Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Stax: SR 002 + Srm 002 and Srm 003 mk2 + Srm 003 impression and appreciation thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Stax: SR 002 + Srm 002 and Srm 003 mk2 + Srm 003 impression and appreciation thread - Page 16

post #226 of 446

I've got to try that over the ear method!  

 

For me they sit pretty well just resting between the anti-tragus and the conch... not well enough for full on activity, but for sitting and working at the office.  I think I'd tough out the headband if I actually wanted to move around with them on.

post #227 of 446

.

post #228 of 446

I started using the amp with a DC power supply at my office.  I'm still getting an absolute black background and enjoying the freedom of not buying or charging batteries.

 

I also switched to the old style tips and finding them a slightly better fit for me. 

 

I'm going to try to see if I can get these to work http://www.decibullz.com/shop/custom-earphone-molds/

I doubt the opening will be large enough, but it will be interesting to see if something can be done.

 

 

 

My office rig is now pretty compact!


Edited by shipsupt - 2/7/13 at 2:30am
post #229 of 446

I hadn't listened to my SR-003 for a while as I have been really enjoying the Heir 8a.  I turned them on for the first time in a while last night and I was blown away by their clarity and for lack of a better word, delicacy.  They are just so clear in the midrange and so low in distrotion.  I really love the 8a and I really love the STAX.  I am fortunate to have both.

 

Which is better?  Yes.

 

PETER

post #230 of 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by gilency View Post

I dont see how electrostats would benefit from burn in.

As fas as batteries, went to Lowes and bought a cheap charger with 2 batteries for 19.00 and works pretty well.

Will buy one just to keep at the office.

 

Why argue with someone's observation?  Just because it doesn't agree with your preconceptions? I have found exactly the same thing with a number of Stax items, including the previous portable and the 007A. Lots of things could be happening including capacitor charge up and parasitic charges on the drivers.

post #231 of 446

Don't get mad. I just said I didn't agree. Or you rather jut hear the opinion you like?

If people hear only your side, then they'll take as gospel. 

post #232 of 446

I've never heard burn-in with stats personally, but I have heard them improve after "warming up" connected to the amp for a while. 

post #233 of 446
Anyone compared the sound of the old and new portable models trying to determine if the new amp is any better or if the phones themselves sound better?
post #234 of 446

does anyone know how they compare to EX-1000?

post #235 of 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

does anyone know how they compare to EX-1000?

 

The EX1000 has a more bright treble range, slightly recessed on Stax, a bit warmer actually. Speed, bass response and clarity don't compare. The EX1000 is no slouch iem though, does everything a lot better what it's sibling brother the EX700 does.

post #236 of 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post

Anyone compared the sound of the old and new portable models trying to determine if the new amp is any better or if the phones themselves sound better?

 

I haven't used the older amp, but I've tried both earphones (mk1 and mk2) on the newer portable amp as well as a larger desktop amp. Personally I feel the difference between earphones is mainly their tuning rather than pure performance. The older more laid back mk1 doesn't sound as immediate as its more lively update, but I personally prefer it still.

post #237 of 446

Hi MuppetFace,

 

Any sound difference you can hear between the full sized desktop amp and the SRM-001 portable amp unit powering the older SR-001's?

post #238 of 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Hi MuppetFace,

 

Any sound difference you can hear between the full sized desktop amp and the SRM-001 portable amp unit powering the older SR-001's?

 

I don't have the portable SR-001mk2, just the SR-003mk1 version they made for home use (the nomenclature is really confusing...). The portable cable came from the newer SR-002, so I only have the newer portable amp to compare. However both earphones sounded much better from a full-sized amp than the portable as one might expect. On the portable I'm picking up "transistor mist." Understandably there are probably a lot of compromises Stax had to make to get the portability, and the SRM-002 is decent sounding considering what it is. But it's no contest for me: only the larger amps are able to really extract the full performance of these earphones.

post #239 of 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

I don't have the portable SR-001mk2, just the SR-003mk1 version they made for home use (the nomenclature is really confusing...). The portable cable came from the newer SR-002, so I only have the newer portable amp to compare. However both earphones sounded much better from a full-sized amp than the portable as one might expect. On the portable I'm picking up "transistor mist." Understandably there are probably a lot of compromises Stax had to make to get the portability, and the SRM-002 is decent sounding considering what it is. But it's no contest for me: only the larger amps are able to really extract the full performance of these earphones.

 

Thanks for that, I can now feel at ease to drop $90 for the SR-003mk1's replacement cable for my SR-001mk2 system. Even powered by a DC adapter, I feel that these little gem's really shine out of a discrete Stax desktop amplifier.

post #240 of 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

I haven't used the older amp, but I've tried both earphones (mk1 and mk2) on the newer portable amp as well as a larger desktop amp. Personally I feel the difference between earphones is mainly their tuning rather than pure performance. The older more laid back mk1 doesn't sound as immediate as its more lively update, but I personally prefer it still.

I have both the old portable and 2 003's so obviously I like them.  However I have often thought that they rolled off the treble too much.  Still they are very listenable on a wide range of equipment.  The portable is so nice to have on trips.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

I don't have the portable SR-001mk2, just the SR-003mk1 version they made for home use (the nomenclature is really confusing...). The portable cable came from the newer SR-002, so I only have the newer portable amp to compare. However both earphones sounded much better from a full-sized amp than the portable as one might expect. On the portable I'm picking up "transistor mist." Understandably there are probably a lot of compromises Stax had to make to get the portability, and the SRM-002 is decent sounding considering what it is. But it's no contest for me: only the larger amps are able to really extract the full performance of these earphones.

 No question that the full-sized amps will outperform the portables. However if I have a full sized amp available I also have a Sigma/404, 007A or Sigma Pro as my preferred phones (and preferred in that order too.)


Edited by edstrelow - 2/21/13 at 3:58pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Stax: SR 002 + Srm 002 and Srm 003 mk2 + Srm 003 impression and appreciation thread