May I ask what's so special with the AKG Sextetts like the K240, K250, K340? I know they're vintage and very hard to come by and one is a very interesting electrostat and dynamic hybrid design, do they have a very unique sound that till this day remain extremely good against newer ones?
Nothing that much special about it except I really like them. I've heard them various times at my local meet and always liked them. When my buddy decided to sell them I immediately jumped at the opportunity. They sound smooth and enjoyable so I jumped at the opportunity to own one.
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Congratulations on a good find.
How are the ear cup elastics? Those are usually dead by now.
The K340 was never sold in Sextett configuration, although the K140 and one or two other models were.
I think the appeal mostly comes from the esoteric technology and the age. They have a nice timbre and decent tonal balance and the details are soft compared to current headphones. This makes it very forgiving of source material and upstream components, and if you're lucky with the version you get the net result can be a lush, velvety sound that makes listening very easy.[/quote]
The cups elastics are in excellent condition. If I remember right my buddy scavenged parts from another dead K240. He's quite meticulous about keeping his gear in good working order.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/20/13 at 6:52am