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These aren't all Electrostatic Headphones, not even close. Why hasn't this title been changed yet? Also, I don't really believe that many people are interested in buying the highest end headphone, let alone enough to garner a low Massdrop price. The other HiFi Headphones poll has affordable choices to pick with the HD650 as highest-end. Check that out instead of this garbage poll. P.S. Where's the Stax, bro?
Uh, Sennheiser HD 650 and 600 are NOT electrostatic headphones. Sorry to crush your dreams.
Shame this couldn't work. Was gonna be all over that HE-400.
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Just wanted to let you know that there probably will never be a massdrop of a HiFiMan headphone, it's just not happening, ESPECIALLY with the HE-400, which is already cheap enough.
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Same :/
Welp. A Massdrop on the HE-400 would have tipped my headphone budget over the $300 range. Very disappointed that this isn't happening.
LCD-2 Rev.2 would be the best option given the hifiman disagreement. I must admit bias though.
how many votes will you guys need to renegotiate
Also curious about timeframe for a renegotiation because I want some headphones pretty soon. I would be fine with going in a different direction say LCD2 or even regular dynamic headphones like Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO 600 OHM. I know MASSDROP has dealt with beyerdynamic in the past so that would probably be a viable option. There doesn't really seem to be many other options in this price range other than Sennheiser which would be ok with me as well. I'm not sure what the usual Voting -> MASSDROP lag time is but... I'm probably going to end up buying something with a few weeks.
When will it be possible for a renegotiation
If you don't like them, I mean. I'll most likely be keeping mine and selling similar low-tier headphones if I get one though. The LCD2 are one of my favorite headphones at meets.
Thinking positively though LCD2 can easily resell used or mint for $700+.
dam, i wanted in on this, but idk if i could pull the trigger on an lcd2 (assuming the price will easily be $600+).
yeah, I'd be down for the lcd2
Oh well, too bad for HiFiMaN. Now LCD2 is our winner :P
Shame, I wasn't going to buy one, but the idea of a MassDrop for HE-400's was going to actually change my mind...
Our initial request to buy HiFiMaN on the groups behalf was declined, but we're still hopeful that they will reconsider. The huge response that this poll has received represents a very significant quantity of their sales and gives the manufacturers something to seriously think about. The more votes we get, the harder it is for HiFiMaN to say no. We'll keep you in the loop with our progress.
Hi..I was told people were saying here that HeadAmp (me) stopped this deal. It's not true. I contacted HiFiMAN to see if this was legit because I was going to ask if I could match the price. They told me there was never a deal in place and they had already declined. They also said I could post this publicly...now i see why they didn't want to do that themselves.
Feel free to email justin@headamp.com to bitch about cock-blocking the deal...
Add me to the list of HE-400/500 buyers this year that WON'T be buying from headamp.com. This a pretty niche market already, and they just made theirs smaller with their actions, whether HiFiMan would have worked with Massdrop or not.
Well, there's no reason not to start another poll with the other headphones. I mean, there are a lot of good headphones out there that I would consider buying over my intended purchase if I only knew they were on sale.
That's sorta sad. I was going to buy the HE-400 either way, guess I'll just have to buy at full price now. I'll make sure not to go through headamp when i do though.
So..it is not going to happen...? :(
What did headamp.com do? They have a head-fi account posting stupid things but what have they done to piss you off?
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It got real enough for a shady company like headamp.com to contact hifiman and put a stop to it.
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they're nobody, you don't really think a shady company like them can impact hifiman's decision making?
Dang, that's a huge bummer
Any update?
Apparently HiFiMAN require dealers to sell at MSRP and therefore are not going to let massdrop offer it cheaper. So I guess that means we either start a new poll or go with the LCD2
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Thanks to some angry idiot from Headamp.com, this ain't gonna happen. I'll be sure to never shop there and tell everyone I know to not bother with that website.
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Agreed, never shopping at headamp.com I think HiFi man missed out a big batch of business, I doubt the distributors order hundreds of headphones at once @ wholesale anyways...
I'd like to see both the 400 and 500 on the group buy!
LCD-2 owner here. The closest sound I have heard to my beloved LCD is the HiFiMan He5 so I wonder why they are not on here. The HE5 and HE6 have some incredible mids, even better hen the LCD, but it is the Bass that makes the LCD's my favorite.
I'm really excited about this massdrop. I really hope it goes through