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    The Stax Thread III

    Stax is working on a new Omega which is going to be something like Omega I: big drivers, mesh stators etc. Edifier CEO who owns the Stax company said that in an interview 2-3 years ago.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    what is your budget
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    Comment by 'Tugbars' on listing 'Sony MDR-EX1000 - Like New'

    Is it still available?
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    most hi-fi speakers have bad directivity index/power response. With such hi-fi speakers what the listeners hear is mostly room reflections rather than speakers itself, resulting a really bad imaging performance. Room treatment is necessary but it's not the ultimate solution, room correction...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Driving SR007 off a 30$ class D amp doesn't sound like the best idea to me honestly but if you like what you hear, that's great. Not only the amp but the transformer used inside the energizer makes difference in sound quality too.
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    The Stax Thread III

    It's close to impossible to find SRD7 mkII pro for 200$ nowadays and on top of that you need a 500$+ amplifier to power your headphones through a SRD7 box. Do not underestimate SR207's or old SR404/407's with SRM252S amp. Good budget combo. 404LE + SRM252S should sound fine too. SRM323(or later...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Comparing 007 to totl planars is a very lazy attempt to define 007's sound in my opinion. 007 sounds like an electrostatic headphone but Stax did design compromises in different areas with 007 than they did with 009 or lambda series.
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    The Stax Thread III

    ES1A and 009S are very similar to each other, both are incredibly resolving & transparent, both sound very open and have that "too fast too separated" kind of presentation. however ES1A offers better bass detail and better bass presentation(better impact, sustain, decay etc) and 009/S have...
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    The Stax Thread III

    The detail exists in the 007 but It's diffuse and difficult to pick out. Assuming both are driven well, 009(S) isn't more resolving than 007 by a huge margin(maybe 10% more if I have to give a number) but It's easier to pick out details with 009. 009 has this "too separated too fast" kind of...
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    The Stax Thread III

    One of the factors in bass performance is how the stators apply push pull forces to diaphragm. Less perforated area -> stronger push pull, largely perforated area -> weak push pull. For example, 009's stators look quite advanced in order to apply different forces of push pull in different areas...
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    The Stax Thread III

    507 is extremely shouty and harsh sounding headphone with small soundstage and headstage. 407 is similar, less shouty but technically less impressive too. L700 is interesting, good midrange texture, good detail and soundstage... I like it, Is it worth though? In that price range there's ES-1A...
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    Soekris Audiophile Line DACs 1541, 1421, 1321, 1101

    It's better to my ears than Holo Spring II which is 1800$+, so I didn't see a problem in paying that +25% markup. (makes 2541 cost 1756$ in total)
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    The Stax Thread III

    oh that I didn't know, because 507 drivers are slightly angled I thought they have their own pads.
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    The Stax Thread III

    By the way, It's not a good idea to buy whatever lambda pads you find, the driver-ear distance is very important in defining the tonality. I hope you'll like it though. 507 pads are quite shallow.
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