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1) Is there really a 2 month wait for shipping after one's card is charged?
2) Are there aftermarket or replacement cords easily available or is the cord proprietary?
1) Generally yes
2) Proprietary connectors but they've become common place and can be found easily
Thank you. I'll look for those connectors to be sure of availability. However, I have reservations about waiting 2 months or more after having my card charged. It raises the risk of never receiving the item at all. I don't mind a month, but that is pushing it. I have only purchased one item from Massdrop (AKG k7xx) and waited about a month, with no problem. However, I am less a trusting soul these days because things have changed in a big way, so 2 months is too much room for games to be played by anyone.
I will wait until the next drop on these in hopes that the space between charging my card and delivery of product is shorter. I'd settle for a month.
The AKG K7XX headphones can be found in the original edition for the same price. You arent really even getting a deal with those, honestly. I have them, and while I have enjoyed them, you didnt get a deal of any kind with those.
These Sennheisers are one of the best deals Ive seen so far for headphones Ive seen on MD. These are still selling for $300-350 all the time, used. But we're buying them brand new for $200.
Massdrop isnt going to cater to you or anyone else that tries to give some sort of ultimatum, lol. Everytime I see this drop a few thousand are purchased and its on limited quantity. They have no problem not selling it to you.
My guess is one of the ways they keep costs so low for these is they ship out thousands all at once, instead of small shipments.
MD might have crap shipping and huuuuuge lead times, but the furthest I've seen them go in a 'buggering the customer' sorta way is refunding a drop multiple months into the wait. And that is more of an external issue than a MD issue. Upstream supplier says they'll sell so many boxes, then turns around and says 'oops, we only have 1/4 of those'.
So far everything I've ordered with a huge lead time has been totally worth it. Also keep in mind that it is an estimated delivery time, things can go in either direction. Some people from previous drops are getting their cans 2 months early.
Thanks, that is what I am trying to figure out, which note is correct about lead times. I am not whining about the lead time so much as I was concerned about getting ripped off. The longer the lead time the more likelihood of something going wrong. I don't care if a lead time is 3 months as long as I know it is not going to be a train wreck. Your statement of incidents of refund, even if many months in is actually re-assuring, so I think I am going to join the drop.
The reason I am asking is because this is a very good deal. I have a pair of HD518s and the 650s should be a step above.
Cords are easy to find, lots of nice custom stuff out there on ebay for 100 bucks or less... I find the stock cables to work fine but look and feel like crap
I don't do ebay. I'll look on Amazon or something for cords and such.
Or just wait for one of the many cable drops MD does. The Fanmusic and Venture cables that drop somewhat often are pretty awesome.