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post #1231 of 5067

I can only speak for the dCS gear and say that IMHO the glowing reviews are warranted and that the two most recent source upgrades I've done have had far more impact than I ever anticipated.  

 

It has changed my opinion on the importance of a good (not necessarily expensive) DAC; it's more important than I used to think.

 

That said, you are definitely into the diminishing returns world here, where significant increases in price are only giving subtle, but very real, improvements.  Can it be worth it?  Absolutely.  Can you get damn close for a fraction of the price,? Yep.  It gets back to your personal financial situation and just how keen you are to make sure you're getting every last bit out of your system.  There is no right answer of course...

post #1232 of 5067
Diminishing returns territory? Absolutely! More so with DAC's than amps.

So what dcs gear you have?
post #1233 of 5067

I only have the Debussy.  I just got it set up before the holidays.  My NAD M51 is sitting right next to it.  I was really hoping that I'd find little to no difference and I could just sell the dCS and go back to enjoying the NAD, but I'm not sure that's going to be possible now...

post #1234 of 5067

^ sell me your M51 thanks <3

post #1235 of 5067
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post


Sell off your amp and dynamic headphones and invest in a better amp for the O2's. Upgrading DAC's ain't going to give a huge diffetence.

 

I meant selling off the rig I had my for dynamic rig. I did end up selling my HD800 but still have the DAC I had for my HD800. I use my Buffalo for just the O2. I do realize my amp isn't the best but I feel it's good enough for now. I can't DIY so it's basically buying from the FS and the price for an amp I would want would cost 2-3x what I paid for my SRM717 at the very minimum and I'd rather not pay for that much diminishing returns right now. I was just seeing if there's any other headphones worth getting other than the SR009.

post #1236 of 5067

There are many options in the lambda series to try, both new and old. 

post #1237 of 5067
R10 maybe?
post #1238 of 5067

I have a pair of Lambda Signatures. They've worked perfectly since I got them.  I replaced the earpads and the headband. They are from 1987 or so, working very well after about 25 years.


Edited by milosz - 12/29/13 at 3:11am
post #1239 of 5067
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I've not been able to run across replacement ear pads for sale since I got my Omegas... I've almost all but given up on finding them.  My current pads feel nice, but I know time will get to them eventually.  When that time comes I'll likely have something custom built to replace them.  

 

Use a little leather conditioner sparingly on them from time to time, maybe 2~3 times a year.  Lexol is one of the better leather conditioners.  This will help keep them from cracking.

post #1240 of 5067
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post

Use a little leather conditioner sparingly on them from time to time, maybe 2~3 times a year.  Lexol is one of the better leather conditioners.  This will help keep them from cracking.

Thanks for that! I have some Lexol around, time to break it out.
post #1241 of 5067

The earpads are vinyl so that won't do much.  You need something that treats vinyl...

post #1242 of 5067

I had a STAX itch a few days before 2014 that had to be scratched! Previously, I have only heard the 009 for 15 minutes in October at the Fujiya Headphone Festival.

 

Anyway to cut the story short.

 

Today...........

 

I am the proud owner of a pair of 009 which arrived yesterday

 

 

a pair of the 007 mk1 received today

 

 

A Cavalli LL2 due to arrive next Tuesday, and hopefully a VAW TA 8PS tube amp that was highly recommended to me!

 

Will have great fun in the coming weeks/months comparing the 009/LL2 Vs Abyss/LAu. 

 

 

Edit:

The 007 mk1 has new cables and new diaphragms plus 6 months warranty left:bigsmile_face: 


Edited by spkrs01 - 1/3/14 at 5:21am
post #1243 of 5067
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

 

Edit:

The 007 mk1 has new cables and new diaphragms plus 6 months warranty left:bigsmile_face: 

 

So I assume it basically holds mk2.5 drivers as opposed to the original mk1s? Another thing of note that I must add, get a better amp than the LL2.

post #1244 of 5067
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 

 

I must add, get a better amp than the LL2.

 

:eek:  How much time have you had with the amp?

post #1245 of 5067
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

I had a STAX itch a few days before 2014 that had to be scratched! Previously, I have only heard the 009 for 15 minutes in October at the Fujiya Headphone Festival.

 

Anyway to cut the story short.

 

Today...........

 

I am the proud owner of a pair of 009 which arrived yesterday

 

 

 

a pair of the 007 mk1 received today

 

 

 

A Cavalli LL2 due to arrive next Tuesday, and hopefully a VAW TA 8PS tube amp that was highly recommended to me!

 

Will have great fun in the coming weeks/months comparing the 009/LL2 Vs Abyss/LAu. 

 

 

Edit:

The 007 mk1 has new cables and new diaphragms plus 6 months warranty left:bigsmile_face: 

Nice! What DAC are you running for all that? You got hit by the Stax bug all at once :beerchug:

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