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My vintage headphones

Edit - another pair bought so added to this thread.

AKG K140 600 ohm closed backed studio headphones from c1975. They work perfectly and are in very good condition. 

               

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Re: My thiry five year old headphones.

Nice Yes


 

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Thanks David. Have you got any old headphones gathering dust in the recesses of your store room?

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REspect!

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Nice cans! And I thought my Sennheiser HD520s (mk1s) c.1986 were old!

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Nice five year old cans, what does thiry mean is that the make.

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Very nice. Hope I look as good when I am thirty five Big Smile


How often do they get used?

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Re: My thiry five year old headphones.
idc:Thanks David. Have you got any old headphones gathering dust in the recesses of your store room?


Naah, we're pretty quick to move stuff on now. I do have a 20+ year old Sony MDRA40 headphones I used to use with my cassette Walkman around 87/88 - still in good nick and working Smile


 

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jimdonnelly:

Very nice. Hope I look as good when I am thirty five Big Smile

How often do they get used?

All the time at the moment. 

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Old is GO(L)D !!

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Bought for £25, the Sony DR-4C from pre 1979. They pre-date the ipod as they needs loads of power to run them. They are supra aural, closed backed and do not leak any sound at all. The thick vinyl pads direct all of the sound straight into the ear, so sound stage is lacking. The sound is OK, a bit dull, but I will give them some more time to get used to them. They are in very good condition....

            

 

           

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That bottom pic looks like a stethoscope. Big Smile

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These are my Sennheiser HD560 Ovation MkII's which I bought in the early 90's





I remember I paid £125 in a sale for these and my girlfriend at the time thought I'd gone mad.

They still sound great to this day, I did replace the earpad cushions last year, good as new.

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My latest purchases, both came boxed and as new......

    

 

Panasonic EAH 500 (1980)

       

They are very comfortable with foam pads. They go a good level of bass and are easy to drive. They came in as Walkmans were becoming more common and pop, heavy metal had increased demands for bass response. Before that headphones were really the preserve of the audiophile and were tuned more towards classical and jazz. They had big open sound stages and an emphasis on the midrange. The Sony's are a classic example of that. To me they sound too light, like a brighter version of the AKG K701/2.

Sony DR5A (1974)

 

      

 

 

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Nice. Keep 'em coming. After being inspired by the forum I'm starting to get a taste for head-fi, it won't replace my main setup but it has its own attractions, one of them being that it is easier to start and store a headphone collection. Interesting seeing all of the different sounds one can get for outlay equivalent to what many might spend on a change of speaker cable.

Loving the reports/insights on the different styles and attractions of the older headphones, but I could even just develop a headphone fetish from being able to check out the designs and appearance in the photos. 

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Re: My thiry five year old headphones.

Yamaha HP-2's from around the same time. Superb then, still superb now, though a little worn around the edges.

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