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Thanks for the tip.  I guess I won't mess with it.  

 

I'm sure that headband pad will not be cheap considering the ear pads alone are $33 each from Pioneer parts.

 

I DJ in about 10 years ago when Trance and raves were in.  I still have my SL-1200s and Rane mixer, but they don't get much use these days.  I keep telling myself that I will transfer my old vinyls to digital, but I never got around to it and may never will.  I have a ton of Trance classics that are no longer available.  

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post #32 of 53
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Thanks for the tip.  I guess I won't mess with it.  

 

I'm sure that headband pad will not be cheap considering the ear pads alone are $33 each from Pioneer parts.

 

I DJ in about 10 years ago when Trance and raves were in.  I still have my SL-1200s and Rane mixer, but they don't get much use these days.  I keep telling myself that I will transfer my old vinyls to digital, but I never got around to it and may never will.  I have a ton of Trance classics that are no longer available.  

 

Actually I just thought of something.  It's gonna take a little time - okay a lot of time - but you could polish down the unit first.  All you'd have to do it get some felt tips/wheels and some polishing compound, and then you can go to town.  Once the plastic is more or less smooth, then you could spray varnish it.  Heck, you may even want to consider making it a true fire engine red first.  Like I said though, it'll take a bit of time . . . and at the end of the day I think it'd be much faster to just hang these up and put on the 751.

 

Yeah, ripping from vinyl is so alluring, yet such a timesuck.  Besides the fact that it all needs to happen in realtime, there's the matter of setting it all up (making a preamp, etc.).  Still, you can hear them calling to you from their crates, and you know you're gonna have to do it sooner or later.  wink.gif


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That's way too much work to spend on painting it.  I'll have to reproduce the Pioneer logo too if I go fire engine red.  I'll just enjoy it the way it is. :)

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I'll have to reproduce the Pioneer logo too if I go fire engine red.

 

Oh right, I totally forgot about that . . . nevermind then.  Although come to think of it, Krylon does make a stained glass paint that is supposed to be translucent.  Maybe you could give it a coat of that and then clean off the logo area with some thinner before it sets?


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you guys look like the guys to help. Looking for a cheap pair of cans in Japan, and pioneer has really stood out (inc 721). Posted some options in another post if you have some advice that would be awesome

I am new to headphones, based purely on specs it looks like mj541, then with sj55, then mj721?
Edited by smallrewards - 6/26/12 at 2:05pm
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I like the 751 more due to the more exciting sound and better build quality.
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I like the 751 more due to the more exciting sound and better build quality.

 

+1  Not saying that the SE-MJ721 is bad, because its not.  But ahh, the SE-MJ751s are soooo much better in nearly every quantifiable way (except for price).


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post #38 of 53
I totally agree, but the 751 is 6,345 yen, the 541 is new....not sure about the build but seems ok.... Said rare earth meta, driver in Japanese? ...and is 3,900 yen, the 721 was 3163... Can't quite bring myself to spend 6,300 yen, but I agree on quality and comfort

UPDATE: you have tempted me in the other thread and below, so I will shop and see if i cant find it for 5,000 yen (about 60 bucks) but that is already pushing it with my comfort level, so making it 76ish equivalent would just be overkill for me i am afraid, though it does sound like an awesome deal, and knowing me I might cave in. Just really wanted to keep it cheap, so I am still fighting for that goal.
Edited by smallrewards - 6/26/12 at 2:53pm
post #39 of 53

Well most headphones these days contain rare earth metals in the sense that neodymium is a rare earth magnet, so that's just a marketing spin way of saying neodymium.

 

Like HiFiGuy, I've got both the 751 and the 721, and I would say that the 751 is totally worth the price difference.  Put it this way, I think you (and your daughter) would be "content" with the 721s, but you'd both be "happy" with the 751s.  Isn't your daughter's happiness worth a few thousand Yen?  Lol, just kidding.  smile.gif

 

From a "good deal" perspective, consider that Newegg has the 751 here in the States for $129.99 USD.  You can do the math on 6,345 Yen, but you'd be saving a grip getting them at that price.


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post #40 of 53
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The build quality on the 721 is a bit lacking compared to the 751. The real thing does not look like the marketing material. Take a look at my unboxing video of the 721 in Red
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post #41 of 53

Quick question. On the 751, does the cord unplug from the actual headphone itself, so if there is a short in the headphone I can simply buy a new cord instead of scrapping the whole headphone? I did find it for 5,400 yen....but it takes 2 weeks shipping, possibly arriving the day before i leave...cutting it pretty close.

Thats what it looks like here, but I cant remember for sure, and all this Japanese info is starting to blow my mind.


Edited by smallrewards - 6/26/12 at 3:12pm
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Quick question. On the 751, does the cord unplug from the actual headphone itself, so if there is a short in the headphone I can simply buy a new cord instead of scrapping the whole headphone?

Thats what it looks like here, but I cant remember for sure, and all this Japanese info is starting to blow my mind.


Yup, another bonus!  On the 721 its a fixed cord.


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post #43 of 53

Well, that def makes me want it more. The number one reason I do not like to spend much money on headphones is that the cord has always broken on me in the past....:)
 

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Thankfully I've never had that problem myself.  20 years of headphone lovin' and never once a damaged cord - maybe I'm just the exceptional freak.  The 751 does cost more, but I think its the better value.  Not only can you replace cords, but you can also swap cords.  The US version of the 751 (which is what I have) comes with an Apple-compatible 3-button cord with integrated mic - so it's a headset as well.  I'm not sure the Japanese version has that cable (HiFiGuy has the Japanese version and would know better).  But the fact that said cord exists means that you can always score one from Pioneer if you wanted that feature.


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Thankfully I've never had that problem myself.  20 years of headphone lovin' and never once a damaged cord - maybe I'm just the exceptional freak.  The 751 does cost more, but I think its the better value.  Not only can you replace cords, but you can also swap cords.  The US version of the 751 (which is what I have) comes with an Apple-compatible 3-button cord with integrated mic - so it's a headset as well.  I'm not sure the Japanese version has that cable (HiFiGuy has the Japanese version and would know better).  But the fact that said cord exists means that you can always score one from Pioneer if you wanted that feature.

+1 on the added feature and value.
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