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Lafayette F-990

post #1 of 13
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I did a search for these headphones, and it didn't produce.

Was wondering if anyone has a pair of these old headphones. If you have these or heard of these, do you have any spec on them?


Lafayette F-990
post #2 of 13
I just got a pair for free in a yard sale box. I was hoping to find out more myself. I like them and think they sound good. I was wondering if that is plastic or metal inside the earcups. Nice headphones for free.
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Lafayette Radio was a chain store that sold Hi-Fi gear and DIY stuff like amp kits, speakers.......etc. They went out-of-business a long time ago, I'd guess 30 years.
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I'm getting a pair of these soon off ebay. I'm really excited to get these headphones!
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My father owns a pair of F-500's. They sound good for being 40 years old. Really heavy!
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if anyone is still looking for specs on the Lafayette F-990's you can go here:
Lafayette F-990 - Wikiphonia
post #7 of 13
talk about depreciation:

Originally valued at $29.95 in 1973. Today they generally go for around $5 to $15 used.

happy listening.
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post
talk about depreciation:

Originally valued at $29.95 in 1973. Today they generally go for around $5 to $15 used.

happy listening.
I guess it's good for us vintage audio guys. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for vintage headphones.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Trance88 View Post
I guess it's good for us vintage audio guys.
no doubt

or I could say, they've held their value


the F-990 is one of those obscure 'phones I see mentioned from time to time, would love to hear at some point, but never bring myself to buy or hunt down
post #10 of 13
I found these that I have owned for over 25 years still work and very well I might add.
I wanted to have good headphones but not spend 300 dollars or something ridicules like that.
So I bought a simple $2 adaptor and I am using with my IPAD 2. I really enjoy the sound it's very good. Quality matters folks. They are metal plates inside not plastic how about that.
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F 990 we are talking about sorry just to be sure what people know what I am referring to.
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Lenco K105, quite nice actually...

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Originally Posted by Virgoman0 View Post

I found these that I have owned for over 25 years still work and very well I might add.
I wanted to have good headphones but not spend 300 dollars or something ridicules like that.
So I bought a simple $2 adaptor and I am using with my IPAD 2. I really enjoy the sound it's very good. Quality matters folks. They are metal plates inside not plastic how about that.


Hello

I  just received mine "like new" today and I have to say that the sound is really good. Yes, a little obscure but ...  I compared it with HD 580 and ATH A900X let me tell you that the instrument separation is almost the same of ATH. 

This is amazing. 

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