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I think pretty much all Lambdas (especially the older ones), the SR-Omega, SR-Omega2, and SR-Sigma are all very comfortable headphones. 

 

gilency, ya those are the ones...guess I should have taken the time to read the ad tongue.gif  In that case, those are pretty overpriced.

post #20987 of 24765

That seller located within Japan has a lot of rare audiophile Jap stuff. His prices are not cheap as well, his last used 407 was listed at $600 with a few nicks on the frame arc. I've been eyeing some of his Nakamichi stuff since last year.

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Yes, these are rather for donors than for an instant listening pleasure as their condition are stated as unchecked but who knows. The one with the damaged housing can be a big shot if it wouldn't requires more to repair than an Edding 400

 

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There's 4 actually (one being sold AS-IS with a damaged stator housing). I'm bidding on all of them for the sake of using the stators for modding.

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I'm not trying thread crap here, but I would like to come back to this topic...

 

I'm curious about the voltage swing of the modified SRM-727 vs the modified 007T (using 6S4A tubes).

 

Which amp can swing more?

 

These mods don't alter the PSU in either amp so the voltage swing is the same as stock. 

post #20990 of 24765

Anybody has made a shootout between SR507, SR404LE and LNS ?

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Dont get 507. Worst lambda! Lamba nova for more balanced sound. Lambda pro/sig for extra treble.
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Anybody has made a shootout between SR507, SR404LE and LNS ?

... and LNS with leather pads?

post #20993 of 24765

404LE is my favorite lambda.

post #20994 of 24765

407 = Lambda Pro > 507 > 303 > 202 for me.

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407 = Lambda Pro > 507 > 303 > 202 for me.

Interesting, I commented before that I tested the 407 and the 507 side by side on the same amp both with the 507 leather pads and I could not hear a difference. I agree that with the stock pads the 407 and the 507 sound slightly different. The comfort issue alone was enough to settle me on the 507 pads for my 407's. They could still improve the comfort as I find they clamp the ears too hard on both models.

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Interesting, I commented before that I tested the 407 and the 507 side by side on the same amp both with the 507 leather pads and I could not hear a difference. I agree that with the stock pads the 407 and the 507 sound slightly different. The comfort issue alone was enough to settle me on the 507 pads for my 407's. They could still improve the comfort as I find they clamp the ears too hard on both models.

 

does 407 sounds warmer/musical than 507? 

cause 507 uses silver plated cable (which I don't like)


Edited by pkshan - 2/12/13 at 6:36pm
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Interesting, I commented before that I tested the 407 and the 507 side by side on the same amp both with the 507 leather pads and I could not hear a difference. I agree that with the stock pads the 407 and the 507 sound slightly different. The comfort issue alone was enough to settle me on the 507 pads for my 407's. They could still improve the comfort as I find they clamp the ears too hard on both models.

Unfortunately I have not tried the 507 pads on the 407 or vice versa as both the 407 and 507 units I extensively heard belonged to a friend of mine. The 407 sounded bit smoother but with a bit less bass depth than my Lambda Pro's which are using the latest 202 black pads so the seal is quite good. The 507 had a slightly annoying bright treble and sometimes sounded like something was resonating giving a ringing noise. I'm not sure if the difference between the 407 and 507 is just the pads, unless the stators used are exactly the same.

 

Another thing to add is the newer model's (407, 507, 202 etc) based on the newer Lambda frame headband arc assembly are less comfortable compared to the vintage Lambda model's. More clamp down force on the new ones, but the build quality on the new headband assemblies are much stronger than the old thin ones. But I still find all the Lamda frame stats almost equally comfortable compared to most other headphones and more than the Mk1's.


Edited by DefQon - 2/12/13 at 6:40pm
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does 407 sounds warmer/musical than 507? 

cause 507 uses silver plated cable (which I don't like)

Just the opposite. The stock 507 has more bass and mid-bass than the stock 407. In my experience the difference is entirely in the pads. I really found the stock pads on the 407 uncomfortable. Once I put the 507 leather on my 407's comfort improved, but they are no match for the comfort of my T1's. As for the warmth issue, I could not claim either the stock 407 or 507 as warm sounding. Certainly not like an HE 500. Both the 407 and the 507 sound very neutral and slightly sterile compared to my other headphones. I don't really mean that in a negative way. That is to say that they are less colored than most headphones. When I want to kick back and listen to some classical music with a sweet sound I go to my Beyer T1's. The 407/507 gives you a tonal presentation that is probably truer to the recording. Depending on the recording that may not be the most enjoyable pairing. In any case, I do not find them bright on good recordings as some have suggested. 

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Edit: minor typo... capacitive load, not inductive, you idiot blink.gif

 

Can the pads make a big difference? Most definitely!

 

Can the cable plating make a difference? I don't have first hand experience, but at least I would consider twice before extrapolating experiences with something like an interconnect or an unbalanced headphone cable and a stax cable with high voltage, balanced lines, massively capacitive load, and the list goes on and on and on...


Edited by arnaud - 2/12/13 at 7:40pm
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does 407 sounds warmer/musical than 507? 

cause 507 uses silver plated cable (which I don't like)

 

The 407 and 507 sound nearly identical in my experience.

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