Originally Posted by zerodeefex
Rudi, what are your first impressions? As someone who has never heard electrostatic headphones but has owned MLs in the past, I'm curious as to how these sound.
Out the box Stax sr 002 sound already very good like his electrostatic brother sr 007 , has very good clarity , detail and tranparancy .
Source : iPhone 4 s
Dac : cyberlabs class solo tactical edition and class - dB
Amp: Stax battery operated Srm 002
Iem : Stax Sr 002
High : very detail and smooth and very clean high
Mid : electrostatic mid are always special very sweet and clear
Bass : has very good bass impact and bass body , many said Stax has no bass, this is not true.
Very good bass detail and very clean sounding bass
Separation : very good that we can hear the music placement from the orchestras and the
Sanger very clear.
Soundstage : wide like the big brother sr 007 mk2
Convulsion : out the box sound good , they need some burn in to get the true electrostatic sound
The SQ improve if you use better source , like ku add Dac to your Dap .
The best Dac for sr 002 is cyberlab - dB, you can get more clarity and detail , better
Soundstage and separation .this is my favourite set up with my Stax
For simple use and sound also good I use as source my iPhone 4 s and more
Simple I use my DAP Hippo Biscuit , sound very good
Burn in time is better about 50 hours minimum.
With different battery brand has different sound quality :
The best SQ use : local brand ABC alkaline , very good speed and bass impact
Second best use : Everready battery 1,5 volt , better clarity less bass impact
Third best use. : Panasonic Alkaline Battery 1,5 volt ,is good for audiophiles
For all of my friend please try it with many battery brand , you can find locally which
Battery sound the best for you
This my personal impression .