Stax are really overrated. Whoever first made claims to their superiority must have been out of his mind I tell you! Boring, lifeless, totally unengaging. My dynamic Audio-Technica AD2000 is the complete opposite and remains my all-time favorite headphone. The folks who go on and on about electrostats have to be deluded in their thinking. Stats might play music but they have no soul. The only headphones I've heard that have soul are the AD2K and Grado HP1000, which, incidentally enough, are dynamic.
I feel totally ripped off right now and will be selling all of my electrostatic gear after RMAF. I'll say it again, Stax are vastly overrated on this forum. Dynamic is better.
(Actually, just kidding with the above, hah!) :p
Originally Posted by Clarkmc2
That is hilariously true. Uncle Erik, I think we are waging a losing struggle with listeners who think they can hear jitter, and two feet of power cord in a 150 mile power line. And who think that better looking gear sounds better, and better still if it costs more.
When are audio enthusiasts going to learn to choose gear with their eyes closed and their ears open?
Edited by Asr - 9/13/11 at 10:48pm
If audiophiles chose gear with their ears only, that would be just as misguided. Do you have any idea how easy it would be for a vendor to make a shoddy piece of gear that still sounds good to at least one person? Audiophiles need to choose gear with their eyes, ears, and brains. Don't buy blindly based on either aesthetics or sound, or both - it should be what's inside that counts.