and, as is the case with most of the soft parts of these cans, the original foam covering the driver...
  18. pjvs

    Sony CD3000 - head assembly, where to get?

    Hello,    I am looking for a head band assembly (A4540110A) for the Sony MDR CD3000. Does anyone know where I can still get one? I tried audio cubes, but sadly I got a message "no longer available".    Any addresses in Europe?    Thank you very much for your help and support.   ...
  19. Modwright01

    Enhance the Sony MDR-CD3000 comfort.

    Hi everyone.   I would like to ask some advise to experts head fiers.    Do you think it could be possible to enhance the comfort of the sony MDR-CD3000 ?   Some questions :   - Can we fin better earpads for it ? Leather ? more comfortable ? Do you think I can maybe ask that to a...
  20. Bush

    How many Sony MDR CDxxxx have been produced ? (CD3000, CD1000, CD950, ...)

    Hi everybody,   does anyone know how many Sony MDR CD3000 have been produced ? How many CD1000 ? How many CD950 ? How many CD850 ? How many CD750 ? The reason for these questions is because I don't see many of them on ebay or any other trade web site. Have they been broken and/or...
  21. pjvs

    Portable DAC/AMP solely for Sony CD3000

    Dear Head-fi crew,    This is my first post. I just bought a Sony CD3000, my first real acquisition in terms for a 'great' headphone. I travel pretty much all the time, so I really need a portable DAC/AMP solely for the Sony CD3000's.    I did some research, he is what I am looking at...
  22. fuzzybaffy

    Does anyone remember the Sony MDR-CD3000? Which modern headphones are closest to those?

    So back in the day... over 10 years ago, I owned a pair of Sony MDR-CD3000's. And looking back, I realize I was quite fond of them. The only reason why I sold them was because their treble was a tiny bit bright. But everything else was amazing. Just a very clean, articulate, clear sound, with...
  23. fuzzybaffy

    Good, neutral headphones?

    Hello...   I'm currently in the market for a good pair of headphones, in the ~$300 - $500 range.   I actually used to own a pair of Grado HP-1's back in high school, which was 10 years ago, and I have no idea if they are still respected today as they were back then, but with college, and...
  24. gzone3lement

    Unopened (Mint) Sony MDR-CD3000: Should I open it?

    My new pair of headphones will arrive tomorrow. I have been looking at this pair for a couple of years, and I finally seized the opportunity. I am very surprised that this rare discontinued headphones still lurks around. I have heard about it. I have read about it. I listened to it once and I...
  25. Asr

    How my journey for closed portable bliss came to an end

    Let's start with the pursuit: ever since I first came to Head-Fi, I've always been looking for a closed portable headphone that I could use at work. So in the interest of tracing history I'll go back to the beginning and explain why I tossed out each one I ran into: - Senn PX 200...