What is a good price on the Sony MDR-CD3000?
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Saw what looked like a good price but don't know for sure.


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I'd say $300 to $400 was a reasonable price range for good condition used (with emphasis toward the lower end of the scale). Less than $300 is a steal. More than $400 and you should be buying new with warranty. Over $450 is too much.
 
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So 350 new would be pretty good? I think I might get them. They will be my first good phones and I need something comfortable. Like 90% of all headphones make my ears or head hurt real quick.

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$350.00 or so should be a good price used (in good shape).

They look huge, but are very comfortable to wear.

Very nice cans...

 
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So 350 new would be pretty good?


$350 new? Great price, especially from authorized dealer with warranty. This is a reasonable price for a used pair in good condition. It's a great price for a new pair.
 
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Saw what looked like a good price but don't know for sure.


Jamie


Were they free? If they were I would get them and sell them on ebay for profit
 
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Make sure you read up on them first. Amplification, etc. Let's say a lot of us who heard them with a headroom home amp at the WOH were less than impressed.


But the amp may be a big factor. . .
 
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lets just say my ears hurt in a different way when I heard it
 
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I have read up on it. In fact I did a search on the forum and most everything I read seemed to think they were pretty good. And certainly good if I'm getting them for about 350 new. So those last two comments were the first two really bad ones I had heard. However, I have been thinking of Etymotics too. I'm not sure what to get.
Don't tell me you hated the sound of the etymotics too.


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I'd definitely go with Etys over the CD3000. Some people really like the CD3000, but I wasn't impressed by them at all when I heard them.
 
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I like Ety's, but rarely use them. I also like the CD3000, and use it a lot. However, it's very easy to mismatch the amp and the CD3000, or the interconnects, which can cause a peakiness, particularly the high end. The CD3000 is less forgiving of incompatibilities upstream than many headphones. I'm not shocked that some people dislike it: there's a lot of personal preference involved as well. My favorite amps for it are the Musical Fidelity X-Can v2, and the Berning MicroZOTL.
 
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Hirsch is absolutely correct, you can make the 3000 sound bad if you want, it is extremely revealing and detailed and can sound bright with many sources. But when properly matched makes my Senn 600/Cardas sound terribly veiled by comparison, the 3000 has amazing treble detail/clarity/extension.
 
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