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    The Entry Level Stax Thread

    Thanks. Any recommendations as to what services to use to grab these Japanese parts?
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    The Stax Thread III

    Hey all, Unfortunately the headband assembly of my SR207's broke.  The STAXUSA replacement part is $150 dollars, which seems a bit steep for me.  I was wondering if there is any demand for stax SR 207s basic system with amp on ebay or other sites if they were to be sold without the headband...
  3. Solshock

    The Entry Level Stax Thread

    Hey all, Unfortunately the headband assembly of my SR207's broke.  The STAXUSA replacement part is $150 dollars, which seems a bit steep for me.  I was wondering if there is any demand for stax SR 207s basic system with amp on ebay or other sites if they were to be sold without the headband...
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    The Entry Level Stax Thread

    Hey all, I'm enjoying my current set of lambda 207s.  Since they're imported, I'm using the provided 100v wall wart with a step down transformer.  I'd like to not have to use a transformer, so I'm wondering if there's a convenient place I can get a 120v wall wart for my SRM252s amplifier with...
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

    I should sell these lambdas then, considering all I have to do it EQ a much cheaper open backed pair to sound just like them.
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

    Right so what difference is there between cheap JVCs and midrange cans that gives them that flexibility?
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

      So does that mean I can equalize my 35 dollar JVCs to sound like Stax 009s or HD800s, or better because it's all dependent on FR?
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

    Do any of these principles lend any credence to electrostatic drivers being more "detailed?"
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

    So based on what I'm reading, could I hypothetically equalize a pair of koss portapros to match the FR of an HD600 and get equal performance?  Nothing else plays into the "detail" or transparency of the transducer?
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

    Hi Ethan, Thanks for taking the time to chat.  I enjoyed watching your audio myths seminar online.    In this case, the HD600 would be the most "detailed" pair of headphones in existence if the FR curves are to be believed, and should be the end game set.  I suppose some people call that pair...
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    Perception of "detail" in headphones

    Hello all, I'm a guy who originally had some dynamic headphones, and have since bought 2 pairs of electrostatics.  Throughout the whole journey, there have been electrostatic fans that have claimed that stats retrieve more "detail" due to their virtually massless drivers.  However, impulse...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Hello all, I just picked up a Stax Lambda Basic kit from Japan. All I need for use here in the U.S. is a step down transformer and I'm good to go right?  the provided wall wart can just be plugged right in to that?   Thanks.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Thanks all.  That said, how much of a jump in quality would there be when comparing an SR-5 to a stax lambda basic setup?
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    The Entry Level Stax Thread

    Thanks again spritzer.  What's the major difference between the X02 line and the X07 line of lambdas? Chris J - when you say similarly priced, do you mean Stax USA's price, or the used market price?
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    The Stax Thread III

    Question - why are these things so cheap (relatively speaking) if they rival headphones twice or more their price?  Is it just the age and durability issue?
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