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Originally Posted by barid View Post

You know, after all the different headphones I've heard...the old stax lambda pros I picked up about a month or two ago probably sound more 'right' than any other.  I'm not saying they do everything better than other phones...they just sound like I expect music to sound.  Maybe what I'm used to from my youth?  either way, I'd recommend them over a lot of the current production phones, except maybe the hd600, those are a good bang for the buck.
Even compared to your mk2?
post #1667 of 11926

He's got an MK1.

post #1668 of 11926
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

He's got an MK1.


well the mk1 is great.  no knocks on it.  but for the $275 I picked up the 30 year of lambda pro for, I'd much rather listen to it than my HD800.  That being said I also like the T1 so my taste may not be what the high-end folks around here like anyway.

 

Just saying the old lambda's really sound right to me.  They've become my bedtime headphone while I read before passing out.


Edited by barid - 3/9/14 at 3:32am
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I want to adapt to reading and listening to music at the sametime. I can only do one or the other.

 

I do enjoy my Lambda Pro's more so then anything out there as well. You can complain about the treble etch and lack of mids but I find it pretty neutral sounding.

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

I want to adapt to reading and listening to music at the sametime. I can only do one or the other.

 

I do enjoy my Lambda Pro's more so then anything out there as well. You can complain about the treble etch and lack of mids but I find it pretty neutral sounding.

 

It's interesting seeing what people do and do not like on head-fi.  I've found attributes to really appreciate in almost all of the headphones I've tried (even the ones I ended up selling).  The one I didn't understand was the HE500.  Its got such a huge following here, but it just sounded so wrong to me.  Perhaps my amps didn't give it the proper power or something. 

 

But yeah as a jack-of-all trades / all-arounder, the old lambda really does a lot right imo. 

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Originally Posted by barid View Post

It's interesting seeing what people do and do not like on head-fi.  I've found attributes to really appreciate in almost all of the headphones I've tried (even the ones I ended up selling).  The one I didn't understand was the HE500.  Its got such a huge following here, but it just sounded so wrong to me.  Perhaps my amps didn't give it the proper power or something. 

But yeah as a jack-of-all trades / all-arounder, the old lambda really does a lot right imo. 

How would you compare the Lambda's characteristics to the MK1?
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

How would you compare the Lambda's characteristics to the MK1?

Hmm. I think you get a meatier sound with the mk1's. Some nicer bass textures. The lambdas have a cleaner leaner sound I think. For modern bass heavy genres I think the mk1 would be preferred over the old lambda. Perhaps the lambdas arent resolving as much detail (?) but its definitely a pleasant overall sig. I was just pleasantly surprised at how well it competes with the modern day top tier phones ive heard b
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Originally Posted by barid View Post


Hmm. I think you get a meatier sound with the mk1's. Some nicer bass textures. The lambdas have a cleaner leaner sound I think. For modern bass heavy genres I think the mk1 would be preferred over the old lambda. Perhaps the lambdas arent resolving as much detail (?) but its definitely a pleasant overall sig. I was just pleasantly surprised at how well it competes with the modern day top tier phones ive heard b

Gotta check the lambdas then. God, this addiction is never-ending.

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

Gotta check the lambdas then. God, this addiction is never-ending.

Unfortunately.

It began with SR-5 + SR-X/mk3 from my father (with SRD-7/SB). Today, you can add SR-009, SRM-727II, SRM-1/mk2 pro, SR-Lambda, SRD-7/SBmk2.

:o

 

Ali

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Originally Posted by NoPants View Post

You guys are way too harsh on the 307. I've been spending some time with it because my new (hopefully last) DAC came in today. Out of the KGSSHV I would say they deliver about 70% of the competency of the mk1s. The bass is a little bit anemic at low volumes and boomy at higher ones, and the treble isn't as accurate. The mids are also a bit sucked out, but I think this is probably the easiest of the problems to address if you run a tube amp like the Megatron. I suspect the lows and highs are a symptom of the frame and/or driver.

 

That being said, the last 30% is totally worth it, I won't front. But you could do way worse in dynamic headphones for the price point.

I get the idea that the individuals who lambast it are comparing it in the context of other Lambdas in nuances such as tonal balance. I, too, was alright with the SR-307.

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I want to adapt to reading and listening to music at the sametime. I can only do one or the other.

Waste of money using anything above cheap-o headphones for the purpose IMHO. Anything good enough to be distracting (even an entry-level Lambda) will compromise enjoyment of either the reading or the music when trying to enjoy both.

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
 

 

Waste of money using anything above cheap-o headphones for the purpose IMHO. Anything good enough to be distracting (even an entry-level Lambda) will compromise enjoyment of either the reading or the music when trying to enjoy both.

 

lol

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Yeh I'd agree with that for sure.
post #1678 of 11926

Don't get me started on homework and hi-end headphones... Mixes like water and oil, lol

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^^ the problem with that is when you catch yourself drumming on your thighs... that's when you know the homework is not getting the necessary attention!

 

Now for a challenge: listen to some music in a foreign language while you do your homework in another foreign language. That is *****ed up...

 

I did that listening to some songs in English while doing my Spanish classes homework. I'm Brazilian.

Probably I did not get either the lyrics nor the homework correct... :blink:

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Originally Posted by themad View Post

^^ the problem with that is when you catch yourself drumming on your thighs... that's when you know the homework is not getting the necessary attention!

Now for a challenge: listen to some music in a foreign language while you do your homework in another foreign language. That is *****ed up...

I did that listening to some songs in English while doing my Spanish classes homework. I'm Brazilian.
Probably I did not get either the lyrics nor the homework correct... blink.gif
Dude, you got your avatar right smily_headphones1.gif
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