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Vintage Sonic Headphones-Any Info?

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I guess this is my week to find headphones.First I get my refurbed Koss Pro 4AAs back from Koss,then I find a NIB pair of Bose Triports,then today I find these oddities-a pair of Sonic Pro-26 open air headphones.They can use some cleanup,thats a fact.Im more of a speaker guy,and Im familiar with Sonic Speakers from the same vintage(early 70s,maybe),and the logo looks very similar.These seem to be much more efficient than a lot of the cans from this era.They are little muddy in the bass,but have a nice soundstage,with good detail.These are not your cheapy cans from that era.These were definetely a little higher on the food chain.Personally,I like them better than the pairs of 414s Ive owned,and much,much more compatible with my ipod playing lossless files.
Does anyone have any info on them?Im not fishing for info for an auction,or anything like that.I plan to keep these around.Definetely a very pleasant surprise.
Jimmy
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post #2 of 7
Congratulations on your find.
I think they look very much like my Pioneer SE L40. My guess is they are an OEM version of the Pioneer.
LL
post #3 of 7
I've seen the design (or something very similar) several times on ebay but with a different brand label, can't quite place it though. Vintage Panasonics maybe? My memory is letting me down.

Edit - aaahhh, Pioneer, of course.
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i've had a few sonic headphones. couldnt give them away! literally, check the fs forum. the sonic 3 and 4 i've had are low end cans for sure
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I'd like to know more about Sonic and their headphones. The other day I found a pair of sonic pro-80 professional headphones laying around here in a box. Very similar headband but different cans for sure. Thin 1/2-3/4" discs with a speaker inside (open design). I might dig them up for some pictures. I didn't try them out though, I assume they aren't working by now. Mine appear in comparison to either be a cheaper pair and/or either older or newer then yours.
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Congratulations on your find.
I think they look very much like my Pioneer SE L40. My guess is they are an OEM version of the Pioneer.

Wow,those are gorgeous.Yeah,pretty darned close in many respects.What do you think of your Pioneers?I wonder who the OEM manufacturer was on these?
Jimmy
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Congratulations on your find.
I think they look very much like my Pioneer SE L40. My guess is they are an OEM version of the Pioneer.

Wow,those are gorgeous.Yeah,pretty darned close in many respects.What do you think of your Pioneers?I wonder who the OEM manufacturer was on these?
Jimmy


The Pioneer SE-L40 is independent from the SONIC PRO-26, those are the same as QUADRAFLEX 40A, VANCO HF-7G, RYSTL SH-320A and some noname ICC headphones.

The AKAI ASE-7 and TEAC HP-100 seem to be the larger brothers.

The OEM may be the same who produced the similar but cheaper looking PHONIA TE-1074, ROYAL SOUND HP-40 and INTERCORD KH-701 and VENDOMATIC VH-106 with half ball domes. The JESKO IC-90L is part of the same family although it has rounded rectangular earshells.

Ray


Edited by DENONATOR - 2/17/14 at 2:45pm
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