Update (June 28, 5:50 pm)
More good news: We’ve been working with Sennheiser today to increase the drop limit and drop length to give more community members a chance to participate.
We’re increasing the drop limit to 11,500 units. Additionally, we’re going to be extending the drop to end on June 30 at 9 p.m. PT.
With all these updates, I want to clarify that there will be no change in the ship time for the drop.
I have a big announcement to make, and let me say congratulations to the community right off the bat, because this wouldn't be possible without you. I feel like you know what’s coming next! :)
We’re adding another drop point at 5,000 orders, at which point the drop will revert to match the pricing of the first drop back in November. This means that the drop will be $199.99 with free shipping to the US and $15 shipping per unit internationally. We’ll be sending an email update to members who have already joined the drop. All existing drop participants will be charged the new price of $199.99 and not $249.99.
I know I’ve said in prior posts that there won’t be a price change, so I owe everyone the story of what we’ve been working on behind the scenes. From the start of the drop, the team here and I have been collecting the feedback from the community, seen through both the comments in the discussion and, more importantly, the performance of the drop. Not all feedback is vocal and the choice to participate (or not) in any drop provides crucial information both to us and to collaborators like Sennheiser. At the end of the first day, we collected all the performance metrics and community comments from the drop and sent them to Sennheiser.
Since then, we’ve been on multiple calls with our partners at Sennheiser, who have been very gracious and are blown away by the passion of the community. To show their appreciation for the support, they’ve chosen to forgo their margin requirements on this product and will offer it at the original launch pricing once the drop reaches 5,000 units. Additionally, they’ve taken the feedback about limits per person into account and have agreed to increase it. Each member can now purchase up to three (3) HD 6XXs.
This has been a true community effort! With all the celebrations for Massdrop’s 5-year anniversary taking place (and having been part of this community for such a long time), I can’t emphasize how much you all mean to us. A big thank you for making this happen and we’re all hoping for some fireworks.
* For convenience, I’ve copied the key details from our first post below.
List of countries that the drop will ship to: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, French Polynesia, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Cyprus, Israel, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
Serialization: All units of the HD 6XX that are produced are uniquely serialized. The first 5,000 were sold in the original launch and the serialization will continue for this drop.
Edit: Clarification that the existing members of the drop will be charged $199.99 and not $249.99
Edit: Update to the post made above