I'm interested to buy the K340 in the Swiss auction above. Initially, the price was at 150CHF (IMO that was way too much), but it was lowered to 100CHF (still a lot money for OLD headphones).
Does anyone recognise which version of the K340 is shown in the auction pictures? What would you pay for K340's in similar condition.
I won't spend a fortune for those old 'phones, but I'm ready if I have a change to get it for a decent price.
BTW: It's the first K340 I have spotted in Swiss auction in the last three years.
They look exactly like mine, the older bass lite version with green drivers.
Looking from the pictures they in good shape for the age. A bit cleaning from the dust and they will look good. If you change to oval pleather pads, the bass and overall sound becomes very good.And I would't call them bass lite.
for 100 it would be a good deal.
The standart cable is very heavy and annoying. You could use a AKG K501 headband for max. comfort. The plastic parts of the headband looks and feels cheap. AKG velours are only ok for comfort, oval pleathers sound much, much better. They need some minutes time till they sound at best. And they are not the best headphones in the world but have a very interesting flavor.
The seller answered my questions fast and posted pics of his own K340.
I've decided against buying the K340 though. I agree that the 100CHF would be OK. But I'm sure that 100CHF would not be enough to really enjoy it. I have no amps that would be suitable for that task (my modded X-Can V2 would be probably the best amp I have for this). Most likely that K340 would also need a few small repairs or new parts like the headband or ear-pads.
According the seller this K340 was approx. from 1980. Probably also the early bass light version.
I decided to put those 100CHF rather in a pair of new AKG headphones.
I got a used K500 for free recently. I have also K501, K401 and of course the K702. It's not the end of the world if I don't have a K340. The K340 is very interesting though.
One thing about the AKG K340 they really have a "comfortable" sound signature, no piercing highs and from all my headphones they are the warmest sounding.Not comparable to the cold AKG 501 or the very dynamic K701.