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post #826 of 1230

Any of you's know anything about JVC H-710's? 

post #827 of 1230

Found this pic on the web:

 

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Edited by MDR30 - 4/30/13 at 12:57pm
post #828 of 1230

There is also an identical red version under a different brand I see around too. Has to be the same OEM. If I can find it again will post it.

post #829 of 1230

I picked up this beauty today. 

Pioneer SE-A4 (1988) Sorry if it's not vintage enough for some of you!

Sorry, this photo doesn't do it full justice - the front shell has a really nice faux brushed-aluminium finish although it's just plastic. 

 

The earpads are practically like new - whoever owned this either really loved it, or barely used it.

There was a crumbly foam layer but I removed it almost immediately before it crumbled into the driver space.

 

After removing the earpads (held on by double sided-tape) it reveals two srews.

This reveals a 30mm driver (according to spec) but my measurements say it's 28mm.

 

Thin breathing material and 4 radiator holes

 

Grills around the whole top/back side of the can.

 

Here are the specs I found online.

 

■ Model open-air dynamic type 

■30 mm dome-shaped diaphragm  
■ impedance 40 ohms 
■ Play frequency band 10-25,000 Hz 
■ code 2.5mOFC Litz wire stereo 2-way plug 
■ Weight 140g (without cord) 
February 1988

 

The sound is quite treble-centric and fairly detailed, but responds very well to EQ.

Mids are a bit thin, but overall it's the kind of headphone you'd listen to at low volume only, otherwise it get's quite piercing. 

 

Generally a relaxed sound with the illusion of detail on top because of the treble.

It's also crazy comfy because of it's light weight.

post #830 of 1230
Quote:
Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I picked up this beauty today. 

Pioneer SE-A4 (1988) Sorry if it's not vintage enough for some of you!

Sorry, this photo doesn't do it full justice - the front shell has a really nice faux brushed-aluminium finish although it's just plastic. 

 

The earpads are practically like new - whoever owned this either really loved it, or barely used it.

There was a crumbly foam layer but I removed it almost immediately before it crumbled into the driver space.

 

After removing the earpads (held on by double sided-tape) it reveals two srews.

This reveals a 30mm driver (according to spec) but my measurements say it's 28mm.

 

Thin breathing material and 4 radiator holes

 

Grills around the whole top/back side of the can.

 

Here are the specs I found online.

 

■ Model open-air dynamic type 

■30 mm dome-shaped diaphragm  
■ impedance 40 ohms 
■ Play frequency band 10-25,000 Hz 
■ code 2.5mOFC Litz wire stereo 2-way plug 
■ Weight 140g (without cord) 
February 1988

 

The sound is quite treble-centric and fairly detailed, but responds very well to EQ.

Mids are a bit thin, but overall it's the kind of headphone you'd listen to at low volume only, otherwise it get's quite piercing. 

 

Generally a relaxed sound with the illusion of detail on top because of the treble.

It's also crazy comfy because of it's light weight.

Wow, I've never seen that before. Very pretty. 

post #831 of 1230

Found these while cleaning up around the studio, thinking of using them to make a variant on the stratoKOSSter.  I don't have a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter, so my only listening impressions are through the amp for my bass guitar.  They make my bass sound really bright and punchy, which I happen to like, but I'll have to try listening to music through them sometime. 

 

I get the feeling there were ear cushions for this at some point, seeing as how the only thing covering the drivers is a single layer of cloth, pressing them against my ears in a really painful way.

 

 

If someone can find what year these are from, that would be pretty cool.  They don't seem to exist on the internet.

post #832 of 1230
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Originally Posted by FNgr8 View Post

Found these while cleaning up around the studio, thinking of using them to make a variant on the stratoKOSSter.  I don't have a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter, so my only listening impressions are through the amp for my bass guitar.  They make my bass sound really bright and punchy, which I happen to like, but I'll have to try listening to music through them sometime. 

 

I get the feeling there were ear cushions for this at some point, seeing as how the only thing covering the drivers is a single layer of cloth, pressing them against my ears in a really painful way.

 

 

If someone can find what year these are from, that would be pretty cool.  They don't seem to exist on the internet.

Those looks like an OEM Hitachi headband with possibly Sanyo's own driver cup (or Hitachi specially made these for Sanyo)

http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/LOD/LoDindex.html

Check out the 3rd headphone down the list - same headband.

 

I used to have the exact headphone in the link, under a different name. The earpads are identical to what I had, but your outer shell is smaller, but still aluminium. 

post #833 of 1230
Quote:
Originally Posted by FNgr8 View Post

Found these while cleaning up around the studio, thinking of using them to make a variant on the stratoKOSSter.  I don't have a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter, so my only listening impressions are through the amp for my bass guitar.  They make my bass sound really bright and punchy, which I happen to like, but I'll have to try listening to music through them sometime. 

 

I get the feeling there were ear cushions for this at some point, seeing as how the only thing covering the drivers is a single layer of cloth, pressing them against my ears in a really painful way.

 

 

If someone can find what year these are from, that would be pretty cool.  They don't seem to exist on the internet.

Those look like an OEM of these stantons.

 

post #834 of 1230

Anyone know where I can get more of these ? :

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260874373637?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

I purchased the one in the link only to have the drivers dead, which I will take pictures of is quite unique. I've got some CD850 drivers in it but the 850 like bigger housing to breathe to sound best.

post #835 of 1230
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Anyone know where I can get more of these ? :

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260874373637?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

I purchased the one in the link only to have the drivers dead, which I will take pictures of is quite unique. I've got some CD850 drivers in it but the 850 like bigger housing to breathe to sound best.

I never even knew that headphone existed. The drivers were dead when you got it? That's pretty ****ty, did you complain to the seller?

 

Anyways I haven't seen them before so I can't help you, sorry. I'll delve around for information.

post #836 of 1230
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

I never even knew that headphone existed. The drivers were dead when you got it? That's pretty ****ty, did you complain to the seller?

 

Anyways I haven't seen them before so I can't help you, sorry. I'll delve around for information.

Yep got a 50% refund for just the headphones itself. Nothing could've been done for shipping. Paypal dispute was useless requiring me send the thing back (postage alone from Aus to Can is $60). A massive shame I couldn't hear what these headphones sound like.

 

I also could not find any info on them whatsoever.

 

EDIT:

 

Did find this:

 


Edited by DefQon - 5/17/13 at 11:09pm
post #837 of 1230
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Yep got a 50% refund for just the headphones itself. Nothing could've been done for shipping. Paypal dispute was useless requiring me send the thing back (postage alone from Aus to Can is $60). A massive shame I couldn't hear what these headphones sound like.

 

 

The seller still has 100% feedback. Maybe you can do something about that wink.gif

post #838 of 1230
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiemen View Post

 

The seller still has 100% feedback. Maybe you can do something about that wink.gif

I decided not to leave feedback. It would be unfair to leave negative or neutral feedback because I agreed with the partial refund for just the headphone cost itself. Not to mention I have the headphones to myself just no working original drivers. Still eager to try one of these one day again if they pop up see how well JVC's 70's headphones were.

post #839 of 1230

Well. Someone here(me c:)might be getting something veeeeery special in the next few weeks or so. We shall see. It'll be kept as a surprise until then.

post #840 of 1230
do I smell vintage ortho takato14?
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