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post #376 of 1289

specifically what exactly are they? Really cool shot.

post #377 of 1289

Watson Mod. 930

 

 

A German Orthodynamic headphone with Volume and Tone controls. 

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Watson Mod. 930

 

 

A German Orthodynamic headphone with Volume and Tone controls. 

Hot damn those are pretty. Where did you get those?

post #379 of 1289
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Hot damn those are pretty. Where did you get those?

 

In Frankfurt, Germany at a local flea market - I find something interesting from time to time. 

post #380 of 1289

can you please take some pictures of the insides, or earside of the cups sometime for us?
 

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In Frankfurt, Germany at a local flea market - I find something interesting from time to time. 

Wow, sweet find! I wonder what they sound like...

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What's the size on those drivers? If theyre 50-55mm I'd like to buy a pair from you.

They're 40mm 32ohm drivers. Larger drivers won't fit into the cups.
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They're 40mm 32ohm drivers. Larger drivers won't fit into the cups.

Hm... alright. 

 

Where do you order drivers from anyways? I haven't been able to find a place to just buy drivers, and Google doesn't help...

post #384 of 1289

The Pioneer SE-700 has been purchased and is on its way to me!

 

I'm so excited. My friend got a pair and according to him it has sound to match its looks :3

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can you please take some pictures of the insides, or earside of the cups sometime for us?
 

If that is directed at me, then I'm not sure - I've had a look and this can seems like it's sealed shut and I don't want to break it trying to open it up. Looks like small plastic columns inside which interlock and are possibly glued together. Can't see any sign of plastic push tabs.

I'll try to get a shot of the inside of the ear-pad/driver up soon.

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If that is directed at me, then I'm not sure - I've had a look and this can seems like it's sealed shut and I don't want to break it trying to open it up. Looks like small plastic columns inside which interlock and are possibly glued together. Can't see any sign of plastic push tabs.

I'll try to get a shot of the inside of the ear-pad/driver up soon.

But how do they sound :3

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But how do they sound :3

 

 

If you look closely it's quite clear these are orthos. (click on image for enlargement)


I would really love to crack these open and play with the damping around the drivers because the mids and high bass are much too forward and shouty which drowns out the nice subtle but precise highs, and makes the bass seem very bloated and unrefined - which is far from the truth. 

 

If I make quite a deep 'U' shape EQ from around 100Hz sloping gently up to 1000KHz (to flatten the fairly monstrous hump in the sound) everything becomes clear and more present and the soundstage clears up nicely.

The mids are not as present or detailed as my Yamaha HP-3, but overall I think there is a huge amount of potential. The deep bass and lower extension is just as good as my HP-3 and the highs are similarly smooth and non fatiguing. It's not an instant classic, but without damping and a decent EQ these produce a good sound... I just wish they were actually bearable to wear biggrin.gif my Grados are refreshingly comfortable in comparison. They clamp the ears quite badly... fortunately I've got small ears and a few years of experience with Grados so I'm not too bothered.

post #388 of 1289

Allow me to share my Yamaha HP-3 (orthodynamic)  and Sony DR-7 (paper cone)

 

 

(Beethoven approved)

 

post #389 of 1289

Yet to be classified VINTAGE RS1s 

For more pictures here's my thread :

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626968/super-rare-never-seen-before-vintage-rs1s-lots-of-pictures#post_8691902

 

 

post #390 of 1289
Beyerdynamic DT880S (1980)

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