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What headphones haves you recently found or bought?

Discussion in 'Headphones Area' started by Command8, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Command8

    Command8 Member

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    I bought and repaired these 1960's Howland West Cis-300 Headphones.
    Took me an afternoon to fix the broken cable and replace the 6.5mm jack to 3.5mm, Sucks i don't have soldering tools so i just used a bic and a lot of wire connectors.
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  2. walkman archive

    walkman archive Administrator Staff Member

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    I recently bought the Focal Elear as I already shared, but last year I got this nice, old headphones.

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    It doesn't sound very well, but hey, they look cool, don't they? :biggrin:
     
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  3. Radio Raheem

    Radio Raheem Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    have 3 pairs, sony mdr cd3000 grado ps1000 and sony xb1000 all exelent cans, the sony mdr cd 3000 please me the most because it's taken me over 20 years to find a pair worth having, aparantly there not that rare but finding a pair in worthwile condition is another thing
     
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    transwave5 New Member

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    I remember a nice looking headphones, but it did not sound good
    opened it up and the driver was a transistor radio speakers in them :laugh:
     
  6. DrZoidberg

    DrZoidberg New Member

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    What type was that? :)
     
  7. Helaba

    Helaba Active Member

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    Oh oh oh..... Thats just looking like a very dangerous fix..... This cans are Some stuff for Star Wars movies.. :)
     
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    sennheiser pxc 450 for 30 euro. strange use it more than grado rs 1 or sennheiser he60. my computer rulezz, long live mp3, far worse than cd or lp. 95% i use comput, strange
     
  9. DrZoidberg

    DrZoidberg New Member

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    Aiwa HP-X10, the long awaited crown jewel :)
     

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  10. Helaba

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    Is the Aiwa any good? Where do you place them among others?
     
  11. DrZoidberg

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    It depends on which others. I have the Sony MDR-51, MDR-62, MDR-M44, Aiwa HP-A550, also I had the V99 (I'd like
    one these days as well :) ), I have the Sony MDR-E484, had the M88.
    And yes, from all of these, the X10 is the best so far. Unmatched subltety, details, soundstage. An instant, total favourite.
     
  12. Command8

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    Has anyone ever used the beyerdynamic dt 330 mkii, or a beyerdynamic model in general? I have my dad's old pair which has really deteriorated; The headband is curved at an arc, the ear pads are not surprisingly done for and I need to re-solder in new cables. I am unsure whether it is worth the time, effort and investment. Furthermore, since they are DJ headphones does that mean the impedance on them is too high that they can't be used with modern hardware?
     
  13. Mystic Traveller

    Mystic Traveller Active Member S2G Supporter

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    Decided to return to headphones' world a bit and recently bought a Denon AH-D7100 and Triple Driver Westone UM Pro 30.
     
  14. walkman archive

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    I have a DT990 of 250 Ohms and it sounds really well. It has a V-sounding profile and I think it can be one of the best sounding, cheap, open headphones out there. For 150 euros I cannot think of another that sounds so well.

    I've heard the D7000 recently and was impressed of how good they sound. Impressive for a closed headphone.
     

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