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post #16 of 24
Yeah. Since they have a smaller driver and lower power handling while being just as inefficient, there is less potential, but i've had significant enjoyment from my two pairs of YH-2's.

If you have (or get) some YH-2 'phones, be prepared to replace the foam rubber in them. Both of mine came with thoroughly decomposed foam. You just need a silver-dollar sized puck of 1/2" thick medium-to-low density open-cell foam. Softer is better than stiffer, in my experience.

Don't pay a lot for 'em. I paid less than $20 after shipping for each pair.

(the drivers for one pair are destined for an experimental transplant)
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by ericj View Post
Yeah. Since they have a smaller driver and lower power handling while being just as inefficient, there is less potential, but i've had significant enjoyment from my two pairs of YH-2's.
If you have (or get) some YH-2 'phones, be prepared to replace the foam rubber in them. Both of mine came with thoroughly decomposed foam. You just need a silver-dollar sized puck of 1/2" thick medium-to-low density open-cell foam. Softer is better than stiffer, in my experience.
Don't pay a lot for 'em. I paid less than $20 after shipping for each pair.
(the drivers for one pair are destined for an experimental transplant)
<$20!! wow, i paid a lot more than that for mine. how do the yh-1s,2s, and 3s compare? actually is there a concise description of the whole yamaha line that discusses the similarities and differences amongst them (with perhaps the history, time line, and pricing thrown in for good measure)?
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by daveDerek
how do the yh-1s,2s, and 3s compare? actually is there a concise description of the whole yamaha line that discusses the similarities and differences amongst them (with perhaps the history, time line, and pricing thrown in for good measure)?
Should you tell him or shall I?

Well, it's badly written, and the prices have all inflated over the last year and a half, we still haven't found the optimum damping material for the headphones that will take a lot of damping without starting to sound bright, and most of the photos stink, but I could point you toward this.

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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by jinp6301
just give it to me! I really want to hear an ortho can!
The cheapest isodynamic (note that I use the word "isodynamic" as a generic term to differentiate non-Yamaha 'phones of this type from, specifically, the Yamaha Orthodynamics. So not every isodynamic is an Orthodynamic, but every Ortho is an iso.)-- as I was saying, the cheapest isodynamic on eBay, and EricJ will bear me out on this, is the Radio Shack Realistic Pro 30. It's very moddable, easy to work on, very impactful in the bass and nicely extended on the top end, takes EQ like a champ, and can be had for less than $10 plus shipping. Plus it has a coiled ribbon cable that just looks cool.
post #20 of 24
I *love my Pro 30! They're my official headphone of 'pop'. I wore 'em half the day at work today, mostly on a Talking Heads / David Byrne binge.

I paid too much for mine - almost $18 after shipping - and I'd do it again!

The coiled cord is par excellance, but mine is all stretched out - anybody know how to re-coil a coiled cord?
post #21 of 24
I have fantastic Yamaha golf clubs (no longer in production) a brand new Yamaha Vino 125 scooter, and a Yamaha T-760 AM/FM tuner. I just realized I'm a Yamaha freak. I'm gonna git me some Yamaha headphones! Watch out eBay.
post #22 of 24
Being a YamaFreak is not a bad thing to be.

I've got an embarrassing number of the little Yama motional-feedback subwoofers (to go with the embarrassing number of JVC micro stereos dotted around the apartment), one of the cult-classic Yama VFET power amps from the '70s (the B-2), a couple of '80s Yama preamps (C-85), and a friend with a classic '89 Taurus SHO who calls himself SHOmama. They're all good.

Yama made, and still makes, good stuff. Which is why I remain perpetually puzzled that they didn't sweat the detail work on the driver of their Orthodynamics. It's just not like them.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by wualta View Post
Being a YamaFreak is not a bad thing to be.

I've got an embarrassing number of the little Yama motional-feedback subwoofers (to go with the embarrassing number of JVC micro stereos dotted around the apartment), one of the cult-classic Yama VFET power amps from the '70s (the B-2), a couple of '80s Yama preamps (C-85), and a friend with a classic '89 Taurus SHO who calls himself SHOmama. They're all good.

Yama made, and still makes, good stuff. Which is why I remain perpetually puzzled that they didn't sweat the detail work on the driver of their Orthodynamics. It's just not like them.
Holy cripe!!! I've been looking for one of those VFET amps for ten years.
post #24 of 24
Then grab your can of DeoxIT and follow along with us VFETters over at AudioKarma.org.
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