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post #1966 of 2032

I have an SR-507 and a Schiit Bifrost
I saw a SRM-006t for 480€ and a SRM 1 MK2 pro-normal for 390€

What are the differences?

 

post #1967 of 2032

I used to own almost current stax tube and ss amps. sold all tube stax amps.

stax tube amps tend to sound little bit dull especially treble. stax SS amps tend to sound sharper than tubes and treble are extended.

post #1968 of 2032
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Originally Posted by Senes View Post
 

I have an SR-507 and a Schiit Bifrost
I saw a SRM-006t for 480€ and a SRM 1 MK2 pro-normal for 390€

What are the differences?

 

The SRM-006t is a recent model of a Stax Solid State electrostatic headphone driver/energizer.

The SRM-1 Mk2 is an old model of a Stax tube version driver/energizer.

That is basically the difference between them.

post #1969 of 2032
The other way around, 006t is tube, srm 1 is solid state
Edited by davidsh - 2/7/16 at 6:42am
post #1970 of 2032

Yes, sorry, I was on my way to straighten out my mistyping!

You got me!

post #1971 of 2032

I have a SRM-T1, the tube version from the same era as the Solid State SRM-1 Mk2: from the 80ties out into the 90ties.

Both regarded "high end" energizers surpassed by the T2 at that time.

All now old, and in need of refurbishing if you plan of buying one.

Unless they are already updated.

post #1972 of 2032
Can anyone tell me if the 507 Lambskin pads are as soft as the Alpha Pads are. I am looking to upgrade to the 507 pads but want to know how much of and improvement they are over the 207 pads in terms of softness and comfort.

James
post #1973 of 2032

Any thoughts on how the HD 600 compares to the SR-207?

 

(I owned an HD 650 which I liked much less than the SR-207, but it wasn't driven well.)

post #1974 of 2032
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

Any thoughts on how the HD 600 compares to the SR-207?

(I owned an HD 650 which I liked much less than the SR-207, but it wasn't driven well.)

I would think that if you preferred the SR-207 over the HD650, the HD600 won't change your mind, unless you spend a few $$$ to get a better amp to drive the HD600.
Even then, the HD600 is a good headphone, but it sounds quite different than the SR-207.
What did you drive the HD650 with?
post #1975 of 2032
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

I would think that if you preferred the SR-207 over the HD650, the HD600 won't change your mind, unless you spend a few $$$ to get a better amp to drive the HD600.
Even then, the HD600 is a good headphone, but it sounds quite different than the SR-207.
What did you drive the HD650 with?

 

I was looking for more in-depth info than "sounds quite different"...wanna elaborate for me? :ksc75smile:

 

Only a Schiit Fulla. So yeah, not driven well. :o

 

One of the reasons I ask is because I read such over the moon stories about how amazing the HD 600/650 are with the right equipment, so I wanted to see if I could get a better idea of things from anyone who has more experience comparing them.

post #1976 of 2032
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

I was looking for more in-depth info than "sounds quite different"...wanna elaborate for me? ksc75smile.gif

Only a Schiit Fulla. So yeah, not driven well. redface.gif

One of the reasons I ask is because I read such over the moon stories about how amazing the HD 600/650 are with the right equipment, so I wanted to see if I could get a better idea of things from anyone who has more experience comparing them.

OK, I'll weigh in. (650 experience, not 600)

With a really transparent source, the 650 has timbre, touch, and a beautiful silky presentation. Never grainy.

3 evenings with 407 rig, I'm smiling.

Back to 650 rig -- there's now a grainy-ness there. What the...? Seriously, it's slightly grainy.

3 evenings with 650 rig, I'm smiling.

Back to 407 rig. It's too clinical.

etc, etc.

IMOYMMV

Music Alchemist you know how this goes. We're talking about "listener break-in" to good hi-fi. biggrin.gif
post #1977 of 2032
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post

Music Alchemist you know how this goes. We're talking about "listener break-in" to good hi-fi. biggrin.gif

 

Actually, no, I don't know how that goes. Of the ~50 headphones I have owned, I have never experienced listener break-in, much less mechanical burn-in. (I did experience ear pad break-in when one headphone's pads broke down and the sound changed.) On any given system (and assuming the settings are the same), a headphone will sound the same to me regardless of other factors. (That's why I was asking about the actual differences in sound between the headphones.)

post #1978 of 2032
Even when changing to a new headphone, acclimating, and then changing back to the old again?
post #1979 of 2032
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Even when changing to a new headphone, acclimating, and then changing back to the old again?

 

Pretty much. Of course, the longer you listen to something, the easier it is to tolerate...but it sounds exactly the same for me; it's just my attitude that may change.

 

Guess you could say I'm immune to the burn. :cool:

 

Anyway...at this point in my journey I'm basically trying to figure out whether there are any non-electrostats out there that do things 'stats can't in a way that I would want to keep them. The more headphones I hear, the more I come to the realization that I may only want 'stats as my end game.

post #1980 of 2032
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

I was looking for more in-depth info than "sounds quite different"...wanna elaborate for me? ksc75smile.gif

Only a Schiit Fulla. So yeah, not driven well. redface.gif

One of the reasons I ask is because I read such over the moon stories about how amazing the HD 600/650 are with the right equipment, so I wanted to see if I could get a better idea of things from anyone who has more experience comparing them.

Sorry, I haven't actually gone on line for while......despite staying logged in to Head-Fi!
Keep this in mind when reading the rest of this post: I'm one of those guys who enjoys having and using several different headphones, I'm not a one headphone guy.

I once heard a pair of HD600, they sounded amazingly sliky, warm and mellow.
The catch is they were wired for balanced operation and were driven by an over $2,000 balanced headphone amp, I think the amplifier brand was "Headroom".
The DAC was equally expensive.
Sounds a bit crazy to get the best out of a headphone by using them with an amp costing much, much more than the headphone!

You could almost call them the opposite of the SR-207, however I would argue they both sounded detailed but the HD600 is warm where the SR-207 is neutral tending to slightly bright.
I also find the SR-207 to be a more accurate, lifelike, realistic sounding headphone; the HD600 sounds more like headphones, the SR-207 sounds more like music
Having said all that, I really enjoyed the HD600! biggrin.gif
Edited by Chris J - 2/26/16 at 6:28am
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