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Your first headphones?

post #1 of 29
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Simply, which headphones were the first you ever used? Excluding things like iBuds and the on-ear foam cheapies that come with walkmans, of course.

 

Mine were the KOSS K/6X Plus. Got them when I was 8, found them at a local garage sale for $5 and made my grandma buy them for me. Didn't actually get to use them until about 2 years later, when I found a (mono) 1/4" adapter. They weren't very comfy but my small ears were very happy with them. They're incredibly sturdy and light; I tossed and tangled them and never managed to break them. I still have them, and interestingly enough I still enjoy them from time to time, they're nothing special but they're better sounding than my M50 and they're pretty stylish. 

 

Anyone else?

post #2 of 29

It eludes me what model they were but I started on a old pair of Sony on ear headphones which were about $30 in 1994. They had a warm overall sound but not overly bassy. I've never been able to remember or find out what model they were as I was a kid at the time.


Edited by UNIFi - 4/10/14 at 8:04pm
post #3 of 29
Beyer COP's for around $160.
post #4 of 29
Koss ksc35

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post #5 of 29
Wow, this takes me back a few years! For me, it was my Koss pro 4/AA.
post #6 of 29

Mine were the Ortho-Dynamic Yamahas.  I purchased them for $79 at around the time CDs were first introduced.  I was the first guy on the block to get a CD player... an NAD.

post #7 of 29
In 1999, I asked a German friend who DJed what to buy and he said AKG, so I bought a K501. That one was destroyed in a flood in 2009. As it was out of production, I was forced to try new things.
post #8 of 29

remember like it was yesterday...  I was a head-fier decades before there was such a thing.  Go back to 1984, I was 13 and I used my lawn mowing $$$ for this head-fi rig:

 

 

Sennheiser MiniStar100... these were made in Germany.  I wish I still had em.


Edited by kramer5150 - 4/10/14 at 11:05pm
post #9 of 29
My first headfi purchase

post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by artusor View Post

Wow, this takes me back a few years! For me, it was my Koss pro 4/AA.

 

Same here :D I must have been a wee lad of four years when my dad put them on my head and it was like getting zapped by pure magical euphoria as the sound new and unique traveled into my noggin as my first conscious awareness of body and mind oneness occurred.

post #11 of 29

I'm baffled by how many of you guys actually recall the brand/model of your first headphones. First ones I know I got specifically were the V-Moda Bass Freq buds back in like 2006. Up until then it was whatever Sony or Phillips things I could get my hands on at the local department store. 

post #12 of 29

The first headphone I can remember buying, before I found Head-fi, was a Porta-Pro.  I remember buying a bunch of headphones at Circuit City...I returned the ones I didn't like and I kept the Porta-Pro.

post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

I'm baffled by how many of you guys actually recall the brand/model of your first headphones. First ones I know I got specifically were the V-Moda Bass Freq buds back in like 2006. Up until then it was whatever Sony or Phillips things I could get my hands on at the local department store. 

 

Well for me it was that my first headphone (Koss Pro 4AA) stayed in the family all the way up to 1996 being passed on to me since no one else in the house was into headphones. By 1996 they were on their last legs but fortunately for me I was more into speakers back then. Then around 2004 I got myself a Koss UR-40 which I used on and off. It wasn't until I came across Head-Fi I got the Audio Technica ATH AD700 at JandR in New York City during 2007 that I really started using headphones on a regular basis and trying out different ones. Just got the HiFiMan HE-400 this past holiday season and they will probably be the end game for me.


Edited by Hellbishop - 4/11/14 at 9:14am
post #14 of 29
Lots of Kosses it seems.
post #15 of 29

The Sennheiser PX360. Eventually broken via a hammer blow to the gimbal (don't even ask as I won't tell).

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