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post #181 of 441
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Originally Posted by antonyfirst View Post

How do the new tips fit?

 

Can they be used on SR-001 or SR-003 Mk1?

 

Yes, you can use the newer tips on the older models and the older tips on the newer models.

 

For me the newer tips are even worse than the older ones. The old ones at least had enough of a flange to grip my ear canals, but these newer ones just come out too easily. They're little more than rubber washers. The problem for me is that they're too big and I can't insert them deeply enough, so they don't stay put.

 

Proper fit is very difficult to achieve with these, but once I do it's worth it.

post #182 of 441
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Originally Posted by antonyfirst View Post

How do the new tips fit?

Can they be used on SR-001 or SR-003 Mk1?

Yes The new ear tips can use In Your SR 001 and SR 003 mk1

For Me The old ear tips sound better than The new One , because The new One is smaller than The old ones.
Edited by rudi0504 - 1/19/13 at 8:24am
post #183 of 441

Thanks guys.

 

Why do the new tips sound worse than the old ones?

post #184 of 441
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Originally Posted by antonyfirst View Post

Thanks guys.

 

Why do the new tips sound worse than the old ones?

 

Fit is everything with IEMs. Can't speak for others, but like I said in my previous post, the fit for me is better (and thus the sound is better) with the older tips.

 

The nozzles on the SR-002 are pretty much the same as the S-001 / SR-003, ie. too big for my ears. They don't insert deeply enough normally for me. The older tips grip the ear canal more effectively, so for me they managed to stay in enough despite the poor ergonomics. The new tips are basically rubber washers and have next to no flange, so they don't grip the ear well. The result is the IEMs fall out of my ears too easily. Not getting a good insertion results is poorer sound quality.

 

Switching to the older tips or using 3rd party tips with flanges helps me get a better fit and therefore sound.

post #185 of 441

What size is the nozzle?

Trying to find out different tips that many fit.

post #186 of 441
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Originally Posted by gilency View Post

What size is the nozzle?

Trying to find out different tips that many fit.

 

the nozzle measures about 0.25x0.35", with round ends.  the tips that Stax provides are round and then you have to stretch them over the nozzle.

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post #187 of 441

When I put the amp into eco mode, I get a squealing noise that doesn't go away. I would assume this means the batteries are low, but I just replaced them. What's up with this?

 

There's no noise in normal mode.

post #188 of 441
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

When I put the amp into eco mode, I get a squealing noise that doesn't go away. I would assume this means the batteries are low, but I just replaced them. What's up with this?

There's no noise in normal mode.

I never use Eco mode sound quality reduce in term of the clarity .
post #189 of 441
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My friend is DIY , he experiment his Srm 002 with polymer battery as external battery. For his Stax Srm 002

The result is fantastic to improve the sound quality :

High : more refine and extended , more sparkle and more detail compare use 1,5 volt battery .

Mid : more sweet , clear and very clean , clarity from the voice increase

Bass : more detail and clean sounding bass than with 1,5 volt battery from any brand I have tried .

Separation : increase about 20 % , that you can hear the individual instrument. Much better

Soundstage : is better than I use 1,5 volt battery

This is impossible experience only with polymer battery can increase the Sound Quality so big .

This is my personal impression

These are the pictures from my friend DIY prototype external battery :



The external battery with grey color and the charger connector with yellow tape



post #190 of 441
This external battery look very nice, I like the gentle tape rolling touch to keep it all neat and tidy smily_headphones1.gif
post #191 of 441
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


I never use Eco mode sound quality reduce in term of the clarity .

 

Whether or not I intend to ever use eco mode, I don't want there to be a constant squealing noise when it's active, because it points to an underlying problem.

post #192 of 441
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

This external battery look very nice, I like the gentle tape rolling touch to keep it all neat and tidy smily_headphones1.gif

This is prototype , that he send to me to test it , how the sound quality compare to normal 1,5 volt battery .
If many people said very good than he make the housing fir his battery and charger biggrin.gif
post #193 of 441

Listening to these again now, for the first time in nearly 2 weeks (been very busy and the amp had lay on my desk disassembled for all that time)

 

There are 2 ways to wear them: with the headband, and without.  With the headband, they feel more secure, but can get fatiguing as the plastic shells get pressed against your ears.  This can be alleviated by bending the headband to stretch it out.  Right now, I'm using them without the headband and with the small tips - They don't plug-in with a vacuum like seal like the tips on many IEMs, but you don't want this either - they just sound worse if you try to get a seal.  Doesn't feel very secure this way, but they're not going anywhere - tilting my head all the way to the side, they stay in place.  They just kind of float in my ears, almost weightless.  It may take more effort to find your favorite tips than most IEMs.  And if you're going to attempt running with them, you would want to wear the headband.  

 

As for the sound, they are pretty expansive like a full size headphone.  The treble is excellent.  If you're really into classical music and are looking for a portable headphone, or just one that is very small -- these are worth trying.  

 

Still have to unbox one of the ones with the full size plug and try them with the BHSE..

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post #194 of 441

Anyone willing to venture a character description yet?

post #195 of 441
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

[SNIP!]

They don't plug-in with a vacuum like seal like the tips on many IEMs, but you don't want this either - they just sound worse if you try to get a seal.

[SNIP!]

 

Still have to unbox one of the ones with the full size plug and try them with the BHSE..

 

That kills the custom tip idea. Out of curiosity how do they sound worse? Kind of interesting of how a seal would impact these open IEMs.

 

Would love to see a pix of the SR-003 plugged into that giant BHSE beast of yours ;-).

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