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Genuine leather pads for stax sr-202

post #1 of 9
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I am using a pair of stax sr202. The earpads are made of artificial leather. The feeling is suck when using in summer, since I am very sensitive to hot weather and easily get sweating. Is there any improvement if i replace the earpads with the ones used in sr-507, which are made of genuine leather? Thanks for replying.
post #2 of 9
I haven't owned the STAX or used their leather pads, but out of headphones I've owned with pleather and leather pads, the leather pads generally breathe better and are more tolerable in the summer months. smily_headphones1.gif I think if you tried them and disliked them, you could probably sell them to someone with a 507 (or one of the older models that use them) on the FS thread without too much trouble either. redface.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thx for the reply! By the way, is 5the earpads of 507 perfectly fit to sr202? Is there any problem to use the 507 earpads in sr202?
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I don't know that, sorry. From pictures I would guess "probably" but I don't know for certain. While re-posting is usually frowned upon here, you might try posting this question in Summit-Fi, as a lot of the STAX guys hang out there (and would be more likely to see it) - I'm kind of surprised you haven't gotten more replies. redface.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thx a lot for your replies! Any other stax owner has experience in this?
post #6 of 9

I should be able to give some feedback on this in a couple of days. I'm having the same issues with the pleather earpads getting rather hot, so I've ordered a pair of 404LE earpads (which are real leather, too) for my SR404's. They should arrive in a few days.

I don't know whether the 404LE earpads are the same as the ones on the 507 - but I guess all should be compatible with each other since the housing is essentially the same for all Lambdas.

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Originally Posted by catcat View Post

Thx for the reply! By the way, is 5the earpads of 507 perfectly fit to sr202? Is there any problem to use the 507 earpads in sr202?

 

They are the same exact size so no problems fitting them.  I would use some temporary glue if you might end up selling them as the glue supplied is very strong so removing them is problematic and it might damage the pads. 

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thx all for your replies! Then I could order a pair of 507 earpads to replace the existing earpads.
post #9 of 9

I'm a new owner of a pair of slightly used STAX SR-202 having the same issues with the pleather earpads getting rather hot & sweaty on my ears.

I assume the 404 LE leather earpads are very nice & comfortable, but rather expensive - US $109.

I think of covering the pleather with a thin layer of Alcantara. This should work. blink.gif

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