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Originally Posted by pkshan View Post

Naotake Hayashi,founder of stax, and his son Takeshi Hayashi,

they made best Lambdas.(pre 1995), buy as many as you can :)

 

the current stax, while they are still amazing

their tonality,timbre are not as good as the old stuffs 

How is the sound better, as best you can put this into words. I had the Lambda Nova in 1998 with a T1W amp.

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The 404LE was more mid-forward than my LNS pair, which may have had thicker pads than original. I preferred the LNS in the end. The newer models seemed to have less of the bad-seal-uncontrolled-bass effect though, though I haven't tried the latest Lambdas.

Thank you Currawong =)

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How is the sound better, as best you can put this into words. I had the Lambda Nova in 1998 with a T1W amp.

lambda nova was introduced in 1994, it's one of the best lambda

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In long term listening, I found the 507 sound image is unstable & compressed(lean),

the highs & basses are a little noisy(too punchy).

these things keep me away from music

 

(507 is still way better than hd800 imo, their bleach-like sound is driving me mad)


Edited by pkshan - 2/22/13 at 12:11am
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(507 is still way better than hd800 imo, their bleach-like sound is driving me mad)

A visit to an audiologist may be indicated......

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How much sound do the SR-003 mkII's radiate?
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Can my 100v Stax SRM-006ts be easily changed to 120v?  I'm tired of  always having to have the converter on hand. 

 

I'm hoping there are jumpers that can be resoldered.

 

Thanks. 

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Question:
How much sound do the SR-003 mkII's radiate?

 

Very little if any, unless they are really cranked up; even then, much less than other open headphones.
 
It's one of the reasons I use the 003 at the office; can hear phone, co-workers walking in, etc. but can listen at higher volumes when desired.
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Can my 100v Stax SRM-006ts be easily changed to 120v?  I'm tired of  always having to have the converter on hand. 

 

I'm hoping there are jumpers that can be resoldered.

 

Thanks. 

 

Take a picture of the transformer and the area around it and I can give you a definite answer.  Stax make it more difficult on the newer models but it is still possible to change it. 

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Very little if any, unless they are really cranked up; even then, much less than other open headphones.
 
It's one of the reasons I use the 003 at the office; can hear phone, co-workers walking in, etc. but can listen at higher volumes when desired.

Perfect. That's the issue. I think my lambdas are great in fact they're so good that my other headphones just sound boring and lifeless in comparison but they radiate sound strongly even compared to HD650's so office useage isn't exactly polite. Thanks!
Edited by spaceace1014 - 2/22/13 at 8:53am
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Little late but the 404LE is the only other stat can I've heard that I liked (other than the 009).

 

I'd actually really like to own one later this year as my main cans now that I've moved to speakers for the most part.

 

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Thanks.  Am looking through threads for impressions on the sound differences between 404LE and 507.  Seems to be trending toward 404LE, for significantly less than a new pair of 507s, although I don't know what kind of shape the used pair are in, other than the seller's claim that it's in good shape.  But it's Audio Union, and they tend to be reliable.

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I wanted to post an update and reiterate my gratitude to everyone for their generous advice.  The T1 arrived yesterday, and looks very clean on the outside.  I picked up a cable while waiting for the 404LE, which arrived today.  Also looks immaculate.  I put them into action at once and my jaw-dropped: it's like being reborn with new senses.  I am stunned.  And I've not even set up a DAC yet, going straight from the MBP, but I love this sound, I can feel the electrostats running through me. Can't see going back to anything else.  Am running through a few test songs, Amy Winehouse "Our Day Will Come," Bishop Allen "Butterfly Nets," and David Bowie, "Can You Hear Me?"--will be here as long as I can, but am really thrilled.  Again, all my gratitude for the swift responses that allowed me to move fast, making phone calls to and from work, and even to STAX directly.


Edited by ALSO - 2/22/13 at 4:54pm
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I still remember when I first heard a pair of Stax headphones. Enjoy your music!

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Congrats!L3000.gif

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A visit to an audiologist may be indicated......

+1.

 

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I wanted to post an update and reiterate my gratitude to everyone for their generous advice.  The T1 arrived yesterday, and looks very clean on the outside.  I picked up a cable while waiting for the 404LE, which arrived today.  Also looks immaculate.  I put them into action at once and my jaw-dropped: it's like being reborn with new senses.  I am stunned.  And I've not even set up a DAC yet, going straight from the MBP, but I love this sound, I can feel the electrostats running through me. Can't see going back to anything else.  Am running through a few test songs, Amy Winehouse "Our Day Will Come," Bishop Allen "Butterfly Nets," and David Bowie, "Can You Hear Me?"--will be here as long as I can, but am really thrilled.  Again, all my gratitude for the swift responses that allowed me to move fast, making phone calls to and from work, and even to STAX directly.

 

What's even funny is that your T1 + 404 is night and day difference better than your other can's.

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