My first real score was getting the Senn PX-100's for about $30 USD new when Sears was clearing them out (which is a big deal since most stores in Canada sell them for about $60 USD **if** you can even find them). The sound was exactly what the doctor ordered...punchy bassy lively sounding cans that I found enjoyable.
To this day, I still have fond spot in my heart even though I moved up the food chain, just because nothing approaches the bang for the buck ratio and the enjoyment I got for the little money and the satisfaction of getting a good deal on them.
Any other stories to report here?
Any particular headphones you know are flawed but then still get airtime on your head?
SHAman who knew of Head-Fi ten years prior to its existence
Oct 11, 2001
Thrill of the hunt? When I managed to find my first pair of HP-2's back when they were very very scarce. I bought a pair LOVED them and then 3 weeks later was completely awstruck when I had the opportunity to buy a pair of HP-1's. I sold off the HP-2's and have lived happily with the HP-1's ever since.
However the biggest thrill was finding the very first Melos ever made, coincidently made for Joe Grado when he was testing out his new series of headphones...yep that is right! The HP-1000's! Too cool!