Bang & Olufsen U70 B50 Headphones
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Does anyone know approximately, what the cost of these headphones were Brand new. Bang & Olufsen U70 B50 Headphones They were Mid to late 80's I think ?
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Isn't B&O extremely expensive and not as good as other less expensive brands?
 
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The famous Danish design is going to cost you more than some alternatives, but if you think that's better than other brands is up to you.
 
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About the U70, Peerless used unusually crappy pleather for the pads, so you will either have to be really lucky to find a NOS pair, or have to replace/repair the (then white) pads. (Although, it was not unusuall for Peerless to use crappy pleather, they apparently used it for all their (known) cans. ) According to people who have heard the U70 (not me) the rumor is that the bass is weak.
 
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NOPE! Bass is NOT weak. Just realistic. Very similar to the much vaunted Yamaha HP-1's of the same vintage. These both were AKG killers in their day, and darn respectable now for Opera and Classical music. I own them both and STAX Lamda Pros as well as a few odd AKG pro. monitor phones.
Anybody remember the Jacklin Floats (electrostatics)? Or the superb Sonnus over ear sets?
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About the U70, Peerless used unusually crappy pleather for the pads, so you will either have to be really lucky to find a NOS pair, or have to replace/repair the (then white) pads. (Although, it was not unusuall for Peerless to use crappy pleather, they apparently used it for all their (known) cans. ) According to people who have heard the U70 (not me) the rumor is that the bass is weak.


 
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