I recently acquired these cans from an ebay auction claiming they were in good condition although used. Having bought a k240 and k340 around the same time of which one seemed to be NOS (still bagged with all foils and plastic covering still attached) and the other in a excellent state although a bit smelly, I was hoping this would be another little jewel.
Oh how I was wrong...
They only arrived today after some shipping problems and I started the fun job of cleaning them.
I immediately noticed ( appart from smoke particles..) glue marks around the right cup together with what seemed to be cut marks from prying them open.
Long story short, someone obviously had "repaired" them and didn't do a really solid job to say the least :
They ruined the outer cup and cover, outer headband 'wings' and the wiring & rubber bands which are easily replaceable.
It seemed the right side was effectively wired with a single strand to the wings over to the other side with the general idea of more solder is better.
So, I'm looking for an address, phone number, email or anything of the like of a company selling spare parts in Europe. I've read several topics where the general person to contact seemed to be Mark in the US. But since those are a few years old..
Items I would need are according to the service manual :
2040m0209 outer headband
2381m1101 cover complete
2073z1502 foam ring (are these really needed? they seem to have no real use as far as i can see)
On the inside of the cups there are ... well, picture is a 1000 words so :
these things (the platform sticking out). The foam seemed to have died of or damaged. Can I repair these with a litle bit of DIY or should I just order a complete new set of these? Or do these wholes effect the sound in no way at all?
In the end, I am wondering if it is still worth restoring these... Should I just try to find another set on ebay and forget about these? I have really no idea how rare these are or are becoming in EU.