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The Problem with dolby headphone and any other generic solutions is they work well for one person but not for another (read about individual HRTF). The Realiser is superiour because it uses your head/ears in a real room with real loudspeakers.

 

Yes. It also costs 100x more. I can get ~75% of the Realiser for 1% of the cost.

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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.

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

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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

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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.
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.
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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