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Hi all.

I'm looking for some ideas for nice storage boxes for headphones. I guess I could always make my own box out of wood (like I have the time). If I can get a nice box (could be unfinished) for a good price I would definitely get one for each of my cans. Preferably something modern or retro looking, I don't want any antique looking ones
Or if you have other storage ideas.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 
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a suggestion:

JMT posted this in my thread in Cables/Acces for a case for my amp and AC adapter.

Jude used to use this i believe.
 
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nice link, thanks.

my wallet is gonna be sorry, buy my phones will be safe and happy.

ill post if i think of other ideas.
there was an old thread using aluminum briefcases, they looked pretty sweet. you can prob search the cables/access forum to see pics...search for "case" or somesuch. some ppls' looked really nice with silky cloths and custom cut foam
 
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Those aluminum cases are junk. You can find the Pelicans on eBay for the same price and there is no comparison between the two. I recently won a 1200 and the seller worked with me on two others. He's an authorized dealer, has them in stock, and ships them right out. Check http://www.casesbypelican.net/Mercha...y_Code=PC-1200 for prices (I believe FCJ bought from them) and you'll know what they go for. The eBay seller's ID is heartland-safety. Either way you'll get a good price and a good case. Good Luck !

 
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Highwaystar: have you tried the aluminum cases? Why are they so bad? They looked cool, but I suspected they were of poor build quality. I almost bought one, so I'd like to hear your take on them.
 
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Highwaystar: have you tried the aluminum cases? Why are they so bad? They looked cool, but I suspected they were of poor build quality. I almost bought one, so I'd like to hear your take on them.


I've actually got like 4 or 5 of them. They're very cheap imitations of another line of cases (name I can't recall, but it's not Anvil
). Don't get me wrong, for storage they should be OK, but they're not watertight, dust-proof, etc like the Pelicans. And if you're going to be transporting them, forget it. They show every little mark, the thin aluminum skin isn't that tough (and I don't think tough is a word I want to be using here) and there's a lot of plastic in their construction. And there's no sealing gasket like the Pelicans or Haliburtons. (Hell, if you got the bucks, buy a Zero...) If you can get the Pelicans for the same price as these aluminum wannabees, it's a no brainer. The Pelicans are tough, waterproof, dust-proof, wear very well and are warrantied for life. Hey, convinced yet ?
 
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Thank you much, that's just the info I needed!
 
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Great info HighwayStar, it definitely sounds like a much better case. The aluminum one looks nice from the pics but I need good, safe, durable and functional storage for my headphone collection. Now I'm off to listening to my new AKG 501s and comparing them to my other cans, so little necessary for nirvana


Thanks guys for all your help!
 
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One last thought, you might want to go with the 1300, it's deeper and better suited for larger cans with non-swiveling driver enclosures. The 1200 will hold two pairs of Grados, but Senn 580/600 with a heavy replacement cable (like a Clou) are much more comfortable in the 1300.

 
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thanks highwaystar

your recommendation is a big plus

im not sure im gonna tote one of those to work, but i think ill definitely get one for storage, traveling by plane, etc
 
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One last thought, you might want to go with the 1300, it's deeper and better suited for larger cans with non-swiveling driver enclosures. The 1200 will hold two pairs of Grados, but Senn 580/600 with a heavy replacement cable (like a Clou) are much more comfortable in the 1300.


Cool! I was just comparing measurements since I was wondering if I could store two cans in one. Looks like I should be able to fit the AKG 501s and AT W100s in to the 1500 fine. But for the price of one 1500 at $78 you can get two 1300s for $70 and my Grado's should be happy in the 1200

Maybe I should think forward and just get four 1300s
 
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Thank Neil, he started it all
I don't know how he manages to stuff everything in there (advantage of the stock cable I guess
) but you'll see in the pics the 1200 is pretty slim, (5", outside dimensions. The 1300 is 7")

http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showt...s+portable+rig
 
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How about a display case so you can show off your collection?
Maybe something to hang on a wall with glass doors? Maybe even backlights or one of the neon computer case mods... ok take it easy (to myself)
 
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