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Holy crap. I want those. lol.
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These have been identified as: Audio-Technica-built SFI 38mm driver used in Realistic PRO30 and Audio Technica ATH-1 and ATH-2 and Yamaha YHD-2

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That's the question now... is it the SFI driver or the Yamaha driver? 

But we have not seen Yamaha drivers in other headphones before, so it's probably an SFI.

 

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These have been identified as: Audio-Technica-built SFI 38mm driver used in Realistic PRO30 and Audio Technica ATH-1 and ATH-2 and Yamaha YHD-2

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These have been identified as: Audio-Technica-built SFI 38mm driver used in Realistic PRO30 and Audio Technica ATH-1 and ATH-2 and Yamaha YHD-2

Interesting. AT made very few orthos, that set of yours is probably quite a rare find.

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Is there also a center hole?

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Is there also a center hole?

Yes and no :)

 

 

 

Using the on-board camera flash, a center hole is clearly visible.

 

But when I shine a light through the other side towards me, the hole is not transparent - either the driver is opaque in the center, or something else.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Interesting. AT made very few orthos, that set of yours is probably quite a rare find.

 

Well I am based in Germany. I've seen quite a few headphone oddities in my short time here  :) - mostly no-name dynamic headphones with curious/fun designs, but crappy sound.

 

Take these for example: The Jesko IC-90L  (yay! let's get this thread back on track!)

 

I have nothing to say about the sound because quite frankly it's awful.  

But I really like the pressed aluminium shapes all put together to create the design. Unfortunately it's a 'snap' together and glue type design, so to open the headphone requires destruction. It could have been a pretty cool foster-phone as the black domes are perforated making it a semi-open design. The earpads are actually a net-like fabric spread over sponge - and they're glued on very strongly so cleaning and replacing sponge could have been easy. 

It's mid-level consumer tat, but probably fairly rare. 

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Just received my SE-700s today! I'll take some real pictures tomorrow but for now...

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@takato14 those are pretty sweet lookin. How do they sound?
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@takato14 those are pretty sweet lookin. How do they sound?

They're basically neutral without much treble or bass extension. They did sound a little odd at first as I had been using my bass monsters the day before I received them, but my ears quickly adjusted and I started to very much love what I was hearing. Great imaging, good soundstage, very nice PRaT, and awesome detail retrieval. They are my best headphone. Very pleased.

 

However... there's always a catch... the termination is shorting out. I'm ordering a neutrik for it soon. 

 

And now, I'm gonna go take those pictures I promised.

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Here they are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last one is my favorite :3

 

I'll give more later, I ran out of space on my camera XD


Edited by takato14 - 9/21/12 at 11:57am
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Hey, I just posted pictures of a beautiful vintage can. Keep it alive!

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Hey, I just posted pictures of a beautiful vintage can. Keep it alive!

Congrats. Beautiful!

 

I just got a pristine SE-700, too. The bass is rolled off but they are so damn gorgeous I don't care!

 

I got some TDS 5M, TDS 16's,  NOS AT-705, and a perfect set of Fostex T10's. I'll take some shots and post them to this thread, a bit later.

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I might actually pick those up if my bid on the Monitor 10's up on eBay doesn't work out. It probably won't, considering how I won't even be home for the close of it. Oh well.
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I'll have to pass. The SE-700s are prettier IMO and they definitely sound better. Though pretty, the SE-LXX line is notoriously horrid sounding.

 

Even though the SE-700s don't have much treble or bass extension they have an amazingly flat response and a very exciting sense of rhythm.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by anachronsimic View Post

I might actually pick those up if my bid on the Monitor 10's up on eBay doesn't work out. It probably won't, considering how I won't even be home for the close of it. Oh well.

If it comes down to it, go with the Monitor 10s, as they're one of the best vintage sets. 


Edited by takato14 - 9/25/12 at 8:47pm
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