I think I get the picture now. I'll try later when I get home.
Thanks spritz ...
Yeah, I'm going to agree to disagree on that one. The HD600 has almost the complete opposite of the Stax sound signature; if you prefer the HD600, you obviously don't value the traits that Stax offers the same as we do (though there's nothing wrong with that at all - different strokes for different folks), and Stax probably isn't a good match for you.
I will agree with the above statements, except that the 600 combo can't compete. 600 and a bottle head amp is a great combo. its a different sound then the stax, but very good none the less. I have both, and use both for different music.
What music do you use for each headphone?
for anything acoustic, stax cant be beat. and anything that I really want to hear that silky smooth upper register and air. If Im in the mood for a little more full bass sound and warmer delivery, I reach for the sennheisers 600s. lately, i've been rocking some female vocals on the 600s. I love the rich sound, but I also realize its mood dependent. the texture I get from the stax in the bass is really stunningly good.
anyway, different feel between the two. both excellent. I've tried some of the orthos, and they have superior bass then both, but I just cant dig the top end. not enough clarity for me.
Yeah the SRS-2170 has a more balanced sound compared to the K 701. I find the K 701 to have a more intimate midrange compared to the more laid-back SRS-2170 though, so in that sense I prefer the K 701.