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I LOVE THE STAX

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I just googled O3 KGSSHV.tongue.gif

YEAH BABY!!!

DISCLAMER: This newbie has heard neither device......yet.


Edited by livewire - 3/23/11 at 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by DaveBSC View Post

 

The idea that you MUST buy a BHSE to get the O2 to not sound like garbage is wrong.

 

+1
 

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Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post

 

You are obvioulsly entitled to your own preferences.However you are being told by several people that your comparisons may not be apt.


I got into my 007A and 717 set-up for $3K a few years ago.  Cost-wise this is comparable to the balanced Senn HD800 set-up I heard a few years back at Canjam.  Used 007's are dropping in price and will drop even more when the 009 hits the street.  Unfortunately the 717 is not coming down and is still about the $1200 I paid new from Japan.

 

Certainly your comprehension of this thread suggests you are in the 70% category yourself.

 

+1

 

BTW, I paid $2500 for my Mk1 + 717 less than 2 years ago.
 

 

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Is there a way to replace the earpads on the O2? Should I pull or turn the pads to remove them?

 

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There is a spring which is basically a small circular metal rod which holds the pads against the frame. It is attached to the housing by a small rubber grommet in the middle of the cup. You should pull the spring out of that rubber grommet(its not glued in or anything) and then you can just pull the earpads out of the housing with your hands since they are only tucked into the seam between the earcups. Try to be delicate so that you don't accidentally tear anything.

 

Now putting a fresh set on is another story if this is your first time......

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What are some good cables you would recommend for the O2mk2 + KGSS synergy?

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Originally Posted by Deadneddz View Post

There is a spring which is basically a small circular metal rod which holds the pads against the frame. It is attached to the housing by a small rubber grommet in the middle of the cup. You should pull the spring out of that rubber grommet(its not glued in or anything) and then you can just pull the earpads out of the housing with your hands since they are only tucked into the seam between the earcups. Try to be delicate so that you don't accidentally tear anything.

 

Now putting a fresh set on is another story if this is your first time......


Thank you. Unfortunately this the first time putting on a fresh set. I see the spring or "arm" but it is underneath the weave cloth. Do I pinch the cloth and pull it?

 

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with a decent set up the 507 may sound better than the O2(and to my ears they really sound better than the O2),but if you pay enough for the O2 ,the result will be different.

And It's hard to say about these headphones sound better than that headphones,because even the HD800 can sound better than the 507 ,if they are in a better set up. I've heard the HD800 with a 300B tube amp,they even sound better for many songs compared to the O2+transformer+KrellKav300i,which I've also found great. But when I tried the Woo WESMaxxed with the O2 ,the O2 sound better than the HD800 again.

 

Conclusion: The sure bet is to read much and try to copy what the more experience people said,cuz you don't risk to pay many times for the set up ,which make you satisfied with the sound.

 

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Thank you. Unfortunately this the first time putting on a fresh set. I see the spring or "arm" but it is underneath the weave cloth. Do I pinch the cloth and pull it?

 



Yes, you can pinch it from outside the cloth and pull it out of the grommet.

 

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This may help if you are replacing the pads of the SR-007, SR-007mk2

 

stax-sr007pads.jpg

 

I suspect this pic was originally uploaded by a helpful Head-Fier, e.g. Spritzer.

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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post

Oh... they sounded good out of the 007t II I had... they just didn't sound as good as my dynamic phones, since they had the "flabby bass" and rolled off, and clipped highs. 

IMO (and to my ears) the SR-007 doesn't sound flabby, dark or whatever term you use, out of an SS amp (even a very cheap one like my 212). Going from memory I did find the 007T a bit boring and dark in comparison...

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So I thought I read somewhere the SR 09 were louder at the same pot position vs the O2.. (probably arnaud's impressions). so I guess we can assume they are more efficient- right?

 

Does that mean SR - 09 + 323A is something worth considering? 5k$ is pretty damned steep for a transducer but if it really is unmatched might not be so bad a purchase. I would have to sell of all the hi-fi gear I have though lol...

 

 

 

As far as X headphone "absolutely needing" Y amp - it's pretty ridiculous (especially when you consider how old these people making the claims must be). You either like a headphone or you do not. Holding on to something because you hope it one day might sound better is pretty stupid, and horrible advice.

 

If someone wants to like an HD 800 better than O2 it is their choice, and amps are one of the last places I would look. Preference is numero uno.

 

Man up, make your own decisions, and stop worrying your system is not good enough for your ears... you have nothing to gain by doing so... more realistically worry your ears are not good enough for your system... which they aren't :) and they will only ever get worse.

 

Kinda funny as your capacity to afford high end stuff increases, your biological capacity to experience diminishes.

 

 

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Kinda funny as your capacity to afford high end stuff increases, your biological capacity to experience diminishes.

 

 

 

wink_face.gif I like that sentence
 

 

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Kinda funny as your capacity to afford high end stuff increases, your biological capacity to experience diminishes.

 

 


I'm glad I got my HE-6 at 16, I'm trending better than most. I hope by the time I'm in my mid-20's I'll have saved up enough for an SR-009 setup. (I plan on saving some money by practicing some DIY amp building with my dad, He's a constructional electrical engineer, so I hope he remembers some of his circuit classes) smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post

Kinda funny as your capacity to afford high end stuff increases, your biological capacity to experience diminishes.

 

 




I'm glad I got my HE-6 at 16, I'm trending better than most. I hope by the time I'm in my mid-20's I'll have saved up enough for an SR-009 setup. (I plan on saving some money by practicing some DIY amp building with my dad, He's a constructional electrical engineer, so I hope he remembers some of his circuit classes) smily_headphones1.gif


Keep a close eye on the volume knob, and try to limit your listening above 85dB as much as possible. If you go to clubs, concerts, any place with loud music, wear hearing protection. I assume at your age you've still got range into 18 or 19kHz. Hang on to it, don't throw it away at some stupid bar with house music blasting at 100dB+ on $2 speakers.

 


Edited by DaveBSC - 3/24/11 at 9:59pm
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