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Ouch! Looks to me like your other headphones are jealous of an old-timer!

Yeah frown.gif

 

Don't know how they got squashed as each headphone is in it's own foamed pouch I had my CD950's sitting on top of these. I'm hoping MDR30 or ourfpshero can chime in if they have a spare 850 willing to let go.

If not, surely you can use some superglue to patch it up. 

post #797 of 1096

But that would ruin the good look to them. frown.gif

post #798 of 1096
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But that would ruin the good look to them. frown.gif

Not always. Try painting over the scar with a fine brush after the repair job. 

 

And besides, something is better than nothing...

post #799 of 1096

True. Calling out to all MDR850 owners that are willing to let go of one. PM me. 

 

Anywho.

 

I've fallen in love with such a simple setup that sounds very alike to my Stax Lambda Pro's. For trance, my E11 (high gain, 1 bass eq) for my CD950's, the soundstage is very very deep and wide for a closed headphone, wonderful female vocals, Emma Hewitt never sounded better in this Cosmic Gate mix, bass and synths going off nicely, wonderful separation of the effects, just perfect. Unfortunately have not found a good desktop amp to pair with these.

post #800 of 1096

Whoever beat me to this has crazy ******* reflexes. I had JUST contacted the seller to relist it as BiN for $100. It wasn't even 30 seconds later when it sold. Really pissed off right now.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Dr-z7-Headphones-/300888451046?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item460e5967e6

 

Was it someone here? 


Edited by takato14 - 4/9/13 at 8:38pm
post #801 of 1096

It looks like its missing the headband, does it uses the same one as the Z6?  Even the pads are pretty worn, and looking into it they are cloths or velour.  The Z6 has leather pads right? 

post #802 of 1096
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Whoever beat me to this has crazy ******* reflexes. I had JUST contacted the seller to relist it as BiN for $100. It wasn't even 30 seconds later when it sold. Really pissed off right now.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Dr-z7-Headphones-/300888451046?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item460e5967e6

 

Was it someone here? 

Oooo nice. Probably auction sniper if a specific searched item comes up it will notify the buyer, I have it for a few of mine. Price is fairly good considering worn out pads and no headband.

 

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It looks like its missing the headband, does it uses the same one as the Z6?  Even the pads are pretty worn, and looking into it they are cloths or velour.  The Z6 has leather pads right? 

Good question, should be all interchangeable. Sony has no spare parts for these at all though.

post #803 of 1096
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Whoever beat me to this has crazy ******* reflexes. I had JUST contacted the seller to relist it as BiN for $100. It wasn't even 30 seconds later when it sold. Really pissed off right now.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Dr-z7-Headphones-/300888451046?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item460e5967e6

 

Was it someone here? 

Oooo nice. Probably auction sniper if a specific searched item comes up it will notify the buyer, I have it for a few of mine. Price is fairly good considering worn out pads and no headband.

 

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It looks like its missing the headband, does it uses the same one as the Z6?  Even the pads are pretty worn, and looking into it they are cloths or velour.  The Z6 has leather pads right? 

Good question, should be all interchangeable. Sony has no spare parts for these at all though.

Yeah, the headbands are identical for all 3 models. God that was horrible.

post #804 of 1096
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Whoever beat me to this has crazy ******* reflexes. I had JUST contacted the seller to relist it as BiN for $100. It wasn't even 30 seconds later when it sold. Really pissed off right now.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Dr-z7-Headphones-/300888451046?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item460e5967e6

 

Was it someone here? 

 

Had I of seen that I likely would of bid, however it's missing the original pads also... don't feel too bad.

post #805 of 1096
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Whoever beat me to this has crazy ******* reflexes. I had JUST contacted the seller to relist it as BiN for $100. It wasn't even 30 seconds later when it sold. Really pissed off right now.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Dr-z7-Headphones-/300888451046?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item460e5967e6

 

Was it someone here? 

 

Had I of seen that I likely would of bid, however it's missing the original pads also... don't feel too bad.

Actually, the Z7 has fabric pads like the ones on the MDR-SA3000. 

 

Plus, I have the Z5, and all the parts are interchangeable.

post #806 of 1096

But changing the pads over would be a pita if you want to swap between the two headphones.

post #807 of 1096
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But changing the pads over would be a pita if you want to swap between the two headphones.

That it would. The Zx pads are glued tight. Opening this can is insanely difficult, and its all because of the damn pads.

 

My friend just got a 3D Printer, so I went ahead and designed an earcup replacement for the DR-Zx headphones. It converts them to open back, which clears up a resonance in the 2 KHz region and adds a bit of treble, at least for the Z5.

 

 

 

Also went ahead and modeled the 4AAA. I did this so I could play around with colors to see what would look best for a potential custom paint job. Here's what I came up with.

 

 

Once completed this will be dubbed the 4AAAA. All I need are some series 2 drivers and some paint. I want to get as much performance as I can out of this old monster.

post #808 of 1096

Haha nice stuff. Indeed the pads are pretty difficult to get past especially since you don't want to damage or rip them in the process of opening these up. The Pro4aaa pads are some sort of plastic pleather have you tried playing with other type of pads that may fit on the pro's? Velour or a modernish pleather.

post #809 of 1096

Was out garage sale-ing with a friend on an impulse today and we wound up at a seniors' recreation centre that was hosting a big sale. They had some old electronics and in the pile was a pair of Kenwood KH-53 headphones. Took em to the nice old ladies working the cash box and they priced them at $4.00. Walked out not really knowing what I had found,

 

They're missing the cap that indicates "left side," but both drivers work, which I'm pleased about.

 

Based on a quick Google it seems they released in 1977 and were discontinued 1979.

 

They've got some great cup placement and clamp adjustments, so with a little tinkering,it is easy to get a good fit.

 

Anyone have any information?

 

 

post #810 of 1096

Those are a rarer beast than most, supposedly sound pretty good.

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