V.Rare Square holed Yamaha HP-2 Orthodynamic
Will Ship To: Anywhere
For sale is this v.rare square holed driver version of the Yamaha HP-2.
I traded Wualta three orthos for this sometime back to get him to part with it.
(Colour of headphone: Maroon)
The main unique thing about this pair is the drivers have square and tapered holes, unlike pretty much all known Yamaha orthos which have round holed drivers. The reason I traded so many headphones for this was that it is not only very rare, but the Yamaha wualta considered that Yamaha originally meant ortho drivers to sound like (sound good stock).
It sounds great, good bass and treble. But the right driver has an issue that each time you plug in the headphone it is frozen, you have to blow into it to get it going (im not sure why, wualta said he never noticed that, but it is how i got it). So that may be an issue for some.
Since this isprobably the very first batch of Yamaha Orthos ever made (wualta's guess), the condition is also fairly worn.
The headstrap has been replaced with one from a Yamaha HP-1 (since the original all the plastic had gone from it, even this HP-1 headstrap i have repaired in one point where it cracked (a typical flaw that occurs), but otherwise its ok).
Its a v.nice and unique part of ortho history, but the flaws of the driver and condition make it imperfect. I have only ever seen one other example of this square holed HP-2, so its extremely hard to find.
Im located in UK and would take Paypal payment in a way that i incur no fees (so either you pay the fee or send by gift/personal paypal payment), or UK bank transfer.
I can post worldwide at whatever the postage actually costs.
Since I traded three headphones for this, not exacly sure of the asking price, lemme know if your interested and throw something out there.
Edit: put up a pretty low price for it.
Edited by Kabeer - 7/22/12 at 11:39am