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Pickering model PH-4955--vintage cans

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

I just found a Pickering model PH-4955 in my parents' house, and did a little research. I got a few results with a google search, among them this ad:



These are behemoth cans, and they have a seashell effect when they're not plugged into anything (lol!), but suprisingly, they don't sound half bad when compared to the HD650. I might put an ad up for them, what do y'all think?
post #2 of 23
in terms of size, i wonder how these compete w/ a DT880 or A900...

imagine taking those babies out to commute...
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
ok, I'll make this the valid thread. Mods, please delete the other one, thanks!
post #4 of 23
Well, if they don't sound bad compared to the HD650 then obviously they're worth $250 on the used market!
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Let me rephrase: They don't sound HORRIBLE compared to the HD650. These are much better than I expected, though. I was using them both out of the headphone amp of my Lavry DA10, which did a very poor job of driving the HD650. It is much better suited to driving low impedance cans like the PH-4955. I just got my balanced HD650 cable, and I'd take the balanced HD650 over these any time.
post #6 of 23
coconut phones, lol.
post #7 of 23
The Pickering PH-4955 is the same as the Stanton Dynaphase Sixty. Except the Stanton's are blue colored and have slightly different styling.

Pickering also had several other headphones in the series, the OA-7, OA-3, OA-2, and the PH-4933 mentioned in the ad you posted. I used to own a few of these phones. There could be other models that Pickering made but I haven't seen them pop up on ebay anywhere. Pickering and Stanton are still around, they make DJ oriented headphones.





post #8 of 23
Duggeh Likes.

Duggeh has just bought his 4th vintagephone and is awaiting its arrival from Germany.

Duggeh may investigate Pickering in the future.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by tyre


These forks cry "Beyerdynamic" when you look at them, don't you think?

m00h
post #10 of 23
Hmm, looks like there is another model, the OA-349.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pickering-OA-349...QQcmdZViewItem



post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by tyre
Hmm, looks like there is another model, the OA-349.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pickering-OA-349...QQcmdZViewItem



You Should've said "By far the ugliest model in the series, the OA-349."
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
I don't think those look half bad.
post #13 of 23

Reviving an old thread here.

 

I just ended up with a Pickering PH-4933.  The vinyl ear pads have become pretty stiff with age.  Anyone have a suggestion where I would look for replacement ear pads that would work with these?

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post #15 of 23

I have the exact same Pickering model # PH 4955 that I received new in 1972. Yhey are pretty impressive !

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