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post #271 of 1093

For those who are Grado's die hard fan please vote for (black and white) PS1PS1 on black & white.jpg

post #272 of 1093

The SR Omega may be as classy as the O2 MkI or MkIISR Omega 8.jpg

post #273 of 1093

I'm still trying to buy a pair.  :(
 

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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

The SR Omega may be as classy as the O2 MkI or MkIISR Omega 8.jpg



 

post #274 of 1093

Don't fret, they're probably the most controversial high end headphones out there... almost entirely due to fit. When they were new, you could only buy them directly from Sony, and that required a tailoring to fit your head... specifically your head. Even after that, they had material issues. jjcha's headband snapped once under normal usage, and he wasn't one to ever mistreat a headphone. Carbon fiber doesn't like to be bent that way, I guess? I dunno.
 

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Oh my god, those are amazing. How have I not seen these before?! *checks price* Oh.


 

 



 

post #275 of 1093

The Sony Qualia does indeed need careful handling.  I am lucky that my pair was purchased from yahoo.co.jp so

the size of this Qualia fitsqualia 10.jpg

very well and as I mentioned earlier if you can get a good sweetspot, the sound is like magic   especially with vocal music.  I do handle with care because the headband may cost around 700$ to replace so in this

meeting very few had a chance to listen to the Qualia.  May be more can listen in a smaller group of Thai head-fiers.


Edited by kiertijai - 3/27/11 at 1:53am
post #276 of 1093

I'm still trying to buy a pair.  :(
  

    It is one of the most difficult pair to get because I think less than 250 pairs were made.  Their drivers are also

fragile so some of the units may have to use the O2 driver, not the original membrane.  So finding the one

with the true membrane is more difficult. However when you get a good one, some said that it is much better than

the O2mkI : the sound more natural, bigger soundstage and again in some music, the sound is very seducing so that

for some , they love the SR Omega much more than the O2mkI even when driving the SR Omega with aSR Omega vs O2mkI.jpg

less efficient amplifier.  Here is the picture to compare the O2 and the SR Omega driver


Edited by kiertijai - 3/27/11 at 1:52am
post #277 of 1093

There are at least 550 SR-Omegas out there and probably more. Who knows how many have had their drivers replaced but I doubt it is so many. 


 

post #278 of 1093

Dear Spritzer,

   thanks for the correction of the total number.  It should be 550  but no one know how many with the original driver.

   I would not have bought this pair if I had not consulted Spritzer first  because I was  not sure whether it was the

original driver or not.  I have full trust in the seller,  again both of the buyer and seller might not know whether it's

the original one or not.  Could you explain the differences in the driver between O2 and SR Omega?SR Omega 6.jpg

post #279 of 1093

I just want to buy a STAX shell and put some High quality drivers in it just for the looks. They just look so damn classy, granted I have never herd a STAX and that's probably a good thing as I'm lamenting over a buy I may be or not be doing soon D:

 


Edited by WhiteCrow - 3/27/11 at 11:06pm
post #280 of 1093

My favorite looking headphones are the bloodwood Beyers from Headphile. It's the pair to the right. Think DT880 600 Ohm with bloodwood... ph34r.gif

 

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post #281 of 1093

Skullcandy-SkullCrusher-Snoop-Dogg.jpg

Bow before the snoop dogg skullcandy!

 

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No but in all seriousness I've always thought the k701's look nice

post #282 of 1093
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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

Dear Spritzer,

   thanks for the correction of the total number.  It should be 550  but no one know how many with the original driver.

   I would not have bought this pair if I had not consulted Spritzer first  because I was  not sure whether it was the

original driver or not.  I have full trust in the seller,  again both of the buyer and seller might not know whether it's

the original one or not.  Could you explain the differences in the driver between O2 and SR Omega?SR Omega 6.jpg


The SR-Omega and SR-007 drivers couldn't be more different.  The SR-Omega uses gold plated copper mesh for the electrodes which are supported by a resin frame (the cartwheel you can see from the outside).  The diaphragm is held in place with two brass rings and ditto for the dust covers.  The whole driver is then stacked inside a resin frame inside the housing which is then sealed with screws.  The driver is one of the largest headphone drivers ever made, measuring approx 90mm across. 

 

The SR-007 drivers use advanced PCB material for the stators and the whole assembly with dust covers and all is placed inside a very stiff resin shell.  The driver is much smaller than the SR-Omega unit and on top of that it is only partially open to facilitate airdamping of the diaphragm.  The SR-007 driver is clearly cheaper to make but Stax instead spent the money on a better housing since the one used on the SR-Omega is a massive letdown.  My nickname for it is the "tin can" since the aluminum is less than 1mm thick and that's why the sound suffers.  Push the drivers too hard and the vibration generated has nowhere to go.  It's on my to-do list to design and make a CNC housing for the SR-Omega in a similar fashion to the SR-007 and SR-009. 

 

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Originally Posted by jooize View Post

My favorite looking headphones are the bloodwood Beyers from Headphile. It's the pair to the right. Think DT880 600 Ohm with bloodwood... ph34r.gif

 

img76.jpg



hey these look v nice.

post #284 of 1093
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Originally Posted by dedude View Post

Skullcandy-SkullCrusher-Snoop-Dogg.jpg

Bow before the snoop dogg skullcandy!

 

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No but in all seriousness I've always thought the k701's look nice



Wrong thread.  Should be posted here:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/546122/the-ugliest-headphones-you-have-ever-seen

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