Purchased as a b-stock, without 2.5mm balanced cable. No issues functionally. Only issue I can see may be less than perfect fit/finish on the shell/open&close ports. Otherwise these have maybe 10 hours on them, no burn-in period. The 3.5mm cable has less than an hour use; I used my own cable. These just aren’t my sound signature, even with the different filters. These are too “musical” for me, if that makes sense. Price includes shipping with CONUS, no international shipping.