Please can anyone help? I'm thinking about replacing my Sennheiser HD 650 with Graham Slee Solo SRGII, PSU1 and Cardas cable with either a Stax 2170 or 3170. My main concern is avoiding bright headphones which emphasise sibilance in a recording. For this reason I recently sold my Sennheiser HD 700 which caused me to suffer discomfort due to the treble peak.
I have an old (2004) Stax basic system which stays with my computer and would be grateful for any views as to which Stax system to get. I've read posts here which suggest that the combination of the SR-307 and SRM-323S can produce a bright sound. Is this correct? My source will be an iPhone 5S which, before I get burned for heresy, does sound fine with my elderly Stax SR-202. I suffer from constant tinnitus (caused by cleaning my ears out to try custom iems) so avoiding headphones which are prone to revealing harsh Zzz or Sss sounds is imperative. I can just about afford a Stax 3170 but not the 407 headphones. I wonder what difference the "super engineering plastics" diaphragm makes compared to the SR-207 which presumably uses the older diaphragm.