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post #331 of 715
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I think jackskelly was asking just generally speaking.

So that's just to Samsie then.
post #332 of 715

hi

is this hapen  in older 

stax  sigma 

 sr-lambada

or in  snh..he-60

 

thx

post #333 of 715
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Originally Posted by Clsmooth391 View Post

Are yours both under warranty?

 

I believe mine is still under warranty, I bought it from pricejapan a little over a year ago. I was just asking in general, as MacedonianHero pointed out :p

 

I think I also need to try to keep a "straight face" so to speak, to avoid so many STAX farts.

post #334 of 715
I AM SERIOUSLY WORRIED ABOUT THE 009 ISSUES GUYS!!!!!!!!!

I am about to buy a new pair of 009s tomorrow, and I see still some are having problems with the dreaded imbalance thing.

I was told by my dealer in the UK it was the first batch only back in 2011, and the UK importer stopped importing the 009s.
Then it was sorted. But here we are, today Samsie has a 3 month old model from PJ that is going wrong.

I AM SERIOUSLY WORRIED ABOUT THIS. 5,000 US is a lot of money for a headphones with 12 months warranty that
could become USELESS JUNK in 13 months time.

Why or how can a company like Stax get into a situation like this beggars belief.

Riight now I am thinking stick with my (working) 007s Mk2s...............
post #335 of 715
@astrostar59 If I were in your position I would not get them. That is a lot of money and you are obviously weary of the potential problem. Maybe that $5k is better spent on making your current setup better with products you feel will be less of a risk?
My 2¢.
post #336 of 715
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Originally Posted by jackskelly View Post

I believe mine is still under warranty, I bought it from pricejapan a little over a year ago. I was just asking in general, as MacedonianHero pointed out tongue.gif

I think I also need to try to keep a "straight face" so to speak, to avoid so many STAX farts.

Hm, I don't know if the "stax farts" are related, I get those _all_ the time and mine works perfectly still...
post #337 of 715

HI

was to bay this 009+007tii  for 8500usd  her 

but 

from what i her 

older sets  are more fin 

 

no trouble at all i  hope 

 

thx 

post #338 of 715

Dear all,

 

I bought mine from Pricejapan in Feb, 2014.  I guess it is still under warranty.

 

 

I did try the discharge trick with metal wire.  I tried keeping it in the desiccator for a week.  (I live in a humid area)

 

No luck so far :-(

 

Sam  

 

P.S.  I have the SR-404.  I left them on the table without any cover for the past 10 years.  It sounds perfect.

post #339 of 715

the old sr are beter 

 

way the new ones  are whit this  ????

 

i seved  8500$  

 

thank you  for this head fi  guys 

 

thank you 

 

sonyes 

post #340 of 715

The 007mk2 had some imbalance trouble too, not so often, but it happened.

Again, and this is my experience and did happen to many others.

 

If the 009 has some imbalance problem it will not cure by itself.

It will get worse by the time. I never heard of any 009 developing this problem after a longer time using.

All had this problem from start on, maybe not so easy noticeable from beginning.

post #341 of 715
That was exactly my experience with the 507s: the imbalance developed after 2 days and got worse and worse
post #342 of 715

Just got my Airbow SC-21 from PJ three days ago and last night, suddenly the left side sound level varies when I tilt the headphone vertically up and down when adjusting to my head. After a while, the sound is constantly loudly (without distortion) than the right side.

 

I put it aside and will try it out tonight, hopefully it is not another bad driver, as I have experienced withe LCD-3. Anyone with similar experience and willing to share is greatly appreciated.

post #343 of 715

The unbalance was gone when I started my audition tonight, but came again after about 20 mins, when I remove the headphone from my ears. Since then, I let it run for an hour and adjust the offset in the volume knob to compensate for the unbalance.

 

Judging by my hearing, the right side is set at 1.5 (base on the number indication on the volume knob) while the left side is at zero.

 

There is no distortion, just left side louder than right side, is this normal?

post #344 of 715
Have you checked it is not affective by wiggling the cable at the entry point below the speakers?

I have a similar issue with my 007s and had to replace the lead. It can happen if snagged, in my case the dog
jumped on me and landed in the cable loop!

I love Stax phones, but wonder if they should have used a plug at the headset? maybe high voltage issues....
post #345 of 715
I changed a pair of tubes, tuned the trim pots to within 1volt. Been listening for 2 hrs, looks like the unbalance is gone. Measured plug for V+ and V-. Right side is +4.6V, left is -6V. Wonder if it is the biasing that's playing me out.
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