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That was the general conclusion I came to from reading, but I've only heard the mk1...which I wasn't impressed by. If the others are worse I can scratch them off the list...

Shame...it's a gorgeous headphone.

In my experience the 007 MK1 disappoints without the right amp, and tends to underwhelm under meet conditions, comparative with the current crop of brighter orientated phones.
post #21167 of 24765

Right, which is why I'd love to hear one again...I'm less interested now that I've jumped down in the headphone game, but I'd really like to give them a fair shake again.

 

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In my experience the 007 MK1 disappoints without the right amp, and tends to underwhelm under meet conditions, comparative with the current crop of brighter orientated phones.
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

 

I believe that they are already available. HeadAmp sells them.

 

http://www.headamp.com/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/631894/stax-sr-002-srm-002-and-srm-003-mk2-srm-003-impression-and-appreciation-thread

 

i'm going to start looking into the custom tips again tomorrow, see if i can find a provider for them

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ELECTROSTATICA HAS  SPOILED ME!!!!

 

I've been listening to my Lambda Signatures / SR-007 MK I's / Koss ESP-950's  for quite a while and decided to switch some gear around, for variety; I changed my setup over to a pair of 600 ohm Beyer DT-880's, a well-regarded dynamic (thought not flagship) headphone on a Bottlehead Crack / Speedball amp set up with good vintage tubes and film output caps,  and the same  DAC I'd been using with the electrostatic setup and...well... I missed the transparency and hear-through quality of the electrostatic headphones immediately. 

 

I used to really like these Beyer phones, though they are the least expensive ones I own; they are extremely comfortable and I used to enjoy them quite a bit.....they are a very good 'phone for the money, but now I am so spoiled.... DAMN!

 

It's not that they sound bad...it's just that they're not giving me what I've come to expect....


Edited by milosz - 2/25/13 at 2:48am
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ELECTROSTATICA HAS  SPOILED ME!!!!

 

I've been listening to my Lambda Signatures / SR-007 MK I's / Koss ESP-950's  for quite a while and decided to switch some gear around, for variety; I changed my setup over to a pair of 600 ohm Beyer DT-880's, a well-regarded dynamic (thought not flagship) headphone on a Bottlehead Crack / Speedball amp set up with good vintage tubes and film output caps,  and the same  DAC I'd been using with the electrostatic setup and...well... I missed the transparency and hear-through quality of the electrostatic headphones immediately. 

 

I used to really like these Beyer phones, though they are the least expensive ones I own; they are extremely comfortable and I used to enjoy them quite a bit.....they are a very good 'phone for the money, but now I am so spoiled.... DAMN!

 

It's not that they sound bad...it's just that they're not giving me what I've come to expect....


Not all dynamics are bad. You should try the TH900 evil_smiley.gif

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Do u guys know how to remove the earpads on 009 ? And how warm should the Soldering iron be for recabling the 009's ?..

 

 

Im just trying to join the Stax mafia here cool.gif


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Do u guys know how to remove the earpads on 009 ? And how warm should the Soldering iron be for recabling the 009's ?..

 

 

Im just trying to join the Stax mafia here cool.gif

 

I haven't seen any better coverage of the topic than this, good luck you fool (kidding :) ): http://www.head-fi.org/t/609792/ants-in-my-stax-should-i-worry/30#post_8419063

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I've seen those photos before. but about removing the earpads is it just to rotate the earpad ? popcorn.gif

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Not all dynamics are bad. You should try the TH900 evil_smiley.gif

That's a really bad suggestion for someone look for Stax transparency and speed...

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

 

i'm going to start looking into the custom tips again tomorrow, see if i can find a provider for them

I am also interested in doing this. Where should I look for a provider of custom tips?

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I've seen those photos before. but about removing the earpads is it just to rotate the earpad ? popcorn.gif

 

Go under the earpads with your fingers and pull out the fabric screen.  Then you can see the screws which hold the earpad in place. 

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Depends whether it has a line output. I don't know if it does. I would not use a dynamic headphone output to drive the T1, though you could probably safely do so if you wanted to. You're not likely to damage the T1. Stax amps can take max 30 V on their inputs, according to the specs on stax.co.jp, and this is a lot. Line outputs usually output 2 V.

 

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Thank you arnaud, much calmer now and comfortable with present state.  You first alerted me to the used T1 on sale here, so thank you especially.  It allowed me to purchase the T1 and 404LE rapidly and for good prices, so I am grateful.

 

I did have one technical question, and apologize again if this is too remedial and covered earlier, but is it possible to use just the DAC of a DAC/amp with the T1?  Would this double-amping interfere with or damage the T1?  I have a Fostex DAC/amp, and could run the source through it before the T1, but am not sure if this is feasible.

 

Thanks again, and looking forward to the TKO meet.

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If any of you could help me with my latest craze of collecting more Stax stuff. Let's get in contact:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/652966/wtb-looking-for-the-following-stax-stuff

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I almost considered it.

 

I -might- be interested in selling my SR-202 and 303 pads.

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I almost considered it.

 

I -might- be interested in selling my SR-202 and 303 pads.

Start collecting like I am doing now.

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