A local vintage HiFi dealer is listing a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-4 -headphones. This is a 30 year old model and I can not find any info about this pair. Even searching the japanese information turns nothing out.
Have any of you encountered these and should I go and get these? Or at least audition? I doubt they’ll appreciate a return.
Pics with listing here: Audio-Technica ATH-4 – Classic Audio (I am not affiliated with them, but I live a 5 minute walk away from them)
For the most part, vintage headphones really aren’t worth it. And the ones that really made a splash in the past, DT880, MDR-V6, HD600 are still around in their most recent evolutions.
Maybe for nostalgia purposes, but like older headphones that aren’t current legends really don’t hold up.
Vintage speakers yes. Most vintage headphones I wouldn’t recommend.
Save that energy for the second hand Speaker dumpster diving. Because the rewards for getting vintage speaker gear are huge