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MASSDROP X KOSS ESP/95X Electrostatic Headphones $450 free shipping

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Yes, these are headphones. Yes, they're expensive. If you're happy with the free earbuds that came with your phone, these probably aren't for you. If you don't know why someone would spend $450 on a set of headphones, think of an interest or hobby of yours and how much you're willing to spend on it vs. the average person. Or consider why people purchase a Mercedes S class when you can get an equivalently sized Hyundai for less than 1/3 the cost.

So yes, these are good headphones. I believe this is the first time these have been on sale. Normal price is $500.

It's similar to the Koss ESP/950, differences being no extension cable, no carrying cable, different color and velour earpads. The ESP/950 is a relatively old design; it's been sold by Koss for at least 25 years, IIRC, but it's still current. Supposedly the energizer is the weak point with these, and some people make adapters to use them with a Stax energizer.

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At least there's free shipping.
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Been at this price for months. This is not a deal - but I've heard comments to the effect of it going (further) on sale once in a while beyond that point. That said, Massdrop has bumped prices a bit pretty much site wide so who knows if this is the best price it'll be from now on...

Also, you really should mention the unique characteristics of electrostatic headphones here - people seem to like electrostatics in general more for classical/jazz and other source material that isn't super reliant on bass.

It's also worth mentioning that wearing statics with wet hear can lead to some shocking results...
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if you are looking for massdrop headphone deals, you can find it in Reddit [reddit.com]
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