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post #1051 of 1343

To be fare I would shell out close to that amount if they were in that good of condition.  My Z7 cost me 150.00 back then and it was in fair condition for its age.  Have you seen the insane prices some Sansui and Aiwa orthos fetch?  

post #1052 of 1343
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To be fare I would shell out close to that amount if they were in that good of condition.  My Z7 cost me 150.00 back then and it was in fair condition for its age.  Have you seen the insane prices some Sansui and Aiwa orthos fetch?  

That's exactly the problem.

Prices are going up to ridiculous amounts because there are so many 'willing' to pay those amounts, for both brand new and vintage headphones.

post #1053 of 1343

You have to blame idiot sellers who mark up the price for anything they deem as vintage.

 

Ohh look vintage piece of crap, sell for $250. Because it's vintage. Ohh yes siree.

post #1054 of 1343
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To be fair, it was only $435, but the shipping charge brought it up to $500 because it came from the Netherlands. So while it was indeed worse than what DefQon said, it wasn't by a significant amount.

 

That's strange. Insured for 500,- Euro and with tracking, shipping worldwide form the Netherlands is € 24,30 Euro. Which is max $ 35,- US.

post #1055 of 1343
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To be fair, it was only $435, but the shipping charge brought it up to $500 because it came from the Netherlands. So while it was indeed worse than what DefQon said, it wasn't by a significant amount.

 

That's strange. Insured for 500,- Euro and with tracking, shipping worldwide form the Netherlands is € 24,30 Euro. Which is max $ 35,- US.

Then add import tax. Seems legit.

post #1056 of 1343

Don't forget size of packaging and weight. I've purchased headphones before from Netherlands and shipping was 56 euros and we don't have import tax or anything.

post #1057 of 1343
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Don't forget size of packaging and weight. I've purchased headphones before from Netherlands and shipping was 56 euros and we don't have import tax or anything.

The Zs are very heavy and he packaged them very well (per my request of course). So yeah, +1.

 

But also if I may interject, this thread is for showing people pictures of the vintage headphone(s) you own, and while I agree with most of the statements made about the exorbitant prices people tend to pay for headphones, I do not believe this is the place to discuss it.

 

Here they are, the DR-Z trio, together at last. No fancy case for the Z5 as it never had one.

 

 

And here are their drivers, from left to right: Z5, Z6, Z7:

 

post #1058 of 1343

Here's another beauty: a pristine Pioneer SE-6. 

 

 

Extremely comfy, huge soundstage, great dynamics.

 

 

Detachable cups <3

 

 

Lots of metal on these.

 

 

Just look at those pads. Perfect.

 

 

I also have a much better sounding Pioneer Monitor 10 (but in much worse shape.)

 

 

This is my mod to make them less evil comfort-wise. :p 

post #1059 of 1343

You need to eat those banana's man, they look over-ripened.

 

I will take those donuts though. Hmmmm....


Edited by DefQon - 3/3/14 at 2:19pm
post #1060 of 1343

That is simply an old donut bag, DefQon. It holds pennies now. You're still free to eat them if you so choose.

 

In the meantime, I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of this rarity:

 

 

Very scarce, this beast. It's supposed to sound incredible. We shall see soon enough...

post #1061 of 1343

Found these on a listing on ebay. Bloody hell they look beautiful.

 

Also, these don't look half-bad either.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 3/13/14 at 10:14am
post #1062 of 1343
Gotta say those SAE look interesting. How's the sound?
post #1063 of 1343
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Gotta say those SAE look interesting. How's the sound?

He doesn't have them. They're on eBay for way too much at the moment. Based on the enclosure they look like an OEM of one of the flat Dero 'phones, which means the sound is average at best. Probably closer to mediocre to be honest.

post #1064 of 1343
Thanks:) I kinda thought of quality with SAE but only know of their mid-fi amps and preamps etc.
post #1065 of 1343

SAE apparently have a small audiophile following in America, but they seem to be pretty much unknown elsewhere.

 

I wish another listing popped up for those cans for about 1/3 to 1/4 the price, because then I would immediately snap them up just to listen to how they sound...and then start modding them.

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