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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

Sorry about the previous piss poor description.  These photos show the assembly I'm talking about.   The adjustments won't tighten letting the headband slide around in a very loose fashion on the head.  They were originally much tighter.

No no no, don't tighten that! It won't go much tighter, it'll most likely just approach a breaking point where you'll crack it.

That part is just a guide. What determines the tension on the headband is the elastics, which unsurprisingly after many years has become loose.

post #902 of 1376
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

No no no, don't tighten that! It won't go much tighter, it'll most likely just approach a breaking point where you'll crack it.

That part is just a guide. What determines the tension on the headband is the elastics, which unsurprisingly after many years has become loose.

Thank You, any ideas on how to tighten up the headband.

post #903 of 1376

There isn't too much you can do unfortunately.

 

Elastics tend to snap or disintegrate with long use. Your best bet is to replace the elastic (a lot of work) or to add extra elastics to the system. Over from on top of the headband, for example, and keep it from sliding off the headband with tape or the likes. Otherwise you punch some holes onto the headband's two sides and put new elastics in a LFF headband style.

 

None of the solution will look as clean unless you open them up and replace the elastic though.

 

 

The last method is only temporary and will only further loosen the elastics... but you can tie a knot on the existing elastic.

post #904 of 1376
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Wanna make that 4AAA amazing? Check here: http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=Koss_PRO/4AAA#Modifications

 

Most likely you have a Series 1 model 4AAA. I'd suggest looking for one with Series 2 drivers as the end result will be the best with them. Check here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/202122/the-headphone-driver-pics-thread/255#post_9240730

 

Also, not sure if that's your exact headphone, but it's missing the inner headband, which is quite critical for comfort. You can try to fashion a new one out of a stiff leather if you like.

 

Any questions, just shoot me a PM or ask here. Thanks and good luck!

I always post my own photos of my own headphones wink.gif

Thanks for the extra info, but I like keeping my vintage phone in stock condition and I only perform reversible mods. I don't like destructive modification. I've had too many regretful mods in the past.
I'll open them up and see what drivers I have.

post #905 of 1376
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

Thank You, any ideas on how to tighten up the headband.

The very cheapest way to increase the elasticity and 'replace' the elastic, is to buy thin black elastic hair bands.

Just include it into the ear cup assembly.

If you can, try to get thinner ones than I did - mine work, but they could be thinner.

The red arrows just show where the elastic loops around. Also the one I used was too long, and I highlighted the surplus.

post #906 of 1376

@takato14 - yup, they're series 1 drivers - mine differed slightly from yours. The large plastic holding the damping material on mine was milky, while yours looked more transparent (in the photo). Only cosmetic, but still. 

post #907 of 1376
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

The very cheapest way to increase the elasticity and 'replace' the elastic, is to buy thin black elastic hair bands.

Just include it into the ear cup assembly.

If you can, try to get thinner ones than I did - mine work, but they could be thinner.

The red arrows just show where the elastic loops around. Also the one I used was too long, and I highlighted the surplus.

Oh... that's great. I thought the elastic goes through the whole headband.

 

And the red accents look surprisingly nice on these! even though it's not real haha.

post #908 of 1376
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

@takato14 - yup, they're series 1 drivers - mine differed slightly from yours. The large plastic holding the damping material on mine was milky, while yours looked more transparent (in the photo). Only cosmetic, but still. 
If you're that worried about the mod not being reversible, just ask me for an extra set of earcups. I have four complete pairs just sitting around collecting dust.
post #909 of 1376

RUMAY408, there's a huge thread about the Sextett with lots of information that might interest you: http://www.head-fi.org/t/243339/akg-k240-sextett-gradod-akg

post #910 of 1376

All the posts in answer to my questions are greatly appreciated.

 

I'm going to use reversable mods only at this point.

 

The headphones sound unbelievably good now.

 

Thank You.beerchug.gif

post #911 of 1376

I got an aural treat, the Audio Technica Signet TK33 back electret stereo headphone system, complete with the ATH-8 electret headphones and the ATH-80 energizer. 

 

I originally picked them up for the energizer to use with my ATH-6 'tret, since the seller said the headphones from the system were broken, but as it turns out all that was wrong was a broken solder joint inside the plug. It was a really easy fix. 

 

After fixing them.. damn. Now I see what was meant by back 'trets being comparable to real electrostats. These are very flat with extreme treble extension, excellent transients, and very good imaging. Soundstage is kind of small, but I can't fairly evaluate it since the amp I'm using (a cheap desktop subwoofer system) is very unrefined and incoherent. It also cuts off any content below 50Hz completely. So perhaps this isn't bright, perhaps it's more balanced. We'll see. 

 

Comparatively, the ATH-6 sounds similar, but with less bass, less treble, higher distortion, and far worse transients. It's nowhere near the ATH-8.

 

Very good sound, and they're the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. Excellent home cans.

 

Pictures will come with time, I'm a bit busy. 


Edited by takato14 - 7/27/13 at 11:18pm
post #912 of 1376
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Originally Posted by DefectiveAudioComponent View Post

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Originally Posted by IceClass View Post
What is that?
Sorry! That's an 80s Yamaha YHD-2 headphone.

And here is something from eastern europe, the HOK-80v2.
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Wow thats an ancient pair of headphones!

post #913 of 1376
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Originally Posted by Bassheadspl View Post

Wow thats an ancient pair of headphones!
Actually those are only from the early to mid 80's, not that old as far as vintage electronics go.
http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=RFT_HOK_80-2
Edited by Vidmaven - 7/28/13 at 2:14pm
post #914 of 1376

Finally got around to replacing the headphone jack on my Maruni HV 230v with a Canare F12 plug.

They sing and thump once more. 

 

 

 

post #915 of 1376

I love the aesthetics on these things, might keep my eyes peeled for that model. Thanks for the post.

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