The Deals Thread

Discussion in 'Leaderboard, Overboard, and Deals' started by hellwhynot, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. BioniclePhile

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    How far down will the HD-650 go on black friday? It's $420 new on Amazon right now, but I'd like to get it below $400 and I still have yet to make a paypal account to do anything on Head-Fi or here. Maybe I'll just make the paypal and get it used from someone instead of going new.
     
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    In the past new HD650s went down to lower than $300 following Thanksgiving. So hold your money for several more weeks and monitor techbargains.com for promotions.
     
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    $300 is a smoking deal for the hd650. I paid $400 and thought it was amazing for that price when I got it.
     
  4. batriq

    batriq Probably has made you smarter

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    I got my HD600 new from B&H Photo new for $270 shipped in May. At the time, I remember the HD650 were either $300 or $350. Although, I wouldn't buy from B&H anymore
     
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    batriq Probably has made you smarter

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    Take your time and you'll most likely be OK. These soldering tutorial videos are pretty awesome:
     
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    I was told by a dealer that Sennheiser very recently raised the dealer cost of the the HD6x0, so you might not see deals as low as in previous years.
     
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    @jowls: I agree with batriq - you should be just fine if you decided to pull the trigger while the sale was in effect. No single step is any harder than a crack/speedball build, there are just a lot more of them. Taking it nice and slow, and avoiding marathon late night soldering sessions, is the tried and true advice for these kits.

    @fierce_freak: Sorry to hear the timing was off this go around! On the upside, I can confirm that BH seems to run this discount (same as the preorder price) once or twice a year on mainlines, so there should be opportunities to catch the same break in the future.
     
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    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    imackler Key Lime Pie Infected Aberdeen Wings Spy

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    If anyone is interested in the SE535, I'd recommend contacting customer service at SamAsh. I've had good experience with them beating that price.

    Personally, I'd be careful with the SE535 , as someone who has owned it several times. The SE535 has excellent build quality, great warranty repair and a lush sound. But the resale value on these is not what it used to be. I haven't been able to get $300 for them the last couple times I've owned them, even without any of the original tips being used. Audition if you can, but I would really plan on keeping it long term unless you're ok losing $50. I can like the SE535 plenty... as long as you're out and about and just want a good time. In my experience, classical music -especially strings- exposes some unforgivable deficiencies with the SE535.
     
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    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    I don't know how other people think about taking a bath on products but if I lose no more than 30% of a products value for keeping it say a year I would still call that a win.
     
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    I mean more for trying it out; it used to be you could sell a used one for $350 no problem. Now, $300 is tough. But, yeah, you're right. They hold their long term value more or less. You'd probably always be able to get $250, even without packaging. Maybe that makes them a good deal in themselves.

    Still, if anyone is looking for a good deal, I've got a contact at SamAsh who may be able to help you out. Great guy.

    Adorama has the AK-JR for $349: http://www.adorama.com/AKAKJR.html?...utm_source=rflaid62905&cvosrc=affiliate.62905
     
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    I can't recommend this product from experience but I think I just heard about it on this forum. The Vibro Veritas for iem measurement is $49, down from $99: http://vibrolabs.com/products/veritas
     
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    Yes. It is highly recommended that someone grabs that for a Code-X conversion. I still view Code-X as being the world's best ortho to date.

    Here's a measurement I made of @zerodeefex's Code-X a while ago:
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    Channel matching is equally impressive.

    I'm still waiting on my own Code-X whenever Luis is done, but trust me, I am VERY tempted to pick that one up as a "backup". So... someone else should jump on that before I change my mind.
     
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    Sennheiser HD650 + Astell & Kern AK Jr 64GB Portable Music Player $600 after $30 rebate + free shipping

    http://www.adorama.com/SEHD650C.htm...utm_source=rflaid62905&cvosrc=affiliate.62905

    https://admin.4myrebate.com/Document/PreviewOffer?OfferID=510264&PDFID=55

    8% JetCash to use at Jet.com if you order using Jet Anywhere: https://jet.com/anywhere

    The affiliate Adorama link is from Slickdeals. I wanted to post a non-affiliate link, but the combo price shows up at $749 http://www.adorama.com/SEHD650C.html.

    If you wanted to get the 8% Jet Anywhere, I would add the combo to your shopping cart first and then click on Adorama's link through Jet.com.
     
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