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I'm very satisfied with SR-404LE (I do my pleasure to listen to..) but many probably do not know how fragile is the headband plastic...one wrong move (where one of the speakers slide on the drum in the opposite direction of the catch) can be fatal... meaning that break the plastic. I give the grade 5 or 6 on a scale from one to ten at the headband ensamble (as construction) and 8,5/9 grade for the sound quality!! It's shame that manufacturers have done so fragile at the top (on headband..) I refer only to the Lambda series. However this ear speaker almost completely conquered me by its sound!!

Therefore be carefully ... becouse It's a shame to break such a gem sound. smile.gif
 

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I stumbled on to something new. Would there be any benefit using a Schumann generator with a Stax setup or is that just a scam?

 

There is clearly a physical phenomenon  called the Schumann Resonances studied by physicists and earth scientists. How or why these would have any effect on humans or audio is, to say the least, unclear.   The Six Moons reviewer seemed to think an artificial generator of these frequencies created a significant benefit to audio.  This seems unlkely to me but I would like to hear such a thing to decide for myself.  There are many things we don't understand and it is always possible there is something here.  At the moment, I wouldn't bet on it.. 

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Originally Posted by loserica View Post

I'm very satisfied with SR-404LE (I do my pleasure to listen to..) but many probably do not know how fragile is the headband plastic...one wrong move (where one of the speakers slide on the drum in the opposite direction of the catch) can be fatal... meaning that break the plastic. I give the grade 5 or 6 on a scale from one to ten at the headband ensamble (as construction) and 8,5/9 grade for the sound quality!! It's shame that manufacturers have done so fragile at the top (on headband..) I refer only to the Lambda series. However this ear speaker almost completely conquered me by its sound!!
Therefore be carefully ... becouse It's a shame to break such a gem sound. smile.gif

 
I have had lambdas for almost 20 years without breaking the plastic top band. They are a lot stronger than they look. However I have had the forks that hold the earcup break once.
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I like Liszt because it's not flat...

 

 

Perhaps Head-Fi ought to offer a lisztserve......

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There is clearly a physical phenomenon  called the Schumann Resonances studied by physicists and earth scientists. How or why these would have any effect on humans or audio is, to say the least, unclear.   The Six Moons reviewer seemed to think an artificial generator of these frequencies created a significant benefit to audio.  This seems unlkely to me but I would like to hear such a thing to decide for myself.  There are many things we don't understand and it is always possible there is something here.  At the moment, I wouldn't bet on it.. 

I'd like to see some double-blind A/B tests.

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Lambda Pro? I have no idea, since I've never had one of those.

 

It's said to have more extension both ways, but a more recessed midrange than the SR-Lambda (Normal bias) and most other Lambda models by some folks in here. Not sure if I could stand that.

 

 I've been owning my 303s for relatively long. I was sceptic about the performance of the old Lambda when I was intruduced to it but time after time I found it somewhat more enjoyable. Its midrange glitters and that is why it's more pleasurable to listen to. I wouldn't say I have the proper amplification as I have only a all-FET struggler so the sound charasteristic would differ hooked up to a stronger one but via this setup its bass sounds a bit flatter compared to the 303's; in other words: bass is present in a good amount but somewhat differs. Nevertheless, I am not planning to get rid of the 303s as it is still very enjoyable with the ol' Tesla turntable and the rest of the analogue setup as provides fuller bass and still good with some other digital recordings. But still wondering if the NB-Lambda's signature and its "great midrange" is due to the mineral wool damping(?) or it's transducer technology . The Pro also have the same damping and optically the same size of drillings on the stators but higher bias voltage that may favorable for the bass quality and quantity so still wonder if it also preserving the midrange of NB? So maybe the same mids? (Sorry if my inferences are way too wrong)


Edited by Nemeske88 - 3/29/13 at 12:55pm
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I have had lambdas for almost 20 years without breaking the plastic top band. They are a lot stronger than they look. However I have had the forks that hold the earcup break once.

Ed, I've had 2 new Lambda type arc assemblies crack at the ?? weld at the very top of the hard plastic frame and 1 fork snap also. Although they look more fragile, the older Lambda arc appears to be more durable. Please note I have a huge noggin though LOL.

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There are always some magic brick (VPI), magic dots (Mpingo), magic wood blocks (Shun Mook), mmaic stones (Shakti), magic pitchforks things (Shakti), magic little boxes with terminals that go on the back of speaker (Walker).........you get the ideia, I could go on and on and on......that are on the scene and endorsed with great (cultish?) enthsiasm by many, including some reviewers.  Thing is, 5 years later these things are not usually in the person's system any more.  My question would be, if they made so much difference, why are you no longer interested in hearing such terrific improvements in sound?  

 

There are always scammers ready to sell and dreamers ready to buy.  The placebo effect is huge in audio.  And the sellers of the snake oil will always be  ready to take advantage of this power of suggestion.  

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Ed, I've had 2 new Lambda type arc assemblies crack at the ?? weld at the very top of the hard plastic frame and 1 fork snap also. Although they look more fragile, the older Lambda arc appears to be more durable. Please note I have a huge noggin though LOL.

 

The second pain is that they are very expensive.  $150 for an complete headband ensemble is it a bit too much. But it is the monopoly policy which operates in all areas, where possible... 're away from it if you not get hurt; after you feel there. That "arc" seems fragile not only because I managed to break it to me (once happened..) , but comparing it with those of other non-STAX headphones, also. I think it had to be built stronger. rolleyes.gif But it's not our decision, we are consumers. The conclusion is only one single: take care! ksc75smile.gif

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Well the headband assembly of 507 is similar to sr009 and it looks like it will fit normal lambdas , anybody tried that ?

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No.

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Well the headband assembly of 507 is similar to sr009 and it looks like it will fit normal lambdas , anybody tried that ?

I think someone has used the 407 arc assembly on the 507s in the past successfully, as they found the 507 arc uncomfortable. The new type Lambda arc can't be used on the old Lambda/Lambda Pro/Lambda Signature/ Sigma/ Sigma Pro earspeaker cases, unless you remove the metal part that the old arc assembly used to insert into (i.e. the newer plastic pin has a greater diameter that the older metal pin). 

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I have an '80s vintage Lambda Normal bias.  Some years ago, 'someone' stepped on them and bent the gimbal on one side of one of the earspeakers.  I just bent it back and have been using it like that since.  So not sure which model started this fragileness you speak of.  But I can say that the headband on my set is pretty durable as it has yet to actually break.  Of course I probably just jinxed myself by saying this...blink.gif

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The Lambda Nova series were the first with the new type of arc - 1994

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Was going through a wallpaper pack and I found this, of all things:



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