They got pretty nice bass response IMO - I got pretty same Technics:
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Now that I have an amplifier that's powerful enough, the SS-100s are sounding really sweet too.
Picked up this set of Pioneer SE-405s about two weeks ago at an estate sale. The volume controls were scratchy and temperamental and the cable was a coiled kind with a huge 6.3mm plug, so I went ahead and recabled them with Mogami 2893 and a Neutrik 3.5mm plug and did not wire up the potentiometers. They are in awesome condition otherwise, and I'm very pleased with them.
Those K1s blew my mind! I've never seen a headphone quite like that before... But I can only imagine the pain of getting hair caught in there or scraping your scalp with it!
I should really take some glamour photos of my SE-L40.
^^Hard to answer that since there are many different sounding versions of NAD RP18.
But I do believe that these belong to the top tier of vintage orthos & they deserve a decent asking price.
FWIW , I find these to be the best headphones I have heard & a tier above the best dynamic cans I have owned/ heard( HD580, HD650 , DT880 600ohm).