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 -chan is just a honourific to express endearment, mostly towards girls. It's also used for little boys, pets and even among lovers. it's sort of used to give a sense of childish cuteness.

In Turkic languages, for example in Kazakh, - jan is used after a name to show special attention towards a male or a boy. The word "jan" can be translated as soul. The word "janym" means my darling or my dear.

Kazakhstani songs 





I shouldn't be surprised that I can read the titles, even though I don't understand them, but I'm mildly surprised.
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My love for the SR-007 continues to grow, if that's possible. I adore this headphone. I've said numerous times that I'd take one of the flagship Staxen as my sole headphone, and I tend to go back and forth on which I'd consider my favorite, but right now it's definitely the SR-007.

 

I'm thinking about picking up the SR-007mk2 from Justin at HeadAmp now that he's stocking them. Given that I've put a downpayment on a BHSE, he's offering a discount if I package the two together. Very cool. Before I was going to go with the SR-007A from PriceJapan due to the price difference, but now I'm not so sure. Aside from warranty issues and sending it to Yama versus Japan, I think it's going to come down to whether I want the all black look or the black and silver combo.

 

For those who may be wondering why I'd want another SR-007: there's variation between the mk1 which I own and the mk2 (called "A" in Japan--- however they're both the same revision). The newest batches in particular have been dubbed "mk2.5" and are said to be the brightest of the SR-007s thus far. That is the cause of a bit of concern for me, as I'm extremely partial to the [relatively] darker sound of the SR-007, but I can see why Stax did it given all the talk of the SR-007 being "too dark" on Stax's own amps. I'm curious to compare them however. Plus I'd like to use my mk1 less, preserving it in storage as much as possible.

 

Speaking of, I'm asking around for replacement brown pads and arc assemblies.

 

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I see. What is its particular coloration? I'm trying to figure out what comes closest (950, Paradox, etc.) to the STAX coloration in the 007... I love that headphone.

 

Speak of the devil.

 

Were you open to open headphones, or did you need closed? The closest I've heard to the SR-007 under a grand is the HiFiMan HE-400, believe it or not. That's in terms of overall tonal balance; it's a lot "dirtier" sounding than the SR-007 as you might expect.

 

The ESP 950 is a splendid headphone, but it's not like the SR-007.

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Fair enough. If you want the signature STAX "air", the only place you'll get it is STAX. Which means, open your wallet wide.
They're worth it, I love my STAX, but some people don't want to, or can't, spend that much. For them, the ESP/950s are a real gem.

 

I agree that the ESP 950 is an amazing value for money.

 

However Stax needn't be that expensive. If you're not opposed to vintage gear, you can still find really good values if you're patient. I saw a pair of Lambdas and an accompanying energizer for $400 the other day. The original SR-Lambda still blows away the majority of headphones around today in their price bracket, IMO. Also the new Stax SR-002 / SR-003mk2 earphones hit way above their price brackets.

 

But yeah, if you're after an SR-007 and SRM-717, you'll be paying at least $2300-ish for the pair.

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Is it bad that I want that solely because they are using an anime mascot of some sort? Does that mean that their marketing is successful? It even said it's tuned for anime songs. SO the conclusion is I must have it. Damn the FXZ200.
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Do those Koss come with that amplifier pictured and is that a good amp for them?

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http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/blog/?p=7391
Is it bad that I want that solely because they are using an anime mascot of some sort? Does that mean that their marketing is successful? It even said it's tuned for anime songs. SO the conclusion is I must have it. Damn the FXZ200.

 

No, I'm with you. I'll be ordering the Monet, though not just because of the neat marketing: FitEar is one of my favorite IEM manufacturers. 

 

 


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Do those Koss come with that amplifier pictured and is that a good amp for them?

 

The included amp for the ESP 950 is actually pretty good, though it's pretty cheap-o feeling. Still it drives them very well and there's no reason IMO to get another amp if you're going to just be using them without any other stats.

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Is there an estimate how much it's going to cost? If it's anything more than 25k yen, then it'll be a looooong time before I'm owning it. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Fair enough. If you want the signature STAX "air", the only place you'll get it is STAX. Which means, open your wallet wide.
They're worth it, I love my STAX, but some people don't want to, or can't, spend that much. For them, the ESP/950s are a real gem.

 

Argh. I better be prepared for a single kidney lifestyle then... wink.gif Good thing I have the tools to do a self-extraction. biggrin.gif

 

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My love for the SR-007 continues to grow, if that's possible. I adore this headphone. I've said numerous times that I'd take one of the flagship Staxen as my sole headphone, and I tend to go back and forth on which I'd consider my favorite, but right now it's definitely the SR-007.

 

I'm thinking about picking up the SR-007mk2 from Justin at HeadAmp now that he's stocking them. Given that I've put a downpayment on a BHSE, he's offering a discount if I package the two together. Very cool. Before I was going to go with the SR-007A from PriceJapan due to the price difference, but now I'm not so sure. Aside from warranty issues and sending it to Yama versus Japan, I think it's going to come down to whether I want the all black look or the black and silver combo.

 

For those who may be wondering why I'd want another SR-007: there's variation between the mk1 which I own and the mk2 (called "A" in Japan--- however they're both the same revision). The newest batches in particular have been dubbed "mk2.5" and are said to be the brightest of the SR-007s thus far. That is the cause of a bit of concern for me, as I'm extremely partial to the [relatively] darker sound of the SR-007, but I can see why Stax did it given all the talk of the SR-007 being "too dark" on Stax's own amps. I'm curious to compare them however. Plus I'd like to use my mk1 less, preserving it in storage as much as possible.

 

Speaking of, I'm asking around for replacement brown pads and arc assemblies.

 

Speak of the devil.

 

Were you open to open headphones, or did you need closed? The closest I've heard to the SR-007 under a grand is the HiFiMan HE-400, believe it or not. That's in terms of overall tonal balance; it's a lot "dirtier" sounding than the SR-007 as you might expect.

 

The ESP 950 is a splendid headphone, but it's not like the SR-007.

 

Hmm, I may have to go listen to the HE-400 then... haven't gotten a chance to do so yet. The only place I can go audition is pretty out of the way.

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Is there an estimate how much it's going to cost? If it's anything more than 25k yen, then it'll be a looooong time before I'm owning it. frown.gif

Found it. It's a cool, student-life-busting 157500 yen. At least for the custom. Looking at the price difference between the 334TG and th custom 334, even if FitEar chooses to come out with a universal fit MONET, it still would be >100k yen. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  Found it. It's a cool, student-life-busting 157500 yen. At least for the custom. Looking at the price difference between the 334TG and th custom 334, even if FitEar chooses to come out with a universal fit MONET, it still would be >100k yen. Sigh.

 

Send an angry letter to Keita Suyama saying that he makes nothing suited for student budgets?

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However Stax needn't be that expensive. If you're not opposed to vintage gear, you can still find really good values if you're patient. I saw a pair of Lambdas and an accompanying energizer for $400 the other day. The original SR-Lambda still blows away the majority of headphones around today in their price bracket, IMO. Also the new Stax SR-002 / SR-003mk2 earphones hit way above their price brackets.

 

Yup.  It's probably older than I am but IMO, SR Lambda > HD800.

 

OTOH you might have to spend more if you want one that doesn't need any work though.  The drivers will pretty much last forever if you don't blow them up but mine needed a new headband, had a break in the cable (fortunately near the top so I just cut off about a foot and rewired it), and I think the diodes and/or caps on the self bias circuit are shot and need replacement since it leaks away pretty fast if nothing is playing.

 

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http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/blog/?p=7391
Is it bad that I want that solely because they are using an anime mascot of some sort? Does that mean that their marketing is successful? It even said it's tuned for anime songs. SO the conclusion is I must have it. Damn the FXZ200.

 

Hehe.  As long as you recognize it it's ok to have some fun.

 

What does tuned for anime songs even mean though?

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I'm wondering about that too. What is anime song? Or as is very common, anime "genre"? Anime itself is as diverse as music so.... But from the almost-incomprehensible machine translation, they did compare it to the 334, and said, to this effect, that the MONET is the fun version.
And a spectacular description of jazz courtesy of QI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9wJwamFr6fE#t=924s
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

I'm wondering about that too. What is anime song? Or as is very common, anime "genre"? Anime itself is as diverse as music so.... But from the almost-incomprehensible machine translation, they did compare it to the 334, and said, to this effect, that the MONET is the fun version.
And a spectacular description of jazz courtesy of QI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9wJwamFr6fE#t=924s

 

The machine translation also says it 'sounds moe' so obviously I have to have it now...

 

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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post  The machine translation also says it 'sounds moe' so obviously I have to have it now... biggrin.gif

 

Not to burst your bubble, but that's a literal translation and a phonetic translation combined... 「萌」 is pronounced "moe", while 「音」 is the character for "sound".

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