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post #76 of 169

Having non sealing earpads would be a very bad idea.  Something like the HE60/90 pads would work though with solid side walls but a breathing part that touches the head. 

post #77 of 169
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

Having non sealing earpads would be a very bad idea.  Something like the HE60/90 pads would work though with solid side walls but a breathing part that touches the head. 

ARGH

Why did you have to say this?!

That's pretty much the only thing that annoyed me with the SR-009... Now I'll be drooling after a HE90 frown.gif
post #78 of 169
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Edited by David1961 - 4/8/14 at 6:07am
post #79 of 169

Thanks.  I wonder if it will have any added benefits like the HD-800 sandwich headband system!

 

As always, looking forward to seeing the final product.  

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post #81 of 169

Has anyone tried the cryo mod on the 009 yet?

post #82 of 169

Maybe I missed it above, but what's wrong with the 009's headband? I barely feel it.

(Annoying headbands I have known: Grado PS1000, AKG K701.)

The straightforward earcups are pretty good also, with no annoying pressure points.


Edited by rgs9200m - 5/15/13 at 9:06pm
post #83 of 169
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Maybe I missed it above, but what's wrong with the 009's headband? I barely feel it.
(Annoying headbands I have known: Grado PS1000, AKG K701.)
The straightforward earcups are pretty good also, with no annoying pressure points.

I think it was mostly the look of the original?

I have no need of changing anything, perhaps just having "soft" edges on the pads like discussed earlier...
post #84 of 169
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Edited by David1961 - 4/8/14 at 6:10am
post #85 of 169

I don't think my wife likes the way I look anyway, headphones or not. She always made fun of my R10s, asking why I was wearing wooden coffee cups on my head.

post #86 of 169
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I don't think my wife likes the way I look anyway, headphones or not.

What a sad statement.

post #87 of 169

Great Job,

I might have to consider doing this myself!

 

IMO the SR-009 headband has a critical design flaw and for such an expensive headphone is extremely poorly made. Personally I have never experienced any issues with Stax build quality except due to age (ie 20/30 year old models) when the plastic gets brittle.

 

I have a set of 009's which are just 18 months old, and the plastic clips which hold the headband in place have BOTH fractured

They are used most days and are always handled with great care.

 

 

I believe this is due to a combination of the weight of the ear capsules and very poor construction quality of these plastic clips.

 

I would be interested to know if any other regular users of the SR-009 have experienced similar issues?

post #88 of 169

Because of the shape of my new headband, having the leather put on would involve hand stitching.

I've asked a few that deals with leather, and for them to do any hand stitching, would cost a lot of money.

So I've come up with an idea to put the leather on, but without any stitching needed, and because of that I've decided to do it myself.

This will make the headband slightly heavier than it already is, but that won't bother me.

 

This band is extremely strong, and handles the weight of the ear cups with ease.

post #89 of 169

The SR-507/009 headband is a bit of a clusterf***.  Same basic design idea as the original SR-Sigma arc but it's over simplified.  All the old Stax arcs use two pieces of plastic to take the weight on each side.  Here on piece is supposed to do the same but with no extra support it won't work. 

post #90 of 169

Have to agree Spritzer but the weight of the SR-507 ear capsules I believe is much less as they are plastic.  Since the SR-009 ear capsules are largely metal then the weight (strain) is that much greater, hence the likelihood of premature failure.  Have you heard of any other failures like this, or if Stax recognize it as an issue?

I plan to contact Symetry the UK importer to find out if they know anything of the situation.

 

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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

The SR-507/009 headband is a bit of a clusterf***.  Same basic design idea as the original SR-Sigma arc but it's over simplified.  All the old Stax arcs use two pieces of plastic to take the weight on each side.  Here on piece is supposed to do the same but with no extra support it won't work. 


Edited by complin - 5/21/13 at 9:22am
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