Yamaha Porsche designed headphones
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Hi,

Im feeling retro and nostalgic and as a result I am on a quest to find these dull and impracticle headphones. Black or white, not bothered as long as they work or are servicable....

Can anyone bear to let theres go? Cash waiting, obviously.

Love the forum, many headphone memories!!!

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Hello,

are you talking this?
http://www.yamaha.co.jp/design/produ...006/index.html

I have YHL-003 in original box and manual no longer used, but unfortunatelly ear form pad were already worn out. I don't expect Yamaha services '80 product. It still sounds nice though. If you still are interested in them, PM me.

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It still sounds nice though.


Hmmm, actually I never found the sound any good - but it sure is a funny and fairly unique construction. I've got a black one, btw.

Greetings from Hannover!

Manfred / lini
 
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those headphones are HOT.

simply awsome looking.
 
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They were indeed hot. I remember when they were released, I was heavily into my Yamaha branded hi-fi seperates, and thought that the quality they were known for would have been the same with the headphones. However, they were a major sonic dissapointment. However, in this age of bland white-pod ear buds etc etc etc, im just in the mood for something "interesting and different" regardless of the overall PBQ. The black pair I had were destroyed when a paasing Cyclist caught the cable and yanked the off my head, seperating the cord from the unit, and I never fixed them, and stupidly threw them away.

Can I find a pair on EBAY? Not a chance, so I will have a chat with AKIRA and see if we can come to an arrangement. Missing foam can be replicated.

Akira, what color are they?
 
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For those that have not seen them, here are some more...
 
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Those are the epitome of eighties cool. Absolutely magnificent.
 
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wow, those are WAY ahead of there time, in style anyways. I would own every colour if it was 2020 or around there.
 
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That's a really cool design. Too bad the sound wasn't great, but I guess you can't expect any miracles with drivers this small...
 
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Wow, those are fabulous dahling. I think I would like a pair just to mod with some newer drivers. Very cool design.
 
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Those ARE slick. What other driver could you actually jam in there though? A KSC would never fit, right?
 
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I think I'll be the only one to say that those are absolutely hideous.
I never was a fan of science fiction anyways.
 
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Quote:

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Those ARE slick. What other driver could you actually jam in there though? A KSC would never fit, right?


I can't read any Japanese, but I guess the 23 mm / 25 mm spec is the driver diameter... no way to get any 40 mm drivers in there. The earpieces look that small, too.
 
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The white ones would really look smart with an iPOD or Zen XTRA..... I cant stand in ear buds, and my proper headphones are too nice for wearing out and about.

Anyway, waiting to hear from AKIRA, but still open to finding more if anyone has a pair they are willing to sell.
 
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porsche designed these headphones way back when
now ferrari has an LCD screen
now I'm hearing of a lambo laptop?

what's the world coming to?
 
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