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Stax SR-404 Signature Open-Back Electrostatic Earspeaker Reviews

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Maybe better than vintage Lamba-pro, but YMMV.

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Pros: Great mids/highs without being sibilant.Very comfortable to wear.Very fun headphones with warm sound.Amazing mids/highs detail

Cons: Not very deep and boomy bass. Creaky headband,Pads may start unsticking after a few years.Pleather pads may get hot.Brown color.Not neutral. Diff Vers

I had it for about 6 months now I think. The version I have seems to date to 2005. YMMV depending on when your model was made so be warned especially if you want to buy a new pair. Your ears will also vary . You may find them too bright (but say not as bright as Sony MDR-CD3000 or MDR-EX700 ). For the pair I have - I either don't hear the magical etch, or it's not there in the pair I have. Sure, they're somewhat bright, but not excessively and not fatiguing. I did hear an etch in the highs for Denon D5000. That actually sounded quite painful and unpleasant. My pair had a very warm,smooth, lush and fun sound that was mostly mids oriented and had extended highs, but I didn't find...
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