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http://www.ebay.com/itm/111387503642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

A sweet gear and deal if you live in the AUS/New Zealand.

post #1172 of 1298

Or, one for the DIYers among us.

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Diy-kit-OTL-superlative-highend-tube-headphone-amp-for-dyn-electrostatic-/171368973396?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_TV_Video_Elektronik_Verst%C3%A4rker&hash=item27e6630454

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Hi everybody,

How would Stax SRS-2170 compared against Beyer T1 + M3 amp?
I'm currently using the M3 amp, thought of getting the T1 (currently auditioning it, loaned by colleague), but after following this thread it seems that SRS-2170 been praised well enough, making me kinda undecided which to get.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
post #1174 of 1298
The Beyer and M3 should be as good as the 2170 just different taste or flavour. But regarding the price difference I would always prefer the Stax setup, it is the cheapest possible entry to high end headphone audio.
post #1175 of 1298
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Originally Posted by cucera View Post

The Beyer and M3 should be as good as the 2170 just different taste or flavour. But regarding the price difference I would always prefer the Stax setup, it is the cheapest possible entry to high end headphone audio.

Thanks, I'll take that into consideration.. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1176 of 1298
I bet the Stax setup will have magnitudes lower distortion and it'll likely be more linear as well - but there's more to good sound than that after all.
post #1177 of 1298
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I bet the Stax setup will have magnitudes lower distortion and it'll likely be more linear as well - but there's more to good sound than that after all.

How about comfort?
Coming from AKG K240S, K272HD, Denon D2000, Audio Technica W1000 and T50RP, I can say that Beyer T1 comfort is top notch, at least for me.

Is there any other option to buy the Stax besides pricejapan.com?

Thanks again.
post #1178 of 1298

Stax are often best found here (check the For Sale/Trade forums) or on eBay.

post #1179 of 1298

If you don't mind used: http://buyee.jp/item/search?query=stax+2170&rc=yaucsearch&lang=en

 

Comfort is pretty mediocre. Weight distribution and all that is good, but the pads are too shallow for my ears

post #1180 of 1298
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Originally Posted by butt View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I bet the Stax setup will have magnitudes lower distortion and it'll likely be more linear as well - but there's more to good sound than that after all.

How about comfort?
Coming from AKG K240S, K272HD, Denon D2000, Audio Technica W1000 and T50RP, I can say that Beyer T1 comfort is top notch, at least for me.

Is there any other option to buy the Stax besides pricejapan.com?

Thanks again.
I own the K240 Monitor, which uses the same parts as the Studio variant. Comfort-wise, the STAX are heavier, but the weight distribution is better and the earpads are less shallow than those of the K240.

I bought my SRS-2170 from an eBay vendor, but they have a store too and it's $100 less expensive there.
http://www.smartimports.net/stax-srs-2170-earspeaker-condenser-system/
If you buy from them, you'll also need a wall wart adaptor if you're planning to use this outside of Japan.
post #1181 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post
 

Stax are often best found here (check the For Sale/Trade forums) or on eBay.

 

Thanks Tus-Chan.

 

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

If you don't mind used: http://buyee.jp/item/search?query=stax+2170&rc=yaucsearch&lang=en

 

Comfort is pretty mediocre. Weight distribution and all that is good, but the pads are too shallow for my ears

 

I don't have any problem buying used, thanks for the link mechgamer123.

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


I own the K240 Monitor, which uses the same parts as the Studio variant. Comfort-wise, the STAX are heavier, but the weight distribution is better and the earpads are less shallow than those of the K240.

I bought my SRS-2170 from an eBay vendor, but they have a store too and it's $100 less expensive there.
http://www.smartimports.net/stax-srs-2170-earspeaker-condenser-system/
If you buy from them, you'll also need a wall wart adaptor if you're planning to use this outside of Japan.

 

Thanks miceblue, will look into that route also as it is cheaper.

post #1182 of 1298
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by butt View Post

Hi everybody,

How would Stax SRS-2170 compared against Beyer T1 + M3 amp?
I'm currently using the M3 amp, thought of getting the T1 (currently auditioning it, loaned by colleague), but after following this thread it seems that SRS-2170 been praised well enough, making me kinda undecided which to get.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

This will ALMOST answer your question:
II used to own a pair of Beyer DT880 600 Ohm.
I thought they were a very neutral headphone, but I sold them a year after I picked up my SRS-2170 system.
I found I just didn't use the DT880s anymore.
I found the Stax to be more natural, less mechanical, more realistic sounding compared to the Beyer.
The DT880s have a slightly hot, raspy treble, the Stax have a purer, cleaner treble region.
The Beyers do have fuller bass, if that's your thing.
But I wouldn't say that the Stax have weak bass, I suspect they may have a slightly more accurate bass.
The Stax also have a better transient response.

What does this have to do with the T1 you ask?
I personally think they sound very similar to the DT880, if you like DT880s, you will like the T1, they definitely have a "house" sound.

Cheers,
Chris
Edited by Chris J - 7/12/14 at 5:35pm
post #1183 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


This will ALMOST answer your question:
II used to own a pair of Beyer DT880 600 Ohm.
I thought they were a very neutral headphone, but I sold them a year after I picked up my SRS-2170 system.
I found I just didn't use the DT880s anymore.
I found the Stax to be more natural, less mechanical, more realistic sounding compared to the Beyer.
The DT880s have a slightly hot, raspy treble, the Stax have a purer, cleaner treble region.
The Beyers do have fuller bass, if that's your thing.
But I wouldn't say that the Stax have weak bass, I suspect they may have a slightly more accurate bass.
The Stax also have a better transient response.

What does this have to do with the T1 you ask?
I personally think they sound very similar to the DT880, if you like DT880s, you will like the T1, they definitely have a "house" sound.

Cheers,
Chris


Hi Chris,

 

Thanks for the reply, definitely what I needed as quite few stating that DT880 does resemble T1 sound signature.

As the owner of both headphones, how would you rate the comfort of SRS-2170 compared to T1/DT880?

 

And lastly, thank you very much for starting thus wonderful thread boss!

 

Regards.

post #1184 of 1298
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by butt View Post


Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply, definitely what I needed as quite few stating that DT880 does resemble T1 sound signature.
As the owner of both headphones, how would you rate the comfort of SRS-2170 compared to T1/DT880?

And lastly, thank you very much for starting thus wonderful thread boss!

Regards.

Oh man, the comfort question! tongue.gif
The DT880s are The Kings Of Comfort!
I don't think I've ever used a more comfortable pair of 'phones than the DT880! LOL!

Thanks for your kind words WRT starting this thread!
But I ain't the boss.....
Remember, this is our thread, your's, mine and anyone else who has participated!
Welcome to the thread! redface.gif
post #1185 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


Oh man, the comfort question! tongue.gif
The DT880s are The Kings Of Comfort!
I don't think I've ever used a more comfortable pair of 'phones than the DT880! LOL!

Thanks for your kind words WRT starting this thread!
But I ain't the boss.....
Remember, this is our thread, your's, mine and anyone else who has participated!
Welcome to the thread! redface.gif


Hahaha..

Thanks for the clarification on comfort Chris.. :)

 

And thanks also for the warm welcome, will report back once I'm decided on either T1 or 2170, but looks like it's biasing towards the latter..LOL

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