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Drumonron - glad to hear you're enjoying your new gear... I ♥ Stax


Wow... I can tell by looking at your profile!

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Wow... I can tell by looking at your profile!

 

Still waiting for my Sigmas

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Wow... I can tell by looking at your profile!


lol. I just peeked too and omgawd.

 

jjinh: what's the diff with stax anyways? I could do more searching on this, but whilst we are at it, I thought I'd ask.

post #34 of 70

You mean between stats and dynamic headphones right? Well they sound totally different. Try a pair to see if you like them...

I enjoy the speed, imaging, smoothness and clarity in which stats present instruments and voices.
 

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You mean between stats and dynamic headphones right? Well they sound totally different. Try a pair to see if you like them...

I enjoy the speed, imaging, smoothness and clarity in which stats present instruments and voices.
 


haha yeah. My bad. Looking at the differences with orthos as well at some point. I don't see anyone with orthos or stats here in Perth so I think it would be hard to try 'em out. lol.

post #36 of 70

Well keep on bugging henerenry to get a pair - I know he's been looking. Havent heard any orthos, sorry.


Edited by jjinh - 7/16/10 at 12:49am
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Well keep on bugging henerenry to get a pair - I know he's been looking. Havent heard any orthos, sorry.


hahaha...hopefully I'll have a listen to his HD800s as well.

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You mean between stats and dynamic headphones right? Well they sound totally different. Try a pair to see if you like them...

I enjoy the speed, imaging, smoothness and clarity in which stats present instruments and voices.
 

I'd have to agree with jjinh...these phones are fast....oh yeah...the highs are just right on with no sibilance.

 

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Originally Posted by forbigger View Post

sure it gets better than this. next try 404LE then go to SR007 or Omega or HE60 then He90. SR007 driven by a capable amp (at least KGSS)  can be considered as one pinnacle of head-fi, one of the way to end the headfi journey



mmmm...the SR007...argggghhh....perhaps one day.
 

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Enjoy!


Thanks kool bubba ice ...it's really a joy to listen to these.

 

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Originally Posted by Region2 View Post

Congrats on your Stax!  

 

I just recently joined the Stax mafia earlier when I decided to pass go and go straight to the SR007's.  Right now I'm slowly building a system that's worthy of it!  I'm currently using an adapter modded by Spritzer that prince of Stax off a receiver.  Looking to build up the rest of my chain.  It's a little frustrating knowing how under-served these cans are.  But seeing the sticker price on the gear needed to run these properly has made me worker harder, so hey, good things do happen from this hobby 


Welcome to the "Stax Mafia"...I'm happy to be a part of it.  This combo I have seems like a really nice rig...never thought I'd feel so close to the musicians using headphones.

 

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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post

boo...now I'm curious lol.


Curiosity got the better of me...but I've no regrets...I got this entire amp and phone for about the same price as the hd800.


Edited by Drumonron - 7/16/10 at 4:03am
post #39 of 70
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Curiosity got the better of me...but I've no regrets...I got this entire amp and phone for about the same price as the hd800.


Heh. That is a fair bit. At the end of the day, I'd like something to be a keeper for a while. So it's either I work towards saving up for a nice stat, ortho or dynamic setup. But reading bit by bit everyday is starting to take it's toll on me. I wish there was a way I could test it all out instead of buying it all blind.

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mmmm...the SR007...argggghhh....perhaps one day.


Almost ashamed to admit that I have a SR-007BL pair in the closet that have not seen daylight or use since September last year.

** Blush **

post #41 of 70

How can your current set-up, amp and headphones for $1,500 be better than the HD800s? the HD800's are 1,400 by themselves, and you need a good amp, at least $500, if not $1000+ to properly run it. Thats $2000 plus to get started.

 

Did you use a good amp with the HD800?

post #42 of 70
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Originally Posted by dudefromearth View Post

How can your current set-up, amp and headphones for $1,500 be better than the HD800s? the HD800's are 1,400 by themselves, and you need a good amp, at least $500, if not $1000+ to properly run it. Thats $2000 plus to get started.

 

Did you use a good amp with the HD800?


Whoa, tossing dollar figures around is hardly indicative of anything especially if a person has a preferred sonic signature.

post #43 of 70

jj do you have Sigmas incoming?  I love those headphones, at times they're my favorites of all.  I'm sure you'll be very happy with them. :)

 

OP:  Congrats on the new setup.  Spend time to really enjoy it and try to give a Sigma or O2 a listen if you decide to upgrade later on.  It sounds like you are a stat head now, which is always a great thing by me. :)  The reason you don't see tons of posts about stats is because they take actual research to get into (well there are more reasons but that is the main one).

post #44 of 70

Yeah, planars are something special.. Sound is so effortless, it really puts you in a Altered state.. Like taking valium.. & this coming from a mid fi Ortho headphone not a electrostat.. Mr Drumonron, are you going to sell your HD800 to buy better STAX.. Even though, what you have is very good in deed.. I'm actually afraid to hear a good stax system.. It might make me sell all my dynamics.. So ignorance is bliss.. I would love the 4070.. They are very neutral & studio grade headphones.. Again.. I'm glad you are enjoying your STAX.
 

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I'd have to agree with jjinh...these phones are fast....oh yeah...the highs are just right on with no sibilance.

 



mmmm...the SR007...argggghhh....perhaps one day.
 


Thanks kool bubba ice ...it's really a joy to listen to these.

 


Welcome to the "Stax Mafia"...I'm happy to be a part of it.  This combo I have seems like a really nice rig...never thought I'd feel so close to the musicians using headphones.

 


Curiosity got the better of me...but I've no regrets...I got this entire amp and phone for about the same price as the hd800.

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This is very true.
 

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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

jj do you have Sigmas incoming?  I love those headphones, at times they're my favorites of all.  I'm sure you'll be very happy with them. :)

 

OP:  Congrats on the new setup.  Spend time to really enjoy it and try to give a Sigma or O2 a listen if you decide to upgrade later on.  It sounds like you are a stat head now, which is always a great thing by me. :)  The reason you don't see tons of posts about stats is because they take actual research to get into (well there are more reasons but that is the main one).

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