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Re: My thiry five year old headphones.

Any photos Petherick? Do you have the nice box they come in?

Here are my AKG K280 Parabolics. You can see that each side has two drivers which makes for a very big, fat but clear and very stereophonic sound. I don't know the year, but they were produced in 1987 and 1995. At 75 ohms and SPL 94db/mW they are easy enough to drive. They are rapidly becoming my favorite headphones just for their sheer power. They leak loads of sound, but the family will have to get used to that.

       

      

      

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Classic 1970s Pioneer SE305 headphones. Easily available on ebay for £20ish and a great starter vintage headphone. They are built like the proverbial tank, are heavy, but with all the padding, very comfortable. Easy to drive, so do not need major amping and virtually leakless. The sound is bassy and unlike other 1970s headphones, but that makes them more to the modern taste.

             

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Virtually unused AKG K340 Electrostatic-Dynamic headphones.......

        

 

       

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The Quadraflex 40A. Made for an American chain called Pacific Stereo, I think by Pioneer......

            

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You're getting quite a collection together! Which ones do you use most?

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Re: My thiry five year old headphones.
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Epicness!! i am not into headphone listening but looking at these i want to wear a pair and chill to some tunes, i have an av Yammy amp which does have a direct stereo mode with HP/LFE adjustable levels. Do you think this amp would sound ok with headphones? Maybe a silly question to some but i know nothing about headphones and HI-FI listening.


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PJPro:You're getting quite a collection together! Which ones do you use most?

Any one of this lot......

    

...present favourites being the K340 and K280. Of the others the Pioneer SE305 sounds the best. The Pioneer SE205/305 from the 1970s come up on ebay all of the time, many still with the original box. They rarely go for over £30 and are a brilliant start for a vintage collection.

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Epicness!! i am not into headphone listening but looking at these i want to wear a pair and chill to some tunes, i have an av Yammy amp which does have a direct stereo mode with HP/LFE adjustable levels. Do you think this amp would sound ok with headphones? Maybe a silly question to some but i know nothing about headphones and HI-FI listening.

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The Yamaha has a headphone jack behind the front panel and I am sure will work fine with most headphones. I would avoid extremes such as the Sony DR-5 at only 8 ohms and the DR-4C at 10,000 ohms which some amps will struggle with. As above, the Pioneer SE are a good start as they have a more modern sound (i.e they do bass) and are easily available.

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cheers idc im going to browse at the weekend and see what is available.


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Very impressive Mr IDC Yes

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RE: Your system

Another headphone in the collection, the Goldring NS1000

 

 

and the latest addition, the AKG K271 MkII

 

  

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I had these beauties on loan to review them, the Hifiman HE-6

 

 

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No Audio Technica or Beyerdynamics headphones? Impressive collection though!

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