[LAU] headphones question?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sun Aug 29 00:57:25 CEST 2021

Karen Lewellen <klewellen at shellworld.net> writes:

> Hi everyone,
> Anyone now of a site source where I can provide the detailed
> specifications I am seeking, and then get a list of options?
> i have a treasured pair of JVC headphones with a short near the plug.
> While i am getting them repaired, hopefully soon,   it might not be a
> bad idea to find alternatives...not happy that I did not buy a couple
> of pairs when I last found them a few years ago.
> Hoping for a resource, because specs are more challenging given so
> many wear headphones as a fashion statement these days.
> Thoughts?

Well, Elega196C are not a fashion statement as the earpads (originally a
flat soft layer of black open-cell foam) will have disintegrated long
ago and been replaced by some more or less questionable alternative by
their previous owner.

I stocked up on my original one from 40+ years ago a few years ago and
equipped either with some cheap round earpad, making for even less of a
useful fashion statement.

Back in the days when there were still brick-and-mortar HiFi stores, I
went through the whole rack of headphones in my affordable price range.
I find them ok to wear over longer amounts of time (though they might
have been nicer with the original pads) and of reasonable accuracy.
Like with any comparatively personal preference, there is no guarantee
that you'd come to the same conclusion.

They are sometimes on Ebay et al for comparatively cheap.  If nothing
else, a conversation piece.

David Kastrup

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