This topic is for questions about the residual value of headphone and audio purchases. Across various threads, people have mentioned purchase regrets or the desire to sell (or sell at a given price).
I’m personally trying to get a handle on a recent purchase, but here’s an easy case:
- I purchased the Massdrop CTH early in 2018, but ended up with Loxjie P20 near the end of the year. The Loxjie fits the same niche as the MCTH and sounds better to my ears, so I’m looking for another location or a way out with the MCTH. These are easy courses of action.
- I grabbed a pair of KEF LS50 speakers at the recent $1,000 street price (original retail $1,500). Mine were damaged in shipping (1" chips on the top back edges of both speakers, cracks across the back edge of one speaker). The vendor agreed to cut $400 from the price or accept a return. So, I can have new-but-limited-resale-value LS50s for $600 if keep them. The sound and electronics seem okay, but I’m testing them heavily before I decide one way or another.
Keep 'em, flip 'em, or dump 'em?