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STAX SRS-2050II Basic System vs. Koss ESP/950 vs. HD600 w/Dynalo

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STAX SRS-2050II Basic System vs. Koss ESP/950 vs. HD600 w/Sheer Audio HA-006++

 

Which is a better deal? They are all in the same price range.


Edited by sennheiserhd485 - 9/13/11 at 8:00pm
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Bump... beyersmile.png

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Come on... L3000.gif

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Get the HD600 and enjoy the wallet busting experience up the ranks.

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Sennheiser HD650 can scale up pretty well with better source and amplifier, I suspect HD600 is in the same league.  I'm tempted to sell my Hifiman HE-5LE and get HD600.  

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STAX SRS-2050II Basic System vs. Koss ESP/950 vs. HD600 w/Sheer Audio HA-006++

 

Which is a better deal? They are all in the same price range.


Disclaimer: I haven't heard the SRS-2050II.

 

The HD600 has phenomenal tone. If tone is a priority for you, it makes a great headphone that you will keep for a long time. If you value other things more (visceral bass, treble extension, microdetail, speed), then the HD600 isn't for you. Particularly, if you're after detail and speed, Stax is the way to go.

 

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Yeah... you'll probably like the sound of the "new version" Senns better than the Stax / Koss sound... if... you prefer a rich, bold sound to a somewhat cool, refined sound. 

 

After trying the Stax... I found I prefer the sound of the "new version" HD580/600/650's, the AD2000's, and the RS-1's to the Stax... though... the SR-507's are close (the O2's just require far too costly amps to rival these dynamics). 

 

And... there really is no contest... when you consider the relatively low cost of a Senn setup.

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Thank you everyone.

 

I have also read that the Stax don't have much bass. I need a normal amount of bass.

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Go with the Senns.

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Disclaimer: I haven't heard the SRS-2050II.

 

Mine's been sitting unused for years... interested? (Note - that's not an indication of the sound you get from them)

 

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Thank you everyone.

 

I have also read that the Stax don't have much bass. I need a normal amount of bass.

 

What's normal? There's bass, and for some Stax, a lot of it.

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Mine's been sitting unused for years... interested? (Note - that's not an indication of the sound you get from them)

 

 

What's normal? There's bass, and for some Stax, a lot of it.



What did you not like about your Stax system? How much would you want for it?

 

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What did you not like about your Stax system? How much would you want for it?


Are you in the US?

 

Anyway I've got like 10 pairs of Stax so no problem with it. I was just asking a friend if he wants to loan it. 


Edited by jjinh - 9/15/11 at 12:16am
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Are you in the US?

 

Anyway no problem with it. I was just asking a friend if he wants to loan it. 



Is it the 2050II system?

 

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Is it the 2050II system?

 


I do have a 2050II system so yes.

 

I didnt say it's on sale, and if you're in somewhere like the US, it's got a 240V power brick.

 

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I am in the United States.

 

Nevermind. smile_phones.gif

 

Most of the reviews that I have read stated that the HD600s bass was much better than an electrostatic headphone.

 

I believe that bass impact is definitely important to me.

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