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Telefunken Aqusta Headphones

Telefunken Aqusta Headphones

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If anyone wants to sell their telefunkens LMK
Reporting. At this moment the Aqustas are being burnt-in as these need a lot of time.
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I thank everyone joining this drop!
The fact that they say "restrostyled headphones" right on the cups is a bit tacky, isn't it?
TempuraSwindler
That was intended. The designer's thoughts were to make it a bit gypsish and even a tiny bit grotesque.
I have got one long time ago and it is one of my favorite headphones! After I got them I sold my 712.
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Better sound all around. K712s are very competent but cold/sterile compared to the aqusta.
Talan7
That's mighty interesting, considering the price difference
The colors and design make these look like they would be Tony Stark's father's headphones. I like how boldly weird they are, even if it's going to turn a lot of people off.
These headphones do sound great, I own a set, & if reading all of this discussion and other sites, those who heard or own them say this also. I admit buying them (from T o M) because they reminded me of Sennheiser HD1000 Charleston model, limited run of 1000 vintage sets back then.
Aqusta badged as Telefunken who also has woodied Audion model which is same as Feenix Aria (have that badge model). Telefunken badged Aqusta developed thru NIBOSA AB Sweden, made by Fischer Audio from Russia, made in China, like many headphones are now. FA makes some very fine headphones, have many of them; visit their site to see their fine products and wood cups too.
Aqusta normally sell on ebay & Amazon new for $300 to $335, but Touch of Modern last had them very recently at $125 plus $15 shipping to USA, for $140 total. That sale repeats often, just as others have also said here.
Foto of classic vintage Sennheiser-
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clic on foto for close-up zoom.
They look like someone hired a Ugly hairdresser in her 60's, drives a beat up miata, and recently got divorced to her 4th husband. But how do these sound though?
Well I think these are really cool looking. You guys have boring taste.
Really massdrop? LoL
MarcSpence
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BlueCrowned
My reserch says this is low quality and abuse of a old good brand name. Its also available on other sites for around 100 bucks
I just took these to a head fi meet in PA a couple of weeks ago. Everyone asked what the hell are those. Everyone who listened to them were like ”wow, these are hood.” I gave my extra pair yo Zeos, who really liked them by the way, yo do a review. I guarantee, these will be respected in a short time and people will be chomping at the big to get them. I have Elears and find myself reaching for these more.
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I meant bit. Zeos should be reviewing these soon as I gave him my 2nd pair.
Talan7
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I know, the ‘hood’ part was just funny... new term of endearment for fugly cans that still sound good. Just no damn BeatOffs or EarTampons (AirPods) allowed.
I like the specs.... 32 ohm +- 15% .. like, you name it ! :D
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The shows up on Touch of Modern.com several Times a year
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Oh, they are good!
I was looking at them every time they would come up at ToMo in the past two years and did not buy. Nobody was buying them. The 'sold out' sign at ToMo just indicates the sale is over for this particular item, not that the item really was sold out.
it reminds me of the Audioquest Nighthawks somehow. Looks similar and same(?) driver.
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Mowsen23
Agreed. Came to type the same thing. Almost like the NH's are a more modern iteration of this funky guy. That said, I'm pretty certain the drivers are different. NH's driver unit is of different size (50mm), employs a bio-cellulose diaphragm and uses a patented driver motor. If I judged a book by its cover, I wouldn't be a NH owner today, so I do wonder what these sound like...
MassEDU
I have both Nighthawks and Nightowls and they both sound incredible but even if you never have a chance to listen to them the High Quality is obvious just from looking at them. Holding them assures you of their Quality and listening to them Confirms it.
Hideous.
My guess, if you care about how these sound, these aren't the headphones for you...
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The golden 70’s? All the need is to come with a disco ball and you’re all set.
Sennheiser HD 1000 Charleston!
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trellus
I had those back then. So terrible to wear that I don't even know about the sound - pretty much ended me and headphones for a decade.
trellus
Very good classic vintage sennheiser headphone how about it sound?
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Pimped, is what comes to mind.
Telefunken made headphones? XD
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Oh, really? I love Fischer Audio. Well ok then XD
This is a weird influx of information for me >.<
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these are probably huge in china, they love this gaudy gold stuff....seriously though these things are pretty hideous...might have been cool if they ditched the 80's fake gold aesthetic.
Created by the scientific and technological company Fountaine Futuristics. Only 95 could be saved from the deep sea ruins of Rapture.
Cokeman
An ugly baby.
Cokeman
Crap.. don't compare meze and akg with these ... random things :D. They'd rather be an abortion in that case lol.
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KITTY
What? Don't blame me!
The comments are hilarious here. So is the Headphone itself lol
They didn't even try to pretend they didn't rip of AKG.
Cokeman
Sennheiser HD1000
So i guess i'm weird cause i'm totally digging this style....... But how do they sound?!?! My preferences are 1) clarity/detail, 2) V shaped sound, 3) Soundstage. All in that order.
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Sometimes yes, increasing it a little bit, but the biggest difference (for me) after burn-in is usually in clarity, specially in both low & high frequencies. But my hearing is bad, YMMV.
HispanicPanic
2) Asked Drakkar to measure a FR graph and here it is
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For 30$ I'd maybe risk it with these, but the asking price is ridiculous, not to mention they're ugly as sin.
CamperIV
Priced for $9.99 at Walmart in the Toy Section With a Reduced Red Tag Marked $1.99 Still too high😂 Just kidding I’m sure that they are worth every penny.
I'm shocked that Telefunken allowed their name to be associated with these. I can't decided if the aesthetic is some sort of failed steampunk, failed atomic age/mid-century futuretro or if they're just trying to make something so ugly it passes back 'round to fashionable. Also, if you need to tell me, in gold print on the actual item in question, that something is "retro styled", it isn't.
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After reading this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telefunken#History
I get the feeling Telefunken is now nothing more than a trademark available to anyone willing to throw a few dollars the way of the trademark holder.
Jaggi
I knew them through their microphones, but have never known much about the actual company beyond the acclaim their vintage mics receive. All too expensive for me to ever hold in my hand so I never investigated further. This information makes me sad, in a way. Nothing left but the name.