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post #46 of 110
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Originally Posted by GuyDebord View Post
While my EM3pro's were being manufactured, I also sent to earsonics my sr-001mk2's. They were interested in experimenting with the possibility of making custom eartips for them.

Sadly, after looking at them, they told me it was not going to be possible bummer!
I think it cannot be to difficult, next I will try ACS, Im not giving up!
Guy i'm curious, what do you think of the SR-001 against custom IEMs?
I auditioned the EM2 Pro a few months ago but was not especially impressed by them, i can't imagine any IEMs being as good as the SR-003 i have, from a technical standpoint at least.
I must say i'm enjoying my SR-003 even more than my LNS somehow.
post #47 of 110
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Originally Posted by mobbaddict View Post
Guy i'm curious, what do you think of the SR-001 against custom IEMs?
I auditioned the EM2 Pro a few months ago but was not especially impressed by them, i can't imagine any IEMs being as good as the SR-003 i have, from a technical standpoint at least.
I must say i'm enjoying my SR-003 even more than my LNS somehow.
Tough question! The sr-001's transparency is unmatched, though they come very close. On detail extraction and resolution is a tough call, although if the stax could isolate, for sure they would win this match. I think the isolation given by customs helps them to deliver subtle nuances, thus they might appear more detailed, with the stax I can only get this level of resolution in a quiet room at night,,, The bass department goes to the customs and for the mids I wouldnt know, each of them has their own beauty.
Customs are great anytime there is noise around me, the stax are my choice anytime I dont need isolation: urban walking, at the car, etc. I wouldnt trade one for the other. But still my main rig, either the 007's or the 4070's win over them....
post #48 of 110
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Originally Posted by GuyDebord View Post
I think the isolation given by customs helps them to deliver subtle nuances, thus they might appear more detailed, with the stax I can only get this level of resolution in a quiet room at night,,, The bass department goes to the customs and for the mids I wouldnt know, each of them has their own beauty.
Customs are great anytime there is noise around me, the stax are my choice anytime I dont need isolation: urban walking, at the car, etc. I wouldnt trade one for the other. But still my main rig, either the 007's or the 4070's win over them....
For isolation purpose, I add this. Funny looking, but it works.
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post #49 of 110
Reading from the first post I recalled my love and hate relationship with the SR-001.

I prefered them over anything for movies. Their bass really make action movies more exciting, makes explosion more explosive. Their soundstage is quite big too in my opinion. But listening to music was not as pleasant because of the treble roll-off.

But I have sold them...Although it is a worthy little baby as keepers, the stock tips really irritates me.
post #50 of 110
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Originally Posted by GuyDebord View Post
Tough question! The sr-001's transparency is unmatched, though they come very close. On detail extraction and resolution is a tough call, although if the stax could isolate, for sure they would win this match. I think the isolation given by customs helps them to deliver subtle nuances, thus they might appear more detailed, with the stax I can only get this level of resolution in a quiet room at night,,, The bass department goes to the customs and for the mids I wouldnt know, each of them has their own beauty.
Customs are great anytime there is noise around me, the stax are my choice anytime I dont need isolation: urban walking, at the car, etc. I wouldnt trade one for the other. But still my main rig, either the 007's or the 4070's win over them....
Thank you! Your comments pretty much match my expectations... i find the baby stax incredibly transparent and fast as well, even compared to my Lambda. I wish i had the 007
post #51 of 110
i have diymod 5.5g ipod. can i connect diymod out to Stax SR-001 MK2 without using amp? does Stax SR-001 MK2 have own amp? or do i have to use amp for diymod before connect to Stax SR-001 MK2?
post #52 of 110
Stax SR-001 MK2 comes with their own driver unit, or you can just call it an amp. You have to use the driver unit to drive the earphones. The driver unit has only mini plug input. Source--> Driver unit--> SR001 (the earphones)
post #53 of 110
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Originally Posted by transloader View Post
i have diymod 5.5g ipod. can i connect diymod out to Stax SR-001 MK2 without using amp? does Stax SR-001 MK2 have own amp? or do i have to use amp for diymod before connect to Stax SR-001 MK2?
Yes. Yes. No. The SR-001 MK2 consist of S-001 MK2 phones and SRM-001 amp.

I'm not sure with diymod, I use LODs on my stock 5.5G and Fuzes, because with the headphone out I have to crank up the ipod volume to get to decent levels.

EDIT: Beaten by KLS
post #54 of 110
i understood.thanks for your replies.
post #55 of 110
@transloader, if you are planning to get them, I'd said hold on as rumor says that there is a refurbished version of the SRM001 MKII coming out
post #56 of 110
yes i am planning to buy . prices are very high Stax SR-001 MK2 @Authorized Dealer so i will buy used good condition Stax SR-001 MK2 in 2 weeks . i don't know what price refurbished version of the SRM001 MKII will be though
post #57 of 110
if you get the diymod, just make sure that your LOD has caps in it.
post #58 of 110
after considerations and wallet hurting.....
i took the bullet and bought it at ebay... listening to it now and i am in sound nirvana....

now for the mods...
EFN... where are you??????
post #59 of 110

just an update...

been burning this baby and the sound become more and more to my liking....

the naturalness of the electrostatic have open.... i just cant wait to hear after the 500hours of burning....

 

im loving my stax even more now....

 

post #60 of 110

 

maybe it sounds stupid but i have a question 

is baby stax really sensitive for humidity or other weather conditions as mentioned in manual ? i am asking because i will go to a city for 6-7 days whose weather condition is like this 

 


72 °F
Barometer:29.83 in and steady
Humidity:88 %
Dewpoint:66 °F
.etc

is it safe to go this place with baby stax or keep away?

i really need a quick answer as i will go there soon

.thx

 

 

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