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post #5626 of 6599

Here is a picture of me for the past two days...

 

 

I'll be wearing the he-6 by next month. :biggrin:

post #5627 of 6599

LOL

post #5628 of 6599

Seriously, as much as I love love love the signature of the lcd2, I know that they are too heavy. I do know that my end game is here...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/674619/like-new-stax-sr-007mk2-black-electrostatic-headphones-with-stax-stand-and-dust-cover

 

Comfort, exquisite signature, the whole package. It is a little spendy though. 

post #5629 of 6599
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Seriously, as much as I love love love the signature of the lcd2, I know that they are too heavy. I do know that my end game is here...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/674619/like-new-stax-sr-007mk2-black-electrostatic-headphones-with-stax-stand-and-dust-cover

 

Comfort, exquisite signature, the whole package. It is a little spendy though. 

How would you describe 007's sound signature? From measurements it looks like it has the tonal balance of a slightly more mids-heavy HE400 (meaning a significant depression in the upper mids and lower treble, and very prominent upper treble, though less erratic than HE400).

post #5630 of 6599
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Seriously, as much as I love love love the signature of the lcd2, I know that they are too heavy. I do know that my end game is here...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/674619/like-new-stax-sr-007mk2-black-electrostatic-headphones-with-stax-stand-and-dust-cover

 

Comfort, exquisite signature, the whole package. It is a little spendy though.

What set up did you hear the MK2 off of? I'm interested in the Mk 2 as well, given the darker signature and how much cheaper they are now (imported from Japan). A good way to blow $3200, would be Mk2 + 727 combo from Japan.

post #5631 of 6599

^^ I think that in fairness, you and I go about our assessment of sound very differently. I'm really not a graphs and charts evaluater. Nevertheless, this is what I got from the audition of the sr-007 at the Atlanta meet using the Blue Hawaii amp and Oppo player as source. 

 

 

No other hp that I've heard is comparable to the 007 (not withstanding the 009 that I heard a few minutes afterwards). There is simply a level of realism to the signature that is initially shocking, followed quickly by utterly addicting. I passed on auditioning several totl hp's and setups that I'd wanted to hear for years because I kept going back to the Stax setup. In a word, the 007 is "lifelike." That's the best way that I can put it. There was no harshness, no grain, to be found in vocals. I heard Dianna Krall breath between a long run and then swallow some spit a little later...ah yes. :biggrin: (no jokes please)

 

The bass was instantly satisfying right out of the gate. All the slam, impact, texture was there...effortless. The sound was unashamed to be brutally dynamic and a few moments later, graceful with quiet nuances. If I can ever afford it, I will own a electrostatic setup just like this. 

post #5632 of 6599
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ I think that in fairness, you and I go about our assessment of sound very differently. I'm really not a graphs and charts evaluater. Nevertheless, this is what I got from the audition of the sr-007 at the Atlanta meet using the Blue Hawaii amp and Oppo player as source.

 

 

No other hp that I've heard is comparable to the 007 (not withstanding the 009 that I heard a few minutes afterwards). There is simply a level of realism to the signature that is initially shocking, followed quickly by utterly addicting. I passed on auditioning several totl hp's and setups that I'd wanted to hear for years because I kept going back to the Stax setup. In a word, the 007 is "lifelike." That's the best way that I can put it. There was no harshness, no grain, to be found in vocals. I heard Dianna Krall breath between a long run and then swallow some spit a little later...ah yes. :biggrin: (no jokes please)

 

The bass was instantly satisfying right out of the gate. All the slam, impact, texture was there...effortless. The sound was unashamed to be brutally dynamic and a few moments later, graceful with quiet nuances. If I can ever afford it, I will own a electrostatic setup just like this.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:51am
post #5633 of 6599
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ I think that in fairness, you and I go about our assessment of sound very differently. I'm really not a graphs and charts evaluater. Nevertheless, this is what I got from the audition of the sr-007 at the Atlanta meet using the Blue Hawaii amp and Oppo player as source. 

 

 

No other hp that I've heard is comparable to the 007 (not withstanding the 009 that I heard a few minutes afterwards). There is simply a level of realism to the signature that is initially shocking, followed quickly by utterly addicting. I passed on auditioning several totl hp's and setups that I'd wanted to hear for years because I kept going back to the Stax setup. In a word, the 007 is "lifelike." That's the best way that I can put it. There was no harshness, no grain, to be found in vocals. I heard Dianna Krall breath between a long run and then swallow some spit a little later...ah yes. :biggrin: (no jokes please)

 

The bass was instantly satisfying right out of the gate. All the slam, impact, texture was there...effortless. The sound was unashamed to be brutally dynamic and a few moments later, graceful with quiet nuances. If I can ever afford it, I will own a electrostatic setup just like this. 

 

 

Was this with mkI or mkII?

post #5634 of 6599
Mki
post #5635 of 6599
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Mki

Oh...

 

Your link was to a MK 2. Thanks for the impressions anyway. I hear the MK 2 actually sounds great with the Blue Hawaii too, not that I can afford that right now. Max I can do is a MKII + 727 amp from Japan. At which point I won't be able to spend money for two years or after the divorce, which ever is first.


Edited by M-13 - 10/14/13 at 9:01pm
post #5636 of 6599

I can also confirm the awesomness of the new pads for the LCD-2. Very plush and soft. Basically black LCD-3 pads. I love them and also the improved comfort. They feel more stable on my head now. I don't have any suction effect at all for some reason. They remind me of the Alpha Pads, except they're even better IMO.

post #5637 of 6599
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

I can also confirm the awesomness of the new pads for the LCD-2. Very plush and soft. Basically black LCD-3 pads. I love them and also the improved comfort. They feel more stable on my head now. I don't have any suction effect at all for some reason. They remind me of the Alpha Pads, except they're even better IMO.

Since when these new pads have been introduced to LCD-2?

post #5638 of 6599
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post
 

Since when these new pads have been introduced to LCD-2?

Very recently as far as I know. Maybe in the last few days or weeks?

post #5639 of 6599
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Very recently as far as I know. Maybe in the last few days or weeks?


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:49am
post #5640 of 6599
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

I wonder if they are the same black 3 pads that they said are on the x's. I wish they would call them x pads. Kind of confusing considering the color difference with the 3's. I def. though the x's came with 2 pads.

They're probably the same. Now there are only one kind of leather pads, but two colors, brown and black; and of course there is the suede option (vegan)

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