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post #16 of 1373
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Sansui ss-20. 2 way headphone. has volume and tone controls on each cup. they really are volume for woofer and tweeter controls. these actually sound very nice, better than most vintage cans i've heard and comparable to mid range modern cans. the build quality is nice on these. Sansui supposedly made nice stuff
post #17 of 1373
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i have an interest in older headphones and have picked up several from here and ebay. so lets post up some pics and a few comments for fun and info..

Sonic pro 90
got these off ebay. small on ear design. zero info, tho i found a clone by realistic (german brochure on Faust's wikiphonia site). 2 speakers in each cup, 20-22k. 1983 ish. the sound is very bassy, ok mids, surprisingly better than expected, not comfy
I think I saw that a few years ago...

http://www.thismanwillkillyou.com/bu...ow-profile.JPG

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The smaller driver puts out such a little amount of sound that the 2-way description is basically fraudulent. They were meh, but worth the couple of quid they cost.
post #18 of 1373
Enjoy watching your vintage headsets though i dont have one..ahehe
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post #20 of 1373
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this is a superex. discovered this rooting around wikiphonia. early 70s or late 60s. supposedly higher end for the time. sound is decent when amped. has a little of that distant paper cone sound but not much. seems well built. very small soundstage -these basically project the sound into your skull
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This can is from the early 80s. It's got a fine 3D headstage that extends one skull in front and to the sides.
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Sansui SS-100
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circa 1982
post #24 of 1373
I only have stock pics of my DT48s off Ebay.. They are from the 50's, & still work fine.
post #25 of 1373
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i surprised nobody has posted up the very common pioneers yet. here's an se305 i just got. late 70s. uses a 'real' speaker as opposed to paper cone. the 205 used a paper cone, the 405 was a 305+volume controls, the 505 was a 2-way design. these large things are actually supra-aural! sound is very decent, smooth, flat response. doesnt go as high or low as new mid-fi cans but is superior to the old koss pro4aa. not quite as nice as the sansui ss-20 posted above
post #26 of 1373
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i written about these b4. stanton dynaphase sixty. the epitome of american 'bigger is better' thinking. these are the ultimate unwieldy musclecar of headphones. large, heavy (2 pounds), dual speakers with crossovers in each cup. plug it into a weak source and they sound like junk. amp it up, feed it bass, and they shine. will pound your brain into mush if desired, unlimited bass capability. i eq'd up to 20 db of extra bass end into these and they just kept on going!
post #27 of 1373
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se305 i just got. late 70s. uses a 'real' speaker as opposed to paper cone. the 205 used a paper cone, the 405
Please explain, what's the difference between a "real speaker" and a paper cone. As far as i'm aware most dynamic speakers use paper or plastic cones.
post #28 of 1373
A somewhat unusual vintage headphone. I'm still modding it, so I don't know yet how good it can be. Stock, it's underwhelming.

post #29 of 1373
HD424X, purchased around 1975. 2000 ohm. Bought new pads a few years back, as the old ones had disintegrated.





Sales brochure showing HD 414, HD 424, and HD 44:

post #30 of 1373
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Please explain, what's the difference between a "real speaker" and a paper cone. As far as i'm aware most dynamic speakers use paper or plastic cones.
by 'real' i just meant not paper. uses a modern type small speaker as opposed to a giant paper cone. this one is polyester
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