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How'd I do? Should come out to about $270 USD or so with shipping. I'll also need one of those power stepper things since it needs to go 100v -> 110v, any recommendations for around $30?

 

Deal of the decade!

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How'd I do? Should come out to about $270 USD or so with shipping. I'll also need one of those power stepper things since it needs to go 100v -> 110v, any recommendations for around $30?

SR2050 sets and the various variants of it normally do sell around that price. 20k yen to 30k Yen used. Congrats on the new setup.

 

 

Oh and personally, when I had mine, I never used power stepper. Just directly plugged it in. Not saying that's "good" for the amp, but just saying that that's what I did. I had it like that for a couple of months to be honest before I sold mine off. (the cups were too shallow for my monstrous ears).

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How'd I do? Should come out to about $270 USD or so with shipping. I'll also need one of those power stepper things since it needs to go 100v -> 110v, any recommendations for around $30?

Nice! International shipping on my set was 4000 yen, so expect about as much on yours. 

Like Eve said, you can just use the Japanese adapter... I did for a couple months before getting one from Radio Shack for about $30.

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You will get a separate charge for international shipping and domestic shipping charges from wherever the seller is located to buyees HQ.
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Nice! International shipping on my set was 4000 yen, so expect about as much on yours. 

Like Eve said, you can just use the Japanese adapter... I did for a couple months before getting one from Radio Shack for about $30.


Ah okay, so I guess around $280 then as it's like $210 for the setup itself, the fee is ~$20 local shipping is $10 then international is the $40.

How much did you get yours for? Also how's the SRM-212? I couldn't a lot of information on it.

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Nice! International shipping on my set was 4000 yen, so expect about as much on yours. 

Like Eve said, you can just use the Japanese adapter... I did for a couple months before getting one from Radio Shack for about $30.


Ah okay, so I guess around $280 then as it's like $210 for the setup itself, the fee is ~$20 local shipping is $10 then international is the $40.

How much did you get yours for? Also how's the SRM-212? I couldn't a lot of information on it.

I won mine for 24,900 yen. After fees and stuff it was 27,590 after all the Buyee fees, and then my shipping fees were 5,250 in total I believe. Not a bad deal but not as good of a deal as yours. 

I'd recommend getting some 404LE/507 pads from Amazon Japan if you can spare a bit more money, I think it improved the sound of my set a bit, as well as the comfort.

 

And as far as the 212 amp goes, it's good I guess? I haven't done any comparisons with the 202 and the newer 252 amp, or any of the higher end amps, though I will eventually. ;)

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It will offer 80% of what the high end stuff sound like.
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It will offer 80% of what the high end stuff sound like.

Isn't 80% a bit of an arbitrary value?

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I won mine for 24,900 yen. After fees and stuff it was 27,590 after all the Buyee fees, and then my shipping fees were 5,250 in total I believe. Not a bad deal but not as good of a deal as yours. 

I'd recommend getting some 404LE/507 pads from Amazon Japan if you can spare a bit more money, I think it improved the sound of my set a bit, as well as the comfort.

 

And as far as the 212 amp goes, it's good I guess? I haven't done any comparisons with the 202 and the newer 252 amp, or any of the higher end amps, though I will eventually. ;)


Huh, yeah, I'll look at the pads as I kinda did win them for a good $50 lower than I was expecting anyways haha, but I'll figure it out once they actually get here. But yeah, one of the good things about the SRM-212 is it's really light so it saves a bit on shipping.
 

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It will offer 80% of what the high end stuff sound like.


Eh, well even if it's only 80% the setup still should be a fairly large leap from the DT880/AD900x/HD558 which I had before.

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Isn't 80% a bit of an arbitrary value?

 

 

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Eh, well even if it's only 80% the setup still should be a fairly large leap from the DT880/AD900x/HD558 which I had before.

 

-10% on headroom before distortion on higher volume dial.

-10% on subjective variance between different users.

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

I won mine for 24,900 yen. After fees and stuff it was 27,590 after all the Buyee fees, and then my shipping fees were 5,250 in total I believe. Not a bad deal but not as good of a deal as yours. 

I'd recommend getting some 404LE/507 pads from Amazon Japan if you can spare a bit more money, I think it improved the sound of my set a bit, as well as the comfort.

 

And as far as the 212 amp goes, it's good I guess? I haven't done any comparisons with the 202 and the newer 252 amp, or any of the higher end amps, though I will eventually. ;)


Huh, yeah, I'll look at the pads as I kinda did win them for a good $50 lower than I was expecting anyways haha, but I'll figure it out once they actually get here. But yeah, one of the good things about the SRM-212 is it's really light so it saves a bit on shipping.
 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

It will offer 80% of what the high end stuff sound like.


Eh, well even if it's only 80% the setup still should be a fairly large leap from the DT880/AD900x/HD558 which I had before.

Yup, that is a really good price for a set of 202s and the amp. I agree though, just wait and see how you like them with the stock pads before swapping them out.

 

Oh yes, this setup should be a huge leap over your dynamics...

 

By the way, I like your avatar and username! :D

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So I got some used 307's.. Well, the comfort is quite decent I both like and dislike the higher clamp force.

 

They sure do sound a little etched in the treble with prominent upper mids to boot. We'll see in time..

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If anyone is interested in a pair of Lambda Signatures and/or a modified SRM-T1, then here's something for you ;)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/709555/stax-lambda-signature-w-latest-generation-earpads

http://www.head-fi.org/t/709578/stax-srm-t1-modified

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First post here!  After struggling for years to find the right headphones I heard Stax at CES this year and I couldn't quite believe what I was hearing. The sound was almost too good to be true.

 

I've ordered an SRM-323S and SR-407 from PriceJapan, they should be arriving soon.  I've found bits and pieces on how to reconfigure the 323S for 117V but I don't have the complete picture.  Is anyone aware of the procedure being documented in entirety in a single place?

 

Thanks!

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Thanks to NamelessPFG, that recommended me that thread, it is very interesting.

Even if I own that set of Stax 202/212 for many years, I did not used them that much, but never wanted to get rid of them. I'd rather listen direct with my Martin Logan SSequel 2 electrostatic speakers.

But recently, I have started playing more FPS video games, and I wanted to use headphones to hear where they are all coming from; so after reading the Mad Lust Envy thread, I decided to buy an Astro Mixamp (should receive it in about 1 week or 2) to make the headphones Dolby and was going to get a set of Q701 or K701, as recommended by MDL, as being one of the best for competitive gaming.

This is where I remembered of my Stax headphones, sitting in the basement for years.

My question is: with all the great experience I read there is in that thread; before spending any money on a new set of headphone, would I find any advantages from a Q701/K701 over my Stax 202, strictly in a gaming environment.

Thank you in advance for your great comments.
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