BRAND NEW - Beyerdynamic DT-880 Premium (250ohm Edition) Headphones
Date Listed 04/01/2019
For Sale By Owner
Price Negotiable - Original Proof of Purchase inside
Description of Product:
Absolutely brand new pair of the German-made Beyerdynamic (who made the first ever pair of headphones) DT-880 Premiums, 250ohm edition. Incredible comfort, build quality and and most importantly: sound quality; beautiful and bright, the clarity on these is absolutely insane. Please note you'll probably need a small amp to drive these, and they are definitely not recommended for most mobile phones, as the DAC in a phone likely won't be able to drive these. These high quality headphones are for studio and professional use, but with an equaliser you'll be able to craft your own sound if you're looking for a high quality pair of music cans too. They're also amazing for gaming as the highlighted Mids amplify footsteps. The packaging itself is also in mint condition.
I bought these from Amazon for a friend as a surprise, thinking I could return them worst comes to worst. Turns out he bought himself a pair of reference headphones already for Christmas... They arrived at my house on or around the 15th of December. Now, DHL is charging me R3300 to return them to America, which is literally more than the cost of the entire process getting it here (Customs, Shipping, Insurance, and the cost of the actual headphones). So I'm already making a massive loss here but at least it's not going to be gathering dust.
They were listened to once, by me, to make sure they were not DOA (dead on arrival)- and immediately repackaged. I still have the original Amazon invoice (inside the box), the 2 year guarantee, and the included protective carry case. Cash or EFT accepted.
Comparison to Market (your value)
If you do a search for the DT 880s, Google will show up a bunch of options locally. Here's a link for convenience: https://bit.ly/2AndcIg
Firstly, the DT 880 Pros are NOT the same as the DT 880 PREMIUM. These are the PREMIUMS. You will be very hard pressed to find them in South Africa at all. The cheaper quality (and not limited edition) "Pro" is much cheaper locally than the Premiums, so not only are you getting a brand new, guaranteed pair of high-quality headphones, but you're getting it at a cheaper price than its lower quality counterpart. It physically hurts me to type this.
As at time of writing, Takealot is selling the "Pro" for R3800, Sound Select is also selling them, at R4299, AudioMart at R4295, and PC Link at R5332. This is a steal, I'm just looking to cut my losses. The closest one I could find was valued at R4300 for this exact pair.
Also offers great collector's value.