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post #136 of 146

Thanks for the update, John.  Glad to see you cherishing the sweet music these phones can offer (particularly when driven as well as from your set up).

 

"Stax SR-009? Who cares?"?  I reckon you would if you had the chance to try one and compare but, yes, for the extra dollars involved would the additional increments of detail add so much more to your current enjoyment? Probably not (but that doesn't mean it mightn't make a difference for others of course - YMMV).

 

Great to read that your 'taking one for the team' in acquiring the Sigma Pros has been of benefit.  Now you've got reasonable reason to sell your Sigma 404s if the Pros serve you better (unless, like me, you like to have a back-up - in this case should those difficult-to-replace 1 um Lambda Signature drivers ever fail).

 

Happy listening, John!  A chance to re-explore your music collection in total again LOL!

 

 

post #137 of 146

Webbie, I will add a wink after the "Who cares" comment, but to be honest, I haven't missed the SR-007s at all. I just love what the Sigma high bias phones do. Bet you would never have guessed that eh?

post #138 of 146
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That's an interesting conclusion. Maybe I'll get to hear a pair of Sigma/404s someday.
 

As an aside, should we try to get this thread moved to the High-End Forum?



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post #139 of 146
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Originally Posted by John Buchanan View Post

Webbie, I will add a wink after the "Who cares" comment, but to be honest, I haven't missed the SR-007s at all. I just love what the Sigma high bias phones do. Bet you would never have guessed that eh?


Yes, John, I FULLY understand (once you have Sigmas in your collection you definitely find yourself reaching for them to enjoy their presentation of the music! wink_face.gif)

post #140 of 146

Interesting reading John. I however enjoy the 404's a lot and don't regret the conversion from the Pro.


Edited by gilency - 9/7/11 at 10:47pm
post #141 of 146

John, you need to replace your profile picture with some Σ Pros!

post #142 of 146

Hello,

 

I'm looking for a reliable technician, who can do the 404 conversion for me.

 

Any recommendations?

 

Regards Georg

post #143 of 146

I have sold off most of my dynamic gear to focus on STAX. The Sigmas seemed interesting so I just read through here. It sounds like I would love to get my hands on a Sigma/404. Are they really selling for as much as the Omegas, or is that just what people are hoping for. I think I will have to skip it if it is that much. I saw the pics of the DIY Sigmas that were mentioned here. Those seemed cool, but I am guessing no easier to acquire.

 

Maybe since I own the SR-009 and a Realiser I should just scrap the idea. They just seem so awesome. Has anyone thought to use a company like shapeways.com to build an enclosure? 


Edited by TruBrew - 2/11/12 at 11:29pm
post #144 of 146

Hello  Trubrew,

 

I personally own three of them but won't sell one. You can get them here and then on ebay or audiogon. Check for example the German and Japanes sites not only ebay.com. Sometimes on audiogon....

There is a prce range between 300Euro-500Euro. I wouldnot pay more. But other members know more about the market e.g. padam.

 

Regards Georg

post #145 of 146

Thanks. There is actually a set on eBay right now. They are a bit pricey however; 500GBP for normal bias set. I think I will have to skip it.

post #146 of 146

Sigmas are love or hate headphones and I am not sure what I think of them right now. Maybe I should give them another try? :-)

But I decided to go for active nearfield monitors instead as the leakage is monumental anyway. My friend who had K1000s did exactly the same as well.

The cheap housing and the somewhat 'basic' damping distorts the sound somewhat.

That makes the Sigmas to sound highly coloured, but in a good way.

 

The SR009 has the Sigma midrange but with way, way better bass, treble and clarity+detail on a completely different level as you would expect considering the price&age difference.

Because of the sophisticated technology applied to the SR009 the distortion is ultra-low and it is more efficient as well.

The soundstaging is different but the imaging is way superior on the SR009 as well.

So you should't worry too much if you don't find one as I guess you got used to the level of detail the SR009 presents and I guess it can be EQ-d down a bit for bad recordings.

 

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