Photos: https://i.imgur.com/UHWKFFo.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/cZiw3w/Snapchat_1581167472.jpg https://cdn.head-fi.org/a/9704045.jpg (note: the photos show the same Code-X unit but with different pads, the current pads are the black genuine lambskin leather pads attached to the headphone in the two uppermost photos) Hi, I'm selling my Code-X (HE-5 modded by Luis a.k.a. @LFF). This is one of the few rare early Code-X that has the mini XLR connectors, a mod Luis no longer performs due to the risks it poses during the modding process. The reason I'm selling is because I managed to acquire another Code-X with stock SMC connectors at a less expensive price, and feel that this headphone deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. I've used it for only about a month, and it's in virtually the same condition as I had received it. Its left wooden cup is cracked as shown in the photo (most HE-5/Code-X units suffer this wood cracking issue due to strain). However, it is unlikely to crack further as the strain has mostly been relieved by the crack. The only change I've made is that I reterminated the 1/4" TRS end of the cable I received with a Neutrik 4-pin male XLR so that it could be used with balanced amps (makes a night-and-day difference with many amps), and also terminated the other end with a counterpart Neutrik 4-pin female XLR so that it could be used with single-ended amps too. So you get a balanced headphone cable, and a short 4-pin XLR to 1/4" TRS adapter cable for versatility, like the stock HE-6 cable. As for the sound, the Code-X is without a doubt the best sounding planar headphone I've ever heard. I honestly prefer Mjolnir 2/Code-X to my previous Stratus/HD800SDR setup. The HD800SDR resolves slightly better and has a wider soundstage, but the Code-X comes very close while offering a much more agreeable sound signature that makes it a genre master with virtually any recording. I also prefer the Code-X to my HEK V2; the HEK V2 has a airier sound but the Code-X resolves just as well if not a tad better, and totally destroys the HEK V2 in the bass department. I'm selling it for $2000, which is a bit less than what I had originally paid for it. This price includes international shipping fee.