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post #1201 of 3742
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

That Omega sold for a ripped/inflated price and beyond the max bid amount buyee supports. The Japanese are hardcore when it comes to bidding wars.

But the going rate was south of $4k quite a while ago. With their numbers, well-kept units simply have to appreciate. They can't stay that cheap...

post #1202 of 3742
Yeh its average going price is bit over 3.5k to 4.5 anything above and its stretching it been for years minus a certain cheap deal. 7-8k for it is just wtf.
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Gotta agree with Defq. Especially considering the fragile state of the headbands and irreplaceable drivers of the Omega.

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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 

fragile state of the headbands and irreplaceable drivers of the Omega.

These two factors are very important, misplace the earspeakers and the headband arc assembly/gimble rods going into the driver housing will break. Once you get imbalance or any sort of other issues with the drivers that require replacing, that's it you're done for, send them off to get replacement drivers and don't be surprised it's fitted with 007 MK2 drivers.

 

Btw Merry Xmas everybody.

post #1205 of 3742

Just want to add that the reliability issues for the Omega are a bit too mystified. There is only one pair I know of that was broken under the ownership of a head-fi-er. That's it.

The rest, which had replacement SR007 drivers probably broke much earlier, there were definitely some manufacturing problems with the drivers.

Treat it "normally" and it is not likely to break and the headband can be replaced if the hinges stay intact.

post #1206 of 3742

The drivers might already be that of an O2mk2 for all we know ;)

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Originally Posted by padam View Post

Just want to add that the reliability issues for the Omega are a bit too mystified. There is only one pair I know of that was broken under the ownership of a head-fi-er. That's it.
The rest, which had replacement SR007 drivers probably broke much earlier, there were definitely some manufacturing problems with the drivers.
Treat it "normally" and it is not likely to break and the headband can be replaced if the hinges stay intact.

I've seen a few broken pairs on a German forum don't forget all the broken but fixed pairs wiktor has sold on ebay (count=4).
post #1208 of 3742
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post


I've seen a few broken pairs on a German forum don't forget all the broken but fixed pairs wiktor has sold on ebay (count=4).

As I wrote Omega2 driver pairs do exist but they were broken several years ago at least.

So what I meant was buying one with original drives can be considered as a safe buy, until somebody here will report that it just went wrong for no reason.

post #1209 of 3742
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Originally Posted by padam View Post
 

As I wrote Omega2 driver pairs do exist but they were broken several years ago at least.

So what I meant was buying one with original drives can be considered as a safe buy, until somebody here will report that it just went wrong for no reason.

 

I was referring to the headband assembly arc that I've seen a fair few broken. From what I heard the O2 MK2 drivers in the Omega 1 housing sounds pretty good, the pair was one of Wiktors pairs.

post #1210 of 3742

Isn't the Omega arc assembly similar to the Lambda one? I remember reading that the Omegas fell victim to heat dissipation of the driver, of which it couldn't rid itself.

post #1211 of 3742
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Originally Posted by NoPants View Post
 

Isn't the Omega arc assembly similar to the Lambda one? I remember reading that the Omegas fell victim to heat dissipation of the driver, of which it couldn't rid itself.

Apart from the custom hinges, it is exactly the same as the Lambda Signature so it is certainly possible to have it repaired (and maybe carefully move the original stickers as well). I have an extra brown headpad as well, if anyone is in need of one.

I think you are referring to the original T2 with the heat problems or at least I don't know of any Stax headphone having heat problems.

post #1212 of 3742
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post
 

The drivers might already be that of an O2mk2 for all we know ;)


This is a good reason why spending anything over $4000 is a bad idea.

post #1213 of 3742
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Sorry not following....

 

*Looks at location*

 

It was you wasn't it? 

I wish I could afford that. :)

post #1214 of 3742

Nah, the ones that sold were the original deal. You could make out the telltale spokes (not present on SR-007 transplants) in two of the pictures.

 

I dunno, I think $5k for them is more than fair given time and their numbers. But I'm obviously biased. :wink:

post #1215 of 3742
Hey I spent 3.5k for mine came with everything except the original box but I got a pair of NOS pads and 2 NOS headbands.
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