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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?


Well, unfortunately, money and cost really has nothing to do with what I prefer.  To answer the question my HD800 rig is very, very cabable and, coupled with the headamp GS-1 amp...it is my best rig and I still do love it but I thought it was the most capable headphone in terms of resolving details and accuracy but the STAX have proved me wrong.  I think if I talk about value...the Stax 4040II sig system rig beats the hd800 in spades....IMHO. 

 

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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 **


Wow, the K1000s are that good, huh?

 

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

Agree completely with this sentiment, Anaxilus.
 

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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.

 

Yep, I purchased a pair of Sigma Pros a bit over a week ago - hopefully they'll get here next week so I can complete headphone collection... now I just need a real amp to power everything properly.

 

 

jjinh stax.JPG

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Well, unfortunately, money and cost really has nothing to do with what I prefer.  To answer the question my HD800 rig is very, very cabable and, coupled with the headamp GS-1 amp...it is my best rig and I still do love it but I thought it was the most capable headphone in terms of resolving details and accuracy but the STAX have proved me wrong.  I think if I talk about value...the Stax 4040II sig system rig beats the hd800 in spades....IMHO. 

 


Wow, the K1000s are that good, huh?

 

Agree completely with this sentiment, Anaxilus.
 

 

I have been holding back on getting Stax and K1000. I have recently purchased both O2 and K1000 and what a pleasant surprise. Best purchases of the year so far.
 

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I have been holding back on getting Stax and K1000. I have recently purchased both O2 and K1000 and what a pleasant surprise. Best purchases of the year so far.
 


I think the k1000s are fabulous. It's a pity they leak so much noise.

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Yep, I purchased a pair of Sigma Pros a bit over a week ago - hopefully they'll get here next week so I can complete headphone collection... now I just need a real amp to power everything properly.

 

 

jjinh stax.JPG

Quite a collection of the STAX line---nice pic!
 

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Thanks Drumonron!

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Yep, I purchased a pair of Sigma Pros a bit over a week ago - hopefully they'll get here next week so I can complete headphone collection... now I just need a real amp to power everything properly.

 

 

jjinh stax.JPG


Nice collection  I see a Blue Hawaii in your future...

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Nice collection  I see a Blue Hawaii in your future...


So you're going to send me your BH, fantastic!

post #54 of 70

Here is a pic of my Stax Lambda Pro and SRD7/Pro modded by Birgir (spritzer).

 

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post #55 of 70

Congrats on joining team stats - an EXCELLENT system you have there for your first foray into the world of electrostatics.

I simply LOVE my Stax and especially the lambda line - up until a few weeks ago I was almost exclusively using my SR404 / SRM-T1 combo.

Now I am being blown awayby my newly arrived AKG K 1000 headphones / SAC-AKG K 1000amp - unbelievable!

Will hopefully revert back to my Stax (for some of my listening) when my 404LE's arrive

post #56 of 70
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Here is a pic of my Stax Lambda Pro and SRD7/Pro modded by Birgir (spritzer).

 

DSCN0986.JPG

 

Thanks for the pic....whoa, Is that 2 akg1000s I see? very nice.

 

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Congrats on joining team stats - an EXCELLENT system you have there for your first foray into the world of electrostatics.

I simply LOVE my Stax and especially the lambda line - up until a few weeks ago I was almost exclusively using my SR404 / SRM-T1 combo.

Now I am being blown awayby my newly arrived AKG K 1000 headphones / SAC-AKG K 1000amp - unbelievable!

Will hopefully revert back to my Stax (for some of my listening) when my 404LE's arrive


yeah, charliex the more I speak to stax lovers the more I see the akg k1000 in my future(far into the future-must resist).  What is that K1000 amp...I'll do some searches?

post #57 of 70

i just bought the SR-001 mk2 (baby stax) with superfatcat mod + Li battery and i'm just waiting for it to arrive :-) heard lots of good things about it even though some consider it entry level stax.... hope i made the right decision, can anyone comment on the system? thanks 

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i just bought the SR-001 mk2 (baby stax) with superfatcat mod + Li battery and i'm just waiting for it to arrive :-) heard lots of good things about it even though some consider it entry level stax.... hope i made the right decision, can anyone comment on the system? thanks 


That's a neat and compact little stax....I'm interested to hear what you think of it...I don't know anything about it or the "superfatcat mod"....looking forward to hearing something about it from head-fiers.

post #59 of 70
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Originally Posted by raff012 View Post

i just bought the SR-001 mk2 (baby stax) with superfatcat mod + Li battery and i'm just waiting for it to arrive :-) heard lots of good things about it even though some consider it entry level stax.... hope i made the right decision, can anyone comment on the system? thanks 


I recently received my SR-003 which are similar (SR-001 has its amp with proprietary connection, the SR-003 needs a regular stax amp with a pro bias output).

 

I use mine without the headband and I find them nice and comfy but others have commented the comfort is poor.

 

They're open (unlike other IEMs) and to me (out of my SRM-007t) they sound very clear, spacious and natural. They'll give you a nice taste of stax. Let us know how you find them when you receive them!


Edited by jjinh - 7/18/10 at 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by Drumonron View Post

That's a neat and compact little stax....I'm interested to hear what you think of it...I don't know anything about it or the "superfatcat mod"....looking forward to hearing something about it from head-fiers.


iirc the superfatcat mod changes the opamps and some caps in the amp unit.

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