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I have a Master degree in Musicology m8.. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring directed by Boulez, NY Phila is awesome on 507/006TS. People bashing stax headphones or stax amps should bash their own recordings instead.

 

I saw Boulez direct Rite of Spring with Chicago S.O. in 2011... or was it 2012.  Fantastic.  Left me speechless.

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Not just fancy... it's their fastest and most expandable trash can yet, with up to a 2.5X speed boost, 12 cores, dual GPUs, and supporting up to 36 Thunderbolt 2-based peripherals:

 

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2013/06/10/new-mac-pro-promises-fast-furious-face-melting-os-x-action-was-it-worth-the-wait/

 

Probably tens times the cost of the same hardware bought off-the-shelf running Ubuntu.

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I saw Boulez direct Rite of Spring with Chicago S.O. in 2011... or was it 2012.  Fantastic.  Left me speechless.

Must have been glorious, he conducts with such grip and authority this wonderful piece!

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Hey all,

 

Can anyone comment on how comfortable the headphones that use the Lambda frames are?  In addition to my incoming 009's, I'm actually thinking of trying out a lower-end lambda (202, 207 etc) to just to see how they are... sound wise I'm sure they'll be excellent, but my biggest worry is the comfort factor, which I am notoriously picky about.  Basically, I cannot really tolerate anything with hard pads and tight, fixed clamping force for too long... something like the Sennheiser 6x0 series or the Beyers have been really bad for me comfort wise due to their firm pads, harder clamping force and their relative lack of swivel angle.  Even the Koss ESP950's, usually regarded as comfortable to most, I found too uncomfortable due to their total lack of swivel and hard pleather pads, which put too much pressure to sensitive points of my face/jaw.

 

So how are the Lambda earspeakers in this regard? Do they swivel a reasonable amount? How is the clamping level relative to other headphones? Would you say the pads are softer than those headphones mentioned above?

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by K_19 - 6/13/13 at 11:14am
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post

Hey all,

 

Can anyone comment on how comfortable the headphones that use the Lambda frames are?  In addition to my incoming 009's, I'm actually thinking of trying out a lower-end lambda (202, 207 etc) to just to see how they are... sound wise I'm sure they'll be excellent, but my biggest worry is the comfort factor, which I am notoriously picky about.  Basically, I cannot really tolerate anything with hard pads and tight, fixed clamping force for too long... something like the Sennheiser 6x0 series or the Beyers have been really bad for me comfort wise due to their firm pads, harder clamping force and their relative lack of swivel angle.  Even the Koss ESP950's, usually regarded as comfortable to most, I found too uncomfortable due to their total lack of swivel and hard pleather pads, which put too much pressure to sensitive points of my face/jaw.

 

So how are the Lambda earspeakers in this regard? Do they swivel a reasonable amount? How is the clamping level relative to other headphones? Would you say the pads are softer than those headphones mentioned above?

 

Thanks in advance.


They are not as tight clamping as the Sennheiser HD6x0 series but it really depends on how big your head is. I know many members here with bigger than average heads have complained that the new Lambda frame is uncomfortable but to me they are very comfortable and the clamping force is relatively small. I also have tried older Lambda's, the ear pads on those do get sweaty easily but comfort-wise they are close to the newer frames.

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They are not as tight clamping as the Sennheiser HD6x0 series but it really depends on how big your head is. I know many members here with bigger than average heads have complained that the new Lambda frame is uncomfortable but to me they are very comfortable and the clamping force is relatively small. I also have tried older Lambda's, the ear pads on those do get sweaty easily but comfort-wise they are close to the newer frames.

 

Thanks for the response. How about the pads themselves? Would you classify them as being firm like the common velours and pleathers out there, or do they have reasonable amount of give as say, the O2 pads do?  And do the cups swivel more than the HD6x0 series horizontally (this I find important so that the clamping force is not constant)? 

 

I wouldn't say my head is that big.  I wear 7 1/4" fitted caps and that I believe is pretty common. It's more that I'm really extra sensitive to clamping force.


Edited by K_19 - 6/13/13 at 11:40am
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post

 

Thanks for the response. How about the pads themselves? Would you classify them as being firm like the common velours and pleathers out there, or do they have reasonable amount of give as say, the O2 pads do?  And do the cups swivel more than the HD6x0 series horizontally (this I find important so that the clamping force is not constant)? 

 

I wouldn't say my head is that big.  I wear 7 1/4" fitted caps and that I believe is pretty common. It's more that I'm really extra sensitive to clamping force.


The clamping force is definitely not as bad as the HD650/600 (and I hated the clamping force on them too). I have is pleather pads on my vintage Lambda but real leather on the SR507. The pleather gets very sweaty after a while but they are very firm. The leather pads on the SR507 are also comfortable, with nice firmness. And yes, they can swivel horizontally about 30 degrees in either direction.

 

If I were you I'd get a vintage Lambda because you can always resell at the price you bought it.

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The pleather pads on my SR404 are really soft, but they don't really have much clearance for your ears compared to my other headphones. You get a little less than 1/2" in front of your ears and ~1" behind. These measurements work for me, but may be problematic if your ears stick out a lot. 

 

I find them really comfy except for the large surface area of the pads, which can cause heat issues if it's warm out.

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If clamping force is an issue, you'll be fine with the Lambdas. They tend to wobble when I shake my head, so they sit a bit loose on my head. I don't know if I have a small or medium sized head, but it is not very large.

The pads are quite firm though, when not too old.

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I had to order a custom panama because I wear XXL size and weirdly it's a rare hat size... The so called worst lambda clamp wise (507) is light on my head. Sure I feel it but a light clamping but it is surely not strong, like on fresh HD650 (bending the metal on those is at child reach). Btw your 009 will have the same arc as the 507.

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Thanks for the responses guys. Luckily I have very flat ears so I shouldn't have any problems with ears touching the drivers and such. I tried the 009's before getting them and found those comfortable enough so I suppose clamping wise I'll be good with these style of frames. I'm perhaps a bit worried about the hardness of the pads which actually seems to play more of a factor than the clamp itself for me... ESP950's for example dont have much clamping either but combination of their hard pads and lack of swivel created pressure points on my face and jaw. Same with HD650's even after the steel headband part is bent... Firm pads and minimal swivel... but as long they have enough swivel to relieve that pressure I think I should be fine.
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Just want to comment on my sig's. I find them to be lacking slightly with symphonies and larger orchestras and the like. They lack a bit soundstage depth, and they could be a little more dynamic too.

 

I am actually hearing the Stax fart. Not that there is anything 'farty' about that sound. At all...


Edited by davidsh - 6/13/13 at 4:01pm
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*Sigh* my honeymoon with the 4070 is over. :( Too heavy and not deep enough for my my ears. Off to the "for sale" forum..

 

Sad panda. :(

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Wish I could afford these.......

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*Sigh* my honeymoon with the 4070 is over. :( Too heavy and not deep enough for my my ears. Off to the "for sale" forum..

 

Sad panda. :(

 

How big are your ears? Pandas dont have big ears.

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Wish I could afford these.......

 

Just buy them... then I could borrow them :D

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