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Audeze EL-8 Open and Closed Series Headphones B-Stock $339 + Free Shipping

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Audeze.com is selling B-stock of the EL-8 headphones for $339 with Free Shipping
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Was looking for a quality closed back, and this fits the bill for less than half the price. Thx for the post!
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Don't need another headphones but great price.
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What is to be expected of B grade? Anyone know what it might be?
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What is to be expected of B grade? Anyone know what it might be?
Slight scratch or something probably
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What is to be expected of B grade? Anyone know what it might be?
There might be minor imperfections on the finish but there should be no issues with the audio or build itself. It carries the same warranty and return as their normal stock.

I think last time they had a B-stock sale, they had to fulfill orders with their normal stock.
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What is to be expected of B grade? Anyone know what it might be?
Looks like they are discontinued EL-8 series. As per my previous experience with them, they might send you a new pair of EL-8.

I got them as a B stock during Thanksgiving deal and they were BRAND NEW in a sealed box (old model). Later got some issue and sent me a 2017 version and they are the best for my office listening and mostly used headphone for me.

Don't miss the deal guys.

If you want to use them as el-8 titanium, please buy the cable separately. Sound quality is same between them.
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So, fwiw, this is also exactly the price they are charging for refurbished units.
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are these better than HIFIMAN HE-400i ?
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If only this deal was still around, this is a steal of a price!
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Ordered the open back. Closed back is out of stock.
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Ordered the open back. Closed back is out of stock.
closed-back still available at amazon
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Finally got mine today. Ordered closed and open back, both marked refurbished on the box. Not sure how I feel about that since the look brand new. Only tested open back so far but it sounds amazing!
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I got one EL-8C directly from Audeze and another from Audeze through Amazon because I thought the third party company they were using for payment verification was denying my order (it didn't, it just took an awful long time to process).

But I'm having the same issue with both; crackling noise while playing music. The one from amazon had this issue and I waited for the one from Audeze to arrive and I just tried it and it has the same exact issue. I'm going to switch to a couple different dac/amps and see if it makes a difference, but none of my other headphones are showing this symptoms connected to my main dac/amp.

Has anybody else experienced this issue as well?
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The one I got directly from Audeze is from 2015 and the one from Audeze through Amazon is from 2016. The boxes are completely different, although the headphones themselves seem identical. Anybody know if there's any difference between them internally? one better than the other? or is it only the box that was modified?
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