Size comparison to the Denon D5000:
Size comparison to DT770:
I've just fired them up.
I can't find ANYTIHNG about these online, apart from an Italian blog, that just discusses the brand.
I know that Maruni made some Electret phones back in the day, but I highly doubt these fall into that category.
I've decided that instead of just asking if anyone knows anything about them, I'll give them a full review myself. No real point, other than just for common interest.
I'll come back later with a full review, once I've given them some solid hours, but my first impressions so far:
Build Quality: Stunning. Definitely not of this era. A lot of Metal parts, solid housing, and *very* comfortable. We're talking Beyerdynamic comfortable. I have a large head, so it might have something to do with that. It actually has individual volume knobs on each ear. The potentiometers are soft, turn well, and feel great. One is a little crackly, but still turns like a dream.
Impedance: Large. Typical of vintage cans, I guess. But it requires more power than my 250ohm DT770's do, so it's asking for a fair bit.
Quick run-down on sound:
Detailed, strong, layered bass. Surprising for an open-back vintage headphone, honestly I expected it to just sound very mid-heavy, with no top end or bass.. But that's just not the case. The bass isn't as prominent as in the DT770 or D5000, but is dynamic, quick, and textured.
Mids, are a little spiky. Fairly accurate, but upper register leaves a bit to be desired.
Highs, are interesting. There is some roll-off involved, but not enough to muffle anything. It's actually the much higher end of things, the more "sibilant" area of the frequency scale, that has been a little rolled. For me personally, I enjoy a warmer signature, and I tend to like my music quite loud, so I enjoyed this, as it wasn't painfully sibilant.
The highs are still present, however. They have a relaxed, non-fatiguing sound.
The cable is a 1/4" Jack connector, and is falling apart. I'd love to re-cable these headphones, purely for longevity. If anyone knows somewhere in Australia to get this done professionally, let me know, as I'm not willing to attempt it myself.
I'll post more details later, if anyone is interested. If you guys have any details on this brand, I'd love to hear it.
Edited by White Lotus - 6/21/15 at 8:08pm