For Sale or Trade:
***SOLD*** Original "Smeggy" Ziricote Thunderpants (Tuneable version) with New SR007 Pads. Beautiful wood cupped headphones.
Will Trade For: HD800
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Up for sale is a pair of beautiful original "Smeggy" Ziricote wood Thunderpants. These are closed back orthodynamic headphones which are TUNEABLE. The Thunderpants uses Fostex T50RP orthodynamic drivers in a custom wood enclosure.
This particular TPs cups are made from the rare and highly expensive Ziricote wood, which is also sometimes used for making expensive guitars. It known to have a big deep sound in the bass. It is slightly similar to Brazilian Rosewood but is more beautiful, better sounding, a lot rarer and therefore much more expensive!
I love the look and feel of these headphones but they don't have the sort of FR I am looking for. I prefer a more U-shaped FR rather than a flatter one. I recently sold some Audeze LCD2s for exactly the same reason.
Construction and condition of these TPs is really is top notch, - better than the LCD2 in my opinion, - especially the finishing of the wood. The finishing of everything is superb, - the cable is a silver plated copper affair, and is very un-microphonic unlike the LCD2 stock cable and much lighter and smaller too. Bear in mind too these were quite recently made and they also have removable baffles with screws, so the damping can be easily modified which is not the case for some TPs which are sealed and therefore untuneable. The damping is tuned for the SR007 pads the headphone come with. These pads were bought by Paul and are brand new and unused. They also come with some Denon style pads but they sound quite a bit better with the SR007 pads in my opinion.
Here is the description from Smeggy’s original advert from Head-case :
”These are the latest/greates and made with very expensive and exotic Ziricote. They have tapered baffles that are thinner at the rim than the middle so the pads fit well and you get the right amount of ear space for sound and comfort. The finish is Teak oil followed by True-oil. Once dry they were rubbed down with mineral spirits, lightly scuffed and given a couple of coats of vinyl sanding sealer followed by multiple coats of stringed instrument lacquer and finally buffed to a high shine with Behlens buffing compound.
The baffles are held in place with four countersunk brass screws on each side. There is a foam gasket to seal the cups and have one bass port. Very comfy as usual. The wire is 19 strand SPC with a teflon and kapton coating so they are pretty thin. The plug is neutrik.”
I am asking what I paid for these which is $SOLD with shipping and paypal fees on top (or gift paypal is also fine). Will ship worldwide.
Shipping cost with insurance:
Hong Kong/Japan/Australia etc £20
This a great opportunity to own a pair of beautiful and unique headphones.
Alternatively to selling straight I would seriously consider a couple of trades, - one I am really looking for is a trade for an HD800 which I am eager to try (I will add cash of course). Not really interested in that much else, but try me anyway you never know! Please bear in mind I've tried all the Stax phones out there and more (a few I "made"), - tried all of them apart from the Omega I, and I resold all of them too!. None of them were right for me.
Please see my Head-fi and Ebay feedback below.
Edited by Col12 - 11/5/10 at 10:19am