New old headphones

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Snowfire
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New old headphones

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I treated myself this week to a second hand pair of SP3 Dynatron headphones.

These were my first experience of hi-fi back in 1971 when my Dad acquired a Garrard record deck, a Rogers Ravensbrook amplifier and Dynatron headphones.

I listened to them today and compared them to my modern Sennheisers. They were fine but clearly technology has come a long way. There is a clarity that doesnt come through with the old SP3s but I just wanted to relive the big heavy padded cans.

They are immaculate and were a bargain at £40 but the seller was a heavy smoker and I haven't as yet managed to get the smell off, so any advice on that score would be appreciated.
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Get a sealable plastic bag large enough to enclose the headset, and add a couple of those fabric softener dryer sheets, and leave for several hours, or even overnight.
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Thanks, I had thought along those lines

Ive wiped them several times with a lemon wipe and that doesn't touch the sides.

He was a PROPER smoker, this fella

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A scrubbing with good old Bicarbonate of Soda seems to be the best answer to pretty much all cleaning problems.
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wow, I listened to music with them once and actually really dig the sound! Great buy!
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I'd not seen the thread before. Nor have I heard of the headphones, come to that. I tend toward either Sony or Sennhauser (obviously), but I'd put in a good word for Jowan's noise cancelling Bluetooth set if I could but remember the name of them. Damson XD, a small UK startup. Very comfortable, very effective wired or wireless and not wildly expensive. Given how shot my ears are, any over-ear headphone is good news but the noise-cancelling element when traveling is amazing.
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