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Vintage Radio Shack Headphones $10.00.....

Post by Janitor Tzap » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:16 pm

Realistic DUoFONE Stereo / Mono Headphones.
Cat# 33 - 196

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Link to Craigslist:https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/ ... 19269.html

Under chin strap design.
Impedance: 8 ohm with Stereo \ Mono Switch.
Matches 4 ohm to 16 ohm Stereo \ Mono systems.
Has old style 1/4" Stereo Head Phone Plug.


You'll need a 1/4" to 3.5mm Stereo Adapter Plug for the newer 3.5mm Stereo Jacks.
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Foam Ear Pads were replaced, still have one original Ear Pad.

Asking Price: $10.00 or best offer.


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Re: Vintage Radio Shack Headphones.....

Post by CeaSaR » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 pm

Look like dictation style headphones. Anyone still a transcriptionist? :)
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Re: Vintage Radio Shack Headphones.....

Post by Janitor Tzap » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:40 pm

CeaSaR wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Look like dictation style headphones. Anyone still a transcriptionist? :)
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These were used with an old portable GE Cassette Play/Recorder in the 1970's.
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The GE Cassette Player/Recorder didn't survive no more than 3 years.
I replaced it for a Panasonic AM/FM Stereo Cassette {Boom Box}.
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I don't know what happened too the Boom Box, since I gave it to one of my brothers to use. :razz:

Anyway.........
The Headphones are still fully functional, and I've used them with a Camcorder and Portable Video Recorder.
Wish I could of found actual replacement Ear Foam Pads, instead of having too make them myself. :lol:


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Re: Vintage Radio Shack Headphones.....

Post by CeaSaR » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 am

That boom box looks like one I used to have! Actually, it was my late Uncle's before he gave it to me. With both phonograph and aux inputs and both aux and speaker outputs, it was a temporary base unit that he used for recording both his practices and creative sessions for his music, in addition to just listening to music. And let's not skip the 1/4" headphone jack. I think my eldest still has it.

How's the fidelity of the headphones? I remember seeing them back in the day but don't remember the specs.

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Re: Vintage Radio Shack Headphones.....

Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:14 am

CeaSaR wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 am
How's the fidelity of the headphones? I remember seeing them back in the day but don't remember the specs.

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Hmmm...........

I've tried looking up the spec's, but have found no info on what the frequency response range is on these.

Though, I found an old Radio Shack Ad from 1968 that says it could be used for dictation or hooked up to a CB for listening.
This makes me think that they have poorer bass response than larger Headphones.
This is true with most Ear Buds. :/


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