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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby Chimera » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:17 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:... and if you do decide to buy... Scan Computers often have 'ex-demo' headphones of various sorts at bargain prices. That's where I got my 702s.

Top Tip Mike. Thanks you.
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:53 pm

Another +1 for Scan, my B Stock K702s cost about £80 but I'm sure I saw them even cheaper a few weeks ago.
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby desmond » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:58 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:Another +1 for Scan, my B Stock K702s cost about £80 but I'm sure I saw them even cheaper a few weeks ago.

I ordered a pair from Scan yesterday, at about £65... :thumbup:
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:14 pm

Absolute bargain IMHO.
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:48 pm

And thoroughly worn in as well ;)

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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby desmond » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:50 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:And thoroughly worn in as well ;)

Just like my ears... :lol:
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby wireman » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:15 pm

A different use case (purchased for listening to CDs) I know but I have a pair of

Sony MDR CD750

headphones which could possibly be getting on for 30 years old.
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby desmond » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:04 am

desmond wrote:I ordered a pair from Scan yesterday, at about £65... :thumbup:

...and a bit over two weeks in, they've broken. :shock: :frown:

(They were fine, went to use them tonight, and the left driver cut in/out, then stopped working. I can only get it to work if I hold the outside of the left headphone, or tilt my head to the right. Which is, not exactly optimal...)

And in the current situation, I can't exactly pop to the post office to return them either. Frustrating...
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby 10K-DB Music » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:17 am

Ive had the same set of Sony 7506 headphones for over 10 years,,they work great still,,cant beat em for the price
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby Dynamic Mike » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:19 am

AKG 702 replacement pads from Thomann (can't find them anywhere else) cost £46 inc. postage. which is only £19 less than a complete refurbished pair from Scan! I have the K702 65th Anniversary Edition for which direct replacement parts don't appear to exist.

Replacement earpads & leather headband pads for my (much older) HD25's cost a fraction of the AKG prices & can be sourced direct from Sennheiser. I like my AKG 702's but probably wouldn't buy from them again.
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Re: Headphone longevity

Postby R_A » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:57 am

HD650s 11 years old, worn everyday for hours, in good nick.
DT770 Pro began to perish after about 6 years

This thread has some Audeze LCD-X info:
https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 80#p598788

Imo, Sennheiser are the best choice for a thrifty audio engineer, who does not want to skimp on quality.
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