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Yeah, I've been looking for both of those for a while. The lns is usually a pretty penny. The 950 might come up more reasonable. Would love the lns though.
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i have not tried any electrostatic headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.:tongue_smile:

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i have not tried any electrostatic 
headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.tongue_smile.gif

Just do it. Sounds like you're close to buying it and you need the final support from us to push you to getting some Stax. :-)
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Get the Stax, you really want to.                           and, sorry about your wallet...!

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i have not tried any electrostatic 
headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.tongue_smile.gif
To motivate you even more , I just got the SR 007 mk1. Come on, just do it smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by iceye2072 View Post

i have not tried any electrostatic 
headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.tongue_smile.gif
To motivate you even more , I just got the SR 007 mk1. Come on, just do it smily_headphones1.gif

Ooh, where'd you find a MK I? eBay had a few a long time ago but they're all gone...

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Ooh, where'd you find a MK I? eBay had a few a long time ago but they're all gone...
Right here on HF. Bought the Stax 717 amp as well.
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Right here on HF. Bought the Stax 717 amp as well.

 

Yeah, I snagged a MK1 on the FS forum in amazing condition a week or two ago for a good price.  They seam to pop up in batches.  For a few months I was waiting for one to show up and nothing,  then as soon as I bought a MK2 a saw like 2-3 pop up the very next week.  Then nothing for a while, then again within the span of a week or so I see 3 show up FS.  Timing in life is a weird thing.

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Yeah, I snagged a MK1 on the FS forum in amazing condition a week or two ago for a good price.  They seam to pop up in batches.  For a few months I was waiting for one to show up and nothing,  then as soon as I bought a MK2 a saw like 2-3 pop up the very next week.  Then nothing for a while, then again within the span of a week or so I see 3 show up FS.  Timing in life is a weird thing.

You don't say. And timing doesn't always match up with funds, unfortunately. Being a highschooler with high ambitions and an interest in Stax is not always fun :(

Am trying to snatch up as much good gear as I can before getting my own place, as I'll practically be unable to save up for anything at that point and for like 5 years onwards.. So having some gear to trade in for funds is good :D

I call it savings. My mom just don't see it the same way...

 

I'd say my current value is at least $2k in gear, probably more like 3k..

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404LE, LNS, or ESP 950 on the smr1mk2.  All seem to be playing on the same field.  whats your choice???? GO..

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404LE, LNS, or ESP 950 on the smr1mk2.  All seem to be playing on the same field.  whats your choice???? GO..

 

Using a 323s amp ...

 

I've recently bought a pair of 404LE's ... they are super good. But I find myself listening to my Koss  ESP90's more. The Lambda's are really fine . . maybe *too* fine; articulate details are much better than the Koss'. But the Koss ESP950's have better soundstage and are just  ridiculously easy to listen too ... technically? Not as detailed as t he 404LE's ... but way more smooth listening ... also, as plastic as they may be? The 950's are SO fecking comfortable and light weight. I spent more money on the Lambdas ... and truth be told, just speaking critically? The 404LE's sound better in a "reference" regard ... but I listen to the 950's more ... 

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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

404LE, LNS, or ESP 950 on the smr1mk2.  All seem to be playing on the same field.  whats your choice???? GO..

LNS by far. For me at least. Neutral slight hint of brightness (very little). ESP950 more fun sounding then nailing the technicalities that the Stax are good at. 404LE very limited experience with, sounds alright and to me it was like a Lambda Pro pumped half with steroids without the treble etch and bit more mids (which I consider to be pretty natural sounding on the LP). 

post #1619 of 3289

Finally got to listen to the 009's. Spent an hour with them on the 727 and 007 amps, sounds amazing.

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Finally got to listen to the 009's. Spent an hour with them on the 727 and 007 amps, sounds amazing.

How would you characterize their sound differing between the 2 amps?
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