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post #91 of 1889
Originally Posted by DefectiveAudioComponent View Post
That looks like an unusually well-made headset. I like both the headband and the open-back design. Does it have a good driver inside? How about opening it up and take a picture?
Yes, they looks well-made and will be great to see the drivers too.
post #92 of 1889
Originally Posted by Acix View Post
Yes, they looks well-made and will be great to see the drivers too.
Sorry Guys.. I have to buy it, just was asking if it is any good.
post #93 of 1889
Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
My only vintage headphone right now, an early K240 Sextett.
Produce around 1975-1980, I think.

Oh my. Those are in immaculate condition, AND with paperwork Very cool. Is there anything interesting in the literature?

I'm thinking of replacing the headband/flattened pads on my pair, but I'll probably end up stuffing foam inside, so it retains it's look.

post #94 of 1889
Nice gallery. Keep them comin'.
post #95 of 1889
K340s. Really great for 1980 but needs equalization to get decent treble.
post #96 of 1889
My K340 has plenty of treble. Perhaps your electrets are not working as well as they should be? Also your pads look a little flat.
post #97 of 1889
TOSHIBA HR-50 .... beauty ..
post #98 of 1889
Very nice NuBreed, how is the cross over effect?
post #99 of 1889
Yamaha YH-1000 Natural Sound

post #100 of 1889
RFT DK75-1
post #101 of 1889

Pioneer SE-500

Makeover of a pair of vintage headphones:

Pioneer SE-500 as a base model:
1) replaced single sided cable (with terrible oxidation) with a silver plated oxygen free copper stranded cable sleeved in PVC in a 4 conductor round litz dual entry cable
2) removed original headband and replaced with a Beyerdynamic leatherette headband
3) removed the piezoelectric drivers (though interesting technically, they sounded poopy) with SFI ribbon tweeters (120 ohm)
4) added additional damping to remove midbass resonance and to extend treble extension
5) removed fabric screen from the back of the cups (unnecessary IMO, but looks better now)

I think that they sound good, but probably because of the effort I put into them . I've since given them to my younger brother and he thinks they sound pretty good as well .

I don't think you'll ever see them on the street, but they have that distinct 1970's kitschy/classy style.
post #102 of 1889

Hello all,

I picked these up recently and haven't been able to find any info on them, but I'm thinking about working on them a bit (there's some echo/distortion across the (reversed) left/right channels), and picking up some kind of replacement pads as the current ones smell a bit smokey. They sound like they could be half decent with a bit of love.




post #103 of 1889

They look like either a rebrand or knockoff of the Pioneer SE-L40's

post #104 of 1889

AKG K140 





post #105 of 1889

Technics EAH-500 - very nice bass response, gr8 for portables




AKG K1 - very nice look :) and decent sound




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