Originally Posted by butt
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.
ChrisEdited by Chris J - 7/12/14 at 5:35pm