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Well for starters, I don't think any headphone below $800 can objectively have as linear of a frequency response nor as low of distortion as the entry STAX.
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Well for starters, I don't think any headphone below $800 can objectively have as linear of a frequency response nor as low of distortion as the entry STAX.

 

A modded KWH HOK 80, costs about $20 used + whatever time you spend modding, which may well be from weeks to months. Doesn't have exceptionally low distortion, but it's still 3% of $800 in cash.

 

Besides, I always thought of entry-level Stax as being the $150 second-hand models that aren't bad to this day.

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Well for starters, I don't think any headphone below $800 can objectively have as linear of a frequency response nor as low of distortion as the entry STAX.

A modded KWH HOK 80, costs about $20 used + whatever time you spend modding, which may well be from weeks to months. Doesn't have exceptionally low distortion, but it's still 3% of $800 in cash.



Besides, I always thought of entry-level Stax as being the $150 second-hand models that aren't bad to this day.
I was thinking the original question was directed towards new, currently-produced models. The SR-202, no longer produced, can be found for around $200.
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It may have been about new phones, but then, why limit your buying to new models, especially if looking for a deal? Unless the idea of buying second-hand is repulsive in some way.

 

The SR-5/Gold + SRD-6 combo can be had for $100 sometimes, but usually under $150, anyway.

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100-150 $ for SR-5 Gold + SRD-6 is not impossible but a bit optimistic IMHO

Ali
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I paid about $130 for mine from Germany, seems a usual price over there.

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I recently saw a 100 € SR-5 Gold, lowest price I've ever seen for this kind of item.
Most of the time 150 $ for headphones, 200 $ for transformer + headphones.
You did a great deal !

Ali
Edited by Ali-Pacha - 8/25/14 at 5:40am
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Originally Posted by LazyOtto View Post

My mistake. Bottom of the line Stax is about $700.

So, again, how about that comparison against other's "entry level".

IOWs, let's not be disingenuous here, we're not discussing anything "entry level" in general.

Just in comparison to the Stax line which is pretty near a geometric increase in cost for each 'level'.

Diminishing returns kick in well before $4500 (sr-009) + $900 (bottom line 'good enough' amp) for the TOTL Stax. IMO.

Don't take it so seriously......you need a drink!
Edited by Chris J - 8/25/14 at 2:11pm
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