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post #151 of 1263

Beautiful DT48s, lauri.hoefs. Maybe these pics belong in the DT48 thread? More please!

 

Here's my contribution:

 

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By SV, June 1969?


Edited by MDR30 - 2/5/11 at 4:00pm
post #152 of 1263

Sansui SS-L55 - with K414 velours

 

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post #153 of 1263

Beyer DT480

 

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post #154 of 1263
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Beyer DT480

 

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Interesting... that headband looks completely different than mine.

 

If I can make a suggestion, find yourself a pair of DT100 pads and get them on there.  They fit perfectly, and you'll be stunned by the difference in sound quality.

 

post #155 of 1263

Beyerdynamic DT 990 600 Ohm

 

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Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 Ohm

 

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post #156 of 1263

As vintage as they get: circa 1940's 2000ohm ( each ) headphones - made in France , it says Pival on the headband(s) . Got them at the flea-market , cleaned them , re-cabled ( I kept the original plug ) I still use them on my crystal radios .pival1.jpgpival2.jpg

post #157 of 1263

The box. Note the instruments that the Beyer DT480 is particularly suited for: violin, clarinet, trumpet and saxophone.

 

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The AD certainly was aiming for excellence and class - red velvet and diamonds in hazy light.

And for those who might miss the subtle message, spell it out on the inside of the box:

 

Beyer DT480 box inside.jpg


Edited by MDR30 - 5/9/11 at 10:14am
post #158 of 1263
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Originally Posted by raindog1975 View Post

As vintage as they get: circa 1940's 2000ohm ( each ) headphones - made in France.


Rather heavy or rather lightweight? Those headbands for a metal Grado or alike would be quite a looker...

 

 

post #159 of 1263
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Rather heavy or rather lightweight? Those headbands for a metal Grado or alike would be quite a looker...

 

 


I agree!  I was looking for a pair of old phones like this to make a custom Fostex enclosure before I got ahold of a grado headband assembly.  But all that metal and screws would look great.  And I bet the dual headband is comfy as well. 

 

post #160 of 1263

Anyone else have a pair of these?  wink_face.gif I've been lusting for a pair (the technical geek in me. Supposedly the sound adjustment is mechanical and I must know how that works) for the better part of 2 years and finally got a near mint one.

post #161 of 1263

This is a GREAT thread!  Am traveling right now so can't post a picture of my Sansui SS-20's which I bought back in the 70's and are still in fine shape - great cans, built like a tank, separate volume and bass/treble wheel controls on the outside of each can, heavy but surprisingly comfortable once you put them on....with surprisingly clean sound.  Not punchy or powerful or aggressive - but nicely rounded.  Also had a pair of Pioneer se-305's which were positively tiny compared to the SS-20's though they weren't exactly small, ridiculously comfortable cans to wear for long periods of time, I made the mistake of loaning them to a good friend once and....well....never saw them again.  But....GREAT THREAD!

post #162 of 1263

HD414.jpg

 

Sennheiser HD414, introduced in 1968. 2000 ohms, unbelievable transient response.

post #163 of 1263

AKG K50 A.jpg

 

AKG K50, 1959 vintage. "World’s first supra-aural, open-back, lightweight headphones." (AKG web site)

post #164 of 1263

How do they sound?

post #165 of 1263

Mostly midrange, but if you press the cups (discs) to the ear bass appears. Sealing pads would probably bring out all its inherent qualities, but I prefer to leave it as it is. It's an old man...

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