Joe Grado HP 1000 sells for $1701
Oct 18, 2009 at 1:04 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 68

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Oct 18, 2009 at 1:25 AM Post #2 of 68

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Beautiful set of Joe grados - and the buyer literally stole them for that price!
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Oct 18, 2009 at 3:55 AM Post #3 of 68

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Nice pair! The price is a little stiff - several pairs have gone for $1,200-$1,500 recently. If you're not hung up on the lettering (and man, does it come off easily) then you can get a pair for listening for much less. I'd rather listen to them than fret over accidentally scraping something off.
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 4:16 AM Post #4 of 68

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$1600-1800 is the going rate for a vintage pair of a cup of Joe.
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 4:23 AM Post #5 of 68

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damn i bidded $1700 on those! somebody sniped me last min!
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 5:45 AM Post #7 of 68

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A little steep, I think, but quite possibly worth it, depending on who the buyer is. Tough break on getting outbid, Ivan -- maybe you should do some sniping yourself?
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 6:52 AM Post #9 of 68

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At the current exchange rate between the AUD and the USD, those Grados are still around AUD $700 cheaper than our one-and-only Grado distributor wants for the PS1000. We'll be at parity with the USD by years end - interesting times ahead.
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 9:04 AM Post #11 of 68

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A bit expensive I would say, especially for a pair without all the lettering intact.
But then again the HP1 does not come up for sale that often...
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM Post #13 of 68

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considering the number of better sounding headphones on the market. It seems silly to pay that much for a HP1 unless you are buying to collect rather than listen
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Oct 18, 2009 at 3:47 PM Post #15 of 68

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Its a rare headphone, and a collector's item. Maybe not worth the price to some, but well worth it to collectors. The lettering is not perfect, but it in much better condition than most i have seen. So, I would say that this is a real nice collectors item, and probably a great sounding headphone to boot. It will only appreciate in value over time.

Another interesting point is that the listing mentions Joe Grados offer to personally service the headphones. I wonder what that is about, and how common that is? Very interesting. It also appears to state that Joe does a modification to the headphones to bring it up to current spec (whatever that means), and that Joe allegedly says the results of the modification is "incredible." That is interesting stuff.
 

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